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freaking out about CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:02 pm

How screwed am I if I accidentally and innocently let the word "shit" slip out one time at the casual-ish lunch with a 1st year associate and a senior associate? It was not in a rude sentence or context, nor was it said with an angry or irritable demeanor... we were joking around and it slipped. am I just completely fucked or what?

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby frankc » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:04 pm

You'll be fine.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:34 pm

Haha, don't worry. I went to breakfast with two (young) partners last week on a callback and one of them dropped the f bomb. I think someone dropped it in one of my screeners too IIRC.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby ilovesf » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:36 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:Haha, don't worry. I went to breakfast with two (young) partners last week on a callback and one of them dropped the f bomb. I think someone dropped it in one of my screeners too IIRC.

One partner in one of my interviews was telling a joke and he yelled out mother-fucker at the restaurant. It was pretty funny (to me at least).

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby jrf12886 » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:41 pm

I encountered a lot of cursing during my interviews, including the F-bomb. You should be fine.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby paulinaporizkova » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:50 pm

ilovesf wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:Haha, don't worry. I went to breakfast with two (young) partners last week on a callback and one of them dropped the f bomb. I think someone dropped it in one of my screeners too IIRC.

One partner in one of my interviews was telling a joke and he yelled out mother-fucker at the restaurant. It was pretty funny (to me at least).


Once you make partner at a big lawl firm something tells me you're not going to give nearly as many fucks.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:52 pm

My partner mentor this summer routinely told associates to "stop fucking shit up." He also told a few of his clients that they were being "fucking stupid and annoying." This isn't the 1700s. You're fine. I doubt the associates even gave it a second thought.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:51 am

You seemed to have forgot that law firms are still good ol boys clubs.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:01 am

You were among men in a relatively informal social situation. Thus, talking like a man in a relatively informal social setting won't be frowned upon.

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Re: freaking out about CB

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:23 am

I doubt he even realized it. I've had partners drop f-bombs at dinners/lunches and I may have even heard curse words at interviews. We're all adults here. As long as you weren't being immature (sounds like you weren't) I doubt anyone cares.




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