Not from OCI, but I went to what I thought was a post-grad, post-bar, school-paid internship interview I set up. (In my region and practice area, no one hires you until you know you've passed the bar and your start date is usually the day after swearing-in, so this is pretty routine.) I show up expecting a relatively chill chat with a potential supervisor where I try to convince them to let me work for free. They bring me in to a full panel interview and start by announcing, "oh, we just fired someone and have an entry level spot open ASAP, so this is an interview for a real job." So, that was a great start.
One particular asshole on the panel did the following:
- quizzed me for literally for like 15 minutes about WHY I didn't make moot court, while no one else in the room really tried to intervene. It went kind of like this: Him: So, you weren't on moot court? Me: No, I participated in our school's 1L competition, which is the only opportunity to make the board. I had a great learning experience and enjoyed it blah blah blah. Him: So why exactly didn't you make the board? Me: Well, I think it's pretty standard that only the top X% are invited to the board. I apparently didn't make that cut but I learned a lot from the experience, I think I did well in X areas, and later did X competition to further work on my skills in XYZ. Him: No, what exactly are your personal shortcomings that you failed to make the cut? What did you do wrong that you didn't score high enough. ... etc. etc. etc. This went on forever, no idea what eventually came out of my mouth regarding my personal failings in moot court competition that satisfied him to make us move on to another topic.
- quizzed me for about 10 minutes about a minor criminal offense from 10 years prior (which came up when I was asked if anything negative would show up on my background check). gave a standard interview answer that amounts to I was young and stupid, definitely learned from the experience, clearly an anomaly compared to the rest of my life, gives me perspective on the justice system, etc. Asks a million invasive follow-up questions. Finally asks "did you feel like you failed your parents?" This is where I start crying.
p.s. got the job. three years later I still work here, happy as a clam, and my d-bag interviewer got shitcanned awhile ago for being batshit insane. karma.