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Where are you working this summer?

NYC
69
27%
DC
19
7%
LA
16
6%
Chicago
21
8%
Boston
12
5%
Texas
31
12%
San Fransisco
20
8%
Atlanta
7
3%
Philly
13
5%
Other
47
18%
 
Total votes: 255

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Sat May 06, 2017 12:03 am

Sorry for the confusion guys. We don't have a $25 lunch budget here in LA. I read the email wrong. It's actually $20. :shock:

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Blackfish » Sat May 06, 2017 12:41 am

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Sorry for the confusion guys. We don't have a $25 lunch budget here in LA. I read the email wrong. It's actually $20. :shock:


I bet your firm's NY office budget is like $60, which is dumb because LA dining can be just as expensive.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Anonymous User » Sat May 06, 2017 12:57 am

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:Sorry for the confusion guys. We don't have a $25 lunch budget here in LA. I read the email wrong. It's actually $20. :shock:


Anon because I think we're at the same firm. Which, if it is the case, is bullshit because our PPP is north of $3M and all of our financial metrics rose by ~10% this past year. What's the point of AmLaw calling us one of the Super Rich firms if we have a TTT lunch budget in LA? :cry:

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby stoopkid13 » Sat May 06, 2017 11:25 am

Slytherpuff wrote:I think my NYC firm had a $40-45 reimbursement policy but the associates said that they always got reimbursed for going over.


$45 for lunch?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby axel.foley » Sat May 06, 2017 12:45 pm

Do people drink at these lunches? Have I been watching too much Mad Men? How else do you get to $60/pp...

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby BasilHallward » Sat May 06, 2017 1:12 pm

Dr. Nefario wrote:
BasilHallward wrote:Yes, I'm gonna be that TX troll. The poll should reflect Dallas and Houston already. LA + Chi = 16; TX (Dallas + Houston, maaaaybe an Austin) = 17.


Ran out of options. Can only do 10. I was gonna combine the CA cities too and add in "midwest," but I figured there'd be more in CA and most of the people choosing TX would be Houston.



Totally fair. Didn't know about the ceiling.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat May 06, 2017 1:50 pm

axel.foley wrote:Do people drink at these lunches? Have I been watching too much Mad Men? How else do you get to $60/pp...

It would be easy enough to hit $60 for lunch at some of the nicer NY restaurants, sadly.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby sublime » Sat May 06, 2017 1:54 pm

Hikikomorist wrote:
axel.foley wrote:Do people drink at these lunches? Have I been watching too much Mad Men? How else do you get to $60/pp...

It would be easy enough to hit $60 for lunch at some of the nicer NY restaurants, sadly.


You can drink although most don't. And yea prix fixe menus at the places I go get you to 65 pretty easily.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Sat May 06, 2017 4:57 pm

stoopkid13 wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:I think my NYC firm had a $40-45 reimbursement policy but the associates said that they always got reimbursed for going over.


$45 for lunch?

Yep. When the lunch entrees are in the $20-30 range and everyone gets an appetizer and dessert, it's super easy to go over (at least at nice NYC restaurants). And no one would have judged you if you ordered a drink either, it's all about how much work you have to do afterwards.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby RareExports » Sat May 06, 2017 7:28 pm

Which tie knots are acceptable? Preferred?

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Easterbork » Sat May 06, 2017 7:36 pm

RareExports wrote:Which tie knots are acceptable? Preferred?


Four-in-hand, half Windsor, and Merovingian

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby axel.foley » Sat May 06, 2017 9:14 pm

Going to a business casual firm. Is TCR to wear a suit with tie on first day? Sorry if this has been asked a million times.

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Postby Gray » Sat May 06, 2017 9:25 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby PeanutsNJam » Sat May 06, 2017 10:48 pm

Slytherpuff wrote:
stoopkid13 wrote:
Slytherpuff wrote:I think my NYC firm had a $40-45 reimbursement policy but the associates said that they always got reimbursed for going over.


