Large law firm associates have to be interchangeable. They need to fit into the machine, churn out the work product, bill the hours and get up the next morning to do it again. If they wear out, break, leave to work in another machine or just give up, they need to be replaceable. Sometimes the loss of individuality causes some to try too hard to distinguish themselves: "What do you mean? My yellow Porsche is awesome!" Humor columnist The Snark explains how associates can find a balance for that inner rebel.
How Large-Firm Associates Can Channel Their Inner Rebel
January 4, 2008