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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Fri May 29, 2015 1:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Let's say the partner is a hiring partner... and that the misunderstanding is not related to a joke.. do you still think it wont matter? this whole thing is not allowing me to enjoy the summer

Unless you're willing to share what you actually said, we're not going to be able to put your mind at ease. I mean, if you said something really inappropriate, then of course it could jeopardize your offer. But I'm guessing--and I can only guess--that what you said isn't as bad as you're imagining.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 2:34 pm

is this DC meetup happening

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby seizmaar » Fri May 29, 2015 2:37 pm

can one of you DC bros visit some open houses for me this weekend?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby beepboopbeep » Fri May 29, 2015 2:42 pm

seizmaar wrote:can one of you DC bros visit some open houses for me this weekend?


uhh maybe. where

Anonymous User wrote:is this DC meetup happening
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yes. tonight kinda sucks bc firm happy hour. sat?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 29, 2015 3:25 pm

Anonymous User wrote:is this DC meetup happening

Let's set it up a little further down the line so ppl can get on the same page and we can form a plan.

Tossing out Friday June 18th as suggested date

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri May 29, 2015 3:28 pm

zacharus85 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:is this DC meetup happening

Let's set it up a little further down the line so ppl can get on the same page and we can form a plan.

Tossing out Friday June 18th as suggested date

we're never gonna meet are we.

10 weeks later "Aug 32nd sound good?"

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 29, 2015 4:16 pm

What's the rush? I'd rather wait and get to meet more people than do a series of 2-3 ppl sadsack hangouts.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby lhanvt13 » Fri May 29, 2015 4:25 pm

zacharus85 wrote:What's the rush? I'd rather wait and get to meet more people than do a series of 2-3 ppl sadsack hangouts.

I'm just messing with you. Idc when it is.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Tiny Dancer » Fri May 29, 2015 4:41 pm

General thoughts on an approriate time to leave work on a Friday? I have no deadline due.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby gk101 » Fri May 29, 2015 4:45 pm

Tiny Dancer wrote:General thoughts on an approriate time to leave work on a Friday? I have no deadline due.

anytime after 4 would be fine at my firm if there is no event / unofficial happy hour planned

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Cicero76 » Fri May 29, 2015 6:45 pm

Today is Friday. I left at 6:15. I was the first to leave.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 29, 2015 6:50 pm

Cicero76 wrote:Today is Friday. I left at 6:15. I was the first to leave.

No offer. :P

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 7:01 pm

I'm the only summer in a satelite office, and I'm really working for one group only. I turned in a memo today that was well written to the partner, and he calls me in an hour later. The issue was a simple one. and I pretty exhaustively researched it in the one jurisdiction in which it mattered.

Him: How could you possibly be done?
Me: Explain what I found
Him: Actually start reading aloud random paragraphs from my memo to prove I'm wrong. Finish reading paragraph, see that I addressed issue
Him: Ask for comprehensive memo on entire subject of law.

He's too busy to actually read the shit he assigns me, so I've been going around in this circle for 3 weeks. I think he thinks I'm incompetent.

Fuck this shit
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby POTUSorSCOTUS » Fri May 29, 2015 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm the only summer in a satelite office, and I'm really working for one group only. I turned in a memo today that was well written to the partner, and she calls me in an hour later. The issue was a simple one. and I pretty exhaustively researched it in the one jurisdiction in which it mattered.

Him: How could you possibly be done?
Me: Explain what I found
Him: Actually start reading aloud random paragraphs from my memo to prove I'm wrong. Finish reading paragraph, see that I addressed issue
Him: Ask for comprehensive memo on entire subject of law.

He's too busy to actually read the shit he assigns me, so I've been going around in this circle for 3 weeks. I think he thinks I'm incompetent.

