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Summer associate overtime?!

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:40 pm

Hey guys I got a quick question: a friend of mine's sister works for or of the v50 firms in NYC. She tells me that her sister gets overtime pay as a summer associate on top of the base salary?! Does this sound possible? I thought summer associates simply work for prorate?

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Re: Summer associate overtime?!

Postby Wahoo1L » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:58 pm

That doesn't sound right. Summer associates make a prorated 1st year associates salary. I think there probably was some sort of miscommunication.

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Re: Summer associate overtime?!

Postby lawgod » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:00 pm

Maybe she said she works overtime. That makes sense.

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Re: Summer associate overtime?!

Postby truevines » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Hey guys I got a quick question: a friend of mine's sister works for or of the v50 firms in NYC. She tells me that her sister gets overtime pay as a summer associate on top of the base salary?! Does this sound possible? I thought summer associates simply work for prorate?


Probably not. I worked 10-12 hours every day at a BigLaw this summer, and I got no overtime.

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Re: Summer associate overtime?!

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:07 pm

Is your friend's sister perhaps a paralegal and not a summer associate?

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Re: Summer associate overtime?!

Postby Moxie » Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:18 pm

Wahoo1L wrote:That doesn't sound right. Summer associates make a prorated 1st year associates salary. I think there probably was some sort of miscommunication.


+1. They're not going to give you OT on top of a pro-rated (and ridiculously overpaid) salary.




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