What does everyone have for billable hours?
this email though– "...busy season to be defined as 9/12 to 12/31. based on client needs, may extend to 3/31. seniors/staff 50-55 billable hours." bc 6 mo of BS should be acceptable... 🙋🏼🔫
Padding my billable hours like
Would you leave a firm if you could not get enough billable work to consistently hit the firms’ billable was requirement? I was hired into a specific department over a year ago and (con’t in comments)
It seems partners are much more flexible with associates who have kids than with those who don’t. If it’s okay for my colleague with a kid to leave at 5 pm and log on later, why isn’t that the same for me (no kids)? My obligations might be different, but I still have a life and want to be able to do certain things, like catch that evening workout class or cook dinner for my partner. As you can probably tell, my firm is operating 100% in person. There is no point here — I’m just whining.
What is more important to a firm’s bottom line—billable hours or worked amount/ collections? And what do they go by for promotion decisions? My billable hours were lower than last year but worked $ amount stayed the same and my collections went up.
Have a counselee and utilization is below target ~5%. She was told reduce billable hours for a month which is obv when looking at time report. Ok to mention this as explanation during Y/E? (Cont)
What’s the bench policy like at WPP? How many non-billable hours till they send you off?
Is 180 billable hours per month a high “target” (to use the firm’s vernacular) or expectation?Although it may not be unreasonably high, I believe it is a high number and would at least appreciate someone at my firm acknowledging that. Perhaps I’m wrong and I’m sure you’ll tell me if so.
Can anyone share with me how much free work they provide clients in the software creation or implementation space? For example what percentage of your time do clients benefit from that they don't pay for? Commonly this is referred to as non-billable time but not every company tracks or and some that do track it differently. So if you work 8 hours for a client but only bill them for 4 hours, that'd be 50%. Any comments?
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. 😔
Anyone have any good tips for how to stay motivated to bill longer days? Former biglaw atty who is now at the point of my career at a midsized firm where I’m being “groomed” for partnership, and I know it’s important to exceed minimum billables, but I’m struggling. Ill plan to work late but then see my colleagues leaving at 6 and just lose motivation to keep working and lose billable time from chatty colleagues during the day.
Curious to know what other firm's bonus structures are, particularly those with billable requirements of 1900 and below. Trying to understand what the norm is and figure out if associates at my firm are getting screwed. thanks
Non-political poll - how many non-billable hours have you logged so far this year? I’ll start: 143
I just started to Bill hourly recently and getting use to it. How do you tell your client your billable rate or that you’re billing for responding emails?
Any insight on working in-house legal at Booz Allen Hamilton ? Glassdoor reviews said there are billable hours requirements and you have to bring in business/clients! So is it like working at a law firm, not a regular in-house job?
How do billable requirements (or expectations in my firm’s case) and bonus eligibility actually apply to first-year associates who may have had a few slow months starting out? I’m finally in the 200 range the past few months but started out sub-120 for the first few.
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Am I only one who thinks wearing rented or used clothes just to be able to wear brand names is gross? Like I’m not rich or anything but I’d rather wear off brand stuff than wear some stranger’s clothes 😬
Post your pets!! They always cheer me up🥰
Liquidation? Is this true ? https://www.finews.asia/finance/36752-cs-losses-provisions-romeo-cerutti-thomas-gottstein-strategy
So I’m interviewing at experian and in the final presentation stage (CA position). Anybody have any idea what to expect from a salary position for this role? I have about 2 1/2 years experience at ATT managing large accounts and enterprise sales so I’m looking for 120-130 base. Am I crazy?
I’m considering a potential job change but I’m not confident about the salary I should ask for. For reference I make ~40K w/minimal benefits. I am a customer service lead and marketing content creator & Feel I am a bit underpaid. The new position sounds like it will be a business admin. Glassdoor shows salary avg at 69k with a related degree (East coast) but I don’t have any college edu. I want 60k but am not sure if it’s reasonable (prob no benefits). I’m confident I would excel in this job
Producer at a VFX company here - coming to SF for screener presentations next week. Any recos on who I should reach out to? Anyone up for a drink? Any connections would be so very appreciated. TIA!!
Can anyone direct me to a source where I can learn about the 401k program. I'm 7 months in and haven't started yet but I'm also about to get married and I don't know if I want to lose from pay check.
Want to know from the horses mouth. Dear men, what do u exactly look for in girls - overall personality or beauty,brains, age, complexion, location?
Anyone willing to refer in Cyber? 3 YOE.
Going on a two week vacation in a few months (1st year assoc). Any tips on setting expectations with partners re availability? I'd rather work extra in the weeks before to secure a peaceful vacation
What suburban neighborhood would you suggest for the family with 2 school-aged kids? Looking for great school district, 800k house is the limit since not sure if I stick in Chicago for a long time. At this moment considering Hinsdale, Clarendon Hills, Northbrook, Deerfield
I’m 35 and my boyfriend is 46. Since we aren’t married yet my parents have basically counted us out for having any kids. 😔🥺
Anyone work with a good creator (or influencer) platform recently? Anything you can recommend?
When is a better time to exit FDD? I’m doing a rotation this summer and if I like it and get an offer, the group said I can transfer immediately. Better opps leaving as senior 3 or manager? The same?
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