Had the partner in charge of the tax group I was previously in at a B4 firm email me encouraging me to apply for an opening with them (basically same role I was in before, but at a SM level). The catch is, I was part of their COVID RIF layoffs in summer 2020, and don’t think I’ll forget that anytime soon. Do I just respond that I’m not interested, or do I politely make it clear I have zero interest in ever returning to the firm?

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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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Am I making a mistake internally switching to FDD? Have an Audit partner who mentors me telling me Audit is better if you intend to stay long term: easier and more clear path to make partner, audits are recurring revenue, more diverse exit opps, FDD takes audit people but not vice versa, layoffs more likely in recession. Thoughts?

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An agency I contacted a year ago, after I was laid off in the pandemic, finally gets in touch with a team opening on a very tough account. If I waited around that long for them I’d have defaulted on my mortgage, lost my work visa and been kicked out of the country by now. I’ve been freelancing on way more interesting stuff but decide to do the interview and find out more. The first question the CCO asks me and my partner, “So why do you want this job?” 🙄

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Got laid off and I am struggling to find a job + when I melt down thinking I won’t find anything any time soon even though I love the ad industry, my partner suggest to switch fields. Anyone going through the same?

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My department went through a reorganization; my unit was dissolved but I was offered a role in a new unit that I used to work with as a partner. Their work had always seemed interesting and I was happy to join. Unfortunately it seems they just needed some one to figure out how to manage grunt work being done by the people they fired. While they promised me growth and learning, it’s hard to find time and opportunity given hefty time commitment and tediousness of the job. Is this common in reorgs?

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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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What’s the typical severance package for a B4 equity partner? Asking for a friend. 😁

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My partner is still out of work from being laid off due to COVID and made it to a final round interview that he thought went well , and got a denial email this morning. I was so excited to finally not feel so much financial pressure as his unemployment is stalled, but I just feel terrible, like this will never end and start to impact our relationship because he can’t pull his weight with the bills. Plus, I have a presentation today and just feel so distracted — an awful awful morning.

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I started my career at PWC audit in 2019 and got laid off last year due to covid. I got an offer and started working at a 2 tier (BDO, RSM, GT... level) accounting firm for 1 month. Now PWC partner extended me an offer to go back. Any thoughts?

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My partner (along with his team) has been laid off from an equity research role. He is on H1b visa and has until end of February to find a new job otherwise he’ll have to leave the country. I would be very grateful if someone knows of any sell-/buyside investment analyst opportunities and can refer, please. Years of experience: 9yrs. Always been with II-ranked teams and twice voted rising star. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

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My partner is an accomplished writer and author with 10+ years in digital media as an editor (lifestyle, food, travel), but they are looking to get into something less volatile after layoffs. Any ideas how to make the pivot into content or marketing? How to position for exit ops when kind of senior but in a new role? I’m a life science consultant so coming up short on ideas.

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What is your backup plan incase you and your partner (if you have one) get laid off? Specifically curious about how you would handle housing and income.

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I keep an eye on an untalented psychopathic ex creative partner of mine. They were super good at talking the talk, so they’ve been getting jobs way above their ability. So far 5 for 5 fired within six months. Just saw they picked up a new role. 🍿 🍿

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Did PWC announce layoffs today? Or were they more targeted / based on performance and utilization? My partner just met with HR 😢

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So, a spot I made (concept to completion) got shelved due to COVID forcing the client’s marketing plan to change. During that time, my partner and I were laid off. Recently, the spot aired, but the agency credits a different team for the work – me, my parter, and my CDs aren’t listed. Do I ask the agency to correct it? Just throw it in my book with explanation? Just take the L and chalk it up to that being how the industry is?

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I screwed up something so badly on my first case - essentially leading to my CTL sending the client “draft” slides with wrong info on a bunch of things (though now they’re correct) - and, while my CTL seems okay with it and my manager understanding, I’m legitimately worried it’ll make it’s way to a Partner and thy’ll get me fired after just my first month. Am I overreacting?

