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Intern overslept and missed her Monday morning flight last week. Thoughts on how this should affect offer/no offer?

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How’s she handle it? That to me shows more how she’ll be long term.

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Agree. People make mistakes. Best to judge overall performance and how they handle the situation and not on one instance

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Last year my team had an MBA intern who overslept twice (in client city during the week). She also wasn't great consulting wise, and ended up not getting an offer. The being late didn't help. Got a MBB FT offer though. Maybe she won't be late now.

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Thanks for the responses. I had a call with the intern's official reviewer and recommended an offer. She's got a few other issues (does not speak with confidence at times, generally awkward) but I didn't think of it as a deal breaker

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Shouldn’t affect her offer - judge on performance at work and on the tasks laid out for her. At some point everyone oversleeps. As Manager 1 said, do evaluate how she responded and recovered, that says a lot about how she will handle pressure if she becomes a consultant.

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^^ good to know your crap doesn’t stink, sarge

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I will forgive her first mistake. Afterwards, it’s all about the Darwin principle: survival of the fittest.

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Key questions are how she handled it and if it’s part of a trend. If it’s an additional data point to a narrative of not taking the summer seriously, it’s a big problem. If it’s a blip it’s a blip

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You’ve never overslept?

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Like if she recognizes her mistakes and show actions of improvements, or continue doing the same

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It shouldn't. Let her know don't let it happen again and move on, unless she does it again.

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@D4 wtf, get your sexist bs outta here

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I’m socially awkward and struggle with small talk. I make the firm a shit ton (that’s a technical term) of money because: 1.) I’m good technically 2.) C-suite types know I’m not blowing smoke up their ass within a few seconds of starting a conversation .

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How did that chick get an MBB offer with crap consulting skills? She must have been good with cases

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No offense but what can she do? She’s not on time, is awkward, and doesn’t communicate well

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That fact that she couldn't make up a better excuse should automatically disqualify her

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@M1,

What do you mean by how did she handle it? What are your thoughts on how such a situation should be handled?

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It happens. We’re humans

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She actually told you she overslept? I would have been creative and blamed on something else.

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No offer. I used to set 3 alarms to make sure. She's not committed enough.

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