Monday, March 02, 2009
Where Doc Review Survives - 55 Water Street
It would be nice if fellow contract attorneys are aware that the restrictions at Sullivan & Cromwell are getting tougher, if one comes to work to 55 Water Street on the 51st Floor. Given the economy and the lack of gigs, Sullivan is one of the few places where something is happening and perhaps about to given the new bailout on AIG.
So, if you are called to work at 55 Water Street come prepared to egress every time you leave the 51st floor, you will be required to card in and out of the floor. There are very few seats in a very small pantry on the floor---if anything you can eat downstairs in the cafeteria. Be prepared to card in and out.
Taking too long in the bathroom is off limits as the litigation support supervisor, Figaro ---has been alerted that people are in the bathrooms and hallways too long. Anyone who is caught violating this policy will be terminated. There are a couple of specialists who will report you so to be safe, step downstairs in the lobby if you have to make a call, for example.
Be also prepared to either freeze or be in an area with poor air ventilation, or no ventilation at all.
Be also prepared to have your 55 Water Street ID with you--if you forget it, you will lose time and money as you will be required to report to SC security and then to the 55 Water St. security office which is open on a very limited schedule.
Lastly, come totally prepared to meet a cadre of people who have been at SC for a long time (as long term temps) who have a sense of entitlement and behave as the projects is theirs. They also have formed cliques and do not allow anyone else in. If you manage to come in, do not bother with them. They are insulated and do not care about anything else but their own survival. Be prepared to see how some are the darlings of the specialists and are protected no matter what. Be prepared for long hours.
If there is work and they call you take it but come prepared so you are not blacklisted from perhaps one of the few places that has work coming in.