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How much heads up to you give a firm for a semi emgrecy medical procedure? I had a gallbladder attack and my doctor wants to remove it. It's not quite emgrecy surgery but not something they want to wait too long. My firm knows I was sick a day this week. How much heads up should I give them that I will be having surgery and might be out for a few days?

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Would you let the head of your practice group know if you originated business for another group?

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Second year associate getting ready to move from a small firm to big law in the SE. Any advice or tips to help prepare for the transition?

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For those of you in house, do you actually read the articles written up by law firms? I’m constantly being asked to do this non billable work and I’m not in a place to reject and want to know the actual value of this exercise.

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I recently started at a larger software company as an AE. As I’m getting more into the process, I’m finding things odd. Like, cold calls and emails are metrics I’m judged on more than closed won business. I know that’s part of the job but it seems strange I’m judged on it so heavily. And, I seem to be the first real outside AE hire as everyone else seems to have been promoted up from SDR roles, including all of my direct management. I’m questioning if I made the right move. Stick it out or look?

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Thoughts on Winston & Strawn (Chicago) vs Katten (Chicago) for lateral move as a mid level in m&a/cap markets? Culture? Quality of work? Watch outs?Winston & Strawn KattenMuchinRosenman LLP

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Hello Are they any other HR licenses that are as valuable as the SHRM and HRCI ?

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About to turn down a job offer that would nearly double my salary after speaking to several former associates of the firm and hearing some not so great things. The word “sweatshop” was used multiple times yet I am still having a hard time wrapping my head around it. This is truly “you can’t pay me enough to be part of that” in action. I am betting that I can get the same money at a place with a better culture - hopefully I am right!

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I’m the only associate in my dept (niche transactional practice group, 4th yr). It’s so hard for me to gauge my progress when my only points of comparison are equity partners. I’ve been feeling like such a failure recently. I feel like I should be getting fewer comments on the documents I draft. I feel like I should have fewer questions. I feel like I’m always making mistakes...but I have no way to tell if I’m behind or not. Any recommendations (other than asking my partners, obviously)?

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Any user feedback on hoteling software? Our team is looking at SpaceIQ and AgilQuest right now.

Tips on how to let a law firm know you have another offer? I have the final interview tomorrow at the firm and a partner indicated I’d get an offer but I just received another offer from a different company. I want to let this firm know I have an offer but that they remain my first choice…aka speed up the process so I can let the other company know!

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Insurance coverage associates: how long does it take you to write a 10 page memo about policy law?

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Monday morning and the only thing that goes through my mind is wow I hate my job. Between the strict requirement of releasing billing time daily, high billable goal and I guess a heavy workload (and everything that comes with living through a pandemic) it’s hard to start my day excited for work. And I hate it. Makes me question why I’m doing this for a living.

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For how much extra $$ would you leave your job and jump ship? Would $15-$20k do it?

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If you were allowed to work remotely and only come to the office quarterly, where would you live? We are considering moving to a much happier location because of this and are trying to figure out where. Any ideas?

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Does having parents/family members who are attorneys give someone a leg up either in law school or in the first year of practice?

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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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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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Help! I need resources, ideas, lessons to teach math virtually on zoom. I teach special Ed to 1s-3rd graders! Any ideas will be much appreciated 😁

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I was fired on Friday for performance issues. I am determined to improve in the future and am taking steps to do so. Any tips for finding a new job? The depression and hopelessness is hitting hard.

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Pre covid we saw maybe a dozen or two planes flying over our house each day. Skies have been silent since March but yesterday we saw five or six within a few hours. Anyone else noticing an uptick?

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Ergonomic office chair around $200...recommendations? Definitely need something to help me sit straight up; lumbar support. Please and thank you!

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Senior at Big 4 FDD vs Associate at A&M? Base is higher for my big 4 offer but A&M is higher in terms of total comp because of the bonus and will be compensated way more as I get promoted. Per this sub it seems like A&M is the way to go but wanted to get some thoughts.

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Is Deloitte hiring even with layoffs? Seeing a ton of Deloitte positions posted lately

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Ladies ... I’m expecting and I am trying to put a baby registry together ... which isn’t easy considering everything is still closed. Can you please help with must haves. Thank you so much.

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Roland Berger 🐟🎏 I am searching for a referral for US roles. Can anyone help? TIA!

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I find that single male friends of friends are generally very eager when we first met or were introduced (through events, common friends’ parties). I got invited to their hangout bunch / house parties (pre-covid), but the moment we established i have no romantic interest and only friendships, they disappeared and we become barely acquaintance. I genuinely want to keep them in my life as friends. Why is this the case?

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Is any of you planning to send any work to SDC (Service Delivery Center) in Alpharetta or Jacksonville? We are tired of biting our nails. Very low utilization across competencies

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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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I really want to get out of internal HR and move in to a consulting / advisory position but when I review the job descriptions for many advisory roles I immediately take myself out of applying because I don’t have the consulting experience required for higher levels. Anyone from a consulting firm have advice on how to get my foot in the door? I have 10+ years of HR experience.

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Anyone used Globalfit to sign up for 24 Hour fitness? Do you really save any $? Need to put that health and benefit money in good use 😉 - instead of buying a new fitness gadget! 😏

Does H1B transfer initially need LCA filing and then visa transfer?

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vp social media director salary, Chicago?

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What (innovative things) has your company done to support working parents during Covid?

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The people that always seem “on.” Working out, engaged at work, traveling all the time, having great weekends....how do you do it? Do you sleep? Don’t you get sick and feel like crap? Seriously asking

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Senior it auditor - where can I go/what can I do from here? Right now chasing salary while wanting a good work life balance and the it audit work isn’t stimulating me anymore

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“Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non judgmentally” -Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Does anyone think follow ups with doctors are sometimes scammy? I recently got pretty sick saw 3 different doctors each refered me to the next finally the last one decided I needed emgrecy surgery and took care of me. The thing is each doctor wants me to come back and have a follow up with them and I'm like no.

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