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Lateral Interview Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:15 pm

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Re: Lateral Interview Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:58 pm

OP, just trying one more time given all of the OCI traffic.

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Re: Lateral Interview Advice

Postby MrT » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:09 pm

Do you have an SO? If so, say s/he wishes to visit family or is traveling for work and would like to join. Say you'll be traveling Thursday and will be available remotely on Friday.

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Re: Lateral Interview Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:15 pm

As a third year, you know better than anyone else whether a day off after a long vacation would piss anyone off, whether face time is an absolute necessity, and whether a project is going to languish in your absence.

If I were in your situation, I'd probably just ping my assistant that I wasn't feeling well the Wednesday before (bad oysters, bad plane food, etc.) and would be intermittently available remotely between trips to the bathroom -- or something to that ilk. You have Saturday and Sunday to catch up on anything urgent that you missed.

This could be a bit of a Russian Roulette move on your part, but as a third year, you've probably made enough of an impact that no one would question your "sincere" need to be out.

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Re: Lateral Interview Advice

Postby Nosso » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:22 pm

I don't want to seem too harsh, but how are you a third year and not have a feel for how taking this time off would jive with your group? A good middle option is an early am friday flight, so you can go in friday afternoon. This would be fine with most, but it might irk some. An internet forum isn't going to tell you how your partners, fellow associates, etc. would see this.

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Re: Lateral Interview Advice

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:48 pm

I have my own thoughts and wanted the opinion of an impartial third party, but thanks for taking the time to draft that curt response.



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