Significant other and I have been dating for about 6 months. We got in an argument 2 days ago and I just found out their grandparent passed away today. We haven’t spoken since our argument, but obviously want to be there for them. What’s something thoughtful/nice I can do to say I’m sorry and I’m sorry for your loss? Tbh I’m worried that our disagreement might be the end of our relationship, which I don’t want that to be the case.
Best home office chair with arms that also looks chic? We have an office area in our master bedroom, so I am trying to find something super comfortable but also neutral in color and pleasant to look at.
Hi all, sorry to go off topic. Is anyone practicing PI law in New Hampshire? I'm currently practicing in SE PA and also NJ, but thinking about moving up to NH. Wondering how the industry is there.
Let’s get some positive vibes going in here - name a time when you felt like your ADHD made you a super-lawyer. Go!
They ran right into the point and still missed it
I’m a recruiter who would like to eventually pivot to HR but I don’t have an HR degree. I’m considering pursing a Masters degree however am torn between HR or Org Psych/Org Development. Would love to hear folks’ perspective of either degree!
Managing partner at my firm just stumbled across this case “Ickbell” during his google search… for legal research. When I told him it’s Twombly v. Iqbal and a huge part of Civil Procedure.. he was insulted 🙄🙃
I recently joined a small company as a tech lead in Pune.
I am not enjoying the work here. I have good experience in Linux application development in C. Also as a hobby project completed small projects on opencv/image processing on python.
I have a good hold in system design using python and C.
Looking for suggestions should I starting looking for another opportunity or should I wait for atleast completing 1 year to justify my change.
Looking for honest suggestions
I’m starting a women’s group (the first one ever) at my company with a colleague of mine. Since this happens to be February that we are starting this up I would be remiss if I didn’t address badass black women, I’m putting together resources including books, podcast, nonprofits to donate and support, articles to read (mainly around black women and tech to keep it relevant to our industry). Thoughts on anything to add/tips? Any guidance would be amazing as I don’t have any from HR really.
I wish I could my phone on DND 😕
Hey guys, just accepted a 110k + bonus + options at a bay tech company for a Sr. Rev. Accountant position. I’m wondering where I should be headed trajectory wise in my career after this position in 1-5 years to try and get my base comp to 200-300k+? Should I be looking at getting promoted to a controller role? Is there something in between? Previously managed finances like a controller (but as a Sr. Accountant) for a smaller 100 employee SaaS company before this. 21M for reference
Can anyone tell about Solarwinds INC. (Bangalore), need to know more about the culture and work life.
Happy day before fly day
Does anyone have insight in working as a consultant at AMEX? How’s the work-life balance? Pay? Any benefits?
Is colruyt is nice company to join
Gotta brag for a moment. I decided my apartment needed some life so I bought a monstera deliciosa. Not only have it kept it alive, but look at this beautiful new leaf she sprouted!!
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Senior is slammed with work. Junior is busy but not as busy as the senior. Junior signals availability but senior does not delegate. Any issues here for the junior here?
I am confused about our employee handbook. There is personal time off (PT), which attorneys do not get because they can take as much personal time off, and paid sick leave (PSL), which attorneys get 15 days. If attorneys have unlimited PT, why is it necessary to give a concrete number of PSL days?
If I work at a firm that is generally known as an “insurance defense” firm, but I’m niched into employment (EPLI) work am I still an “insurance defense” attorney?
Anyone ever say screw private practice and take a job as a prosecutor? Were you more fulfilled? Was it a good move?
Anyone transitioned from general liability to products liability litigation in NY? Otherwise, I had done asbestos products liability litigation in the past. Are there a lot of transferable skills sets?
Thank you for your time
Just saw a posting for a 2nd to 5th year corporate associate but “seeking attorney from a top 25 law school, in the top quarter of your graduating class.” Come on, really? Even for a 4th or 5th year, law school grades still matter? Rubbish!
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...
What is WFH going to look like in ten years? What will partnership opportunities look like for fully remote associates?
Best big and mid size firms in Atlanta for real estate? When considering billable hours, comp, culture, etc. I’d appreciate hearing from anyone that generally likes their firm or has any recommendations on firms to stay away from. Considering making the move from a boutique firm as a 5th year lateral.
When you do a bad job for a horrible partner so he never staffs you to his deals again >
I just made the switch to my new firm about 3 months ago and the partner and I have not gotten along. I’m a second year in lit, and most of his associates are more senior so he expects us to run point but during the interview I told him I still need a little mentoring. Now, every misstep I make he kills me for it. Should I make a move now or wait it out hoping it gets better?
For small firms - What was your billable rate in 2015 and what is it today in 2022. Please provide your practice area too, if possible!
Took no vacation this summer. Everyone else did. Was going to take today off. Guess what I’m doing? It starts with a W.
Anyone have any crazy summer associate or general associate stories that happened at your firm? I’m reminscing haha
Offered secondment for 3-6months as a mid & was assured by mentor it’s not a nudge out (important client) but I’m also being considered for the final round at a great inhouse spot I’ve fallen in love with. Don’t have an offer yet. Don’t want to commit to secondment and then drop it for inhouse but told the “ask” to do secondment isn’t an ask. Think it would be worse to say yes to secondment and abandon the commitment than just being pushy and saying no to keep inhouse option open. Thoughts?
My fiance and I are both coming up for partner (different firms) in the next two years. I'd love to hear from other women who have gone through this and made it work
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Yes. Nobody wants an email on the weekend.
Rarely - but note that outlook has a delay feature where u can do the email and set it up for Monday delivery - that works like a charm and you won’t forget to send it out.
Gmail has it, too. It's my favorite tool for serving things.
I do the same!
Send them when they are done and keep feedback going. Something may come up requiring assistance and you may be there. Your generation needs to jump at opportunity no matter how small.
I am sure senior partner dictated this to his secretary to post.
Junior associate here - when things are not urgent, I do that. I’d rather not get comments over the weekend or set the precedent that I’m okay with weekend work when it’s unnecessary.
You’re not weird. I do the same thing, but for slightly different reasons. I don’t want clients or my boss to know I’m working at 11:30pm (weeknights) or over the weekend.
Hopefully! Good for you and kudos for maintaining the balance
All the time. I don’t want anyone knowing when I work on the weekend.
I send internal stuff hold external stuff.
Yup, and same with after hours stuff. I try to spare my clients the 11pm emails unless there are emails bouncing back and forth that late. Partners and other associates I could care less though just like them sending me emails at 6am. They'll get to it when they get to it
Saving non-urgent correspondence for the workweek is respectful. I wish more would do it.
I send it when it’s done, and expect same from the external counsel. You never know when the recipient has the time to work through it, and giving them more time to keep the ball rolling is best IMO
I have made it a habit to hardly check emails or work at all after 5 and on weekends, unless I'm waiting for something specific. If a client texts me and it's not urgent, I usually tell them that I'll get back to them on Monday. It took me a few years to get to this point, but I realized it's necessary when I was camping one weekend and kept going to certain parts of the campground to get service so I could check and respond to emails. What good am I to my boss, clients, and my family if I burn myself out more than I already am?