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My friend kept showing up late for work,leaving work early, and had a bad relationship with analysts..He ended up getting fired 1 month before his internship ended..When he does his next investment banking job search, should he even put it on his resume assuming the company has a big name? When they call up the company, would the employer just ask to make sure he really worked there? I was thinking maybe the HR would just say "yes he worked here between may and june" and not explicitly state that he was fired..

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  • models_and_bottles's picture

    Tell your "friend" it's a bad idea to even mention that internship. The fact that he was FIRED during an internship suggests he / she may not be a good fit with banking - just a hint.

  • Cornelius's picture

    but hilarious. i had a buddy of mine who pulled a similar stunt like that but he was able last 3 months.

    he had a good amount of experience going in so he didn't have much trouble landing a job, so he left the experience off his resume.

    i have nothing constructive to say except asking the obvious: If his attitude toward work had him coming in late and leaving early (assuming he was in banking), then why does he want to search for a job in banking? Especially in this climate.

    There's still time for him to find something for this summer, may not be in banking or even finance and probably unpaid, but something.

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  • lui's picture

    this story of "my friend"...
    It seems that everybody has a friend that does bad things / screw up...
    LOL

  • robot9956's picture

    FYI it was really my friend...I didn't even get an internship lol

  • b4f's picture

    my friend has a really weird rash on his balls. do u guys think itll go away. let me know so i can relay that information.

    and yea, getting fired from an internship is a lot worse than not having one in the first place

  • robot9956's picture

    yes so should he not put it on his resume?

    and no your friend's rash won't go away lol

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  • tradinganalyst's picture

    Tell him to put it on his resume. And preferably to explicitly state that he was fired. That way the next bank can know beforehand not to hire his lazy ass.

  • b4f's picture

    no definitely not. if he gets anywhere advanced in the interview process, they will at some point do a background check and they'll know he got fired, that is a fact. any respectable employer will check his references

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  • dipset1011's picture

    I have never heard of anyone being fired from an internship. That is quite the accomplishment in itself and worthy of a resume line.

  • In reply to dipset1011
    b4f's picture

    dipset1011:
    I have never heard of anyone being fired from an internship. That is quite the accomplishment in itself and worthy of a resume line.

    your friend sounds like a complete waste of life. id recommend new friends. but it sounds like uve got it bad, asking his questions for him and getting his coffee and stuff

  • In reply to b4f
    prospie's picture

    b4f:
    dipset1011:
    I have never heard of anyone being fired from an internship. That is quite the accomplishment in itself and worthy of a resume line.

    your friend sounds like a complete waste of life. id recommend new friends.

    i don't know what you look for in your friends, but you seem like a really lame person. that kid sounds hilarious, and i bet he has some great stories.

    as for all of you morons crying out, "Your FRIEND? Are you sure this isn't YOU we're talking about?" seriously, why would somebody make that up when they're already on an ANONYMOUS messageboard? i could understand if this were a forum where people had to identify themselves, but give me a break, you think this guy cares what you think about his anonymous username?

  • In reply to prospie
    b4f's picture

    prospie:
    b4f:
    dipset1011:
    I have never heard of anyone being fired from an internship. That is quite the accomplishment in itself and worthy of a resume line.

    your friend sounds like a complete waste of life. id recommend new friends.

    i don't know what you look for in your friends, but you seem like a really lame person. that kid sounds hilarious, and i bet he has some great stories.

    as for all of you morons crying out, "Your FRIEND? Are you sure this isn't YOU we're talking about?" seriously, why would somebody make that up when they're already on an ANONYMOUS messageboard? i could understand if this were a forum where people had to identify themselves, but give me a break, you think this guy cares what you think about his anonymous username?

    hey, you're that cliche guy who takes the high road and plays devil's advocate. his only description of this idiot is that he got fired from his job and you find him hilarious. clearly you lack standards but for some people, character is important and complete deadbeats just bring you down with them. i kno hilarious kids with plenty of awesome stores who HAVEN'T gotten fired from an internship for reasons as petty as that but i guess such actions are a prerequisite of what you consider "hip" and "hilarious". idiot

  • In reply to b4f
    prospie's picture

    b4f:

    hey, you're that cliche guy who takes the high road and plays devil's advocate. his only description of this idiot is that he got fired from his job and you find him hilarious. clearly you lack standards but for some people, character is important and complete deadbeats just bring you down with them. i kno hilarious kids with plenty of awesome stores who HAVEN'T gotten fired from an internship for reasons as petty as that but i guess such actions are a prerequisite of what you consider "hip" and "hilarious". idiot

    relax, nobody is going to bring you down with them. you should learn to enjoy people for who they are instead of telling yourself, "I surround myself with WINNERS and successful people so that I too may some day become successful!" it's like you just read Robert Greene's 48 Laws of Power. "Law 10. Infection: Avoid the Unhappy and the Unlucky!" Man, your life must suck.

  • robot9956's picture

    how come there is never a single thread where people answer questions within getting into fights? lol

  • In reply to robot9956
    Cornelius's picture

    wallstreetmojo:
    how come there is never a single thread where people answer questions within getting into fights? lol

    because 98% of the users on WSO are high school, college students with relatively little or no banking experience.
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  • In reply to dipset1011
    Ukon's picture

    dipset1011:
    I have never heard of anyone being fired from an internship. That is quite the accomplishment in itself and worthy of a resume line.

    One of my friends worked in a BB last summer. One SA in his team, who got into the internship through some special program, was very sloppy. He was always late and sometimes did not even show up for the whole day. The team was not happy but thought that he would only be there for several more weeks anyway.. Then one day, their MD got a call from the POLICE asking him if he knew where XXX was. Apparently that SA did something stupid and the police was after him.. The MD was very pissed off. He told HR about the story and that guy was fired immediately.
  • lui's picture

    And the "FRIENDS" stories continue to come...
    keep going...
    HAHAHA

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