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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby doctoroflaw91 » Thu May 28, 2015 12:55 pm

Have absolutely nothing to do today despite talking to coordinators. Woo.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 28, 2015 6:02 pm

We have a groupme for all the summer associates at my firm. There are 100+ summer associates.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 28, 2015 6:12 pm

Yesterday I passed another summer while walking to the elevator banks at 5:03

He said to me: "You're leaving? So early?"

No offer?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Thu May 28, 2015 6:17 pm

BigZuck wrote:Yesterday I passed another summer while walking to the elevator banks at 5:03

He said to me: "You're leaving? So early?"

No offer?


For him, maybe.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Rahviveh » Thu May 28, 2015 6:56 pm

Have any SUPERSTAR SAs emerged at your firm yet?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby BigZuck » Thu May 28, 2015 7:10 pm

Rahviveh wrote:Have any SUPERSTAR SAs emerged at your firm yet?

If you can't spot the SUPERSTAR does that mean you're it?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby POTUSorSCOTUS » Thu May 28, 2015 7:15 pm

BigZuck wrote:Yesterday I passed another summer while walking to the elevator banks at 5:03

He said to me: "You're leaving? So early?"

No offer?


This person sounds like a bitch

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu May 28, 2015 8:39 pm

BigZuck wrote:Yesterday I passed another summer while walking to the elevator banks at 5:03

He said to me: "You're leaving? So early?"

No offer?


Out him to the other summers and get people to say the same thing to him no matter when this doucheknob leaves

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 pm

beepboopbeep wrote:
BigZuck wrote:Yesterday I passed another summer while walking to the elevator banks at 5:03

He said to me: "You're leaving? So early?"

No offer?


Out him to the other summers and get people to say the same thing to him no matter when this doucheknob leaves

In other words, be an even bigger douche and actually risk getting no offered.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Thu May 28, 2015 9:37 pm

My old job gave me a lot of substantive work, and my SA is turning out to be the bullshittiest of research. I know this is the game, but it's harder to put up with than I anticipated. :/

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby El Pollito » Thu May 28, 2015 9:41 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:My old job gave me a lot of substantive work, and my SA is turning out to be the bullshittiest of research. I know this is the game, but it's harder to put up with than I anticipated. :/

why is your highly paid make work hard to put up with?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 28, 2015 9:54 pm

El Pollito wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:My old job gave me a lot of substantive work, and my SA is turning out to be the bullshittiest of research. I know this is the game, but it's harder to put up with than I anticipated. :/

why is your highly paid make work hard to put up with?

You don't even understand. I'm expected to get like FIVE to SIX "billable" hours per day of make-up work with no deadlines and no consequences, and somehow find time for all of this in between the free lunches and unending happy hours and dinner events! How am I supposed to survive the brutal gauntlet that is being a summer associate?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Thu May 28, 2015 10:12 pm

I mean, I can do it to a very high quality with a smile on my face and a high degree of professionalism. But I see the writing on the wall...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 28, 2015 10:18 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:I mean, I can do it to a very high quality with a smile on my face and a high degree of professionalism. But I see the writing on the wall...

what writing is that?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Thu May 28, 2015 10:19 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I mean, I can do it to a very high quality with a smile on my face and a high degree of professionalism. But I see the writing on the wall...

what writing is that?


Biglaw is awful and I'm headed that way like a freight train. The job I actually want requires biglaw experience, obv isn't even a guarantee then.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby smaug » Thu May 28, 2015 10:22 pm

flawschoolkid wrote:
Jason Taverner wrote:
flawschoolkid wrote:I mean, I can do it to a very high quality with a smile on my face and a high degree of professionalism. But I see the writing on the wall...

what writing is that?


Biglaw is awful and I'm headed that way like a freight train. The job I actually want requires biglaw experience.

I mean I'm not going to agree or disagree re: biglaw being awful, but (1) are you surprised (2) do you think your 2-3 weeks as an SA really give you an insight into that and (3) if your complaint is primarily that you're given make-work, do you expect to be doing the exact same things when you start?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Thu May 28, 2015 10:24 pm

I'm a little drunk and not being super rational, but point taken.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu May 28, 2015 10:27 pm

I think the more charitable way to put flaw's point is that if he's having a hard time with the cakewalk version of associate-dom, the real thing is going to suck even worse

It was phrased poorly in the initial post but I don't think that's a super objectionable thing to say

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby FSK » Thu May 28, 2015 10:29 pm

Putting things poorly in casual conversation is sort of my thing

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 28, 2015 10:30 pm

In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby El Pollito » Thu May 28, 2015 10:32 pm

zacharus85 wrote:In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.

lit does suck. glad to be getting out.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby beepboopbeep » Thu May 28, 2015 10:35 pm

zacharus85 wrote:In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.


The social events have been dope so far and the lifestyle/perk stuff for sure has its appeal, but I have a really hard time seeing this being sustainable if my SO were here. Not bad to get home after 8 when it's just me, but different story when someone's waiting. And I imagine an even shittier story when it's work keeping you there rather than getting drunk and shooting the shit with co-SAs.

Also totally shitpoasting til 1k tonight, idgaf

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Thu May 28, 2015 10:36 pm

El Pollito wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.

lit does suck. glad to be getting out.
congrats on that BTW.

I'm trying to go corporate/regulatory but lit keeps calling to me.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Robb » Thu May 28, 2015 10:41 pm

zacharus85 wrote:In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.

voluntarily drowning in the kool-aid here because this is some mighty fine kool-aid

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Thu May 28, 2015 10:46 pm

El Pollito wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:In all honesty the kool-aid at my firm is mad tempting. I've worked with lit associates for years and watched them slowly break themselves and flee biglaw, but the food, social events, and easy 'work' to date are just... Nice. Easy not to think about actual practice lifestyle down the road.

lit does suck. glad to be getting out.

Whoa! Where are you going?




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