Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

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Try to reschedule Friday CB from 2 pm to 10 am?

Call and try to move it to 10 AM
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17%
Leave it at 2 PM
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17%
Time of day isn't going to matter
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Total votes: 6

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Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:40 pm

Edit- Rescheduled for 10
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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby 270910 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:49 pm

True or false: next Friday is the day before a long weekend?

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby rayiner » Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:First of all, I know I'm overthinking this, but I don't want to take any chances. As it stands now, I have a CB with a firm next Friday scheduled for 2 pm. I'm flying out there to meet with them, hence the Friday schedule. On the phone, the recruiter gave me the option of several Thursday times, which I declined, b/c I'm flying in on Thursday, or Friday at 10 or 2. Interview is supposed to be 2 hours long. I chose 2, thinking that I want plenty of time to drive into the city and find parking (firm is in my home secondary market), and get to the interview 15 mins early or so. I thought that rushing around in the morning and perhaps having to fight traffic might make me late or more stressed out at the interview. Now, I am wondering if it was a mistake to schedule a CB for Friday afternoon. Basically, I think I will do better at the 2 pm time, but I am worried that the interviewers might resent having to meet with me on a Friday afternoon when they are trying to get out of the office or finish up work before the weekend. Again, I was offered the choice of either time, chose 2, but am now unsure that it was the right choice. Any constructive feedback would be appreciated.


Fly in the night before, fly out that night.

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:07 pm

disco_barred wrote:True or false: next Friday is the day before a long weekend?


OP here. It's the Friday after Labor Day weekend

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:11 pm

Anonymous User wrote:First of all, I know I'm overthinking this, but I don't want to take any chances. As it stands now, I have a CB with a firm next Friday scheduled for 2 pm. I'm flying out there to meet with them, hence the Friday schedule. On the phone, the recruiter gave me the option of several Thursday times, which I declined, b/c I'm flying in on Thursday, or Friday at 10 or 2. Interview is supposed to be 2 hours long. I chose 2, thinking that I want plenty of time to drive into the city and find parking (firm is in my home secondary market), and get to the interview 15 mins early or so. I thought that rushing around in the morning and perhaps having to fight traffic might make me late or more stressed out at the interview. Now, I am wondering if it was a mistake to schedule a CB for Friday afternoon. Basically, I think I will do better at the 2 pm time, but I am worried that the interviewers might resent having to meet with me on a Friday afternoon when they are trying to get out of the office or finish up work before the weekend. Again, I was offered the choice of either time, chose 2, but am now unsure that it was the right choice. Any constructive feedback would be appreciated.


My feedback - although slightly off topic - would be to decide as soon as possible and call tomorrow morning. Depending on when you scheduled, you might not have the option for an earlier timeslot anymore if another candidate scheduled the slot. My on-topic feedback is that, since it's not a holiday weekend, attorneys and partners aren't going to be leaving the office early anyway (I worked in a law firm as a litigation paralegal and we always stayed late into Friday nights since Fridays = filing deadline). If that's your only issue, then you really shouldn't worry about changing it.

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby KMaine » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:26 pm

Do what you want. It does not matter at all.

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:13 pm

I'd try to reschedule for earlier in the day. I don't know if you've worked in a law firm, but on Friday afternoons, they're typically empty. I doubt that attorneys would like to stay at work late on Friday to do an interview and dinner.

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Re: Reschedule Friday CB for earlier in the day?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:17 pm

i also scheduled an afternoon interview for friday before realizing that it was beginning of labor day weekend. when i figured that out, i called the recruiter and told her that i would be more than willing to move it earlier in the day if it was an inconvenient time for interviewers. she didn't think it would be a problem but was still putting the schedule and told me that she would keep my flexibility in mind and get back to me if there was an issue.




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