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.
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 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.
Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?
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..)
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
I had crazy burnout inducing weeks and I am now on a slower pace finally for the second week this year (~20 billable hours wk). Not sure how well I performed in those weeks prior but deals closed and nothing went wrong at the end. Now I think about what’s lacking in my life (partner, joy, expertise in my field haha) and I just don’t want to work or care to work anymore. Anybody in a similar boat? How did you get out of this?
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!
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 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.
what is the annual billable hours requirement for a manager/senior manager at KPMG? And is it enforced?
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
Real estate litigation attorney with 5 years experience and want out of law firm life/billable hours but don’t know what job would be a fit for my skills? How do I find this out?
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.
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
How do you get 40 hours of billable work done (and then not fall behind on admin stuff) with kids at home!? I have a 4 month old and a 3 yo with care 2 days per week and I don’t think I can do this!! Please help!
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
Anyone here from KPMG Toronto IARCS? I would love to know more about what is done in that dept, what your day to day work looks like, work load, working hrs and salary
Getting rid of my Platinum Delta SkyMiles AMEX. Spoke with Delta - it doesn't help my priority for upgrades unless I spend more than $25k on the card. Only Delta Reserve AMEX helps priority.
Thoughts on interviewing while on paternity leave for industry job? With kiddo number two I just can’t see myself in consulting long term and my oldest is about to start kinder. Want to be around
Anyone else struggling with post-COVID fatigue and problems concentrating? My doctors mainly said to wait and take it easy. Anything else that worked for you guys?
Hiring account roles from AE to Director. HCP and DTC offerings (including tv). DM me for more info.
I hate the city I live in but I love my agency. Since we’ve been wfh for months (and it looks like the rest of the year) I want to ask if I can continue to work remote so I can move somewhere I’m happy. Thoughts on how to approach management?
In your years of teaching in the public school setting, has anyone ever had students placed in their classroom that have never been to school at all? Help!!
Hey friends, I’ve taken on our agencies community manager as a mentee, and am working with her to help her navigate working her way to becoming a Strategist. I’m developing a curriculum for her, but I was curious what things you wish you knew as your were starting your path in strategy, as well as what resources/books/influential thinkers you’d recommend me integrating into it? Thanks in advance!!
Have the CSR, if I downgrade to the preferred, do I lose the UR travel redemption value (1point ~ 1.5c)? Is redemption value specific to a card? How does UR value work if you have multiple cards?
Anyone familiar with McKinsey New Ventures Health Analytics team? Would appreciate any insight on type and quality of work and culture
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How long do you think it’d take to “explore” Chicago? Have opportunity to work remote from US and would love to travel from city to city maybe every year or every 6 months and wondering if a year is enough time to get a good experience out of Chicago
I am almost 2 years into my H1B. They haven’t started my I140 but when I joined told me that I would be eligible in a year of which I am coming up on in this Oct. I got a new offer today but they told me that they would apply I140 after a year from when I join. The pros of the new one is TC more than 18k with sign-on of 15k (not sure clauses for this) and better wrk-life bal). My question is, how long into H1B is it advisable to have an I140 applied for. Would 3-4 years into my H1B be too late?
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