How do you deal with rude partners?

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How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:19 am

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WestOfTheRest

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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby WestOfTheRest » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:22 am

You're an SA. You should just keep your mouth closed and suck it up.

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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jun 28, 2016 1:31 am

Welcome to biglaw!

You deal with it by getting abused. Anyone with "associate" in their title has next to no power against someone like this. If it's that bad you can try lateraling after a year or two. Otherwise try to position yourself the best to receive work from saner individuals (not really relevant as an SA).

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El Pollito

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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby El Pollito » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:05 am

Figure out how to push the right buttons. Push those ones and not the wrong ones. It's quite easy to figure out what makes mentally ill people happy and unhappy.

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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby kaysta » Tue Jun 28, 2016 3:11 am

Anonymous User wrote:What should I do? Because the firm I work for is small, even if I get hired, there is a very high chance that I will have to work with this partner. I already hate this partner.


do nothing, youre still an SA, this is not the time to get into a dick measuring contest. plenty of time if you get hired and you seem to think you may not be hired; if so, no dick measuring contest will be needed.

also,
blames me for not understanding it
one question, inspired by the way you've phrased your post here: is English your first language

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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby kellyfrost » Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:42 am

kaysta wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:What should I do? Because the firm I work for is small, even if I get hired, there is a very high chance that I will have to work with this partner. I already hate this partner.


do nothing, youre still an SA, this is not the time to get into a dick measuring contest. plenty of time if you get hired and you seem to think you may not be hired; if so, no dick measuring contest will be needed.

also,
blames me for not understanding it
one question, inspired by the way you've phrased your post here: is English your first language


The esteemed poster above raises a good question: is English your first language?

It's very important to know the answer.
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Re: How do you deal with rude partners?

Postby mrs.miawallace » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:51 am

Every firm has the partner that people hate, just don't associate with him outside the office and produce good work for him regardless. One shouldn't change the quality of work base on fondness of some particular partners. I'm sure even if Englsih is the fifth language you speak the Partner cannot pin his poor writing skills on you, everybody knows that he might be giving you a hard time, but you need to suck it up like others did.



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