Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman waited a long time to announce whether it's first-years would be starting on time in September or, like so many other firms' new crop of associates, be delayed for some months. On Friday, the Shark reported that Pillsbury was indeed delaying start dates, and that some associates will be waiting a lot longer than they might've expected.
Conversely, other associates-to-be can take a mid-five-figure severance from a job they've never actually had, and just go away forever. This strikes me as a good deal. I have been not working at Pillsbury my entire professional life and they haven't paid me a dime for it.
Read the story at the Shark, and also check out our companion blog's legendarily despair-inducing listing of pretty much every firm's program to terrify and anxietize graduating law students.