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Corporate Lawyer

Stress

The inventor of the Blackberry may one day establish an award comparable to the Nobel Prize after hearing how miserable corporate lawyers have been made by his device. Much of the stress from being a corporate lawyer results from being on call 24 hours a day, even on vacations. It's no joke. Clients, partners, and other lawyers all demand attention in varying degrees, from low key Ron Swanson to prima donna. But they all have one thing in common: They want an answer now. "Our client's flight just cancelled so we're having the meeting at the airport Marriott now and we need you to brief them on liquidation damages and severability. Don't worry, I know you're in labor, but I figured we could take care of that and the severability presentation with interpretive dance. —Sent from Blackberry."

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