Semi-Split Summer in NY?

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Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:41 pm

I accepted an offer (Firm A) to do a 10-week SA in NY. You're required to do the full 10 weeks at this firm.

However, there's a second firm (Firm B) I have an offer from that I'd be interested in spending some time at. Would it be a crazy idea to try to spend 4 weeks after the 10 week SA at Firm B?

If Firm A is looking to no-offer/cold-offer someone, would I be first on the list if I do this? Should I even tell Firm A about it? If you think I should ask Firm A first, is there a good way to do this?

I've got more questions, but what do you think?

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I accepted an offer (Firm A) to do a 10-week SA in NY. You're required to do the full 10 weeks at this firm.

However, there's a second firm (Firm B) I have an offer from that I'd be interested in spending some time at. Would it be a crazy idea to try to spend 4 weeks after the 10 week SA at Firm B?

If Firm A is looking to no-offer/cold-offer someone, would I be first on the list if I do this? Should I even tell Firm A about it? If you think I should ask Firm A first, is there a good way to do this?

I've got more questions, but what do you think?

Many(Most?) New York firms are not ok with you splitting with another NY firm, make sure you ask.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:09 pm

2014 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I accepted an offer (Firm A) to do a 10-week SA in NY. You're required to do the full 10 weeks at this firm.

However, there's a second firm (Firm B) I have an offer from that I'd be interested in spending some time at. Would it be a crazy idea to try to spend 4 weeks after the 10 week SA at Firm B?

If Firm A is looking to no-offer/cold-offer someone, would I be first on the list if I do this? Should I even tell Firm A about it? If you think I should ask Firm A first, is there a good way to do this?

I've got more questions, but what do you think?

Many(Most?) New York firms are not ok with you splitting with another NY firm, make sure you ask.

Would even asking make me look bad?

I mean, it's 10k on the table that I'd love to have, but I don't want to risk not getting an offer from Firm A.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:10 pm

And yes, Firm B is in NY as well.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby FSK » Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:53 pm

What would compel you to want to do this? You would have to be a very risky person to dramatically increase the likelihood of a no-offer for 4 additional weeks of SA pay.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:00 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:What would compel you to want to do this? You would have to be a very risky person to dramatically increase the likelihood of a no-offer for 4 additional weeks of SA pay.

It's not just the money. I really like Firm B, and would likely have chosen them if it weren't for reasons out of my control.

ITT I try to have my cake, etc.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby 20141023 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:28 pm

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby FSK » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:35 pm

Just do firm A for the summer. Maybe tell your second offer that you'd already committed but "would love to speak during 3lOci or something. I can't imagine the added risk is worth it.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:40 pm

OP here.

By way of explanation, Firm A was the far less risky choice overall and I accepted because I'm risk averse with that stuff, but Firm B (which is inherently riskier as far as no-offers go) was easily my favorite in terms of culture and work.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby AReasonableMan » Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:53 pm

Would s/he have to tell the firm? It sounds like it's after the summer is over. I'm not advocating breaking any rules, but how is this conceptually different than being a waiter during the school year? It seems to only have the benefit of a split summer (2 bites at the big apple) without the downside (only having 5 weeks for your coworkers to get to know you). It's also an additional pre-tax $12.4k.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby 2014 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:02 pm

Is the firm a historic 100%? None of the people who matter in the offer/no offer decision should even know about your split. Recruiting isn't going to hold some grudge for 10 months because you asked the question. I'd go for it, I think this thread is being overly risk averse though I do understand.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:14 pm

I did a similar split, though the 4-week firm wasn't in NY. My 10-week firm knew and had no issue; I received an offer without anyone mentioning my other firm.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 14, 2014 12:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:I did a similar split, though the 4-week firm wasn't in NY. My 10-week firm knew and had no issue; I received an offer without anyone mentioning my other firm.


Did the same. Had no issues.

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Re: Semi-Split Summer in NY?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:08 am

If it was outside NY, then you should be fine. If it's two NY firms, don't do it. 100% firms still cold offer.

If you really like Firm B, I second the posters in this thread promoting the 3L OCI approach. Keep in touch with them and maintain your interest.




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