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I need to spend a good 3-4 hours doing some organizational shit today. I have a bunch of new cases and cases with new deadlines, and it’s going to take a bit to figure out how I’m going to manage everything. It’ll make my life easier and less scrambled in the long run... but there’s so much billable work I should be doing. How do you convince yourself to do all the nonbillable stuff that’s necessary for case management when you’re already pressed for time?

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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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Do any AmLaw 200 firms offer fee splitting for associates? As a senior associate, I originate more than my salary and I know that many others with the same title in my firm originate little/nothing. Yet we are all paid about the same base and our bonuses are underwhelming. Sounds like a rant but am just curious.

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Question- if someone sues you on state law claims. You want to then claim violation of a federal law in a counter claim can you remove to federal court without diversity of citizenship

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Can we stop attaching unpublished cases yet?

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IT auditor openings at KPMG. Experienced candidates only. Please DM me if interested.

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Anyone here interview at Microsoft or currently work there? Going to be at their final day next week would appreciate any pointers. Thanks!

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Anyone have United Global Services?

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Is it true that PwC did crazy raises/ bonuses? I heard 30% ! Either raise or bonus, not sure which one.

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Besides change management, what human capital work is done on a typical M&A project? What do the deliverables look like? Does that work differ on M&A execution vs M&A strategy projects?

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Posted this in firm bowl, but belongs here as well. The big 4 shouldn’t open their physical firm offices. Case positivity in the Midwest is climbing exponentially, nearly 1000 Americans are dying per day, we are entering the “darkest 6-12 weeks of the pandemic”, traveling to see family for the holidays in-state is being advised against. Tell me again how and why we should even remotely consider going to client sites or into offices without proper enforced social distancing when we can WFH. Why?!

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Hey ppl, new community mgr here. We’re starting out on Slack workspace for all of our clients, hope to expand to a community platform next year. The main focuses are on client retention and account expansion. Anyone have tips on the type of posts/content that drive discussion?

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Do you think Trump is to blame for coronavirus spread in the USA? Why or why not? (no unsubstantiated claims, please).

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I live far from office (1h+). I’ve been asked to visit a client who is even farther (2h+ drive) but company policy states they will only reimburse in excess of daily commute. What are my options?

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Honest question for my desi 🐠. How many of you have a really good relationship with your MIL (specifically the women with their MIL). I am wondering if my wife and mother have a problem that is common to many or are they a minority.

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Got promoted effective 7/1 but am leaving the firm with a start date of 7/7. When should I put in my two weeks? Would like vacation balance paid out at higher salary.

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