Hi all. I am currently in the US on H1B. My I-797 is valid until Feb 2023 but my H1B stamp expired in Aug 2020. My wife is in Toronto Canada and I want to visit her using AVR. Is this currently doable or would you advice against it?
Any node js developer looking to jump? Preferred stack - node js, mongo db, aws. Sorry no H1B sponsorship.
Would you buy a home now when you’re on H1B or wait till you get GC, which is anticipated to come out in 3-4 years?
I am eyeing 650K house w 20% down, have 2.5 years left on H1B while currently waiting for PERM processing. Is it too risky to buy a house now?
I have my visa stamped from previous employer, valid until 2024. I recently switched my job and got H1B transfer approved. When I go abroad next time, do I need to get new visa stamped for my current employer?
Hi fishers! I have offer and signed contract with Deloitte UK and my start day is in the beginning of April. I need skilled worker visa, and we haven’t applied yet for that. Screening and onboarding is in progress. Immigration team doesn’t reply since reached me out 1st time. How much time does it usually needed to go through the whole process? How many days take for visa to be approved since application?Deloitte
Quick poll - any H1B extension applicants who received and submitted RFE via normal processing heard back on decision yet? Please provide detail on when the RFE was submitted and decision received.
Guys, just got the notification my I-140 has been approved. How much longer to expect the AOS application and receiving the GC? Applied on L1-A visa.
Hi Fam! Anyone successfully receive green card through work? If so could u pls tell me the amount you paid out of pocket- if any? Thanks in advance 🙌🏼 I'm guessing MBB & big 4 sponsor cost 100%?
Can someone tell me if they are able to see visa appointment slots in ustraveldocs site? I don’t even see a calendar. It just says no slots available in any vac location. Is this normal? Can someone suggest the best way forward?
Currently I have an offer on my hand and my current employer has nominated me for H1B
If I resign what will be the consequences?
Is it good to stay in the company or resign as I have a better offer in hand
How long can u stay in the country after resigning while on h1b? Hoping a trip round the country after being done with the job
What is the rejection rate for canada wp this year?
I have been rejected for us visitors visa twice two years back.. so having doubts about canada wp.. would this cause any issues?
Starting my green card (EB2 Perm) this Jan, how long will it take before getting the i-140 ?
My Indian Passport is expiring on June 1,2022 and I’m planning my India trip in December and getting my visa stamped too. Will it be an issue while traveling back to US in Jan first week since validity of the passport would be less than 6 months.
Anybody faced similar situation? Any suggestions?
How much PTO should one ideally take to go for h1b stamping in India? Also, if passport is held up for administrative processing, does Deloitte put you on LOA?
How much do you make as an immigration attorny at big firms? I work at a small firm (5 attorneys), immigration practice only. Starting is 70k with benefits.
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Going to join epam system as technical lead with .net FullStack.. how is the company and projects in Pune?EPAM Systems
Have a 6+ month gig at a lame tech company with ok pay, got offered a 2 week (potential extension 🙄) lame large agency for so much more. I’m taking the lame agency and hope they extend. YOLO!
How’s the CI pod in Bangalore?
Unpopular Opinion: US Courts are like the TSA. They are more about the appearance of justice and fairness rather than actual justice or fairness. I have seen this first hand on the civil side and my colleagues on the criminal side have told me it is even worse in criminal courts. Even SCOTUS is just partisan political appointees.
What is the joining (Onboarding) process at Credit Suisse now? Online or offline? Will they provide laptop if it is wfh?
Has anyone gone the direct entry principal route for EY? Any advice on the process? offer parameters? Ease of transition? Currently with another B4 and have been in the partnership for 7 years. Wasn’t looking to move but am in a very hot tech space and am getting recruited pretty heavily. Probably still unlikely that I would move but interested in what others have seen.￼￼
Hey, anyone from Bain Capability Network? I would like to understand how the variable pay works there. Primarily:
1. When is the amount disbursed (which month)
2. How much amount is paid (like in my current firm based on your performance we can get up to 200% of our variable pay)
Bain & Company
I going to my first in person conference since the pandemic. It’s Thursday and Friday. I was thinking about business casual on Thursday (light colored pants and black blazer). Would jeans be okay for Friday? I know as a law student I always looked super formal at any conference but would it still be needed as a practicing attorney?
Can anyone tell about Amazon new grad interviews ? I have 2 interviews , I want to know how the interviews are constructed and what is the difficulty level of the coding questions
Looking for a referral in Meesho, can anyone please help?
Current firm: ZS
My CD trying to impress the DP as he refers to the tripod as “sticks” for the fifth time today.
