Okay, I have a very serious question. I just finished 8 weeks as a summer associate, and to be honest, I didn't enjoy it all that much. The events were stressful, and there was a lot of pressure to attend them (small summer class). I liked the work, and I liked the other members of my summer class. I felt like a lot of the attorneys were two-faced... for instance, I got positive feedback from someone on a project, and then I went to my midsummer review and that person had slammed me because I had asked for an hour extension. An HOUR. Another partner gave me a negative comment in my review because, when asked for an "update," I had sent an email instead of giving an oral report. WTF? How could I have known she wanted an oral report? Is it normal to get such nitpicky comments in reviews like this?
Do I just not like Biglaw practice, or is it the firm?