For those of you in-house who came from BigLaw, how long did it take for you to recover from BigLaw burnout (assuming you had any) and get into the flow of your new position?

General Counsel Responses:

  • I’m "boredout" now.

Counsel Responses:

  • I took a month off in between starting in-house and leaving BigLaw. That helped a lot to recharge.
  • It took me about two months. I started traveling more since I’m fully remote now, and started reflecting on the differences between BigLaw and in-house (i.e., never working weekends, not checking email incessantly after hours, no insane deadlines and last minute projects).
  • I wish I had this problem.
  • Six months.

Attorney and Associate Responses:

  • I have in-house burnout.
  • There have been back-to-back major incidents since early December, and I’ve been working around the clock even over the holidays and I’m fried.
  • I had burnout, too. Not a joke. I feel you. I quit and went back to a firm.
  • It took me 2-3 months.
  • That was me at my old firm. I was so bored and there was not much going on, so I ended up leaving.

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