Someone on one of my fb groups posted a beautiful single leaf monsters albo cutting with an aerial root for $150. Thoughts?
Have a java developer interview for infosys Yoe: 2 years Skills: springboot, microservices, Rest, hibernate,SQL. Current CTC : 7 Expected: 13 Will they provide 13? What's Max they can offer for 2 yoe?
Hi folks - me and a couple of my friends recently moved to Pune, we looking for 2nd hand bike options. Any leads would be super helpful!
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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.
Portable monitor suggestions? Looking for something I can fly with in a carry on. Will be using it at a desk, just preparing for holidays with family.
I need a hobby. Turning 40 tomorrow. 😑 My life has been nothing but work and wine for the past 16 years. I think hitting 40 seems like a wake up call to do more than work. I just don’t have any interest in anything besides sleeping. I am very successful as an attorney but the costs have been no partner, few friends, no kids(I am thankful for that) and just nothing that makes me happy.
I'm currently with a law firm that specialises in tax litigation and advisory. I'm looking to make a switch to a more transactional role of M&A, PE/VC, Gen Corp etc.
I have extensive theoretical knowledge in the above fields however I'm having a hard time convincing recruiters, can't even get hired for a job of 1 PQE.
Anybody out there that has made a career switch in a different practise area? How did you go about it? DM please
Leaving my firm after being here for over 5 years. Wish I had kept better track of the number of deals and projects I worked on and the emails I'd want to save. All the emails will be lost to me forever, which is an odd feeling.
Just interviewed with a firm and it seems great. I was told that although associates are given an annual billing requirement, the firm focuses more on your “receipts” rather than hours billed. I understood that to mean that the firm is more focused on whether or not your client pays your invoice. Has anyone worked for a firm like this?
What is the number one pet peeve regarding first years?! Help us before we annoy anyone 😭😂😂
Practice group is slow, and chair of group hired two more associates just a year above. Now things are really slow. But this is a top 5 firm and I don't have better places to go. Thoughts?
Junior at a big firm. New to this culture because I used to work in house. When a partner emails you on a weekend in the day time, do you answer within the same day? For ex, partner emailed me at 4pm.. I was out so I didn’t answer their question until 945. Should I have emailed them to say that I’d get back to them later that evening @4 instead?
Anyone else starting to go bald because of BigLaw? Maybe it’s just genetics, but my hair looks significantly thinner than when I joined the firm five months ago...
Has anybody filled out a lateral conflict check document coming from in-house? I was at a firm prior to this role. I don’t have access to the work I did at my prior firm and can’t remember half the matters. Feel like I am missing a lot of what they would consider reportable here. That said, the job I’m taking is not in IP or litigation. Should I be concerned?
Has anyone done the Korn Ferry executive assessment? Specifically the Korn Ferry Four-Dimensions Assessment or the Raven’s Advanced Progressive Matrices / Abstract Reasoning? This is for an in-house position. Any tips for preparing, taking the tests, or participating in the interview?
Do you usually get a warning before being let go for low hours? July was my worst month by far (like 130 hours) and feeling stressed.
Just heard of a firm that's reopening - for those who want to go back to the office - and the procedures are insane. Each attorney's office is sealed when they leave, valet needs to clean steering wheels when giving cars back to people, masks are enforced, eating is prohibited unless alone, there's a specific place to get Uber Eats orders, etc. This is simply impossible to maintain in the long term and must cost a fortune. I don't think we'll be going back to the office before 2021.
I’ve got the opportunity to interview this Saturday in a new firm with a full partner panel of the founding partners who individually have 20+ years of experience (3 partners so a little daunting) Any tips on what to prepare for a general corporate/M&A practice interview? My present situation is a bit complicated because I’m with a great law firm, absolute rubbish partner with an almost 0 book (internal transfers are not an option). Interview prep tips would be welcome!
Can anyone recommend an app or software for tracking billable hours to make it easier to put together and submit timesheets? I work for a small firm and all of our billing/invoicing is done manually. Every couple of weeks I go through my notes to type up my timesheets and I’m wondering if there’s an app that can record my time as I work and then put that all together categorized by client to submit for invoicing. I don’t need to note how much a particular client pays per hour.
I’m sure there’s a thread here somewhere but any advice on how to deal with a toxic partner? I’m talking a constant roller coaster of emotion from “great job!” one day to “this is the worst thing I’ve read” and usually it’s the same document. Zero real direction or mentorship and can’t even ask questions bc you’re told “I’ve been doing this for XX years so do it my way.” Help. I’ve got thick skin but the anxiety is seriously getting to me now after a year.
It’s often more fulfilling to solve a problem a client brings to you than a problem you discover for a client. The latter always has the whiff of justifying your existence.
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