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Does the word “inclusion” do more harm than good? What if the panel we simply said “Diversity & Equity”? My thought here is that inclusion insinuates that anyone who isn’t in the “majority” needs to feel “included”, which could be somewhat off putting. Shouldn’t the goal be for everyone to feel equal instead of simply feeling included? I’d love to get some opinions on this!

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How is your company handling PTO/vacation specifically if it’s a “use it or lose it” policy? Are you still requiring employees to use it in 2020, or will there be leniency to move it to next year?

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What are some nice things you can do for your legal assistant? To show your appreciation, or to make their job easier?

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After working as TA for the past 2 years in my first ever HR job, I have Been thinking about looking for my next stage in my HR career. I was wondering what would you recommend me doing in this search, as other then these 2 years I don’t have experience or certifications?

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Not sure if Pelosi is a genius or about to get walked all over

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I have an associate who always looks like a “hot mess”. Hair disheveled, tied up on top of her head, looks like she just literally rolled out of bed. We are a small firm in a small town. I have tried to talk with her before and still the same result. Any advice on how to deal with it?

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As a 1 person HR show, what would your first hire be?

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So sick of my job (I’m a junior commercial litigator) but the local market is taking a crap and I can’t find a new one. Can’t get enough hours here either. How do I keep my spirits up?

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Can I ask my senior associate if I’m doing an okay job? For context, we’re on several matters together and I want to correct any mistakes WHILE we’re working together, not ask about them after.

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Do good associates generally tend to make good partners?

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Do you ever get conscious telling people that you work in HR? I feel like there is a stigma against our profession.

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Is there such a thing as a "legal consultant"?

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Junior associate here with very little work. I reached out to the assigning partner, but I haven’t heard back. I’m struggling to motivate myself to seek out more work by talking to other partners or coming up with ideas for articles and other non-billable work. Instead I find myself reading books, watching movies, and generally just kicking back and enjoying the free time. That said, I feel guilty that I’m not working a ton like I used to. I’m also worried that my lack of pro activity when it

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What type of cases can I expect to get during Strategy and Ops interview for the Ads business?

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I’m an HR Generalist. My job is a mix of recruitment and Employee Relations. I find the recruitment aspect to be pretty enjoyable and stress free, but the Employee Relations aspect does often give me a lot of anxiety (I’m a very anxious person to begin with). Recently, it’s been worse because I have several ER cases currently that seem like they could be potentially turning into lawsuits. Do others in ER experience these anxieties? If so, how do you manage them?

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Any experience with escalating pay given one’s ranked a top performer however, the salary gap is huge given years of experience and when compared to peers making anywhere from $7K-23K more in base?

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What should an Associate Product Manager salary in Chicago be? Non-Faang; small firm. 2 years of relevant experience.

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Does anyone else feel like some of the recent layoffs are premature? Especially with the President’s reopening guidelines today. I feel that agencies could of held on to employees longer.

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If I give my 2 week notice and firm decides to let me go sooner than 2 weeks, does that count as termination and would I get severance?

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Q regarding role delegation: is it possible to delegate administrator roles to people who are not truly administrators? Same question for manager roles. Happy to explain more and give use cases.

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How do you complain for points/compensation for delayed checked luggage?

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Been a week since my interview. Haven't heard anything since the day of. Do I hold on to hope?

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