Anonymous User wrote:I don't think a very senior partner likes me. She probably misunderstood something I said and if she did then she probably thinks I was rude. No offer? 100% offer firm
I had a similar interaction with a partner and was kind of worried about it for like a day. Couple things though:
1. It's probably not as bad as you think. Like I said, I was kind of worried about it but today when I walked past that partner at the end of the day he slapped me on the back and said "See ya tomorrow" or something like that. I mean, maybe he's toying with me and can't wait to put in that review that totally sinks my offer but I doubt it. He probably didn't think anything of what I said and I probably blew it all up in my head. I think it's natural to overanalyze stuff given the position we are in.
2. If you like made a joke or something that didn't land well, keep in mind that you don't have to make jokes, especially in front of very senior partners. I'm not saying don't talk to anyone ever, but it's fine if all your interactions are super vanilla and you don't say a whole lot. You're at a 100% offer firm. You don't need to stick out. You're not going to get a better offer by knocking a senior partner's socks off with scintillating conversation or hilarious cutting edge jokes. Just do good work, small talk and be nice, go to the social events and have a couple drinks and go home. That's all you really need to do.
Keep in mind though that we are TLSers so everyone ITT is 90% of the way toward a no offer already. Gotta tread lightly.
Also just a know-nothing SA myself so YMMV. People with actual wisdom by all means correct me if I'm off base.