Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

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Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:01 pm

hey all,

my cousin is getting married in july. i accepted a SA position in nyc. what are your thoughts about trying to get thursday and friday off?

thanks!

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Big Shrimpin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:32 pm

Anonymous User wrote:hey all,

my cousin is getting married in july. i accepted a SA position in nyc. what are your thoughts about trying to get thursday and friday off?

thanks!


nbd. Tell the recruiter now, though, so it doesn't come as a surprise when you have something due that Thursday or Friday.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:33 pm

Big Shrimpin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:hey all,

my cousin is getting married in july. i accepted a SA position in nyc. what are your thoughts about trying to get thursday and friday off?

thanks!


nbd. Tell the recruiter now, though, so it doesn't come as a surprise when you have something due that Thursday or Friday.

This. Also, work your ass off at all other times (i.e., don't also take the friday before off for a vacation, leave at 6pm every day the week of your cousin's wedding, etc.).

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:34 pm

I took thurs/fri/mon off to go interview 1L summer, but it wasn't a biglaw firm. Was never really as scared as I was going to ask for time off to go to an interview at a big firm in another market...Still gives me nightmares

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I took thurs/fri/mon off to go interview 1L summer, but it wasn't a biglaw firm. Was never really as scared as I was going to ask for time off to go to an interview at a big firm in another market...Still gives me nightmares

Apples and oranges. OP should have nothing to worry about.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:21 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I took thurs/fri/mon off to go interview 1L summer, but it wasn't a biglaw firm. Was never really as scared as I was going to ask for time off to go to an interview at a big firm in another market...Still gives me nightmares


Did a similar thing, but just Fri and Mon (1L SA, secondary market) and it was a huge production. They had to meet to discuss it before approving it, assigned official makeup times for me to come in (weekend, killself), etc., and it came up in my final eval. It did lead to a job for 2L so it was worth it, but just wanted to give you a heads up about my experience on that one. Hopefully if you let them know in advance and it's for a family thing you'll be okay.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I took thurs/fri/mon off to go interview 1L summer, but it wasn't a biglaw firm. Was never really as scared as I was going to ask for time off to go to an interview at a big firm in another market...Still gives me nightmares


Did a similar thing, but just Fri and Mon (1L SA, secondary market) and it was a huge production. They had to meet to discuss it before approving it, assigned official makeup times for me to come in (weekend, killself), etc., and it came up in my final eval. It did lead to a job for 2L so it was worth it, but just wanted to give you a heads up about my experience on that one. Hopefully if you let them know in advance and it's for a family thing you'll be okay.


lol what dicks. No one is relying on summers, especially 1Ls, for anything.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:51 pm

Do people not understand that life doesn't stop in the summer?

Weddings are important. Missing one day of SA work will not hurt anyone.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby patrickd139 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do people not understand that life doesn't stop in the summer?

Weddings are important. Missing one day of SA work will not hurt anyone.

This, but scaring future SAs with ridiculous anecdotes is much more fun to some people. :roll:

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby wiseowl » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Do people not understand that life doesn't stop in the summer?

Weddings are important. Missing one day of SA work will not hurt anyone.


Fully correct. There have been a weird number of threads though lately on "Will my firm mind if I do this, now or in the future?" We don't know. Ask them.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby Grizz » Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:19 pm

wiseowl wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Do people not understand that life doesn't stop in the summer?

Weddings are important. Missing one day of SA work will not hurt anyone.


Fully correct. There have been a weird number of threads though lately on "Will my firm mind if I do this, now or in the future?" We don't know. Ask them.

I can understanding not wanting to antagonize anyone by asking here first. Don't underestimate the ass burgers nature of many otherwise successful TLS poasters.

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Re: Taking a Couple Days Off During Summer

Postby What the f.supp? » Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:48 pm

I never had a reason to take a SA day off, but several of the others did for various reasons (illness, weddings, etc.) and it didn't seem like a big deal at all. They still got offered. Just take care of your shit with deadlines before leaving.




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