Fucked Up Bad

Was gonna have a phone informational interview with a banker today. Guy told me to call his cell. Called his office line and no one picked up. Emailed him to reschedule for next week. 30 minutes later guy emailed back appearing not to have received the call. Checked phone history and realized I'd fucked up. Emailed him back to apologize for my mistake. Not yet to get a response.

How badly did I fuck up from 1-10? (It's Sunday.) Please do share stories of your fuck-ups to make me feel less bad. Appreciate it.

Comments (17)

 
Oct 4, 2015 - 7:27pm

-3

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
 
Oct 4, 2015 - 8:14pm

Minuscule:
Am I overthinking this?

Yes. He doesn't think anywhere near as much about you as you think about you.

Those who can, do. Those who can't, post threads about how to do it on WSO.
 
Oct 4, 2015 - 8:15pm

I don't know that I was ever able to schedule a call or meeting with a banker that took less than 10+ emails. They are busy and schedules shift.

"I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
 
Oct 4, 2015 - 9:00pm

MJK:

Yeah, on a scale of fuck-ups this is a 1. I've been there--it feels horrible from your end but he probably barely remembered you were calling.


I don't get it. Wouldn't he have set aside the time on his schedule to chat with me just to find out later that I dialed the wrong number? I imagine he'd be pretty pissed off over wasted time.
 
Oct 9, 2015 - 3:11pm

We've all messed up interviews. It's awful. But you learn from them. I interviewed at a BB once and messed up in the interview with a BSD. But then a month later the guy left. And then like 6 months later I was hired there. Another time I realized post interview that I had a weird blob of makeup on the side of my cheek that I hadn't blended in accurately. I thought to myself, "They must think I'm some weird makeup lady who can't even put herself together.".

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