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Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:36 pm

I have an interview in NYC in a few weeks. I work at a biglaw firm in another city. I'm flying in Sunday and will be interviewing for the morning on Monday. Then I fly out that evening.

What is a reasonable excuse? Should I just say I need the day off for some personal matters? Should I say that I'm going out of town?

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby 1styearlateral » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:10 pm

Just take a personal day or two and don't say anymore. If they ask why say it's PERSONAL. :roll:

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby clerk1251 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:13 pm

You're gone for one day. Do you even need to give them a reason? Does your firm have a facetime requirement? You could always just put in your hours while on the plane. You definitely don't need to tell them you're going out of town. Perhaps just say you're getting dental work done, if you need an excuse?

That being said, I think it also depends on where you live currently, and how big your firm is. I have a friend that went to interviews from smaller airports (like SNA, or SJC) and saw other attorneys from his firm flying in/out. It was especially awkward for him, because he was in a suit and they knew he didn't have any business meetings to go to.

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby smokeylarue » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:03 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview in NYC in a few weeks. I work at a biglaw firm in another city. I'm flying in Sunday and will be interviewing for the morning on Monday. Then I fly out that evening.

What is a reasonable excuse? Should I just say I need the day off for some personal matters? Should I say that I'm going out of town?


This is sort of absurd. Have you never taken a single vacation day?

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby dixiecupdrinking » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:10 pm

smokeylarue wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview in NYC in a few weeks. I work at a biglaw firm in another city. I'm flying in Sunday and will be interviewing for the morning on Monday. Then I fly out that evening.

What is a reasonable excuse? Should I just say I need the day off for some personal matters? Should I say that I'm going out of town?


This is sort of absurd. Have you never taken a single vacation day?

lol seriously.

"I will be out of the office on x day. If you need to reach me, call my cell." No one would ever think twice about that.

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby Abbie Doobie » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:49 pm

guys you don't get it. op is a rockstar associate whose absence from the office for an entire single day will set off all kinds of red flags.

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby RaceJudicata » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:10 pm

Plot twist: Are you trying to lateral because of incessant coughing from the person next door?

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby ruski » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:22 pm

clerk1251 wrote:That being said, I think it also depends on where you live currently, and how big your firm is. I have a friend that went to interviews from smaller airports (like SNA, or SJC) and saw other attorneys from his firm flying in/out. It was especially awkward for him, because he was in a suit and they knew he didn't have any business meetings to go to.


this is way more amusing than OP's inquiry. I just don't see how this is even remotely possible, even in a small city.

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby iliketurtles123 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:26 pm

RaceJudicata wrote:Plot twist: Are you trying to lateral because of incessant coughing from the person next door?


No he's trying to lateral because his firm ran out of Cheezits

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby clerk1251 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:58 am

ruski wrote:
clerk1251 wrote:That being said, I think it also depends on where you live currently, and how big your firm is. I have a friend that went to interviews from smaller airports (like SNA, or SJC) and saw other attorneys from his firm flying in/out. It was especially awkward for him, because he was in a suit and they knew he didn't have any business meetings to go to.


this is way more amusing than OP's inquiry. I just don't see how this is even remotely possible, even in a small city.


Big firm, small cities, lots of business travel between SoCal and NorCal, it happens. Probably not all that often, but my buddy would regularly travel and see attorneys he knew at the airport. After that awkward experience, he just started driving up the coast whenever he had to interview.

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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:53 pm

iliketurtles123 wrote:
RaceJudicata wrote:Plot twist: Are you trying to lateral because of incessant coughing from the person next door?


No he's trying to lateral because his firm ran out of Cheezits


CHEEZ ITS
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Re: Excuse for an out-of-town interview - Biglaw

Postby ookoshi » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:54 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I have an interview in NYC in a few weeks. I work at a biglaw firm in another city. I'm flying in Sunday and will be interviewing for the morning on Monday. Then I fly out that evening.

What is a reasonable excuse? Should I just say I need the day off for some personal matters? Should I say that I'm going out of town?


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