How are firms handling the economic downturn in terms of billable hour requirements for associates? Are annual billable requirements being updated or mitigated in any way? Curious to see how other firms are handling this issue, and also afraid of not being able to take any time off until 2021 😳
I’m back to having no billable work again. My department almost completely dried up when covid started, so I’ve been relying on work from other busy departments at my firm to keep me busy since March. I feel like I start a new job every couple of weeks and am constantly begging for work. I’m just exhausted. Can anyone else relate?
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
To those of you who have high billable requirements and are single, how do you manage your time? Especially those with pets.
Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
What’s the best thing for a new associate to do to get on billable work? I was mapped to an industry I have no experience in; how do I start gaining experience when I don’t have the experience to get on these projects?
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
Laughing in billable hours
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?
I just started at a firm and I’m new to billing. I’m getting a steady stream of billable work but I’ve had some down time as well as non-billable required trainings/meetings. How do you meet billing requirements if you are not billing for some or all of your workday?
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
Busy season check - rate your happiness from 1 to 10 and your average billable hours per week (10 being like a rock star happy) 🤠
I’ll be doing my first deposition ever via Zoom in a month or two. Any tips? Resources to read? Videos to watch? (I’m a rising second year associate who got hired during the pandemic. I really want to impress my new bosses, so I’m going to put in tons of non-billable time prepping)
For those in FDD, TAS or even investment banking, is your performance still based on billable hours?
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
Any AFS MC fish care to share the typical C->M promotion raise and bonus? Trying to set expectations other then “low”
Partners in BIG 4: How is your leadership reacting to location changes requested by partners? My firm is struggling to keep the people back in major cities as partners wants to move to sunny areas with no taxes. I can see both sides of the argument but trying to figure where we are likely to land.
Thoughts on people who start slacking off during pregnancy? My manager is pregnant, and I want to be accommodating, but she hardly works and it’s making it very hard to do my job.
I've just been offered a job at a big 4. I've been sent an email for background verification with a link to internal job portal. I've been asked to fill out a form that includes past employers. TBC
What is the average salary for a cyber risk GPS senior consultant? Also what is the day to day like in GPS?
Self 25F and spouse 31M - no kid yet but planning to in the near term. Just got quoted for life insurance $70 and $100/ month for each 2M coverage. Is the quote reasonable?
Associate. 80k. Looking to make a move potentially to a boutique firm that'll pay at least 5-10k less if I were to guess. But the culture and work seem amazing. Thoughts?
Do companies like amazon, Google or msft allow you to propose changes to offer letter terms or clauses like non compete? I’m wondering if I should review the offer letter with my attorney. If they aren’t flexible, I don’t want to spend $$. It’s for a senior tpm role if it matters.
I’m so happy that my BMI is finally considered “normal weight” and not “overweight” https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm
Any McKinsey fishes had a subpar case interview in round 1 and still progress in the recruiting progress?(assuming other interviews were good)
There’s a bird outside my window that sounds exactly like a Microsoft Teams Ping. I’m all for animals but this bird has got TO GO.
Hello! I have a two part question: 1) is it worth it to obtain an SHRM specialty credential if I don’t have the broader SHRM certification? 2) has anyone gotten the People Analytics or Talent Acquistion credential? If so, how valuable was it from a learning perspective? Do you feel it significantly contributed to your knowledge in either area? Thank you!
My girlfriend and I really want to take vacation in early May but since I'm writing the CFE this year, would it be advisable to bank those days for studying? How much time do we get off to study?
Thinking about quitting for an industry role. How much of a payrise should I ask for at the start of the negotiation with new employer? How large is negotiation figure vs. actual rise I am aiming for?
Being on the bench is triggering my anxiety in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m in a constant state of panic, have chest tightness, feel like I am short of breath or someone is strangling me..
My manager is really ticking me off. He stopped caring so I have to pick up his slack. I get why he is so tired but there's work to do.. how can I protect my hide without throwing him under the bus?
Is a breakaway from Tech consulting to economic development possible? What are your stories or stories you’ve heard? Thanks for all advice/opinion. 2 years in after college with recent promotion
My background check is taking forever and now they are asking me to provide my letter of separation for a job I held 7 years back. This is making me anxious since I am also in the process of H1B transfer - I just want them to tell me if I passed the check or not before I resign. - Anyone have an experience with a spotty background check and how fast/tedious it was. For ref for both my last jobs (in US) it was seamless.
At client on a Sunday. 😔
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