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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:06 pm

sorry for sounding dumb on this, but anyone know how long it would take for funds to be available from your first paycheck? Mine arrives Monday and I'm cutting it close on cc/savings until then.

First paycheck is actually a physical check and the rest are direct deposit. If I use BoA and the check is written on a BoA account, will it be quicker than if I use chase and it's written on a BoA account? What about cashing the check at the bank it's written on. Can I do that if I don't have an account there, granted it's a check for about 7k, but still.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Micdiddy » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:sorry for sounding dumb on this, but anyone know how long it would take for funds to be available from your first paycheck? Mine arrives Monday and I'm cutting it close on cc/savings until then.

First paycheck is actually a physical check and the rest are direct deposit. If I use BoA and the check is written on a BoA account, will it be quicker than if I use chase and it's written on a BoA account? What about cashing the check at the bank it's written on. Can I do that if I don't have an account there, granted it's a check for about 7k, but still.


I'm not a banker, but I don't see how any bank would refuse to let you cash their own checks (short of suspecting fraud).

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Robb » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:31 pm

Yea, I think Micdiddy's probably right. I would be more worried about carrying $7000 around...

I worked at a summer camp a few years ago, and each paycheck we would all rush to the bank before it closed to cash it (it was an overnight camp, so we only had a 24 hour window free each week, starting 11AM on Friday, and the bank closed at 12PM on Friday. This was the only bank for hundreds of miles, and 45 minutes away from the camp... but this parenthetical is completely irrelevant... but that's why it's a parenthetical...) Granted, each check was only like $600. But there were 100 of us rushing there at the same time, so this small town bank would dish out about $60k at once and didn't seem to have a problem with it.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
First paycheck is actually a physical check and the rest are direct deposit. If I use BoA and the check is written on a BoA account, will it be quicker than if I use chase and it's written on a BoA account?

I don't know much about banking, but when I went to deposit my first check into my new account Citi, the teller said, "Oh, it will take a few days to be available." Then she saw the check was written on a Citi account, and said "Nevermind, it's available now." So anecdotally, yeah, it should be quicker.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby bailey8078 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:54 am

Tell the teller to deposit it as cash if its written on the same bank. Tellers do this all the time

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby UpandDown97 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:02 pm

MCFC wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
First paycheck is actually a physical check and the rest are direct deposit. If I use BoA and the check is written on a BoA account, will it be quicker than if I use chase and it's written on a BoA account?

I don't know much about banking, but when I went to deposit my first check into my new account Citi, the teller said, "Oh, it will take a few days to be available." Then she saw the check was written on a Citi account, and said "Nevermind, it's available now." So anecdotally, yeah, it should be quicker.


More than anecdotal- that's how banking works. So, yes.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:44 pm

I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:56 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


I'm working practically all weekend. At least I get to administer a depo Tuesday.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:58 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


I'm working practically all weekend. At least I get to administer a depo Tuesday.


I signed up for models and bottles not civil procedure.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Micdiddy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:00 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
Micdiddy wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


I'm working practically all weekend. At least I get to administer a depo Tuesday.


I signed up for models and bottles not civil procedure.


Fair.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby UpandDown97 » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:02 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


So you were expecting a free weekend and got an assignment due Monday that you can do Sunday?

Jeez, sounds like undergrad with a professor dropping an essay/assignment on you or something.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:17 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


So you were expecting a free weekend and got an assignment due Monday that you can do Sunday?

Jeez, sounds like undergrad with a professor dropping an essay/assignment on you or something.


My complaints are in jest (though I don't like the group I'm in, but that's another issue).

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:41 pm

UpandDown97 wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I got biglaw'd yesterday. 5 hours of research, due monday at 9:00, assigned at 5:45. #gottagetout


So you were expecting a free weekend and got an assignment due Monday that you can do Sunday?

Jeez, sounds like undergrad with a professor dropping an essay/assignment on you or something.


