i'm a boy. i don't know why everyone here thinks i'm a girl. i think it has something to do w/ my avatar--but even that is a boy!
and taterstol: how do you plan on acquiring a child?
wait, so why would someone be at work for 70 odd hours a week but only work 70% of the time? what are you doing for the rest of that 21 ish hours? why even bother to be at work for that?
oh i know you're a boy. i was speaking generally about women in law firms and how they might have unique challenges. (nice save, huh!)
There's all kinds of things you could be doing at work that you can't bill a client for. Only the time that you can bill a client counts. Checking your email, getting coffee, getting lunch, staying current on legal developments in your field, hiring committee, firm outings, etc--none of that is billed time. Also, everyone has some time where they sorta just stare at the screen and drool for half an hour or so. can't bill that either. Some people are just more diligent than others in constantly billing while they're at work.
here's an article that explains it in more detail. don't let it freak you out though. I think it's exaggerated.
EDIT: didn't even paste the article. sheesh.
EDIT #2: somebody beat me to this article! sheesh!