It is placement time at IIMA and I figured out today that Lightning does strike the same place twice – that too in the same day (in fact within two hours). With randomness reaching a peak in the shortlisting process, I thought I had seen it all.
Then two Indian i-banks, one which calls itself the leading Indian investment bank and “Dollar-Vodka” Capital, woke me from my peaceful slumber to tell me I had an extended shortlist for their interviews. I rushed to IMDC (where the placements happen) mentally preparing myself for this sudden development. What followed is inexplicable unprofessionalism- I was made to wait there with 4-5 other students while the banks pondered over the offers they wanted to make.
Then, without interviewing anyone on this extended shortlist, they LEFT! While I can understand if they left once they had their fair share of candidates, I do not understand the utter lack of decency in telling someone they want to interview them and then leaving without seeing even my face. I realize that this job scenario is somewhat in their favour, but such behaviour just goes to create rancor.
I only wish that some time in the near future, the job scenario improves and the student community is able to treat them as ‘well’ as they are treating them now.