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Mar 26, 2014
I think I interviewed for this company.

During my senior year, I interviewed with a well-known consulting firm in New York. It was a mass-interview - it was a group-chat with 9 other candidates in a reception area decorated like a furniture store showroom. They described the job as being on-call 24/7 at a customer site for three months, then a month's vacation, and then do it all again. They were offering $80K (which, for a new BS graduate in 1991, was more than double what normal jobs were paying at the time.)

The next day, I got back from class to find a message on my answering machine saying that they were offering one position to me and three others, and the first one to call back gets it. I made an explicit point of not calling back. My health and sanity are forever happy with that decision.
 
 
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Mar 26, 2014
I just got the hidden coded message....Booze and drinking lunch.

Even if a 25 year old just got out of business school I wonder why companies accept them as consultants instead of seasoned veterans? Wait, it could be because the young have not failed yet and the seasoned vet is a consultant because he failed one way or another...except in the case of takeovers when the victors always claim the spoils whether the best or not.

Consulting has to be a tough way to build or continue a career. My best wishes to those who do it... and some are better at short term consulting than long term drudge work...nothing wrong with that.
 
 
Mar 26, 2014
@Raymee:

Their company may be represented by Smecker, Shlong and Shwanker.

Ahem, *our* company has the superior counsel of Dewey, Cheetum, and Howe. Motions shall be filed in Superior Posterior Court as soon as possible.
 
 
Mar 26, 2014
Cmon, Scott, you could have given us more of the worlds worst converationalist before switching over to this. You're letting good comics slip through your fingers.
 
 
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Mar 26, 2014
Absolutely perfect! I did not know that Booze and Muhkidney had merged - what a powerhouse that should be.
 
 
 
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