Most of us would happily cut our workday short to go on a cruise. So would most of the law school students who spent this summer working at law firms across the country. But, according to this year’s edition of The American Lawyer‘s annual Summer Associates Survey, some of these would-be lawyers have a different message for the hiring partners who brought them aboard. It’s time to de-emphasize the fun. As one respondent said, “I would ask that the Summer Associate Program be scheduled so that there is a bit more time for work.” A possible reason for the serious-minded pleas: the survey shows anxiety among summer associates at a four-year high. Who can have a good time with worry clouding their thoughts?