OutoftheWoods wrote:Hey, all I was saying was that Katten isn't Skadden - you're not gonna get wined and dined. Anon came off as super entitled.
also thought TLS was above strikeout shaming.
I don't think you meant any harm by your comment, and though it might not have been an unfair point, it was uncouth in the context of the no-offers, even if you were only talking about the SA experience and not the offer situation. It's true that Katten is probably more likely to be someone's only Biglaw offer than Skadden, but the notion that the no-offerees may not have had another choice isn't particular comforting. It's not really better to say "you were fucked from the start" than "you could've picked another firm that wouldn't have done this." Regardless, you don't know whether there were other options (there probably were). I think people are taking umbrage at even the implication that any negative treatment, including the no-offers, was to be expected/acceptable/deserved. And though TLS is (or at least should be) above strikeout shaming, one might've expected someone in your position to be a bit more sympathetic if you were referencing people who got no-offered. Again, I'm sure you didn't mean any of that; it just came off wrong.
Back to the topic at hand: Katten's bullshit move.