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I’m back to having no billable work again. My department almost completely dried up when covid started, so I’ve been relying on work from other busy departments at my firm to keep me busy since March. I feel like I start a new job every couple of weeks and am constantly begging for work. I’m just exhausted. Can anyone else relate?

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Same... except that we don’t get work from other departments. I pick up some pro bono here and there, but I’ve stopped begging for work. I’ve already told everyone that I’m slow and they’re agreed to keep me in mind when they have appropriate tasks.

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Same here. I've started taking three day weekends (not that there's anywhere to go) and not sitting in front of my laptop just waiting for work. Our FY ends 10/31 and I know I'm not hitting the next bonus tier, so I'm considering this month a semi-vacation.

I’m sorry, that’s such a difficult spot. I hope you are job hunting. Don’t be afraid to be somewhat honest in interviews that the work level was not up to your expectations or something like that. Hiring people know what that means - that work is simply slow and you’re not leaving a firm because you screwed up or something.

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Same, and I’m not joking...I’m in a bankruptcy department 😑

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