some Goldman Sachs interns are going to get F*CKED

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My friend has a Goldman Sachs internship in Ops. He's been waiting for a month and a half for his background check to clear, has been calling twice a week for a while now. They finally got back to him, and told him they lost A LOT of the background checks/drug tests. A bunch of people have to take the drug test again during orientation. Since a lot of people start smoking again right after they take the drug test, I expect quite a few people to have just ruined their lives. He got 4 days notice about this.

GS trying to skim its SA class due to market conditions, or honest mistake?

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May 29, 2008

I don't know how this could be possible considering the fact that you needed to clear your background check quite some time ago (or at least I did) and they have the results recorded electronically. I assume this will only affect those interns who do not already have confirmation that they passed their background checks. I think ops might be affected the most because all of the securities division and IBD background checks needed to clear quite some time ago because of the timing of those hires.

May 29, 2008

It's pretty easy to pass a drug test in 4 days. GNC has a few 2 day detox kits, and they have masking agents to use if you don't have the 2 day notice. Lots of sweat, water, and cranberry juice also helps.

May 29, 2008

True but I doubt there is need for worry anyhow. Sternmonkey is probably creating havoc for those of us who have internships at GS haha, can't blame ya though.

May 29, 2008

Where is Jambaman- I cannot wait to hear his advice in the situation.

May 29, 2008

and then he wouldn't have anything to worry about.

May 29, 2008

I had to give up smoking for other reasons and now my days drag on and on and on... saving a lot of money though

May 29, 2008
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