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by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 202
Views: 14467

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

Thanks!
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Alternative Careers
Topic: CS career megathread / AMA
Replies: 202
Views: 14467

Re: CS career megathread / AMA

How much can I realistically make at a CS job in NYC and how long would it take me to get there with coding school, training, etc.? I know a little bit about coding and used to be a IT/ops consultant in fintech.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: how much should i be billing per day over the summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: how much should i be billing per day over the summer?

I billed 25 hours when I was a summer and I got an offer.
by jingosaur
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Exam Burnout?
Replies: 8
Views: 1223

Re: Bar Exam Burnout?

Every day, I dedicated at least 4 hours to doing something I enjoy. That thing was usually one of golf, video games, or watching TV. The lectures and exercises are really only 6 hours a day max. You have a lot of time to move your mind to other stuff
by jingosaur
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Senior Associate
Replies: 24
Views: 1462

Re: Senior Associate

I’m fairly confident that “Senior Associate” is just a signal to opposing counsel that “This guy is a pain in the ass to work across from and all around general piece of work.” Hope that helps! I think you mean “, Esq.” The use of “Esq.” in my state is weirdly and annoyingly ubiquitous even among g...
by jingosaur
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 5503

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

Some guy in my firm apparently got 100K for billing 3K hours. A partner said jokingly ppl will feel bad when compared to this associate's performance. I was like nah bruh. Not even. Sucks how billing 3000 hours is automatically viewed as "good performance". I've worked with a few people who have hi...
by jingosaur
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Stub Year Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Stub Year Questions

Yes, work will always find you eventually. Partners are well aware you have no control over your workflow as a first year.
by jingosaur
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: 2019 Summer Bonus Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 5503

Re: 2018 Bonus Discussion

I expect increased bonus and NY to 210
by jingosaur
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: So you think you want BigLaw?
Replies: 430
Views: 35991

Re: So you think you want BigLaw?

I watched Wedding Crashers the other day and this is by far the most accurate depiction of biglaw that you can make in 40 seconds:

by jingosaur
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 1522

Re: Billable Requirement/Work Life Balance

I'm on pace to bill 2000 and I get asked at 10pm or later at least 3 times a week to get something done that night. The shittiest part is that people expect you to be around at all times to do something immediately, including weekends and holidays (I've billed at least 3 hours on every major holiday...
by jingosaur
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Big Law Hours Check
Replies: 31
Views: 4032

Re: Big Law Hours Check

lowbiller wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:31 am
Average for first years is under 1400 at my firm (YTD through end of August). Is this typical for first years in general in NYC?
Is this 1400 for 8 months? That's a 2100 hour pace so sounds about normal.
by jingosaur
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: has anyone ever heard of
Replies: 22
Views: 1870

Re: has anyone ever heard of

I grew up in a high COL suburb and teachers in my town and the surrounding towns can make $120k with full pension and family health benefits with enough years of service.
by jingosaur
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: No-offered SA; I need help.
Replies: 18
Views: 2729

Re: No-offered SA; I need help.

Apply straight to firms. Your school's OCI may be over but it's still going on at other schools, so a couple firms may be looking to pick up 3rd years
by jingosaur
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General Legal Employment/Post Grad Discussion
Topic: Corporate lateraling up
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Corporate lateraling up

honestly I think it all just depends on the economy and the practice areas need for bodies So much this. My firm's busier groups will take laterals from pretty much anywhere if they have even a whiff of relevant experience (but many start over as first years or lose a year or two). Our more stagnan...
by jingosaur
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: OCI, Biglaw Summers, and Other First Private Sector Jobs
Topic: Biglaw cell phones
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Re: Biglaw cell phones

My firm gives me the option. I use 2 phones. At least gives my a symbolic separation of my work and personal life.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: Skadden and peer firms Baker McKenzie and Schulte Roth to hours contingent bonus!

cfcm wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:34 pm
James Baxter wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:48 pm
What are we going to blow our bonuses on?

I’m thinking watch.
Going to get my Aunt Sallie something real nice.
I'm gonna do the same for my Aunt Sofie. Well I guess she's Aunt Mohela now.
by jingosaur
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: no, really, the show is actually over [willike to cravath + bonus]

Skadden match according to source
by jingosaur
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: go home show’s over - Debevoise matches Cravath

Cool bro. I'll voluntarily switch jobs with any member of Congress and they can have my job and salary because I'm such a martyr.
by jingosaur
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: tetelestai — cravath to 190 and boneus

by jingosaur
Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: tetelestai — cravath to 190 and boneus

Guys, just work really hard and you can pay off your loans in 6 months. Tons of people in the 60s and 70s did it.
by jingosaur
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: tetelestai — cravath to 190 and boneus

Meanwhile, the Winston associates who didn't make the cut will find out when their key cards don't work tomorrow morning.

DPW associates settling with 190 because on time attendance last week was only 89%.
by jingosaur
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: cravath, cravath lama sabachthani??

I have a source telling me that A-Rod and JLo were in the Cravath building today. Don't know what this means but can only be good amirite?

Everyone here needs to stop it with the negativity. Raises are happening. Just a matter of when and how much. And what our bonus will be.
by jingosaur
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: DPW fails to go to 200, angry mob forming around smokeythebear

It’s kind of bizarre that COL raises aren’t a thing in this industry. Maybe this will help change that. Agreed. Just bump to $190 or $200 and then promise future COL increases. Of course, the second a firm decides not to do a COL increase the associates will head straight for the door, so maybe the...
by jingosaur
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: NY to 190 — are YOU getting a summer bonus?

But seriously, where the fuck is my money
by jingosaur
Wed May 23, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Latham to v80!
Replies: 1632
Views: 111486

Re: NY to 190??!!!

This thread should only be bumped for updates on NYC to 190k and market practice for cheese plates at firm events.