Has anyone started experiencing natural disasters as "Hope this isn't the day it takes the house. Hmm, where is the Pinot Noir I bought?" Like, I don't even have an earthquake plan. It's just kind of like, roll with it...
I have no idea what to do at work, the onboarding seems messy and I’ll eventually have to go through sink or swim through everything soon. Any advice?
Any Gympass users? Curious if anyone is a fan/has studios they recommend. Thinking about trying it out so any tips (on how to book classes etc) are welcome
I’m applying to some PE funds (currently a BA at a top consultancy). I want to know, assuming I get in, when can I buy myself a Ferrari and a yacht?
Am invested in about 40 different stocks in Robinhood, which I’ve accumulated over the last 3 years. I’m mostly a buy and hold type person, and it’s worked really well in this market. However, I’m worried that in the future this will be too many stocks to keep track of, as I’m more of a passive investor & don’t check my portfolio often.
Any advice on if this is too many individual stocks for someone like me vs. sticking to 10-15 to hold long term?
Anyone here currently work or have previously worked at Sarah Cannon? I have questions about their career ladder/leadership structure.
Is anyone else experiencing a decline in TikTok views and have any insights on why this may be the case?
What's a polite way to ask another teacher to stop sharing their home life problems with you? My coworker has been unhappy in her marriage for a long time (she talks about it a lot). It's always been a little awkward, but now her son is in my class which means I see her husband a lot more often at drop off/pick up, and I have to talk to him. It's hard to look him in the eye knowing the stuff his wife has said about him to me, how can I get her to stop without making her feel bad?
Need advice. I have an offer from CTS. I am looking for better WLB. From what I have heard, CTS has a bad WLB. Should I consider joining the company?
Your advice would really help.
UK specific query - If my company cannot find me clients/work and want to dismiss me because they are unable to find work for me at no fault of my own do they have to provide a severance package?
UK law says it’s easy to dismiss employees with less than 2 years service but it’s a big grey area. Anyone got any experience with this?
An Employee with less than 2 years service
I love my job and the people I work with, but there’s one thing that really bothers me: the lack of diversity. Sometimes when I walk into the office and see everyone else around me as the only POC, it feels kind of weird. I don’t think anyone here has ever said anything racist or sexist to me personally, but I don’t feel comfortable talking about these issues with anyone because they might take it personally and then things could get awkward between us.
Does ANYONE feel like they've gotten to know their students better this year ( while teaching remotely or hybrid) than in-person? If so, WHAT'S YOUR SECRET????
Am I crazy? I am barely cracking 35 hrs a week, getting paid over 400k TC and tons of autonomy. I am bored out my mind and looking for opps outside consulting even if it means a cut in pay/title and increase in workload.
Thoughts on CurveDAO and 1inch?
As a 30+ year old Mom, WFH me has turned into a tween video gamer (actually worker but staring at monitors so same diff right?) who showers twice a month, and maybe remembers to brush teeth/hair daily. Honestly, im grossed out by myself and impressed at how filthy I can get and still pull off a video call
Hi Fishes, I am a data scientist in EY with 5 years of experience and I am also serving notice period and my last working day is 20th July. Could you please refer me at your places? My major area of expertise is NLP and also Computer vision. I also have experience in making API using Django and Flask. Thanks in Advance!! Adobe Amazon Microsoft IBM Oracle Expedia, Inc. Google Walmart
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I recently (August 2021) took a job in-house in Houston after leaving a firm. My partner lives in LA but freelances so the decision was to take a good in-house job and then he would move to Houston and work remote. However, he’s started to get great directing and editing gigs in LA and now it seems impractical for him to move to Houston or even split time. I love my company but their HQ is in houston and they won’t allow remote work. Continued in comments…
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
Applied for a senior associate position at a Big Law firm and received an email stating: thank you for your interest, but competition remains high and we will be unable to offer you an interview.
Is there any response that would cause this woman to reconsider me for an interview? I don't to reply with something boring/forgettable like, "thank you for your time."
Which books would you recommend to a product counel for tech startup about strategy, management, and leadership?
Can we stop attaching unpublished cases yet?
Repeat question, ish. What is the income and year out of law school for solo practice attorneys. Also, i would like to know the approx size of the county you work in and type of support staff.
