Busy season check - rate your happiness from 1 to 10 and your average billable hours per week (10 being like a rock star happy) 🤠
Do you count Sundays as a weekday? Somehow I always end up with an ASAP billable work. Not complaining, just making observations.
For those in FDD, TAS or even investment banking, is your performance still based on billable hours?
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Anyone else have to do mandatory “non-billable” hours? I just lateraled and this is blowing my mind. The ramp up has also been slow. Any tips?
Anyone else have family members who don’t understand that I can’t take personal calls/texts all the time because I’m trying to meet my daily billable goal?
First year associate trying to decide between practice groups (CapM & M&A). One CapM partner has taken a liking to me (introduces me to clients/partners in other offices, has me assist with BD), but hasn't directly given me much billable work. Most of my work to date is with the M&A group, whom I really like to. I feel the CapM partner would be disappointed if I chose M&A, but I'm hesitant to choose CapM solely for him, when I don't get many billables through him. Anyone have any guidance?
Have any of the independent contractors in this bowl ever had a kick-back clause in their contracts - meaning, have you had to pay a rebate/kick-back based off of your previous year's billable time?
What does being terminated as an associate look like during WFH? Our office is having a serious drop in billable hours. If one of us was terminated, how awkward is it to get things from the office?
What’s the best thing for a new associate to do to get on billable work? I was mapped to an industry I have no experience in; how do I start gaining experience when I don’t have the experience to get on these projects?
Billable time well spent.....
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.
I just started as a first year associate at a firm that does not have any organized pro bono, however there is an “uncapped” billable hours policy that would allow me to apply pro bono to my hours requirement. How would you suggest I go about getting into pro bono work? It’s my understanding it’s not done much at my firm.
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
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.
Does anyone know of any good management courses, blogs, anything? I’m managing a senior writer who was promoted way too early, and my company does absolutely nothing to support managers despite multiple requests.
If the recruitment team isn't replying to your follow-up status emails continuously, does it mean that the prospect of interview no longer exists for you?
I am currently working as a Customer Service and Operations Analyst at NatWest. I work under the Retail Banking division of the bank and under that Concerns & Queries. I cumulatively have 14 months of experience working in this role. But the thing is I am very much leaned towards finance and want to pursue a career in finance in the longer term. I can not afford a MBA right now. My question is how can I get a role at starting level in finance? Would certifications help me get one?
What does hitting rock bottom mean? Also I have no kids and single and hate my job. Should I take the risk of quitting : using emergency fund to pay rent to try and find something I like or just suck it up and work the corporate job?
Where do y’all but your blazers? Looking to refresh some old ones that are very traditional/no frills, good quality, super easy to mix and match with dresses, skirts etc. I used to buy them at Banana Republic but they were out of stock and seemed to have way fewer options than pre-pandemic ☹️
Help. Feel like since covid the work is extremely transactional, I’m bored, and all of my coworkers are leaving.
I really just want to sell my house, buy a converted van, live in it with my 2 cats and do temp work to make ends meet. I don’t and it does t make sense, but it seems like such a better life.
Hi Fishes, 1. EY Senior Supply Chain Consultant @Bangalore @15.5+1+variable 2. Amazon Program Manager L4 @Bangalore(Offer awaited) 3. Shipbob Operations Analyst @Delhi @19(18+1) Vs Current company as Operations Analyst with 15.5 L fixed. Joined recently. But the culture is good and timings are little flexible. YOE 4.5 Please help me with your suggestions on which one to go for. Appreciate your inputs.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/towerbrook-capital-invests-in-accounting-firm-eisneramper-11627920000 anyone have more information on this? How do people feel about PE investing in accounting firms. I did hear everyone that worked at EisnerAmper got a bonus out of the deal
Is it normal for engagement managers to fight accurate data to align with their idea of the story? My EM keeps flagging data points as "why does this say they're doing OK in this area when clearly everything else is going bad, look into this" like there's an argument to be made against professionally audited and federally accepted financial statements. I can't change facts to help support his story and I don't want to sweep them under the rug as irrelevant when they do actually provide context.
Feeling like a (massive) POS today, despite the fact that on paper everything is going well and that’s okay :)
Giving notice on Monday morning was the best decision I've ever made. You spend the whole week having your decision validated with all the reasons you're leaving still happening. I can't wait to be doneeeeeeeee!
I am planning to put my papers without any offer, and then look for offers in the next 3 months. Is it a right decision? Please guide me on this 🙏🏽
Consulting tips/tricks 101! I will update the report and share the same with you by tomorrow - ❌ I will update the report and share the same with you - ✅ What are some of your hacks?
Has anyone got into any non-Indian organisation, with full time remote working? If yes, can you please guide for same?
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