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Question re: Personal Time

Postby monalisa » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:04 pm

For current attorneys & past summers:

Do you think it's safe for me to book weekend trips or weekday dinner plans during a summer associate program? Not trying to send the wrong message to the firm, but would love to still have a personal life, if possible. I am working in DC in corporate at a V35.

Thanks for any advice!

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby Mullens » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:08 pm

monalisa wrote:For current attorneys & past summers:

Do you think it's safe for me to book weekend trips or weekday dinner plans during a summer associate program? Not trying to send the wrong message to the firm, but would love to still have a personal life, if possible. I am working in DC in corporate at a V35.

Thanks for any advice!


Just wait until you get your summer schedule so you know there aren't any pre-existing conflicts and you should be fine.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby UVA2B » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:56 pm

If you have specific weekends (weddings, etc.) that are particularly important, you can communicate early about that weekend (still more as an inquiry about having that weekend available than asking for the weekend off).

Otherwise, wait for the schedule and wait a couple weeks to figure out your general work flow and when you can plan weekends/friends dinners.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:43 pm

You will be able to have a personal life just fine as a summer, but don't plan it yet.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:28 pm

I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!
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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby FascinatedWanderer » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:44 pm

You'll be fine. Plenty of time to have dinners with friends and go on weekend trips. I did it all the time.

Don't be so stressed out about it that you don't have a life. Have fun and enjoy the summer associate experience, that's what it's meant for.

And take some extra satisfaction knowing that people like Kelly Frost would give anything to have it, and couldn't.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby njdevils2626 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:57 pm

kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!


Yeah, god forbid OP have friends and want to see them... What a crazy concept

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:59 pm

kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!

They never said dinner and trips were more important than the SA. You should probably relax.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:37 pm

FascinatedWanderer wrote:You'll be fine. Plenty of time to have dinners with friends and go on weekend trips. I did it all the time.

Don't be so stressed out about it that you don't have a life. Have fun and enjoy the summer associate experience, that's what it's meant for.

And take some extra satisfaction knowing that people like Kelly Frost would give anything to have it, and couldn't.


:roll:
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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby kellyfrost » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:58 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!

They never said dinner and trips were more important than the SA. You should probably relax.


:roll:

You should lock this thread. I'm sure this topic has been covered somewhere before. If so, I'm sure someone can bump the old thread.
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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:51 pm

kellyfrost wrote:
A. Nony Mouse wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!

They never said dinner and trips were more important than the SA. You should probably relax.


:roll:

You should lock this thread. I'm sure this topic has been covered somewhere before. If so, I'm sure someone can bump the old thread.

Or this person can ask here because it's a totally appropriate use of the forum, and, again, you should probably relax.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby B90 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:20 pm

njdevils2626 wrote:
kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!


Yeah, god forbid OP have friends and want to see them... What a crazy concept


In fairness, it likely is a crazy concept to tlsers.
-she says, as she posts alone on her couch, on a weekend

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby existentialcrisis » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:34 pm

kellyfrost wrote:I am concerned about OP's comments. Does she/he really think dinner with friends and weekend trips are more important than the SA? If so, I don't think his/her head is in the right place or they don't grasp the opportunity they are being given. There are thousands of other students out there that would kill to be in your position and be given this kind of opportunity. And you want to make dinner reservations with friends? Jesus Christ!!!


I don't really get this. Most SAs involve pretty minimal work. It's not as though hoping to plan around one shows any kind of lapse in priorities.

Edit: this is existentialcrisis, accidental anon.

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Re: Question re: Personal Time

Postby TheLaw2015 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:32 pm

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