So I have a huge crush on my co worker, we’re on the same project and same job position but this is the first time I’ve had an office crush. We’re very friendly and chat almost through out the day. I also know that there’s a possibility of me shifting companies as soon as this project is over (Feb ‘23). What should I do?
A. Should I remain professional and not say a word? Wait till I’m out to make a move?
B. Casually ask him out?
C. Ask myself to get over it?
Interviewed for a lateral role today and I am excited about the role. Should I send a thank you email? Do they matter?
Base pay for junior partner at V100 firm? Saw 2013 grads just bumped to 365K at Big Firms (lockstep) so trying to weigh my options! TIA!
CEH or PMP next? I already have Security+ and will be starting at Booz soon as a SC. Any advice?
Curious what y’all think. Planning to use the VA loan this spring and purchase our first home. Should we throw down a down payment? I will not have to pay the funding fee because I am >10% disabled.
Pros: instant equity. Slightly (barely) lower payment.
Cons: opportunity cost of cash.
Has anyone used Edmark? My student reads very well, but has absolutely no reading comp. He’s very reliant on what he sees/the last thing read for the answer & I don’t know what to do to help. He’s 9
Any good CapOne points options? Have a VentureOne but an upgrade offer to Quicksilver, debating taking it
Interviewing at DocuSign, pretty excited but should I be concerned about where SaaS is headed with recent talks of recession and how it’s affecting tech?
Should you always negotiate? I never gave a range during the interview process, I had a TC # in my mind. Got an offer and TC was exactly what I would've asked for. I will take the job.
That said, is there any harm to negotiating for higher here? I don't have any data to back why I deserve a higher #, but feel it's a missed opportunity to just accept the first offer
I received Letter of Intent lst week… by when can i expect the offer letter?
And can we join even if BGV not completed?
Hi! Does anyone work at OBERLAND? If so, I would love to grab coffee with you and hear more about the culture there. Please DM me!!
Seeking referral/further information for fintechs or consulting firms with large chicago presence! Strategy, implementation and product jobs are the target. 5 years work experience in engineering and tech strategy combined.
If you are already on a higher salary than average of your peers within same band, does it impact your hike percentage?
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Better experience, more money, didnt like the culture at my previous firm.
More money for similar hours, and far more opportunities for professional development
Stronger in my niche and partnership opportunities.
Getting away from toxic partners and a satellite office where I knew partners in my practice area were leaving. We had a drug addicted creepy sexual harasser in my group and he made all the female associates and staff very skeeved out.
Moving to a higher ranked firm bc my firm was really junior varsity and they didn't even know it. (I knew, because I had been a paralegal at higher ranked firms where there was better knowledge management, client service, work product, collections, etc)
Following a partner (and their clients) I loved working with.
Most recently left to change practice areas and to have enough work. Never had enough work (or the quality of work I wanted) to fill a normal work day at my last firm and was sick of feeling underutilized.
Larger practice group in my area. Better bonus structure.
I left my first job because the boss was insane and kept his hot mail-order bride in a glass office making copies and mailing stuff so he could keep constant watch over her. All the staff and attorneys were women and he was verbally abusive to everyone. I started that job during the last recession and he took major advantage of the situation and paid me the same as the paralegals. I quit with no notice. I just went in his office and quit on the spot after he verbally abused me in front of the entire firm. Had my husband come get all my shit at lunch. Got a $25K boost in salary at my next job.
I left my most recent firm because the partner wasn’t willing to loosen the reigns and let associates do depositions, hearings, argue motions, court appearances etc. (even associates who had years of experience doing it before coming to the firm). He wanted to keep us all locked in a closet to do grunt work and just make him look good without developing our own careers/reputations/skills. I actually took a tiny salary cut (but higher bonus potential) to go to a firm where I’d have a better ability to progress my litigation experience and get more visibility in our legal market.
Lateraled to an in-house role for slightly more pay and much less hours
More pay and less hours!?!? I want to go to there.