Working Class

I’ve heard a lot of class warriors out and about, and I have heard all the envy about “rich, high-power lawyers.” Well, I work in a high powered law firm, with about 500 lawyers, and I have noticed something.

Associates tend to disappear for lunch. Partners either have a business lunch with a client, or they are eating at their desk. Most of the time, they eat at their desk.

Good law firms are almost universally meritocracies. I have never seen a lazy partner at the firm I work at. They may shirk some kinds of work, but they damn sure put in the hours. You can figure out who the associates who are going to make partner first are by walking around the office at about 12:20. They are the ones sitting at thier desk to eat.

Lawyers don’t take union breaks.

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