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3/6/08 2:52 PM
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Fake Pie
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So I start at a "biglaw" firm in September in Corporate/Energy department... very deal driven so very economy dependent. Will I even have a job the way things are headed? Want to start a pool? Maybe I should start reading up on ERISA.
3/6/08 6:01 PM
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I accepted a job in first semester of my third year. Skip ahead to finals week the final semester. I call up to let them know when the bar is, when I was thinking about starting, etc., and the guy said "oh...we've had a downturn in business, we don't have a spot for you anymore." Shocked is not too strong a word.
3/7/08 12:27 PM
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Just accept the fact that at biglaw firms, the partners have very little loyalty to their associates. Once you accept that, nothing will shock or surprise you.
3/7/08 6:29 PM
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Maybe I should start reading up on ERISA. In good times, people need ERISA counsel for deals. In bad times, people need ERISA counsel for bankruptcy. In mediocre times, people just need ERISA counsel .
3/7/08 9:47 PM
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Ick. I just started reading the Wikipedia entry on ERISA and couldn't get through the first paragraph. I'll stick with criminal law. In good times, there's more money around to be stolen. In bad times, people need to steal more. In mediocre times, people just steal. I'll never be out of work! -Shaz!
3/9/08 2:51 PM
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Well here is hoping I still have a job.
3/9/08 10:43 PM
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Edited: 09-Mar-08
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You will have a job if you are V10 BigLaw.
3/10/08 5:22 PM
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3/20/08 2:42 PM
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pm1964
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Well?
3/20/08 4:11 PM
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Fake Pie
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Just got my forms to fill out for my first day today so I guess it is still on.
3/20/08 5:26 PM
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DOH! I am using my full name (spelled out middle name) for my business cards. Pretentious? I figure it is a conversation starter since my middle name is fucking odd.
3/20/08 5:27 PM
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You're a lawyer. Pretentiousness comes with the territory.
3/20/08 8:34 PM
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Fake Pie
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"You're a lawyer." Not yet. But thanks for the vote of confidence. "you should only use your middle initial. very pretentious. you might as well marry some biglaw ice queen that makes you hyphenate your last names so you have 4 fucking names and put them all on your card." Damnit! But what if I have a really weird middle name and I think it will start a lot of conversations?
3/20/08 10:41 PM
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Then do what I do, and use your full middle name and just your first initial.
3/21/08 11:50 AM
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i was going to say you could be totally pretentious and use your first initial and full middle name. but do whatever floats your boat. and be sure to put "Esq." after your name.
3/21/08 2:05 PM
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"Then do what I do, and use your full middle name and just your first initial." That would not work at all with my name.
3/21/08 2:59 PM
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Are you a somethingth? Definitely throw that in there too. I'm a IV. I use that too. I'm an utterly pretentious prick.
3/21/08 3:32 PM
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Fake Pie
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No not somethingth. I guess I will just have to accept my severe pretentiousness. BTW my middle name is only 3 letters anyhow.
3/25/08 1:39 AM
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lol
3/25/08 8:38 AM
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Edited: 25-Mar-08
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lol lol lol I don't know what I'm lol-ing at but it makes the last ten posts above me seem silly doesn't it?

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