I’m a first year associate and perpetually concerned I’m going to get fired bc I feel like my work product isn’t at the level it should be. Does anyone have an idea of how easy/ hard it is to get fired?

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Anyone hiring at the experienced associate or senior associate level for any supply chain consulting or industry positions?
2.5YOE and was recently laid off from a startup due to lack of business need.

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Does anyone else feel like they make sloppy mistakes and you’ve had more than one informal discussion about it? I feel like I’m a really bad junior associate but I’m doing my best and I just don’t want to get fired.

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Is it normal to be threatened to be fired after making mistakes that you had no idea were mistakes in the first place?
I’m a junior litigation associate at a small firm, and the managing partner says things like “you aren’t providing value to the firm” or “you’re being paid to avoid mistakes like these” when I make mistakes due to, what I believe, to be a lack of guidance and instruction. As in, they could be easily avoided with a “please keep in mind X” or something like that. Thoughts?

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Hello Everyone! Does anyone have a connection at Netflix ! I am an author/marketing associate and truly my dream job is to work on the team that creates/produces Drive to Survive. I am a huge F1 fan! However, I am willing to start where I can and work my way there! I was laid off due to Covid and just trying to get back into the field and industry I love.

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I am the only Black lawyer at my boutique law firm and the imposter syndrome/weight of it is really starting to weigh on me. I’ve been here two years. My reviews have mostly been fine but it does feel like I am judged harder than my peers and given less responsibility. It doesn’t help that the only other Black associate was fired after only a few months at the firm. I think I have to leave the firm but I guess seeking advice/inspiration/helpful anecdotes. Much appreciated.

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Any funny Glow Ups? This person in my previous company/local office got fired as an associate and everyone talked about how awful she was & generally didn’t treat her well — later on she’s a director at one of their key accounts. Watch out who you treat like dirt.

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Hi all, Finally COVID-19 caught up with me. Not health-wise but career wise. I was laid off and am looking for a job. Ple
I was working as an Associate Consultant with ZoomRx in the Business Analysis team. I was handling multiple high velocity end-to-end projects.
I have a total experience of around 4 years of which close to 2.5 years are in the consulting space. I intend to continue my career in the same line i.e as a consultant.
Please let me know if there are any relevant openings.

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How will the democrats controlling the government impact big law? Specifically, deal flow and associate take home pay? Am I at risk of being fired soon if the market inevitably crashes?

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5th y associate. I am overall happy at firm. Firm laid off some associates lately, froze hiring (wasn’t doing that well before covid). I’ve always kept busy and I don’t think I am at risk. I‘d like to try to get pregnant in the next 2 years. I think it’d be easier for me to do it at this firm (people know me and they’ll be supportive?) but on the other hand I am told it’d get much harder to change job as a 6th or 7th year. Terribly afraid to get “stuck” and miss out on better firm. Thoughts?

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The junior associates on my team made a gigantic mistake I could not fix in time (despite my best efforts). I feel like my head is going to roll because I was the senior associate shepherding the assignment for the three senior partners I work with. I am planning to reach out to the three partners to ask to debrief. But is there anything I can start thinking about or doing right away in case I do get fired in that convo? What do you wish you knew about getting fired?

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How are intense are background checks at b4? Interviewing and worried that if I do get an offer firm will find out I put I’m a manager when my technical title was associate. I was just laid off from a work at a family office where there are 2 of us on the “finance team” They were weird about titles and I just graduated w my mba so I’m trying for an SA position

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Fired from big law and still unemployed 8 months out. I’m a mid level transactional associate. Is my legal career over?

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What sort of mistakes has an associate made that got them fired?

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I’m just a lowly associate. Can someone explain staffing and layoff models. Why’s my firm firing 10 people and then re hiring 8 people. Wouldn’t it make more sense to just reduce salary and attempt to retain people. Just trying to understand the logic

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First year associate going into my second year. I did not meet billables this year...actually quite behind. Due to slow work in the beginning of my first year and now pandemic. I picked up a ton of litigation work to try to make up hours...Will I get fired?

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Can someone be real with me, what sort of mistake will actually get an associate fired? I need to placate my irrational fear that I could be fired out of the blue for some minor mistake.

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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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Anyone who works at Sapient willing to give a referral? 1 YOE at KPMG management consulting as an associate campus hire. Got laid off this month. Found a really interesting associate position that I want to apply for. Willing to provide my resume and any other documentation as well. Thanks for reading!

