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winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby somewhatwayward » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:46 pm

can anyone confirm this story that winston keeps a do-not-staff list to choke the hours of associates it wants to lay off? do all firms do this?

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby traehekat » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:48 pm

where did this story even come from?

edit: nvm, see it in the Chicago OCI thread. i have no knowledge either way.
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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby fatduck » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:49 pm

LOL

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby sunynp » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:26 pm

At any big law firm, they stop giving you work if they've decided it is getting time for you to leave. That is the first clue- when you stop getting any work and everyone else is busy. It wouldn't surprise me if the assigning partners had a list. I would be surprised that a senior associate had access to that information. If they did have access and didn't warn the people on the list, then that I'd think that is pretty shitty.

Also, of partners don't like your work they can ask that you not be staffed on their projects.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:59 pm

Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Agent » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:00 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Wow (if true)

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby bjsesq » Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:04 am

bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:07 am

I had heard hair raising tales about Winston long before this. I wonder if the people I heard from were unique, or if it's really always been a terrible place to work.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:09 am

Anonymous User wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Sounds like HB but that merger was 4 yrs ago

Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Dex » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:10 am

Anonymous User wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.


Ice Miller?

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby IAFG » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:15 am

Dex wrote:
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If he doesn't want to say, why would he respond to this? And why are you making it google-able?!

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby SchopenhauerFTW » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:13 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.
And this is why you always check your attachments before you click the send button.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:42 am

yea i'm sure "FIRE_THESE_IDIOTS.PDF" was in the same folder as "CB Interviewer List.xls"

very believable

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby IAFG » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:45 am

fatduck wrote:yea i'm sure "FIRE_THESE_IDIOTS.PDF" was in the same folder as "CB Interviewer List.xls"

very believable

How about, sending this list to the managing partner, Chris Johnson. Oops, sent to candidate Chris Jensen. (Assume shitboomer email user.)

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Agent » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:29 am

Curiosity bump.

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bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.

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Re: winston and strawn do-not-staff list

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:08 pm

Agent wrote:Curiosity bump.

Anonymous User wrote:
bjsesq wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Not exactly the same, but I accidentally received a list of attorneys who are getting laid off and when. I was in contact with the recruiter about setting up an interview and we talked back and forth, then out of no where I got this email. Obviously it wasn't meant for me. I don't want to out them though, because I haven't done the interview yet and still want it to go well and I imagine he realized his mistake.


Calling Flame.


Not a flame. I'll out them after the interview if I don't get a call-back. So maybe two weeks from now. Doubt anyone here will care because it's non-Chicago midwestern "big law." A hint: they have offices in three contiguous states and merged with another similar-sized midwestern firm within the last two years.


I'll give the initials. BGD. Please don't write the firm's name out in full.




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