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Ladies & Gentlemen, with one month left in Q2, some will fall short of our numbers. Others will hit them. I can’t speak for all of us here, however, I can speak for myself. That being said, I will NOT be one that comes up short of my number. Now, this leads me to you all, to present a question. If you have to prospect, if you’re looking for new business, is it worth $1500 to put 95% of your prospecting process on autopilot? If so, let’s chat.

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I truly loathe billable time. Does Plaintiffs law have comparable annoyances?

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Is it weird to leave a job without expressing you are unhappy to any managing partners before hand? I actually think they will be shocked if I gave my two weeks and I think my biggest worry is that I am going to be killing my group if I leave with all the matters they will need to take on. But the firm has just been brutal during COVID with no acknowledgment at all (money or otherwise) of all the extra work associates have been putting in.

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Does anyone have ideas for employee appreciation day? We have employees in US, Mexico and Canada

How common is a strict attorney PTO policy, particularly among small-mid size firms? I thought the “just get your shit done” approach was common, but at my new job I have two weeks (10 days).

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Are you or have you been the sole HR person at the company? What are the pros & cons? I haven’t been, but a recruiter reached out with an opportunity to be one. They currently use the parent company’s HR but are buying themselves out to be a stand alone firm. TIA!

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Question- if someone sues you on state law claims. You want to then claim violation of a federal law in a counter claim can you remove to federal court without diversity of citizenship

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What are some games I can play with my team? We are spread out all over the US, would love to get my gang together virtually for happy hour and games. Any suggestions?

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Let’s talk staff gifts for the holidays. For those in BigLaw, how much do you all usually spend on secretary and paralegal gifts?

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How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?

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I work in a group that has had to come in to the office regularly during COVID (lots of work with original documents and wet ink signatures). It’s real estate and title companies still require wet ink documents. One junior has refused to come in because he says he’s concerned about COVID. We all wear masks, close our doors, and socially distance. We’ve all had to pick up the slack for him. Just found out he’s taking his second vacation during COVID and visiting family in FL. I could scream.

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Any tips on how best to draft an email asking for work from a partner who I haven’t worked with and who doesn’t know me? I’d like to get on their matters and want to craft an email that would actually get them to respond and be interested in giving me the work (as opposed to just acknowledging my interest and forgetting about it the next day).

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What training or guidance are you giving managers at your firms about managing hybrid teams? There is a lot out there on remote teams, but a lot of us are going back three days a week which means people at home and people in the room. Any tips to pass on?

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How many billable hours did you record in March? I had to get an early start on quarantine because a co-worker tested positive for COVID-19. So, I’ll start, 155.

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I’m not happy where I’m at, my abilities aren’t being maximized as I’m spread thin, and I know I’m being undervalued. Recently graduated and in property management w/ 3-4 years sales experience. Currently on the hunt for Sales/Account Management roles leaning more towards consumer goods, then tech. Any advice?

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You might try Facebook, if you know the company.

What is the secret to CRM adoption and engagement?

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CA Law question. What are you doing with arbitration agreements? Interested to hear from everyone, and from securities industry too! We didn’t hire since January, but want to start next year, and the whole AB 51 thing is confusing.

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Monday morning and the only thing that goes through my mind is wow I hate my job. Between the strict requirement of releasing billing time daily, high billable goal and I guess a heavy workload (and everything that comes with living through a pandemic) it’s hard to start my day excited for work. And I hate it. Makes me question why I’m doing this for a living.

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I need to spend a good 3-4 hours doing some organizational shit today. I have a bunch of new cases and cases with new deadlines, and it’s going to take a bit to figure out how I’m going to manage everything. It’ll make my life easier and less scrambled in the long run... but there’s so much billable work I should be doing. How do you convince yourself to do all the nonbillable stuff that’s necessary for case management when you’re already pressed for time?

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Calculating the total cost of tuition, living expenses, and “student activities” for my *potential* MBA

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Any strategies to stay motivated to keep working once off client site and back at hotel?

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Is it just me or the big 4 promote people way too fast? I joined the firm a year ago with 10 years of experience and came in as a senior consultant. Meanwhile my director is a year older than me.

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Monday's expense report: $6.87 for a burrito, $29.00 for booze

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Recently got an offer from EY for $106k base & $8k sign-on bonus. It’s for a senior 2 position in internal audit. Is this amount low? Should I re-negotiate? What are salaries like for senior 2?

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Is base salary always negotiable? coming in as experienced hire

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How is the digital adoption and transformation practice at KPMG - WLB, key differentiators, culture and people?

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Amex Platinum Cardholders - you get $20/mo in statement credit through the end of the year when you use your card to pay for streaming services or telephone bills. These are separate credits.

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Opening for full stack java developer at JPMorgan ? Anyone interested?

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Ever have an interview where you feel so seen you almost cry and that makes you realize you’ve been surviving in a toxic environment for way too long?

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Does anybody travel with a switch? Been thinking about getting one. Can't decide between the lite or the regular.

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Anyone here have experience giving a technical data science interview at Microsoft? Have one lined up in a few weeks.

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Anyone with Korn Ferry? Had a phone screen about a Sr Assoc role within their Tech practice around talent acquisition. Any info is helpful.

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Did anyone from EY hear about initiating H1B process for this year?

Due to COVID, I moved back to my home town to work remotely from my parents and now I’m saving ~2k/month at 23. Hoping for some advice on how to invest (cont.)

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Anyone know of any providers providing 24 hr covid test results?

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Which company is harder to get an interview from ,Amazon or Facebook?

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Does anyone have any advice on connecting with sr leadership and building those relationships? My first job was at a startup with a very casual culture but after transitioning to consulting everything seemed much more hierarchical and formal, so I adjusted my communication style. 18 months in I wonder if I’ve “over corrected”. My conversations with leaders have all been very formal and purely business related, do you try to fit in more casual conversations with leaders at your org?

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Anyone at TBWA I could send a resume to for a FT gig? Just broke into planning as a freelancer and heard you take juniors. Or anywhere else, really 😊 gotta get back on that 401k to make my mom proud

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Hey 🐟, any advice on handling compensation bait and switch? Worried I'll get an offer way less than the range a recruiter gave me on initial calls.

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