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I've always been asked why I found a "proper" job at my 30s and wasted my years in unrelated jobs like call centers and inhouse calls for installing Windows.
I can't seem to make them understand that in 2008, it was impossible to find an IT job in Greece as a woman. I had certifications and knowledge but I couldn't even get a callback. I would send the same CV as a man, and they would call immediately.
Now things are different but still this question comes up and I'm struggling to answer it.
Anyone else borderline depressed bc of their job?
Hey fishes, can anyone help me understanding how much will be the inhand for this ctc breakup! This is from my friends side.
Are red states now in competition for close-mindedness and ?????
The measure, SB 2777, would allow the state's public school staff to refuse to "use a student's preferred pronoun when referring to the student if the preferred pronoun is not consistent with the student's biological sex" and protect educators from “civil liability and adverse employment action" for doing so”.
Transgender pronoun bill advances in Tennessee's legislature https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/transgender-pronoun-bill-advances-tennessees-legislature-rcna26045
I’m getting messages from recruiters for Sr. Corporate Paralegal roles but all of my experience is in litigation. I have 6 years experience as a paralegal. Should I move forward with this? Not sure if I’m qualified.
Can anyone explain how inter-country transfers work within EY? Specifically the application process, how to go about it and who to talk to about it.😐
Thoughts on Buvette? What’s the best time to get there on weekends (brunch) if we’re only willing to wait ~30 mins? 🙃
Anyone move from Jersey city/NJ to NYC? If your office is based out of nyc, but you’ve been living and wfh in NJ, how much more % do you end up paying in city taxes if you move to nyc? Other pros/ cons/ would you recommend moving in your late 20s?
Don’t be one of these racist white editors. Don’t hire them either. https://twitter.com/nicole_sayslove/status/1273024834193195009?s=21
I think work is preventing me from being emotionally available. I regularly work 12-14 hr days, so my mind is constantly elsewhere despite my best attempts to be present when in company of others
Any Producers or Sr. Producers out there looking for staff gigs? DM me your site. Thanks!
I’m a little worried that my creative partner might have an eating disorder. She’ll send me 1-2 gym snaps a day where she burns over 1000 calories a session & definitely is not eating near as much...
HR/human capital/PAS consultant 🐠: If I have a Masters degree in HR and 2 years experience, is it worth it to get the aPHR or SHRM-CP? Or is the Masters degree enough? Should I wait for SPHR/SHRM-SCP
Anyone exit to corporate VC? If so, what level did you exit and what type of experience/academic background did you have?
I am looking for a better opportunity into Presales - Infrastructure and cloud Services.
I have total 10+ years of experience and relevant experience is 5 years.
Why is rent so damn high. For real as a recent graduate I cannot find a single affordable place here
Additional Posts (overall)
Any big law litigators switch to plaintiff’s work and happy with the decision? I had a stint in big law and will be finishing up a district court clerkship soon. Looking for a change once I’m finished.
I will be out of the office for three weeks over the next 2 month. It’s going to be one week at a time not the entire three weeks at once. I feel weird about including so many dates in my Notice of Unavailability. Am I being paranoid or will this be perceived negatively by the court?
About 6 months in as an associate in primarily commercial litigation. Have a feel for billable time on some matters, but certain types of motions or discovery requests I have almost no clue the “expected” time for something to be billed. Sometimes the partner will tell me an estimated time, but often they won’t. Is there a “cheat sheet” of sorts anyone has in terms of common billing times? Obviously no two are the same, but even just something to reference
When your legal assistant (non billing) drafts discovery demands; how do you bill for it?
I’m prescribed Vyvanse for ADD and currently take 60mg every morning I’m at work. It’s great, and helps me cruise through even the most monotonous assignments. At the end of the day, though, I’m mentally exhausted from the medication wearing off and it’s tough to unwind after I finish billing for the day. I’m not focused enough without the Vyvanse to handle my workload, so not taking it isn’t really an option. Anyone else have the same issue and/or have tips for dealing with the after-effects?
A newly confirmed federal judge has asked me to clerk for her, and I think it would be a great opportunity. But I am a third year associate in a small market (think 4-5 firms that pay $150K+). I have one of those few great jobs. I am apprehensive because I like my current firm and am concerned about leaving them without the labor they need for the current caseload. What’re your thoughts on clerking after working? About leaving a firm you like to take an opportunity like this? Worth it?
AITA? I’m a 8th year attorney working at a boutique PI firm, resolving around $30m-$40 million a year. Average case value is above $1m. But I’m also being assigned lower value cases in the low six figures. From my perspective, these eat up my time and leave me with less time to focus on the high value cases I manage. AITA to ask the partner for some kind of value threshold to let me focus on those larger cases? There are younger associates at the firm who would love the work.
Lateraled from firm doing some litigation some transactional/advisory to pure litigation firm in same industry. Caseload from old firm to new firm nearly tripled and feeling run out with all the deadlines and getting “big dogged” by counsel. Partner is too busy and generally give me one set of redlines before filing.
How do I (a) ask for more mentorship/assistance and (b) just get ahead of the curve?
I currently work for a small litigation firm that is merging/being acquired by a somewhat larger firm (but still fewer than 50 attorneys). Was wondering if anyone in a similar scenario has negotiated compensation and how that was received? I want to push for 15% of gross settlements on contingency cases (will now have a decent number of hourly cases) but don’t know if that is unreasonable.
Has anyone seen deposition errata used effectively at trial in response to a video of the witness’s actual answer?
Any firms where true billables are 1950 or less?
I’m starting a clerkship soon in a very busy district. What advice do you have to prepare?
Does anyone have a case task list or checklist they use and would like to share? Something that walks through the different phases of litigation/ arbitration. I'm just looking for a form to use. Thanks!
Desperate for ideas on how to deal with insane discovery requests in Florida given the lack of special sets and the time it takes a court to hear a motion for protective order. It's becoming a pattern that we do our objections or a motion for protective order, but OC's immediately move to compel and for sanctions at the discovery deadline. By the time the court decides the issue, it's usually in favor of the party propounding the discovery because they hate overdue discovery and don't even read.
Any good books/resources/otherwise that discuss drafting pleadings/interrogatories/etc. in depth? Im looking for something to supplement my state’s practice book
This seems to be a pattern over the last few years. Opposing Counsel is easy to work with, then the case appears headed for trial (roughly 70 days out) and all of a sudden the civility and easy nature of the case goes down the toilet. While I can’t read minds but it’s almost like the other side goes into panic mode, never expecting the case to get to this point. For the record I do ID in SoCal. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this.
I am a 7th year in a new role. My on boarding has been spotty due to workload/covid and I’ve made peace with the fact that I’m going to have to learn my new role independently and sink or swim. In the meantime, how do I know if my performance is acceptable when my supervising partner has no time for me, is always annoyed at everyone, and is a generally snippy? I know I shouldn’t rely so much on supervisor feedback, but I had a horrible blindsiding experience early in my career...
Currently a first-year associate at a large Florida ID firm looking into the pros and cons of making a move to a smaller commercial lit firm in South Florida with less than 15 attorneys. Any general thoughts on this? What type of salary should I expect at a firm that size in SoFlo?
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