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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 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.
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. 😔
I just started as a first year associate at a firm that does not have any organized pro bono, however there is an “uncapped” billable hours policy that would allow me to apply pro bono to my hours requirement. How would you suggest I go about getting into pro bono work? It’s my understanding it’s not done much at my firm.
1st yr here, & I’m struggling to bill 8 hours/day. I went into the job ready and willing to work 8+ billable hours a day, but I find myself getting burned out by billable hour 6/7 everyday. Any tips?
IP Attorneys (patent, trademark or both) what’s your billable hours expectation/target where you work (small mid or big law)?
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?
What is it like to work as a real estate lawyer? I’ve done 4 years of plaintiffs personal injury, I’d like to try something new. Don’t want billable hours. Any thoughts? (Also other types of law suggestions are welcome)
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
For drafting a stock purchase agreement for first few shots as a junior/mid level, how many billable hours spent are appropriate?
What matters more: meeting/exceeding billable requirements or doing high quality work well above your class year?
What are expected utilisation rates for entry level consultants? Been here 9 months and only done billable work for about 3 months of that. Bored out of my mind for the majority of my time here.
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.
Laughing in billable hours
Trying to explain billable hrs to hubs. I billed 160 this month, which he said “is only 40 hr weeks” (true) - but how many hrs do you figure you “work” or are in the office to bill 150?
How many billable hours should I be hitting with a motion for summary judgement oral argument prep? I’m an associate starting my second year practicing law. Any advice for oral argument? I am very familiar w/ the facts. But the partner just told me to handle it. It’s pretty much a straight negligence premises liability case. Any insight would help
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)
So, it's my birthday today. I don't have very many good memories associated with it, so it tends to be a pretty shitty day. Same with most major holidays. How do you cope with holiday-linked trauma?
What’s the correlation between compensation & happiness? I have never been a very happy person (depressed from time to time) and my comp is only 150k. What compensation do I need to reach so that I can become immediately happy? 200k, 300k, 500k?
Seeking benefit clarification - US Health Indursnce says “Employee cover starts frm $17.65 PCM w/ $400 per month contribution by employer”. What does this mean? Worried about mental health costs/srvcs
While attending Catholic school in the first grade I was really naughty and sneaked in the empty classroom during recess with a friend. We raided the treasure chest full of goodies (candy, stickers, snacks) and stuffed them in our backbacks. When it was time for class, our teacher noticed the missing treasures and made us all sit in silence until one of us cracked. Someone ratted on my friend, I was in the clear, and my friend never told on me. I still feel bad about it. : (
Has anyone ever been fired or let known they are fired from people consultant or is it always a partner? Just curious.
Anyone work in a visualization role at T2? Is it true you are mainly just a supporting role for other consultants and treated as such?
EYers is it appropriate to ask your counselor for LOR if you’ve recently switched and only known them for 6 mon? Other option is a manager who i work with on and off on my current project for 8 mo..
If I went to M7 MBA and now do Finance Consulting i.e finance operating model and finance transformation ERP, what exits are available to me that I couldn't get with either just MBA or prior work experience
How much do y’all keep in emergency savings? What does that account for? I am currently at home with zero expenses but want to keep some cash. Does having to pay a big medical fall into this account?
Have any experienced hires received a signing bonus for AFS? If so, how much? Trying to gauge how to negotiate since I would be losing my bonus at my current firm
We are 4% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s cases. This man let politics influence the healthcare crisis pandemic response. He failed. We are done.
What do you guys do if you have one week off between your old and new jobs? I was in Europe for few weeks in September, so had my vacation, I also hate doing nothing!
Anyone know the salary range for manager with 7 YOE at Deloitte consulting M&A technology ?
Interviewed for a client side position the other week. Had to talk to 9 people in total - all white. It’s a relatively big company. At the end of each interview, i asked ... (contd)
Deloitte Federal Strategy and Operations is heavily recruiting C's and SC's, especially ones with STEM or data science backgrounds. Feel free to be in touch for referral. Burner: email@example.com
Anyone at RSM know how long you have to be at the firm to be eligible for the parental leave benefit?
At EY how do you get someone on the phone to talk about your immigration case? I used the intake form but never hear back and I need to talk to someone directly but don't know who to reach out to?
Consulting vets, normal? I was lured into consulting and lost benefits due to the challenging transformation program being right up my alley. I have a multi year contract with heavy director duties promising fast track to Sr leadership. Day 1 I find out Iead no one and the MD is in charge. A few months later I get involved in spending nights and weekends for 3 weeks making a 60+ page deck. Company wins part of the contract and hires 12 more. Since then I have been ignored by them. No bonus!
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