Is it easy to go in other big4s right away after being laid off? Has anyone been laid off and then gotten into another big4?
How busy are the Big4s in the public sector in Toronto and Canada overall? Any layoffs or are people fully utilized?
I got in a little bit of trouble today. Has anyone gotten fired and did you get another job?
Will Oracle layoff affect OFSS employees?? I am from FSGBU unit,MEA and joined on May mid , 2022 as a Senior Consultant(IC2).
How many of you are preparing mentally to be ready to go back from the US due to the Corona virus recession? I have another year of OPT left and feel it would be difficult to get hired if im laid off.
Laid off while on maternity leave, as part of larger agency layoffs. Any legal ramifications to consider?
Has anyone survived a large round of layoffs at their company? Very curious about how you navigated that brave new world.
What do you do at the end of the month in ID when you have some days needing 3-4 more billable hours. The clients are so strict with billing…
Any advice for lateraling as first-year business lit associate? I’m not getting any work at my current firm due to partner hoarding and overstaffing. Can I lateral this early or should I wait until I’m inevitably fired for low hours? If I should lateral now, what reasons for leaving should I give interviewers? Should I tell the truth or will it look bad on me?
Was afraid I was going to be fired last week and after the initial shock and dismay I realized how relieved I felt to finally be free. Eight years in and feels like it’s finally time to move on. (Ctd)
Qualifed people are getting laid off left and right but people who aren't good at their jobs are still here. What's the reason?
For those who were in the industry in 2008- how did you handle the markets crashing, waves of layoffs, and your workload while not letting stress get to you?
Excluding doctors and lawyers, do you think that it is fair to say that working as a consultant is a lot more demanding that many other business jobs? (Billable hours, 24/7 availability, etc..)
How do you deal with layoffs?
-for those now suddenly unemployed, and
-for those who didn't get laid off but are now dealing with a bleak looking workplace
Do firms generally pro-rate billable hours required for a bonus if you take parental leave? Or does it completely depend on the firm?
Are there any other highly regarded litigation or IP boutiques (or even full service firms for that matter) like Desmarais LLP that do not have billable hours? I am not talking about a firm with no "minimum required billables." Rather I am talking about a firm where all cases are either contingent or fixed fee and attorneys do not even need to track time. Seems to be a fairly rare structure.
Any truth to Bain beginning (or being close to) layoffs? I’ve heard this through the Bain grapevine (not my current firm)
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Does anyone work at or has anyone heard of Institutional Shareholder Services? How is the company to work at?
Stuff like this aggravates me ...happened in NYC
Hey guys! Anyone here trying to conceive? If so, do you mind sharing your TTC experience?
I am 29, I started a few months ago and it’s mentally draining. So hard to go through the TTC journey and function at work. 🥴🤕🤕🤕
Hi Googlers! If you’re looking for a great organization for your annual giving with the money in our Benevity account, might I recommend Partners In Health 😊
There’s a doc on Netflix if you’d like to learn more!
I've had an ear infection this week MD got on some antibiotics 2 days ago. It's still pretty painful unless I'm laying on a heating pad. I worked from home yesterday but I'm worried about asking to work from home because my entire company is in office. I'm also pretty new... what should I do? Go to work and be uncomfortable/in pain or risk being seen as lazy for asking to work from home again?
Has anyone here don't office rotation? Like either out of a different office for a year or something? Can you share your experience? How did salary adjustment and housing work etc.? Where did you move from/to?
How ibm gives onsite?
I am working as a cloud and infra engineer in Mindtree and now I wanted to to go into data analytics domain. So I am thinking to take a data analytics course from coding ninjas. Will it be helpful ?
Pleade suggest if you have any opinion.
Looking to book a trip using my Amex points for me and my parents. Origin is NY (them) and SF (me) flying to anywhere in Scandinavia. Best transfer partner? Also trying to avoid crazy fuel surcharges
Need help! What do you do when a student misbehaves during a lab? I don’t want to make them write - I don’t want them to hate writing( our English scores are so low!) BUT would this help?!? Ideas/suggestions…
Did anyone have any luck in getting a full refund for cancelling a non-refundable booking with Marriott? Status is Titanium, if that helps
Interviewing at Uber for senior operations manager. Anyone know ballpark salary? Glassdoor seems low/off.
Do many people use their work phone as their personal as well? I’m concerned about giving access to my personal information although not sure if they’d actually monitor it closely / could save a good amount of money
Is DICE a good place to get a job at? It’s been pretty hard to get an entry level data analyst job for me, would DICE be a good place to try?
When will I receive LTA, fuel and maintenance reimbursement? These are the separate components in salary on monthly basis.
LTA - 4000
Petrol & maintanence - 3300
Food coupon - 2200
Is anyone else terrified by how fast time seems to be flying by 😫😫😫
And no, I’m not having fun. 😤😤
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I’m a Latham associate and we are hiring for tons of positions across many of our offices. Send me a DM if you may be interested in lateraling over to join us!
Is there anything better than that stomach drop feeling you get when you haven’t gotten an email notification all afternoon/evening, then you sign into BlackBerry Work right before bed and see all the emails that never pushed through? 😅
Any advice for a first-year associate who is struggling with adjusting to billing? Some days I can knock out 8 hours easily, but others I struggle to hit 6. My group definitely has enough work for me, I just didn’t expect me to struggle in this area.
I've only been in biglaw for a year, but have been practicing for seven years so far. I used to be a state regulator for this practice area and generally enjoy working at a private firm. A partner at a boutique firm that I'm friends with has called me every few months to check-in and see how I'm doing. During our last call he essentially offered a job after I get another year of experience in private practice. Five year track to partnership. No billable hours.
Junior here. I’m currently 117% utilized (which I know may not be a lot to many ppl…) but I feel i am nearing capacity and cannot take on more work. I see all the time people say “dont make the mistake of not saying no to work early on.”
When does that apply? How do you say no? I don’t want to make a mistake that has me billing 2300+ a year, but I also don’t want to look bad. My sweet spot is 2050 hours, if i can help it.
I thought biglaw was going to make me more attractive with girls (I have had my share of women in the past, but I wouldn’t say I’m too popular).
Worked for 4 years now, many dates called off bc of my work schedule and most girls lose interest bc they see me as a workoholic. And those who stick around expect dinners, travels and gifts paid for by yours truly.
Where is that girl I can cuddle up with on the couch with or go running or hiking with? I guess they go for men who have time for them
Thoughts on BakerHostetler (NY)?
What’s the difference between “Data Privacy,” “Cybersecurity” and “Tech Transactions” in terms of day-to-day transactional work in a typical big law firm?
Anyone ever used the career coach provided by their firm? How does it work? Has it been helpful and actually confidential? Thank you!
Investment funds or cap markets?
Why do associates think it’s cool to brag about how much they’re billing / late they’re working?
Recently had a screener interview for an in-house gig, and the company’s internal recruiter requested a deal sheet, which lists and describes my past deals and my role in them (excluding names of clients, etc), to pass along to the hiring manager. Just curious if anyone else has received this request.
I have a constant fear of being fired. I don’t think it is real or reasonable. Anybody else struggle with this?
Any insight on Skadden? Would it consider a fully or mostly remote lateral? Nor cal office specifically
This will definitely be an unpopular opinion but anyone else sick of diversity pandering? All the affinity groups, emails, hiring boosts, and random complaints just rub me the wrong way.
For context, I'm Armenian, an ethnic minority that has historically been subject to genocide attempts, but we officially classify as "white/caucasian" and don't really culturally identify with anyone outside that ethnicity. Continued
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