I’m a designer in the planning/landscape architecture dept. of a CE firm. Extremely frustrated that after 4+ years and multiple asks, I’m not getting the in-field construction experience I’ve asked for. I know that my designs could be better if I could see how things are actually built but I get slapped in the face with “I need you in the office designing/drafting” or “there’s no budget to have you go out” and then sends an intern to inspect instead. I’m 5 yrs out of college. Any advice?
Would you leave a top tier PR agency (arguably the best) for a smaller agency for a title change upgrade and $17K pay raise? Money sounds really nice, but also thinking about overall growth and opportunity and would appreciate insight.
Give your furry family members an extra hug for me guys. I had to say a tearful goodbye to my best friend for over 14 years last night. —— I hope I have you the best life possible Hailey. I’ll never forget you.
I have few PTOs and would like to go on a solo trip, need suggestions pls. I don't plan to drive around much in/out but still be able do things good enough for 4-5days.No beaches.
Which one would you suggest?
Deloitte USI - 15 fixed + 1JB + 1.5 VP + Hybrid
Fieldcore - 18 Fixed + 2 JB + 2 VP + perm WFH
My joining date is 10th sep. DUSI has a very good brand value. I don't know much about fieldcore. Hence coming to fishbowl.
RANDOM :If a resource is allocated to a critical project with 4 months of KT as it's very complex.. and employee leaves within 2 months ( due to not liking company or tech doesn't fit ) .. then who is at loss ? Will the company do something to retain or let go ..what is alternative ?
Can we purchase PS5 DualSense controller under well-being subsidy?
I already have the console so planning on purchasing an additional dualsense controller
Deloitte Deloitte USI
“I joined Deloitte Strategy and Analytics not because it was easy but because it was hard…..”
Lol, JFK must be rolling in his grave.
Hi guys, just want to drop some gems about choosing a therapist. I’ve had seven. Please make sure you focus on what it is you want to gain from therapy, how engaging you want your therapist to be, their experience in treating someone with your background. I personally like empathy and honesty. In the past I had a therapist who I felt was reading from CBT/DSM text book. I’ve also had one who laughed at me and one who was very cold. Continue ⬇️
I am worried I am continuing to press amazon buy button every 5m just cause I am bored and trying to improve my life. They made it so easy to buy that it’s hard to stop yourself!!
Anyone here adopt a puppy during the infertility struggle? Husband and I considering it to have something positive throughout this situation and thinking the extra companionship would be helpful. I work from home. Husband has had many family dogs and lots of experience with it, I’ve had a family cat before. But not sure if it’s actually a good idea - wondering if it would truly help make us feel better and keep our minds off of the struggles or if it would just add extra stress. Thoughts?
Are there any couple pg/studio aprtment in pune wanna shift with my wife for some 3-4months.
Please help me with some suggestions..
You match with someone on the apps, the match expires but they have their Instagram in their bio. If you were to slide in the DMs, what would you say? Girl sliding in a guys DM if that matters
Tell me if this is selfish or not. I adore my family, but since they're doing a very lowkey Christmas situation this year, I really would rather take a weeks vacation on my own. Obviously the holidays are about spending time with those you love, but I'm tired! And I see my entire family at least once a month for a group dinner. Am I a bad daughter/sister if I choose vacation this one time?
IQVIA new joiners, which iPhone are they giving you? I'm bored of the age old iPhone 7 I am currently using here.
Typical base salary range for Principal Manager Consultant in Oracle’s cloud consulting practice?
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To experienced attorneys at large employers, has anyone tried starting a small side practice in a different area of law (wills & trusts, for example) and succeeded in building it out over time? Notwithstanding my present employer being happy/okay with this, curious as to the feasibility when I have no real experience in the practice area.
Would like a separate law-related side hustle to potentially build into my full time work down the road. Thanks.
Thinking about seeking a lateral position with the ultimate goal of getting a retention bonus from my firm. Is this dishonest? They’re paying laterals through the nose and people who remain loyal won’t get even one of those meeting room pens with a tip you could use on a touchscreen.
Is there some particular training that partners attend where they learn the most effective ways to drop work on associates at 5pm on Fridays? There are partners who literally give me no work Monday-Friday 4:59pm, but somehow feel entitled to drop crap on me at 5pm every Friday!!!
Apps for keeping track of billable hours?
What are your thoughts on using legal continuing education credits for a different license? Essentially, taking credit for them in two professions (e.g. law and realty).
Advice for tackling a backlog of assignments? Been absolutely swamped and the list gets longer every day. Have had active deals to prioritize and the partners understand but there is now a spreadsheet full of things I owe that are growing urgent and I need to refocus my efforts intelligently.
Tax lawyers: what do you guys actually do?
Is there a corporate / transactional job out there where you work predictable hours, maybe a weekend here and there each month, but are able to maintain some semblance of a life? I’m a 3rd year assoc and enjoy my work, but need time for certain personal things (family, health). I have an MBA and am willing to move into more of a business driven role. Recently went from a V50 to a large boutique and still haven’t found much improvement in schedule control. Does in house do this or is that a myth?
