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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:33 pm

Icculus wrote:Yes, totally worth throwing away a potential offer to get at some socially awkward and probably snobby associate. Odds are you got no offered for some other reason, but why risk it in this economy? I mean we have people on here who took the blame for parter's passing horrific gas in order to get a job. WHere is your dedication?

I was actually interviewing with the firm out of a sense of obligation (long story). I had no intention of working there.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Icculus » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:36 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Icculus wrote:Yes, totally worth throwing away a potential offer to get at some socially awkward and probably snobby associate. Odds are you got no offered for some other reason, but why risk it in this economy? I mean we have people on here who took the blame for parter's passing horrific gas in order to get a job. WHere is your dedication?

I was actually interviewing with the firm out of a sense of obligation (long story). I had no intention of working there.


Ah, this changes everything. And I agree with the following:

Tanicius wrote:At the end of the lunch you should have finally turned to the girl and asked where she went to school.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:40 pm

Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby 071816 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:41 pm

Tanicius wrote:At the end of the lunch you should have finally turned to the girl and asked where she went to school.

I think you should've pretended like you had never heard of Harvard and said something like "Harvard? Never heard of it. Which state is it in?"

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby nevdash » Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:53 pm

chimp wrote:
Tanicius wrote:At the end of the lunch you should have finally turned to the girl and asked where she went to school.

I think you should've pretended like you had never heard of Harvard and said something like "Harvard? Never heard of it. Which state is it in?"

Then ask her where she went to undergrad and, if it was Penn, throw in a UPenn State jab.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Old Gregg » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:07 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


Sounds like they made a wise decision.

User has been outed and warned.

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Postby Myself » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:52 pm

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby glitter178 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


You showed them!

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


Sounds like they made a wise decision.

User has been outed and warned.


Yea. I should have lied on my NALP form to save that firm a few bucks. Career services recommended that I withdraw my application, since their offer to interview me only if someone else paid for it was clearly against NALP guidelines.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby NotMyRealName09 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:30 pm

Work shitting blowouts are the worst.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby ben4847 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


Sounds like they made a wise decision.

User has been outed and warned.


Yea. I should have lied on my NALP form to save that firm a few bucks. Career services recommended that I withdraw my application, since their offer to interview me only if someone else paid for it was clearly against NALP guidelines.


No, you should have swallowed a quarter of the expenses.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby adammac17 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Last cb of the oci season: during my second interview I forgot the name of my oci interviewer and described him as "an older bald guy with an odd sense of humor". Not bad, she laughed and said no big deal

Few minutes later I started hearing faint music but thought nothing of it - maybe in the office next to hers. But it kept getting louder. Finally she asked if I heard it too. "Yeah, it's been getting louder....wait, I think.....oh, it's my phone" (playing lil Wayne on pandora)

Needless to say, I'm waiting anxiously by my phone for dat offer.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:02 pm

ben4847 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


Sounds like they made a wise decision.

User has been outed and warned.


Yea. I should have lied on my NALP form to save that firm a few bucks. Career services recommended that I withdraw my application, since their offer to interview me only if someone else paid for it was clearly against NALP guidelines.


No, you should have swallowed a quarter of the expenses.

They aren't worth it.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby 20130312 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:17 pm

adammac17 wrote:Last cb of the oci season: during my second interview I forgot the name of my oci interviewer and described him as "an older bald guy with an odd sense of humor". Not bad, she laughed and said no big deal

Few minutes later I started hearing faint music but thought nothing of it - maybe in the office next to hers. But it kept getting louder. Finally she asked if I heard it too. "Yeah, it's been getting louder....wait, I think.....oh, it's my phone" (playing lil Wayne on pandora)

Needless to say, I'm waiting anxiously by my phone for dat offer.

Wait, your phone or hers?

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby adammac17 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:33 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
adammac17 wrote:Last cb of the oci season: during my second interview I forgot the name of my oci interviewer and described him as "an older bald guy with an odd sense of humor". Not bad, she laughed and said no big deal

Few minutes later I started hearing faint music but thought nothing of it - maybe in the office next to hers. But it kept getting louder. Finally she asked if I heard it too. "Yeah, it's been getting louder....wait, I think.....oh, it's my phone" (playing lil Wayne on pandora)

Needless to say, I'm waiting anxiously by my phone for dat offer.

Wait, your phone or hers?


Alas it was my phone. Played it off as well as I could but……

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:14 pm

Screener. Had just transferred from lower T1 with LSAT median around 163 to MVP. Interviewer says something that basically is like "haha now you can go around and tell people you got a 175 on your LSAT and no one will know you're lying." Dumb thing of him to say, and I think he realized as it came out of his mouth that he probably shouldn't say that. Stupid, stupid, stupid, I couldn't let it go. Should have just been like, "yeah, it's nice to be here" and moved on.

Instead, I blurted out "I got a 177."

Silence. Awkward silence.

No CB.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:16 am

Callback in secondary market. The white, fratty partner and I are in his office having a pleasant conversation about football that has lasted for a good fifteen minutes. The discussion turns to basketball, at which point he says, "Yeah, just the other day I drove my daughters out to a basketball tournament in the area where you're originally from. Here, take a look at this picture of my daughters at the tournament." He proceeds to pick up the framed photograph and points to his daughters.

The photograph shows him and his white wife standing behind his two black daughters. I say, "Yep, there's my high school's gym. You have a beautiful family. It's really great you adopted. That's a noble thing to do." Awkward pause and long stare from partner.

Partner says, "They are actually my biological children. My first wife died in a car wreck a few years ago."

