Any other corporate juniors slow?

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby v5junior » Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:14 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm a junior in NYC not at a V10, and I was surprised by the posts above -- I work in Capital Markets, which has been absolutely insane since the summer of 2016. Everyone is completely overwhelmed and on pace to bill 2400+. Our other groups aside from M&A have been very busy too. M&A was allegedly dead earlier in the year (like under 10 hours a month dead), but has picked up since August.

Not bragging btw - it sucks and everyone is at the end of their rope. Would much rather be slow. Not sure if we're just understaffed or what.


The thought that anyone could interpret this as bragging...lol

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby corporatemandaorbust » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:03 pm

Maybe there is a structural decline in legal services needed?

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SmokeytheBear

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:26 pm

corporatemandaorbust wrote:Maybe there is a structural decline in legal services needed?


Yeah ok bro. Next thing you're going to try to sell to me is that the earth is round.

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Had an insane first half of the year now super slow. Trying to determine whether I'm being frozen out.


was slow at end of last month; but big deal in the works and already at 200 hours for the month. Worried I wasn't gonna hit hours and now it's looking pretty good.

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:42 pm

stub year, literally billed 0 hours, not staffed on anything

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby RaceJudicata » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:stub year, literally billed 0 hours, not staffed on anything


When did you start?

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby shock259 » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:49 am

3rd year - last couple of months have been ~100 hours. Not complaining, though. All of the previous ones this year have been 200-275.

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby smokeylarue » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:30 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:My feeling is that corporate in Los Angeles has been "slower" this year than average (based purely off my own experience and friends at some other places). However, it could just be our offices, it's really hard to generalize a market as a whole since all you really know is how slow your own office is. Could be completely different at a firm across the street or the same firm but office in another market.


Hey bro this town ain't big enough for two Smokeys.


Looks like I was here way before you... :p

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby SmokeytheBear » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:27 pm

smokeylarue wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:
smokeylarue wrote:My feeling is that corporate in Los Angeles has been "slower" this year than average (based purely off my own experience and friends at some other places). However, it could just be our offices, it's really hard to generalize a market as a whole since all you really know is how slow your own office is. Could be completely different at a firm across the street or the same firm but office in another market.


Hey bro this town ain't big enough for two Smokeys.


Looks like I was here way before you... :p


OK. But only I can remind you that only you can prevent forest fires.

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby merde_happens » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:stub year, literally billed 0 hours, not staffed on anything


If your hours don't count during stub year then just sit back and relax. The only thing I did as a stub was some pro bono work. In retrospect, I wish I had just gone on vacation instead of dicking around the office from 9-5 every day.

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Re: Any other corporate juniors slow?

Postby jkpolk » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:58 pm

Anonymous User wrote:stub year, literally billed 0 hours, not staffed on anything

legit recommendation I got when i started was if youre the kind of person who needs to always be doing something, get a hobby. there will be months where youll be able to paint the fuck outta some warhammer pieces



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