“I need to talk to you about your hours.”
“Really? I’m on track for 2100 billable hours this year. I, uh…”
“Well, okay, 2100 is the minimum, okay?”
“Okay . . . ?”
“Now, it's up to you whether or not you want to just do the bare minimum. Well, like Brian, for example, already has 2300 hours. And a terrific smile.”
“Okay. Okay, you want me to bill more?”
“People can get an LLC or a limited partnership drawn up anywhere, okay? They come to this firm for the dedication and the attitude. That's what the billable hours requirement is about. It's about fun.”
“Okay. So, more then?”
“Look, we want you to express yourself, okay? If you think the bare minimum is enough, then okay. But some people choose to bill more and we encourage that, okay? You do want to express yourself, don't you?”
“Oh, and, Mike?”
"This really needs to be the last time that you rape this particular movie script. Really. It's getting sad."
"Give me a break. It wasn't even my idea in the first place. Some lateral guy mentioned it to me. And it's Monday morning, for chrissake. "
"Alright, well, just don't let it happen again. That's all I ask."