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Kudos to all the women in corporate america because idk how long i can survive.
Marrying a rich guy is starting to seem like a better option.
I'm considering a pivot to product design, my background is in art direction but most of my agency projects are digital. I'm looking for resources to teach myself fundamentals of product design. What helped you?
Partner is exchanging messages with opposing counsel. They agree on a meeting time. Within 3 minutes of that meeting time, I send the invite. I see that within that 3 minute time period I have an email from the Partner with an exasperated tone instructing me to send an invite. Argh
Can we say if we get BGV filled up with IBM we will get the offer for sure? Any possibility our candidature can be dropped beyond this point?
Can anyone help with a rough comp guideline for BlackRock UK iSW relationship manager in London? Thank you
Let me spend 1500 dollars to save 40 bucks lol
Very Important! Get out the Vote! Please help a fellow local consulting dog mom out. Vote Tater for Washingtonian’s Cutest Dog!
Hi, what is the leave policy in tcs
How many CL SL ELs we will get in an year Tata Consultancy
Anyone going to Oktoberfest (in Munich) during the second week with tent reservations? Looking for 4 spots :)
What do ya’ll think about the 1,400 Kellogg’s employees that went on strike and are being replaced by strikebreakers?
Any sci-fi fans here? I recently read this book - blindsight. Absolutely delightful! It's one of those hard sci-fi novels and I'll be honest i didn't understand about 25% of all the concepts.. but even with that, it was soooo good!
Would welcome any other recommendations...
Thomas just joined the project.
Hey guys… I’m a case worker in child safety and I’m someone who loves being outdoors/dies at a desk all day. I’m hoping to organise that at least once a week I can go to a cafe and catch up on all my case notes that need to go into the system.
So far the only reason I’ve been told no is that “if you do then everyone will want to and then no one will be in the office” … how can I convince them that I work better out of the office and get this freedom & mental break for myself?
Are you using and getting value from an investment advisor? I’m early 50s with $10M nw. Done it all myself so far mostly through mutual funds. I talked to a free advisor from Fidelity and they want me to talk to a third party (referred to by Fidelity but not Fidelity) that can give me access to “more sophisticated” products. Is it worth 1% to do this? For those that have done this, has it paid for itself? I feel like I’ve done well on my own and I’m hesitate to pay advisor fees.
Any in-house attorneys ever consider going into (or back to) private practice at a firm? What are your pro/con arguments? What terms would you consider most important in your decision to go to a firm? For context - I'm 15 YOE and have worked in government, a very large firm, and most recently in-house. My firm experience wasn't good, but that firm is a machine and doesn't treat attorneys well. Appreciate all the great perspectives from this group.
How is the FinCrime practice of Guidehouse? Is it worth switching from EY to Guidehouse for pay raise?
Does anyone know many BGCs are done for each candidate once the offer is accepted? My first BGC was with integrity verification services. They asked me to take selfie, aadhaar, etc. after a week or so, I received an email requesting letter of authorisation for another BGC which needed physical signature on consent form from vibrant screen. Do they have two different BGC for everyone before onboarding? Has anyone else experienced this?
With stock market performing well, I am entertaining earlier retirement and definitely refusing to travel regularly since finding life at home since COVID lock down. How are you adjusting your retirement plan / career path post COVID world?
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I am an associate at a 4 attorney firm. My current caseload is busy. I have an offer for a new job and made a counter offer. I’m expecting a response possibly today, definitely in the next few days. The new firm is pushing me to get there ASAP. One of the partners at my current is finally able to go on her honeymoon starting next week. I genuinely like her as a person and professional, and would like to wait until she returns, then give 2 weeks notice. Am I being ridiculous?
What are the best "JD preferred" jobs out there for a barred but burned-out attorney with 2 years of practice under their belt?
Recently laid off for being out on pre-approved medical leave after major surgery (small firm) and I am looking for something better.
Taking inspiration from another post, would any of you ladies in NYC like to meet over brunch? If there’s enough interest, we could make this a monthly meet up!
