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Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:23 pm

I was just given dates for a callback and some of them fall on a Saturday or Sunday. I was wondering if the person was looking at the wrong month or if weekend callbacks are not unusual

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby 20181989 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:32 pm

Gotta be an error. No firm would schedule a callback on a weekend.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby QContinuum » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:59 pm

20181989 wrote:Gotta be an error. No firm would schedule a callback on a weekend.


Yep - definitely call/email them to ask, noting that the dates fall on a weekend.

I vaguely recall hearing of a firm that actually did do weekend CBs, but not sure if that was true or just an urban legend. In any case, doesn't hurt to check given how unheard-of it is.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby icansortofmath » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:37 pm

I actually did have a weekend callback because the partner wanted to schedule last minute and there was nobody else available to sub in.

Never given a weekend date to pick from though.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:18 am

QContinuum wrote:
20181989 wrote:Gotta be an error. No firm would schedule a callback on a weekend.


Yep - definitely call/email them to ask, noting that the dates fall on a weekend.

I vaguely recall hearing of a firm that actually did do weekend CBs, but not sure if that was true or just an urban legend. In any case, doesn't hurt to check given how unheard-of it is.


I (and many of my classmates) had my callback at Skadden on a Saturday. This was a few years ago though — now Skadden limits it to weekdays as far as I can tell.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:55 am

Cravath does weekend callbacks lol

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby ruski » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:49 am

yes some law firms as noted above copied ibanking and do "super Saturdays" where they will just have everyone come in back to back on a Saturday. sometimes it's the easiest way to schedule for busy partners.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:07 pm

yeah but it's mid-October... OP is this a second round lateral interview? Or is this actually a callback for an SA? Even if the latter, I doubt any is having a "super" Saturday in October.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:21 pm

OP here.

I’m an out of town lateral candidate (roughly 5-6 hour flight to get to the interview).

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby 20181989 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:46 pm

New York is so fucked up.
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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby SplitMyPants » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:50 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here.

I’m an out of town lateral candidate (roughly 5-6 hour flight to get to the interview).


I'd say it could be intentional given the flight and so you have to miss less work? But it also could be an accident. You should confirm.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:01 pm

I know of firms in Atlanta that did weekend callbacks and extended offers over the weekend. This was after a career fair and around the last week of July/first week of August, though.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:13 pm

OP here. It wasn’t a typo. The firm knows I’m interviewing with a decent number of firms and wanted to give an option for a weekend callback if it fit better with my schedule.

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Re: Weekend Callback?

Postby QContinuum » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks for circling back and updating us. Best wishes with your interviews!



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