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Jay2716
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Jay2716 » Tue May 12, 2015 6:39 pm

forza wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:You should still be wearing a tie at a biz casual firm though.


Maybe if you're summering at Applebee's.


Looking at this thread I'm assuming my firm is an exception, but I have never seen a man without a tie in my biz caz office.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Tue May 12, 2015 7:22 pm

I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Tue May 12, 2015 7:28 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.

You might want to give it more than a day before making this sort of assessment. On the other hand, you're drinking buddies with the global managing partner and a name partner, so maybe you should just demand now to be moved to the group of your choice.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby skers » Tue May 12, 2015 8:00 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.


Can you not switch practice groups?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Tue May 12, 2015 8:01 pm

rpupkin wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.

You might want to give it more than a day before making this sort of assessment. On the other hand, you're drinking buddies with the global managing partner and a name partner, so maybe you should just demand now to be moved to the group of your choice.


I'm never gonna live that stupid comment down, haha. I'm locked in for the summer, not long term.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Tue May 12, 2015 8:04 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.

You might want to give it more than a day before making this sort of assessment. On the other hand, you're drinking buddies with the global managing partner and a name partner, so maybe you should just demand now to be moved to the group of your choice.


I'm never gonna live that stupid comment down, haha. I'm locked in for the summer, not long term.

We're just having some fun. To be honest, I think I would have been a little starstruck myself if, during my first day as a summer, I ended up talking with two of the leaders of my large law firm. But DF is right: this kind of thing isn't unusual. Even at a large firm, you'll likely have more chances to embarrass yourself in front of a named or managing partner. :)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Tue May 12, 2015 8:10 pm

Really excited to start on Monday. Kind of weird being back at the bottom of the professional totem pole tho.

Eh, as a discovery vendor I guess I wasn't even a real person to the associates. Even contract attorneys got snotty sometimes.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Cobretti » Tue May 12, 2015 8:16 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I think the one thing I've been a little dissapointed with pretty quick is the group I'm in. I was a borderline candidate and got sorta lucky, so it wasn't like I had a chocie. But, I can tell that the work maybe isn't for me (the people are great though). At least I know that early, and can plan ahead.

You might want to give it more than a day before making this sort of assessment. On the other hand, you're drinking buddies with the global managing partner and a name partner, so maybe you should just demand now to be moved to the group of your choice.


I'm never gonna live that stupid comment down, haha. I'm locked in for the summer, not long term.

It really wasn't even a stupid comment, Johann is just a douche.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Tue May 12, 2015 8:27 pm

My firm sent out an email telling us to prepare some "interesting facts" about ourselves to share with out colleagues.

TLS, what are your go-to interesting facts about yourselves?

(This is to stimulate discussion, not insinuate that I am anxious or serious about this).

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby sublime » Tue May 12, 2015 8:31 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Tue May 12, 2015 8:33 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm sent out an email telling us to prepare some "interesting facts" about ourselves to share with out colleagues.

TLS, what are your go-to interesting facts about yourselves?

(This is to stimulate discussion, not insinuate that I am anxious or serious about this).


Somewhere on the interwebs you can buy music I've written and someone who isn't a good recorded.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby bonerjamz » Tue May 12, 2015 8:34 pm

Should I be emailing the recruiter to ask details for what time/where to go/what to wear on the first day? I start Monday and haven't heard anything except who my summer mentor is and filled out some surveys about favorite kinds of food and activities.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anastasia Dee Dualla » Tue May 12, 2015 8:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:My firm sent out an email telling us to prepare some "interesting facts" about ourselves to share with out colleagues.

TLS, what are your go-to interesting facts about yourselves?

(This is to stimulate discussion, not insinuate that I am anxious or serious about this).


Please for all that is good, limit yourself to two comments. Don't be that dit who goes on and on.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Tue May 12, 2015 8:44 pm

sublime wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
jselson wrote:This thread has literally been 11 pages of people worrying about whether suits are okay for first day.

Please, just stop.

(doesn't get it)

Hey no, but seriously. We need someone to George Huey's Lennie.

YOUR MOVE SUBLIME



Lol Seriously though, suited up first day, lady says business casual. Cool.

Show up second day in business casual as the only motherfucker not wearing a suit.

So, if you were at my firm, I (and probably some others) would have a slightly better impression of you because you didn't wear a suit. You'll seem less young and less insecure. I mean, this shit doesn't really matter, but if it cuts in any direction, it's in your favor.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby skers » Tue May 12, 2015 9:05 pm

sublime wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
jselson wrote:This thread has literally been 11 pages of people worrying about whether suits are okay for first day.

