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I love my job

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A statistical exercize: ask a young competition lawyer how he is doing. In 9 out of 10 cases, with a sound of desperation, he will tell you he is  horrendously busy, that his job is exhausting, and that life is tough and stressful.

By contrast, you will almost never hear someone say that he’s happy, that he loves his job, and that he is doing what he had always dreamt of.

I find this very sad.

As a kid, I remember hearing my dad saying how fantastic his job was. This was really instrumental in pushing me to study hard and, more recently, in deciding me to choose academia over private practice.

Over the past years, my students have often told me that they were discouraged from working as a competition lawyer because of the perception most young professionals did not look happy, but tired and busy.

So friends, readers, let’s just try to sound a little more happy (and if you are not, you should certainly do something else).

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Written by Nicolas Petit

13 May 2010 at 1:27 pm

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