Figuring out when to leave work shouldn’t be a Herculean task.You either talk to your boss, or leave when you’ve completed all your work for the day.
But apparently that isn’t the case in BigLaw.
Rob Pollak, a former associate at an unnamed firm, created a pretty intricate flow chart showing the questions lawyers need to ask at the end of the day just to determine whether or not they can leave the office.
Photo: Rob Complains About Things
Charts like these, and the crazed life they represent, are why former attorneys like Kelly Newsome leave the industry to pursue totally non-related careers.
“I remember working on a deal, I was corporate attorney,” Newsome said in an interview with Bloomberg Law. “And I was working on a deal very tired, came home one night, and uh, it was really one morning, took a shower, washed my face, everything, put my make up back on, put my clothes back on, did my hair and laid down on the bed very still because I knew I that would be too tired to do it the next day. And at that point I thought ‘probably not normal.'”
Newsom ultimately opened a yoga studio.
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