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Best comedy directors you've worked with/know of/would kill to work with (think celeb ensemble cast, dialogue driven)? Adam McKay, Bryan Buckley, David Shane, Jim Jenkins, Harold Einstein, Christo… more

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Luxury Watch Report from the mayhem that was DFW airport this morning: For starters, wrist check: Rolex OP39 - Tudor Submariner 76100 with lollipop hour hand (I talked to the guy, he was cool) - Rolex GMT Master Pepsi (pre-ceramic; faded bezel.) - Rolex Submariner (ceramic) - Oris Aquis (too small for the guy’s wrist) - Possibly an Hublot - A pair of TT DJs on an older couple (the guy’s had a Buckley dial.) I’ll report in if anything new pops up!

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Can we start talking about who directed the spots? Surely this community knows the production credits. Would love to know who did Jeep. Buckley did Hyundai Smaht Pahk and McClammy did Porsche

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I am a first year associate in Biglaw. I have been put on an improvement plan to increase my billable hours. My supervisors have commented that have not been getting work because I need to improve my efficiency. I am willing to do what it takes to improve but wonder how to improve my hours when no one seems willing to give me a second chance.

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Hello! I have a two part question: 1) is it worth it to obtain an SHRM specialty credential if I don’t have the broader SHRM certification? 2) has anyone gotten the People Analytics or Talent Acquistion credential? If so, how valuable was it from a learning perspective? Do you feel it significantly contributed to your knowledge in either area? Thank you!

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How long does it take to get over ptsd from being in a toxic micromanaging environment? I was a top biller and top manager at a large staffing company for five years and was treated like a child. The place was crazy. Six months into my new role I’m still scared to request PTO or afraid that my boss would be mad if she found that I took an afternoon break to walk my dog.

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Just signed a new employment contract! Any tips for coming up with a good 90 day gameplan? There's nothing like new sales guy energy. The less you know the easier it is I've always found. Somehow the new guy always landed great number his first week or few weeks. Any tips, ideas, strategies to make the most of this 'new guy' energy? Cheers folks

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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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Are there any CA family law firms looking to contract out work (legal research, drafting briefs, disclosures, forms, discovery, etc.)? I have over 6 years of experience and am well-versed in family code and case law. (My attorney is on family leave so we don't have the workload I'm used to right now, and my husband might be switching jobs with a pay cut, so it wouldn't hurt to earn some extra money.) Thanks!

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My back still hurts from last week, these fancy ergonomic office chairs seem to somehow feel worse then the regular ones...

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On top of everything, I am constantly annoyed by the partners taking the credits from my work. No recognition or whatsoever. In turn, the firm tells us to develop business on our own. When we bring in business, the partners snap the credits as quickly as they can. Funny.

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Is reading through Fishbowl billable time?

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Love my practice are in every way but really lacking motivation right now. That is all.

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Thinking about doing a startup in the law space. I have always been frustrated editing contracts. Would any of you be interested in a searchable clause bank that lived in Microsoft word? You would be able to search for a particular clause and then add or replace it to your current document.

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Anyone ever made the move from a smaller market with great work-life balance to a bigger market with poor work life balance in order to do more sophisticated work/more money? Currently only required to bill 1800, but I’m so sick of these lower middle market deals with sketchy clients and solo-practitioner opposing counsel.

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Struggling to keep track of everything I need to do. How does everyone keep track?

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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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After a full day of mediation or deposition I am not only wiped but I often then feel like taking the next day (or at least morning) easy. I’m not sure if I’m just beginning to feel burned out or if I have a bigger issue with “professional stamina.” Does anyone else feel this way?

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Any other big law associates ever just think "Once I have $1.5 million I'm moving to an island and never thinking about work again" Mid level and just getting to the stage in my career where I hate this.

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Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks

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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So, I'm really curious, for those of us who aren't essential workers, how are you handling return to work? Phases? 50% capacity? Self Identifying disclosures? Sanitization stations?

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How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?

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Looking for advise 🙏 I am an Indian on H1B with I140 filed. I started career with hands-on ETL /DW experience and got an MBA about 10 years ago. Since then I am in consulting and worked on vendor selection, contracting, IT org assessments and a little IT strategy. I have wide exposure to IT infra, ADM and lately AI and DevOps. As a father of young kids, I am looking to move to industry or tech. Any suggestions on companies I should try for and roles that may be a fit, in South East US?

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I had an interview with Deloitte consulting and after that I received a pre-hire survey in the evening. Does this mean I am selected? What are the chances of I getting the offer?

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Is it true that PwC did crazy raises/ bonuses? I heard 30% ! Either raise or bonus, not sure which one.

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Am I in the wrong? Hired movers to move 2 wood dressers from a 5th floor walk up to an elevator building up the block. I tipped 15% on their $500 cost as the entire process took about 15 minutes and they called to complain and ask for bigger tip...

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Worst situation you have experienced while WFH? Client issues, oversleeping, missed meetings, firings, etc. Lay it on me.

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is there more travel in middle market (GT, BDO, RSM) or Big 4 in audit?

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Program a Power BI data query, is it considered "technical" or "non-technical"? Can all PMP do it?

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Currently 1.5YOE in a business strategy role at a ‘top’ game company (riot,blizzard,etc) & thinking about a career in strategy consulting. Concerned t2 or mbb is not feasible due to being nontarget UG

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Calling all my MBA seniors that just joined EYP in the last few months: how have your first few months been? How many billable hours you got? How’s your work life balance?

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What are your must have artsy picture books for your classroom? For read alouds and also just for the bookshelf for early finishers :) I teach K-5

Let’s say your next job had to be in-house at a client as opposed to agency side. Assuming the job was available and all factors such as what city and how much money were the same, what brand/product/or company would you choose?

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Best strategies to use CSR card?

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Looking to take advantage of my company being virtual while I can, and I want to do July/Aug working outside of my home city; ideally anywhere with mountains (eg Montana). I wouldn’t mind doing it alone, but there are limited options that are quite expensive. Any recommendations for finding a potential travel partner to go in on housing? None of my friends are virtual anymore.

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Currently at 160k base, around 5-10% bonus, base in Seattle. Is it worth it to take an Industry offer at 165k base, 15% bonus (guaranteed) and 10k sign on in TX?

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MBB tech practices.. how are they??

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What is the exit opportunities for those as a credit analyst or in credit risk for a bank?

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Does anybody have insights as to Morgan Lewis’s post-COVID approach to remote work? As in, do they intend to have flexible arrangements, or are they going to require everybody to report in-person?

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Is it common to have no base salary, comp of 50-75% of target premium? Seems like a lot of uncertainty… especially early on with no book to show or much of an experience, scared won’t be able to make even a bare minimum

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I’m going to join Deloitte Digital as a Specialist Senior.How are the travel expenses, etc. would be covered? Should we spend from our pocket and then claim or they give a corporate credit card? Tips?

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