If ordering a martini at dinner keeps them from hiring you, then I don't see that as the kind of place you truly want to work. That's how I tend to think about these things, anyway.
Quote from: Intuition on August 31, 2008, 05:41:48 PMIf ordering a martini at dinner keeps them from hiring you, then I don't see that as the kind of place you truly want to work. That's how I tend to think about these things, anyway.This is really what it comes down to. Also, don't feel like you absolutely have to order a drink if you typically don't drink at all. I worked with a couple of people who don't drink for personal/religious reasons, and no one ever said anything at all. They all got offers. It wasn't a big deal. As I said before, as long as you stick to one drink at dinner, no one will really care. I just suggested sticking with beer/wine if that's what the others were doing just to make sure you didn't stress over anything next time. (OCI and interviewing is terrible if for no other reason than you likely put yourself under a far more exacting microscope than any of these attorneys and interviewers ever do)
Think the XOXO response to this same post was probably the most appropriate.