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What have you seen work well in terms of internal employee recognition /appreciation programs? Ideas, management, etc.

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I find myself questioning basic politeness I’ve learned since a child. Wondering what everyone else thinks. I work with an associate. She’s great. When she does good work or something I’ve asked her to do, I, of course, say “thank you!” I don’t really expect a response. She always replies “you’re welcome!” Or some variation. And for some reason, that’s awkward. Is it just me? I know in normal manners, that is the right response. Why does it sit funny?

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Actively seeking a new opportunity and I am slowly starting to feel discouraged due to lack of response. Anyone else having issues searching for employment right now?

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Am I crazy for being nervous about my first job asking me to bill 2100 hours? It’s a big law job, and I’m from a smaller part of the country, so very “fish out of water” feelings in my head.

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We had a blizzard that shut the city down (close to 50 cm of snow) and I’ve been physically unable to leave my apartment, and I’m going stir crazy. I’m in Canada and covid cases have been low, so we’ve been back in the office a bit, but now they’re up and I’m worried about what the winter will bring. At least before I could sit outside or go for a walk, but not being able to leave is not going well - I worked from my bed today which I know is bad but couldn’t even get to my desk. Any advice?

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This might be a dumb question so pls excuse my ignorance but do non-equity partners get bonuses? Is that a thing?

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How do I get these car warranty calls to stop? Change my number I've had for 20 years??? What has worked for you? I've added myself to Do Not Call, etc.

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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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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Hello! Lucky to be on here. I’m considering going into real estate recruitment. Any suggestions?

So, I’m currently interviewing for new job, and market is not bad, but I’m anxious and I am interviewing for every opportunity that comes my way (director/vp level, tech). Today, September 30 I received an invite for an initial interview for another opportunity. So I applied to this opportunity through networking on August 10 (!). It looks like a red flag for me and I’m thinking thankyounext, but again it’s covid time... Thoughts?

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Are you aware of any NY/NJ firms hiring junior associates during this time? Unemployment has been difficult and job postings have been slim to none. Thanks in advance!

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Pfizer is 80% effective after the first dose and 90% effective after the second dose, according to a new real world study. Most ill effects are from the second shot. So I’d prefer not to take the second shot. Am I wrong?

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Would you ask for a higher pay at a startup, due to the company not having a pension scheme for its employees?

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What privacy and protocols are needed in using cloud based conferencing ?

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Question for biglaw corporate associates - would you expect a 2018 grad (new 3rd year) to be able to draft all NVCA financing documents without much help from a senior attorney? For M&A, what beyond diligence would you expect a new third year to be able to do? Looking to lateral - imposter syndrome strikes again making me feel like I may not know enough.

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Looking for a three quarter sleeve suit jacket I can wear over dresses at the office. Preferably black. Anyone know where I can find one?

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What is the justification for having 3 years of law school on top of undergrad? Hardly any other countries have this model

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How bad does it look to reschedule an interview due to a "client workshop"? The interview is going to be highly technical and I'm just not going to be ready.

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I am actually impressed with Frontier Airlines. Thought it was more like greyhound but feels like a well maintained megabus. Coming from a Delta Platinum. :)

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Regrets post: what stock did you sell in the beginning of COVID and regret it now? Mine: Bought FTCH at $9.64 in Nov 2019 cause the company is amazing at what they do, sold at $10 in March 2020, cause the market was going down and I thought people would stop buying luxury clothing, today’s price: $54.76

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Can someone at EY put a referral in for me? DM me

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Jump ship to Deloitte for more money but travel every week or stay at ACN with a flexible schedule until I'm ready to start looking?

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Biglaw recruiters trying to pump their diversity numbers:

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Interview with Deloitte this week... normally if do dress pants and blazer... not sure what to do in this virtual environment. Thoughts?

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Has anyone travelled international on Finnair? Layover includes 20+ hours at Helsinki. Any idea on visit visa situation and if FINNAIR is reliable?

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I work in m&a mostly doing PMI, divestiture work, and ODD. Any type of role I could move into FAANG at? Know Corp dev is usually for bankers or MBB folks

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Thoughts on Grant Thornton? What’s culture like? Work life balance? What’s the range of a manager salary?

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How much does a MD make their first year at Big 4 in FDD?

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Haven’t bought nor leased a car in a while. Doing the online research but would love advice! What feels reasonable for monthly payment +’insurance (for one person w good driving record) for small suv (like a Honda CRV), either brand new or very lightly used. About 450-500 a month total? Assume little money down if buying. Thanks for any reactions / advice how to think about a realistic range!

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Does anyone really go in to the office on Fridays?

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Cancún vs San Juan - in Mar 2019 ? Advises please.

I recently got a new manager and it was someone who had worked on a project with me for a while and became a big advocate for me. We had a good professional relationship and he seemed like he really wanted to help me grow my career at the firm. I recently met up with him in person and we had drinks with other coworkers. My manager got really drunk and things got inappropriate. We are both in very serious long term relationships. I’m not even sure if he remembers what he did. Do I need a new job?

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Is getting LinkedIn premium while job hunting a must? I want to reach out to recruiters directly but inmail is only for premium members. I’m getting discouraged. I know one month is free, but it’s just a lot of money after that (my salary is depressingly low)

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Time to negotiate my raise. What should a managing director for a national, non B4 firm make?

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Do you book business class on personal flights (long haul) when NOT paying with points? This is becoming more and more tempting as pay increases and there are business class deals to be had.

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Side hustle/independent consulting gig while on the bench? Hi fish, are you taking small consulting gigs on the side? I used to work at big 4 and now in fintech startup, there’s a need for SMEs here.

How does maxing out on Deloitte 401k plan benefit you on annual company matching amount? I already have traditional 401k and I am debating whether to contribute extra on Roth 401k or Roth IRA?

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