Associate attorney is the unhappiest job in America, survey says – ABA Journal
Long work days and billable-hour pressures are well-known in the legal world. Now a jobs website is taking notice in a new list of the top 10 unhappiest jobs in America. Associate attorney is No. 1, making it the unhappiest job, Forbes reports in a story noted by Above the Law. Legal assistant is No. 7 on the unhappiest jobs list, compiled by the jobs website CareerBliss. Heidi Golledge, chief executive of CareerBliss, told Forbes why associates are so unhappy. â€œIn many cases, law firms are conducted in a structured environment that is heavily centered on billable hours. It may take several years for an associate attorney to rise to the rank of partner,â€ Golledge said. â€œPeople in this position rated the way they work and the rewards they receive lower than any other industry.â€ CareerBliss based its list on reviews completedâ€¦
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Ah, but as a realtor for over 22 years, I am happy to report that this is the happiest I have ever been in my life!