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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:24 pm

August Wilson wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:As a JD DC associate, how the hell did I not hear about this? smh...


dat black box.


Can't even verify because half of the summers in that office were scheduled to leave at the end of last week anyway...

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:46 am

favabeansoup wrote:How do people consistently get all the way to law school and a biglaw SA and still not know basic social norms like not to get obliterated at work events or to sexually harass coworkers?

Consistently. Every year people are like this and it just never ceases to amaze me people got this far in life with behaviors like that.

Makes for some good laughs though


I agree in general, but people also judge too harshly. There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics in the profession (even starting in law school) who can present as pretty normal and smart and effective but have some very dark moments (and have trouble controlling substance abuse in public).

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby star fox » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:49 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
El Pollito wrote:why are those in the same sentence


and why is talking shit the first thing mentioned.

"Turns out that misplaced commas in documents and threatening to murder the hiring partner are not well tolerated"

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby Mr. Peanutbutter » Sat Jul 01, 2017 4:51 pm

star fox wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
El Pollito wrote:why are those in the same sentence


and why is talking shit the first thing mentioned.

"Turns out that misplaced commas in documents and threatening to murder the hiring partner are not well tolerated"

:lol:

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby rpupkin » Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:08 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
favabeansoup wrote:How do people consistently get all the way to law school and a biglaw SA and still not know basic social norms like not to get obliterated at work events or to sexually harass coworkers?

Consistently. Every year people are like this and it just never ceases to amaze me people got this far in life with behaviors like that.

Makes for some good laughs though


I agree in general, but people also judge too harshly. There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics in the profession (even starting in law school) who can present as pretty normal and smart and effective but have some very dark moments (and have trouble controlling substance abuse in public).

Yep.

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby lawlorbust » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:34 pm

jbagelboy wrote:
favabeansoup wrote:How do people consistently get all the way to law school and a biglaw SA and still not know basic social norms like not to get obliterated at work events or to sexually harass coworkers?

Consistently. Every year people are like this and it just never ceases to amaze me people got this far in life with behaviors like that.

Makes for some good laughs though


I agree in general, but people also judge too harshly. There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics in the profession (even starting in law school) who can present as pretty normal and smart and effective but have some very dark moments (and have trouble controlling substance abuse in public).


I don't disagree with the gist of this, but alcoholism (as much of a problem it is) by itself doesn't explain a fraction of the antisocial behavior you see in biglaw.

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby Winter is Coming » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:42 am

jbagelboy wrote:
favabeansoup wrote:How do people consistently get all the way to law school and a biglaw SA and still not know basic social norms like not to get obliterated at work events or to sexually harass coworkers?

Consistently. Every year people are like this and it just never ceases to amaze me people got this far in life with behaviors like that.

Makes for some good laughs though


I agree in general, but people also judge too harshly. There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics in the profession (even starting in law school) who can present as pretty normal and smart and effective but have some very dark moments (and have trouble controlling substance abuse in public).


This.

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby jkpolk » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:28 am

Winter is Coming wrote:
jbagelboy wrote:
favabeansoup wrote:How do people consistently get all the way to law school and a biglaw SA and still not know basic social norms like not to get obliterated at work events or to sexually harass coworkers?

Consistently. Every year people are like this and it just never ceases to amaze me people got this far in life with behaviors like that.

Makes for some good laughs though


I agree in general, but people also judge too harshly. There are a lot of high functioning alcoholics in the profession (even starting in law school) who can present as pretty normal and smart and effective but have some very dark moments (and have trouble controlling substance abuse in public).


This.

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:08 pm

The Jones Day Houston SA quit because she was unhappy with them. But she split her summer.

Unsure about what she did exactly..but it was not enough to fire her.

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Re: SA Fired from Skadden

Postby BlendedUnicorn » Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The Jones Day Houston SA quit because she was unhappy with them. But she split her summer.

Unsure about what she did exactly..but it was not enough to fire her.


Given that you're the same anon who posted the rumor about the firing to begin with, im going to go ahead and shut this thread down. ATL can take the lead on unsubstantiated summer gossip for the rest of the year.



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