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Hi all - my partner was laid off in April and still having a difficult time finding work in the DC area. Thanks to your advice earlier in the year, he’s back in school to finish his bachelors in IS Management + taking the NET+ cert exam soon. Will it be hard for him to find a job until he gets his degree or will the cert help with an entry level job to tie him over? For reference he’s had 1 full-time role with a tech company in acct mgt. and (2) IT support internships. Thanks in advance!

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Partner at firm is looking to hire mid level transactional jr assc. Commercial transactional experience a must. Strong corporate experience preferred. 100 K plus benefits, downtown firm. Feel free to chat if interested. Should add its a smaller shop but in case anyone is looking of has friends laid off on the market.

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How bad are the staff layoffs at KPMG and Accenture? And the PWC partner layoffs?

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Laid off and have been searching for months. Got an offer from lawyer I’d done contract work and then also recently got offer from consulting firm doing legal adjacent work but not really lawyering. Solo offer is considerably lower than prior role and consulting role but has diff pros (no billable, % profit if business brought which may be challenging in current market). Not really sold on the idea of becoming a partner ever or going back into a large firm role but ..see cont

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After you are stealth laid off, other than job search, what do you do? I assume they won’t give you work and even if they do, you can politely decline? How do you feel about you are not progressing anymore and seeing other people progressing in their career? I have no intention to make partner, but still feel a bit stuck not doing that much.

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Removed my partner from LinkedIn coz I was open to work .... in next 2 weeks , I was fired .... lol ... thanks ... who wanna work for a toxic partner , dining things which I care , hope things be back to normalcy .

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My partner was fired 2 years ago and while he’s back on his feet I am still very alert and scared such thing might happen again. It was an extremely difficult period for me and I feel like I need to put a lot of energy into rebuilding his confidence. How to be more at ease?

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Have a partner who redlines to death just to feel important, nothing necessary or substantive. As a little experiment, I took an old motion he already drafted on his own and changed nothing but the heading and gave it to him for review. He tore it to SHREDS. I’d definitely get fired, but you have no idea how much I want to tell him it was his own work to call out the hypocrisy.

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My SO got a great job offer in Bangkok and we need to decide soon. I’ve always been very independent and never followed a partner to another city or country. Will it be bad for my career to join him even while there is a little change I can find a job in Bangkok? Not sure what to do right now. Due to covid I recently got laid off and am already not in my home country but have lived here over 7 years. Any advice? Me following him or we both try to find another job in the country we are in now.

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Day One of being in the freelance game after being laid off thanks to COVID. Terrified and Depressed in equal measures but I do believe there is opportunity out there to partner with the right people (creative lead, business lead) to roll up some smaller sized clients into something approaching a business.

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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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When you're proud of PwC for not doing layoffs, but your coworkers start disappearing left and right for "performance separations" and now you have a meeting invite with a partner/HR tomorrow morning.

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I was laid off in June and just got a job offer that I am excited about. However, my partner and I are also in discussions about moving. The job would be remote for at least another 5+ months so it wouldn’t be an issue now, but eventually people will be back in the office in some hybrid plan. Is it better to float the possibility of working remote long term with HR now? Or do I accept and say nothing til we’ve officially decided to move. I don’t want to lose the opportunity. What would u do?

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How are y’all feeling about the no bonus no raise situation? KPMG here, not too bothered but also can’t help but compare my org with other big 4, that managed their financials way better and can afford bonuses and pay rises and no layoffs for their employees (of course partner pay is getting impacted I’m sure to save the workforce). I wonder where we went wrong, and if the lake house investment (which we will not be using for two years, was a good investment)...

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My account partner is doing a terrible job and will be getting fired—timeline TBD. Given we are living in a pandemic, I want to give them a heads up to start job hunting. How inappropriate is that? How could I do it?

