I am a new associate (1 month in mid-tier firm) and I struggle to get work to fill up the whole day. In honest time, i get about 3-5 billable hours a day. Am I going to get in trouble or fired over this?? I am putting my best efforts when I do get work and I ask for work sometimes. At this point I feel like I am being annoying too…

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Busy season ended last month- this time next year you’ll enjoy the lack of work.

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I would like this to be my experience again

-a tired senior

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This is normal at first. Don’t worry too much about it.

It's completely expected this time of year, especially for newer staff. Do what you can to reach out to those who you'll be working with and see if there is anything you can help out with, don't feel too crazy doing it every other week. Even if it doesn't always generate work, it will keep your availability fresh in their minds for any smaller projects that pop up

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