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Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:25 pm

Does this have a big impact? Like will I be OCI screwed if I got fired before.
I was fired from a job for an email issue - company basically made an example out of me as many of the workers do what I did daily. Also , something that no one really knew was against the rules.

When I left, I left on good terms with everyone at the company and cooperated with HR about trying to figure out the pervasiveness of the issue at the company (ie, what ppl with a similar job as me thought about company policies, etc).

But I still did break the rules. Will OCI companies ask "why did you leave?" How do I handle. Freaking out.


Thanks

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby BobSacamano » Sun Jan 09, 2011 7:43 pm

Are you in law school now? If not, firms will likely not ask why you left former jobs. They very rarely ask for references. You should be fine.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:49 pm

Op here. No I'm not. I'm a 0L, but had an interview last week where we went through my resume and they asked why I left each job. Went fine, but realized that it's an auto turn off when you say you were fired and then thought that maybe it would affect me come OCI.

Very reassuring. Thanks for the info!

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Patriot1208 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:02 pm

Email issue?.......... Did you send porn or naughty jokes?

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby UnTouChablE » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:00 am

Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Leira7905 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:09 am

UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:20 am

Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


That's what I was thinking, that it could come back to haunt in C+F. Even though one screening interview years back probably doest mean anything, I dont want to take any chances on a 200k education and not be eligible for the bar.

In anyone else's experience, did they ever go down your resume asking why you left the companies?

Thanks again in advance.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Leira7905 » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:31 am

How far down your resume is it? Last week? Last month? Five years ago? What has ur WE been like since then? Is the rest of your resume solid?

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby UnTouChablE » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:32 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


That's what I was thinking, that it could come back to haunt in C+F. Even though one screening interview years back probably doest mean anything, I dont want to take any chances on a 200k education and not be eligible for the bar.

In anyone else's experience, did they ever go down your resume asking why you left the companies?

Thanks again in advance.


This true, I guess it is according to everyone's risk tolerance.

And yes, every interview I have had, I have been asked that question about all my previous jobs.

My feelings is that OCI might be different tho, since they expect that you to be a student and have everything else that comes with being a student ie unstable work history. Good question tho.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Voyager » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:47 am

At OCI no one will ask whether you were fired. So you won't need to lie. Just don't bring it up.

Now C&F will ask why you left your employer. You will need to divulge what happened there.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jan 10, 2011 3:24 pm

Leira7905 wrote:How far down your resume is it? Last week? Last month? Five years ago? What has ur WE been like since then? Is the rest of your resume solid?


It was 3 years ago. Aside from that, the rest of the resume is fine. Not great work experience persay (two freelance gigs that I still do and an assistant gig), but nothing that would draw red flags, hopefully.


Voyager wrote:At OCI no one will ask whether you were fired. So you won't need to lie. Just don't bring it up.

Now C&F will ask why you left your employer. You will need to divulge what happened there.


Thanks for the info. Definitely plan on including everything in C+F, cant imagine they would ding me for getting fired once.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby underdawg » Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:00 pm

this is not going to affect c&f lol. it's not like you got fired for embezzling money.

i don't recall being asked why i left jobs at oci. it might depend on the timing of the jobs. it was pretty obvious that my "work experience" was summer jobs, and one part time job i had throughout college. no one asked why i left because there was a 99% chance the answer would be "because law school was starting" or "the summer ended"

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby frost » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:10 pm

I didn't get asked about why I left previous jobs, but I have a lot on my resume and two separate partners thought that I had gaps in the timeline. They both brought it up until I clarified that I was actually doing multiple things at once. So if you're not doing anything from now until September, you might be asked what you did for nine months.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:23 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:Email issue?.......... Did you send porn or naughty jokes?

asking a little too much aren't we? ;)

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Does this have a big impact? Like will I be OCI screwed if I got fired before.
I was fired from a job for an email issue - company basically made an example out of me as many of the workers do what I did daily. Also , something that no one really knew was against the rules.

When I left, I left on good terms with everyone at the company and cooperated with HR about trying to figure out the pervasiveness of the issue at the company (ie, what ppl with a similar job as me thought about company policies, etc).

But I still did break the rules. Will OCI companies ask "why did you leave?" How do I handle. Freaking out.


Thanks


well...i can help yoo out...how long had you been working there first of all?

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:26 pm

oh i'm just reading down the posts,,anonymous that job was three years ago yo? i wouldn't even list it on my resume real talk...

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


That's what I was thinking, that it could come back to haunt in C+F. Even though one screening interview years back probably doest mean anything, I dont want to take any chances on a 200k education and not be eligible for the bar.

In anyone else's experience, did they ever go down your resume asking why you left the companies?

Thanks again in advance.


son you worry too much you know that? ;)

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:29 pm

Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


I'm sorry...what's a C & F investigation??

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Patriot1208 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:25 pm

JPrezy87 wrote:
Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


I'm sorry...what's a C & F investigation??


Character and Fitness. It's what you have to go through to get admitted to the Bar Association.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 4:36 pm

Truth is relative.

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:50 pm

Patriot1208 wrote:
JPrezy87 wrote:
Leira7905 wrote:
UnTouChablE wrote:Just say you resigned. Wat is wrong with ppl? You don't always have to tell da truth an' shit, in fact it is much harder to get hired if you busy bullshitin' shooting yourself in da foot.

'Why did you leave this job?'

"Was not challenging enough. Not too sound to critical or demanding, but I like a job that gives me the opportunity to..."

If you are a public figure or something akin to a celebrity then disregard this advice but then again if you are you would have no problem getting work so you probably wouldn't need to do this.

If it is also a very high profile position (which being an associate is not) like white house appointed seats, don't lie but otherwise in this job market you cannot afford to tell interviewers you were fired previously.


Not to sound like a paranoid freak or anything, but lying about being fired from a job could be revealed in C&F investigation...
IMO, getting busted for lying is worse than admitting to being fired for a small infraction. Just sayin.


I'm sorry...what's a C & F investigation??


Character and Fitness. It's what you have to go through to get admitted to the Bar Association.


oh it seems so obvious now...but like i said he could just NOT LIST that particular employer on his job application..and he'll be A okay

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Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:13 pm

JPrezy87 wrote:
oh it seems so obvious now...but like i said he could just NOT LIST that particular employer on his job application..and he'll be A okay


OP Here. If I didnt list it,it would be a 1 year gap in my resume. Worked there about 10 months. Still worth it?

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby JPrezy87 » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:35 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
JPrezy87 wrote:
oh it seems so obvious now...but like i said he could just NOT LIST that particular employer on his job application..and he'll be A okay


OP Here. If I didnt list it,it would be a 1 year gap in my resume. Worked there about 10 months. Still worth it?


welp...well in that case...just list it :).

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby Voyager » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:26 pm

underdawg wrote:this is not going to affect c&f lol. it's not like you got fired for embezzling money.


"lol", but it would affect his C&F if he lied about it on the application, hence my point. "lol".

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Re: Getting Fired from a job - affect OCI Prospects?

Postby underdawg » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:15 pm

Voyager wrote:
underdawg wrote:this is not going to affect c&f lol. it's not like you got fired for embezzling money.


"lol", but it would affect his C&F if he lied about it on the application, hence my point. "lol".

um ok. the OP said above he that he couldn't imagine that if he disclosed, it would be a c&f problem. but no, every post must be arguing with you!!!




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