Please, just stop.

(doesn't get it)

Hey no, but seriously. We need someone to George Huey's Lennie.

YOUR MOVE SUBLIME



Lol Seriously though, suited up first day, lady says business casual. Cool.

Show up second day in business casual as the only motherfucker not wearing a suit.

Fucking gunners.


Shit, I don't think there was even a day last year where I didn't have my sleeves already rolled up coming into the office. You just do you man.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby 2014 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:07 pm

bonerjamz wrote:Should I be emailing the recruiter to ask details for what time/where to go/what to wear on the first day? I start Monday and haven't heard anything except who my summer mentor is and filled out some surveys about favorite kinds of food and activities.

Give them till end of the day Thurs, email Fri morning if you haven't heard.

Re: Summers continuing to wear suits despite biz cas - this will happen all summer but rest assured no one who matters will judge you for dressing the code. Just mirror associates.

arklaw13
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby arklaw13 » Tue May 12, 2015 9:39 pm

BigZuck wrote:
LazyLASA wrote:
BigZuck wrote:
arklaw13 wrote:The coffee is good so far

This is the type of stuff I'm interested in. Ark- would you mind elaborating on this? I like strong, black coffee. KCups are non-starters. Please fully detail your coffee sitch.

TYIA


Obviously, this is the most important thing about an office.

There are definitely good K Cups, you just have to find them. If you like dark, bold coffee, true Van Houtte Eclipse Blend. That being said, there is definitely WAY better coffee out there.

TYFT


Not k-cup, but similar type of machine. Gets rid of the used coffee pack for you and the water doesn't require refilling. Also has settings for tea. Had a dark blend that was good, will update after I taste more varieties.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Calvin Murphy » Tue May 12, 2015 9:58 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:How do I assert dominance over my fellow summer classmates on my first day? Is it TCR to compare LSAT scores

Show your fellow summers pics of your hot girlfriend, who may or may not be a paid escort.

How much should I pay for my escort? All out balls out because $$$ummer? Also, should said escort be oriental ethnic or WASP?


TCR anywhere that pays market or just below market.

Ethnicity, however, is very firm-dependent.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:17 pm

so, according to :http://www.adp.com/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-tools/payroll-calculators/salary-paycheck-calculator.aspx
I can claim 39 allowances and still break even. Is this frowned upon?
Comes out as below

Your Pay Check Results

Bi-weekly Gross Pay: $6,154.00
Federal Withholding: $6.55
Social Security: $381.55
Medicare: $89.23
State: $335.26
Net Pay

$5,341.41

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby txdude45 » Tue May 12, 2015 11:26 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:so, according to :http://www.adp.com/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-tools/payroll-calculators/salary-paycheck-calculator.aspx
I can claim 39 allowances and still break even. Is this frowned upon?
Comes out as below

Your Pay Check Results

Bi-weekly Gross Pay: $6,154.00
Federal Withholding: $6.55
Social Security: $381.55
Medicare: $89.23
State: $335.26
Net Pay

$5,341.41


Last year, my firm told me anything above 10 triggers some extra review and requires some additional paperwork.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Cobretti » Wed May 13, 2015 10:58 am

Calvin Murphy wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:How do I assert dominance over my fellow summer classmates on my first day? Is it TCR to compare LSAT scores

Show your fellow summers pics of your hot girlfriend, who may or may not be a paid escort.

How much should I pay for my escort? All out balls out because $$$ummer? Also, should said escort be oriental ethnic or WASP?


TCR anywhere that pays market or just below market.

Ethnicity, however, is very firm-dependent.

I thought half asian, half white was TCR

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MarkinKansasCity » Wed May 13, 2015 11:06 am

PvblivsScipio wrote:I wore a tie with no jacket...when I was making $12/hr at some shitty BK firm a 15-year-old bagger at a grocery store.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby ClubberLang » Wed May 13, 2015 12:27 pm

Calvin Murphy wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
rpupkin wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:How do I assert dominance over my fellow summer classmates on my first day? Is it TCR to compare LSAT scores

Show your fellow summers pics of your hot girlfriend, who may or may not be a paid escort.

How much should I pay for my escort? All out balls out because $$$ummer? Also, should said escort be oriental ethnic or WASP?


TCR anywhere that pays market or just below market.

Ethnicity, however, is very firm-dependent.


What is market rate for a LEGITIMATE escort in NYC?




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