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Is it appropriate to ask a firm to talk to one or two additional associates in the group you might join following a verbal offer? Spoke to one during interview process.

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

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Current firm is decent in terms of pay, practice area, hours, and advancement opportunities. Interviewing with a government agency—more interesting practice and a little bit of a pay cut. Yes or no?

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Any advice for someone looking to transition into a full HR Generalist role from Recruiting. I’m currently a Campus Recruiter with about 5 years of HR experience (Coordinator- Higher Ed). I received my PHR certification in September 2020 and sitting for my SHRM-CP in two weeks. I’m having a hard time transitioning into a full Generalist position.

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Have you ever been offered a job that had a salary budget lower than your target, and were able to successfully negotiate an increase to the offer?

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Advice on taking and passing the SPHR exam?

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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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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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At what point during the interview process, do law firms ask for a list of clients you have worked for in order to do a conflicts check? Is it normal to be asked for the list prior to being made an offer? Any ethical issues in disclosing prior to being made an offer or accepting an offer?

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What is salary range for experienced Tax MD from Big 4 at mid-tier firm like BDO? Anyone made the move? Regrets? Recommendations? advice for offer negotiations?

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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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Actively seeking a new opportunity and I am slowly starting to feel discouraged due to lack of response. Anyone else having issues searching for employment right now?

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I am a Canadian. I have a wealth of experience in Education and Educational Leadership (Doctoral Level). I am looking for a position in Southern California. I would require sponsorship. Leads? Ideas? Thoughts??

Anyone work in Campus Recruiting? How are you planning for fall given uncertainty at schools/likelihood of virtual learning?

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How much nonbillable time is too much? I’m a second associate at a midsized firm and I have 30-50 non billable hours each month. An associate at another firm told me this was really high. Thoughts?

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Does anyone have ideas for employee appreciation day? We have employees in US, Mexico and Canada

For those of you who spent the time and money to get the PHR or SHRM certifications, do you feel that it actually strengthened your professional capabilities as on HR professional, or did you just do it to fit into the “HR Professional” crowd?

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I’m looking for a business evaluation of a law firm in Phx AZ. Any recommendations?

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Looking for feedback on Paylocity and UKG payroll HRIS. We have 250 employees and rapidly growing company.

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Anyone move to ServiceNow? Interested in a couple roles and have familiarity with the solution, but don’t know as much about the company culture and looking to learn more

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Short week - reading Fishbowl #wfh

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Why don’t white people turn they camera off in Zoom meetings?

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Does anyone else feel that there is a culture of death by pptx out there or is it just me?

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What's the deal with this error- "too many cell formats"? I haven't seen it much until this new client. Excel keeps crashing 😔

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Filing a marriage based green card. Is it better to go with Deloitte’s legal counsel or engage outside counsel?

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Is PwC's financial services group know for a bad culture like EY's FSO? Looking to transfer to audit but don't want to stay in financial services. PwC recruiter said the open position is for FS.

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Joining a new company soon. Do you think they will provide home office stipend or is it too late in the pandemic?

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I’m 25 and already want to retire. Help.

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Would you switch to KPMG as an SA if you’re up for promo to SC at Deloitte if the raise was much higher than anticipated promo raise?

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What is your next Client Appreciation or Prospecting event?

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Can anybody recommend a good retreat or something for a single traveler? Burnt out and don't have the energy to plan a vacation.

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Advice on how to start CFE? I gotta become a member first, but then what? And approximately how long did it take to study for while working?

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When your bosses always come in late but you get to work on time. So your coworker that comes in late and stays late with them gets the glory and the promotion. 🤔

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Would a guy lie about having sex with you? I drank too much last week and I can't recall going all the way with the guy. He said we didnt have sex a month ago (first time put together) but I clearly remember feeling different the next day and then he said we did a week ago when we went out again but I don't recall it at all. I obviously learned my lesson about not drinking too much to avoid these situations and questions -.-

Any other agencies out there with a hiring freeze right now? (Or is WPP just using the covid-19 panic as an excuse?)

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Anyone here successful pivot out of agency life into a freelance media/marketing consultant? If so, what’s your story? How long until you made your old salary while freelancing?

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Passed up for a promotion. Third year in a row. Should I start looking to move to another company at this point?

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I have offers with capgemini, Alight, and DXC technology. Position and salary are all equal. Which do I take?

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Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...

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