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Emailed offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:36 am

Is an emailed offer letter which is also being sent in the mail, enough that I should cancel other offers?

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby quakeroats » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:44 am

Anonymous User wrote:Is an emailed offer letter which is also being sent in the mail, enough that I should cancel other offers?


All SA employment is at-will. They can revoke when or if they feel like it, with or without a reason.

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby Unitas » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:48 am

quakeroats wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Is an emailed offer letter which is also being sent in the mail, enough that I should cancel other offers?


All SA employment is at-will. They can revoke when or if they feel like it, with or without a reason.


When he means is an emailed offer is as good as a physical letter. Neither are 100% though. The reason most prefer to wait on an offer letter is to ensure they called the right applicant and double check the name. You seem to have satisfied this if it was written to you, at your e-mail address, and followed a phone call.

Why wouldn't you cancel the other offers?
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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:49 am

Is this a serious question? What do you think it is, a fake offer?

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby Nicholasnickynic » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:31 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Is this a serious question? What do you think it is, a fake offer?


Yes. I'm pretty sure its common knowledge that attorneys who bill out at 100s of dollars an hour spend lots of time e-mailing applicants fake offers. It's pretty common that 5 days after an e-mail offer, you will receive a physical letter telling you:

" JK! LOL! U SUX! OFFER WITHDRAWN! ROFLCOPTER ENGAGE!
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR"

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby Helmholtz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 12:34 pm

I never understood the caution with "make sure you have the physical offer in your hand!!!" I received multiple calls and e-mails from different people in the firm—a partner who interviewed me during the CB, an associate who interviewed me during the CB, an associate who interviewed me during the screener, and something from legal recruiting. I don't have a physical offer letter in my hand, but everything else was enough to make me confident in pulling out of other callbacks/offers.

Like others have said, it's employment-at-will. If they wanted to, they could send you a physical letter and a week/month/2-3 months later call you up, tell you that it's not going to work out, and let you know that you should look elsewhere for summer employment.

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby snailio » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:19 pm

This is just all too much of a coincidence, for my liking.

Personally I feel you cannot be too careful, I would out of an abundance of caution run this email thru my anti-phishing, mal ware, spam, virus and other associated security measures you have available, if possible you should call your service provider to see if they can validate the source of this suspicious email.

Then when the letter comes in the Mail, for the love of god …Don’t touch it!

Put on some rubber gloves, carefully remove the suspicious letter from the mailbox and seal it in a Zip Loc bag, the freezer bags are the strongest and least likely to suffer from contamination.

Take it to your nearest forensics laboratory and ask for a DNA, gene sequencing analysis, most partners and other associated members of law firms already have their DNA on file, also have them source the molecular properties of the paper, if that proves fruitless, try to secure the services of a handwriting expert to determine if the signature is legitimate.

ITE you cannot, I stress cannot be too careful.

Good luck,
Stay well my friend

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Re: Emailed offer letter

Postby snailio » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:47 pm

Oh yeah I almost forgot, try to remain calm.




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