Summary: Most attorneys don't understand the number one factor that will ensure their career survival. Find out what it is in this article.
"Come to work here now ... he, he, he … We will pay you a lot of money while you are young and have a lot to give. We will give you the benefit of association with a prestigious, well-thought of group of attorneys. We will push you as hard as we can. When we are done with you, we will ask you to leave …"
OBSERVATION: Work is not a right. It is a privilege. There was a point, of course, after World War II and for several decades thereafter when the American economy was expanding. There were more jobs than there were workers. At that point in time, attorneys and others had the upper hand and could all demand better pay and working conditions and expect their jobs to always be there. This time no longer exists and has not for some time. While law school professors and your parents may have grown up with these beliefs and expectations about access to work, that ship has long since sailed.
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