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Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby PorscheFanatic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:22 pm

Has anyone hung/displayed anything in their offices as a first year? Is this kosher?

What about this for the late nights where we're just waiting around (corporate), or too much?

https://killspencer.com/collections/ath ... 3294291022

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:24 pm

I have a poster of Jeff Goldblum. I don't think anyone really cares.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:27 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I have a poster of Jeff Goldblum. I don't think anyone really cares.


So we're not at the same firm.

Guaranfuckintee you that the first time people saw it they thought, "wtf is that a poster of Jeff Goldblum? Partner track."

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:27 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:Has anyone hung/displayed anything in their offices as a first year? Is this kosher?

What about this for the late nights where we're just waiting around (corporate), or too much?

https://killspencer.com/collections/ath ... 3294291022


That thing costs a grand?!

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby LaLiLuLeLo » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:30 pm

SmokeytheBear wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I have a poster of Jeff Goldblum. I don't think anyone really cares.


So we're not at the same firm.

Guaranfuckintee you that the first time people saw it they thought, "wtf is that a poster of Jeff Goldblum? Partner track."


It's for when I'm on the phone or don't want to be bothered:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/cheesy ... =shop_grid

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby SmokeytheBear » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:31 pm

LaLiLuLeLo wrote:
SmokeytheBear wrote:
LaLiLuLeLo wrote:I have a poster of Jeff Goldblum. I don't think anyone really cares.


So we're not at the same firm.

Guaranfuckintee you that the first time people saw it they thought, "wtf is that a poster of Jeff Goldblum? Partner track."


It's for when I'm on the phone or don't want to be bothered:

https://www.redbubble.com/people/cheesy ... =shop_grid


I just flick people off.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby runinthefront » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:36 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:Has anyone hung/displayed anything in their offices as a first year? Is this kosher?

What about this for the late nights where we're just waiting around (corporate), or too much?

https://killspencer.com/collections/ath ... 3294291022

I think you could get something similar for like $45 at Toys R Us (or cheaper since I think they're going bankrupt)
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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby jchiles » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:44 pm

If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby KissMyAxe » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:49 pm

jchiles wrote:If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.


Same. I don't care if they have a door basketball hoop. But if someone pays a grand for that shit, I'm going to think they're either a rich, spoiled brat with no concept of money, or an irresponsible idiot. I mean, this one's legit as hell. I'd prefer it to OP's, even if they were the same price.

https://www.amazon.com/SKLZ-Pro-Mini-Ba ... B01HRLW1LU

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby PorscheFanatic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:51 pm

jchiles wrote:If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.


I've noticed plenty of law school classmates, as well as other first years (both at my firm and at others) that wear very nice watches, anywhere from Breitling to Rolex. I'm just wondering/playing devil's advocate, do you have an irredeemably negative impression of those first years?

* I should qualify that by "plenty" I mean like a handful or a bit more.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby estefanchanning » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:55 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:
jchiles wrote:If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.


I've noticed plenty of law school classmates, as well as other first years (both at my firm and at others) that wear very nice watches, anywhere from Breitling to Rolex. I'm just wondering/playing devil's advocate, do you have an irredeemably negative impression of those first years?

* I should qualify that by "plenty" I mean like a handful or a bit more.


There's a glaring difference between paying a high price for a luxury timepiece whose value minimally depreciates and a piece of plastic.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby kalvano » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:59 pm

I have a stuffed "This Is Fine" dog and a Calvin and Hobbes print. Do whatever you want*.















*with the exception of paying $1,000 for a basketball hoop. That's fucking ridiculous.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby Lincoln » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 pm

estefanchanning wrote:
PorscheFanatic wrote:
jchiles wrote:If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.


I've noticed plenty of law school classmates, as well as other first years (both at my firm and at others) that wear very nice watches, anywhere from Breitling to Rolex. I'm just wondering/playing devil's advocate, do you have an irredeemably negative impression of those first years?

* I should qualify that by "plenty" I mean like a handful or a bit more.


There's a glaring difference between paying a high price for a luxury timepiece whose value minimally depreciates often appreciates and a piece of plastic.


Fixed. Also, it's not an entirely uncommon college graduation/law school graduation/wedding/25th birthday present from parents or your SO.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby estefanchanning » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:03 pm

Lincoln wrote:
estefanchanning wrote:
PorscheFanatic wrote:
jchiles wrote:If I found out a first year associate I worked with paid 1000 for a door basketball hoop I would have an irredeemably negative impression of that person.


I've noticed plenty of law school classmates, as well as other first years (both at my firm and at others) that wear very nice watches, anywhere from Breitling to Rolex. I'm just wondering/playing devil's advocate, do you have an irredeemably negative impression of those first years?

* I should qualify that by "plenty" I mean like a handful or a bit more.


There's a glaring difference between paying a high price for a luxury timepiece whose value minimally depreciates often appreciates and a piece of plastic.


Fixed. Also, it's not an entirely uncommon college graduation/law school graduation/wedding/25th birthday present from parents or your SO.


sry I was thinking mostly Patek or Rolex

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby PorscheFanatic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:03 pm

FWIW, I wasn't actually considering that purchase lol, because as my username suggests, any extra money I have that doesn't go to loans is going to a savings account to someday get a Porsche. But now I'm definitely considering the SKLZ one from above, maybe as a 2nd year.

To poster above-- Fair point, and I assumed that would be the response. I'm just wondering what the big difference is between how people spend their money that makes others so judgmental. Most of the associates in my (albeit small) office walk around with Ferragamo loafers on a pretty much daily basis, so why do people care about someone wasting that money on what is a more tasteful/decorative basketball hoop for an office vs. one that looks like a toy, but not judge the shoe choice, watch choice, car choice, choice of expensive Friday night restaurant, etc. And I'm not shitting on the SKLZ hoop, I actually kinda want one in my apartment now too, but I do think the $1k one looks a bit more law firm appropriate (and I'm certainly agreeing that $1k is excessive for it, unless you're a partner with money burning a hole in your pocket).

