Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

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Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby 270910 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:29 pm

on a callback and still have it be considered a 'reasonable' expense? (WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?)

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:36 pm

$180.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:37 pm

This has got to be a joke. $0 is TCR.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby 270910 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:38 pm

JPU wrote:This has got to be a joke. $0 is TCR.


There is nothing in this world more serious than mini bars.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby 20160810 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:41 pm

Vodka and gin can be replaced with water. Whiskey can be replaced with tea. Have fun.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby jayn3 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:42 pm

make sure you order up some foie gras from the front desk while you're at it

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:47 pm

I retract my previous statement. TCR is to call ahead of time and request all the pillows be replaced with tempur-pedic pillows.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby Kohinoor » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:48 pm

Reasonable meal expenses will be reimbursed?

*orders stripper in cake*

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:59 pm

SBL wrote:Vodka and gin can be replaced with water. Whiskey can be replaced with tea. Have fun.


Many modern minibars have at least some sort of charge based on opening the door at all. More advanced ones have motion/weight detectors on the places where the bottles were sitting.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby steve_nash » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:52 pm

$0 is always safe.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby jayn3 » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:54 pm

steve_nash wrote:$1000 is always safe.

ftfy

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby Thomas Jefferson » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:56 pm

steve_nash wrote:$0 is always safe.


So is abstinence. But I think OP was looking for something more along the lines of indulging himself while wrapping his tool.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby MrKappus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:59 pm

Related question (i.e., "spending firms' money for CB's"), but didn't want to start a new thread: if you schedule two CB's back-to-back days, do you just split the airfare between the two firms? Haven't had mine yet, so I don't know how this works.

Also, is there any notion this year re: the % of CB's that result in offers? % of screeners that result in CB's?

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:02 pm

MrKappus wrote:Related question (i.e., "spending firms' money for CB's"), but didn't want to start a new thread: if you schedule two CB's back-to-back days, do you just split the airfare between the two firms? Haven't had mine yet, so I don't know how this works.

Also, is there any notion this year re: the % of CB's that result in offers? % of screeners that result in CB's?


One of the CB firms needs to be the "host". Whoever you schedule with first will usually direct you to their travel agent to book the flight directly. Clear it with them first to split with another firm, but they will be happy to be paying less. On the NALP Reimbursement Form, which most firms will provide you or which you can find easily on the web, you designate which firm is the host.

Keep track of all receipts.

Regarding %s, I've been operating under the 30%/30% rule, but I don't think there's enough data yet to say for sure.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby MrKappus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:04 pm

Thanks for the answers.

P.S. What's the 30/30% rule?

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby ViIIager » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:05 pm

This makes me miss the good old days when Getting Drunk in First Class had good articles, like those about shnaps in the client's bathroom. Some of their ancient articles would help with this dilemma, no doubt.

That said, mini-bar? What are you, antisocial? Go downstairs, hit the real bar, and tell everyone about your crazy good LSAT score.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:06 pm

MrKappus wrote:Thanks for the answers.

P.S. What's the 30/30% rule?


30% of screeners lead to callbacks, 30% of callbacks lead to offers.

Both are conservative and were largely borne out last year. Until we hear otherwise, I think things are going roughly the same this year.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby MrKappus » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:10 pm

Wow, that's what I figured 30/30 meant, but I always thought you had a better shot (at least slightly) once you got the CB. Not as happy about the CB's as I was before. Oh well.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby romothesavior » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:11 pm

wiseowl wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Thanks for the answers.

P.S. What's the 30/30% rule?


30% of screeners lead to callbacks, 30% of callbacks lead to offers.

Both are conservative and were largely borne out last year. Until we hear otherwise, I think things are going roughly the same this year.


Correct this silly little 1L if he's wrong, but I was under the impression that at a lot of firms (certainly not all), a CB usually leads to an offer. I'm very surprised to hear someone say that your odds of getting an offer after a CB is the same as getting a CB after a screen.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby wiseowl » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:13 pm

romothesavior wrote:
wiseowl wrote:
MrKappus wrote:Thanks for the answers.

P.S. What's the 30/30% rule?


30% of screeners lead to callbacks, 30% of callbacks lead to offers.

Both are conservative and were largely borne out last year. Until we hear otherwise, I think things are going roughly the same this year.


Correct this silly little 1L if he's wrong, but I was under the impression that at a lot of firms (certainly not all), a CB usually leads to an offer. I'm very surprised to hear someone say that your odds of getting an offer after a CB is the same as getting a CB after a screen.



It's likely somewhere in-between. There's no way to know the firm calculus this year in spending CB $$$ vs. hiring needs. It's not as rosy as you say in "a CB usually leads to an offer", thats certain. It's also likely better this year than 30%. Won't know for sure til October.

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Re: Ethics Q: How much of the hotel mini bar can you consume

Postby PKSebben » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:14 pm

disco_barred wrote:on a callback and still have it be considered a 'reasonable' expense? (WHERE DO WE DRAW THE LINE?)


please stop. yellow card. feel free to make another thread about what reasonable expenses are.




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