Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

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Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:01 pm

I'm thinking of moving a callback to Friday because I've missed way too much class so far. Bad idea?

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:09 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I'm thinking of moving a callback to Friday because I've missed way too much class so far. Bad idea?



Been told on more than one occasion by V10 partners this is a bad idea.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:12 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:I'm thinking of moving a callback to Friday because I've missed way too much class so far. Bad idea?



Been told on more than one occasion by V10 partners this is a bad idea.


Bad idea to move a callback, or bad idea to schedule a callback for Friday to start? I have a Friday callback (it was either that, or wait two more weeks) -- just want to make sure there isn't something terrible about Friday callbacks in general.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Indubitably » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:14 pm

Missing class during 2L is really not that big of a deal. Just get notes from someone; you'll be fine. Priorities!

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:20 pm

Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.


Ditto for V10.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:35 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.


Ditto for V10.


Yup. I'm the guy quoted above. Mine was a V10 as well.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:37 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.


Ditto for V10.


Yup. I'm the guy quoted above. Mine was a V10 as well.


Don't v10s have close to 100% callback-offer rates? Interviews probably don't even matter that much since they look pretty much just at grades.

I'm doing callbacks with v50s.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:39 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.


Ditto for V10.


Yup. I'm the guy quoted above. Mine was a V10 as well.


Don't v10s have close to 100% callback-offer rates? Interviews probably don't even matter that much since they look pretty much just at grades.

I'm doing callbacks with v50s.


Not at all. And plus, my grades are at or slightly below median.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:42 pm

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Not at all. And plus, my grades are at or slightly below median.


Damn. Congrats.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:43 pm

Indubitably wrote:Missing class during 2L is really not that big of a deal. Just get notes from someone; you'll be fine. Priorities!


I'm taking pretty much all hard classes though. Think M&A and shiiiiz.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:57 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Indubitably wrote:Missing class during 2L is really not that big of a deal. Just get notes from someone; you'll be fine. Priorities!


I'm taking pretty much all hard classes though. Think M&A and shiiiiz.


Grades serve a noble purpose: landing you a job. They are but a means to an end. Go to the damn callback.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.



Because a lot of people take off Fridays and do not want to be spending the time they could have had playing golf with interviewing a law student.

IDK about moving the date. It depends on how close you are to it. By doing so, you are changing everyone's schedule who was going to interview you, and it inconveniences all of them. If the CB is less than a week away, I would not reschedule it.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby spondee » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:13 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.



Because a lot of people take off Fridays and do not want to be spending the time they could have had playing golf with interviewing a law student.


Yeah, attorneys rarely work Fridays.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:15 am

spondee wrote:
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Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.



Because a lot of people take off Fridays and do not want to be spending the time they could have had playing golf with interviewing a law student.


Yeah, attorneys rarely work Fridays.



Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby spondee » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:29 am

Anonymous User wrote:Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


So what? First, you're wildly generalizing to assume that they'll all be out-of-office. Second, and more importantly, it's really not our concern as interviewees. Don't over-think stuff like this.

If you call to schedule a CB and the recruiter suggests a Friday, then Fridays are fine. If you suggest a Friday and the recruiter schedules you for one, then Fridays are fine. They won't let us schedule one that's a bad time for them; any one of us is not that important.

As for the OP, I wouldn't reschedule it. Skip class.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:31 am

for what it's worth, i had 2 CBs on a friday and later received offers from both firms. i didn't get the impression that friday was an inconvenient day

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby concurrent fork » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:
spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.



Because a lot of people take off Fridays and do not want to be spending the time they could have had playing golf with interviewing a law student.


Yeah, attorneys rarely work Fridays.



Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


Why are these anonymous?

Also, everyone knows that partners hate talking to people on Fridays. You have obviously just killed your chance for an offer.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:I'm thinking of moving a callback to Friday because I've missed way too much class so far. Bad idea?

Callbacks on Friday are great. I'm batting 1.000 on Friday callbacks.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:05 am

spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


So what? First, you're wildly generalizing to assume that they'll all be out-of-office. Second, and more importantly, it's really not our concern as interviewees. Don't over-think stuff like this.

If you call to schedule a CB and the recruiter suggests a Friday, then Fridays are fine. If you suggest a Friday and the recruiter schedules you for one, then Fridays are fine. They won't let us schedule one that's a bad time for them; any one of us is not that important.

As for the OP, I wouldn't reschedule it. Skip class.



Just quoting what MULTIPLE V10 partners have told me, that's all, bro. Take the advice or not--totally your decision.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:
spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


So what? First, you're wildly generalizing to assume that they'll all be out-of-office. Second, and more importantly, it's really not our concern as interviewees. Don't over-think stuff like this.

If you call to schedule a CB and the recruiter suggests a Friday, then Fridays are fine. If you suggest a Friday and the recruiter schedules you for one, then Fridays are fine. They won't let us schedule one that's a bad time for them; any one of us is not that important.

As for the OP, I wouldn't reschedule it. Skip class.



Just quoting what MULTIPLE V10 partners have told me, that's all, bro. Take the advice or not--totally your decision.

Can we agree that Friday mornings are fine but Friday afternoons are iffy at best?

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Drake014 » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Remind me again, why are Friday callbacks a bad idea?

I had a callback the Friday before Labor Day. Everyone was cheerful and happy. I got an offer.



Because a lot of people take off Fridays and do not want to be spending the time they could have had playing golf with interviewing a law student.


Yeah, attorneys rarely work Fridays.



Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


I think you guys are having delusions about what your hours will be when you make partner.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:43 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
spondee wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Partners take off summer/early fall afternoons. Those are the most important interviewers.


So what? First, you're wildly generalizing to assume that they'll all be out-of-office. Second, and more importantly, it's really not our concern as interviewees. Don't over-think stuff like this.

If you call to schedule a CB and the recruiter suggests a Friday, then Fridays are fine. If you suggest a Friday and the recruiter schedules you for one, then Fridays are fine. They won't let us schedule one that's a bad time for them; any one of us is not that important.

As for the OP, I wouldn't reschedule it. Skip class.



Just quoting what MULTIPLE V10 partners have told me, that's all, bro. Take the advice or not--totally your decision.

Can we agree that Friday mornings are fine but Friday afternoons are iffy at best?

I have had a lot of success with Friday afternoons. However, I would say that quoting "multiple v10" partners on TLS is iffy at best. That sort of "quote" smells like disco.

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:46 am

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Re: Is scheduling a Friday callback really that bad?

Postby NYAssociate » Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:47 am

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