Anonymous User wrote:bruinfan10 wrote:This thread has improved considerably. Which I attribute to rpupkin appearing. For the record, I stand by MTO being more laid back culturally than W&C, from the availability of working remotely if necessary to the fact that California shops are generally much more chill than DC shops.
While I won't dispute the overall point, you can work remotely at W&C. No one notices if you're out of the office, as long as you aren't missing meetings.
The bolded is way too general to be accurate. The notion that "no one notices if you're out of the office" is the kind of thing that junior associates think is true when even when it's really not. (Hint: just because no one says anything to you about your absence doesn't mean that no one notices that you're gone.) That's particularly true at lower-leverage shops like W&C and MTO.