Just got laid off. What are the top skills I should plan to learn on the side while recruiting? Senior Associate looking for strategy and ops roles, no industry preference

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I am proud to say that my firm did the right thing today. Instead of Associate salary cuts or layoffs, they suspended equity partner share payments and suspended hiring and spending. A plus.

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I have a fun but happy ending story. I moved to NYC and joined a very well-established bankruptcy practice. Felt confident about the fit. I worked my ass off. I did my associate duties. And Whether through luck, fate, or talent, I brought in a very large matter: over 1.3 million in billing. The firm waited until first month billing was approved by the court and then fired me (3 months fake severance). Gave me no compensation. Joined a new firm now. Taking the matter away with me. 🤣😂

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Was fired Monday from Big Law, mainly because i dared try to develop the firm’s business as an associate. Sent applications Tuesday. Have a few projects growing concrete by the minute with people who actually welcome biz dev. To all those who are worried or already had something bad happen in their careers because of the virus: be strong people, everything happens for a reason and there are great occasions to be seized in all situations. ✊

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Laid off from AMLaw200 firm due to coronavirus. Had great grades first year of law school. Top of class. Able to secure summer associate position at this firm, led to first year associate position. But I did poorly after the first year of law school and graduated below 3.0 gpa. Do I have a shot at another big law firm? Seems that so many place an emphasis on grades rather than relevant experience. *sigh*

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I have a gov law job with an offer to go to a great firm as a mid-level associate. Worried that if COVID continues, I’ll get laid off (much less likely at my gov job). Should I wait or go?

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I got some good news that one of the accounting firms I associate with is starting hiring again for September 2020. If you have 3+ busy seasons with a Big 8 firm and were laid off or looking for work, feel free to message me for more details. I am paid for referrals, but I don't need the money so no hard sells😋 hoping to help our laid off accounting people. Admins feel free to delete it not appropriate.

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I am a second year associate and I just got fired from big law, even though the firm said they’re not going to be laying anyone off. They’re paying me severance until mid-December. Where do I go from here?

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Junior litigation associate got laid off. Would tax LLM be a good option for transiting into the transactional/tax work?

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Any associate layoffs yet? I’m pretty worried, but haven’t really heard about any Am200 layoffs yet.

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I have been with my firm for about two years. The associate I work for is not meeting the partners expectations. My fear is the associate will get fired and then I will be without a job. Thoughts?

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Sebior associate just got stealth fired from a V10 (i.e., there's no business case to promote you in October out of the associate pool because of COVID). Will likely be given a formal recommendation to look elsewhere in September but it seems clear their mind is made up. Any advice? Is there any value in considering an employment lawyer re severance etc? Not sure whether to apply now for jobs ideally starting early next year or to wait and take some time off completely.

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Potential for Layoffs: I’m the most junior associate at my firm (30-40 attorneys in the Baltimore, MD area) by about three weeks. More in comments...

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How much is typical severance pay if laid off? I’ve heard of numbers between 1 and 6 months but interested in personal anecdotes. For context I’m a mid level associate, so been with my firm for a few years. Haven’t been laid off yet but it’s likely to come in the next couple of months. It wouldn’t be due to COVID and therefore wouldn’t be part of a mass layoff - rather, due to a mix of good and bad reviews and due to the group being slower (even pre-COVID) so my hours are consistently lower.

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What happens if you’re an associate and you’re fired for “performance” suddenly. You had a performance review the week before and their was no talk of this. How do you perceive this?

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Recently laid off a couple days ago. Compliance&Privacy Risk Associate with an Bach. in cybersecurity. Currently looking for new opportunities & any advice/leads finding a career during times. TIA!

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Any advice for lateraling as first-year business lit associate? I’m not getting any work at my current firm due to partner hoarding and overstaffing. Can I lateral this early or should I wait until I’m inevitably fired for low hours? If I should lateral now, what reasons for leaving should I give interviewers? Should I tell the truth or will it look bad on me?

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Has anyone heard of a first-year associate getting fired for low hours?

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Recently laid off at mid-sized NYC real estate litigation firm (first year associate making $120k before cuts in April, then $112k). I was invited to interview at a small firm and asked salary requirements. Should I give a range or specific number?

