Thoughts on getting second professional degree while at big law? Want one because I’m a lifelong learned, but it would send the wrong message.
Our intern keeps complaining about the bar being online. I’m not unsympathetic to the situation but she’s getting an extra three months to study and it’s half it’s normal length. We all had to take it and it was stressful for all of us. I’m very over discussing it with her but she brings it up every day.
3rd year at a V10, billed just barely over our target first 2 years, never had a bad review and things seem not that bad. Biggest stressor is usually not enough work/watching others gun. Anyone else?
We interrupt this crisis to ask a boring question. How do you manage the never ending onslaught of email? How do you organize countless topical articles that you want to retain?
Just venting. I’m tech, and many employees (like 85%) think that being a jerk is a badge of honor and their EQ is like at high school level, so talking to them about diversity issues is like banging head against the wall. They insist that any diversity hire is costing a job to another person with PhD. On top of it, another fancy thing to do in tech is to hate HR. So the conversations usually are like “Oh, you’re in HR, I understand now why you have such a stupid opinion”.
Not sure if I buy Andrew Yang as a candidate but I did get some laughs from his story about his time at Davis Polk. Still chipping away at my debt but good to be reminded that exits can work out 👩🏻💻
What are your favorite late night TV shows? I'm looking for something to watch when I get home and need to decompress (usually 9pm or later). The news broadcasts are too intense
Thoughts on taking to partners formerly in government about leaving for the government? The firm is pretty good about encouraging people to go to government. Ideally would like to move in 1.5 years.
How do u approach debt with your spouse? Spouse has no debt (parents)& while I mitigated my costs, still came out w/ 150k. Have 70k left since married. Should they help pay? Big pot or separare accts?
If you (or someone you know) escaped law, how did it happen? What transferable skills were emphasized? Thanks
Do clients generally care which law school you went to? How relevant is it once you've been practicing for a few years?
Anybody have any experience taking the Georgia Attorney’s Exam? I’m sitting for it in February and wanted to hear others’ experiences with studying and sitting for it
4th grade teachers! For reading rotations, how do you keep your students accountable during read to self?
If you are currently employed and receive a higher offer from another big 4 in a similar service line can you negotiate your current salary to match the offer? And how would you go about doing this?
Been asked to do a week’s freelance at an agency, looking to go permanent after. They also want to interview me before the freelance week to fastrack going perm. Is the normal and should I be pleased?
Wow - so Kelly Grier confirmed via email that over the past 2 years, 12 partners at EY were fired for conduct (harassment, bullying..etc). Guess we know now why Mark is “retiring”...
Christmas confessions: How many of you actually work 40 hours? Like actual productive 40 hours or more? I kept hearing stories like MBB working more than 50-60 hours. But how? What work?
Fired without severance...haven’t signed anything yet. Is severance something that can be negotiated with HR? I have a call with them on Monday to discuss.
I've been fortunate to not get any grey hairs, but the circles under my eyes have darkened considerably over the past couple of years. I'm thinking it's stress. Has anyone else experienced this?
Male here, thinking about laser hair removal. Had a consultation today. Chest, abs, back and shoulders was quoted $5,500. What do you guys think about laser hair removal for men? Anyone do it? And how much did yall spend? Was surprised by the price will have to negotiate.
H1B 🐠 - Just received RFE and the Lawyers reached out to me asking me to describe my day to day activities in 10-12 bullet points. I'm confused on how to respond as we don't have fixed tasks everyday
There’s been some pushback from recruiters lately defending the practice of ghosting. But how do you explain just not calling for an interview you set up? (cont)
Suggestions for good spots for a vacation home? Want something with land in the mountains. Any off the beaten path ski areas people are fond of that also have good summer activities? Hate the beach and the heat, so Coast/south are no-go. Just need to quiet place with some skiing, climbing, water for the family (wife, two kids and a dog).
Being sold as a manager on my next project. Few months away from promo to senior associate. I back myself but I feel the client is gonna expect too much from me. Should I push back?
Welcoming our newest Ambassador Lisi from NY who works in advertising! Make sure you say what’s up!
Bain FBers: What, exactly, do Knowledge Specialists do? No offense meant, but it sounds like glorified PMO. What's their culture and work schedule like? Is it still 80%+ travel? Thanks in advance!
Is a McK role of associate EQ of Senior Consultant at Deloitte? Pay seems vastly different (~160 McK vs ~125 Deloitte)