Do you love 80-hour work weeks churning out round after round of disposable ideas for ungrateful clients? Can’t wait to see the look on the faces of your family when you cancel vacation for another new business pitch? Thrive on politics, infighting and feeling like a cog in the holding company machine?
No? Then we want to hear from you.
Could someone explain the difference between a firm policy that sets a specific amount of paid vacation time for associates versus a firm policy that has unlimited vacation time? Specifically with respect to how this impacts billable requirements. Thank you!
Any suggestions for things to do in Phoenix/Arizona? Taking a solo trip to run the Marathon on Sunday 1/19. Flying in on 1/16 and will have 2.5 days for a mini-vacation
I am in TAC for a fairly large networking company. I am making 48k a year with decent benefits and unlimited PTO. I love working at this company and my boss is fantastic. However, I feel as though I am being underpaid given my credentials. I have my CCNA and almost have my CWNA. I am coming up on a year at the company and want to start either negotiating higher pay or looking elsewhere. What should I do and how should I go about it?
Hiya… Can we really have it all?
I’m due to go back to work after some time off & not sure how to approach a salary discussion…
I was due for a promotion b4 leaving & that may still be on the table … however the current business unit I work in doesn’t have a good financial projection this year..so may offer less than 7% but with all the increases and now living in London that will go straight to the tax man… how do I negotiate a salary increase pls?
Hi. I’m an exempt employee (my boss’s only W-2 employee) and have two weeks of PTO. He’s making me use that for my physical therapy and doctors appointments, and I just got diagnosed with something related to my I jury (not work related) that could qualify me for temporary disability. How do I approach this and can I get fired for this? I have to take care of my body! And he’s insanely rigid, cheap, stubborn, and at this point I don’t even think he cares about me. I’m a very hard worker!
Had my on-site interviews before thanksgiving holiday. Recruiter updated early last week mentioning that all are already ooo and she will have an update when everyone is back this week. Literally nothing yet, thinking of emailing her on Friday? What do you suggest
Is it weird to go to business school purely for personal reasons? I don’t think I need it for my career, but tbh I’m kinda burned from the grind of working, I got diagnose with depression. I figured going to school would be a good vacation where I could meet new people and try new things. If anyone went for similar reasons, would love to hear how much business school helped you personally, thanks!
Lawyer here with a concentration in international tax, in and outside of the US. I'm ready to make the jump out of this pure billable hour ridiculousness.
I've always had broader interests/side projects/etc (e.g. helping build financial models, make pitch books, do BD trips on my vacation time). My main trade is handling legal/finance in the cross-border context. Any recommendations on where I can market myself best in the startup world?
The understaffing at my small plaintiff’s litigation firm is taking its toll on me. Once again SOLs/deadlines are piling up right around the holidays (when I usually try to take vacation) and I’m dreading it because I will be stuck doing all of it (and will probably have to skip my vacation). The attorneys won’t help, and the other paralegals are either too busy or too incompetent for this level of work.
Should I ditch litigation and the non-negotiable SOLs and move to something transactional?
I’m taking a few calls for new opps at a couple different firms and wanted to get a pulse on feelings from folks who actually work there to help me narrow it down. Agencies are: Weber Shandwick, Ruder Finn, FleishmanHillard and a smaller boutique called LifeSci Communications. From The sounds of other threads on here, I’m nervous about WS. Looking for a read on Work/Life balance, how well staffed they are, avg pay range (VP level), PTO/holidays/benefits, etc. So, how do you like working there?
for a work holiday party, would the below dress type be okay? I’m 5’10” so it’s a lot of leg but I’m having trouble finding anything else to wear on a short turnaround and small budget.
- high neckline
- long sleeve
- fit and flare
- about 1 inch below fingertips
I have a hand full of k-5 students who have gone the first half of the school year without music because of remote learning. Our district is moving to 100% traditional teaching after the MLK holiday. Any suggestions for reintroducing concepts to the group of students that’ll be joining us f2f for music the first time this school year?
Husband and I have been on a long journey TTC, and haven’t been on a vacation since September, just before we found out about our second trimester loss. Now, he doesn’t want to plan any trips so we can save $ for IVF - planned retrieval in late March. Would you recommend we do *something* to get out of town, or will I want to hunker down as I go through retrieval(s) and transfer? It’s been a long, sad slog.
What days do you have off this week and next for the holidays? Anyone making extra money working over the weekend? I'm so exhausted and disappointed that this years holidays fall on non-work days 😭.
Client of mine looking to hire a Hyperion Systems Manager in Chicago. DM if intrested in an Exit of Consulting
I’m an incredibly sough after Candice but I’m not taking an offer with a firm that has no respect for women or any other underrepresented minority. Email @mrs.Iceland@gmail.com
Can anyone refer me for Job Id- EY-815922 at EY Bengaluru.
