For me, it's not that money is more important than a social life or family, but that biglaw offers a lot of exit opportunities. I do plan to have a family someday and working in a big firm isn't conducive to that goal. I want to put in a couple of years to pay my loans and make connections, then transition into another opportunity (pref. in house) that might not be open had I not been at a big firm.
This may sound odd to some of you because I'm female, but whatever.I am in a position where I am going to be in charge of supporting my family. My husband plans to stay at home with our future kids while I work. Because of this, money is very important to me. I would need to be able to support my family comfortably.That said, I would hope that I could find a job that made enough money to accomplish this, but still allowed me a little time with my family. I don't care about having time to go out or anything. I just want to have the option to be there for my kids' birthdays and such.
Quote from: Netopalis on February 24, 2009, 08:24:34 AMmany of us are planning on being perfectly content accepting a lower salary for better hours. what job is this exactly?
many of us are planning on being perfectly content accepting a lower salary for better hours.