When you calculate net worth do you include the FMV of your house or just your equity in the house (FMV minus outstanding loans)?
Is anyone still killing themselves trying to hit utilization or have people just given up? So many people I have spoken with aren't going to hit utilization. And most of those people have said f it.
Btw: coaches and managers are being told if you don't hit utilization you will not be promoted this year and will likely not get AIP.
What's your favorite way to spend a snow day?
TDLR: would you leave your current job for less pay but more WLB + potentially diverse experience?
My current dept in PwC is pretty niche. I recently got an offer at another company for an IA role. Base is 10% less than what I’m earning but annual bonus is around 16%. Should I go for it so I can finally work else than 55+ hours a week and have some sort of personal life but less pay?
Anyone know what an L4 PgM comp may look like for NYC? Would it be significantly lower than TPM? Thanks!
Does anyone have any insight on experiential AE opportunities is greatly appreciated. I’m looking for major markets, NYC, Miami, LA, Chi, and even international. Thanks :-)
I am looking for a job/on-site opportunity in South East Asia/UAE, most preferred Singapore.
Which software profiles/tech stack are most demanding in these places to get a job?
I am planning to learn a new technology/skill
YOE - 9
Current tech - Java/.NET backend developer
Does anyone here have experience building product analytics? I am the first product analyst in my team and I work with approximately 6 PMs. Any help is appreciated
Had a final interview last Friday, what are my chances to hear back on this holiday week?
Hi all, I am looking for some advise, I am looking to get out of recruiting. I have an MBA and got my scrum master certification. I am interested in non technical management positions. Since most of my experience has been recruiting, all I seem to get calls for are recruiting positions. I have applied to project manager position and tried to fix my resume to the job. Please help and thank you
I play HQ during conference calls
“So I was having these hallucinating night terrors at one point...”
“So the worms were eating your brain?!”
Please do let us know whether market rumours are true or not about BNY Mellon that BNYM is preparing for around 10%-15% jobs cut by JAN 2023.
My office has minimum 55s through busy season. My managers decided to up minimum to 65 for no valid reason. My team will happily work hours and demand is there. Am I wrong to think it’s unnecessary?
The severance package at Meta for laid off employees almost makes it nice to be laid off depending on what your personal situation is….. personally wouldn’t mind getting 4+ months of full pay to reset and think about what’s next 😬
Have you ever applied to another job internally (with your manager in the loop), only to find that the hiring manager hired someone else ? Did your relationship with your manager take a hit due to your interest in another team ? Did you have to do anything differently to prove your commitment to your current team afterwards ?
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How much time per week does everyone spend in the office (not so much a billables question, just time in the office pre-COVID orders)?
Any jobs out there that don’t require independent / analytical thinking? Really burnt out from thinking and would love to switch to a more routine position. Yes this is partly imposter syndrome talking.
Hello! I just accepted a position in Pensacola, Florida. I'd appreciate any insight about the town, housing, vibe,etc. If you guys could share pros and cons please. TiA!
Moderately jealous of all these new first year lawyers posting their swearing in ceremonies with judges they clerked or interned with. I got sworn in by our paralegal wearing at the coffee station because my partner scheduled a CLE I needed to assist with during the ceremonial event. Womp.
Trying to make the move to in house but most of my career has been litigation in various areas of law. I am trying to pick up some transactional work to get more experience. I am a quick learner and have no doubt I can move into more in house areas but it’s so hard to even get an interview to explain. Very few entry level jobs when I graduated and now can only get jobs in the stuff I don’t want to do anymore.
I’m a big law attorney and thinking about getting my real estate license (brother is thinking about the same thing, so we’re thinking to go into some RE investing together). Thoughts? I know my firm wouldn’t ever let me actually represent someone as an RE agent, so then I’m wondering if there’s really any value to me getting a license?
Tips for becoming more independent as you progress from junior to midlevel? I am starting to be put into the position of just having to handle things including drafting and could use some advice from others.
Just verbally accepted an offer to become the newest partner at a much bigger firm in town after 5+ years slaving for a smaller firm that told me they would only “let” me be of counsel (and pay rent equal to my current salary) or stay an associate. So long, late nights with no bonuses! Adios, screaming phone calls out of the blue! WOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Curious to know what other firm's bonus structures are, particularly those with 1900 billable requirement and below. Trying to figure out if my firm's structure is the norm or if the associates are getting screwed.
HELP! I’ve been contacted by a small private security firm who wants me to be their “on call” counsel. They describe it as a lot of contract review, drafting NDAs, etc. but also being there if/when they need to license a vehicle, defend civil suit, etc. It’s overwhelming but sounds like a really great opportunity. I have enough background to be comfortable with contracts and litigation, but don’t want to get myself into a mess. Has anybody else ever had a job like this?
What are some alternative jobs for JDs/lawyers? Editorial stuff? We know how to write. Idk (other than teaching and politics)
Any tips on leaving a firm “correctly”? Was about to go “of counsel” with my firm of 6 years, but then another firm whose partners I really respect (and personally like) offered me a partnership position. I predict my current bosses will *flip* (cut off file access immediately, try to beat me to calling my clients, etc.), so how do I set myself up for a successful transition?
I’m an associate at a boutique firm making under market with 1950 hours req. While I absolutely love the people I work with, and I can handle the hour requirement, the work I actually do is just not my cup of tea (abt 80% insurance defense). I’m hoping to lateral to a bigger firm with lockstep or close to lockstep comp and generally more resources/better mentorship opportunities in the business lit./commercial lit. space. Any tips for going about successfully making the switch?
When is it normal to start taking depositions for a new(er) associate? Entering 3rd year at midsize firm.
I’m a first year associate (I have been here a month and a half), what am I giving for Christmas to others in the office and who should those others be? Thanks in advance!
Nothing like the named partner who you *know* is actively opposed to associate salary increases (despite living in a market where the COL has significantly risen and outpaced general inflation) telling you about how annoying it is to winterize her 4 mega luxury sailboats she has on her waterfront dock. 🙄
Modify PDF so that it is right side up for partner who still doesn’t have a desktop computer at home. 0.1
Do any of you have side-jobs or maybe hobbies that you make money from? Alternatively, what do you think sounds like a good one to look into?
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