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Every day, I see more and more people my age (24) leaping into law school.
One really has to wonder, does the world actually need all these lawyers? Is there even a demand for their services?

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Biglaw profits per partner can be $3 or $4m on average! Lots of ambitious people chasing that coin.

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Lawyer here. DON'T DO IT.

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Consultants: Look. Lawyers are screwed just like us.

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When I was in consulting, I managed a team of lawyers that couldn’t find work

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There’s a lot you can do with a law degree that doesn’t mean being a trial attorney. You could go into politics, you could be an in house council, you could be a contract writer, etc.

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Yeah. I know a lot of people who have been attorneys for a few years and are MISERABLE and desperate for any escape but feel so trapped with loans.

However, I know two law success stories. Both had VERY specific goals in going to law school. One is a career academic with a PHD on top of the law degree, working at think tanks and pursing teaching jobs. They are never making much money but they are happy and enriched and work hard. They come from a family of academics and knew what that life would be like and how to navigate it. The other worked for several years after college investigating employment discrimination and went to law school so they could practice employment law, building on their previous work experience. They had worked with attorneys in this space and knew they wanted to do those roles. To me, the trend is people who actually have insight into what these jobs are ACTUALLY like and know it’s what they want for their life - not just some thing they did because they are smart and could get in and don’t know what else to do next (lol).

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America has raised a lot of lawyers, but not enough doers.

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May seem that way . But enrollment for law school I believe is actually dropping.

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Now in my mid thirties, so many people I know who went to law school regret it and it’s obvious it was a terrible decision for at least half.

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There's a demand for pro-bono work they won't do

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Does the world need all these consultants?

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Hi Fishes,

I need 11 likes on fishbowl.

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Anyone here certified in or can share input on HBDI Whole Thinking? Worth the investment and time?

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Can anyone tell me what's the avg salary of a Senior Auditor in JP Morgan as my HR round is near the corner. I have 11 yrs of experience, what is the industry standard for this experience to negotiate..

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I’m worried about being able to have children in this industry. As someone who works in tax and whose hours just seem to keep getting worse and worse - summer hours seem to be creeping up, winter and fall busy seasons keep getting worse and worse - how do you all do it? How do you have a child and manage to work these crazy hours?

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Thinking of buying a 1 bdrm condo, and I think the math works out well especially compared to current rent, but wanted to get add’l thoughts (cont)

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Anyone got H1B interview appointment? I am still waiting for the HR to confirm that I can go ahead and take an appointment. What is the process , why to still keep on waiting when I can see the appointments are available now.

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I feel so lost in life right now. My job pays well but it makes me unhappy and I’ve stopped learning and growing.
My partner lives in another country and I’m trying to find opportunities to be there but the best options for me are in the states. I feel I have to pick between my partner and my career and it’s killing me. I just feel so stuck.

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Good evening all. I’m joining AAI later this month and I need to check how much travel is happening. I was told a certain amount is expected during interviews, but how much is the practice actually traveling? Fully aware it’s client/project dependent, so don’t feel the need to reiterate that :). TIA.

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What is the payband for a Technology Consultant at Accenture Strategy

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Which firms will make big moves in the Vault rankings released later this month?

Not that it matters or anything....

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Dear fishes, I was asked to solve a program and I wrote it in O(n^2) and interviewed asked me solve in O(n) but I couldn't able to do that. And I answered rest of the questions very well, still I was rejected.

YOE: 7.8

Role: SDET

Is time complexity is that much reason for rejection for automation(selenium)?

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Hey Amazonians,

I am L4 Team manager in SDS CS, could some one help me with the expected package after me promoting to L5 GRPM?
Rn my CTC base is around 8.5lpa

Thank you in advance! @

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Can anyone please refer me in Oracle india, location Hyderabad. Serving notice urgent please.Oracle

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8 weeks postpartum and struggling with a baby who has colic, reflux (the medication is only slightly helping) and a dairy allergy. I’m already having anxiety about going back to work and managing my little one’s colic / reflux (and my sanity). Any moms out there returned to work while raising an extra fussy babe?

