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Title: S A got goodies
Post by: DrAjay on December 07, 2007, 10:25:04 AM
Did any summer associates got any 'goodies' from Law firm they got accepted in? And what?
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 07, 2007, 10:37:29 AM
Did any summer associates got any 'goodies' from Law firm they got accepted in? And what?

yes, but cannot say in here, it was nice though, but nothing huge/expensive, but more of a welcome sort of gesture.

you?
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: lawmama09 on December 07, 2007, 10:50:32 AM
I got a little package of snacks. It was a very nice suprise.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: DrAjay on December 07, 2007, 10:53:02 AM
I don't go to law school. My son, who is 2L, got coffee mug, candies, Star buck gift card and things like that.
Also, surprisingly, he got some stuff from firm he did not accept.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: Budlaw on December 07, 2007, 01:32:16 PM
I got some around this time last year from my 2L summer associate gig.

Bastards didn't send me anything this year.  :-[
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: Suzieq830 on December 07, 2007, 01:46:57 PM
i got a loverly package with lots of goodies (mostly chocolates) it was really sweet and made me smile
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: T. Durden on December 07, 2007, 02:12:51 PM
im pretty sure that my firm is going under (awesome!)

not a single gift basket to speak of (boo hoo, i know) and the holiday party has been cancelled ...
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: jacy85 on December 07, 2007, 02:34:53 PM
That sucks T.  :(

I got stuff last year, but so far not this year (although I heard that we usually get something for exams or a "holiday" gift).

I do know we get a pretty kick ass care package while studying for the bar though.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 07, 2007, 02:41:23 PM
im pretty sure that my firm is going under (awesome!)

not a single gift basket to speak of (boo hoo, i know) and the holiday party has been cancelled ...

Damn, I hope your firm isnt the one I am planning of summering at :(
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: GA-fan on December 08, 2007, 09:00:16 AM
I got nothing... Though it doesn't really bother me- I have been eating so much bad food with finals, I really don't need any more chocolates if I want my suits to fit next summer.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 08, 2007, 09:16:05 AM
I got nothing... Though it doesn't really bother me- I have been eating so much bad food with finals, I really don't need any more chocolates if I want my suits to fit next summer.

you have to wear suits to work? boo!  what market is that?
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: GA-fan on December 08, 2007, 12:47:00 PM
atlanta
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: emtjp1028 on December 08, 2007, 10:16:18 PM
I got a t-shirt, mp3 download cards, loads of candy and an ipod speaker set.... However, I actually called the day before to turn down the offer.  I'm sure they have regrets about overnighting me the package that morning! 

And from the firm that who's offer I accepted, NOTHING!  Now I'm having second thoughts..  LOL 
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: eli250 on December 09, 2007, 06:33:03 AM
atlanta

Do most of the Atlanta firms require suits? 
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: GA-fan on December 09, 2007, 08:29:47 AM
atlanta
I don't think "most" do- but there are 4-5 of the bigger offices where suits are expected, K&S having the strictest policy from what I've heard.
Do most of the Atlanta firms require suits? 
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: GA-fan on December 18, 2007, 08:11:32 AM
Sweet! Just got mine today  ;D They didn't forget about me! Coffee mug and a starbucks gift card.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 18, 2007, 08:25:57 AM
Sweet! Just got mine today  ;D They didn't forget about me! Coffee mug and a starbucks gift card.

awesome... im waiting patiently by the door for my bmw to come... i dont think its likely, but you can always hope :)
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: DrAjay on December 18, 2007, 01:26:17 PM
Sweet! Just got mine today  ;D They didn't forget about me! Coffee mug and a starbucks gift card.
Must be Jones Day Coffee mug.isn't it?
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: MrBrett1117 on December 18, 2007, 04:56:45 PM
I just got a ton of candy from my firm
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 18, 2007, 05:02:35 PM
anyone invited to the christmas party?  I heard one or two of my friends were, I think howrey's, but wasnt sure if this was unusual or not...
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: cesco on December 18, 2007, 07:49:24 PM
anyone invited to the christmas party?  I heard one or two of my friends were, I think howrey's, but wasnt sure if this was unusual or not...

I got invited... and attended.  It was for a branch office.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: lawmama09 on December 19, 2007, 01:36:04 PM
I was invited to the holiday party, but I couldn't go due to finals. This is for a smaller local office of a large firm if that matters.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: 1LMan on December 19, 2007, 01:37:24 PM
I was invited but also could not attend due to finals.  Any benefit to going?
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: cesco on December 19, 2007, 02:27:40 PM
I was invited but also could not attend due to finals.  Any benefit to going?

Nah.  It was nice to do a round of meet and greet, and the meal was fabulous, but I spent most of my time talking to people I already knew (my recruiters and a few of recent grads from my school).  If anything, it might make me feel a bit more comfortable during the first week of work, but I dont think you really missed out on anything.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: BluebookKing on December 19, 2007, 06:09:53 PM
I received a book and a bag w/ the firm's logo.  I was also invited to the firm ofice x-mas party but I could not attend due to finals.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: thorc954 on December 19, 2007, 09:08:13 PM
I received a book and a bag w/ the firm's logo.  I was also invited to the firm ofice x-mas party but I could not attend due to finals.

wow, my firm must hate me :( anyone wanna have a christmas party and invite me and/or send me gifts? 

i think it would have been nice to attend and get to know everyone, I guess they have to leave something to look forward to though.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: BluebookKing on December 19, 2007, 11:39:30 PM
I think it would have been awkward being at the x-mas party.  The majority of the people I met were older partners.  I wouldn't want to be socializing with them all night at a x-mas party.  Based on my experiences at office x-mas party, it's not the best place to meet your co-workers, since it's generally one of the few times for them to let loose and get trashed.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: jacy85 on December 20, 2007, 05:08:42 AM
I think it would have been awkward being at the x-mas party.  The majority of the people I met were older partners.  I wouldn't want to be socializing with them all night at a x-mas party.  Based on my experiences at office x-mas party, it's not the best place to meet your co-workers, since it's generally one of the few times for them to let loose and get trashed.

I second this.  I went last year as a 2L, and it was ok, but "awkward" is the best word for it.  If it was just a party where you don't know anyone, that's one thing.  But I think there's the inescapable pressure of thinking about the fact that these people will decide whether you get an offer, etc. etc.  It's a little irrational, since they may not really remember you anyway (unless you're the person that gets trashed and throws up outside), but I felt like that nonetheless.

I did go again to the party this year, and it was a blast.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: Lojack on October 03, 2008, 05:53:19 PM
I just think that going to firm parties before you have starting working can be a little dangerous, first thing is you really do not know anyone yet and as a result meeting them in a social enviroment with liquour involved might not be the best thing, I think it is a preasure that you should just avoid, once you get there enjoy the social evenings and events.
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: jacy85 on October 03, 2008, 08:41:16 PM
I just think that going to firm parties before you have starting working can be a little dangerous, first thing is you really do not know anyone yet and as a result meeting them in a social enviroment with liquour involved might not be the best thing, I think it is a preasure that you should just avoid, once you get there enjoy the social evenings and events.

If you can't control your alcohol intake during one social event, then perhaps you should seek some kind of treatment...
Title: Re: S A got goodies
Post by: Lojack on October 03, 2008, 08:54:48 PM
I was pointing out to keep things up raps, don't get caught up in anything, I know in my hometown of Toronto there is a famous story regarding a senior partner of top flight Toronto firm who was merging with a NYC firm, he got totally smashed at a party celebrating the merger and ended up groping some the female associates from the US, it completely got out of hand.