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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:31 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Was sitting in my office doing work late today and my partner calls to ask how I'm doing. I wanted to enthusiastically say "I'M GREAT!" but thought I'd be honest and say "I'm okay . . .” instead. However, I mixed the two up together and enthusiastically said, "I'm GAY!" before immediately hanging up in pure horror. Partner hasn't called back. This was 30 minutes ago. No offer?


OFFER

can't fire u for being gay, shrewd move.

This thread was headed downhill fast but this exchange was 180.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby lawhopeful10 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:32 pm

At smaller firm with 3 SAs. Two of us leave by 6:00 or 6:30 but other person stays until 7ish. Do I need to be staying late too and is it hurting my offer chances by leaving early?

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:38 pm

With the 7 o'clock guy, coordinate happy hour for 6 one day. He'll oblige. Buy the drinks, and raise the option of you 3 leaving together each day so there's no stay late competition. Power in unity.

Nothing else is a big deal except the sleeping. You could get f'd for that. It's also rude.
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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:41 pm

Anonymous User wrote:On the gay thing it's probably a joke and a good one, but they can fire someone for being a weirdo. Disclosing your sexual orientation on a work call when asked "how are you" is weird. If real, clear it up.

With the 7 o'clock guy, ask the person who leaves at 6 if the 3 of you could all coordinate happy hour for 6 one day. He'll oblige. Then after this you may be able to coordinate leavig times so you all leave together.

Nothing else is a big deal except the sleeping. You could get f'd for that. It's also rude.

There's no reason for this to be anon.

Also, lol@suggestion to "coordinate" leaving times. From the perspective of a law firm, "6:00 or 6:30" and "7ish" are the same thing. Who cares if one guy leaves half an hour after the other two guys? There's no issue there.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:44 pm

you're right, but hes obviously self conscious about it. it can also brew some stupid competition. it's not offer or no offer, but an easy way to fix the problem. with 3 people i'm sure there's a lot of imagined pressure not to leave first.
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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby El Pollito » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:44 pm

anon wannabe df sux

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby smaug » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:47 pm

El Pollito wrote:anon wannabe df sux


modz please

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby JohannDeMann » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:50 pm

Jason Taverner wrote:
El Pollito wrote:anon wannabe df sux


modz please


gotta be someone who has no biz posting in this thread. my guess is zacharus.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby smaug » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:50 pm

(Johann trying to cover his tracks)

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:56 pm

Left a three hour event after 30 minutes because I had to do journal stuff. I Irish exited. Heard later that the recruiter noticed and was asking where I had gone, and why I hadn't said goodbye to anyone.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:01 pm

I got crunched for time and turned in an assignment at its deadline when it wasn't really finished. Attorney hasn't reviewed it yet, but I earnestly asked for informal feedback when he gets around to it and mentioned that I got tripped up by a few things and had some questions for him. Hoping he'll just think I didn't understand something because I'm a summer, not that I managed my time really badly and turned in something only 85% done. Traditionally 100% firm, but has a small class and they don't seem to care about us. No offer?

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:05 pm

Discussed SBL threading with an associate.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:17 pm

Not my story but this is apparently true and confirmed by multiple people. It's too great not to tell so let's see if you can guess offer or no offer:

A partner was making small talk to this associate about having trouble getting a good night's rest and that he was tired during the day because he was so busy. The SA studied at a sleep clinic during undergrad/did neurology/psychology or some such. The associate suggested that he should take quick cat naps during the day as 15 minute naps were borne out by the research. The associate also said the naps were really helping them stay focused during the day-essentially implying to the partner that this person was taking naps at their desk while on the clock.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby rpupkin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:20 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Not my story but this is apparently true and confirmed by multiple people. It's too great not to tell so let's see if you can guess offer or no offer:

A partner was making small talk to this associate about having trouble getting a good night's rest and that he was tired during the day because he was so busy. The SA studied at a sleep clinic during undergrad/did neurology/psychology or some such. The associate suggested that he should take quick cat naps during the day as 15 minute naps were borne out by the research. The associate also said the naps were really helping them stay focused during the day-essentially implying to the partner that this person was taking naps at their desk while on the clock.

I don't see this as that weird. Also, unless the SA is billing for the nap time, it's not "on the clock" anymore than stepping outside for a cup of coffee is on the clock.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby First Offense » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:56 pm

Got to work this morning,move to sit at my desk...

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip

Pants caught on the corner of my desk at the pocket. Spent all day with a small tear on my pants. Offer?

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby PvblivsScipio » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:37 pm

First SA to leave, usually around 5 every day. Others are staying til 6-630.

Offer?

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby UnicornHunter » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:41 pm

First Offense wrote:Got to work this morning,move to sit at my desk...

riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip

Pants caught on the corner of my desk at the pocket. Spent all day with a small tear on my pants. Offer?


Had this happen at a job interview, but not a small rip, and not on the side. Got the job.

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 02, 2015 12:51 am

I'm so cripplingly nervous about getting no offered (even though there's not really any precedent for it at my firm) that I thinks it's just palpable. I have zero, maybe negative confidence. Today when asking for feedback on an assignment I broached the subject by asking if the attorney thought it was "total garbage or just regular garbage." Seriously. Couldn't stop myself. He laughed, but why the fuck would I say that. I figure I just have to be the unlucky one, and now I'm furiously self-fulfilling the prophecy. No offer? :|

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby Pleasye » Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:30 am

Anonymous User wrote:Was sitting in my office doing work late today and my partner calls to ask how I'm doing. I wanted to enthusiastically say "I'M GREAT!" but thought I'd be honest and say "I'm okay . . .” instead. However, I mixed the two up together and enthusiastically said, "I'm GAY!" before immediately hanging up in pure horror. Partner hasn't called back. This was 30 minutes ago. No offer?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: DF, Will I get an offer 2015

Postby hdunlop » Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:12 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm so cripplingly nervous about getting no offered (even though there's not really any precedent for it at my firm) that I thinks it's just palpable. I have zero, maybe negative confidence. Today when asking for feedback on an assignment I broached the subject by asking if the attorney thought it was "total garbage or just regular garbage." Seriously. Couldn't stop myself. He laughed, but why the fuck would I say that. I figure I just have to be the unlucky one, and now I'm furiously self-fulfilling the prophecy. No offer? :|

i have no idea about offers which is why i'm here to learn from df but i think you should try to pass it off like you're actually full of yourself and it's false modesty, like if you trip but then act like you were just breakdancing

call it beta plus
or alpha minus

it's my gimmick




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