We all know what time it is. It’s bonus season and people want their money. Why go through all the fanfare of thanking associates for their undying commitment to the firm or not wearing socks with holes in them. Send the damned email out, know everyone is going to try and bill .1 for reading it, and keep it moving.
At least that’s the vibe I got from Weil, Gotshal & Manges. While I wouldn’t go so far as to call it curt, it was definitely efficient in its delivery. Like so:
|Class Year||2021 Overall Strong Bonus||Special Bonus|
|2014 and more senior, including three year counsel||$115,000||$23,000|
Congratulations on your bonuses, pay off your student loans, do some paying it forward, etc.
(Turn to the next page to see the Weil, Gotshal & Manges memo.)
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Chris Williams became a social media manager and assistant editor for Above the Law in June 2021. Prior to joining the staff, he moonlighted as a minor Memelord™ in the Facebook group Law School Memes for Edgy T14s. He endured Missouri long enough to graduate from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. He is a former boatbuilder who cannot swim, a published author on critical race theory, philosophy, and humor, and has a love for cycling that occasionally annoys his peers. You can reach him by email at email@example.com and by tweet at @WritesForRent.
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