If an associate exceeds his hours/collections, gets his work done, etc., but is typically in the office from 6:30am - 4:45pm so that he can see his family in the evening, do you view this negatively?
Anyone know what happens to a two-party shareholder agreement when a third shareholder enters the picture (by a shareholder transfer diluting the original 2 shareholders)? That shareholder agreement is silent on what happens. Now that there are 3 shareholders is it void?
What do you do when you follow a partner’s instructions to the T, but they end up criticizing your work product and by extension your competency? Do you politely push back or just take it?
Any other lawyer have trouble advocating for themselves in their own every day conflicts? I’m assertive for my clients but my downstairs neighbor is being unnecessarily rude and I’m at a loss
Born poor, made partner at 35, bought parents a home. Idk if this is success but I feel really good
Our firm emailed all personnel to mention they've made the annual profit sharing contribution to our 401(k) accounts. The only problem is that if you've been there less than two years you're not eligible, but you still got the email and irrationally thought for a second that you just got a bunch of free money. ☹️
Did I just email a doc reviewer for the Secretary of State to ask whether the coworker who’d been assigned to my documents was on vacation? Yes. Did my documents get filed and sent to me immediately? Yup. Sometimes passive-aggressive behavior really does get you where you need to be.
Anyone else take the bar exam after practicing for a while? I took another state bar this past July and just remembered that I get my results tomorrow. Now I’m all distracted and worried I failed. Sometimes I really hate our profession 🙄
I was up all night drafting a 9-10 page memo based on the latest version of the draft agreement the client had sent us. I was literally proofreading it when client sent me a new version of the agreement and I think I'll have so start over. Not sure how to feel. Yay hours / dead inside
That moment when your "smart" plan to boost your hours this month by working the Labor Day weekend (thus turning down all the fun plans your friends made) becomes sitting on your hands & feeling dumb because all the partners are too busy to delegate anything. The worst kind of "off" day is one you planned to /wanted to work, but there's no billable work...
Divorce attorneys - are assets required to be divided 50-50 in California, or would I be able to negotiate a better deal for myself? What if we went through mediation instead?
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Yep and we built an integration into teams and outlook to reward everyone for hitting them. Associates who are exceeding hours or on track to do so appear in gold in outlook and in the time software, those annualizing to be on track in green, then to yellow and finally red for those who are really just failing to meet expectations.
Helps everyone know where they stand
Apart from the gold, do you get a sticker though?
We all have access to your hours specifically. Was that a nap on tuesday?
No… but the assistant I work with does….
Thats how my firm is too.
Yes Goodwin does
No. That sounds super distracting and toxic, or it would be to me at least. I even hide the Peloton “leader board” while spinning. This would send me over the edge 🤣🤣🤣
Yes for better or worse
At my firm only partners can see everyone’s hours, they get a report every week
Small firm-technically we are not supposed to but something’s wrong with our billing software and I have access to everyone’s hours.
Our practice got a monthly email that had a few pieces of data - your specific hours YTD and the month before and the practice group (associates) average YTD and average the month before. Just helpful to know if you’re staying with the pack or not (spoiler alert, average was often below expectation)
Yes, and they show that literally zero associates are going to hit the recently-increased billable hour target for this year.
What is your new target? Almost no associates at my firm will hit minimum this year
No only on deals we’re staffed on together can I see what they billed when we get invoices to review as a group
My last firm we started getting emailed lists weekly of the associates and partners and how much they generated through flat fees, contingent work, and hourly for the previous week. That irritated me. Seemed to motivate the others to catch up to me on hours as I had higher hours than them and more money generated due to generating business, but I don’t like unnecessarily competitive environments. It made the environment feel more hostile and was definitely one of many factors in my decision to lateral. I don’t want my coworkers to dislike me. I had higher hours because my practice area was booming compared to several of the others at that moment so I had no choice but to work crazy hours to keep up with the workload or I’d lose my license due to malpractice for not meeting my court deadlines. Firms think they’re incentivizing those who they view as lower performers but they also create a more hostile environment for the higher performers as well
At my prior midlaw firm, yes - full access. At my current biglaw firm, we receive anonymized quarterly reports with all associates hours.
F&P Atlanta sends out a spreadsheet every week with everyone’s hours - associates, partners, paralegals, of counsel. I fucking hate it
The silver lining is that this requires partners to at least try to justify their time.
We can see everyone’s hours. Kind of nuts
At my previous law firm, they used to send out a spreadsheet every Monday with everyone’s hours. It did nothing but create unnecessary competition. It was not entirely reflective of everyone’s circumstances. Like women on maternity leave. And I think it created a culture of people inflating hours. That info should be anonymous or sent to the partners only.
The Leaderboard 🏆 apparently it is frowned upon to draw a red line above your own name and write “underperforming” and forward it to the managing partner. Who knew 🤷🏼♀️ (my distain for the toxic insecurity it created among the associates was well known).
If so, which firms are you at?
Yes. BL in Canada.
Seven sister in Toronto?