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Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:48 pm

Stub year V5 associate. Billed 12 hours/day average this week. Partner wouldn't let me go home before trains shut down tonight because the client is outside NYC and still needs the work by Monday. Sleeping in my office. Taking Q's.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby bk1 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:49 pm

Partner wouldn't let you work from home or did the travel time make that impossible?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:51 pm

bk1 wrote:Partner wouldn't let you work from home or did the travel time make that impossible?


Need access to on-site resources.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby rad lulz » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:54 pm

Has Sandy fucked w your ability to order seamless web sustenance?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby 09042014 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:57 pm

No cabs in NYC?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Sup Kid » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Stub year V5 associate. Billed 12 hours/day average this week. Partner wouldn't let me go home before trains shut down tonight because the client is outside NYC and still needs the work by Monday. Sleeping in my office. Taking Q's.

A NYC biglaw firm not letting you take a car home when working late? My guess:

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:58 pm

Desert Fox wrote:No cabs in NYC?


I'm in the bridge and tunnel crowd. CT.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby dresden doll » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:02 pm

My boyfriend billed over 60 hours this week (and still counting) because a massive project is due Tuesday. At least he's now working from home. I feel for you.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:19 pm

What's your practice group?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby 09042014 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:38 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:No cabs in NYC?


I'm in the bridge and tunnel crowd. CT.


Hope you got showers bro. What are you sleeping on?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:08 am

Is the partner pulling the same hours or will he be comfortably at home through frankenstorm?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby thesealocust » Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:No cabs in NYC?


I'm in the bridge and tunnel crowd. CT.


Hope you got showers bro. What are you sleeping on?


Many (most? all?) major NYC firms have some combination of shower/sleeping rooms.

"perks" :|

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby 09042014 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:06 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:No cabs in NYC?


I'm in the bridge and tunnel crowd. CT.


Hope you got showers bro. What are you sleeping on?


Many (most? all?) major NYC firms have some combination of shower/sleeping rooms.

"perks" :|


Sadly I'd consider it a perk. My summer firm didn't and when I got myself into a procrastrophy I slept on the carpet.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby bcsum00 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:27 pm

how do you have power?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby thesealocust » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:51 pm

bcsum00 wrote:how do you have power?


S&C is probably floating out into the ocean as we speak, but the other V5 firms aren't in any serious danger of either flooding or power loss due to their location further north and inland on Manhattan.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:56 pm

S&C advises using your firm issued shoulder bag to carry any necessary swimming equipment. Of course, the partnership has been issued S&C speedos.

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby thesealocust » Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:39 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:S&C advises using your firm issued shoulder bag to carry any necessary swimming equipment. Of course, the partnership has been issued S&C speedos.


And any associates needing rescue can wave over-sized S&C beach towels from their windows!

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:12 pm

Rescue from the hurricane or rescue from S&C????

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby thesealocust » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:36 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:Rescue from the hurricane or rescue from S&C????


(insert joking about people voluntarily continuing to work at S&C endangering rescue workers: here)

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby johndhi » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Stub year V5 associate. Billed 12 hours/day average this week. Partner wouldn't let me go home before trains shut down tonight because the client is outside NYC and still needs the work by Monday. Sleeping in my office. Taking Q's.


hey dude. sending you love and best wishes through the internets.

what's a "stub year"?

do you think biglaw is on balance a good job?

was the partner a dick or trying to be nice about it?

does it seem like the clients generally have the lawyers by the balls like this, i.e. if something is fucked on our end we just have to figure it out, and excuses won't be tolerated? wasn't there a time when top reputed lawyers didn't have to deal with that kinda stuff?

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Re: Working through Sandy, taking Q's

Postby Old Gregg » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:33 pm

does it seem like the clients generally have the lawyers by the balls like this, i.e. if something is fucked on our end we just have to figure it out, and excuses won't be tolerated? wasn't there a time when top reputed lawyers didn't have to deal with that kinda stuff?


Fwiw, the clients on my deals have been fairly understanding (they themselves are enduring the onslaught, so they face similar issues). I've still had to work all day, but of course I am working from home. If I lose power, I'm 100% positive I'd be fine from that perspective.

Fwiw, all of the clients I'm working with and the firm also said I can book any hotel close by to the office and get reimbursed. I might regret not taking a room at the mandarin oriental if my power goes out :lol: .




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