Vacation for a 1st year associate

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Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby fire_ice » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:51 pm

I'm an incoming 1st year associate. My best friend will get married in Europe around Christmas time. Would it be acceptable for me to take some time off to go to the wedding? I will be in corporate, so hopefully things are slow during Christmas?? How should I approach this issue?

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LaLiLuLeLo

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Re: Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:03 pm

It will be slow as shit. You'll be fine.

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Re: Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby jkpolk » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:12 pm

Vacation time is part of your compensation.

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Re: Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby cfcm » Sun Sep 10, 2017 7:09 pm

No harm in asking. Depending on the group/firm though, there might be some sort of lottery and/or seniority based system for vacations around the holidays though.

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Re: Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby NoLongerALurker » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:17 pm

Should be an easy slam dunk. I have one friend at a NY firm who tried to book it off and was denied (complete with passive aggressive response that the partner had never even considered that a stub year associate would even think to ask), but everyone else I know who wanted vacation (including me) took it no problem.

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Re: Vacation for a 1st year associate

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:37 pm

NoLongerALurker wrote:Should be an easy slam dunk. I have one friend at a NY firm who tried to book it off and was denied (complete with passive aggressive response that the partner had never even considered that a stub year associate would even think to ask), but everyone else I know who wanted vacation (including me) took it no problem.


lol what a douche. Yes, it's essential that stubbies sit in an empty office and watch Netflix.



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