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I’m at a small firm, and one of the other associates looks like he’s gonna leave. So the partner offered me the associate’s entire bonus if I tell the partner for sure he’s leaving. Horrible, right?

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Don’t worry, guys. I would never take the partner up on that offer. My integrity is worth more than that bonus. Plus that associate is a good friend and has a wife and two little girls to provide for. Not to mention that he earned that bonus regardless of whether he plans on sticking around after he receives it. I wasn’t really asking whether I should accept the partner’s wretched offer, more just venting about what a terrible guy he is.

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Good for you. It’s one of those things that, when you look back in a few years, you’d be so glad to not have taken the $$.

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Without outing yourself, what's the range of the bonus. If it's more than 10k, I'd rat. Joking aside, you cannot rat on the associate. Doing so will cause the partner to never trust you. Or even worse, the partner will keep bringing it up and making fun of you. It's not worth it.

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Rat the associate out, take the bonus, then quit and join the associate in starting your own law firm together and go take every client of your current employer, then hire that partner (once he comes asking for a job) as your associate paying him minimum wage. Show that SOB what ruthlessness looks like.

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Play both sides. Collect the bonus from the partner and tell the associate you’ll take half for keeping quiet.

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Terrible advice.

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I think it’s probably time for you to leave. Sounds like a terrible boss. Go find a nice headhunter.

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Do whatever helps you sleep at night. No judging here. But that bonus might be $50. If you are gonna sell out, get a good price.

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Yes that’s horrible.

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OK Gordon Gekko. Sheesh.

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I would've done it too....actually I did the same...but no bonus needed. 🙌

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Lmfaoooooo

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