Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

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layla
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Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby layla » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:35 pm

Does anyone know whether most firms let you keep the BlackBerry or take it back at the end of the summer? I'm assuming the former is true, but I was debating getting a new phone, and I might hold off if it's the latter, since I know the firm I will be with this summer provides each SA with a BlackBerry.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby Sup Kid » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:48 pm

Most companies treat corporate phones as company property, and force you to return them when you upgrade or leave...I imagine firms are similar...

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BunkMoreland
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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby BunkMoreland » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:01 pm

you give it back lol.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby littlebit » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:08 pm

You give it back. Worse part, having two phones all summer that you keep on your person all the time - it's hard carrying all that money and two phones around but hey I'm all about the sacrifice!

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:10 pm

And even if you didn't, you should have no intentions of making ANY personal calls or texts on the the firm Berry while you are an SA. E-mail and blackberries, etc. are firm property and subject to random inspection, search, etc. No reason to have anything personal flowing through a firm device while you are being considered for a full-time job..

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby layla » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:08 am

Got it. Thanks all. I assumed this was the case, but I just wanted to make sure.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby Kohinoor » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:52 pm

Ran here and left disappointed. This is actually not a stupid question. I expected a successor to the thread choosing between firms based on which ones were offering their summers the Pearl.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby Voyager » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:06 pm

also don't lose it. will negatively impact your odds of an offer.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:30 pm

Voyager wrote:also don't lose it. will negatively impact your odds of an offer.



Depends on the firm. I summered last year at a firm where a SA left his BlackBerry in a cab after an event because he was completely trashed. Still got an offer.

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Re: Stupid Question Re:BlackBerry and Summer Associateship

Postby vanwinkle » Wed Jan 19, 2011 7:26 pm

BunkMoreland wrote:you give it back lol.




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