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Any other big-law M&A attorneys feeling the pain right now? Things have gone radio silent in terms of M&A at my v50 firm.
Alright let's have some fun!..... What's the funniest/craziest/ridiculous thing you've had to deal with at work?
I'm an Ops Manager and we have about 150 employees. I'm being forced to create an "Outdoor Office." Has anyone else dealt with this sort of initiative? Is it just me or is this a bad idea?
What industries are doing well right now and reps are actually enjoying their day to day? My current role has sucked the life out of me while trying survive Covid and the burnout has reached a new level. I’m actively applying but want to find a good fit I can grow with. Not a fan of company hopping.
When someone routinely "recreates" their time, they risk it ballooning to this. And frankly, this consequence should happen to all such attorneys: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/biglaw-partner-who-said-she-worked-3173-
Hi There - I work for an organization that has retail locations. I had the team lead call me this morning (a Saturday) because he had to send a new employee home. The employee he sent home had a mental health episode shortly after arriving to work. The team lead had asked him to be on order taking duty to work on the new employee's customer service skills. The employee said he could not interact with people today and when pressed further started to cry and said he (new employee) felt like he wanted to hurt someone else or himself. The team lead had the new employee call someone to come pick him up. My question is, has anyone else ever had to deal with a similar situation in the pas where an employee admits he could be a danger to himself or others?
What are HR folks seeing as an average cost for payroll providers? I'm going through demos with Paycor and would like to know what a reasonable breakdown is for payroll, time & attendance, onboarding, etc. How do you measure? Cost per employee? Any help is appreciated!
Currently, we're using JazzHR for our ATS and importing new hires in ADP WorkForce Now, our HRIS and where we run payroll. JazzHR has been great, and ADP has mostly been a pain. We're also using Concur for expenses. Just did a demo with Paycom and was generally really pleased, except the ATS which seems really bare bones compared to JazzHR. Is it worth trading the ease and functionality of our standalone ATS to get an all-in-one solution?
Litigators who keep a written calendar: how do you organize it? Do you color code, pen + pencil, just write things in it ad hoc without a care? I’m a 3d yr associate who manages my workload far better when I keep a written monthly calendar to glance at continuously. But I can’t figure out how to organize it! If I don’t use color coding, the items all blend together and I’m afraid I’ll miss something. But colors can get overwhelming and also end up making everything look “important.” Any tips?
The current administration has banned critical race theory-based diversity training across federal agencies claiming education around white privilege is anti-American. As someone who is dedicated to anti-racism work, I believe these conversations on the pervasiveness of systemic racism are necessary in order to dismantle the broken system and are central to our work as HR professionals. I fear what precedent this ban will set. Thoughts from other HR pros? https://www.forbes.com/sites/janicegassam/2020/09/05/trump-bans-diversity-training-claiming-its-divisive-anti-american-propaganda/
Hi- does anyone have a good partner review process? Three owners, private firm - trying to provide meaningful review process for them separate from our usual process. TIA!
One of my supervising attorneys all of a sudden is heavily redlining my work by just rephrasing what I originally wrote and adding things I find unnecessary. He didn’t use to redline my work this much and everything ends up being overly dense and wordy. I’ve always gotten good feedback on my writing skills and after 8 months at the firm I know my writing has improved. All other partners and supervisors are actually redlining my work less. Should I be suspicious or is he going through a phase?
I just got news that the person who sexually harassed me at my previous job was laid off recently. He was more senior than me and took advantage of me when I didn’t know many people there. Happy day.
Currently have United MileagePlus Explorer Card. Going to switch to CSR here soon. Worth keeping MileagePlus open or should I just close it to avoid the annual fee?
The year is 2032. WPP consolidates it’s integrated agency VMLJWTWUNAQAY&R-Ogilvy into an integrated team to service its single client, Amazon
2 bags of sea salt & vinegar Kettle chips show up in my room every night. And I keep eating them. 😏
Has anyone dealt with contractors threatening to lien their property. I fired a contractor and I will need to redo everything but they claim they did the work to standard and are demanding payment. Not sure if I should get a lawyer now or if/when they actually lien my house.
obligatory post: how will COVID impact human capital? The types of work we do, factors in making a healthy organization, etc.
Can anyone shed some light on manager comp for PWC's Deal group. High COL city, MBA or non-MBA appreciated.
Does anyone know if prometric will open up more time slots? Currently in NYC and no time slots available until September... my credit expires in September 🤦🏻♀️
Do people actually find the MBA helped them excel in their career (knowledge-wise) and are better off in their skills/competence after the MBA vs. prior?
Big 4 recruiter said that I will pass on to the next round of interviews and she would reach out to the folks for a meeting but no response from the practice. I followed up 4 times and so has she cont
En route home from 2 weeks overseas (no email access). Tried syncing laptop from airport lounge to catch up on the 16hr flight home... kept crashing the wifi. Looks like beers and movies it is!!