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I just took a new job in house and I’m VERY low on work. Like less than an hour a day.

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I fail to see the problem…

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Welcome to in-house 😎 I did a couple of hours of work this morning and now I’m catching up on my shows and doing some laundry. Will probably do another hour of work in a few hours.

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You guys hiring? 😂

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That will change. Work gets to you progressively. Use these early days to dive deep into the culture of your company and learn everything you can about every process and every person that you are helping in your role.

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I’m assuming you can study the company online either with a proprietary intranet or other resources? And then setup short video conferences with the various stakeholders.

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Maybe they’ll fire you and you’ll get severance ☺️

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The problem is I feel insecure with my job security as I don’t feel I’m adding value.

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When I started in-house I was told very clearly I was not immediately worth what I was paid. But that the time would come. Your company is making an investment in you. It just doesn’t work that way in private practice.

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They need to find you. It will take some time. They didn’t hire you to not work.

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I moved in house a few months ago and did about an hour of work on any given day for about a month and took the rest of the time to clean up/organize my investments and retirement accounts. Now, I'm up to about 5 hours of work a day. The work will come but agree with all above comments - in house it takes time for the work to find you

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Spend these slow days meeting ppl. I try to meet at least 3 new ppl every week. At least at my company, ppl are pretty receptive to “Hi, I’m new counsel with the X group. I’d like to grab some time on your calendar to introduce myself and learn how I can best support your group.”

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In-house work cycles a lot, try and talk to your clients to get a better understanding of the expected workflow for the rest of the year (ex, do they plan to be really busy around Q1 close, are a lot of drafts still out with customers from around the holiday, etc). It will make you feel more comfortable to better understand the business cycle. In the short term be proactive and offer to help with more admin type projects that usually get pushed off. Contract template updates, process improvements, filing clean up, compiling onboarding resources. Your boss will love you.

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Where are you guys working at? I'm in biotech and it is no fun

Busy busy busy busy 🐝🐝🐝🐝

In house is up and down. There are days when I feel like I don’t add a ton of value, and days where I feel like I’m making up for those other ones.

I just started in-house a few weeks ago and my days are like 8-12 hrs just learning the company, meeting people, and attending company committee meetings (we actually are encouraged to attend!). Slowly being ramped onto actual work. There is so much to do to learn a company! If you can access it, read corporate history and background, compliance policies, commercial agreements, product materials, competitor info, etc. Talk to different attorneys and non-attorneys to learn about the business. I’m having a blast doing it at a leisurely pace. And I hope it’ll pay dividends once work ramps up.

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Ahh it is posting but into middle of feed as opposed to top.

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Post for likes! 😤

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I got “verbal” offer from PWC for senior associate/ salesforce developer role. Of course I am not trusting with all my heart but how much should I trust at this point? Does PWC normally extend the offer or are they just telling this to bunch of people and choose in between?

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Accenture folks...how and why do you stay? Been here less than a year and I'm already over it.

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Umm... best way to detox from 🥦 for client drug test in 2 days!!!!! Like for REAL!!!!

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When should you start to get nervous after receiving verbal offer but no written offer? It’s been about a week.

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