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.
Looking at a job posting and it requires 1550 billable hours for a litigation paralegal position. Can anyone give me a rough estimate as to how many work hours that will likely translate to per week? (My current job does not use billable hours)
Laughing in billable hours
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
Retooling as a first year from securities lit to general corporate in silicon valley. What am I in for in terms of billable hours and learning curve? How common are those 7am-12am days/working weekends?
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 are expected utilisation rates for entry level consultants? Been here 9 months and only done billable work for about 3 months of that. Bored out of my mind for the majority of my time here.
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
How many billable hours should I be hitting with a motion for summary judgement oral argument prep? I’m an associate starting my second year practicing law. Any advice for oral argument? I am very familiar w/ the facts. But the partner just told me to handle it. It’s pretty much a straight negligence premises liability case. Any insight would help
Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
Anyone have mandatory PTO during the holidays? Our leadership is making us use PTO days if we don't have billable work between Xmas & NYE. I don't even celebrate Xmas, kind of annoyed
Which big law firms besides PW do not have billable hours requirements? Looking to lateral and I do not need the pressure of meeting silly numbers
At my new job, we’re told to get 8 billable hours of work a day on our timesheet. Even when I thought I had a lot to work on, the most I could get was 5 hours. I’m super stressed about getting in trouble, even though I have actively asked for more work. I was unemployed for 9 months during this pandemic and I now I’m super afraid of losing my job again. Is this a normal practice? Idk how I’ll ever consistently have that much work.
So EY Advisory, Deloitte Advisory, Grant Thornton, etc have recently mandated 45 billable hours/wk, up from 40. Clearly this isn't firm-specific. Anyone have any insights on what's really going on?
I’m wondering whether and how other firms credit time spent by associates on business development for purposes of meeting the annual billable hours target. Is such time fully credited?
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
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.
Starting a project in Minneapolis and I'm looking for cute shoes that are also good for winter weather. I'm thinking cute booties or just warm shoes and change in the office. Any recommendations??
I have an offer from Accenture AI, Kolkata as Data science consultant level 9. They are giving close to 80 percent hike on the fixed part. As they are offering joining location as Kolkata, my question is how stable is Kolkata location? Hr is mentioning about Hybrid model and you will wfh most of the time and this location is project approved. Any one eles who are joining Accenture AI at Kolkata location? Accenture have a hire and fire policy. How much there AI unit affected by this?
I start at Deloitte in November and finish my masters in May. Will Deloitte reimburse tuition for a program that I am already in?
First person in my family to have a corporate job so I don’t have anyone to ask these questions. I’m wondering how much I should put into my Roth 401K? I currently have it set for 18% of my monthly paycheck. Is this enough? I’m 23 years old, first year on the job. Any advice is appreciated! Thank you
Banks have been expanding parental leave policies with some offering the same amount of time to both primary and secondary parents. Do you think your company provides sufficient time off? Most importantly, would you be willing to take the full amount of time - without fearing repercussions?
First year lateral to K&E remote position. Entertaining taking this. Should I expect a signing bonus and/or to be made whole re: year end bonus and covid bonus?
My H1B is set to expire in July 2022 (1st 3 yr). When should i request extension? How long will the process take? My initial h1b was a consular process, do i have to get it stamped in my home country again? Can i travel will my extension is in process? Also, are we allowed to travel while our GC is in the PERM phase? Deloitte thank you!!
How different is the role of an Art Director at an agency vs. client side? Currently finishing up an internship & I am interested switching to art direction.
Account Director / NYC / Temp position
Anxiety during time off - I’m currently (& usually) worried about going back to work during the break. just anxious of all that I need to do. Any advice? I just want to enjoy this this holiday break
Anyone know or hear anything on when the Bain/McK match for current employees might be coming? https://managementconsulted.com/bcg-to-increase-base-salary/
That time when Delta had to re-park the plane to get closer to the gate and I almost missed my connecting flight. Happy ending but come on, Delta! 😡
When interviewing, how do you talk about a job you left because you hated it? Don’t care to bash the company. I want to keep it short and professional.
If you got sick after your 2nd shot, how long after the shot did you start feeling sick? Just curious.
Interviewing for a job in Trust and Safety (Fraud, essentially). I have the experience the position asks for in programming (Python, SQL, and SAS), but not as it relates to fraud. What kind of interview questions should I expect?
My United platinum trial expired and now they demoted me to Silver. Anyway to get at least gold status back?
Not sure if anyone asked this before, but what are some of the best books that you’ve ready about money, investing, and finance that you’ve read and you always go by? And if not books then YouTubers, IG, etc…
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