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OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:51 pm

I don't know if it's a common thing to do but the people I met with at the firm seemed pretty cool. I just need like 6k to get a pretty acceptable wardrobe for this year - that's only 2 weeks pay so it probably won't be that big of a deal.

Who should I speak to about this?

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby goodolgil » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:52 pm

Don't ask for it unless they offer it. I think a lot of firms do. I dunno about 6k tho, the maximum at my firm was 2k.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby 5ky » Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:55 pm

Who the hell needs 6k for a 10-week summer associate wardrobe?

Stop gambling/buying drugs.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby Detrox » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:01 am

2k is standard. 6k you're going to raise eyebrows but ask if you have actual reasons.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby ben4847 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:03 am

You're asking for it now? My firm gave an advance, but it was in the spring.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby Pricer » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:11 am

5ky wrote:Who the hell needs 6k for a 10-week summer associate wardrobe?

Stop gambling/buying drugs.


Agreed. Asking for $6k for clothes is going to do more eyebrow raising than showing up in suits from goodwill.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby blurbz » Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:59 am

Hahahahahaha, No.

5ky wrote:Who the hell needs 6k for a 10-week summer associate wardrobe?

Stop gambling/buying drugs.


TITCR.

My firm didn't give an advance or offer one. Just pick up some suits that don't look like shit. You're only there for a few weeks, you don't need to buy a ton of clothes and the clothes you do buy don't need to be the most expensive stuff around.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby EvilClinton » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:00 am

Anonymous User wrote:I don't know if it's a common thing to do but the people I met with at the firm seemed pretty cool. I just need like 6k to get a pretty acceptable wardrobe for this year - that's only 2 weeks pay so it probably won't be that big of a deal.

Who should I speak to about this?


Flame.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby avb87 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:02 am

This is such a ridiculous thing to even think to ask. Use a credit card if you're so desperate for clothing but I can't see why you'd need that much money for a couple of suits.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:04 am

EvilClinton wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I don't know if it's a common thing to do but the people I met with at the firm seemed pretty cool. I just need like 6k to get a pretty acceptable wardrobe for this year - that's only 2 weeks pay so it probably won't be that big of a deal.

Who should I speak to about this?


Flame.


In the offer letter for one of the firms I'm considering they said in spring they'd give me a 4k advance. I probably wouldn't have asked for it if it wasn't offered.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby bk1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:05 am

what is this I don't even

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby fatduck » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:07 am

depends on the firm. at a V10 you should be able to just have brooks brothers bill the firm directly. at less well-known firms they may ask for some kind of verification of employment.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:12 am

fatduck wrote:depends on the firm. at a V10 you should be able to just have brooks brothers bill the firm directly. at less well-known firms they may ask for some kind of verification of employment.


My TTT firm gave me 15% of jos A Bank.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby EvilClinton » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:15 am

unc0mm0n1 wrote:In the offer letter for one of the firms I'm considering they said in spring they'd give me a 4k advance. I probably wouldn't have asked for it if it wasn't offered.


Nice humble brag.

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Re: OK to ask firm for an advance on 2013 SA salary?

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:19 am

EvilClinton wrote:
unc0mm0n1 wrote:In the offer letter for one of the firms I'm considering they said in spring they'd give me a 4k advance. I probably wouldn't have asked for it if it wasn't offered.


Nice humble brag.


Thanks :lol:




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