Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby cattleprod » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 pm

romothesavior wrote:You're an idiot.


You are clearly brilliant and wise beyond your years.
Keep up the rock solid contributions you are making to the debate.
We need more of your posts, just like that one, helping to further the discussion.
You have a great future in front of you..... perhaps Tweeting. You have a talent at keeping it brief and to the point.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby Grizz » Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:55 pm

cattleprod wrote:
romothesavior wrote:You're an idiot.


You are clearly brilliant and wise beyond your years.
Keep up the rock solid contributions you are making to the debate.
We need more of your posts, just like that one, helping to further the discussion.
You have a great future in front of you..... perhaps Tweeting. You have a talent at keeping it brief and to the point.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby cattleprod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:02 am

Grizz wrote:<snip>


You're an idiot.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby cattleprod » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:03 am

romothesavior wrote:You're an idiot.


You're an idiot.

Wow. This is easy.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby romothesavior » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:04 am

cattleprod wrote:
romothesavior wrote:You're an idiot.


You're an idiot.

Wow. This is easy.

I have a feeling the banammer (or the banhatchet, or the "blown out torch") will be coming your way soon.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby Grizz » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:09 am

cattleprod wrote:
Grizz wrote:<snip>


You're an idiot.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby HBK » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 am

If you think it will give you a boost, consider the following: "I have not yet accepted an offer, but I would like to know as soon as possible."

There, you didn't lie. I have no problem with the statement above, because it is the truth.

/One thing the LSAT is good for- developing the ability to mislead without lying.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby vanwinkle » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:26 pm

cattleprod wrote:You're an idiot.

Wow. This is easy.

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Wow. That was easy.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:51 pm

i doubt they will followup. in fact, i'm not even sure that they can.

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby phonepro » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:21 pm

lie cheat and steal your way to success!

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Re: Is it ever a good idea to lie about having another offer?

Postby sunynp » Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:37 pm

Do not lie. If they ask where the offer is from, you're screwed. If they say , sorry we can't move any faster but do what is best for you, you're screwed. Or they could always just say we were going to ding you anyway.
If they hire you and find out you lied to them, you're screwed.
So how does lying help you?

Don't think for a minute that partners and associates at firms won't check with their colleagues at other firms to see if you had an offer - so don't lie.




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