This year has been insane. 200+ hours every month. July has been really been slow though. I’m at like 35 billable hours this month. I’m a first year in transactional and staffed on deals that haven’t picked up yet. I’m hesitant to reach out for work because I don’t want to be overwhelmed ... but I also am getting anxiety because I literally have nothing to do all day. Anyone else in this boat?
Has anyone gone into compliance for a state university & hospital? As counsel or a compliance officer? Looking for insight how this compares to firm lifestyle & billable hours.
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
Most billable hours in a day (within 24 hours)? Mine has been 20 and I’ve hit that 2x this year.
Padding my billable hours like
Would you accept capping billable hours at 40/week in exchange for being able to work while completely remote?
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
What are legitimate options in careers for a tax manager coming from a midsize PA firm and 7 years of experience? I am feeling totally burned out of PA going to have 2,000 billable hours by EOY. Would really appreciate all suggestions!
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.
Any tips for meeting billable targets?
I’ve never worked at a firm, only public interest and have no idea how to do billable hours.
Does higher vault ranking (v10-30 compared to v80-100) open more doors for corporate in-house opportunities for a senior associate? If chambers practice area rankings and expected billable hours are similar and they offer the same DPW pay scale, does it matter less? Is it better to stay at/lateral to a firm where you might be able last longer to learn the necessary skills? Any personal anecdote or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
Does anyone else here feel that you can either be a good attorney or have a life, but not both? I was told I need to do more billable hours so I have been grinding 10+ hours a day. I can tell the partners are pleased but I am becoming so burned out and irritable in my real life. Any WLB advice is appreciated!
What is the typical turn around time for submitting proposals? I have a lot of billable work I need to do but prospective clients seem to put deadlines within a couple days of the request...
Have a call on Friday with the CEO of an environmental entrepreneurship non-profit. It could lead to a professional opportunity and maybe even billable work I can refer to my firm down the line. I’m going in with an open mind but little concrete information on his entity and goals and ways I could get involved. What questions would you ask such a person?
Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?
At my new job, we’re told to get 8 billable hours of work a day on our timesheet. Even when I thought I had a lot to work on, the most I could get was 5 hours. I’m super stressed about getting in trouble, even though I have actively asked for more work. I was unemployed for 9 months during this pandemic and I now I’m super afraid of losing my job again. Is this a normal practice? Idk how I’ll ever consistently have that much work.
Having my performance review soon. Have not met my billable hours last year due to lack of work. I have been very proactive and constantly emailed partners to inquire about more work. I will be a 4 year associate this year. Thinking to negotiate my level/compensation. Any advise?
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..)
Is there no EOY bonus at Capgemini for SAP? Every other company is giving out crazy bonuses and increase in salary to keep employees and Capgemini is taking them away. They really can’t figure out why retention is so low?
Before you ask, the answer is YES, fighting is a part of the interview at Deloitte. We have successfully replaced case interviews w/ cage matches. Last person standing gets an offer. Any questions?
Child college saving account. Any advice?
Thoughts on exiting to IB subsidiaries of public accounting firms (big 4 corporate finance, baker tilly capital, bdo capital, etc). I know they’re not necessarily equivalent to going to a BB or even a pure play MM IB but can they still open up good exits and create better MBA prospects than say transaction services experience?
Style-adjacent question - what’s your favorite water bottle to bring with you on travel/client site?
Finally landed a Product Manager interview. It's taken 30+ applications to get one. Generally, what should I expect? (In terms of questions). This interview is with 2 senior managers. I got passed the initial recruiter screening.
Is Strategy&s life science vertical hiring?
What is the best Amex upgrade card to get?
I work at a credit union and inherited a small book. Came across people w their money being in their 80s/90s. I'm new, but also dont want to waste time on appts that don't go anywhere.
Folks who've been laid off before: how do you keep the anxiety from creeping in anytime you make even a small mistake at the new job? 🙁
India: Are there anyone who applied for PF Advance (COVID) twice? I’ve availed it once but skeptical if I can apply again. Please shed some light!
Starting a thread of suggestions for super happy movies / shows to watch during the two-week wait, (or any of the many waiting periods during the fertility journey)! I'll start: -Mrs Doubtfire -You've Got Mail -The Parent Trap -My Best Friend's Wedding -Mamma Mia I and II -My Big Fat Greek Wedding -Crazy Rich Asians -Ocean's 11, 12, 13 (maybe not quite as feel good, but there are many beautiful people to make you feel good!) :) -Holiday movies: -Hocus Pocus -Elf -Christmas Vacation
It’s my first day at an advertising agency and you’re the copy lead. What’s the first book you give me to read? The best advice? The writers you tell me to look up? All in an effort to put me on the highway to copywriting craft excellence.
Is this a joke?? So business students are really not interested in MBB any more… these rankings make me doubt all these stats that companies gives out… and to top it all ppmds repost these statistics on LinkedIn.. what have we all learnt from our consulting days
Can anyone provide some recommendations for an attorney who can counsel for filling a marriage based green card. I am based out of northern NJ.
20LPA as CTC,1lakh as joining bonus, 2lakhs as RSU from HPE for 10 years expereinced automation testing profile,is it a fair deal?
Dear Extroverts, Please leave us introverts alone! Stop trying to force us back to the office. We hate it. Signed, Please don’t talk to me
Please help. I was laid off this past week. I am international and my OPT is coming to an end very soon. I had a call with an immigration lawyer and Deloitte unfortunately does not offers additional support for immigrants aside from said call. I am in need of a job ASAP. I have until July 24th to find a job or I will have to start a new educational program or leave the US. Leaving the US is personally not a viable option. Skills: AWS Solutions Architect Associate Certified, Power BI (cont.)
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