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Anyone here work at PwC in North America? Curious about the work culture and if there's anything to watch out for

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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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New Partner. My other partners want to change benefits and perks around to attract more young talent - I need to brainstorm ideas. What great thing does a company offer that makes you want to work there (besides compensation obviously)?

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Fellow litigation associates, how long does it take you to review e-mails in a document production from the other side? For example, how long would you estimate to review 1000 pages of emails?

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If you are feeling sick or something during the day and WFH, do you feel comfortable napping it off and then getting back to work and working late if needed? I have friends that say this is totally normal and okay but I feel weird about it and can never actually rest to feel better if I do lay down

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Zoom meetings are a lot like dating after 30: soft light, flattering angles, and relying on personality can get you surprisingly far.

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I already have the SHRM-SCP. . would it be a value add to go for the SPHR as well?

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You said: “We have accepted all changes in your redline.” The Truth-O-Meter (aka “Compare Docs”) determined that was a lie.

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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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GoToMeeting, Zoom, WebEx, Skype, LoopUp, Teams.. So many platforms... Whats your favorite and why?

Have you ever been fired from a legal job? If so, why?

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Took my first deposition today and it went great! I attribute some of that to the tips I got from here - I searched the group and saw some really good suggestions and things to keep in mind, and it really helped me! I’m a first year so I was really worried about it but happy to have found it to not be nearly as stressful as I expected.

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I’m planning to buy the study materials for the SHRM-CP certificate through Amazon. What are the best ones to obtain?

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I’m looking for a screening tool that will assess a candidate’s proficiency with MS-Teams. Would anyone know if there is such a thing that exists?

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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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Hi everyone, Looking for a M&A HR checklist that includes due diligence through integration. I have one but would like to see what else is out there and compare. Happy to share my email directly.

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Workday HELP! I need an amazing consultant or contact who can help us fix our workday woes. I’m not in charge of workday but I’m determined to fix it. We have massive issues with the complexity and ever changing security/permissions/workflows implemented by our system analysts. Every couple of months it changes and we all have to relearn simple tasks again. The analysts try to blame the users but I know it’s more than that.

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Found out from an administrator at the firm that the firm’s hours have been low across the board over the past couple months. Is this cause for concern as an associate?

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Job hunting: For writing samples, would employers prefer a redacted due diligence memo (PowerPoint format) or a redacted memorandum?

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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Has anyone ever completely bombed a bcg round 2 interview and still gone through to next round?

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Boy do I love working on my boss’ idea that I know the client isn’t going to go for. What a great use of my time this lovely evening!

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Is Crafting Cases free material a good starting point for Deloitte strategy case study?

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recommendations on webcams and usb mics? i’m looking to upgrade my WFH tech, since we’ll be WFH’ing for the next year, probably. lots of client face time, so wanna look/sound good.

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What is an average midpoint salary for a SM in EY’s consulting customer practice for the DFW area?

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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.)

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I have a virtual interview tomorrow through Teams - 1) what is appropriate to wear for a video interview? Should I treat it as an in person and wear a blazer? 2) I’ve used teams plenty on my work computer but never on my personal computer/through my personal email - any ideas on how to make sure it works? And 3) just any advice/tips in general, first interview since college!

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Unrelated to law, but need some advice on how to help a friend. One of my best friend’s dad is in the hospital in really bad shape. She’s home with her mom and siblings. I want to send food or do something for them, especially since they just found out they may have been exposed to covid when visiting their dad at the hospital (not by their dad), and they have to quarantine for 2 weeks. If I were closer I’d make food and drop it off, but they’re 200 miles away. Any ideas?

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On a working group & looking for suggestions - What does your firm do regarding diversity and inclusion?

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I’m going to upgrade my freedom unlimited to the CSR but still within my first year with the freedom. Can I upgrade the day my account hits one year or do I have to wait a while after that?

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I know I am weird, but I feel like being a Tax manager is becoming too comfortable for me...and it feels weird to be in a comfort zone. And now that we know our salary, I feel like I am just waiting to get promoted in a year or two. Am I just easily bored? Anyone feels this way?

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Just had a SM call and ask to move over 2 weeks of billable work to a PRD code because the project is over budget. Just checked and this will put me just at 89% utilization for year end (cont.)

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When does accenture contribute to your 401k? Is it one lump sum at the end of the year?

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Does PwC pay out PTO when you quit? Anyone with past experience know? How does this work?

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It’s such a weird feeling to be doing the beginning of client call banter and have them say “so I went to a movie in person this weekend” and everyone oooh’s and ahhh’s asking how it was 😂

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Has anyone noticed more xenophonia at school since the coronavirus outbreak?

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Today is World Mental Health Day - my best friend committed suicide a few months ago and every single day since then has been a challenge personally. Check in with your loved ones and make sure they’re doing okay.

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Just got laid off even with good performance and I'm totally shocked 😞 ugh who's hiring??

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TMW the client is observing President's Day and you're flying out to sit at your office in a different city 😒

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Hi! I received an offer as a financial analyst for $86k base in Seattle (with stock options and bonus, annual income will be ~$110k). However, right now I’m making $115k base comp in SF as senior tax associate. I think H1B doesn’t care about total comp package, just base salary - will it be difficult to transfer the h1b to a lower salary position? Thank you!

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