No offer.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby adammac17 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:21 am

Anonymous User wrote:Screener. Had just transferred from lower T1 with LSAT median around 163 to MVP. Interviewer says something that basically is like "haha now you can go around and tell people you got a 175 on your LSAT and no one will know you're lying." Dumb thing of him to say, and I think he realized as it came out of his mouth that he probably shouldn't say that. Stupid, stupid, stupid, I couldn't let it go. Should have just been like, "yeah, it's nice to be here" and moved on.

Instead, I blurted out "I got a 177."

Silence. Awkward silence.

No CB.

Are you Joefish? Cuz you sound like him
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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Bildungsroman » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:24 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Screener. Had just transferred from lower T1 with LSAT median around 163 to MVP. Interviewer says something that basically is like "haha now you can go around and tell people you got a 175 on your LSAT and no one will know you're lying." Dumb thing of him to say, and I think he realized as it came out of his mouth that he probably shouldn't say that. Stupid, stupid, stupid, I couldn't let it go. Should have just been like, "yeah, it's nice to be here" and moved on.

Instead, I blurted out "I got a 177."

Silence. Awkward silence.

No CB.

Are you Joefish? Cuz you sound like Joefish irl.......god were glad you transfered

Good anon use, brother.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby sunynp » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:28 am

Anonymous User wrote:Callback in secondary market. The white, fratty partner and I are in his office having a pleasant conversation about football that has lasted for a good fifteen minutes. The discussion turns to basketball, at which point he says, "Yeah, just the other day I drove my daughters out to a basketball tournament in the area where you're originally from. Here, take a look at this picture of my daughters at the tournament." He proceeds to pick up the framed photograph and points to his daughters.

The photograph shows him and his white wife standing behind his two black daughters. I say, "Yep, there's my high school's gym. You have a beautiful family. It's really great you adopted. That's a noble thing to do." Awkward pause and long stare from partner.

Partner says, "They are actually my biological children. My first wife died in a car wreck a few years ago."

Dude. That was just the most cringeworthy thing to do. I would have wanted the floor to swallow me up right there. I feel your embarrassment through the computer.

I guess you know by now: never make those kinds of statements. I dont care if the o partner is one of those Duggar family people - no remarks except what a great family.
No offer.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby crazycanuck » Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:40 am

Anonymous User wrote:Callback in secondary market. The white, fratty partner and I are in his office having a pleasant conversation about football that has lasted for a good fifteen minutes. The discussion turns to basketball, at which point he says, "Yeah, just the other day I drove my daughters out to a basketball tournament in the area where you're originally from. Here, take a look at this picture of my daughters at the tournament." He proceeds to pick up the framed photograph and points to his daughters.

The photograph shows him and his white wife standing behind his two black daughters. I say, "Yep, there's my high school's gym. You have a beautiful family. It's really great you adopted. That's a noble thing to do." Awkward pause and long stare from partner.

Partner says, "They are actually my biological children. My first wife died in a car wreck a few years ago."

No offer.


Ah bro, I feel for you. Never make comments like that. Should have stopped after "you have a beautiful family" that's like congratulating an interviewer on being pregnant before she says she pregnant.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby JoeFish » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:22 am

Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Screener. Had just transferred from lower T1 with LSAT median around 163 to MVP. Interviewer says something that basically is like "haha now you can go around and tell people you got a 175 on your LSAT and no one will know you're lying." Dumb thing of him to say, and I think he realized as it came out of his mouth that he probably shouldn't say that. Stupid, stupid, stupid, I couldn't let it go. Should have just been like, "yeah, it's nice to be here" and moved on.

Instead, I blurted out "I got a 177."

Silence. Awkward silence.

No CB.

Are you Joefish? Cuz you sound like Joefish irl.......god were glad you transfered

Good anon use, brother.


Ah wow thanks Bildungsroman for preserving how much of a champ this guy is

Edit: felt like it deserved this too: :roll:

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby dingbat » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:21 am

JoeFish wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:Good anon use, brother.


Ah wow thanks Bildungsroman for preserving how much of a champ this guy is

Edit: felt like it deserved this too: :roll:
it's his shtick

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby Old Gregg » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:52 am

Anonymous User wrote:
Fresh Prince wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Firm wanted to interview me. I asked them if they were okay splitting costs with the three other firms, they said no, but they'd interview me if I was going to be in town anyways. I laughed and told the recruiting woman, "So you're only going to interview me on someone else's dime? I don't think that's how these things work."

Ding letter. Pretty sleazy if you ask me.


Sounds like they made a wise decision.

User has been outed and warned.


Yea. I should have lied on my NALP form to save that firm a few bucks. Career services recommended that I withdraw my application, since their offer to interview me only if someone else paid for it was clearly against NALP guidelines.



You're missing the point. You could have politely declined rather than laughed at the recruiter. The firm did something bad here and you managed to still come out of it not taking the higher ground.

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Re: Bad Interview Moments

Postby sunynp » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:05 am

JoeFish wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:Screener. Had just transferred from lower T1 with LSAT median around 163 to MVP. Interviewer says something that basically is like "haha now you can go around and tell people you got a 175 on your LSAT and no one will know you're lying." Dumb thing of him to say, and I think he realized as it came out of his mouth that he probably shouldn't say that. Stupid, stupid, stupid, I couldn't let it go. Should have just been like, "yeah, it's nice to be here" and moved on.

Instead, I blurted out "I got a 177."

Silence. Awkward silence.

No CB.

Are you Joefish? Cuz you sound like Joefish irl.......god were glad you transfered

Good anon use, brother.


Ah wow thanks Bildungsroman for preserving how much of a champ this guy is

Edit: felt like it deserved this too: :roll:

Isn't there some rule about not calling people out anonymously?




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