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Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:17 pm

So I know many firms reimburse relocation expenses for its SAs.
Do you guys plan on asking for the reimbursement?
I kind of feel bad doing it... (and also worried about leaving an impression that I charge everything to the firm or something).
Thought?

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Agent » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:46 pm

I recommend that you avoid asking as an SA.

Anonymous User wrote:So I know many firms reimburse relocation expenses for its SAs.
Do you guys plan on asking for the reimbursement?
I kind of feel bad doing it... (and also worried about leaving an impression that I charge everything to the firm or something).
Thought?

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:55 pm

My firm paid for my flight to its city, but that's it.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:59 pm

I have to. My firm is across the ocean..... I gotta ship my shit to there somehow.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby paratactical » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have to. My firm is across the ocean..... I gotta ship my shit to there somehow.

Why do you have to ship things for a summer? What do you need that can't fit in an extra suitcase?

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby bdubs » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm paid for my flight to its city, but that's it.


+1 - I think this is where it will end. When you are only living someplace for 10 weeks they expect you to get furnished housing which doesn't require relocating substantial amounts of personal possessions.

Lots of firms pay for relocation expenses when you actually move to start as a full time associate.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:07 pm

paratactical wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have to. My firm is across the ocean..... I gotta ship my shit to there somehow.

Why do you have to ship things for a summer? What do you need that can't fit in an extra suitcase?


sorry, i thought this is for full-time associates.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby KaNa1986 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:46 pm

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby bigredforlaw » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:38 pm

Apply for an airline credit card and get miles + free checked bag..

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:07 pm

As far as I know, most firms don't pay for moving expenses for SAs--just plane tickets at most. If your firm hasn't said anything, I wouldn't ask. It would look ridiculous. Your firm is already paying you $3k/week to be wined and dined all day; surely you can afford to move your furniture (or better yet, leave it behind and rent a furnished apartment).

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:34 pm

Why should a firm be responsible for shipping your shit? If you need that shit, it should be on you. Or rent a furnished apartment like many of us will be doing. If you actually ask your firm to pay for anything other than travel expenses (air plane or gas), I think you'll get a giant WTF look from them.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 5:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:As far as I know, most firms don't pay for moving expenses for SAs--just plane tickets at most. If your firm hasn't said anything, I wouldn't ask. It would look ridiculous. Your firm is already paying you $3k/week to be wined and dined all day; surely you can afford to move your furniture (or better yet, leave it behind and rent a furnished apartment).


Yep. Most firms that pay for relocation only do it for incoming attorneys. The firm I will be at has a generous relocation expense package + bar expense package that should have me set as long as I get an offer there after this summer.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:20 pm

My V15 firm will cover transportation costs to/from New York, but I think that means a plane ticket and not a UHaul truck.

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby TTRansfer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My V15 firm will cover transportation costs to/from New York, but I think that means a plane ticket and not a UHaul truck.


If a UHaul truck is actually cheaper, I see no reason to not ask for that. I doubt the firm would give a crap. Pay for it and then ask for reimbursement (like I will be doing when I am reimbursed for travel expenses to my firm this summer).

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Re: Relocation Expenses

Postby hookem14 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:33 pm

My SA firm pays up to $500 worth of moving costs (told us in an email).




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