Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

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sonyvaio18
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Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby sonyvaio18 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:16 am

Has anyone ever asked this? Is this a bad thing to ask?

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:02 pm

12 is almost more common than 10 in NYC, at least. (Lots of people do 11 or 12 weeks--most firms' summer programs are 12 weeks long if you start on the earliest start date, which isn't always possible depending on what school you go to.) Definitely can't hurt to ask.

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby Br3v » Sat Feb 14, 2015 2:03 pm

I mean, did the firm tell you "our summer program is 10 weeks"? If so, what makes you think they will have the need to keep you on for an additional 2 weeks when all the other SAs go home?

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby mr.hands » Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:18 am

Br3v wrote:I mean, did the firm tell you "our summer program is 10 weeks"? If so, what makes you think they will have the need to keep you on for an additional 2 weeks when all the other SAs go home?


Agreed. The firm is already spending a ton of money to wine and dine some law students for 2.5 months. They probably aren't going to throw another 6k at you. I guess it can't hurt to ask though

edit: spelling. dammit autocorrect
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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby KD35 » Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:38 am

mr.hands wrote:
Br3v wrote:I mean, did the firm tell you "our summer program is 10 weeks"? If so, what makes you think they will have the need to keep you on for an additional 2 weeks when all the other SAs go home?


Agreed. The firm is already spending a ton of money to wine and fine some law students.l for 2.5 months. They probably aren't going to throw another 6k you just for asking. I guess it can't hurt to ask though


Well unless it causes a no offer.

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby lawschoolftw » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:16 am

KD35 wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
Br3v wrote:I mean, did the firm tell you "our summer program is 10 weeks"? If so, what makes you think they will have the need to keep you on for an additional 2 weeks when all the other SAs go home?


Agreed. The firm is already spending a ton of money to wine and fine some law students.l for 2.5 months. They probably aren't going to throw another 6k you just for asking. I guess it can't hurt to ask though


Well unless it causes a no offer.

lol @ the idea that an SA expressing a willingness to work more would be no-offered for that reason.

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby 911 crisis actor » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:21 am

"work"

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby BVest » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:43 am

Don't put $6k in front of $160k. Just enjoy your two weeks off.

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 16, 2015 5:37 pm

When I was a summer associate (pre-Recession so things may have changed), I asked to extend my summer until classes started again. I was at a branch office of a V5. They said yes.

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Re: Requesting to work 12 instead of 10 weeks?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:19 pm

lawschoolftw wrote:
KD35 wrote:
mr.hands wrote:
Br3v wrote:I mean, did the firm tell you "our summer program is 10 weeks"? If so, what makes you think they will have the need to keep you on for an additional 2 weeks when all the other SAs go home?


Agreed. The firm is already spending a ton of money to wine and fine some law students.l for 2.5 months. They probably aren't going to throw another 6k you just for asking. I guess it can't hurt to ask though


Well unless it causes a no offer.

lol @ the idea that an SA expressing a willingness to work more would be no-offered for that reason.

it's a little weird and if op is a little weird by their nature they may get no offered for being weird. i mean theres nobody that wouldnt rather do this. its an extra 6k and 6 fancy lunches at the cost of doing a little research.




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