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If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:34 pm
by Anonymous User
I am thinking about quitting my job as an associate at a boutique -- I've been there about 9 months, and have a lot of personal reasons for leaving. I am planning to go solo after taking some time to resolve the personal issues.

The firm paid for part of my bar prep and bar expenses. Can they make me pay them back for those? I didn't sign anything saying I would. They didn't give me relocation or anything either.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:24 pm
by glitched
Anonymous User wrote:I am thinking about quitting my job as an associate at a boutique -- I've been there about 9 months, and have a lot of personal reasons for leaving. I am planning to go solo after taking some time to resolve the personal issues.

The firm paid for part of my bar prep and bar expenses. Can they make me pay them back for those? I didn't sign anything saying I would. They didn't give me relocation or anything either.


Did they give you an offer letter? I recall there being something in my offer letter about that. Honestly I don't think a firm would hound you about paying back the bar stuff. They're gonna go to small claims? That's crazy. Unless you're at a really tiny shop, those are negligible expenses to them.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:53 pm
by 1styearlateral
Sounds like you're asking for legal advice.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:07 pm
by Anonymous User
1styearlateral wrote:Sounds like you're asking for legal advice.


No, definitely not. I haven't quit -- just want to be prepared to pay back if I need to.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:57 am
by Anonymous User
Anonymous User wrote:I am thinking about quitting my job as an associate at a boutique -- I've been there about 9 months, and have a lot of personal reasons for leaving. I am planning to go solo after taking some time to resolve the personal issues.

The firm paid for part of my bar prep and bar expenses. Can they make me pay them back for those? I didn't sign anything saying I would. They didn't give me relocation or anything either.



Yeah the firm can make you do it.


Fuck your click bait title.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:36 pm
by Anonymous User
If you didn't sign anything with stipulations along those lines, no. I don't think there's a general-purpose law to that extent.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:15 pm
by Anonymous User
If you think that one cannot ask for legal advice before taking an action that might place them in legal peril, you best add being a bad lawyer to the list of personal issues.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:14 pm
by 1styearlateral
Anonymous User wrote:
1styearlateral wrote:Sounds like you're asking for legal advice.


No, definitely not. I haven't quit -- just want to be prepared to pay back if I need to.

Lots of dumb anon use in this thread but yes this is legal advice.

Re: If I quit, can the firm make me...

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:47 am
by shock259
I signed an offer letter that said I would pay it back if I left before a year. I left before a year and they never asked for it. You might budget for it but I wouldn't worry too much.