Thanks in advance.
How do I become on-par with my big law peers in terms of skill level?
c/o 2019 EC/VC. got rejected after a screener today, and the feedback: I didn't seem to have the drafting skill set expected of a rising 3Y associate. This was on point because 1) Left biglaw to do ECVC at boutique, so only been a year, 2) more importantly, at my firm the partners mostly handle the drafting of key docs. For reasons, I really want to get back into biglaw. How do I train myself for the required skillsets?
Hey guys! Yesterday the company i worked for laid off the people in our state for economic reasons with no notice. I’m in desperate need of referral in entry level SWE/SD(or similar) positions at the moment. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Anyone else have a burning passion for TAX
Is it almost 100% to be released right away when I give the 2 week notice to join other B4 firm? Audit to FDD.
Hello fishes, Guys requesting you for 11 ❤ to enable the one to one chatting feature on fishbowl.
Is it me or do most CMOs just do nothing? 😅
I’m on my third one (working under not as an employer) and I swear they pass out all the work, expect daily stand ups but themselves do very little. Not once have I seen their to-do list or any achievements.
My workplace Wi-Fi blocks my email app from refreshing (I have an iPhone and use the mail app). Does anyone know a workaround to this? Where I sit has terrible cellular service so disconnecting from Wi-Fi doesn’t help unless I walk to another building.
Are private market multiples correlated with public? E.g. certain tech verticals are way overvalued and travel/oil/energy are at the bottom of their cycles imo in the public markets, is that similar in the PE world and where can you analyze trends like that? Just manually from looking at recent deal multiples?
May I kindly request some kind establishment to serve ice cold water? Please? Is it too much to ask? Or is it a ploy to get one to buy a cold drink?
I’m due for a contract renewal soon and looking to renegotiate my package , signed on to exclusively build and manage Webflow sites. If you’re in a similar position - what are you currently making? I have about 8 years experience as a web dev and about 4 with Webflow
@To The New people, please help to know about the quality of projects(dev/support), job security and wlb. Expected to join them as Data Analyst. Designation Sr Software Engineer. TO THE NEW
Would you all hire a nanny that is 70? Mainly would be to drive kids home from school and take to activities 20 hrs a week. Kids are 5 and 7
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I ask for 100/hr and generally don’t get any pushback, so I think I might be lowballing myself. GAS/ACD level freelancers in NYC what do you ask/make an hour/a week?
Any shops/teams who may be in need of some CD-Art help coming up? And/or any writers out there open to partnering up for future opps? (I'm in NYC if relevant)
Just wrapped my last gig + about to start a new round of reach outs. So I'd love to refresh my CW list for any Team openings that may pop up as well.
Thanks! Feel free to DM if would like to chat
Anyone looking to sublet a one bedroom in TriBeCa? Equinox in building. Doorman. Nice building and fully furnished. I’ve got a gig in SF for at least a month or two. Reply here with email address ❤️
What software/app you recommend for keeping track of time, receipts, create invoices for billing and tax purposes?
Anyone worked through We Are Rosie before? Interviewed for a contract role with a fairly large client through them yesterday and really want the gig but not sure what / if anything to expect.
Did my first freelance gig for an agency last week. Just a one-week stint of high level concepting. Made the mistake of not writing up a contract beforehand, just had a verbal agreement of my daily rate.
Finished the project and they loved what I brought them. Now haven’t heard back after sending the invoice. I know it was recent, still a little worried I’m going to get ghosted. Anyone else ever deal with this?
Hey everyone- I’m a seasoned brand and creative strategist who has been trying to find freelance gigs. It’s been really hard to find work and my unemployment is running thin with a family at home. Anyone have suggestions? I’m in panic mode.
$23/hr? Is that a typo?
What percent is set aside for federal?
I may need a freelance senior (ish) AD to partner with for the month of January, in house at a start up. Post your books!
Does anyone have a business attorney you recommend? I have a contract that needs reviewing this week. Based in NY, but an understanding of CA law could also be helpful.
Anyone ever asked to do a copy test for a couple week gig? Not really wanting to hand out free work and this seems a bit much for a freelance gig.
I don't know who needs to hear this (besides my current partner) but if you're double dipping on your gig and partner, let them know and don't make them chase you down. That's how you stop getting work real quick.
Can you help me understand something. When you hire a freelance creative team do you normally agree a combined fee for both ? Or do you pay them the same separately.
Finally what is the going day rate in the UK for...
-mid weight team (approx 5yrs)
-senior team (7yrs)
-cd level (10yrs)