Shouldn't be happening to summers

In school you study over weekends but you dont have to be anywhere during the week

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Sun Jun 14, 2015 5:58 am

Was there ever an update on how the escort plan went?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:17 am

MCFC wrote:Was there ever an update on how the escort plan went?

Pretty sure that was a joke (or so I hope).

On another note I really hope the amount of kool aid the firm throws at us is not proportional to the degree of work/insanity real practice at the firm will bring. They are doing social events all the time now and I kind of want to actually get some 'work' done.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:07 pm

zacharus85 wrote:I kind of want to actually get some 'work' done.

What in the hell?

Leave

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:19 pm

BigZuck wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:I kind of want to actually get some 'work' done.

What in the hell?

Leave

Seriously, though - the wining and dining with fellow Summers is great, but I also want to get exposure to actual associates and partners so I can figure out what I want to do and who I want to work with. Work assignments and shadowing on real deals/cases have been giving me that perspective best (although how good it is remains to be seen).

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:41 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:Got to meet some awesome partners and associates at a dinner event yesterday.

My favorite is the short Indian female partner (who does not look very intimidating at first glance) who told a senior partner he should 'maybe consider a man's drink' and is apparently someone you do not go toe to toe with on bourbon or scotch drinking. I already kind of wanted to work with her team, now I *need* to. I hear she was pretty ballsy with partners even when she was a young associate.


I'm almost 100% sure we work at the same place.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:11 pm

Capitol_Idea wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:I kind of want to actually get some 'work' done.

What in the hell?

Leave

Seriously, though - the wining and dining with fellow Summers is great, but I also want to get exposure to actual associates and partners so I can figure out what I want to do and who I want to work with. Work assignments and shadowing on real deals/cases have been giving me that perspective best (although how good it is remains to be seen).

Yeah, I also find that when you break out of the "official track" you were put on for an assignment (say, you are given something to do by a midlevel but the junior associate finds out you've been assigned on the matter and then pulls you aside to explain what their responsibilities are) then that can be some of the most illuminating times.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jun 14, 2015 9:30 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Capitol_Idea wrote:Got to meet some awesome partners and associates at a dinner event yesterday.

My favorite is the short Indian female partner (who does not look very intimidating at first glance) who told a senior partner he should 'maybe consider a man's drink' and is apparently someone you do not go toe to toe with on bourbon or scotch drinking. I already kind of wanted to work with her team, now I *need* to. I hear she was pretty ballsy with partners even when she was a young associate.


I'm almost 100% sure we work at the same place.


Yeah I think anyone who's had any experience with that office knows who this is, and she's awesome. Although I guess it's possible that every firm has someone like this and I'm just falsely making the description fit the person because I know where Zacharus is at.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:53 am

late for work. no offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby First Offense » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:59 am

Anonymous User wrote:late for work. no offer?

Anyone notice?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:22 am

^ 1 associate. didn't comment on anything though.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I'm almost 100% sure we work at the same place.


Yeah I think anyone who's had any experience with that office knows who this is, and she's awesome. Although I guess it's possible that every firm has someone like this and I'm just falsely making the description fit the person because I know where Zacharus is at.
From some previous anon posts I was pretty sure there was a fellow compatriot from my firm, now I know! PM me if you want to gossip off the public forum.

Guess I should be more discreet going forward - luckily I really love my firm and haven't had any negative experiences to date, lol.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:15 pm

feeling kind of dissatisfied with our summer program. I realize it's hard to find substantive assignments for summers so maybe this is just frustration with the system generally but all the associates/partners/staff here have a "eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow you will be a real associate" attitude. I think i'd be fine with this if i wasn't trying to choose between two different practice groups. Everyone says "just pick the group you think you'll enjoy" but it's difficult to gauge whether I like/dislike work if i'm not getting anything substantive/challenging. Don't really feel like I'm learning anything.




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