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

Postby fundamentallybroken » Wed May 23, 2012 5:30 pm

Just got my SA orientation schedule for next week, plus the invite to the welcome reception.

Shit is about to get real.

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

Postby Ludo! » Wed May 23, 2012 6:53 pm

I have the most awesome secretary. I was worried about what to do since I've never had a secretary before but she is great. She shows me how to do everything, how to get everywhere and tells me what everybody is like.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 7:43 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Anyone else surprised by the extent to which using paid research tools is frowned upon?


We were told that our firm has monthly billing for WL & Lexis, so not to worry about anything. Any charges that are recoverable get recovered, but for those that aren't, it's not a big deal. I was honestly surprised about how using paid research tools wasn't frowned upon, after all the build up at school and on TLS about "cost-effective research."


Yeah, we might be at the same firm, but I got the same thing here. We were essentially told, "Don't worry about the price. Don't be stupid, but don't let the thought of cost hinder you in doing your job."

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 8:01 pm

My secretary has been there like 25 years and has given me so much helpful info. She also gives me the nicest pep talks and that helped immensely in calming me down.

Got my first real assignment today toward the end of the day. Was going pretty slow since im still learning the computer programs and systems. Started speeding up, but wasn't able to finish before the assigning associate told me I should head home. Felt bad since that meant she had to finish the last portion herself and stay later. Praying that the part I completed was good/correct.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 9:52 pm

GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Alright, really ridiculous question:

A senior associate just sent me an email with a :wink: .... Is it ever ok to send back an email with a smiley face within the office?

Sorry for the stupid question lol

No.

Also, one of the partners at happy hour today was dropping f-bombs left and right. That's no license to do the same.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 11:19 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
GAIAtheCHEERLEADER wrote:Alright, really ridiculous question:

A senior associate just sent me an email with a :wink: .... Is it ever ok to send back an email with a smiley face within the office?

Sorry for the stupid question lol

No.

Also, one of the partners at happy hour today was dropping f-bombs left and right. That's no license to do the same.


Everyone including the SAs swear in my office. Because, why the fuck not?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 11:26 pm

partner smoking a cigg in the bathroom today.

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 11:33 pm

If a partner offers you a drink in his office -- do you take it?

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

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 23, 2012 11:39 pm

first week here, worked past 1 am, granted it was urgent. Awesome! But besides that, I love it.

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

Postby fatduck » Wed May 23, 2012 11:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:If a partner offers you a drink in his office -- do you take it?

report him to the authorities

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

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:02 am

Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?

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

Postby traehekat » Thu May 24, 2012 12:06 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent. Credit card. Parents. Maybe some ice cream if there is anything left over.

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

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:11 am

traehekat wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent. Credit card. Parents. Maybe some ice cream if there is anything left over.


How many paychecks until Models and Bottles?

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

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu May 24, 2012 12:24 am

I'm buying clothes, because I want clothes. The rest will be invested.

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

Postby fatduck » Thu May 24, 2012 12:26 am

Stanford4Me wrote:I'm buying clothes, because I want clothes. The rest will be invested.

stay the fuck away from my prospects

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

Postby traehekat » Thu May 24, 2012 12:26 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
traehekat wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent. Credit card. Parents. Maybe some ice cream if there is anything left over.


How many paychecks until Models and Bottles?


Meh, probably the second.

Stanford4Me wrote:I'm buying clothes, because I want clothes. The rest will be invested.


+1. I need to both update my wardrobe and learn how to invest monies, (aka, I need to learn how to be an adult).

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

Postby de5igual » Thu May 24, 2012 12:26 am

shopping spree at northpark!

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

Postby r6_philly » Thu May 24, 2012 12:27 am

Stanford4Me wrote:I'm buying clothes, because I want clothes. The rest will be invested.


I bought lots of work clothes. This week's check goes to bills. Next week's I might be able to do something fun.

I could always just go use my credit cards anyway, so I guess it really doesn't make any difference.

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

Postby Bronte » Thu May 24, 2012 1:08 am

Anonymous User wrote:If a partner offers you a drink in his office -- do you take it?


I sure would, but I'm almost certainly not good for advice on this issue.

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

Postby Ludo! » Thu May 24, 2012 7:35 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent, bills, clothes. Will probably splurge on a fancy dinner though

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

Postby 0L Hoping for 1 » Thu May 24, 2012 10:06 am

Ludovico Technique wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent, bills, clothes. Will probably splurge on a fancy dinner though


Fancy dinner, now that is what I am talking about. I am thinking of taking the wife somewhere to get champagne after first paycheck. All of this "rent, bills and invest" was making me feel bad about it.

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

Postby D-hops » Thu May 24, 2012 10:16 am

traehekat wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent. Credit card. Parents. Maybe some ice cream if there is anything left over.


This. I'm expecting to have to wait until the third paycheck to actually splurge on something.

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

Postby yngblkgifted » Thu May 24, 2012 10:21 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


More business causal clothes and a few incidentals. I'm really trying my best to live cheaply and not spend more just because I'm making more. Hopefully I can save a good amount this summer.

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

Postby smokyroom26 » Thu May 24, 2012 11:26 am

I really wish the yelling firm from a few pages ago had been outed.

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

Postby Stanford4Me » Thu May 24, 2012 11:28 am

0L Hoping for 1 wrote:
Ludovico Technique wrote:
0L Hoping for 1 wrote:Real question ... What are people buying with their first paycheck?


Rent, bills, clothes. Will probably splurge on a fancy dinner though


Fancy dinner, now that is what I am talking about. I am thinking of taking the wife somewhere to get champagne after first paycheck. All of this "rent, bills and invest" was making me feel bad about it.

If I wasn't so lazy I would've added that I'll be eating at a lot of places around the city as well.




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