In need of some billable work to do.
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
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!
Seeking input: I’ve received an offer to join a V50 at market (Class of ‘19, T30). Im currently a boutique where I’m being paid $160k. Despite being told my billables would be 120-150, I’m averaging 200 a month. Partner kind of leaves me to figure things out, and when I inevitably make mistakes, can be very demeaning. Is it a no-brainer to jump ship? Obviously I’ll be making more money for the same (if not less) billable hours. But what are some other considerations?
Billable time well spent.....
Would you rather: (1) stay in big law (V100), collect your checks, keep billing 1900+ annually, knowing you’ll likely only progress to non-equity partner but stable pipelines for work; or (2) transition to boutique firm with no billable requirements, no minimum salary, on a pure revenue split (half of collections), option for equity partner in 16 months?
Obligatory financial info post. 1) size of firm, 2) billable requirements, 3) salary, 4) bonus, 5) quality of life, 6) debt, and and 7) family/married/single. Go!
Guys, how are you? I'm looking for some help. I recently started working for a new company. I've been reaching out to managers, directors, seniors, and the Resource Manager since Day 1 in order to get placed on projects. When I get on a call today I find out that all of my coworkers who started with me have billable hours of at least 40 hours per week. Meanwhile, I have yet to reach that number of hours yet. So, what should I do now? I've literally done my part to get staffed in projects.
I know these scenarios are posted all the time but… Iateralled last month/ super slow/ need support that l’m ok lol. Was super busy the first 2 real weeks of work but have been slow since the holidays (25-30 billable hours per week). Any support/ recommendations to ease the anxiety greatly appreciated :) My last firm was quite toxic and basically shamed me for ever having a slow day
I am about to finish my first year at a small firm of 9 attorneys in Ohio. I will hit 1800 billable hours by year end. I am making $70k. Am I being robbed? (I have not been informed of the bonus or raise policy.)
I'm finishing my first year as an associate in Minneapolis and am considering a move to Boston (originally from the East Coast). Can anyone in the area give some insight into general billable requirements, salaries, and quality of life as a young associate? Or just your experiences as Boston/NE attorneys. Thanks!
First year in a v10 corporate group. Wondering if billable hour “hoarding” is a thing? As in, my group is busy, there’s seemingly lots of work to go around, and I’ve only gotten positive feedback so far, but this month I’ve gotten relatively few assignments. Wondering if that could be related to seniors/mids wanting to hit billable targets for themselves?
When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
I just started at a new firm 3 months ago. A big jump for me with 1,800 billable hours. I feel like I’m drowning trying to make the hours :( I am exhausted at the end of every day. Does it get easier?
As a junior associate, how do you find the healthy balance to take initiative in matters as opposed to wasting billable time on something the client won’t pay for or the partner might not actually want?￼￼
My firm sent an email yesterday saying their tracking billable hours DAILY. It’s either they don’t think we’re working from home or about to have some layoffs 🤷🏼♀️
Would you accept capping billable hours at 40/week in exchange for being able to work while completely remote?
US based consultant looking for Western European exit ops. Any tips or anyone have any similar stories?
Can anyone tell me how is the work life balance in Citi Bank? The opening is for credit analyst role in GCB group, which I think of the retail division. I am currently in Commercial banking and the work life balance is pretty bad. Also what salary can I expect at C11 level? Citi
Why most of the Deloitte people are suggesting not to join Deloitte? Why is it happening?
What are good probable opportunities for TAS S&O-IT Manager with 10+ YOE? Can industry director level or higher FAANG (i.e. Amazon L7) is a realistic target or too much to bite?
This new USI consultant that has just come onshore keeps calling me "Aunty" all the time..I have shown him my displeasure few times but he continues to tease me like this. How do I make him understand
A friend suggested last night that he is not going to be eligible for partnership because his GC is pending. I call BS on that. Any partners here who still don’t have a PR/Citizenship?
Anyone interesting consulting openings in Europe? Preferably healthcare/life science field.
Any of you guys staying because you feel like a failure if you leave before making it to senior? I don’t even want to pursuit accounting...is all this shit worth it?
Best agency in Chicago?
How much do you tip Whole Foods grocery delivery drivers? I’m seeing some online say 20% but that seems excessive. If my grocery bill is $240 doesn’t seem right to tip $50. Curious what others do?
Had an interview with FB this week. Recruiter said they were going to schedule time with me to prep for the next round (which involved a case interview with a team member). Had the recruiter interview Monday morning and still haven't received any follow up. Is this normal considering recruiter told me on the call that I'd made it to the next round? What is the best way to respond? I was thinking about calling to leave a follow up message. Is this too much?
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