Law firm Brown Rudnick had extended them job offers after their summer internships. Then, this late in the game, Brown Rudnick rescinded those offers. Because it was so late in the recruiting season, the odds are against the 10 landing other entry-level jobs practicing law. Also, there could be a cloud hanging over them. That's because 13 others who had been extended offers are still allowed to start. Here are the details from Abovethelaw.com.
But this isn't a complete anomaly. A little more than 11 years ago I signed a contract to ghostwrite a book for consulting firm A.T. Kearney. The fee was great. Because it was a hurry-up job, I turned down other work. There was some initial research. When I was about to start, the book project was killed. I was left out in the cold, with no other assignments in the pipeline.
Yes, we do go on from those career shocks. But not easily.