Anonymous User wrote: FlightoftheEarls wrote:
He/she clearly said they are comparing their hours to other summers on the same deal, not junior associates. Take a deep breath and reread before arguing like a nut.
I would offer you your own advice. Please reread my bolded above which directly preempts exactly what he tries to argue.
No it doesn't. You're talking about a junior associate doing different work. He/she is talking about a summer associate with the exact same assignment.
Edit: still sheisrisen. reread. You are right, but you make a typo calling summers juniors.
No. I'm giving context for why it is impossible for a junior associate like myself to possibly give identical work to two summer associates working on the "same" assignment. If it helps you to ignore the first part of my post and read the bolded only, please feel free to do so.
ETA: Look, I don't want to get into an argument with you about what the intent of my post was, so let me clarify it: even if you think you have been given an identical assignment as another SA, it is highly unlikely that this will be the case. Even when the assignment is "Review contracts 1-50 in the data room. Summer A can review 1-25, and Summer B can review 26-50." the amount of time required for each assignment can actually vary significantly.
It is highly unlikely that 75% of people staying until 7pm could leave at 5:30 but stayed (i) because they were so much less efficient than anonymous poster or (ii) merely to brag about working late (who brags about working until 7 pm anyways?). I would encourage you as a summer to spend less time thinking about whether others are as efficient as you and to spend more time making sure your work product is flawless.
ETA pt. 2: You're right - I accidentally threw "other junior" in there on accident instead of "other summer". My mistake, guys - sorry for the confusion.