I personally feel that I am more of a slower worker than my other peers at WIPFLI. I take my time when I work through my assignments. Recently I have had a conversation from a Partner and separate conversation with a Sr. Manager who is my performance coach. They both say it takes what it takes to complete a job. But both are asking questions about my over budget. What do I do? I’m scared that I will get fired, honestly. I just try to do my best. I’m thinking of having a chat with them.

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Has anyone here everyone stood up for themselves or someone else on a internal call with their director/partner? Like if they were bullying someone? Curious to see what happened after or if that is something that can get you fired. Our director is a bully to others and if they ever come at me I’m going to stand up for myself but wondering if breaking the professional boundary is worth it.

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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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Think often about how at my last full time job the CCOs tried really hard to gaslight me into thinking my partner needed to be fired for taking all of his allotted PTO for the year.

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To my Deloitte colleagues: I just returned from maternity leave, and while I’m very grateful I was able to stay home with baby for 6 months I’m really anxious about returning and my utilization (50% now). Our RM is really slow and says we have a lot of new projects but hasn’t assigned me to one. I am doing trainings but not billing, and I don’t believe I’ll be staffed next week or the next either. Have reached out to a partner for extra work but haven’t heard back. Afraid I’ll get fired.

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I have not been performing well in my role. I have some terrible reviews, but I have not been placed on a PIP yet. However, a partner put a private meeting on my calendar for Friday afternoon. I’m freaking out bc I feel like I’m going to be fired. I have been at the firm for less than a year. Has anyone heard of or has been in a similar situation? If so, what was the outcome?

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Would you choose an investment job at a private, partner-owned long only fund where you’re guaranteed to never lose your job& can be a multimillionaire; or at a very top L/S HF where the bottom performers are fired each year, but you could make multimillions in a good year?

Another related q, would you forego the offer at the first place to potentially get the offer at the second place, knowing it’s very competitive? Assume you’re target background, at another top fund, good work ethics

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Any tips for negotiating your severance for a non-partner role? Many good years at the firm—it’s just not working out of late and both me and my firm are looking to part ways.

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Has your firm ever fired a partner for being verbally or physically abusive?

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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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Hello! I was recently laid off by my company due to an internal financial situation. The total time I’ve spent there is about 5 months. Will there be an issue getting a new job?

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If you get laid off as green card holder, do you have to go back to your home country? Can I take contract jobs while searching for full time?

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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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RAed after 22 years of service. They only offered one month severance pay. Is that right or should I be getting more than one month?

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For those of you who have been laid off: thoughts on temping/freelancing at some random place while you search?

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Accenture squad...with our fiscal year coming to an end and ratings about to begin, should we expect to see layoffs similar to Deloitte and PwC this year?

Hello there, i’m wondering if anyone on this group has experience opening your own agency? I was laid off in April and had been freelancing ever since. I have been luck enough getting a few projects without really seeking people out while slowly interviewing. In the back of my mind I have always wanted my own agency. How do you get more clients and dealing with the sales/pitching process on your own? also as WOC i don’t feel like have the right network to tap into for higher earning projects

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Such low utilization at the firm I'm just over one calendar year now since start date. Is the bench at Deloitte for IM pretty big or am I the only one? About to get fired..

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For those of us who have been laid off, are you searching immediately for a new role or are you taking time before looking again?

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To all the Deloitters - it's sad that there are layoffs.. Its good that you want to share the news and "warn" others but how about following a template -- level, office, service line, rating

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About rolling off my project with no new project opportunity yet. I’m already getting anxious and can’t have a full night rest with the worry of not finding a project soon and eventually getting laid off. Although I tend to stress-out easily but this type of anxiety is different. Are others feeling the same way? Also over 90% chargeability and great reviews, but seems like that may not matter with the recent layoff stories I’ve read....

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Did the Deloitte layoffs include people in their federal practice?

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Will Slalom ever do covid layoffs?

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Do you have to return the sign on bonus if you get laid off, sign on period (2 years) has not yet passed. I would also like to know the firm's severance policy.

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Ford layoff news got me thinking: Why don’t corporations gradually increase annual target for separations and freeze hiring, instead of one big X% workforce reduction?

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Just was fired, told I will continue to be supported for a month, but have unfinished projects I'm leading, the rest of the team doesn't know yet, what do I do? What are my options?

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People who got laid off and was job searching, what the longest you are/were unemployed?

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Recently people started to use “maybe you will get fired” as a joking phrase. I know it is not true but can’t help wonder is it because I am doing a bad job...

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Serious question - the president of our office magically disappeared last week. No two weeks notice, no eloquent goodbye emails, not even an official announcement. That means she was fired but they can’t say, right? Honestly asking because it all seems so mysterious.

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Were there a lot of layoffs only at EY or at several consulting companies?

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