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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 2:24 pm

In my satellite office of a V30 it's $60/person with no limit on the number of lunches or associate:summer ratio.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 2:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DPW is 2x per week at $75pp - must have 1:1 associate to summer ratio. Partner things don't count.


also, you can use the policy for dinners (which I don't think anyone realized until they started) since lunches are often provided at meetings and can be difficult to plan/coordinate among associates with constantly changing schedules

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Sat May 16, 2015 8:39 pm

Anonymous User wrote:DPW is 2x per week at $75pp - must have 1:1 associate to summer ratio. Partner things don't count.


NYC to 100 dollars per lunch

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Sat May 16, 2015 9:26 pm

who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 9:49 pm

Jones Day DC is $35 per person, only have two days a week where we can go out for lunch because things are scheduled the other three. Are DC firms just cheaper than NYC or is JD just cheap as fuck? How the hell do you even spend $75 on lunch, btw?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Sat May 16, 2015 9:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jones Day DC is $35 per person, only have two days a week where we can go out for lunch because things are scheduled the other three. Are DC firms just cheaper than NYC or is JD just cheap as fuck? How the hell do you even spend $75 on lunch, btw?

Jones Day is notoriously cheap. They also pay below market.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Sat May 16, 2015 9:58 pm

TheDogWhisperer wrote:who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

Yes

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby J9ofDiamonds » Sat May 16, 2015 10:06 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

Yes

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby anyriotgirl » Sat May 16, 2015 10:17 pm

not an SA but checking in for the all you can eat burgers

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 10:35 pm

PW is $65 (ish) per event, no limit. Lunches are preferred to be as close to 1-1 as possible, however at the impromptu bar things that got expensed (3 this week) it was usually a lot more summers than associates. They also let us expense transportation to or from the events.

There's also a really fancy weekly cocktail party with top shelf liquor and fancy food.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Sat May 16, 2015 10:52 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Jones Day DC is $35 per person, only have two days a week where we can go out for lunch because things are scheduled the other three. Are DC firms just cheaper than NYC or is JD just cheap as fuck? How the hell do you even spend $75 on lunch, btw?


Most lunches are reserved for michelin star restaurants; its what the associates use as a proxy for "fancy food." Once a chef hits michelin 1 the restaurant figures it can float a pre-fix menu that's almost inevitably $60+ for lunch and $90+ for dinner. Add in beverages, tax and you're easily up to $70 or 75 or whatever.

At some places, summers actually have to supplement their lunch budget to cover the pre-fixe (e.g. Per se or eleven madison park)

If you aren't in manhattan, more than $50 seems totally unnecessary

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Sat May 16, 2015 11:01 pm

Michellin stars are totally BS... someone with moderate knowledge of rest. and food knows that. there's a huge bias toward certain types of rest. especially french

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Sat May 16, 2015 11:02 pm

TheDogWhisperer wrote:Michellin stars are totally BS... someone with moderate knowledge of rest. and food knows that. there's a huge bias toward certain types of rest. especially french


Not saying its a good proxy for them to use

I also don't feel qualified to speak about high end cuisine lol

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Sat May 16, 2015 11:03 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:Michellin stars are totally BS... someone with moderate knowledge of rest. and food knows that. there's a huge bias toward certain types of rest. especially french


Not saying its a good proxy for them to use

I also don't feel qualified to speak about high end cuisine lol


yea yea wasn't saying you were implying that, just adding to the statement that associate use those stars as a proxy for good food

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 16, 2015 11:11 pm

is it too much to ask for a standing up desk? i realize none of the work i do will be important but i dont really want to sit all day and i have a bulging disc and its not really good for me...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby JohannDeMann » Sat May 16, 2015 11:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:is it too much to ask for a standing up desk? i realize none of the work i do will be important but i dont really want to sit all day and i have a bulging disc and its not really good for me...


some firms will accommodate this when you are an associate. i wouldnt ask if its not going to cause you a lot of pain.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby TheDogWhisperer » Sun May 17, 2015 12:26 am

J9ofDiamonds wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

Yes


Someone with initiative name bars in DC, NYC, Houston, Chicago for meeting up next weekend.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Thrive » Sun May 17, 2015 7:08 am

So I just noticed I forgot my bluebook and won't be getting it until about a week into the SA. Any issues that I might face accordingly?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby cookiejar1 » Sun May 17, 2015 7:19 am

Thrive wrote:So I just noticed I forgot my bluebook and won't be getting it until about a week into the SA. Any issues that I might face accordingly?


Wait, are you saying you don't have the BB memorized front to back yet?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Sun May 17, 2015 9:00 am

TheDogWhisperer wrote:
J9ofDiamonds wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

Yes


Someone with initiative name bars in DC, NYC, Houston, Chicago for meeting up next weekend.

I vote Friday after work instead of weekends b/ everyone's guaranteed to be in the area instead of other weekend plans.

For DC, I'd recommend something near the major law firm hub (Metro Center - Farragut North). Open to suggestions but will start looking if no one with actual initiative and city knowledge steps forward (disclaimer: lived in DC for 12 years but do not get out to bars much anymore, so my experience is limited),

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Sun May 17, 2015 10:05 am

So I just noticed I forgot my bluebook and won't be getting it until about a week into the SA. Any issues that I might face accordingly?


My firm just gave everybody a new BB.

Although, first week will probably be mostly training, you can always use another summer's, or if you REALLY need it, can use the online one.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:35 am

zacharus85 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:
J9ofDiamonds wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:who's up for a tls bar crawl in every major market?

Yes


Someone with initiative name bars in DC, NYC, Houston, Chicago for meeting up next weekend.

I vote Friday after work instead of weekends b/ everyone's guaranteed to be in the area instead of other weekend plans.

For DC, I'd recommend something near the major law firm hub (Metro Center - Farragut North). Open to suggestions but will start looking if no one with actual initiative and city knowledge steps forward (disclaimer: lived in DC for 12 years but do not get out to bars much anymore, so my experience is limited),

DC checking in. I vote Friday. Anywhere near metro.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby TTTooKewl » Sun May 17, 2015 12:13 pm

TheDogWhisperer wrote:Michellin stars are totally BS... someone with moderate knowledge of rest. and food knows that. there's a huge bias toward certain types of rest. especially french


Because french food is better

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Sun May 17, 2015 1:21 pm

TTTooKewl wrote:
TheDogWhisperer wrote:Michellin stars are totally BS... someone with moderate knowledge of rest. and food knows that. there's a huge bias toward certain types of rest. especially french


Because french food is better

Arguable




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