I wish some law firms could come with a warning label; associate beware.
John worked at a firm with two partners who controlled every moment of his day. A six day in the office work week was enforced. On a daily basis he had to listen to demeaning comments made about his performance heard through the paper-thin office walls. On the outside the partners were respected, acknowledged as exemplary mentors, and admired. Inside the firm they were cruel, demanding, and controlling.
This is not an isolated incident. The worst offenders often take great pains to manage their professional reputations. They . . . [more]