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Tree
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end of SA - gifts?

Postby Tree » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:54 pm

What is the proper etiquette for the end of summer associate jobs? Gifts for mentors? Gifts for legal assistant? Written notes? Typed letters?

Thanks!

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Cavalier » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:57 pm

Maybe a gift for your assistant if you developed a relationship with her. Other than that, no.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:05 pm

Tree wrote:What is the proper etiquette for the end of summer associate jobs? Gifts for mentors? Gifts for legal assistant? Written notes? Typed letters?

Thanks!


Nothing is probably the most appropriate thing. If someone was genuinely helpful send a thank you email or just stop by before you leave and say "thanks for everything." If the class isn't too large, I'd also suggest getting everyone together for a thank you card to the recruiting coordinator or person that organized group activities and assignments. Giving out gifts is never appropriate imo, and a thank you card to everyone you worked with is just totally unnecessary, unhelpful fluff.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:37 pm

If you were paired w/ a mentor, I think giving them a small gift would be a nice gesture, but definitely not necessary. Cards are always nice.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby dr123 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:39 pm

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby pehaigllleises » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:12 pm

One of our recruiters emailed us on our last day and chastised us for not giving the recruiting department some kind of small gift. Bad manners on her part aside, apparently gifts are expected at some places.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Aqualibrium » Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:22 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:One of our recruiters emailed us on our last day and chastised us for not giving the recruiting department some kind of small gift. Bad manners on her part aside, apparently gifts are expected at some places.


That is stupid. WTF is wrong with her? Recent divorce?

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Renzo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:37 pm

pehaigllleises wrote:One of our recruiters emailed us on our last day and chastised us for not giving the recruiting department some kind of small gift. Bad manners on her part aside, apparently gifts are expected at some places.


I'd be tempted to forward it to either the head of the department or an attorney in charge of recruiting, just so they are aware that the help is begging for gifts from the recruits. I'm not saying I'd send that email; but I'd be tempted.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby MrAnon » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:39 pm

The recruiter has zero input on your offer. tell her to go fly a kite.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Julio_El_Chavo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:05 pm

What is it with the gift giving? How about you act like an adult and write him or her a thank you email without the gift?

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:28 am

I took my assistant to lunch and bought her flowers as a thank you. I gave my paired mentor a thank you card. Nothing big, but just something sincere to show my appreciation.

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby jarofsoup » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:47 am

A thank you card never hurts

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Re: end of SA - gifts?

Postby thecilent » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:19 am

dr123 wrote:
Cavalier wrote:Maybe a gift for your assistant if you developed a relationship with her. Other than that, no.


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Lol I don't see the problem here..




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