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Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi everyone, I'm an incoming NYC Biglaw SA, and I very aware that most NYC firms (as well as Paul Hastings apparently) make you share an office for at least a year.

My question is that are office-mates always of the same sex, do firms just usually split offices along gender lines, or is there really just no preference/anything goes? Just curious! thanks!

Anon b/c I rather not have this attached to my username

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Capitol_Idea » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:03 pm

Why does this matter? Are you planning on taking your pants off in the office? Either way, it's still considered poor form.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:08 pm

I thought the 0Ls were getting pretty aspie but damn

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:10 pm

OP here, it was just a question :oops: :cry:

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:11 pm

And we're not in grade school anymore, there are dumb questions. Why does the sex of the person you share an office with matter to you?

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby indo » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:13 pm

zacharus85 wrote:Why does this matter? Are you planning on taking your pants off in the office? Either way, it's still considered poor form.



++++++ 10000's !!!!

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:21 pm

pretty sure its co-ed. sorry?

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby 2014 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:29 pm

Positive it can be coed

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby irie » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:36 pm

I had one same gender and another different gender, it's completely random at my firm

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:38 pm

They'll send you a form where you talk a little bit about yourself and what you're looking for in an officemate (dietary restrictions, favorite bands, sleeping preferences) so you could probably list your gender preference on that.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:41 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:They'll send you a form where you talk a little bit about yourself and what you're looking for in an officemate (dietary restrictions, favorite bands, sleeping preferences) so you could probably list your gender preference on that.

You probably shouldn't list your gender preference on a form like that... :roll:

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:43 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
dixiecupdrinking wrote:They'll send you a form where you talk a little bit about yourself and what you're looking for in an officemate (dietary restrictions, favorite bands, sleeping preferences) so you could probably list your gender preference on that.

You probably shouldn't list your gender preference on a form like that... :roll:

:roll: indeed friend

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby yomisterd » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:45 pm

dixiecupdrinking wrote:They'll send you a form where you talk a little bit about yourself and what you're looking for in an officemate (dietary restrictions, favorite bands, sleeping preferences) so you could probably list your gender preference on that.


but can you make bunk desks so there is more room for activities?

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby jbagelboy » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:47 pm

gender is a social construct.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby jingosaur » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:01 pm

jbagelboy wrote:gender is a social construct.


So are clothes. Which is why I never wear them. Which is why I need a same-sex officemate.

(No, I'm not actually the OP)

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:26 pm

Rarely, the co-ed office can be exquisitely awkward. My (much beloved) officemate was a woman, and once she got a call back from a doctor, asked the guy to hold, and said something to the effect of "this is my ob/gyn, I've been waiting a week for him to call back, and we're having this conversation now, so, sorry", and then they spoke about things that, generally, would not be shared with a man in the room. I would imagine that some of my friends would've been a bit squeamish about that one.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:26 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Rarely, the co-ed office can be exquisitely awkward. My (much beloved) officemate was a woman, and once she got a call back from a doctor, asked the guy to hold, and said something to the effect of "this is my ob/gyn, I've been waiting a week for him to call back, and we're having this conversation now, so, sorry", and then they spoke about things that, generally, would not be shared with a man in the room. I would imagine that some of my friends would've been a bit squeamish about that one.

Woe is you bro, woe is you.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:29 pm

my firm keeps it same sex.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby rahulg91 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:36 pm

Maybe OP is tryna get it in?

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:06 am

rahulg91 wrote:Maybe OP is tryna get it in?

Yeah, obviously people never get it in with members of the same sex.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby yomisterd » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:09 am

scottidsntknow wrote:
rahulg91 wrote:Maybe OP is tryna get it in?

Yeah, obviously people never get it in with members of the same sex.


:roll:

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby wiz » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:25 am

scottidsntknow wrote:
rahulg91 wrote:Maybe OP is tryna get it in?

Yeah, obviously people never get it in with members of the same sex.

Can you go play transninja justice warrior somewhere else?

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:31 am

wiz wrote:
scottidsntknow wrote:
rahulg91 wrote:Maybe OP is tryna get it in?

Yeah, obviously people never get it in with members of the same sex.

Can you go play transninja justice warrior somewhere else?

Scoobers is on break so I have to step up, thanks.

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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:42 am

There's a difference between the "transninja justice warrior" shit or whatever you want to call it, which is literally just "political correctness," and then forcing it down someone's throat when they're asking about a situation at work and never once tried to implicate gender preference. Please don't bring that drivel into the on-topics when someone is asking a very legitimate question.

Edit: this is directed at scottydoesntknow
Edit 2: OP, I'm a 1L but in callbacks with two different NYC offices I was told it's anything goes, pretty much. Like another poster mentioned, there are questionnaires but to my knowledge it doesn't include gender preference.
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Re: Sharing office as a NYC associate - always same gender?

Postby chuckbass » Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:55 am

Anonymous User wrote:There's a difference between the "transninja justice warrior" shit or whatever you want to call it, which is literally just "political correctness," and then forcing it down someone's throat when they're asking about a situation at work and never once tried to implicate gender preference. Please don't bring that drivel into the on-topics when someone is asking a very legitimate question.

Edit: this is directed at scottydoesntknow

Nice anon abuse bro




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