“kim” writes in a comment:
Half Sigma, can you start a thread to discuss the deal that Skadden is offering all of its fifth and sixth years - take a year off from work, travel the world and enjoy yourself and get paid 70 or 80k to do so - and then come back in a year to your old job - I think this is an interesting subject
She must be referring to the NY Times article with the following quotable content:
Although [36-year-old Heather Eisenlord is] not yet sure exactly what she’ll be doing on her trip, she has some ideas. She would like to teach English to monks in Sri Lanka and possibly help bring solar power to remote parts of the Himalayas. She’ll probably hit 10 to 15 destinations around the world, most likely practicing not-for-profit law wherever she can be helpful.
The best part of all: Skadden is paying her about $80,000 to do it.
This disgusts me on so many levels.