Nothing But the Ruth

Disregarding the Traditional Workweek

When did we decide that the "workweek" should be defined as Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.? (Okay, I know a good many lawyers work a lot more than that, but you know what I’m saying.) Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of time and what it means in terms of my work. When I was a solo practitioner, I was only in my office two or three days a week — the days I met with clients or when I wanted to be free of the distractions of home. It wasn’t uncommon for me to run the errands that most people save for the weekends or to work on community activities during the middle of the week. Since joining a firm, even though I am of counsel and have autonomy over my schedule, I feel obligated to be in the office Monday through Friday. Why is that? ... READ THE REST

August 18, 2015 0 1

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