Fuck this shit


I experienced this during my 1L summer quite often. Just smile and roll w the punches... explaining to the partner that they are wrong probably is impossible

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 7:11 pm

I smiled, nodded, said I was probably wrong, and then stayed late to make up for the stupid.

but you know what, I'm just gonna start downloading sheppards reports for every fucking thing I submit.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 7:33 pm

Turned in some work product that was admittedly not so good today. I got attacked by a bunch of other assignments right when I had planned to sit down and crank it out, but couldn't push back the deadline because it was assigned a good bit ago. Ended up cranking it out undergrad paper style right up until the deadline, and what I turned in was meh quality. What should I do? I feel like I've done well on everything else, but then this happened today.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Fri May 29, 2015 7:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Turned in some work product that was admittedly not so good today. I got attacked by a bunch of other assignments right when I had planned to sit down and crank it out, but couldn't push back the deadline because it was assigned a good bit ago. Ended up cranking it out undergrad paper style right up until the deadline, and what I turned in was meh quality. What should I do? I feel like I've done well on everything else, but then this happened today.

It's a little late now, but here's what you do next time this happens: if you really don't have time to do an adequate job on something because of competing demands, call the person who assigned you the task and explain the situation. They'll probably tell you that you can turn it in later. If they instead tell you it's a hard deadline, explain the state of your research and say that you're not going to be able to produce a comprehensive memo--ask if there is something particularly important to focus on.

The key thing is to avoid turning in shitty work product. There are basically two ways to get no offered: (1) massive social awkwardness/inappropriateness, or (2) really bad writing. If your other assignments are of decent quality, you're probably fine, but don't let (2) happen again.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby rpupkin » Fri May 29, 2015 7:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm the only summer in a satelite office, and I'm really working for one group only. I turned in a memo today that was well written to the partner, and she calls me in an hour later. The issue was a simple one. and I pretty exhaustively researched it in the one jurisdiction in which it mattered.

Him: How could you possibly be done?
Me: Explain what I found
Him: Actually start reading aloud random paragraphs from my memo to prove I'm wrong. Finish reading paragraph, see that I addressed issue
Him: Ask for comprehensive memo on entire subject of law.

He's too busy to actually read the shit he assigns me, so I've been going around in this circle for 3 weeks. I think he thinks I'm incompetent.

Fuck this shit

Perhaps the partner is annoyed because of your confusion about his or her gender.

Seriously, if your story is accurate, the partner sounds horrible. Try to get out of that group.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Anonymous User » Fri May 29, 2015 7:57 pm

Trying to not out myself in re gender

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby pancakes3 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:39 pm

lhanvt13 wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:What's the rush? I'd rather wait and get to meet more people than do a series of 2-3 ppl sadsack hangouts.

I'm just messing with you. Idc when it is.


Thought the joke was that the 18th is a Thursday...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby jbagelboy » Fri May 29, 2015 8:55 pm

Cicero76 wrote:Today is Friday. I left at 6:15. I was the first to leave.


Ouch.

At 5:45 the partner in the office next to mine left and said goodnight and that I should go have a nice weekend. At 6:05 the associate down the hall came by and asked what I was still doing in the office, past 6 on a friday. So at 6:10 I left.

Other days it's been not before 6:30, unless theres an earlier event

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 29, 2015 8:59 pm

pancakes3 wrote:
lhanvt13 wrote:
zacharus85 wrote:What's the rush? I'd rather wait and get to meet more people than do a series of 2-3 ppl sadsack hangouts.

I'm just messing with you. Idc when it is.


Thought the joke was that the 18th is a Thursday...

Yeah I meant 19th. Looks like my brain checked out for the weekend well before the rest of me.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby PvblivsScipio » Fri May 29, 2015 9:04 pm

Wtf do you all do. I leave promptly at 5 unless there's an event.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby Capitol_Idea » Fri May 29, 2015 9:05 pm

Maybe it's just the number of cases I'm on, but I'm usually out 6ish, 7 on the outside and 5:30 if I really have nothing to do.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2015: Get on In

Postby MCFC » Fri May 29, 2015 9:27 pm

I probably average a 6:30 departure. On the early side compared to the other summers at the firm I think. But that's a silly metric.

On a different note, I think I got the withholding right for fed taxes. That NYC tax though.




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