Two of my really good friends at work have had their work dry up in the past few months (because of the Rona). I'm like two months ahead of them on hours, and they're worried about not making their minimum billable requirements. Feel sort of guilty and try to avoid talking about hours with them. I'm just hoping the firm doesn't give them trouble...
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
I will never understand grown ups that don’t have children that still choose to vacation at Disney
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?
Real estate litigation attorney with 5 years experience and want out of law firm life/billable hours but don’t know what job would be a fit for my skills? How do I find this out?
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.
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?
Curious about how many hours plaintiffs litigation attorneys work on average per week. I’m a defense attorney and billable hours don’t make for the best work life balance. Thanks in advance.
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
Is there a studio in the dmv area where I can go get a holiday photo taken with my husband? We did a photo shoot in the summer and really don’t want a full fledged photo shoot right now. Just a couple of photos in a studio with some sort of Christmas/ holiday set up. They always show stuff like this in movies, wondering if it’s real lol
Asalamualaikum everyone, hope everyone had a great thanksgiving holiday and some Black Friday shopping with family and friends? This is my first time in this bowl and I’m liking what I see so far.
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
Suggestions for end of sept vacation in Algarve (Portugal)? Looking to hike/be outdoors as much as possible.
Thoughts on vacations: is it unrealistic to be left alone while you’re on vacation, even if it’s planned well in advance? Starting to feel like time away is impossible & slowly creeping into burnout
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 salary would MCKinsey give an eh BA? 3 years work ex but still call for an analyst role - would 120k be pushing it? For reference I make 100k at Deloitte at C1
Federal MBB🐠, were you given the opportunity to work any commercial projects your 1st year with the firm (if desired)? Had a final round years ago but friend advised me to stop the process given passion was retail. At the time switching practices was unheard of, have the times changed? Bridges never burned, debating re-kindle conversations...
A friend of mine needs referral for JP Morgan.Is anyone willing to DM, share contact and help? His wife is expecting a baby and his current job is too toxic
For anyone missing a whiteboard while WFH: I picked up a big dry erase mat from Staples that I mounted on a wall. It doesn’t clean off as easily as an actual whiteboard but it does the job. They also make whiteboard paint you can put on your wall. The best one is made by a company called “remarkable” but it isn’t cheap.
Wonder if anyone can offer advice on which cert to pursue next? I obtained my CompTIA Security+ last year and wondering if I should go for the CySA+ or Pentest+ next. I also have my AWS CCP and will be sitting for the Solutions Architect soon as well. Currently not doing security stuff at work but would love to keep my skills going. I was hoping one of these next certs will help me finally break into a security role and love the idea of pentesting but not sure if the CySA+ is more beneficial.
Duke MBA to MBB - how likely?
CMV: noise canceling headphones are overrated. It blocks out the background noise and isolates annoying noises like baby crying...earplugs are far superior for traveling.
I’m about 1.5 years in, busy season ends in Feb, have a job offer lined up at another big 4 early March as a senior in an m&a advisory role. This will be the first job I’m leaving and I swear the anxiety I have revolving quitting is worse than busy season. How do I go about leaving virtually...who do I email first? I’m lost please help
Hi all. Please give me an advice. I am still in my twenties but was fired by HF in less than a year because of bad relationship with my boss and my poor performance (originally from EU investment bank) Three months have passed now and got an offer from back office position from another EU investment bank. Though i want to continue seeking front office position, no pipeline anymore now. Should I accept this offer?
Folks who have gotten jobs with consulting firms through recruiting agencies… would you recommend going through the agency or just applying directly to the consulting firm?
Anybody have a partner struggling with mental health issues? How do you manage? My wife has been diagnosed with mental health issues in the past, before I knew her. In the years that’s I’ve known her, 5+, they haven’t been significant up until more recently. I’m doing my best to support her, but sometimes I become a punching bag and it can be really hard to keep my cool. I’m in therapy, and she has also agreed to start therapy after having had some bad experiences with therapists in the past.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day so far! Anybody from Deloitte or Accenture willing to provide a referral to my friend/ex-colleague? She is interested in change management or PM roles
I’m about to sign up for golf lessons and join a country club to meet men. I think golf is a wuss sport and the most boring thing to watch, but my therapist recommended I give it a shot, so I will.🏌️♀️
With the long-weekend, lets do a book thread. Give me your favorite sales book - here's mine - How To Win Friends and Influence People
After really bad experiences at ACN, I'm sooooo excited to accept an offer to another firm. From S&C Consultant to Manager in Big 4. From 100k to 160k. I, and HUNDREDS of others, remember how we were treated on the call center work. How you burned us at year end then paid out bonuses to EVERYONE in 2021, even new joiners who weren't with the firm in 2020 (much less saving your a$$es on call centers contracts). Oh, and not to mention laying off so many people I personally invested in (contd)
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