When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
I know these scenarios are posted all the time but… Iateralled last month/ super slow/ need support that l’m ok lol. Was super busy the first 2 real weeks of work but have been slow since the holidays (25-30 billable hours per week). Any support/ recommendations to ease the anxiety greatly appreciated :) My last firm was quite toxic and basically shamed me for ever having a slow day
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.
How do you guys schedule your hours? Say I need to hit 200 hours per month. Currently I take the amount of working days in a month (M-F) and divide it by 200 to get how many hours I need to bill per day. For example, May has 20 working days, so I need to bill 10hrs./day M-F. I’ve done exactly that thus far and have been able to stick to a pretty consistent schedule. But I know a lot work on weekends. For instance, if I worked Saturdays too there are 25 billable days which means 8hrs/day.
Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?
Someone please come help us with our workload at ropes…! I like the firm but we have too much work… One noticeable perk is 45 dollar dinner stipend for any day with over 9 billable hours.
What’s the difference between working in industry vs PA as an internal auditor? Does industry have billable hours?
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
Just received an email the other day giving all staff an OT requirement for June.. kind of hard to get that many billable hours in when none of the work is available 🙄
Back to averaging 10+ billable hours a day 🥲
Same day cancellations? I’ve been freelancing at agency in a mostly full time capacity for a few months. Working remotely, billing hourly. They are very particular about billable time and nitpick downtime. The budget has been cut and hour reduced. I requested a schedule so we can all plan accordingly. Now I “show up” in the morning and am told there is no work. I would normally bill for 4 hours but they insist they don’t guarantee hours. I don’t even know how to respond anymore. Suggestions?
How many billable hours do you charge a year?
Billable hours- anyone know of or work at a big law firm where 1800 hours is acceptable?
First year in a v10 corporate group. Wondering if billable hour “hoarding” is a thing? As in, my group is busy, there’s seemingly lots of work to go around, and I’ve only gotten positive feedback so far, but this month I’ve gotten relatively few assignments. Wondering if that could be related to seniors/mids wanting to hit billable targets for themselves?
Laughing in billable hours
Seeking input: I’ve received an offer to join a V50 at market (Class of ‘19, T30). Im currently a boutique where I’m being paid $160k. Despite being told my billables would be 120-150, I’m averaging 200 a month. Partner kind of leaves me to figure things out, and when I inevitably make mistakes, can be very demeaning. Is it a no-brainer to jump ship? Obviously I’ll be making more money for the same (if not less) billable hours. But what are some other considerations?
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
How are peeps balancing client work and interviews at other consulting firms? Are you guys taking time off?
Any moms have the Caraa baby bag? FTM here and debating between the large vs medium. Large seems pretty big but not sure what to expect with first baby and how much I will need to lug! Just wanted to see if there were any opinions!
What is your firm’s paternity leave policy?
Would anyone be willing to answer a couple insurance law questions via DM please? I’ll get ya back with any corporate law questions you might have 🙏
Thoughts on taking interviews gained passively for the sake of staying on top of your game and making connections even if you don't plan on moving
Any advice on managing crossfire between partner and project manager? Prepared a deck based on flow & structure discussed with PM, then partner reached out individually asking for a different flow. Checked again with the PM and he doesn’t agree with the partner’s feedback. Now I’m kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place.
UG business background with no math past calculus 1, but taught myself python and have been doing analytics work at client for a year now. Will the feeling of being a fraud due to no math ever pass?
What’s the L1a visa to green card conversion process like. I just competed my EB1 support letter and expecting my firm to submit my documents by Jan end.
Anyone at Slack willing to refer?
Any tips for traveling with a baby? Will be flying with a 4 month old in a few months. Any advice would be appreciated!
🤣 Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine-or-testing mandate for workplaces but lets medical rule stand
What is the best certification to pursue in this area? Looking at SHRM-CP but want to learn more about others.
Really looking forward to my upcoming vacation time and the moment I get a message saying if I could reschedule my time off because “everything is hot right now”.
Starting my MBA this fall and interested in MBB. I have 3.5 years of big 4 consulting experience (EY). Would that be an asset or a liability?
I am 22 and started putting money into a Roth 401k due to advice from FB...then heard Traditional is better because our tax rates will be much lower in retirement. What is the consensus here?
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