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Does anyone else feel constantly anxious that they're about to be fired? I'm a mid level associate. I've been at my firm 6 months, my work has been good, but hours are lacking due to covid. Just can't shake this fear and it's making it hard to focus on work, so it's a vicious cycle

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I was fired today. What do I do next? I’m a third year associate at a “boutique” firm. Although I knew my performance wasn’t good and I was on thin ice, I was never given any formal warning, so I was caught off guard when they called me and just fired me, effective immediately. I was locked out of the email and computer system before the call was over, and I’m already off the website. I was so caught off guard I hardly remember the conversation (cont)

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New firm, two lawyers who assign me work technically are not giving me any substantial work. 1st year associate...tips?
Am I going to get fired 😭

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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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Looking for advice: have an offer to start at PwC S& as a senior associate. However, I now have a 5 wk old daughter and am concerned about travel during and after the pandemic. Longer work hours, missing milestones, and news about recent layoffs at the firm also bother me. Have a stable and a bit boring job right now in Industry. So, is the move worth it? And for any parents, is it worth missing those early years and milestones for the possibility of increased pay?

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Now that Baker McKenzie announced associate layoffs, do we think other firms will follow?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CEO’s out there guaranteeing no Covid layoffs, cutting their own salaries and creating employee relief funds. Aside from employee videos, which leaders in advertising are stepping up with actions?

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If someone refuses to work weekends, even if the agency could legitimately make the case the client/ project requires it sometimes, is it possible and fair for them to get fired?

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I think I’m about to get let go, along other senior folks, because my agency is top heavy and not quite hitting our numbers. I need minor eye surgery for a condition that they know about. My question is, should I let them know I am going to have surgery and may need to be out a day or two? Will that affect their decision to let me go if it seems like it is medical or age related (turn 45 tomorrow). Will it help my severance negotiations? I want to hold on to this job as long as possible.

Everyone! I need your help! I was laid off due to a reduction in force certainty impacted by COVID-19! I am based in Atlanta, Georgia and I am currently seeking Business Analysts, Project Manager, Scrum Master, or Product Manager opportunities. Please, any help is appreciated. Thank you.

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Fiancé is ranting about work...the amount of inefficiency and incompetence in other industries astounds me. How these people haven't been fired is beyond me. They wouldn't last a day in consulting

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I have heard Deloitte cut recruitment and had layoffs this year. But their revenue and headcount number online show increase. Could anyone explain what's going on in Deloitte? Is it industry wise prob

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Is it true that Deloitte is going to have layoffs in June and EY in July?

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What is normal severance if your laid off?

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I’ve laid off people I haven’t even hired. Two of my interns were literally born yesterday. Theres already a line item in your current paycheck for our 401K, since you’ll work here in 7 short years.

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I was due for a promotion but then covid hit, and during the peak of layoffs/furloughs, I was given the run-around that we have agency wide promotion freezes, etc. Over the past month, a handful of people have been promoted. I know everyone's situation is different but I can't help feeling snubbed. How do I know whether they are genuinely trying to promote me and can't, versus them stringing me along for as long as possible? I dont want it to come to having to bring another offer to the table..

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Are all the Olive layoffs just due to preparing for the recession? So sorry to everyone who was laid off

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I was fired at my previous firm and someone who also worked there just joined my team. It was a really awkward time and very toxic. I'm not sure how much this person knows about my sudden "departure". My current team doesn't know anything about my past and I prefer it stays that way. We're going to have to talk sometime, but I'm not sure what to say if they ask what happened. Thoughts? I'm a bad liar. By the way, I'm rocking at my current firm and it's true that some jobs are not the right fit!

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Which firms are having layoffs? How is Accenture Strategy doing?

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Thought: Should companies not give full time offers to incoming interns if that means they will be able to layoff a smaller number of workers who are qualified to do their job and not underperforming?

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Switched from T2 to MBB and starting this month (post undergrad level). Given the way the economy is trending, is this a bad time or an okay time? Are layoffs amongst the junior-most resources something to be wary about at MBB? Is MBB a safer bet generally than T2 in deep recessions?

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Left for an industry job at a travel / aviation company 2 months ago. What are the chances I could boomerang back to Deloitte if I get laid off? Left on great terms but know there is a hiring freeze

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With layoffs slowing down. Does that give anyone reassurance of things going back to normal?

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When you hear about people in projects being laid off from the firm - how is that profitable? If there's money being made why would you stop it?

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I was placed on PIP due to unavailable projects... and right before my pip period was about the end, I got placed on a project. is it weird I was hoping to get fired and get my severance package?

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For a SE with industry experience, is an MS/MBA program worth it (as compared to a regular MBA)? My goal was to acquire business skills to start something of my own. I feel like an MS in CS is mostly meant for someone pivoting into the field with no experience. But part of me thinks it could be good if I want to get into technical management. The other part of me things that inevitably, one degree (the MS or MBA) will go to waste depending on what I do after graduating.

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Any employment defense litigators out there who can articulate for me why they enjoy practicing employment law? Why are you interested in/passionate about employment law?

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Looking to start investing in index funds for long term growth . Should I invest everything in an S&P-tracking index fund or should I diversify? Want to just put money in monthly and have passive grow

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