Travel in sweat pants and then try checking into your hotel...where you are told that you have no reservation for the week and they are fully booked. Happy Monday!
Phuket best Marriott/spg hotels?
I am a developer and one of my performance metrics is "Utilization" (billable hours). I am finding it hard to meet this goal (get enough work from my project team), accomplish all my admin tasks, and take vacation/holidays. Any advice?
Recommendations for workout during pregnancy that is travel friendly? Any recommendations for online/youtube yoga classes for example? Thanks!
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.
If you’re on a local project in the burbs of your city would you opt to stay in a hotel 2-3 nights a week... or would you commute 1.5+ hours (one way) to/from home?
Have anyone taken flight lessons before?
Currently a second-year associate at a regional firm. I have become really unhappy with the life-style at a firm and the constant stress of meeting my billable requirements. It was always my goal to go in-house, but I know I likely lack the requisite experience to make a move somewhere that can offer meaningful advancement. Any advice? I know it will likely be that I need to “stick it out” for a few more years, but I am just extremely dissatisfied with the prospect of being at a firm for years.
Advice needed: my stepmom pays for our vacation every year but she is a monster. I say we all pay our own way and dissolve her hold. The others say just deal with it for a free vacation. She is controlling, mean, and creates a stressful environment. I started getting my own hotel down the street but that made my siblings very mad. So I said Fine everyone pay next year and they folded. I hate it there. But they are my family.
Perk of United 1K. Invite to United's private restaurant; Classified. If you are 1K or GS and in Newark, need to allocate time to try it. Good food, drinks and a place to chill. Contd.
Which plane to pick? Both United flights, 20 min time difference, same price. One is a 737 MAX 9 and the other 737-900 (layout 3 per seat guru). Buying 1st class tickets. I know there was the whole thing with the MAX planes in 2019/2020, but I have reasonable confidence that it won’t be a problem. But aside from that it’s a coin flip for me unless someone has some input
Sometimes I think about starting a food, fitness or travel blog and doing what I actually like to do... anyone has side passion projects?
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?
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
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.
Booked a Delta one ticket. Have all these goodies not sure what I can keep and what stays back. Can someone give me a crash course in staying classy in first class ?
Has anyone tried out the Branch Furniture ergonomic desk chair? If so, would you recommend it? If not, which chair would you recommend?
Over COVID, my boyfriend moved to Miami. Every time I come visit, all of his friends make me lose a LOT of hope in relationships. It is wild the things I’ve seen here. This weekend I found a Plan B, and after blowing up on my bf, he went through 4 friends that it may belong to. I do believe him in it not being his, but am I crazy for thinking it’s just best to step away for a bit? This Miami thing is a lot and if literally ALL of his friends shady in their relationships, what are the odds?
***Oct 2021 Visa Bulletin Question*** Although the final action date for EB2 India is still stuck at Dec 2011, the date of filing chart has moved forward to Jul 2012. Question - My PD is May 2012. Will I be able to file my AOS based on the Date of Filing anytime soon? Please advise.
My boss loves to have every warm body possible in pitch meetings, even people who aren’t working on it. He will slack you out of the blue and expect you to drop everything to just sit there and make the team look “impressive.” Why are people like this? Don’t clients see right through it? Is it actually impressive to have 10+ people in the room if only half of them participate? 😑 it’s such a waste of everyone’s time.
When is it okay to ask about maternity leave when looking for a new job? When I receive the offer letter and benefits information?
People - really struggling with this - was supposed to move to bay area for husband’s tech job. I can work remotely. But with COVID I’m not sure if we should make the move. We feel the world will move to a remote/ WFH mode. We want to buy a house and settle down before our kid arrives. Should we move to a cheaper city like Phoenix so we have a big house for cheap and 2 home offices. Am I missing anything?
I’m looking into exiting consulting and moving into product management. Picked up a few books to read. Would a PM certification provide a lot of value? Any other tips are appreciated! Thank you.
Is asset management a difficult path post-MBA? Are there any lucrative finance roles outside of IB that are available to T15 MBA grads?
When you give your notice, does your healthcare end on your final day? Or does it extend through the month
Hi Greg - Two questions. 1.What life lessons would you give to those who want to stick to consulting in the long run? 2.Same Q but for those who want to exit + what is the optimal role to quit Thanks
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I’ve been on a couple dates with a guy and we got ~physical~ on the second date. Third date is this week but due to COVID reasons I want to know if he’s seeing other people... what’s the best way to ask without thoroughly freaking him out? Usually I wouldn’t care this early but I feel like I need to be aware of his “germ pool” 😂
This is such a basic question, but what’s the best way to give my two weeks and not have things be completely awkward at work? I’m leaving to do the same type of work, but at a firm that I worked for in law school and that I know has a much better culture. My boss has a tendency to be passive aggressive towards people that are leaving and given that my office is right next to hers I’m worried my last two weeks are going to be so uncomfortable. Suggestions/advice?
If you could pick from any of the following at Amazon, would you go for Senior Product Manager, one of the Retail Leadership Development Program roles, or Senior Program Manager? I’m in my MBA right now and honestly find all these roles interesting for different reasons.
Are you panicking about layoffs yet? Wondering how immune we are as Salesforce consultants
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