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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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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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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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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Please help. I was laid off this past week. I am international and my OPT is coming to an end very soon. I had a call with an immigration lawyer and Deloitte unfortunately does not offers additional support for immigrants aside from said call. I am in need of a job ASAP. I have until July 24th to find a job or I will have to start a new educational program or leave the US. Leaving the US is personally not a viable option. Skills: AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certified, Power BI (cont.)

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Please help. I was laid off last week. I am international and my OPT is coming to an end very soon. I had a call with an immigration lawyer, Deloitte unfortunately does not offers additional support for immigrants aside from said call. I am in need of a job ASAP. I have until July 24th to find a job or I will have to start a new educational program or leave the US. Personally, leaving the US is not viable. Skills: AWS Solutions Architect Associate, PowerBI/data viz, SQL, blockchain (cont.)

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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 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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At PWC, I have my career outlook discussion soon. Can I expect to get fired the day of if I have had poor snapshots all year? Or will I get some weeks to sort my things before I get let go? I’m only an associate and have not had a career outlook discussion before

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Anybody at McKinsey willing to provide a referral for the role of associate or analyst? I am currently a 2nd year Business Analyst. About get laid off because of covid. Please help

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What are the weirdest reasons you have heard for people being laid-off? Heard someone getting laid off because of submitting wack expenses.

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Anyone just not care anymore? I think trying to get fired is the move, but I've got too much damn pride. Tips?

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For those who were laid off or unemployed during the past year - did you find a new job and if so how long did it take?

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Can someone explain the difference between being counseled out and being fired? With an emphasis on why counsel someone out but not fire them, and vice versa.

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In my previous work experience I had a gap after getting laid off. I held various temp roles. How would include this on resume or LinkedIn?

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Do you guys think cyber is somewhat relatively safer from more layoffs given there revenues vs other advisory groups?

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Why do D layoffs target newer people? I know of several people with great reviews + high utilization but less than 1 year tenure and were let go. Whereas some with several years of tenure but mediocre/good ratings still have a job.

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Layoffs are the only way the industry will survive. A Great Depression is imminent. There is no other way this will all end.

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Claim unemployment or try to find your hardest to find a job in the next month and omit the layoff? I want to rush but not settle. Definitely don't want to go back into consulting.

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Anyone know how deep PwC is going with the layoffs in August? I know it was 10-15% for most groups in June so just wondering if it will be smaller since they just went so deep.

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Just got laid off even with good performance and I'm totally shocked 😞 ugh who's hiring??

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People who stay in Consulting for the long term must have hearts of steel. Between the lay-offs, roll offs, politics, and getting fired/yelled at by the client it’s been a busy year

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Current project leadership is like gorilla glue and won't let people off. How to roll off without doing something that would get you fired?

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Did you see the IBM third quarter results. Layoffs soon?

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Adweek reporting on the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and the massive downturn and layoffs, yet still paywalls its news. Frustrating to say the least as we try to stay informed.

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Can you get fired if you perform "below average" on your first project?

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For those who got fired, what were the reasons given?

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If I really don't enjoy my project and want to roll off, will I get fired?

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When you are put on a PIP can you be fired at any point during the timeframe of the PIP or does it usually happen at the end of the PIP?

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Hey McKinsey 🐠- can you share any insight on the Solutions Product Manager role with Optimize? Comp, growth, nature of engagements etc. TIA!

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Hey gals, taking a flight back home tomorrow (would stay where I am but fam is worried). Would it be too much to wear an N95 mask? I'm an Asian female and worried about potential backlash.

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Does anyone have any thoughts on what’s currently market for an in-house counsel job at a healthcare company (most are PE backed)? Currently a third year big law associate that works in the healthcare group doing primary working on PE healthcare transactions. Starting to put out feelers at a few companies (all of which have asked my expected starting comp) and want to avoid the sticker shock of the decrease in comp 😂

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Interviewed at EY last Friday. When should I expect the result?

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Is it so absurd to have not said “I love you” to your SO after about 9 months of dating? Asking for my mother...

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PwC folks, how were you informed of the market adjustment for your salary?

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Thoughtworks hiring Female candidates only for the following positions - 10+ years of work experience: Project Manager | Product Manager | Business Analyst | Application Developer  5+ years of work experience: Business Analyst DM me if interested.

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Has anyone ever turned down a promotion to CD? If so, why and how'd it go over? (I've been told it's coming but I'm not sure I'm interested in it.)

Is coming to the office/client site with slightly damp hair (completely dry 45 min in) unprofessional?

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Is it worth to take a step back to get more consulting experience for the long run? Currently S3 in international tax, up for promotion next year but the team is heavily focused on compliance and kinda have to fight for consulting work; got an offer from another B4 as a S1 with $95k base salary(NYC) but the team is mostly doing international consulting, would it be worth it to take the offer if I foresee myself in PA in at least 5 years?

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So... What's your utilization looking like?

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How long does it take PwC to get back to you with a offer, I had my 3rd interview a little over a week ago and still haven’t heard of anything yet.

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Anyone move to Bermuda to work for a big 4? How long was the work permit processing time?

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Who has a stronger cyber practice in your opinion- EY or Accenture?

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Do any of you here practice plaintiff side insurance litigation/ recovery? If so, can you share a little about what your practice looks like?

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My client's last line in every email is 'we need this as soon as possible.' I really want to tell him to f-off because they still owe us stuff to be able to finish their return.

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Im sending everyone in this bowl lots of love, light, and healing energy 💖 I am happy that you are here. Keep fighting; you’ll get through this!

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A recruiter reached out to me for a Program Analyst position at Google. The Job Description seems to require 4 years in consulting, but glassdoor salary for Program Analyst is not at that level at all (only $70-100k/year). Anyone can offer some insights on this position and the associated package? Just wanted to see if I should interview or save everyone's time. Thank you!

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Can you share your agency’s maternity leave policy? Do you have a paternity policy as well?

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