Was on the bench for a while (5 months) and just about to get rolled onto a new project in a role I’m not very passionate about and is a lateral move but it’s billable work. I recently got a verbal offer from a smaller consulting company to step into a role that is a huge step forward in my career. I’m going through clearance for my current role and recently learned many are leaving the project to work on other projects so I and one other person will be the only ones left.…
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?
Have a counselee and utilization is below target ~5%. She was told reduce billable hours for a month which is obv when looking at time report. Ok to mention this as explanation during Y/E? (Cont)
Opinions? Management now requiring everyone to have 45 billable hrs per week, not including mandatory concepting n pitch work. Most people participating in 2-3 initiatives at same time. Is this normal
I’ve never worked at a firm, only public interest and have no idea how to do billable hours.
How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?
2,158 hours contracted a year. Tax season: 55 hour week minimum with 90% billable time. You?
Padding my billable hours like
This year has been insane. 200+ hours every month. July has been really been slow though. I’m at like 35 billable hours this month. I’m a first year in transactional and staffed on deals that haven’t picked up yet. I’m hesitant to reach out for work because I don’t want to be overwhelmed ... but I also am getting anxiety because I literally have nothing to do all day. Anyone else in this boat?
First year, 5 months in. My supervising attorney said he’d talk to the managing partner about giving me more flexibility on my billable hours 3 weeks ago, so I started to allow some flexibility. (I didn’t ask him to, he decided it was necessary on his own). Yesterday I get yelled at by the partner and my supervising atty tells me that not hitting my hours is the reason he gets screamed at everyday and why they’re forcing me to go into the office now. How do I know what the real expectations are?
What careers/practice areas in law do not require billable hours (other than plaintiff’s firms)?
I’ll be short of RSM’s billable hours goal of 1600 by around 300 hours by the end of fiscal year end. How fucked am I?
At my new job, we’re told to get 8 billable hours of work a day on our timesheet. Even when I thought I had a lot to work on, the most I could get was 5 hours. I’m super stressed about getting in trouble, even though I have actively asked for more work. I was unemployed for 9 months during this pandemic and I now I’m super afraid of losing my job again. Is this a normal practice? Idk how I’ll ever consistently have that much work.
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
Laughing in billable hours
If you are an associate assisting on a file, you get cc’d on all emails and take time to read them and stay up to date, however you aren’t actually replying to the emails or doing any billable work. But you need to stay in the loop for when you need to eventually draft a document and know the facts. How do you record your time for these emails?
The ebbs and flows of a junior associate (<1yr)... I was approached by my managing parter today about my billable hours. I make an honest effort to bill 40 hours a week and average 37-40 hrs. I learned today that many of these hours are written off by partners and my realized hours are only 30-ish. Now I'm expecting to bill at least 50 hours a week to make up for that deficit. I don't understand why so much time is not realized. Has anyone else had this problem?
I have to leave tomorrow morning for a biz trip and my 3 year old just asked, “Daddy can I go to San Francisco with you?” 💔 How do you work/life balance THAT?
Does BCG platinion offer raise to base salary every year? I know about bonus, not sure about raise.
Recruiter from Blackstone reached out for an analyst role in their 'portfolio management program', can anyone shed light on how it compares to consulting? What comp I should expect? Have never really
Should you leave a somewhat stable (not so much with Covid and layoff talks) job for an ~8% pay increase at another agency rightnow? Who knows what the other place could be as well.
I was coasting to hit my minimum hours, but then the firm announced it was doubling the billing bonus. So now I'm pedal to the metal trying to hit the bonus threshold by the end of the year. Just had a run of 7 straight 10-12+ hour days. Thoughts and prayers welcomed! 🙏
Tip for young ones looking to go to BSchool. Put all your money in traditional 401k. Then when you go to bschool, and have zero wages for that year (maybe the internship), convert to Roth with very low income tax. Tax arbitrage right there! 💸💸💸
We have a contract to hire Sr. Designer/Art Director for a 300+ person healthcare Start Up in the Decentralized Clinical Trials business. Totally remote, growing marketing department, great people and group, contract to hire. Need a hugely diverse book doing a lot of different things. You will be the # 3 designer in the department. Please message me here or at email@example.com
Any good book recommendations on learning about real estate investing? Trying to avoid some of the more over the top, guru type books. Have been recommended Set For Life but have read reviews that it’s pretty basic and only really covers house hacking. TIA
Why do managers ask you to do shit after you’ve already rolled off their engagement? Like bro I have a whole different engagement to worry about I don’t have time for you
I need to buy and entire wardrobe. 2020 grad here. I’ve been remote this whole time so I don’t know what to expect as far as dress code. I read our handbook but it doesn’t really help me understand expectations. I’d like to keep my bold style (patterns, colors, unique pieces) and I’m a creative in NYC, so can I get away with it? How about hair and makeup- is it an expectation to be fully “put together”? Oh & shoes, heels a must? Any advice appreciated, super nervous about being perceived again.
My company has started my green card application (PERM has been submitted) and then I married an American citizen. If I continue the process with my company and receive the green card, is it possible to get citizenship with 3 years under the green card instead of the 5 years required under employment?
Anyone here works in Europe and interested in hiring an organization development practitioner from the US?
Craziest stories about people getting fired?
Hi Fishes, any idea hows the work life balance at HSBC GBS Bangalore and what's the % year end performance bonus. Also will be great if one can tell whats the year on year hike for an average performer? Thanks!!
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