I spent about six hours on the phone.
I got stuff to clients late because I couldn't work on anything because I kept having to be on phone calls.
I got an assignment at 4 p.m., an assignment at 5 p.m., and an assignment at 6:30 p.m. where the client signed off with, "I need your input by Monday. Have a great weekend!"
When I snuck out (with a bag full of weekend work) so I could get home in time to put the kids to bed, nearly all the other associates in my hallway were still there. Turns out that while I was on all those calls, everyone else was getting recruited for an "emergency" deal that is somehow supposed to go from zero to closing in under a week! So I was the lucky one. They're stuck there all night and all weekend.
In an email, a friend asked if there was anyone at the firm whose job I would want, both in terms of content and hours, and if so what it would take for me to get there. You know what? The answer is no. When I think about it in that context, it doesn't matter whether the problem is them or me.
Relevant: have you seen this yet? I think every single one of my biglaw friends has either emailed me this or linked to it on Facebook. This one is my favorite.
Also relevant: In case you can't tell, I am obviously in need of this.