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SmokeytheBear
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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby SmokeytheBear » Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:14 am

Anonymous User wrote:is there a standard time bonuses are actually paid?


No. Check above the law for how it has been done.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:04 pm

fam, let's stay focused on on bonus speculation.

Obviously we're looking at an across the board 4% increase to keep pace with inflation over 2015 and 2016, as well as a 4% across the board salary bump for the same reasons.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:29 pm

Anonymous User wrote:fam, let's stay focused on on bonus speculation.

Obviously we're looking at an across the board 4% increase to keep pace with inflation over 2015 and 2016, as well as a 4% across the board salary bump for the same reasons.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby KM2016 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:32 pm

Do we think we hear the first BONEUS announcement Monday the 27th?

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby SmokeytheBear » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:59 pm

KM2016 wrote:Do we think we hear the first BONEUS announcement Monday the 27th?


I think we'll hear first through fifth on the 27th. If we don't I'm quitting.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:43 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Word on the strasse at Milbank LA is that they changed or vacation plan (from accruing to unlimited with a payout of all accrued and unused on 11/30) at least in part because they had a ton of excess cash sitting around that they wanted to pay out. This bodes well for bonuses, at least for the upper echelons of AmLaw firms.

check what your employee handbook says now about future accruing/paying out vaca time. do labor and emp here and it is common to payout current vaca/change the policy to not allow cash payouts in the future.

Hah, BONED already.

Good work on the part of those Milbank LA partners, though - "let's screw over the associates and tell them it's because we're so flush - they'll think it's a good thing!"

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby TatteredDignity » Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:41 pm

I need more rank speculation to help me get through this working Sunday.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:11 pm

The partners at my firm just sent around a email with the subject line "Associate Bonuses this year hahaha" with this gif. I don't think they meant to cc everyone.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby mvp99 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The partners at my firm just sent around a email with the subject line "Associate Bonuses this year hahaha" with this gif. I don't think they meant to cc everyone.

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This has to be a joke but i know this stuff happens.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby beepboopbeep » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:27 am

yea well i've heard that bonuses this year are going to be BIG

B onuses
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G ray envelopes or something idk

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Pokemon » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:22 am

Hope the bonuses are not too big. We would not want to put undue strain on the partnerships. Small gain for long term loss

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby 2014 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:10 pm

We're within a week of announcements, let's get some more unsubstantiated hype going

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Desert Fox » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:39 pm

Pokemon wrote:Hope the bonuses are not too big. We would not want to put undue strain on the partnerships. Small gain for long term loss


This better be a joke

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby anonnymouse » Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:49 pm

2014 wrote:We're within a week of announcements, let's get some more unsubstantiated hype going

Remember when rampant speculation here led to the alleged internal salary presentation from a certain comma-endowed firm regarding Biglaw to 190k?

We should do that again.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby rpupkin » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472

:shock:

New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $25K
Class of 2015: $41.5K
Class of 2014: $83K
Class of 2013: $108K
Class of 2012: $133K
Class of 2011: $150K
Class of 2010: $166K

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:29 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472

:shock:

New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $25K
Class of 2015: $41.5K
Class of 2014: $83K
Class of 2013: $108K
Class of 2012: $133K
Class of 2011: $150K
Class of 2010: $166K


Ba da da da da I'm lovin' it

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Johann » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
Pokemon wrote:Hope the bonuses are not too big. We would not want to put undue strain on the partnerships. Small gain for long term loss


This better be a joke

gotta deplete the partnership to make our buy-ins cheaper 8)

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Johann » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:50 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472

:shock:

New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $25K
Class of 2015: $41.5K
Class of 2014: $83K
Class of 2013: $108K
Class of 2012: $133K
Class of 2011: $150K
Class of 2010: $166K

66% on average bruh
New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $0K
Class of 2015: $0K
Class of 2014: $120K
Class of 2013: $150K
Class of 2012: $180K
Class of 2011: $100K
Class of 2010: $100K

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:32 pm

rpupkin wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Seems appropriate:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/boom- ... le/2641472

:shock:

New market bonus scale confirmed:

Class of 2016: $25K
Class of 2015: $41.5K
Class of 2014: $83K
Class of 2013: $108K
Class of 2012: $133K
Class of 2011: $150K
Class of 2010: $166K


If only big law bonuses and salary followed any kind of market logic.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby iamnotspartacus » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:03 am

Desperately upset about the lack of speculation....how am I going to make it through the night?

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby SmokeytheBear » Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:35 am

iamnotspartacus wrote:Desperately upset about the lack of speculation....how am I going to make it through the night?


I hope to wake up to news on ATL about Cravath announcing (or an email from my firm announcing their match).

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby MillllerTime » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:21 am

SmokeytheBear wrote:
iamnotspartacus wrote:Desperately upset about the lack of speculation....how am I going to make it through the night?


I hope to wake up to news on ATL about Cravath announcing (or an email from my firm announcing their match).


Really hope we get an arbitrary V100 firm that jumps the gun and announces last year's bonus scale. Then Cravath will be forced to either go over the top or just admit to their associates that they'll be paying bonuses on the Ballard Spahr scale this year.

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby cfcm » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:51 am

Managing partner called to say that she was PROBABLY going to raise bonuses by 75%, but associates would have to agree to receive the money. I said probably is no good and took a pass. Thanks anyway!

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Re: Bonus Speculation

Postby Mr. Peanutbutter » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:32 am

Did someone in HR get too distracted online shopping to push the bone us memo?




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