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June 4, 2013

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Associate attorney is the unhappiest job in America, survey says – ABA Journal

by terresteinbeck RODEO REALTY

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. “In 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,” Golledge said. “People in this position rated the way they work and the rewards they receive lower than any other industry.” CareerBliss based its list on reviews completed…

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  1. 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!

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