[1/2] Hi all, I apologize because I know there have been posts on this bowl with similar subject matter recently, but I really need advice. I am at a risk of losing my job at the end of this month if I don’t make some changes to my work performance, specifically meeting my monthly billable hour requirement. My work and my work product is not an issue - my partner has repeatedly commended me on everything I produce, but my billable hours are seriously lacking.
Is it possible to work in tax while only working 40-45 hours per week? I like tax and learning about it, but I cannot keep up with the billable hours and constantly being in busy season.
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..)
Finding it hard to continue as an attorney after 10 years as a very happy litigator doing insurance defense work including trials. Courts have been closed for over a year (I practice in NYC) and it does not look like I’ll ever have the lifestyle I once had and loved, going to court and depositions every day. Billable hours seem impossible without court and life has just gotten so gravely boring. Anyone else feeling lost? I’ve spent the entire last year trying to figure out where to go from here
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Frustrated with work as we all are. Single mom insurance defense litigation for mid sized NYC based firm. Base salary is 136k nominal bonuses. Struggling to meet work demands (deadlines, billable hours) and then also struggling financially. Just curious if what I am making is going rate, am of counsel after taking 6 years off of practice 10+ years practicing. Thanks!
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 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!
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
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.
People on here are talking about billable hours and utilization... are those things that are tracked on an individual basis? We do it as a firm aggregate and thought that was the norm, but seems to be that it might be tied to specific people at other firms?
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?
what is the annual billable hours requirement for a manager/senior manager at KPMG? And is it enforced?
What do you all do when you don’t have billable work and are killing time at your desk? Do you try to do things you can bill under “non-billable time” such as read legal articles? Or just bill nothing
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.
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.
Pre-covid did B4 have Holiday/New Years parties?
Anyone else really pack on the pounds during work from home? I really blew up - probably gained 40-45 pounds. I feel so bloated and sluggish all the time and none of my clothes fit anymore. I hope I’m not alone.
I had a baby right before covid started and all of 2020 was spent struggling tremendously. I wore myself out and stretched myself out too thin . Now when I meet other moms, I spew out negatives about the entire motherhood experience. i can’t be a doting calm mother (I do love my kid). It makes me uncomfortable that I do this. I tried therapy and that didn’t help either.
Just had my first business trip since COVID. I just want to say FU to everyone who is inconsiderate enough to recline and try to break my kneecaps for 2.5 hours.
what professional organizations are you a part of outside of your company? i’ve always been an active part of ENGs internally but not so much externally and am looking for some orgs to join and contribute to! looking for groups focused on mentoring youth, coding, and cultural and diversity.
Hosting a remote training in a few weeks, what are good engaging activities you recommend?
So I typically don’t answer the EEO questions at the end of applications that ask for race and gender. Lately I’ve noticed companies following up via email for this information after I submit the application. Am I the only one who does this? Does it even matter? Any thoughts on the follow up emails asking for the information after the application has already been submitted?
24 year old male from Chicago. I’m a Minimalist, DJ, Outdoorsy Type, Stoic , Pop Culture Enthusiast, & Career focused. DM if you want to chat.
PLEASE ADVISE IF I SHOULD ACCEPT THE BELOW OFFER: COMPANY : KYNDRYL (IBM) ROLE: PROJECT MANAGER YOE: 14 YRS OFFER: 18 LACS + SHIFT ALLOWANCE DRAWBACK: NIGHT SHIFT AND NO TRANSPORTATION
What were some of the worst expense offenses you’ve seen/heard of? Just found out that a teammate got fired today due to severe expense policy violation. I can’t even imagine what could’ve been so bad
Is it better to wait until promo before switching to other firms? Applying to MBB but worried that if I get the offer I’ll end up switching right before I get my promo from Deloitte. I would likely reset to entry level at MBB either way but the pay would be a substantial bump from my current pay (even after promo). I’m in my second year at Deloitte out of undergrad.
I got offer from deloitte for 13.5 fixed with 10%vp and EY for 14.5 fixed plus 5%vp, publicis sapient for 17 fixed with permanant work from home and no vp. Which one is good? I have 5 years of experience
Best blue screen protectors that I can buy for my laptop and phone ? Extra points for amazon links
[H-1B questions] I have my U.S. embassy interview in a few weeks, after that I understand it takes a few more weeks to get the visa if approved. 1. After these steps, can I enter the U.S or are there additional time gated steps? 2. How much time do I have to use this H-1B visa to get into the U.S. (e.g., 2 weeks, 2 months, 6 months)? 3. Can I work in the UK during this time after visa approval and before I move to the U.S. as I wait to find an apartment etc Thank you so much for your help!
Showed up at client site after a week away. No one told me we were remote. All sold out flights home for rest of day so guess who’s riding the (crazy) train for next 7 hours? Happy Monday!
How are you ladies dealing with social life and navigating the uncomfortable conversations around COVID protocols before you meet up? What do you do if the people in your friend group have very different ideas around what constitutes an acceptable level of risk?
I have rollover IRA 180K all invested into FXAIX. Any suggestion on different diversity options and percentage I should invest in different options?
Any Moms who GAINED weight after pregnancy? I LOST weight during pregnancy (med advised) and was able to keep weight off and felt and looked great, but once I stopped breastfeeding, BOOMM! I’m now 25lb heavier than when I became pregnant. Anyone uses any SAFE hunger suppressant? I have minimal motivation and barely any self control during pandemic and having a really hard time getting a grip on this. Need some advice, TIA
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