Horrible anxiety about considering a new job.... I was one of the big firm stealth layoffs in covid and joined a boutique firm in Sept. They came sort of close to matching my salary but I moved to SoCal and have an opportunity to jump back in to big law and get $100k raise. The people at the small firm are so nice, but hours are nuts and if I’m going to work this much, I might as well get paid more, right? Is it too soon? How do you tell them when the managing partner took you under his wing?

like

I was let go from my position yesterday. The managing partner, who did the letting go, said it as because of poor development and bad work product. Yet, only in December, I got a solid raise and excellent bonus for my size firm. Between then, the partner had made unsupported claims of bad work (e.g., claimed I used the wrong code in a letter bc it wasn’t the one he told me to use but the one the documents supported). Never dreamed of being “fired.” All partners are holding the party line and ...

likehelpful

Sooo we just had a town hall with the managing partner/CEO and I don't know if it was intentional, but the background was his MASSIVE, palatial country/vacation house. Am I wrong for feeling that this he was a bit out of touch? Especially since many of us associates are still scrambling for work and we're under constant fear of being laid off.

like

Had a glowing fantastic performance review last year. This year no review, just a meeting with managing partner and HR to tell me I am fired and to leave now. No bad performance. Is it just the money?

like

Related Posts

For those companies / roles with unlimited pto, how does a payout work if you leave and /or are laid off? Receive nothing or some set amount?

like

Magic Leap laid off 50% (!) of their work force?!? This can’t be the cause of the virus.

How is the business going for all you consultants? Are your companies getting new projects? Any layoffs ?

like

Heard EY layoffs just started. Any truth?

like

What's the best way to get backing into consulting after getting laid off due to downsizing?

What other firms are experiencing FS layoffs? Sounds like majority PwC based on previous posts.

like

Question with regards to layoff talks. Are those who are being let go on the bench or being released while on projects? I haven't heard of many ACN layoffs in the former situation...

like

As many of us navigate the challenges of negotiating during Covid layoffs, my question is what do you think is a good, fair and realistic salary for an independent agency to offer a Creative Director with 10+ years of experience in metro Detroit, considering the current economic climate?

like

Anyone else ever feel like they are going to get fired every day?

like

How were companies in Midwest affected during last recession compared to tech hubs? Were they insulated and were there less layoffs?

like

Would sneezing on a Partner by accident get you fired? Asking for a friend.

likefunny

The more pedestrian your intellect, the better fit you are at D Heard of a colleague with an FRM charter being laid off today. Overall excellent person. And you won't believe who they promote year after year.. the character, curiosity and quality of the lifers Don't join this firm if you for a love of learning and to be inspired. Join if you are a middling who wants a good brand to hack ahead in life and rise above your station

likefunnysmart

What are the details around the Deloitte layoffs? Any particular methodology to letting people go?

like

How does severance typically work when you get fired? Is it a lump sum?

like

Just had first post-layoff interview ... Pretty nervous remembering what it was like to be on the other side of the table when I did the interviewing.

like

In the midst of all these layoffs, I'd just like to point out that I've worked for FCB Health for 15 years (now at Area 23 for last 6 years) and in my time here, there has not been a single layoff.

like

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.

like

Asking the masses for your take for a family member: If you are presented a severance package, are they negotiable? Have you had success in submitting redlines or getting more $$? How many weeks p

like

Those of you who have been fired in the past, what was the reason and was it a blessing I disguise?

like

Additional Posts

For those of you that got coached-out/fired from PA, what was the conversation like leading up to it?

like

Does anyone have a document with example narratives for billing a client?? I’m looking for something to adapt and that I could use frequently in an estate planning practice. On that, I’m completely new to billable hours and coming from an in house role, so I’m trying to do anything I can to help my end goal.

like

“Per diem” meal expenses are EXPLOITATION. $50 is not enough for a single meal at a hotel restaurant, let alone an entire DAY for food. Shifting travel costs onto your employees = evil. Yes i mad :<

likefunnyhelpfulsmart
like

Visa question: wife on H4EAD for past 2 yrs, was on H1b before that and has approved I140 since 2014, employer ready to sponsor h1. Does the employer need to file i140 again for H1b or can use previous i140 for the change of status from h4 to H1b?

like

Can anyone help me know what would be internal project interview at Accenture? Are there possibility of rejection? Is tough or just general questions? As I have got offer for Team lead level 9 so quite confused about their bench policy if there is any. Kindly suggest

like

Happy Monday - what's going to be the highlight of your week? For me, it will be my firm's holiday party.

likehelpful

Any thoughts on culture/wlb in MCK/Bain offices in DC? Lucky to have received cross offers and want to see if my perceptions matched up to what others experienced. TIA!

like

I Have an interview with kpmg for AAS under M&A, does anyone have any tips on how I should prepare for my interview?

like

Cold applied to McKinsey just for the hell of it. Got a call for a screening. Have no idea what to expect in the screen or overall interview process. Any tips/insights? (I’m now wishing I paid more attention to the MBB interview stuff in this app - I hear there’s a case? Haha 🤔)

like

What’s a typical salary % increase for a general strategy consultant at B4 exiting to industry? Would be a startup or large food company.

like

Anyone else quitting after their bonus? What do you plan on doing with the time?

like

Any tips on interviewing at Salesforce for state tax position?

like

Hi fishes, How is the culture and work-life balance at innovaccer? TIA

like

@McK 🐠🐟 I'm a BA starting in two weeks and I was curious about seating on flights. Can I request always getting extra legroom or exit row as I'm a 6'5" male and can't fit in a smaller seat? Contd...

like

Has a thank you E-Mail after an interview ever changed your mind? If so, what about it helped to change your mind?

like

General comp ranges for exits at 2YOE (HCOL, non-tech, non-technical)

like

I know the usual advice for saving is emergency fund - 401k up to match - max IRA - max 401k - HSA?/personal brokerage. However, where does saving for a house deposit and car deposit (want used but only ~2-3 yrs old) fit in? I’m 26, 100k salary and have been trying to put away 3k per month into HYSA/emergency fund, was maxing 401k at ~$800 per pay period (lowered to $400 a month a few months ago since no firm match and would like to put $ into HYSA/house/car fund), and $500/month to max IRA.

like

Anyone aware of the interview process for the Evening/Weekend MBA at Booth? Is there an option for an audio/video interview?

like

Anyone personally know someone who has had covid twice?

like
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.