Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
Trying to explain billable hrs to hubs. I billed 160 this month, which he said “is only 40 hr weeks” (true) - but how many hrs do you figure you “work” or are in the office to bill 150?
What is your hourly billable rate and title?
When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
Is 1850 billable hours in a major market that much busier than 1850 in a non-major market? Specifically for litigation
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
What matters more - billable hours or quality of work? It seems like I have a good reputation for always being available, but personally, I don't think I am doing my best work as I'm overloaded. Does billing well matter more than quality work? Just started in the spring as midlevel.
I am a first year associate in Biglaw. I have been put on an improvement plan to increase my billable hours. My supervisors have commented that have not been getting work because I need to improve my efficiency. I am willing to do what it takes to improve but wonder how to improve my hours when no one seems willing to give me a second chance.
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
In need of some billable work to do.
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
What does your work schedule look like (roughly) if you are aiming for 1900 billable hours?
If Donald trump works from Trump Tower two days a week, is he remote and WFH? As his client, I am not ok with that since his billable rate is really high.
I am thinking of switch from plaintiff side work to defense work in employment litigation. Has anyone made this switch? Did you regret? We’re billable hours too much to handle? More in comments.
So who else here is experiencing plummeting billable hours and exponential weight gain since this whole WFH thing started? Bought snacks for 30 days, finished in 48 hours.
If you keep track of your non-billable time, how much detail do you put in your time entries?
Anyone willing to chat about culture and experience within Deloitte’s F&EP Oracle EPM team?
Is it worth applying to Sloan’s extended R3 without a GMAT or should I just wait until next cycle? Sounds like if you are accepted R3, it’s conditional upon achieving a certain GMAT score.
Who else has a new year resolution to find a new job? And is that new job an exit from consulting, or finding a better job within consulting?
TFW the client takes away your tools written in the contract, but your leadership is dragging their feet on the change order. *wears this to team dinner*
Anyone at VMware willing to provide a referral for a process engineering role? Will DM details
Someone sent me a copy of their resume and I know there test scores are inflated. It’s not my resume so I don’t care what they do but curious about how inflated test scores are detected when applying
Prepping to ask for a raise as a female strategist in Toronto with 8 years industry experience. Making $85K with decent benefits and vacation. Any suggestions on what to ask for and how to ask?
Damn...when you decide to take a 💩 10 minutes before a client meeting and both your feet fall asleep! 😨 #neveragain #cantgetupoffthisseat
Anyone know if IPG mediabrands is a known company? Specifically looking at taking a role in a data science group there
McKinsey 🐠, a few questions about the Specialist roles - how is the specialist track viewed compared to the generalists and would a SC/Manager (currently at Deloitte) be competitive? Saw an open position that I was interested, but no idea if I’m competitive for it or not. Only have 1.5 years in consulting, but 10 years in DoD/government. TIA!
Has anyone else also not worked out since WFH was mandated… so like for over a year? I’ve been constantly low energy for months and want to slowly get back in the habit since I think it will help. Problem is I don’t feel too comfortable going to a public gym just yet. Any suggestions?
Confession - I don't want to go back to office. I'm happy working from home and find no solid reason in stepping back. I hope the flexi work culture allows permanent WFH - I don't have a "good enough" reason, but I don't want to go (isn't this good enough?) It's been 1.5 years now, too comfortable to step out from my PJs to jeans.
What’s the average rate for a post production manager in NYC? I’ve only worked this role in digital media companies and usually got $350/day. Would $500/day be outrageous in the agency world?
I was asked to take on formal supervisor duties without a promotion or raise for at least 1 year. Tips on how to negotiate this?
Does anyone have any tips to get back into a healthy lifestyle after giving yourself a break for a few days. I had been doing really well for the last 2-3 months, was feeling great and lost about 20lbs. I went away for the weekend and didn’t go crazy but let myself have cocktails and dessert and now I’m having a hard time getting back into the habits I had developed. I feel sick but I keep making bad choices
If you start a career at a new company and are pregnant, do you get maternity leave? I know some companies say you have to work at the company for a year
How much percentage hike in salary have you guys got this year? Just generally wanting to know the trend of his year.
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