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post #271 of 387
I can't imagine why anyone in their right mind would want to be on call like that unless they were saving lives or delivering babies. Sure the dollars may stack up but you are relinquishing a large chunk of your life in the process. Sadness.
post #272 of 387
My father built a business from nothing and made it worth tens of millions of dollars and he never worked 100 hour weeks. Seems like a sucker's game to me.
post #273 of 387
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My father built a business from nothing and made it worth tens of millions of dollars and he never worked 100 hour weeks. Seems like a sucker's game to me.

So why did you bother with law school? Man, seems like you put in a lot of effort to inherit tens of millions of dollars!
post #274 of 387
Seriously, how much are you people getting paid to work 80 hour weeks? I just can't imagine it's worth it.
post #275 of 387
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

So why did you bother with law school? Man, seems like you put in a lot of effort to inherit tens of millions of dollars!

A few different reasons. First, it's a company worth a lot of money, not that much money in cash. He has a decent size nest egg, but he's more than 20 years older than my mom, who has never worked a day in her life. I do stand to inherit a portion of the company, but I really wanted to build my own career in the meantime. My brother is in line to be the CEO one day and I would rather not work for him.

If we ever sell the company I will probably get a nice chunk of change but there's no plan to do that in the forseeable future.
post #276 of 387
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but I really wanted to build my own career in the meantime. My brother is in line to be the CEO one day and I would rather not work for him.
If we ever sell the company I will probably get a nice chunk of change but there's no plan to do that in the forseeable future.

smart. what's the quote?

give your kids enough to do something but not enough to do nothing.
post #277 of 387
LOL, how does one work 50+ hours per week?

The more important question is: How does one BILL 50+ hours per week.
post #278 of 387
Time for some maffs. 7 days a week. 24 hours in a day. Break that up into 8 hour parts (8 for sleep, 16 awake). So let's say you have 16 hours awake per day. Multiply that by 7 days. You get 112 hours. Let's say you have a 1 hour commute round trip (most have at least 2 hr commutes). That is 7 hrs commuting. So 112 - 7 = 105. Or, for a 2 hr rt commute say, 112 - 14 = 98. Then you need time to shower, shave (the other "s") and dress. See where this is going?

Anyone putting that sort of time into work and are married, have children or any combo of the two are seriously neglecting some more important things and need to reevaluate their existence. Shame on you. You have fallen for the, I need to waste time and money on schooling and then waste even more time working so that I can be somebody with an important job because I'm going to be defined by my job in the circles I want to be part of, mentality. Seriously.
post #279 of 387
Last week I drove to Philly for court. I billed the client I was going to court for travel. On the way I used a handheld recorder to dictate letters to a half dozen clients I also billed. In Philly I billed another client for checking the docket of an unrelated matter. I made some phone calls on the way home (with a blue tooth, so not breaking the law) and billed those guys. I bill in 15 minute increments. I was down there for like 4 hours and billed at least 20.
post #280 of 387
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Last week I drove to Philly for court. I billed the client I was going to court for travel. On the way I used a handheld recorder to dictate letters to a half dozen clients I also billed. In Philly I billed another client for checking the docket of an unrelated matter. I made some phone calls on the way home (with a blue tooth, so not breaking the law) and billed those guys. I bill in 15 minute increments. I was down there for like 4 hours and billed at least 20.

You are still a loser according to the maffs. Sorry.
post #281 of 387
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Time for some maffs. 7 days a week. 24 hours in a day. Break that up into 8 hour parts (8 for sleep, 16 awake). So let's say you have 16 hours awake per day. Multiply that by 7 days. You get 112 hours. Let's say you have a 1 hour commute round trip (most have at least 2 hr commutes). That is 7 hrs commuting. So 112 - 7 = 105. Or, for a 2 hr rt commute say, 112 - 14 = 98. Then you need time to shower, shave (the other "s") and dress. See where this is going?
Anyone putting that sort of time into work and are married, have children or any combo of the two are seriously neglecting some more important things and need to reevaluate their existence. Shame on you. You have fallen for the, I need to waste time and money on schooling and then waste even more time working so that I can be somebody with an important job because I'm going to be defined by my job in the circles I want to be part of, mentality. Seriously.



"Nice guy? I don't give a shit. Good father? Fuck you! Go home and play with your kids. You wanna work here - close! You think this is abuse? You think this is abuse, you cocksucker? You can't take this, how can you take the abuse you get on a sit? You don't like it, leave."
post #282 of 387
So sad....
post #283 of 387
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

So sad....

I would not be so fast to judge. I've seen sad. You know what sad is? Being 60 years old, driving a 20 year old car not by choice, having plastic on your windows in the winter due to the drafts, and five credit cards all maxed to the limit and still have 25 years on your 30 year mortgage. There are a lot of definitions of "sad." If I had to inhabit one definition of "sad" or another I would take one of the definitions where poverty is not part of it.
post #284 of 387
If life were always going to be 90-100 hour work weeks, no I couldn't do it--no matter the income potential. But it does get better. It's worst at the junior levels: analyst, associate, etc. But once you get to VP, things are much more manageable.
post #285 of 387
do you guys get over time? I get time and a half about 4 hours/day
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