(how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

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(how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:07 pm

Current 2L received a fleece from the firm I will be an SA at. Should I send a thank you card/email? Do I even need to respond? If I do send an email/card, who should I send it to? Recruiting?

Thanks for the help.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby kaiser » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:08 pm

You don't respond to it

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby sunynp » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:11 pm

It never hurts to say thank you and wish people a happy holiday. I would always respond with a thank you for a gift just so they know you received it.

Send a two or three line thank you email to recruiting.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby lawfirmrecruiter » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:42 pm

sunynp wrote:It never hurts to say thank you and wish people a happy holiday. I would always respond with a thank you for a gift just so they know you received it.

Send a two or three line thank you email to recruiting.


Completely agree with this response.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:55 pm

lawfirmrecruiter wrote:
sunynp wrote:It never hurts to say thank you and wish people a happy holiday. I would always respond with a thank you for a gift just so they know you received it.

Send a two or three line thank you email to recruiting.


Completely agree with this response.


Moments when I realize I have bad manners: now.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Dec 19, 2011 6:56 pm

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lawfirmrecruiter wrote:
sunynp wrote:It never hurts to say thank you and wish people a happy holiday. I would always respond with a thank you for a gift just so they know you received it.

Send a two or three line thank you email to recruiting.


Completely agree with this response.


Moments when I realize I have bad manners: now.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby ben4847 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:01 pm

And legal recruiters across the country are wondering why all the thank you notes for the holiday gifts came within 1 hour.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby thesealocust » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:13 pm

Guys, when Mitt Romney says corporations are people too, you're not supposed to take him that seriously.

If you have a relationship with the recruiting department or it's clear it came from one individual, thanks may be in order. But if you're talking about your average Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm there isn't even an appropriate entity to thank. Somebody in recruiting send a list of names and addresses to a company that specializes in meaningless holiday gifts. They're doing it to look good to future recruits, not because they love you.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby shmoo597 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:29 am

Anything less then sending them a gift back is bad form. HTH.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Borhas » Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:01 pm

thesealocust wrote:Guys, when Mitt Romney says corporations are people too, you're not supposed to take him that seriously.

If you have a relationship with the recruiting department or it's clear it came from one individual, thanks may be in order. But if you're talking about your average Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm there isn't even an appropriate entity to thank. Somebody in recruiting send a list of names and addresses to a company that specializes in meaningless holiday gifts. They're doing it to look good to future recruits, not because they love you.



lol pretty awesome post

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby lawfirmrecruiter » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:19 pm

Maybe I am too Southern, but why do you ever question whether to say thank you when someone sends you a gift?? Even if it is from a "Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm" ...

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby delusional » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:20 pm

I think that you now have to buy a fleece jacket for the entire firm.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Borhas » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:38 pm

lawfirmrecruiter wrote:Maybe I am too Southern, but why do you ever question whether to say thank you when someone sends you a gift?? Even if it is from a "Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm" ...


because you aren't thanking a person

and even if it was, the "person's" motive isn't your welfare

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby ben4847 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:46 pm

Borhas wrote:
lawfirmrecruiter wrote:Maybe I am too Southern, but why do you ever question whether to say thank you when someone sends you a gift?? Even if it is from a "Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm" ...


because you aren't thanking a person

and even if it was, the "person's" motive isn't your welfare


I heard a firm no-offered someone for not sending a thank you. They said it showed he was irresponsible. Now he is doing doc review.

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Re: (how) should i respond to a holiday gift from SA law firm

Postby Borhas » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:17 pm

ben4847 wrote:
Borhas wrote:
lawfirmrecruiter wrote:Maybe I am too Southern, but why do you ever question whether to say thank you when someone sends you a gift?? Even if it is from a "Vault Ranked Corporate Megadeath Law Firm" ...


because you aren't thanking a person

and even if it was, the "person's" motive isn't your welfare


I heard a firm no-offered someone for not sending a thank you. They said it showed he was irresponsible. Now he is doing doc review.



good point

ITE, the only question that remains is whether you reciprocate with a gift of equal or greater value




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