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Let's Talk Offices

Postby zot1 » Fri May 01, 2015 11:20 am

Just curious, what are first-year attorneys' offices like? What do you all put in your office? Fun stories? Horror stories?

I've been in a cubicle for so long that I'm just ready to fantasize about this haha!

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby nahumya » Mon May 04, 2015 10:59 am

They're good. Stand up desk. Window. Sufficiently spacious.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby zot1 » Mon May 04, 2015 12:26 pm

nahumya wrote:They're good. Stand up desk. Window. Sufficiently spacious.


Haha! I figured, but what do people bring in to an office besides your college and law school diploma?

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby nahumya » Mon May 04, 2015 4:48 pm

Well.. books, plants, pictures, shoes (you can keep them in the office), a suit, mugs, phone chargers. I think many of these are applicable to the cubicle world as well. An office is also a bit isolating, but the window is really nice. We have a guy with a soccer ball in his office.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby DportIA » Mon May 04, 2015 5:04 pm

Chicago, AMLaw200/NLJ250: Standup desk, no window, two dressers, spacious.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby horriblegb » Mon May 04, 2015 6:41 pm

I love my office but the last guy left it so disgusting, it took me weeks to clean up. I found 4 computer bags in here too. The real challenge was trying to get rid of everything I didnt want. But now it is mine but directly across from where people leave snacks, maybe that is why it was so gross.

And my bottom drawer is now my gym drawer ha

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Frayed Knot » Tue May 05, 2015 10:28 am

horriblegb wrote:I love my office but the last guy left it so disgusting, it took me weeks to clean up.

How often do you change offices? It's hard for me to get excited in putting much effort in making myself at home if we're just going to play fruit basket turnover in 6 months.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 11:44 am

NYC, V30.

Windowless shared offices for your first two years. Windowless individual office for your third year. Finally a solo window by your fourth year, though there has been talk of splitting up the window offices too so that mids and seniors have to share.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby horriblegb » Tue May 05, 2015 12:09 pm

Frayed Knot wrote:
horriblegb wrote:I love my office but the last guy left it so disgusting, it took me weeks to clean up.

How often do you change offices? It's hard for me to get excited in putting much effort in making myself at home if we're just going to play fruit basket turnover in 6 months.



I have not seen anyone change offices since I arrived. I havent been here terribly long but it seems that you need a major major promotion in order to switch, they are all basically the same anyways

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Cogburn87 » Tue May 05, 2015 12:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:NYC, V30.

Windowless shared offices for your first two years. Windowless individual office for your third year. Finally a solo window by your fourth year, though there has been talk of splitting up the window offices too so that mids and seniors have to share.


lol

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue May 05, 2015 4:52 pm

Cogburn87 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:NYC, V30.

Windowless shared offices for your first two years. Windowless individual office for your third year. Finally a solo window by your fourth year, though there has been talk of splitting up the window offices too so that mids and seniors have to share.


lol

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 5:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:NYC, V30.

Windowless shared offices for your first two years. Windowless individual office for your third year. Finally a solo window by your fourth year, though there has been talk of splitting up the window offices too so that mids and seniors have to share.



Is this not standard?

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 5:07 pm

V20, Chicago.

Stand/Sit Desk, Window, Bookcase (use to store shoes), whiteboard, etc. We don't share.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby prezidentv8 » Tue May 05, 2015 5:15 pm

oops. read the thread title as "let's talk orifices." uhh....sup guys.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 05, 2015 5:52 pm

V5, LA. Relatively large office with a window, not shared.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby baal hadad » Tue May 05, 2015 6:24 pm

prezidentv8 wrote:oops. read the thread title as "let's talk orifices." uhh....sup guys.

The usual number of teeth, no cavities, could use a cleaning

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby prezidentv8 » Wed May 06, 2015 1:25 am

baal hadad wrote:
prezidentv8 wrote:oops. read the thread title as "let's talk orifices." uhh....sup guys.

The usual number of teeth, no cavities, could use a cleaning


just had my first cleaning in like 3 yrs. the law is a demanding mistress.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Wed May 06, 2015 1:32 am

Incoming First year. NYC V50. Office shared for first year. After that you get your own office. All offices in firm have windows.

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby zot1 » Wed May 06, 2015 1:36 am

So the trend seems to be: NYC --> shared. CA --> not shared. I guess not terrible if it changes after a few years for NYC...

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby LA Spring » Thu May 07, 2015 2:30 am

Great fortieth floor view, nice sized desk, very nice chair, credenza, two monitors, two guest chairs, and a small couch. I bought a nice painting, a small wall clock, hung diplomas and added few items for my desk. I was fortunate that the firm had just expanded and my office was newly constructed.
I must admit I never had heard on a standing desk so I googled a pix and now wonder why would anyone want one?

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Re: Let's Talk Offices

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 07, 2015 3:19 am

Because...and this is #biglawproblems...sometimes you have to work so many hours that sitting becomes painful. I've discovered that my threshold is 14-16 in-office hours for several days on end. My legs and butt actually start hurting from the sitting. So now I'm requesting a standing desk for my office.

Anyway, as a summer and an associate I've been in four different SF/SV offices total. All give both SAs and associates their own, relatively large offices with windows, plenty of bookshelves and drawers, and two monitors. SF tends to come with high-rise views and SV tends to come with views of parking lots, two-story buildings, and trees.




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