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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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?

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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 ...

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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.

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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?

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Anybody else think next year is going to be worse for layoffs than this year? A lot of clients are setting up their 2021 budgets and allocating very little for capital projects. Seems like next year will be extremely light since customers aren’t spending as much. Hence more layoffs in consulting.

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Serious question: should I do anything in response to a SM trying his damnedest to get me fired without cause?

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Trying to figure out if I’m about to get fired… worked on a reallllly hard high profile case - for months of 12+ days in a row; and got a review that rated me uncoachable and “would not work with this person again.” I did so much hard work but miscommunication with my director felt like it overshadowed everything.

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D going through layoffs?

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Any reason not to collect unemployment if you're laid off?

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On the topic of the fired employee, Google is a _______________?

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Confirmed 17 in my team (Global Intelligence) in Forensics in DC are being laid off

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Just got promoted to SM. I worked my ass off for this and am very proud. At the same time, my daily life is exactly the same - my role won’t change and I can’t celebrate because of COVID. Also, I feel guilty because I know so many people who have been laid off during this time. Any advice on how to enjoy this accomplishment and feel the excitement during this time?

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I’m at an agency that just went through several rounds of layoffs. It often seems like staff have no recourse when the layoffs hit. How could a staff union assist in that situation?

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To the people getting emails for a time to talk from random partners (meaning getting laid off) could you just keep rescheduling to buy you a little more time?

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Another layoff at Uber - buy or sell?

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Had an engagement last summer that resulted in 180 people being laid off (different city, different state). Just ran into the manager, who got laid off, in my home city. He now lives across the street

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Suggestions on how to spin a layoff to a recruiter or new employer? Want to stay in the game.

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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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If you get laid off and have two strong projects in production what do you do? Do you get credit? Put it in your book anyway because you made it and it's not your fault you got laid off?

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A group of us had drinks last night with a HC OT manager. Those put on BCLPs were done to save money (as they will not receive AIP) and to already have the next set of layoffs ready. If you are on a BCLP, update your resume ASAP.

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Who has heard anything about the EY (maybe tax) layoffs in Houston?

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Is it a good time to switch to Deloitte considering all the recent layoffs ? Applying for a manager position in Deloitte Digital , not expecting more than 10% hike from my current salary.
Thank you

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Mic laid off its entire staff, sold the name to Bustle, and is relaunching with an entirely new staff. Read the union's statement on the fiasco.

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C right now at Uncle D and thinking of making the jump to PwC or BCG with all the layoffs. Have an MPA and 6+ years experience. What's a good salary range for my interviews??

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How much budget would you recommend for furnishing a 3300 sq ft house, 4Bed, 3.5Bath? Some pointers: Annual household income of 260k in Florida. One child fam.

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Do you ask to see a copy of a contingent offer or offer letter if you want to counter?

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'No bench Policy'

What is meant by this? HR told me recently

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Dear Colleagues, I could use your networking help please. I'm looking to connect w/ female Partners/MDs who work in the advisory practice of a Big 4 acct. firm (Deloitte/EY/KPMG/PwC). I'm pursuing a doctoral degree and interested in learning about women's career paths toward partnership. If you, or someone you know, is passionate about women's advancement in the Big 4 and are open to sharing personal reflections on career trajectory, I'd be grateful to have your input shape the study.

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Hi Fishes...

I joined in mid Feb 2022... Any idea When will my hike or appraisal will happen? What is the general process of Appraisal...

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Hi Fishes,

I recently got an offer from Sparta Systems-Honeywell Company. The project is in Salesforce trackwise. How good is it for QA to go into Salesforce considering Automation and learning and growth.. Please suggest..

I am interviewing for a senior consultant data scientist position. One of the interview is technical and I want to be well-prepared.

Any tips? TIA!

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Would you guys pick a new opportunity with a better pay but seems to have a not-so-great culture on Glassdoor(3.5 stars) or stay at current position with low pay, no room for growth, but they have unlimited pto and really respects employee time off? Around the same level of position but the one with higher pay is more strategic.

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Yes VP1 before you jump in with “but but but they ALL do it!” - yes, other politicians do it too

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Does lateraling to MBB from another firm (ex. T2 / Big 4 / Boutique) impact project opportunities and your “sense of worth” to clients compared direct hires? Or generally no impact, because you went through the same rigorous process + are generally equally as capable.

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I want to take benefit of HRA exemption, could you please let me know what investment proofs I will need to submit during tax declaration in the month of December. For amount below 8000 is PAN of landlord and agreement necessary? For amount above 8000 per month what tax declaration proofs should be submitted? Deloitte USI

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How much help do you really need in the weeks after birth? My mom and MIL both offered to help but I'm honestly questioning if they would just be in the way. My mother would probably be the most helpful in terms of cooking and laundry but probbaly can't help too much with baby. She lives nearby so she can come and go if we need her to but she's not the most covid safe. She goes out to buy groceries and interacts with other family who I know isn't being covid safe. My MIL lives far from me (cont)

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Rejected from MBB in consecutive years without even getting past screening. Don’t know what’s wrong, is it just my previous experience or resume? Can share more info through DM

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Anyone else have a cough/head cold and think they’re gonna die every time they listen to the news?

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Anyone take the CIPM recently? How was it?

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Any suggestions for wallets? I’ve had a kate spade Continental wallet forever, but I think I might like something more compact.

Anyone investing through Robinhood? What do you do do when you finally leave the country?

A headhunter hit me up today regarding a sales position in the IoT/OT cybersecurity space.

Let me know if you'd like to be connected to him.

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