Laughing in billable hours
How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.
What matters more: meeting/exceeding billable requirements or doing high quality work well above your class year?
Any diplomatic tips to get interns/juniors to work faster? Without having ever experienced the hectic nature of being in the office, ours seem to be working at a snail’s pace (3 billable hours to copy 4 blogs over to a different platform? With no SEO or image research? Dream on... 🐌) and considering it to be working under pressure. I’m not expecting the world from them and understand it’s a learning experience... but also want them to be working faster to be able to take more on. Unreasonable?
Looking at a job posting and it requires 1550 billable hours for a litigation paralegal position. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how many work hours that will likely translate to per week? (My current job does not use billable hours)
I’ll be short of RSM’s billable hours goal of 1600 by around 300 hours by the end of fiscal year end. How fucked am I?
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
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.
For drafting a stock purchase agreement for first few shots as a junior/mid level, how many billable hours spent are appropriate?
Are there non-billable hours targets (ie. business development, professional development, firm committees) for associates in big law on top of the billable targets/requirements?
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. 😔
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
I’m just starting up as a freelancer after years of being a full time agency employee. Any big watch outs before finalizing my contract? What about frequency of invoicing and defining billable time? Any guidance on freelancing dos and don’ts is much appreciated.
My firm sent an email yesterday saying their tracking billable hours DAILY. It’s either they don’t think we’re working from home or about to have some layoffs 🤷🏼♀️
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?
Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
I am in a design/production role at a mid-sized agency. We currently only have one person on the digital team doing UX. I recently presented my manager with a proposal for a new position, UI Designer, that I want to move into. I would love some advice on how to negotiate salary on a new position that doesn't current exist. How do you respond to an offer? What if they say it's a lateral move and don't offer me any additional compensation?
Admittedly I was a little off this morning, and had a hard time finding the will to bear down and work. A Partner reached out to see if I was okay. I was honest, and said I was in a bad headspace this morning. What I thought was a nice gesture of checking in turned into "you can't be in a bad headspace and expect to keep your position" and "we are ready to let you go." Wow, thanks. Guess I'll just wait for the firing then.
I'm probably going to get an offer for a job with better work life balance and I don't know whether to take it. I have young kids and I find the firm culture difficult, but I really like my project.
Hi, I Have been offered by IBM (Associate System Engineer 4.2LPA) and Deloitte (Intern Analyst 2.5LPA + 90K bonus) Role. Can someone suggest me which should i join. Thanks in Advance.
How would you handle the below scenario? I recently accepted an amazing job offer, start date in late November. I negotiated aggressively and I’m thrilled with the end comp. It is a start up with 100 employees. But the CEO is pushing for me to have regular calls with him before my start date to discuss work and review documents! I don’t want to start off on the wrong foot by refusing, but also don’t want to set unrealistic standards. Would offering 1-2 calls in the next month be ok? Thanks!
Have my S&O interview in an hour. Any last minute tips or advice to really do well & stand out ?
Hi All, I have received an interview call from Capgemini India for Market Research Analyst role and the interview is on 28th May. Will be grateful enough if someone can guide me more on this role.
There is a special place in hell for people who open the window blinds on a 5:00am flight.
Scared to change my LinkedIn to “Open to Opportunities” for fear of my company’s recruiter or parent company recruiter seeing it and then thinking I’m checked out. Should I be? I’m just curious what’s out there...
Anyone have the Accenture comp sheet? Looking at consulting Vs strategy. Evaluating the two, they’re moving my role into strategy to increase salary but I want to validate what the two bases look like.
So, any NON standing desk recommendations? I don’t really like standing desks. I’d like something that looks decent, that has at least some storage, with a good amount of… square footage, I guess?
Gf and I did a road trip down to her condo in FL this weekend from my client site. Drunk at 11pm decided I want to see my mom Sunday. Booked a flight back home for 8 hours so I can take her to dinner.
Got offers out of undergrad in tech consulting from PwC and Deloitte. Accenture interview next week. Thoughts on which one I should go for?
Interviewing a candidate at my seniority level for the first time. What kind of questions are the best ones to ask?
For anyone that needs a laugh - I’m trying to baby wear my infant son more, but he has the worst gas. It’s like being strapped to a skunk! 😳😂
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