First let us understand certain basics. Getting into a law firm is also now a days not that easy. Apart from having passed LLB, one has to exhibit real talent, and spark to be in a law Firm. Law Firms are not meant for those 'Also passed LLB categories'.
Every lawyer worth his salt knows that lawyering is not a 9 to 5 job. It is a tough job. Each day and each case would present different scenarios and call for hard research to put up a strong fight - if it relates to litigation. Similarly deep research is necessary for rendering advisory services also.
It is for the self respecting lawyers to learn the ropes, rather than expecting the senior to teach. Senior is there to extract the work and not for teaching. At best he would only guide you. It is not a class room atmosphere.
What do you mean by respect. Respect will come to any one who has knowledge, who works hard and gains experience in the field. It is not just enough to say that I am a LLB qualified person but do not possess any thorough domain knowledge in the subject, and yet expect respect. The more one does original work, the more experience one gains and that in turn earns respect for him. In short only the work will speak and not bookish knowledge.
You say getting shouted by a judge - when will a judge shout at you - only when you have not done your home work correctly - right? Why should not one do the home work correctly - especially when the client pays you hefty amounts as fees?
Persons who say "Why do you want to be in a law firm - are you crazy?" But have such persons left the law firm yet? If not, why not?
As regards "Do you have someone in law firm? Things will be easier for you then.". All this means at the maximum is that the fellow already in the law firm would tip his friend that there is a vacancy, why don't you apply. That is it. Rest all is dependent upon the point 1 mentioned above.
Coming to the part of salary - it is not at all correct to say that it is as low as 10K-15K. There is a decent compensation in a law firm.
Ultimately, it is one's personal choice. If some one wants to take life easy, and be satisfied with routine works, and run a 9-5 office time and make moderate income yes one can go for that. But if others want to go through the grind in a Law Firm and emerge big, again it is their choice.
If any one decries the Law Firm work atmosphere, I would only say that at best it is the 'lament by the less worthy'.
HARD WORK NEVER GOES UNREWARDED.
Let the debate continue.