(1). A top-tier law firm, generally populated with pretentious Ivy Leaguers who are, for all intents and purposes, in love (and possibly trying to have sex) with their business cards. Attorneys in white shoe firms never miss an opportunity to tell you (i) where they work, and (ii) where they went to law school.
“His resume says he works at a big, white shoe firm, so I’m not sure we can get him to leave given what we are willing to offer. Wait … he’s a 14th year associate? Offer him $40,000 and some kind of ‘junior partner’ title and he’s gone.”
(1). To replace a system your company currently licenses with one your tech guys build themselves. Get ready for a buggy UI!
“So, we’re looking to in-house our general ledger system. Dipal said it would take six months and cost about half a million bucks. So, I’m prepping for about an 18-month turnaround with a budget of about two million bucks.”