The Myth of the 80-Hour Work Week

We’ve all had those weeks – where trial prep, closings, discovery responses, and appellate deadlines collide and we find ourselves billing well beyond a normal 40-hr work week.   For many people though, that is not the norm.

This New York Times article about how many people “fake” an 80 hour work week is fascinating.

Why Some Men Fake an 80-Hour Work Week, and Why it Matters

What are your thoughts? Do you (or people you work with) fake the 80 hour week?


Baili is an associate with West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, PC, where she practices general civil litigation with a focus on family law and employment law. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Texas A&M University, and her J.D. from Baylor Law School. Baili currently serves as Vice President and District 2 Director for the Texas Young Lawyers Association. She is also Vice President of Administration of the Brazos Valley Young Lawyers Association, and a member of the Junior League of Bryan-College Station. Baili lives in College Station, Texas with her husband, Casey, their two children, and two dogs.

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