Offer Letter Language

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Renzo
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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Renzo » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If an offer letter doesn't state salary they either aren't paying market, or they aren't sure they can pay market, and then you can count on having below market bonuses if you decide to work there.


Flat out false. I summered at an NYC market paying, spring-bonus giving firm. Both my summer offer letter and my permanent offer had language that compensation was to be determined. That language means "we'll pay you whatever the 'market' rate is."

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby JR_99 » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My offer letter says it's not determined yet but that last year was $3,0XX per week.


$3,0XX? Really? I feel like $3,077 is pretty standard as it is $160,000/52

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:39 am

double post edit.
Last edited by Anonymous User on Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:01 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:39 am

Wait, do some firms send offers via snail mail without calling? Or, does the phone call come first, followed by the letter in the mail??

Unfortunately no offers for me yet, but fingers tightly crossed on 7!

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:06 am

Anonymous User wrote:Wait, do some firms send offers via snail mail without calling? Or, does the phone call come first, followed by the letter in the mail??

Unfortunately no offers for me yet, but fingers tightly crossed on 7!

I've got calls first and letters later.

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:16 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:my offer letter says that I must continue my academic achievement at or above the level I have maintained thus far.... that can't be really true, right?? I was under the impression that offers usually stand unless you really shit the bed.


lol enjoy Dewey

lol how did you know? is that the only firm that does this?? do they really???


my letter specifies that my academic achievement must be at a level "comparable" to that which i showed them


Also going to bump this. Does anyone have any insight into how often offers are revoked for 2L grades? Does Dewey routinely do this?

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Also going to bump this. Does anyone have any insight into how often offers are revoked for 2L grades? Does Dewey routinely do this?


bump

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:54 pm

Is Dewey honestly selective enough to pull an offer based on 2L grades? I don't mean that in a disparaging way but the impression I got from who they are hiring and how they are doing it (HUGE meat-market events of 30-40 people) is that they don't have a high offer to acceptance ratio and don't require tiptop grades to begin with.

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby kahechsof » Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:57 pm

JR_99 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:My offer letter says it's not determined yet but that last year was $3,0XX per week.


$3,0XX? Really? I feel like $3,077 is pretty standard as it is $160,000/52


Yes, but nobody actually works all 52 weeks of the year. These guys are scamming us!

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Re: Offer Letter Language

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:06 am

i received an offer via phone about two weeks ago but haven't received an offer letter yet

how long does it take to receive an offer letter?




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