Nervous First Year

One time a first year associate asked me if there was anything he could do to help. I said there wasn’t but that I would keep him in mind when something came up. The next day, the same first year associate asked me if there was anything he could do to help. So I made up a research project and gave it to him real official. He took a lot of notes. When the meeting ended, he said, “I won’t let you down” and went to work. A few hours later, at 4 PM, he sent a long email letting me know that he hoped to get the assignment to me by the end of the business day but wondered whether tomorrow morning was okay because he wanted to “dig a little deeper”. I said I was in no rush to get it and that tomorrow, or even next week, was fine by me. That night, I got a draft of the assignment in my inbox. An hour later, I got another email with a new attachment. The email said that I should use the most recent attachment rather than the one from the first email because the first one contained an error. It also said that he hoped I hadn’t already reviewed the first attachment and that he was so sorry for the inconvenience if I had already reviewed it and that the mistake wouldn’t happen again. I got another email after that which said that he had failed to attach a redline comparison of the two attachments but that he was now attaching a redline and that he was sorry for the multiple emails. I didn’t reply to the email because it was pretty late. The next day, he said that he hoped that everything was OK with the project. I said that I hadn’t read it yet. He said that he really appreciated the opportunity to work with me