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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:03 pm

just that 22 people were receiving offers

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:09 pm

How the hell did we go from 40+ to 22? What is going on at that office?!

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:How the hell did we go from 40+ to 22? What is going on at that office?!

I would guess that what it said on the website about hiring 25 people each year is general info and not exactly current and accurate. I was under the impression very few people were hired last year. So when people at the DA's office said that 13 additional people will be hired this year, it wasn't necessarily going to be 13 in addition to 25 - probably just 13 in addition to what they hired last time. We were all probably overestimating the number.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:21 pm

The only hope we have left is if they mailed offers and they did not call. In reality, however, I think it is a sad day for all of us.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:23 pm

I've wasted 3+ months waiting for this office. I think I'm just gonna call Schuler tomorrow morning like the Anon a few posts before me and ask and get it over with. Though I truly believe that all offers have already gone out.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:31 pm

I am also going to call tomorrow. I feel angry and frustrated and disappointed.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:33 pm

I called today and was told that I was on an alternate list. Anyone else on this list?

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:35 pm

What time did you call? Did she say how offers went out?

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:36 pm

We already established that offers will be phone calls.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:36 pm

I assume its a list for people who were close and they are waiting to see if all 22 accept and if not they will take someone from that list. So...if youre on the list you may have another month long wait?

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:37 pm

Really kicking myself for not calling before 5 pm now. Now I have another 16 hours of misery to deal with.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:39 pm

I don't think we established that offers are phone calls. I know someone that received an offer last year by mail and did not get a phone call. Although, Ms. Schuler did say they were calling for offers.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:48 pm

I just got a ding letter in the Southeast. Good luck to everyone else put there.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:38 pm

I'm in Philadelphia. No rejection letter, no call. Will call in the morning to check status.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:39 pm

22 is less than the already smallish amount of 2L interns they had over the summer. Outside of the few Appeals hires, it sounds like nobody outside of the summer interns had chance. That's a damn shame. I wonder where all this hype about a large incoming class came from.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:05 pm

I feel angry about the entire process. I do not think it is fair to hold a panel interview in October and then make people wait until the end of February to let them know their status, especially knowing that so few spots were available.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:30 pm

In an extreme employer's market where employees are a dime a dozen we can't be terribly choosy.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:07 am

Anonymous User wrote:I feel angry about the entire process. I do not think it is fair to hold a panel interview in October and then make people wait until the end of February to let them know their status, especially knowing that so few spots were available.


I understand the disappointment, but to be fair we knew about the process all along. I don't really understand how anyone can be angry.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:21 am

Angry because we were supposed to hear at the beginning of December, then it was the beginning of January, then it beginning of February, then it was at the end of the first week of February then it was mid February . . . We did not know that the date would keep being pushed back.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:25 am

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:15 am

You're absolutely allowed to feel angry. Sorry this one may not work out (if you got a letter, then I'm sorry that it did not work out.) I will also say that I understand how frustrating this was -- I was lucky and had my panel interview in early December at which time they were able to tell me I would not hear before late Jan or early Feb. So I only had the last couple weeks of wondering, and only having to endure that was excruciating. I think there has been a shift in the last couple years from their usual December hiring decisions; maybe not everyone had the right information, and maybe they were also a bit disorganized and had to push back their schedule. It's too bad.
Good luck!

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:59 am

Thank you for acknowledging my feelings. If you are still waiting good luck to you.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:15 am

So I just called and I am on a waiting list.

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:18 am

The list is ranked I assume?

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Re: Philadelphia DA

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:27 am

Yes she said the list is ranked but she would not tell me precisely where I was on the wait list. There are about 10 candidates on the list. People with offers have 1 week to respond. She said to call back in two weeks. With the way the economy is, I am not getting my hopes up.




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