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Firm Christmas Party

Firm Christmas Party
« on: November 21, 2008, 04:17:08 PM »
I just got invited to my summer firm's Christmas party.  Any thoughts on whether I'm expected to be there? 

Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 04:25:11 PM »
IN THIS ECONOMY, you better be there.  You kidding me?

Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 04:36:01 PM »
True.

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2008, 08:43:18 PM »
I say go, unless you have a compelling reason not to. I mean, it seems like a nice gesture.

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2008, 08:49:09 PM »
Why would you not go?

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2008, 08:53:39 PM »
Eh.  Go if you want, but don't kill yourself to be there.

Seriously, the vast majority of people won't really remember if you're there unless you do something incredibly stupid, or they may have a vague recollection of whether you showed up.  It can be a good time though, and it's never too early for you to start learning about the people you'll be working with.

Just don't make an ass of yourself.

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008, 01:33:48 PM »
Find old partner.
Drink whiskey.
???
Profit.

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008, 12:59:47 PM »
the only people who didn't get offers where i summered were those who missed a lot of social events. unless you are running to the bathroom every five minutes to shomit you should absolutely go.

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Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2008, 03:02:01 PM »
shomit is my new favorite

Re: Firm Christmas Party
« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2008, 04:56:22 PM »
Any thoughts on not attending when the firm is ~1000 miles away and the party is on a weekend in between finals?  I would think this is about as strong a reason as any for not going.