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If I resign (I have offers of 26L and 28L), will Deloitte USI retain me with salary hike?
I have good repo in my team and with my manager/sr manager, I am a consistent outstanding performer since last 3 years, have done many tech FIs and POCs.
CCTC: 19 Fixed, YOE: 5.5

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Has anyone made the move from consulting to JP Morgan Chase? How has the experience been? Pros and vons? Seems like benefits are unfortunately not great at JPM. @

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Hello all, I have two offers :-
1) General Ledger and Fixed assets Analyst at ChargePoint- 10 L + RSUs
2) Team Leader Reconciliation at Clifford Chance - 9.5 L + Yearly bonus.

Which one should I opt for? Any insights on the work culture in both organisations?

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How to Network successfully on LinkedIn

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More than 30 + employees would go into the Branch Manager's office every single day for more than a year and secretly pass gas in his office. He actually brought in an exterminator (on the company's dime) to see if there was a dead animal in the walls of his office. People from other floors actually joined in to participate. Till this day, I do not know if the Branch Manager ever found out it was a region-wide prank played on him.

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Anyone willing to share a bad sex story? I’ll share first I guess… an ex once was sweating so badly and while he was on top, drops of sweat got on my face and one drop went into my eye. Yeah, it could have been something else, but that’d still be sexier than sweat 😒.

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I feel like a hot take is that men and women who only date others who make as much as them or more are elitist/classist. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, but I am willing to admit that I’m slightly elitist.

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what motivates you to keep going?

Do any of you feel ashamed of your sexuality? Specifically bisexual as a male.

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Wish there was a way to set up blind dates for friends like back in the day. So many of my buddies are single that it gets hard to coordinate appropriate social outings.

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Where is the BL can I curse in here?

Im having a wtf Momment 😳😒

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Pivoted my career field once, and plan to pivot again at the end of this year. Starting to feel upset about how ‘behind’ I am.
Peers that I started my career with in the original career field will be making manager this year/next. While I won’t be manager in career 3 for 2-3 more years ☹️ I make way more in career 2, but plan on pivoting to something lower paying, but will enjoy more

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I feel very stuck right now. Not in a good place financially, hate my job, most of my friends are in relationships/getting married, single af with no roster lol.

Im just hoping something great happens soon. 😞

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Why is everyone calling today 😔. I love my job but it’s so stressful. Maybe because I’m getting older I get irritated more now.. I don’t show it or at least I think I don’t 😳 but ugh!!

I need a gateway weekend 😩

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I just want to watch dirty dancing until my eyeballs fall out..

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I feel so lost in life right now. My job pays well but it makes me unhappy and I’ve stopped learning and growing.
My partner lives in another country and I’m trying to find opportunities to be there but the best options for me are in the states. I feel I have to pick between my partner and my career and it’s killing me. I just feel so stuck.

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I’m gonna hold client projects hostage until I get this damn salary adjustment

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After 3 years of living in the house we rent I can confirm the “oh that lamp just leans, it’s the owners, I guess that’s why they left it” does in fact have a screw in the bottom to make it straight and tighten.

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Stolen from the Memes bowl and pretty much spot on. Just dropped 💰💰💰on random luxury items because I deserve nice $hit! 👗👙👠👜🎧💻✈️

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Let your tongue confess! What’s the worst employer you’ve ever had?

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My colleague used to be a Professional Dominatrix and is now doing VERY well in sales and sales training in the corporate world.

Does anyone have a similar experience?

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Let your tongue confess! What’s the best employer you have ever had?!?

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The US conducted a terror attack on the NordStream2. Biden in February openly threatened to 'break' the pipeline and stated "I assure you we will be able to do that".

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I think non-inclusive teams aren't revenue-efficient, but also aren't morally bad. Most just want to live in their bubble and not have their lives disrupted. If people want coworkers to talk football or cricket or fashion or LGBTQ+ rights with, that's entirely their prerogative. Companies and teams aren't just money printers, but also communities. You can't expect to fit into all communities.

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