[1/2] Hi all, I apologize because I know there have been posts on this bowl with similar subject matter recently, but I really need advice. I am at a risk of losing my job at the end of this month if I don’t make some changes to my work performance, specifically meeting my monthly billable hour requirement. My work and my work product is not an issue - my partner has repeatedly commended me on everything I produce, but my billable hours are seriously lacking.
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
How do you get 40 hours of billable work done (and then not fall behind on admin stuff) with kids at home!? I have a 4 month old and a 3 yo with care 2 days per week and I don’t think I can do this!! Please help!
What do you all do when you don’t have billable work and are killing time at your desk? Do you try to do things you can bill under “non-billable time” such as read legal articles? Or just bill nothing
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
What matters more - billable hours or quality of work? It seems like I have a good reputation for always being available, but personally, I don't think I am doing my best work as I'm overloaded. Does billing well matter more than quality work? Just started in the spring as midlevel.
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
For firms that are announcing year end special bonuses (and that have billable requirements for the bonuses) - are you required to hit the billable threshold to receive both the regular and special bonus? Or is the special bonus paid out to all regardless of hours?
Anybody switched from plaintiff to defense later in their career? If so, which did you prefer? Also, I’ve done plaintiff work my entire career - outside of billable hours, in your experience what are some frustrations/challenges that are unique to the defense side? I’m a 10 year attorney looking at some defense jobs right now and they seem a lot more stable with more upward mobility than anything I’ve experienced at a plaintiff firm. Thanks in advance for any comments offered.
Which offer would you choose? 1) $135k, 1900 billable hours, formidable and growing mid-sized firm in the city; or 2) $145k, 2000 billable hours, biglaw but not a prestigious one?
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.
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
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.
What is a decent salary for an advisory consultant in the DMV/Washington DC area? Wondering how my offer stacks up, have 2 years of prior B4 audit experience
Deloitte moms, did you get 100% of STD if you took maternity leave as a SC? I haven’t been able to get a concrete answer from MetLife for some reason and now concerned.
PwC folks - what is the average starting salary for SA3 in Advisory - Financial services ? asking for a friend with 9 yrs of us ndistry experience?
Would anyone be willing to share a successful M7 MBA resume from a strategy consulting background for review? I am hearing a lot of ad. Consultants say I can’t use my standard resume but struggling a bit to identify which aspects of “consulting” to leave out. Most of my bullets are leadership and action/result oriented, so not really getting why it must change. Really appreciate the support
Is it possible to pass REG in a month of studying? I am going to take vacation about 2 weeks before the exam as well.
Do any of your firms have mental health/wellness initiatives? I want to start one at mine but have no idea how to go about it
What’s a standard Sr Content Producer salary in NYC for someone with 8yrs experience (3yrs as Sr Producer)?
Can you add parents visiting from India as dependents for our health insurance. Parents want to visit but not sure how to pay for healthcare if something COVID related happens (not sure I can trust India based insurers if something big happens).. any recommendations ? TIA
Anyone have luck getting the Amex Platinum annual fee waiver or any other retention bonus? If so, any tips?
Can someone tell me where should I put my money, Roth or traditional? Should I also contribute to hsa? How do I max out all contributions and benefits?
Many of my colleagues that started with me have been laid off. Where should I start looking just in case. Key resume points: - TS/SCI + poly - Security+ - AWS CCP - PMP - want to stay in DC area
Let’s start a conversation around parental leave - how is it at your firm? Does your firm do enough to support new parents? What changes can we make in our industry to better support working parents? Share your stories and thoughts!
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” 😂
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Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
Show of hands; who has been laid off because your agency lost a big client? Also, when you interviewed for your next job did you feel comfortable saying that? And do other agencies understand?
What happens if you overcharge holiday hours? I must have accidentally charged an extra holiday day and now have -8 hours showing.
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