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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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My partner is an Occupational Therapist and she was laid off in March when NYC closed schools and therefore her clinic. Initially she claimed unemployment but they moved to tele-therapy so she’s been earning an hourly rate. However she’s struggling as they are consistently not been paying her the correct amount and with no explanation. She had an employment contract to end of Aug with a 3 month notice period that they did not give to her. Could she possibly force them to pay out her contract?

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Ryan had his partner call last week. If things don't change in six months, layoffs will begin. It would be much better to ask people to take a pay cut, or a few weeks off without pay. Some people may be willing to take a package as well. Don't expect it will be the sweet package you are offering to partners to retire early.

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Is EY going to announce layoffs next week?

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When do Q4 layoffs typically start? Right away or at end or throughout?

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New hire here. No ratings? Wtf? How is that working out for everyone? How does the firm know who to reward the most or who is a complete dick that needs to be fired?

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On the bench for 9 weeks, starting on a new project next week and going on a 2 week vacation right after I join. Am I in danger of getting fired here? Had arranged the holiday 2 months ago and spend

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Damn. A gunman fired at Republican members of Congress. I don't care what your political stance is, things should never get violent.

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For those who have been laid off, what does it look like right before? (like HR schedules a meeting with you?). I have this really bad pit in my stomach. No trolling or sarcastic stuff please.

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Say you work at Accenture and are doing OK (haven't been laid off yet and have projects lined up). Also let's say that you have good skills in cloud infrastructure, which is plenty busy right now. What would motivate you to accept a job offer at a tiny consulting firm (less than 300 people)? Would a good raise and a promotion to Senior Manager be enough? There are many risks involved with going to a tiny firm. What would it take for you make the jump and overcome concerns?

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RFA cyber consultant salary in SFO ? New grad

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Hi! If anyone could help me price out a freelance project I’d really appreciate it— I’m asked to design a capabilities deck and pptx/google slides theme for a small nonprofit. In the future, (cont)

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Recently got an offer from Slalom for 110K and wondering whether I should take it. Mentioned I’ll have to forgo my bonus this year to join in hopes of a better offer. Should I look for other opportunities? I’m currently a 2nd year C at Deloitte going into 3rd at 85K with great feedback doing ServiceNow PM and configuration work in GPS.

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is EY FSO hiring ? any insights folks? They had a hiring freeze and recruiter is not responding to emails...

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Ladies, is it selfish to not want a "project" type SO? Like wanting someone who is already somewhat on the same wavelength? I keep going back and forth and sometimes feel bad I didn't move forward with a relationship if the guy (I felt) had things to work on (e.g. maturity, debt/finances, independent decision-making, etc). I see comments or hear stories about how woman have helped their man become better, and maybe I'm just not trying hard enough? How do you find the right balance?

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What is the average salary range for in-house CD role in NY

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Is anyone from Deloitte S&A able to be interviewed for an undergrad assignment? Few quick questions is confidential and would appreciate the help!

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First time in 2.5 years on the bench starts Monday.... what to do???

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Need a boost to keep you going through the day? Well put down what you’re needing to be hyped up about and I’ll be your personal hype man to keep you going through your day while I’m on vacation.

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How difficult is obtaining an AWS cloud practitioner cert if you’re not particularly technical?

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Anyone prepping for the SHRM-CP test? I’m taking a prep course this fall and would love tips or to know if there are any study groups out there!

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Interviewed at a small firm last week. I was told they will call me back for a second interview. Today I heard they aren’t moving forward with me. Weird.

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First year associate here ... Thoughts on what to tell my team about me taking a random Wednesday off cause i don’t want to work on my birthday. We are the kind of team that tells each other why we are out of office, sick with etc. and i know they will ask. Just don’t want them to know it’s my birthday. Hate my birthday but figured better to be off than working 🙃

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Marriott recommendations in McLean Virginia?

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