Lunch with partner...who pays?

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mcdeeremitch
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Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby mcdeeremitch » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:09 pm

I have a few lunches with partners at different firms where im doing my internship this summer...pretty informal alums of my schools who work at firms i would love to work for so I asked if they would have lunch with me

do i offer to pay since i invited them. Do they pay? or is it pretty standard just to pay for yourself?

RodneyRuxin
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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby RodneyRuxin » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:13 pm

Servers will hand the bill to who appears to be the more senior person at the table (the partner) and when the partner pays, you say "thank you."

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby rinkrat19 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:15 pm

I would offer to pay, since it was your invite, but it's a virtual guarantee that they will pay.

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Jsa725
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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:17 pm

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Lincoln » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:22 pm

Jsa725 wrote:TCR is to ask for the check and be prepared to pay, if the partner says he will take care of it, then you say "thank you" i.e. if the server tries to hand it to the partner, then you should make it clear that you intended on paying... otherwise its bad form.


The partners at my firm would laugh at anyone who did this. "Oh you silly plebe. Please don't even expose your sad little credit card to the elements—it's not platinum!"

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Jsa725 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:27 pm

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Borhas » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:55 pm

Platinum card inflation has destroyed whatever prestige there was in it to begin with

Thankfully, any man of quality can display his financial dominance through Singularity Black credit cards.

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby lolwat » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:58 pm

Jsa725 wrote:TCR is to ask for the check and be prepared to pay, if the partner says he will take care of it, then you say "thank you" i.e. if the server tries to hand it to the partner, then you should make it clear that you intended on paying... otherwise its bad form.


Yeah, this. And yeah, some partners will probably laugh inside. Or at you. They know they're making infinitely more than you are and that you're either a billion dollars in debt or about to be. But it's still good form to do as described above and I'm sure at least some of them will appreciate it in the sense that "Yeah, I know I was going to pay for your lunch anyway, but that was cool that you didn't come here looking like you expected a free lunch out of me."

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby mcdeeremitch » Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:09 pm

Hahahaha....thanks everybody ill be sure and offer to pay

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby LSlaw » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:48 pm

I always offer once. Then let them pay. If you "insist" they will take it as an insult. It makes them feel disrespected to have some poor college student pay for their own meal.

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby AVBucks4239 » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:38 pm

If you're a guy, all you really have to do is reach for your wallet when the check comes. The partner will tell you to calm the fuck down, he/she will pay for it, and then he/she will bill it to the firm. All will be well.

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Balthy » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:52 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:If you're a guy, all you really have to do is reach for your wallet when the check comes. The partner will tell you to calm the fuck down, he/she will pay for it, and then he/she will bill it to the firm. All will be well.


Ahh, the pump fake.

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clip ... -pump-fake

Just couldn't do it. It would make me feel too much like a girl.

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stillwater
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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby stillwater » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:02 pm

definitely you big spender

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:26 am

May have to put the strip club buffet on your own card

Can't have that goin up for firm reimbursement

mcdeeremitch
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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby mcdeeremitch » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Do i bring resume to lunch?

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby lolwat » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:11 pm

sure, just don't bring it out unless asked

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby laxbrah420 » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:14 pm

Just bring it up before the check comes in a sly way, like acknowledging how both of ya'll are getting treated by the firm

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby Danger Zone » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:22 pm

AVBucks4239 wrote:If you're a guy, all you really have to do is reach for your wallet when the check comes. The partner will tell you to calm the fuck down, he/she will pay for it, and then he/she will bill it to the firm. All will be well.

Yeah, that's what I've done. When they see you reaching into your back pocket, they're always like "LOL I got this."

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Re: Lunch with partner...who pays?

Postby stillwater » Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:25 pm

Danger Zone wrote:
AVBucks4239 wrote:If you're a guy, all you really have to do is reach for your wallet when the check comes. The partner will tell you to calm the fuck down, he/she will pay for it, and then he/she will bill it to the firm. All will be well.

Yeah, that's what I've done. When they see you reaching into your back pocket, they're always like "LOL I got this."


i employ the fake back pocket reach with regularity. always elicits the lulz.




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