Any tips on how to make your skin- face and body but mainly face- look and feel younger? I already Botox but I just feel older looking than normal this past year. Any advice is appreciated!:)
So, does anyone else stress eat to make the hours? Literally I will eat a snack to make it through one or two more hours and then I do it all over again all day long. Long term I need out. Working on that part. But short term it’s how I cope to get the hours in. I am legit 70 pounds heavier than I used to be.
Has anyone become CIPP- certified using a training course provided by IAPP? Is the price worth it? My current organization will reimburse a portion, but it is still quite an investment - $2850. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Our receptionist had been treated like she was dumb A LOT. She quit on the spot today and I am cackling at the "shock" from the partners, especially the partner who told her we didn't need her here....and now he wants to know what happened. I hope all attorneys aren't this wild.
I have a question: if I start working at a firm that does by-monthly pay (15th and the 1st) but I start working on the 10th of September, would I get paid on the 15th?
How do I get my husband to stop taking casual digs at my family? Ex: he was describing someone from work as a simpleton and said “like your aunt.” It’s just unnecessary, and I’ve told him that.
What do you do if you just become completely overwhelmed? Everyone in my group is overloaded, and I’m being pulled in a million directions at once. There just aren’t enough hours in the day, and I’m doing the best I can, but I feel like I’m not communicating my workload well enough, because I’m at my physical limit (80 billable hours last week) and still being asked to do more. Any advice on how to handle this as a junior?
I’m a junior associate and just switched from a boutique litigation firm to a mid-sized corporate transactional practice. The learning curve is huge, and my work product is not meeting my boss’s standards (it’s been almost 3 months, and she has been a great mentor so far, but is losing patience).
Would love any insight from anyone who was in a similar situation and what materials they read to get up to speed or any processes they used/developed to progress and deliver quality work.
Currently in-house having not practiced in a Firm, but wanting to make the move. Proving difficult given the lack of prior firm experience. Thoughts, suggestions, advice welcome.
Feeling very down about starting a family. My husband is finally excited about it, but I am terrified. Nobody in my area can find reliable childcare, and we can’t easily afford a nanny (I took a pay cut going in-house, and he has a non-profit salary). We could probably swing a nanny if we didn’t save for retirement for a few years, but I’m not sure that is the smartest move. Has anyone else felt this burden during covid with all the childcare problems? We have family help, but not full time.
Does anyone else get kind of creeped out when people at work say their colleagues are like family? I think it’s great to have close colleagues who become lifelong friends, but something about that whole concept seems to chip away at the separation between work and home. Like…no, random partner/counsel, you’re cool and all but you’re not in the same level of people like my husband/parents?
I’m experiencing a lot of miscommunication personally and at work. People say to me “we’ll that’s not what you said” “you didn’t make that clear” “you didn’t say that before.” In my mind, I feel I couldn’t have been more clear. It’s like there is a disconnect between what I think I am saying and the words coming out of my mouth. Then when I think back to the convo, I remember saying what I was thinking, and second guess the exact words I used. Does this happen to else?
Petites - any recommendations on where to buy work clothes? I’m loft’ed out and their work pants fade so quickly! For reference I’m 5’3 but mighty.
Anyone else ever call OC and they have their assistant ask if you’re a paralegal before they take your call? Or have someone be rude to you because they think you’re a paralegal?
If you don’t have a stay at home spouse, how do you manage your kid? I’m starting my day around 7 am and ending around midnight every day. There’s no way that I can have a kid and I’m not sure why I constantly spend over 12 hours a day but bill only around 10 hours... this job is killing me
What’s your Enneagram type?
I’m curious if we’ll see any trends at all. I’m a 9w1 (type 9 wing 1) and reading about it in terms of how I approach my work has been really interesting.
Theatre recommendation! I've just watched Prima Facie (currently at the West End and completely sold out - sorry London Lawyers) about a female criminal defense lawyer and it's the best piece of theatre I've seen in my life. Anyone who loves Broadway - keep an eye out for it when it crosses the Atlantic! It's likely to win every theatre award here.
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