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Everyone from the MDs and Partners to the lowly Associate (me) on my team is emotionally checked out and doing the bare minimum this week. Anyone else struggling with the pre-holiday productivity slump?

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Make sure you only bill what you work then.


Just because I’m struggling to work efficiently, that doesn’t mean I’m not doing my work. Productivity ebbs and flows sometimes but I’m still on the clock


Yep. Going on 300 days now


I am sitting bored at my computer, because CLIENT is checked out. I would love to actually get stuff done.

I can't say I really enjoy it. I enjoyed my last job, but having benefits and a paycheck is nice. Really, I'm just too type A and ADHD to sit and do nothing when I could accomplish something. Hence... MyLearning.

Oh man, Id love some checked out partners in my life.

I’m definitely not “struggling” with it :). It’s just that time of year. Enjoy your extra time off. Take some trainings if you feel guilty about the productivity


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