Do most big law firms in Canada have mat leave top ups?

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• Applied for IBM GBS (Off-Campus) on their brassring portal.

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7 Feb 2022:-  I got my Expression of Interest 

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Hey y'all.

It's been fun. I appreciate the rapid rise to chief in less than a week.

But over the past week I've been very honest here. And now I'm. I'm really depressed again. So imma bail again. I got my weekly screen time report this morning, and I've spent many hours on 🐠🥣... Averaging 5 per day.

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Everyone seems to be worried about a recession, but most attorneys I speak with are actually busy. Anyone seeing otherwise?

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What has your firm’s turnover like? Are people dropping like flies or holdout out for February bonuses? We seem to have someone resigning every week.


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