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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:51 pm

Any tips for a V30 summer SA in a major market (NY/Chicago/DC) who now realizes she wants to go to a midsize or regional firm in her home market? Doing well at my firm, got an excellent midsummer review, and I like all the people, but I decided I don't want to be in this city or in biglaw. Is mass-mailing the best idea?

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

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:57 pm

IAFG wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
IAFG wrote:Where are these "summer program rankings" you keep alluding to?


The Vault and AM Law ones. Didn't you get links to fill out the surveys?

I dunno, maybe, I don't fill out surveys.


I don't generally. But if I like my firm, I am going to do everything I can to help promote/market it. Vault actually has good rankings when it comes to these things because they are based on voluntary surveys. So people who fill them out feel strongly about their experiences.

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

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:59 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
IAFG wrote:Where are these "summer program rankings" you keep alluding to?


The Vault and AM Law ones. Didn't you get links to fill out the surveys?


Maybe that's why my firm's summer program isn't ranked high (or whatever the fuck that even means) :lol:.
No one sent us a survey.


haha, you should ask recruiting. we get a one-use link to fill it out. It's pretty stupid for a firm to not participate considering how law students are obsessed with rankings.

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

Postby r6_philly » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Any tips for a V30 summer SA in a major market (NY/Chicago/DC) who now realizes she wants to go to a midsize or regional firm in her home market? Doing well at my firm, got an excellent midsummer review, and I like all the people, but I decided I don't want to be in this city or in biglaw. Is mass-mailing the best idea?


Mass mailing, 3L OCI, and ask your firm to transfer office after offer (if they have an office there).

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

Postby los blancos » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:27 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
los blancos wrote:
f0bolous wrote:no word on offers until August from my first half firm. the anticipation/anxiety is KILLING me. (almost, but not quite, like http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=164767)



You should be thankful; I probably won't know until October.


los blancos wrote:
lol your firm must suck


Payback is nice.



nah dude, my weekends off aren't a "gift"

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

Postby fatduck » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:23 pm

r6_philly wrote:
fatduck wrote:it's my bad, man. shitboomers like r6_philly got me on edge.


Dude how are you ever going to hold a job down?

same way i always have, i guess. making people laugh, generally not being an obnoxious, self-aggrandizing douchebag?

did you have some advice? shitboomer advice is always hilarious.

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

Postby Reprisal » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:55 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Question:

I've been told by several attorneys that you should never apologize when you're unavailable (like missing a call, or taking a while to return an email) and even if you've made a mistake. Instead, you should briefly explain why you were unavailable, or if you made a mistake to just say, "I'll fix it" and then go right ahead and do it. My assignment director even went out of his way to call me and tell me to that effect.

My natural disposition is rather apologetic so I find it a little bizarre. I'm sure some of you think the contrary, but in what circumstances? Genuinely just trying to gauge what is proper communicative etiquette in big law.


Saying you'll fix it is good, having a fix already is even better (like if you did research, thought it was off-target, but then realize that it's actually what your boss wants and you can immediately turn around and give it to them).

I don't think apologies are necessarily signs of weakness. If your boss is incredibly pissed off, saying "I apologize, I misunderstood your question, but I am already working on a solution," is probably a wise move. An apology can convey awareness and ownership of the situation.

Apologies become awkward when they turn into mini novellas full of excuses.

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

Postby Machine Spirit » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:37 pm

fatduck wrote:
r6_philly wrote:
fatduck wrote:it's my bad, man. shitboomers like r6_philly got me on edge.


Dude how are you ever going to hold a job down?

same way i always have, i guess. making people laugh, generally not being an obnoxious, self-aggrandizing douchebag?

did you have some advice? shitboomer advice is always hilarious.


I imagine it involves "bootstraps."

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:51 pm

Does anyone know the general timeline for knowing whether we get the offer or not? Is it firm specific or do they generally tell us before our last day?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does anyone know the general timeline for knowing whether we get the offer or not? Is it firm specific or do they generally tell us before our last day?


Ask your recruiters. Not a weird question. My firm does it in August after all the summers are donezo.

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

Postby IAFG » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:17 pm

Who the fuck outs someone with an anon post? That's some fucking cowardly shit.

Also, "biglaw" is not defined by office size. That's objectively retarded.

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

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:18 pm

Nothing like some good Penn drama on a hot summer night. You Quakers are always good for the lulz.

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

Postby Morgan12Oak » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:21 pm

Hey pussy grow someballs before you come out someone yet alone doing it fucking anonymously you aspie shit. I could care less what the fuck the other person said he'll never be as a big of a bitch as you are HTH.

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

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:22 pm

Mods should have deleted the outing info and then removed the anon.

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

Postby Morgan12Oak » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:23 pm

Yeah they should have left the fucking persons name. It's not fair to be able to out someone and not get outed yourself. How else is he gonna get his ass kicked

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

Postby IAFG » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:25 pm

f7 wrote:
IAFG wrote:Who the fuck outs someone with an anon post? That's some fucking cowardly shit.

Out the anon, mods.

Let's just assume Magnificent.

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

Postby 5ky » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:27 pm

What happened?

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

Postby IAFG » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:28 pm

5ky wrote:What happened?

Some fuckwad used anon feature to out someone else's firm & office.

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

Postby Corsair » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:33 pm

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

Postby wiseowl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:35 pm

LOL a guy with two posts in the last year. Awesome.

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

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:13 pm

Corsair wrote:For those who care: The banned poster was one "slax"


I know who that is, but I will refrain from outing the person because it is just not what we do around here.

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

Postby 20121109 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Corsair wrote:For those who care: The banned poster was one "slax"


I know who that is, but I will refrain from outing the person because it is just not what we do around here.


Okay, seriously.

Every time I see your son in your tar it just makes me smile :)

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

Postby r6_philly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:19 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Okay, seriously.

Every time I see your son in your tar it just makes me smile :)


I will put on a new one soon just for you :)

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

Postby 20121109 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:21 pm

r6_philly wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:
Okay, seriously.

Every time I see your son in your tar it just makes me smile :)


I will put on a new one soon just for you :)


<3

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

Postby Holly Golightly » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:41 pm

r6_philly wrote:
Corsair wrote:For those who care: The banned poster was one "slax"


I know who that is, but I will refrain from outing the person because it is just not what we do around here.

Boooo, do it




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