Monochromatic Oeuvre wrote:I bid 28 in the lottery and picked up 25 more in post-lottery adding. OCS called me in hysterics and I agreed to drop six of the long-long-long shots to shut them up, but held firm on the rest.
Lol the thought of OCS calling you up in a panic because you were hoarding all the interview slots is hilarious
It was even funnier than it sounds.
I wasn't really hoarding the spots because I had a lot of lower-interest firms who regularly don't fill a full schedule. A decent chunk had fewer than 10 interviews. At one firm I was literally the only interviewee. The guy effectively said the firm just needed bodies, and actually looked at my transcript and said "everything looks fine here." I couldn't believe I didn't get a callback.
But yeah, Lois Jeffers called me and said something to the effect of "you can't do this" (even though the only one I actually for sure had zero chance at was STB, which I dropped). I told her that it would be stupid to drop interviews when I was already that terrified of striking out. When other people found out about my schedule in the month or so after EIP, multiple people told me that OCS had mentioned that "some crazy kid" had done 47. To this day OCS still doesn't like me.