I wanted to know whether what I'm experiencing at the moment is common when making a lateral move.
Is it normal for partners / other associates at a firm to which you have moved laterally to hoard work / fail to integrate lateral associates / unfairly allocate work and prioritise people who trained there? Brief synopsis is that I moved to another firm at 3PQE. Having major issues with getting work because the team is so huge and whilst I made every effort to network on joining, a lot of partners seem to have dedicated associates and so don't bother to hand out work more broadly.
There seems to be a more general resistance to laterals / newcomers and people haven't been especially welcoming. I know that there are no issues with my performance / technical skill - it just seems a cultural issue which is too big for me to change which is really frustrating. I wondered if this is a normal experience when moving laterally and when is 'too soon' after joining to move on somewhere else. Most advice seems to be 'give it a year' but I don't see much changing.
I left the firm at which I trained and stayed on qualification because I couldn't stand working for a psychopathic bully anymore, but with the issues I'm facing at my new firm I'm starting to reconsider whether law is really for me and feeling very rubbish and despondent. New firm still feels very alien 8 months down the line.