grrrstick wrote: Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Just got no-offered yesterday by a V-50 in major market. Top 40% at a T-10. Spent the rest of the day drinking and contemplating doomsday scenarios. Apparently if you fuck up on one assignment during week one, that failure stays with you the rest of the summer and you get no-offered, even if you hand in excellent work product the rest of the summer.
This just seems ridiculous. Lawl School teaches you nothing about what it means to be an actual associate. Firms know this. So the fact that they would no offer you because of a mistake you made your first week on the job is insane. I know there is a steep learning curve but this just seems unreasonable. If you were still making those same mistakes weeks into the job, maybe.
The work thing is probably an excuse. There is probably a significant aspie factor going on.
I agree. Bad work product is probably an excuse for "we don't like you" or "we can't afford to hire you, and we can't afford to have you telling people we couldn't afford to hire you."
I'm inclined to lean more toward the latter because, from what I saw in my own SA's, the we don't like you excuse usually comes out as "you weren't what we were looking for/we just decided we were going in a different direction."
A lot of firms aren't doing as well as it looks on the surface right now...