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Hoping to get my PHR in the next year or so. Outside of employer reimbursement, are there other opportunities for this to get funded? I know SHRM Foundation offers scholarships for the CP, but I am looking for PHR specific help. Thank you! :)

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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Hi all! Does your company do anything to help working parents?

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Failed the NewYork Bar by 15 points. Should I take it in July or February?

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

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This might be a dumb question, but can an arbitration be seated in New York but apply the law of Switzerland?

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What are average billable hours for L&E attorneys? TIA!

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

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

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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What are MM managers making in San Francisco? And how’s the OTE split? Thanks!

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Are you folks happy with your decision to make a career in sales? I’m young working in tech sales, but also have my bachelors in psychology, and could see my self happily going for my masters maybe even PHD and being a counselor.

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Question: I have a lawsuit against a center that filed for BK. I believe there is insurance from the time in question. However, I know BK stays the litigation and then disposes claims. Do I have any recourse? Can I still reach the insurance? Thanks you.

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How long, on average, did it take you to study before you could pass the PHR/SPHR exam? Did you think it was worth it?

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Not a billionaire this morning. Shit. Guess I won’t cancel my Monday flight

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Is full utilization or effective utilization considered in annual review?

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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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Can I get into MBB in Europe without a Masters, but a Bachelors from a US Uni? Husband and I are moving to the EU in July and looking for options.

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Hey, I have applied to a job at EY for Risk assurance. My academics are pretty good and I'm pursuing ACCA with BCom, with a year of internship experience as well. I have tried to apply but I think a referral would really help. Please dm me for referrals. Would be happy to speak on linkedin as well and send my job ID as well.

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Has anyone flown since covid?

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Seems obvious to me yet i still must ask to hear out the trade offs…. Non equity tech MD at a specialty business unit at MBB, or MD at a leading system integrator with public equity and significant total compensation increase? Feels like being a true MD and no second rate citizen status supersedes the MBB brand name if you’re not partner track.

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How would you email your boss asking for a promotion in 6m without seeming too aggressive? I was lowballed when I came into the firm 9m ago, and have since been given many additional responsibilities. I like the company and want to stay, but also want to catch up to my peers.

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Is it required that your employer pay you out for unused vacation in IL?

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Haven’t updated my resume since college (internship opps). Now a rising senior in October & not quite sure how to properly update resume... thinking of new exit opps, but have a lot of impostor syndrome... so how do I lift myself in resumes?

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Family office role, yay or nay?

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I see a lot of people condemning others for being critical or harsh towards Leadership at their agency, and I want to know why? We should be holding our Leaders to the highest standards and not feel bad about it, because they do the same to us and we are the ones being laid off or passed over for promotions/raises when we don’t meet their expectations, not them. Because indirectly when we fail, oftentimes it is more of a failure of Leadership than just one individual.

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Aside from knowing vacations aren’t a thing for PMs. How does one burn some time off without keeping tabs on things? (I don’t have an assistant yet)

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Hello, We are a growing company of 250 employees. We are considering Performance Management solutions. I would love get feedback on anyone's experience with any of the below solutions? Kazoo Engagedly Perform Yard CultureAmp Thanks!!

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Are starting salaries for the same jobs different by school? Like for example would MBB/FAANG pay more for a HBS grad than a Booth grad? Or is it just that the HBS grad has better chances at landing the position, but the pay is the same?

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Is it fine to take a moment to collect your thoughts before giving recommendations at the end of a case interview?

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I currently work in industry and I have an offer with a 17% bump in base salary to work for a consulting firm as a senior associate. I’m worried about WLB and being worked to the bone. Is it really 60+ hour work weeks? Should I go for it? Really need to make a decision this week. TIA 🙏

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I’m currently am a core and advanced comp lead and thinking of getting another certification... would you recommend taking Learning or Talent+Performance? Long term goal is solution architect.

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How do y’all cope with working in another time zone? Remote and supporting a project 3 hours behind me. Got calls late through the evening and find it hard to have a life outside of work.

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