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I got some good news that one of the accounting firms I associate with is starting hiring again for September 2020. If you have 3+ busy seasons with a Big 8 firm and were laid off or looking for work, feel free to message me for more details. I am paid for referrals, but I don't need the money so no hard sells😋 hoping to help our laid off accounting people. Admins feel free to delete it not appropriate.

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Have you questioned your divorce attorney’s billable hours calculation? For example, if I clearly fired an associate from my case and she still comes to the meeting on top of the main person, why am

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Does any one anticipate big law layoffs in the U.S. in the coming months? If so, which big law is most likely given their acts in 2008 and which level associate is more likely to let go first?

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I just started as a first year associate two months ago. If layoffs happen, am I going to be the first one out?

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Hey ladies, getting pushed out/laid off so if any of you know of open roles, feel free to DM me and let me know! For role reference I am a senior associate with corporate finance experience.

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What firms are hiring? I most recently was an Associate who got laid off due to pandemic a few months back. Really eager to get back into things but unfortunately have run into bad luck (firms laying off, hiring freezes) during my job search.

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I'm thinking I won't be getting promoted if not laid off at the end Q2 or sooner. What are some good exit ops for an associate with 2 yoe in tech consulting? Exp in Cloud, PMO, IT Risk, and SoD.

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Had two buddies of mine get laid off from their non-consulting jobs. Any ideas how I can support them without just saying, “Y’all want some cash?”

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Any tips on getting myself laid off within a month?

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Negotiating with a small company (<700 people) but I’m worried pushing for too much $ will put me under a magnifying glass to make an impact right away + I’d be the first one to go if layoffs. True?

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Hey everyone. Feeling terribly down as I was laid off today. In the dc area and wanting to know what companies don’t have a hiring freeze right now. Worked primarily in consulting and as a BA. Thanks

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Would you rather be laid off immediately after a lay-off announcement via email/mass video call, or wait for weeks on end for a personal call from a leader to tell you that you’ve been laid off?

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I don’t think I’m qualified for a lot of jobs. I don’t know basic functions. How does one “fake it til you make it” in industry and not get fired?

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🐟, I need your help. My father has been laid off due to COVID19, and he needs help finding a job. He has spent his entire life in sales, most recently in relocation/real estate services for 22 years. If anyone has any leads, please do let me know, but also, please let me know of any relavant or otherwise simple internal roles at your firms, even if not hiring now. I've only seen the consulting side of things and I know there are internal jobs too. I appreciate any ideas and help. Thank you!

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I got my severance payment this weekend and it was taxed 46% - so I only got just over half of what I was expecting to get. Does this seem right or could this be a mistake?

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I’m sure this is a dumb question - but is there really a difference between being laid off and being fired? They’d never lay off the best people at the job - so really you’re just okay enough CONT.

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Can you get fired without any previous conversation about performance? This would be after being promoted to senior, so currently a senior 1

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Just got laid off. I've been miserable here. To be honest, I'm fucking relieved. On to the next one!

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Layoffs are coming

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Does anyone ever have an ethical crisis in knowing that some of your work may be instrumental in client layoffs?

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I’m a Junior accountant, recent MBA grad in Finance, located in NYC, just got laid off due to a merger. Anybody hiring or know any opening positions?

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Hi to all the mamas who have been laid off! I’ve been laid off since the start of this whole mess and wondering what other mamas (especially the single ones like me) are doing/thinking/feeling about their next steps? Just looking for some comrades here as I’m feeling a little daunted at the fact that no one is hiring right now. Anyone need any score work/music for their projects? At this point, I’m super happy to do spec work just to keep busy and feel creative still.

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Do we lose negotiating power in looking for a new job if we got laid off?? In other words, will it be hard to acquire same level or higher salary?

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Is anyone else worried that this switch to remote teaching will result in teacher layoffs?

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Do I have less chance of being laid off as a senior or am I just as expendable as a first or second year

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It’s so nice that every agency laying off people, have those left standing (and other agencies) trying to hustle jobs for their unemployed friends, but there are also a ton of people who were unemployed prior to Covid...so no severance, job hunting lot longer, and not earning income for longer time...hurting even MORE due to quarantine.

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Got fired today. Mope tonight and right back at it tomorrow

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