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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:33 am

Had similar experience. Curious to know your result.

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Re: Missed call

Postby shock259 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:35 am

Anonymous User wrote:Stepped out of the shower last year, missed call from #1 firm, 2+ minute voicemail. Rejected, ending up striking out. Top that.


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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:39 am

missed a call while in class from hiring partner. short vm. called back- "you are still in the mix, hang in there with us."

rejection letter (that had to travel approximately 500 miles) in my mailbox 3 days later.

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:02 pm

Anonymous User wrote:missed a call while in class from hiring partner. short vm. called back- "you are still in the mix, hang in there with us."

rejection letter (that had to travel approximately 500 miles) in my mailbox 3 days later.


This is cruel. To everybody else out there: all calls I have received (5 total) have been offers.

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Re: Missed call

Postby KamaalTheAbstract » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:04 pm

Anonymous User wrote:missed a call while in class from hiring partner. short vm. called back- "you are still in the mix, hang in there with us."

rejection letter (that had to travel approximately 500 miles) in my mailbox 3 days later.


Did you return the call?

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:20 pm

OP here, it was a rejection! She just wanted to tell me cause we got along well and whatnot. Just posting in case you were dying to know :) haha

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here, it was a rejection! She just wanted to tell me cause we got along well and whatnot. Just posting in case you were dying to know :) haha



OMG im so sorry=(

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:23 pm

She sucks.

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:26 pm

That sucks! I do not understand why firms do this. While I can understand where they think they are being nice, they are actually being more hurtful by toying with our emotions and getting us worked up and excited....

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:52 pm

Someone really needs to write an open letter to all firms explaining that phone rejections are the worst idea in the history of mankind.

Wait, actually, NALP should step in and add a rule banning this.

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Re: Missed call

Postby piccolittle » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:55 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Someone really needs to write an open letter to all firms explaining that phone rejections are the worst idea in the history of mankind.

Was literally just thinking this. I think personal emails are a nice gesture, but the phone call is just too much. Isn't it incredibly awkward for them, too?

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:01 pm

(OP again) I dunno about the call. After spending half a day and eating a meal with people, a form letter is kinda impersonal. That said, I reaallly would appreciate a heads up email haha.

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:10 pm

Sorry to hear that OP! That's cruel. I realize it's more "personal" (which I guess is nice) but I'd rather not get my hopes up and then have them crushed. Send me a personalized e-mail instead!

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:17 pm

OP, sorry to hear that. I sincerely hope the rest of OCI is going ok for you.

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Re: Missed call

Postby NinerFan » Wed Sep 19, 2012 7:04 pm

I've never understood phone call rejections unless the firm/partner/associate takes some secret enjoyment out of someone else's sadness.

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:27 am

E-mail is definitely the way to go for rejections. Snail mail is pretty horrible too if you're trying to decide between firms. Three extra days of stress for no good reason.

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Re: Missed call

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:39 am

OP: I am so sorry :'(

Just curious, to everyone who has had the horrific experience of a heart skipping a beat when [desired firm] calls, only to hear "not offer" and then realize you've struck out at OCI?

i imagine i'd become curt and choke back my tears. i'm waiting to hear from two callbacks i did like a month ago.......sigh. everytime i check my mailbox im afraid of the thin envelope. now i realize i need to fear calls, too.




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