I’m in-house with an opportunity to go back to a big firm. There would be a substantial increase in comp (about $260k all-in currently vs $325k plus bonus potential at the firm). I currently have excellent WLB - that would take a hit at the firm for sure. While the billable requirement would be 1500, the lack of predictability is the biggest drawback, especially with a young family. What would you do??
Has anyone made the switch from litigation to transactional work, particularly in real estate? If so, do you like it?
I lateraled from a small firm (30 attorneys) to a midsized firm (200 attorneys) in July as a third year corporate/M&A associate. I like the firm but I’m constantly getting biglaw recruiting emails and it has me wondering whether I should think about lateraling again in the future from midlaw to biglaw. When would be the ideal time given that I’ve only just lateraled?
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that long-arm statutes are terrible for our system. You shouldn't be able to file in the state that you live in. As a policy matter, I feel the default should always be where the defendant lives unless the contract states otherwise.
Insurance coverage associates: how long does it take you to write a 10 page memo about policy law?
Part of my practice is outside GC services for Fintechs. I get a retainer and effectively am their go to. I have this one client who is very needy and effectively needs college level classes on basic financial services questions. What’s the best way to handle?
Is Bryan Garner’s The Redbook worth getting? (I’m a 3 year associate, plaintiff litigation)
Anyone have tips for getting through the daily grind when you don’t really enjoy what you do?
Any tips on how to keep my plate full with work? I just moved from civil legal services to Biglaw as a staff attorney (9 YOE), and I’m looking for strategies on how to get work from partners. They know I’m new and I have gotten some matters to work on, but I find myself out of billable work by the afternoon (and today, by 10am). I check in with different people each day to ask if there are things I can work on, but what else can I be doing (that isn’t going to annoy the shit out of ppl)? TIA!
What’s considered an acceptable realization rate? I’m currently sitting at 70%, but it would be around 85% excluding my contingency files.
I’ve created a bowl for those practicing in England and Wales. Please join if interested. https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_htk46p
I commute 1.5 hours to work and 1.5 hours back. Up at 6, home ~8. Don’t even like the field and billable hours..more of a small transactional firm person. Took a job out of desperation. What do I do?
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I am Jewish-observant and draw the line strictly for Shabbat and holidays. There is some grumbling and off color sarcasm at times, but almost everyone is very respectful. Non-Jews are extremely respectful, some Jewish partners have made remarks. It has not impacted my career success, although, of course, it is hard to know what opportunities I may have missed.
I have learned to be confident when explaining it and not apologetic or wavering.
Awkward that the Jewish partners make remarks! Good point on being confident and not apologetic.
I’ve always taken off for the high holidays. I just draw the line in the sand and that’s that.
I don’t observe but there are two associates and a partner in my group that do and it seems hard but they just draw the line and it’s respected.
I think notice is probably the biggest thing. I forget national holidays all the time so I can’t really fault people for forgetting religious holidays—especially when they don’t observe or practice the same ones.
Following. I’ve been in tricky positions before with high holidays falling mid-week- a lot of random Tuesdays out for synagogue etc. Would love to hear how others deal with this.
it has never, ever been an issue, and it's quite nice to have a 24ish hour sanctuary from work even in a packed week.
Whatever our religion or life style, we should all draw lines to make sure the things that are equally, if not more important than our work, such as our souls, bodies, minds and families, are cared for.
Firms would grind to a halt if every lawyer "observed" a holy day. While it is important to have a reasonable work-life balance, I feel that weekly religious observances should not be an automatic greenlight to ignore the realities of law practice. It is also unfair to those who don't "observe" when they're forced to fill in because a colleague is purposely just not working for non-emergency personal reasons.
Agreed A3. What absolute bull. I work for a Jewish owned firm. We, as a firm, observe all high holidays as my bosses are not allowed to conduct business on those days. If we work on those days, as their employees, it still counts as business.
Every Friday the firm closes before sundown. All Jewish workers are given additional time to travel home beforehand. Then, no one is to work until sundown on Saturday.
All high holidays are fully paid, and everyone takes advantage of taking extended vacation, without using all your vacation days at once. For example, I plan to only take 3 days off in April, but I'll have 11 consecutive days off from work.