I get the timepiece argument, but basically all biglaw associates are pretty much rich/bratty/snobs because of what they pay us (even with all of the loan debt), so I don't get the whole judgment on how people spend their money thing. But maybe I'm just naïve. Anyway, I'm a very slow associate in corporate right now, so I'm just bored and looking for something to talk about.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby estefanchanning » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:06 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:FWIW, I wasn't actually considering that purchase lol, because as my username suggests, any extra money I have that doesn't go to loans is going to a savings account to someday get a Porsche. But now I'm definitely considering the SKLZ one from above, maybe as a 2nd year.

To poster above-- Fair point, and I assumed that would be the response. I'm just wondering what the big difference is between how people spend their money that makes others so judgmental. Most of the associates in my (albeit small) office walk around with Ferragamo loafers on a pretty much daily basis, so why do people care about someone wasting that money on what is a more tasteful/decorative basketball hoop for an office vs. one that looks like a toy, but not judge the shoe choice, watch choice, car choice, choice of expensive Friday night restaurant, etc. And I'm not shitting on the SKLZ hoop, I actually kinda want one in my apartment now too, but I do think the $1k one looks a bit more law firm appropriate (and I'm certainly agreeing that $1k is excessive for it, unless you're a partner with money burning a hole in your pocket).

I get the timepiece argument, but basically all biglaw associates are pretty much rich/bratty/snobs because of what they pay us (even with all of the loan debt), so I don't get the whole judgment on how people spend their money thing. But maybe I'm just naïve. Anyway, I'm a very slow associate in corporate right now, so I'm just bored and looking for something to talk about.


Honestly even ferragamo shoes, I get. Or any piece of expensive fashion. But this is literally a piece of plastic. There's nothing artistic/innovative about it. With fashion, you're paying for the comfort, luxury, exclusivity of the item. But a 1k plastic hoop?

I'm actually interested in why you're willing to spend so much money on something like that?

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby PorscheFanatic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:09 pm

I just used it as a link to start the thread. Yes, I'd love to have so much money that $1000 literally does not matter to me, and then I'd absolutely buy it.

But you missed the part I mentioned above where I said I wasn't actually considering buying it, I was just curious the rationale for hating so hard on it. But I guess I get your point about the fashion argument, but this hoop is exactly that--the exclusivity of the item.

Certainly people don't actually think that Ferragamo's are 3 times as comfortable as Cole Haans? But its the name-brand and exclusivity.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby TooMuchTuna » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:11 pm

Did you really stumble across this hoop online and then create an account on TLS just to ask whether people thought it'd be kosher to hang in your office?

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby PorscheFanatic » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:13 pm

Damn, you all are hard on stupid first year, lol.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby merde_happens » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:17 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:FWIW, I wasn't actually considering that purchase lol, because as my username suggests, any extra money I have that doesn't go to loans is going to a savings account to someday get a Porsche. But now I'm definitely considering the SKLZ one from above, maybe as a 2nd year.

To poster above-- Fair point, and I assumed that would be the response. I'm just wondering what the big difference is between how people spend their money that makes others so judgmental. Most of the associates in my (albeit small) office walk around with Ferragamo loafers on a pretty much daily basis, so why do people care about someone wasting that money on what is a more tasteful/decorative basketball hoop for an office vs. one that looks like a toy, but not judge the shoe choice, watch choice, car choice, choice of expensive Friday night restaurant, etc. And I'm not shitting on the SKLZ hoop, I actually kinda want one in my apartment now too, but I do think the $1k one looks a bit more law firm appropriate (and I'm certainly agreeing that $1k is excessive for it, unless you're a partner with money burning a hole in your pocket).

I get the timepiece argument, but basically all biglaw associates are pretty much rich/bratty/snobs because of what they pay us (even with all of the loan debt), so I don't get the whole judgment on how people spend their money thing. But maybe I'm just naïve. Anyway, I'm a very slow associate in corporate right now, so I'm just bored and looking for something to talk about.


"Tasteful" is not an adjective that can accurately describe "basketball hoop." It's kind of like a lower back tattoo in that respect.

I am not even sure what could possibly make that basketball hoop worth a thousand dollars in the logic of anyone's mind. The materials are cheap and I can't imagine that brand demands that kind of markup. If you told me it was a Hermes basketball hoop I would still think it's stupid but at least I'd kind of understand the price point.

Edit to Add: Ferragamos are at least in part priced so high because the materials are of greater quality than that of Cole Haan. But even then, you're talking a 3x markup. Door basketball hoops should cost like, $20. That's a 50x markup.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby hlsperson1111 » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:52 pm

Things that are fine to have in your office:

--Your diplomas
--Photos of family and friends
--Art
--Potted plants
--Sports memorabilia
--Random sentimental knicknacks
--A coat closet/coat rack
--A mini fridge
--A $20 door basketball hoop

Things that are not fine to have in your office:
--A $1000 door basketball hoop
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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby MKC » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:53 pm

merde_happens wrote:"Tasteful" is not an adjective that can accurately describe "basketball hoop." It's kind of like a lower back tattoo in that respect.


Fucking beautiful man.
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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby Hennessy » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:02 pm

OP, don't listen to them, this is a totally normal purchase / office decoration. Don't forget to frame the receipt and hang it directly below the hoop.

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Re: Acceptable office decorations for a first year

Postby JenDarby » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:06 pm

PorscheFanatic wrote:Damn, you all are hard on stupid first year, lol.

To your credit, you're taking it better than most.
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