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I’m starting as a Junior at a new firm and, in addition to the home office set up they provide, they also give a $500 IT stipend. Does this typically cover desks? And do stipends typically get disbursed as a $500 check or they reimburse specific purchases? And if it’s the latter, would they cover purchases made before the start date? I’ve already asked HR a lot of questions and I don’t want to keep pestering them to avoid a rep for being that annoying associate before I even start lol. Thx!

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Not to be a jerk, but how would anyone know what your firm’s reimbursement policy is?

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I agree, that’s why I’m asking what it typically is at most firms

Sorry, but no one here is going to know. It varies by firm. My firm reimburses specific purchases (can be right before or after the start date) up to $500. Some firms just give $500 as part of your paycheck. The $500 will likely cover a desk but you will have to see the policy to know for sure.

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Thank you, that’s helpful. My old firm didn’t have any such policy so that’s why I’m new to this

Ask recruiting or an associate you interviewed with!

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Just name the firm and people can help better

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Ask HR. Ask an associate. Ask your recruiter. There is no "typical" policy. That said, highly dubious they'd cover expenses incurred before you even joined the firm unless they just give you $500 as part of paycheck.

You should just ask

My firm just gave this to me with my first paycheck. No receipts, no limits on what it could be used for, or anything like that. But this is really firm-specific so you're better off just asking.

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