Very small firm pay

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gwuorbust
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Re: Very small firm pay

Postby gwuorbust » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:31 pm

XxSpyKEx wrote:
swc65 wrote:yeah, but it's still just self interest. This manufactured loyalty requirement to some business that will get rid of you the second they don't expect for you to make them any money seems only to advantage the profit driven man- pass it bitch.


I understand were you’re coming from with this one, and I don’t disagree with you. However, in the professional world, when you come to an agreement about working with an employer, it is expected that you won’t continue to search for employment and rescind your acceptance if something better comes along. This is similar to how it is expected that the law firm that made you an offer won’t continue to interview other candidates and rescind the offer after you already accepted. (This whole system doesn’t work if both parties continue to their employment search after coming to an agreement). Additionally, all you both agree to is that you will work there in the summer, even if it only for a day. It doesn’t guarantee any kind of permanent offer or anything like that, and you just have to recognize that. Obviously, trying to do what you can to avoid a situation where you have accepted a crappier job prior to getting an interview and offer at a better job makes sense (such as, in this case, asking the small firm for an extension on its deadline to accept and asking the midlaw firm if they could give you a decision quicker the day after interview because you have an open offer). But it doesn’t always work out that way.


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Re: Very small firm pay

Postby Lawl Shcool » Sun Apr 03, 2011 1:36 pm

FWIW I got 15/hour at a 3 person firm in a secondary market during 1L summer.

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Re: Very small firm pay

Postby swc65 » Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:31 pm

gwuorbust wrote:
XxSpyKEx wrote:
swc65 wrote:yeah, but it's still just self interest. This manufactured loyalty requirement to some business that will get rid of you the second they don't expect for you to make them any money seems only to advantage the profit driven man- pass it bitch.


I understand were you’re coming from with this one, and I don’t disagree with you. However, in the professional world, when you come to an agreement about working with an employer, it is expected that you won’t continue to search for employment and rescind your acceptance if something better comes along. This is similar to how it is expected that the law firm that made you an offer won’t continue to interview other candidates and rescind the offer after you already accepted. (This whole system doesn’t work if both parties continue to their employment search after coming to an agreement). Additionally, all you both agree to is that you will work there in the summer, even if it only for a day. It doesn’t guarantee any kind of permanent offer or anything like that, and you just have to recognize that. Obviously, trying to do what you can to avoid a situation where you have accepted a crappier job prior to getting an interview and offer at a better job makes sense (such as, in this case, asking the small firm for an extension on its deadline to accept and asking the midlaw firm if they could give you a decision quicker the day after interview because you have an open offer). But it doesn’t always work out that way.


no


Nice argument. 8)

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Re: Very small firm pay

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:16 am

Small firm <10 attys, tiny Midwest town, made $13 / hr after 1L.




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