$45 for lunch?

Yep. When the lunch entrees are in the $20-30 range and everyone gets an appetizer and dessert, it's super easy to go over (at least at nice NYC restaurants). And no one would have judged you if you ordered a drink either, it's all about how much work you have to do afterwards.


Is that just a NYC thing? Ordering alcohol at a summer lunch feels weird to me.

I'm overly conservative about this stuff though. If none of the partners or associates at lunch orders a dessert, I'm not ordering one either. Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

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Postby Gray » Sat May 06, 2017 10:51 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Minnietron » Sat May 06, 2017 11:28 pm

Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote: Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

I'm like this with family even

I never let manners/awkwardness get in the way of dessert. Never. If you are, however, worried about eating dessert alone, have it come with your meal.
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Postby Gray » Sat May 06, 2017 11:46 pm

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Npret » Sat May 06, 2017 11:51 pm

Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote: Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

I'm like this with family even

I never let manners/awkwardness get in the way of dessert. Never. If you are, however, worried about eating dessert alone, have it come with your meal.

I've never seen anyone do this in NYC. Have you ever done this? Most tables don't have enough room for everything that's there already. Why bring an extra plate to make it more crowded.

Just don't get dessert. It's crazy making that people who obsess about what to wear the first day would be blasé about social faux pas.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Hikikomorist » Sat May 06, 2017 11:54 pm

Npret wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote: Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

I'm like this with family even

I never let manners/awkwardness get in the way of dessert. Never. If you are, however, worried about eating dessert alone, have it come with your meal.

I've never seen anyone do this in NYC. Most tables don't have enough room for everything that's there already. Why bring an extra plate?

Just don't get dessert. It's crazy making that people who obsess about what to wear the first day would be blasé about social faux pas.

I don't know about anyone else, but the allure of free stuff is very strong.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat May 06, 2017 11:54 pm

Npret wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote: Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

I'm like this with family even

I never let manners/awkwardness get in the way of dessert. Never. If you are, however, worried about eating dessert alone, have it come with your meal.

I've never seen anyone do this in NYC. Have you ever done this? Most tables don't have enough room for everything that's there already. Why bring an extra plate to make it more crowded.

Just don't get dessert. It's crazy making that people who obsess about what to wear the first day would be blasé about social faux pas.

(Minnie is joking.)

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Npret » Sun May 07, 2017 12:13 am

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
Npret wrote:
Minnietron wrote:
Gray wrote:
PeanutsNJam wrote: Don't wanna be that guy eating a dessert alone while attorneys are just sitting there.

I'm like this with family even

I never let manners/awkwardness get in the way of dessert. Never. If you are, however, worried about eating dessert alone, have it come with your meal.

I've never seen anyone do this in NYC. Have you ever done this? Most tables don't have enough room for everything that's there already. Why bring an extra plate to make it more crowded.

Just don't get dessert. It's crazy making that people who obsess about what to wear the first day would be blasé about social faux pas.

(Minnie is joking.)


Thank for clarifying. I thought the SAs were too literal but it turns out I am as well.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Slytherpuff » Sun May 07, 2017 12:16 am

Dessert was the norm at my firm. Just get it if you want it, and offer to share if you feel weird.

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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Minnietron » Sun May 07, 2017 12:30 am

Yes, joking... Speaking of what to wear on the first day, can I wear tan shoes if my watch strap is black? If it matters, I think my nails will have a clear coat. Also, my bag will be reddish.
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Re: Summer Associate Class of 2017

Postby Minnietron » Sun May 07, 2017 12:41 am

Gray wrote:
Minnietron wrote:Yes, joking... Speaking of what to wear on the first day, can I wear tan shoes if my watch strap is black? If it matters, I think my nails will have a clear coat. Also, my bag will be reddish.

depends, are you socks black or dark grey? What color is the lining of the bag?

Shoot. I didn't even think about how the socks would play. I was going with navy blue. I might have to scrap the whole project and start over. Where do I begin?
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