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post #16 of 29
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Another hesitation I have is that I still have other interviews lined up for full-time positions. Wouldn't it be in bad taste to ask for days off so I can attend said interviews? One is as soon as this upcoming Friday and this internship begins on Monday, the 13th.
post #17 of 29
Looks like you've already made up your mind. Good luck.

I would have contacted the full-time company and told them you have an exploding offer, but that you'd prefer the full-time company over the other offer (no need to tell them it's an internship--it's a viable offer, but one that is dominated by the full-time position). I haven't heard of companies being more likely to reject a candidate because you're asking them to make a decision more quickly. If it's a more bureaucratic place, they might tell you that they just can't get the offer out that fast given that you just interviewed two days ago, and you need to tell the other company by tomorrow, so that might still not work.

I would ask the internship company for an extension, unless you were selling them extra hard on being super eager to start the internship there.

I'm not a fan of reneging because even if you're dealing with corporations (and in this case it sounds like it's a small company), you're still dealing with people.

It's also potentially risky to do so if both companies are in the same field, and that field happens to be very small. Word can easily spread in smaller fields, which can get you blacklisted in that field, not just the company you screwed over.
post #18 of 29
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Yeah, on second thought, I think I'm going to ask for an extension. My dad thinks it's very likely I'm going to get an offer for the full-time gig, so I don't want to sign on for the internship, only to peace out after a couple of days of working there -- wast of my time and theirs. Edit: asked for a week extension for the internship offer.
post #19 of 29
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Looks Like Im Declining The Internship Cuz I Just Got A Full Time Position!!!!!!!!!
post #20 of 29
Right on man. Congrats! Made my first sale today too!
post #21 of 29
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Right on man. Congrats!

Made my first sale today too!

thanks and congrats to you too!
post #22 of 29
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Looks Like Im Declining The Internship Cuz I Just Got A Full Time Position!!!!!!!!!

Way to go!!! Congratulations! I hope you can find a deal on a clean/maintained ZHP
post #23 of 29
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Way to go!!! Congratulations! I hope you can find a deal on a clean/maintained ZHP

thank you!

it sure is tough finding an alpine white coupe with a 6sp and less than 50k miles
post #24 of 29
Congrats!!! The feeling of landing your first "real" job is awsome

Mind if I ask if the offer is in consulting? i remember you were asking about case interviews a few days ago
post #25 of 29
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thank you!

it sure is tough finding an alpine white coupe with a 6sp and less than 50k miles

Yea I've been through that. I settled on a fully loaded 2006 auto () with 38k miles; black on black . Really wanted the 6 speed but this particular car was impeccably maintained and really too good of a deal to pass on. And honestly, I don't regret it in the least. It looks/drives/feels like new even after 50k miles. But the best part of it is that I payed it off a couple of months ago!

Anyway good luck with the new job, I'm sure you're excited and relieved.
post #26 of 29
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Congrats!!! The feeling of landing your first "real" job is awsome

Mind if I ask if the offer is in consulting? i remember you were asking about case interviews a few days ago

Thanks! No, not really consulting, but it does have to do with corporate strategy. My consulting interview is next week!

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Yea I've been through that. I settled on a fully loaded 2006 auto () with 38k miles; black on black . Really wanted the 6 speed but this particular car was impeccably maintained and really too good of a deal to pass on. And honestly, I don't regret it in the least. It looks/drives/feels like new even after 50k miles. But the best part of it is that I payed it off a couple of months ago!

Anyway good luck with the new job, I'm sure you're excited and relieved.

Oh man, I don't htink I could settle for an auto, unless it had paddle shifters and a dual clutch transmission (does the ZHP come with paddle shifters? or is that only with SMGs?).

How much did you pay for yours? I'm looking to spend around 16k. And while I can afford to pay for it outright in cash, I think I'm going to take out a loan to build more credit and pay it off faster by paying more than necessary on my monthly payments.
post #27 of 29
Congrats man, I have been reading your threads regarding interviews and such....truly happy for you. PS. ZHP only came with manual and auto, make sure you get the sub-frame inspected as well as check for vanos problems. Those are the two biggest issues I can think of.
post #28 of 29
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Congrats man, I have been reading your threads regarding interviews and such....truly happy for you.


PS. ZHP only came with manual and auto, make sure you get the sub-frame inspected as well as check for vanos problems. Those are the two biggest issues I can think of.

Thank you! It sure is a relief, phew

Yeah, I will definitely be doing a PPI if I find a car that interests me. I'm willing to travel anywhere within the U.S. (my excuse so I can road trip it back home :P)
post #29 of 29
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Thanks! No, not really consulting, but it does have to do with corporate strategy. My consulting interview is next week!



Oh man, I don't htink I could settle for an auto, unless it had paddle shifters and a dual clutch transmission (does the ZHP come with paddle shifters? or is that only with SMGs?).

How much did you pay for yours? I'm looking to spend around 16k. And while I can afford to pay for it outright in cash, I think I'm going to take out a loan to build more credit and pay it off faster by paying more than necessary on my monthly payments.

Mine has the manumatic but the manual function of it is not good so I never use it. It's where the shift lever, when in drive, is shifted left to enter manual mode and you move the lever up/down to shift up/down gears. Not a true manual with notches for each gear. AFAIK, and I'm far from an expert on these, the ZHP comes with the paddle shifters if you get sport package that includes the manumatic transmition.

I bought mine in the Summer of 2009 for 17.5k after a month's worth of negotiations (my dad handled it and he loves negotiating car deals but sometimes gets carried away haha) but it was originally listed at like 21500 or something close to that. I was in close to the same position as you at the time. Could've payed cash (was ballin at the time lol) but chose to eat some interest for the sake of my credit score. I got 5.5% interest cosigning with my dad with no early repayment fees (make sure you discuss this)

Assuming you buy a car that doesnt have an extended warranty, I would highly recommend investing in good set of tools. Or better yet find a friend/family member who already does. If these cars do break, it tends to be one of 6 or 7 common problems, all of which are DIY weekend fixes. Dealership repair pricing (on anything: oil changes to replacing fog lights) is unreal, although they do have great service
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