Saturday, August 23, 2008

OCI Post #7: On Edge, and Questions

Tom Brady didn't get an immediate call-back either

People grown claws and not just the usual suspects (you know who you are).   Dressing up might be fun (not for us) and going to swanky receptions is great (Bang, so far, has made the best Gin and Tonic . . .) but the maybe it's the waiting for the "call-back-call" that has turned us all into nervous wrecks.  So on that note - we'll respond to some real and imaginary reader questions: 

1) ****** WILL YOU PLEASE POST A LIST OF FIRMS THAT HAVE ALREADY TOLD PEOPLE WHO IS GETTING A CALLBACK?  TY TY XOXO. 

What makes you think that we even have that kind of information - sure, we've got conjecture and hearsay - but not much else - anyway we know of a few but our list is incomplete so throwing it up wouldn't do too much good.   Besides, such a list might be misleading (infra.)  So do what law students do best and pick that up from the gossip. Or, find them law review folk and ask who's hit them up if you really want to know.

2) IF I HAVEN'T HEARD BACK FROM FIRM X LLP AND A BUNCH OF OTHER PEOPLE DID, IS IT A LOST CAUSE AT THIS POINT?

Not at all.  The early callbacks are basically going out to the Kobe's and Lebron's  - the superstars, as it were - but you still gotta fill out the entire bench.  Rest assured that (on information and belief) most people don't have many or any callbacks at this point - and - imagine that - will still have jobs this summer.  Remember that Tom Brady was picked something like 200th overall and in the sixth round - and that patience is a virtue.  

If that's not enough, check the career cervices take (from lawweb) - we won't post it on here because it's protected by the login screen.  But it pretty much confirms that most firms inform candidates of their callbacks sometime in September.  

3) WHAT FIRMS HAVE GIVEN OUT THE BEST SWAG SO FAR?

Not sure.  We heard that Wachtell is giving out yachts to OGI candidates who get a callback. But it also doesn't seem like they are participating in OGI. [We had a line here about one of the "conservative" firms letting its candidates club baby seals at the recruitment dinner, but we let it go - you know we only kid cause we love]. 

4)  GUYS HAVE NO RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT THE WALK TO DARDEN WEST AS THEIR SHOES ARE NOT NEARLY AS UNCOMFORTABLE AS THOSE THAT GIRLS WEAR!

This isn't really a question but we'll answer it anyway.  While it's true that girls generally have to wear more uncomfortable shoes, we've seen a lot of females slip into flip-flops to make the 長征 and then switch back into to their heels.  We assure everyones them flip-flops are an order of magnitude more uncomfortable than our bostonians.  But the flip-flop option just isn't available for dudes, so we're gonna have to say the guys win this one.  On a related note, we concede that jamming a heel in a crack on either the bricks at Darden or the downtown mall would be majorly unpleasant.

5) HOW DO I HANDLE SPILLING COFFEE ON MYSELF AT THE HOSPITALITY SUITE?

There is only one solution to this: you must grab another cup of coffee, head to the appropriate bathroom, and drench your shirt/blouse in it.  This will turn your boring all-white ensemble into an exciting light brown affair.  

Bonus points if you do this while wearing SAID shirt or in front of your interviewer.

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2 comments:

John Moran said...

You certainly wrote this drunk...

Rule 12 (f) said...

No, sadly this is us sober.