offer to pay for visit to new office - take them up on it?

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offer to pay for visit to new office - take them up on it?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:10 pm

I'm currently a 3L. I was a SA at a west coast firm (in a west coast satellite office), but was able to transfer my full-time offer to their HQ office. I obviously know far fewer people in that office because I didn't SA there. The mid-level who I do know offered to have the firm fly me out to the HQ office at some point during my 3L year to meet people before I eventually start next fall.

My question is: should I take them up on this? I feel weird having them pay to fly me almost across the country for this, especially since I have already accepted the offer. I also don't want to seem rude for not taking him up on the offer. FWIW, i'd like to take the trip, but i'm busy enough that not doing it wouldn't be a huge deal for me either.

overall, i'm sure i'm overthinking but i'd appreciate any thoughts!

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Re: offer to pay for visit to new office - take them up on it?

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:11 pm

Why in the world do you feel weird about it?

Take the trip. Plan for a Friday visit. Fly back Sunday. Enjoy the city over the weekend.

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Re: offer to pay for visit to new office - take them up on it?

Postby Npret » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:28 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm currently a 3L. I was a SA at a west coast firm (in a west coast satellite office), but was able to transfer my full-time offer to their HQ office. I obviously know far fewer people in that office because I didn't SA there. The mid-level who I do know offered to have the firm fly me out to the HQ office at some point during my 3L year to meet people before I eventually start next fall.

My question is: should I take them up on this? I feel weird having them pay to fly me almost across the country for this, especially since I have already accepted the offer. I also don't want to seem rude for not taking him up on the offer. FWIW, i'd like to take the trip, but i'm busy enough that not doing it wouldn't be a huge deal for me either.

overall, i'm sure i'm overthinking but i'd appreciate any thoughts!

You should go and meet people that the other first years will already know from last summer. Make a good impression and seem enthusiastic. Ask questions.

Dont turn down a free trip to meet your future employers. I'm sure they want to meet you as well, if they haven't already.

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Re: offer to pay for visit to new office - take them up on it?

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:08 pm

I think it's rare that a firm would offer this. And I think t would look really bad if you said no.



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