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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Tue May 15, 2012 2:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 15, 2012 2:59 pm

4/5 wore a suit the first day 1/2 of the men. Felt a little weird but everyone is in bizcas today.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 15, 2012 4:41 pm

Did anyone bring a briefcase or a bag?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby joeshmo39 » Tue May 15, 2012 4:58 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies


That's pretty baller. I'm mildly jelly.

First day attire: I'm wearing a suit, but, but, but I'm wearing brown shoes with my navy suit, dress it down a little! Pretty genius huh?

Oh my god just give me an offer.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby blurbz » Tue May 15, 2012 4:59 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies



Ooo....that'd be nice. You're making me hopeful for my first day--though I think it's unlikely that we'll get anything as nice as that.

How was it packaged/delivered? Like was it a big deal or did they just put it out on your desk with a welcome note?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby traehekat » Tue May 15, 2012 5:35 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies


oh damn, that's pretty sweet. my friend has a kindle fire and he loves it.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby SFConfidential » Tue May 15, 2012 6:26 pm

How long before you guys started did you hear details about your programs? I'm a week out from starting and have only heard start date and filled out random forms. Curious what the program is going to be like!

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 20121109 » Tue May 15, 2012 6:42 pm

blurbz wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies



Ooo....that'd be nice. You're making me hopeful for my first day--though I think it's unlikely that we'll get anything as nice as that.

How was it packaged/delivered? Like was it a big deal or did they just put it out on your desk with a welcome note?


Yeah I was pretty surprised, too! :)

It was really informal. Right before the HR director took us to orientation, she stopped by her office, picked em up and just handed it to us like it was no big deal hahaha...the other SAs and I were like, really? hahaha.

Loving my office so far. But I get real assignments tomorrow. Let the anxiety commence.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby r6_philly » Tue May 15, 2012 7:12 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Yeah I was pretty surprised, too! :)

It was really informal. Right before the HR director took us to orientation, she stopped by her office, picked em up and just handed it to us like it was no big deal hahaha...the other SAs and I were like, really? hahaha.

Loving my office so far. But I get real assignments tomorrow. Let the anxiety commence.


I think having real work is much better than the anxiety of trying to figure out when it's proper to leave the office when they gave you no guideline and you have nothing else to do.

And you have awesome gifts.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby desertlaw » Tue May 15, 2012 7:14 pm

joeshmo39 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies


That's pretty baller. I'm mildly jelly.

First day attire: I'm wearing a suit, but, but, but I'm wearing brown shoes with my navy suit, dress it down a little! Pretty genius huh?

Oh my god just give me an offer.


That's not more casual, it's just more legit. And also, I taught it to you.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Stonewall » Tue May 15, 2012 7:37 pm

Forms sent in, already recieved my blackberry with staff/associate numbers pre-programmed (thanks?), I start Monday... Nervous.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby 09042014 » Tue May 15, 2012 7:44 pm

Stonewall wrote:Forms sent in, already recieved my blackberry with staff/associate numbers pre-programmed (thanks?), I start Monday... Nervous.


Really don't be nervous about day one. You don't do any work and just get a bunch of BS training. It's no big deal. Easiest first day of any job ive ever had.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby de5igual » Tue May 15, 2012 8:45 pm

I showed up without a suit. No biggie.

Got a shit ton of candy the first day with firm swag and an ultra-modern office with an awesome view of the city (clearly not NYC).

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby angrybird » Tue May 15, 2012 9:02 pm

week 2 lookin' good. my first line supervisor was out the first week so i'm working with him now. he's teaching me the exact same things i learned the first week, so i get to look like i'm picking shit up instantly.

so far everyone's awesome. got a patent allowed on my first assignment. hire me plz.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Brassica7 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:31 pm

This thread has made me more nervous. I start on May 29. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm still anxious. Please give me an offer so that I can enjoy 3L with the knowledge that law school was not a disastrous choice.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby swc65 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:31 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies



Umbrella and terrorist protection gear (flashlight, breathing mask, etc)

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 15, 2012 9:33 pm

swc65 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies



Umbrella and terrorist protection gear (flashlight, breathing mask, etc)


Can't tell if serious or not.....

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby swc65 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:34 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Stonewall wrote:Forms sent in, already recieved my blackberry with staff/associate numbers pre-programmed (thanks?), I start Monday... Nervous.


Really don't be nervous about day one. You don't do any work and just get a bunch of BS training. It's no big deal. Easiest first day of any job ive ever had.



The hardest part is staying awake during the 9 hours of "computer training."

We had a session on "how to 'compose' an email."

Of course, they have to cover all bases. But, there were times I thought "if we can't figure this out on our own, you should fire us."

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby keg411 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:36 pm

swc65 wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Stonewall wrote:Forms sent in, already recieved my blackberry with staff/associate numbers pre-programmed (thanks?), I start Monday... Nervous.


Really don't be nervous about day one. You don't do any work and just get a bunch of BS training. It's no big deal. Easiest first day of any job ive ever had.



The hardest part is staying awake during the 9 hours of "computer training."

We had a session on "how to 'compose' an email."

Of course, they have to cover all bases. But, there were times I thought "if we can't figure this out on our own, you should fire us."


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby swc65 » Tue May 15, 2012 9:37 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
swc65 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Any cool arrival gifts?


Kindle Fire and bag of firm goodies



Umbrella and terrorist protection gear (flashlight, breathing mask, etc)


Can't tell if serious or not.....



Completely serious. In NYC so it is a pretty big deal (fear of terrorism).

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby desertlaw » Tue May 15, 2012 9:56 pm

swc65 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
swc65 wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:

Umbrella and terrorist protection gear (flashlight, breathing mask, etc)


Can't tell if serious or not.....



Completely serious. In NYC so it is a pretty big deal (fear of terrorism).


I'd like to know what the 'etc' includes...

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 15, 2012 10:17 pm

What is an appropriate time to leave the office as a summer associate ?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Brassica7 » Tue May 15, 2012 10:23 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is an appropriate time to leave the office as a summer associate ?


Also, what is an appropriate time to arrive in the morning?

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby beachbum » Tue May 15, 2012 10:25 pm

Just wanna chime in and say that this is a seriously awesome thread, even for those of us who aren't doing SAs this summer. Thanks to all who have contributed.

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Re: ITT: Summer Associates Post About Their Anxiety (2012)

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 15, 2012 10:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:What is an appropriate time to leave the office as a summer associate ?


Probably okay to leave now. Getting pretty late.




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