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What’s it like working at a major plaintiffs firm (I.e. robins Kaplan, Cohen Milstein)? Is there a higher likelihood for more substantial experience for younger associates? Wlb?

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I have a team member who has a tendency to miss deadlines, is reluctant to take on tasks which they don't like or refuses to participate in company-wide mandates w/o me & the other team members validating the why's. Prior to joining my team, this behavior was alluded to but never told to me directly. Now I'm seeing it. I've discussed missed deadlines which are acknowledged but w/o permanent resolution. I'm going to give her a verbal warning in the upcoming review. Other suggestions?

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Hello HR - currently don’t have an internship program in place. Can we still hire a paid intern to assist one of the departments as long as we are compliant with federal/state laws and pay? Thanks in advance!

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I worked/billed a ton last week and Monday and Tuesday this week, and then today I didn’t have any meetings or anything and just hit a brick wall - I slept until 10am and just dealt with accumulating non-billable stuff for almost all of the day. Now I feel terrible about it. How do you keep going? I feel awful about today and have such dread about all that I have to do tomorrow 😭 I’m in a new practice area and am super grateful for the work, but the learning curve is hard and I’m struggling!

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Thinking of leaving private practice for a state government job. Anyone who has done this, can you weigh in on your experience? Any regrets?

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Shout out to the Kirkland associate who just asked my partner to turn comments by Friday. Solid flex.

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I connected with a partner at a commercial real estate company about my career pivot & this company having a potential position for me. I’ll be meeting this partner in person for the first time in a few days. I wana make a good impression yet I’m nervous since I just got rejected after a formal interview. What are some good questions I should ask when meeting people in high positions like this? I wana take advantage of this connection to get the job I’m dreaming of

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Hi fishes! Would anyone mind telling me what exactly does buy-side M&A deals entail? What does running diligence mean? Sorry, new area of law to me. Thank you in advance!

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Currently a transactional junior associate at a v10 from a non brand name law school. Thinking of applying to a top 1 year MBA (maybe Kellogg or NYU) to explore non law career angles. Would ideally like to work at a startup maybe as chief of staff/legal counsel blend? Has anyone done something similar and would the MBA provide any value add in terms of education, network, or not being pigeonholed as a lawyer?

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Looking to finally go get my SPHR having the PHR for the past 6 years. Still value and pursuing and obtaining?

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Anyone have experience in enterprise sales at Alteryx? I’m interviewing there and would love any info as to what your experience was like. @Alteryx

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I’m currently a recruiter for a small janitorial company. I want to learn more about Human Resources and get some certificates. Where should I start ?

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How is everyone coping with the new variant and putting mask back on? Also, who’s planning to go home and ha e a good drink after their day of work? I know I am.

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Does anyone here practice cannabis law? How candid are you when filing federal documents (i.e. EIN for the entity)? Is there an issue with a company disclosing that it’s a cannabis business or should the activities of the business be described in broader terms?

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I am trying to land a role as a human resources business partner and I'm wondering which certification would be the best for me going forward. Phr? Shrm? Thoughts? Thanks!

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Is it actuallyyy possible to switch from a biglaw transactional practice to commercial litigation? I’m a third year in finance and hate the work and lifestyle. Would firms even consider hiring someone without litigation experience? I would eventually like to work for the government and have a life again...

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What is your favorite thing about being a lawyer?

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Wondering if anyone has suggestions for welcoming a new Director to our company.
My boss suggested bright colored balloons, but I feel like that's too childish. What are some professional, classy ways to say, "welcome to the team, we're glad you're here"?
I'm going with a greeting card signed by HR and his boss.
Any other thoughts?

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My mentee (class of 2021) graduated from a good school with decent grades but somehow ended up in a nonexistent CA market doing insurance coverage. I think he just panicked and took the first job offered. I’m trying to help him make a transition out to a primary market (I’m thinking SF/SV) and actually make money. If anyone has an leads or would be willing to meet with him please reach out.

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Just realized I have never worked on a team with another woman since I started here a year and a half ago.

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Celebrate with me, everyone! Baby turned 3 months today (have a toddler as well) & I’ve been home with both kids on mat leave without childcare…. Today is my first entirely free day!!! Went shopping with my sister in laws for a dress for an upcoming wedding, had lunch with them, now at a brewery getting buzzed and studying Spanish. Lord I hope the day is going well for my husband so he doesn’t dread the next time I do this!!!!

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Hi Everyone. I have recently joined IQVIA, till now haven’t received laptop it’s been a week. Can anybody had faced same?? When can I expect the system?

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Deloitte Cyber Data Privacy SC salary? Any insight on the role itself? Thanks.

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Are there any reputable smaller agencies in LA area?

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If I quit my job for a few months and plan to use some of that time to focus on growing and managing my real estate holdings (as well as some other side hustles), what’s the best way to qualify for new loans? If I have enough saved to pay for a new mortgage for 10 years and rent covering my existing properties, will that be enough for me to back a new loan?

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How much does a 2nd yr/3rd yr tax manager make at the Big 4 firms?

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Hi Fishes,

My current CTC is 16lpa and received an offer of 24.5lpa from
UST Global. But I have one doubt before joining UST Global, how much would be the annual appraisal hike on an average in UST?

YOE: 7
TechStack: Boomi

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Just got looped into an ODD. No experience, any tips or guidance heading into this beast?

Any fish available to help me with a data onboarding assignment for a client? I’m a whiz with Liveramp but client uses Adobe (so I’m a fish...out of water).
Any Adobe pros?

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M&A folks and Real Estate folks:
On what percentage of your deals do you see an anti-sandbagging provision, and of the deals that have them, on what percentage is the buyer imputed with constructive knowledge of diligence materials. Please specify practice area as I’m curious about how each practice area differs on this point.

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What base salary should one target at a tech startup?

What number of options should be negotiated?
Is the below competitive for a sales role:
Base: 187K
Options: 17K

are there bars open late that have a fun “going out” vibe while also being covid safe? friends looking for something to do this saturday night

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I am over 40 and a junior copywriter. I started this new career late and am looking for advice. I don’t mind paying my dues but agencies won’t give m a shot. Should I go client side?

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Anyone here work for DCF? It wasn't listed as an employer.

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What’s the perception of Infosys, Cognizant, TCS? Are they challenging EY, Deloitte etc now? Many ex-big 4s are joining them now.

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A question for the derivatives folks: in another credit crisis, how could a major bank stabilize, wind down, and/or novate derivative portfolios in an orderly manner? (i.e.without ruining the economy)

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Does I140 take more than 15 days if it's filed concurrently with I485 when it's filed through premium processing?

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Avg compensation in Houston for 3YOE fintech SE?

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