So this email is currently going viral among the #financebros of New York. The common reaction seems to be, "Hey, maybe don't act this way with a college recruiter?" And it comes to us after dozens of forwards.
Here's the background: A UW-Milwaukee student is currently looking for employment in the accounting industry. He recently met a female recruiter at a career night and later sent her an email, asking for job advice.
He makes several interesting decisions in the email. He talks about possibly having a cold sore. A cold sore! And he... actually, you know what? Just read the second paragraph. It's tremendous.
Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:06 PM
We talked a couple weeks back at the UW-Milwaukee accounting night. (I was the one looking for equity research positions and had a zit on my lip that could have passed for a cold sore. Lol. Whew. It was not. You're probably like, "uh.. What?" Maybe that helps you recall, maybe not. Not completely important, I suppose.
Anyways, if you have a chance here is my question: (background first) I interviewed with BDO and Baker Tilly today, two firms that seem like good places to work, I believe they don't kill you like a big 4. Tomorrow I have an interview with Deloitte :O somewhere I thought I've always wanted to work. Obviously I don't have an offer so this is all hypothetical thinking, but if I get the job, the reality of the situation is that I'm getting old. 25. I know you can't force love and I know it just comes when you're not looking, but would working for a big four completely squash any possibilities for potential relationships if one came along? Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :) What are your thoughts?
Sent from my iPhone
No word yet if Deloitte has called back.
UPDATE: I feel the need to clarify: The names are redacted and I know this comes as a surprise: But the email was written by a guy.