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Should i take this offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:31 am

Edit: Thanks. I have one more interview next week but will probably take this offer
Last edited by Anonymous User on Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby Sprout » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:34 am

Bird in hand dude.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby JenDarby » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:37 am

Take the offer and stay on government loan repayment plans. There's shouldn't be a scenario where you "can't" repay your debt of you don't refinance, and you can gain experience and continue to look for other jobs if you aren't happy with this firm.

If you're considering accepting, just ask about billables. This is a perfectly reasonable and expected question.

I know a handful of people in NYC that worked at boutique corporate firms and transferred to biglaw during the first couple years. it's certainly not impossible.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:59 am

Take the offer. Billable hours mean nothing so don't even factor that into your decision.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby gaddockteeg » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:04 am

Take it. it's a good practice area and it sounds like lots of experience early on. definitely can lateral, and im not sure you would want to because your salary will rpob jump. i'm in a v25 in that area and we take lateral;s in our graoup with worse credentials than you.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby zot1 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:32 am

Take it and keep looking for something better. Money coming in is better than no money coming in.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby Jchance » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:35 am

Sprout wrote:Bird in hand dude.

+1

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby squishylawstudent321 » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:15 pm

i would take it, but i'd also kindly remind the partners that the firm needs to start paying closer to market. or at least give you some upside once you hit billables which equal 2x your salary.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby eyeofvigilence » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:18 pm

squishylawstudent321 wrote:i would take it, but i'd also kindly remind the partners that the firm needs to start paying closer to market. or at least give you some upside once you hit billables which equal 2x your salary.


Would you really do this? Seems like a ballsy thing to do.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby 1styearlateral » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:29 pm

squishylawstudent321 wrote:i would take it, but i'd also kindly remind the partners that the firm needs to start paying closer to market. or at least give you some upside once you hit billables which equal 2x your salary.

That's one hell of a first post.

If you do this you'll be shown the door.

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Re: Should i take this offer?

Postby OhBoyOhBortles » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:33 pm

squishylawstudent321 wrote:i would take it, but i'd also kindly remind the partners that the firm needs to start paying closer to market. or at least give you some upside once you hit billables which equal 2x your salary.


Welcome back, Jagdog.



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