I’m in dire need of a day off. I feel so guilty saying that bc I work minimal billable hours right now. Weekends are for catching up on personal life (finding groceries/ordering grocery delivery, meal prep, laundry, cleaning, etc) and workdays are consumed with screens. I just want a day to do things that bring joy. Bitch move to use “lady probs” to ask for a day off?
Was on the bench for a while (5 months) and just about to get rolled onto a new project in a role I’m not very passionate about and is a lateral move but it’s billable work. I recently got a verbal offer from a smaller consulting company to step into a role that is a huge step forward in my career. I’m going through clearance for my current role and recently learned many are leaving the project to work on other projects so I and one other person will be the only ones left.…
What are some rules of thumb for planning project lengths and total costs (expected billable hours)?
How hard is it for an associate to get fired in big law solely based on low billable hours? How many years do they need to be low? How many chances do they get? How low is too low for a second chance the following year? This is assuming quality of work is historically good and not their fault they have little work.
Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?
Anyone else have to go into the office? Despite the rise of COVID and no billable hours.
Can someone provide insight into firm culture at Troutman in Atlanta? Trying to decide whether I should head there or choose a smaller boutique firm. Both are similar in terms of billable requirements, and have comparative compensation.
Did anyone experience a kind of brain fog after their Covid vaccine? It’s been several days since I received my first dose, but I find that I’m having trouble focussing. I’ve seen some people online say they did, but am wondering how to deal with it - I’ve already lost quite a lot of billable time to side effects that I wasn’t expecting (still feeling crappy) and am getting behind!
Opinions? Management now requiring everyone to have 45 billable hrs per week, not including mandatory concepting n pitch work. Most people participating in 2-3 initiatives at same time. Is this normal
Hi ladies. I work in IT consulting and we don’t typically have to put notes in for billable hours, but a few weeks ago my boss asked me to start entering notes, about what exactly I was working on for client A,B,and C. I just said sure and didn’t ask why. I found out today from other colleagues that no one else was asked to enter notes in for their time. What’s a good way to ask my boss why the new change? I’d at least like to know if I did something wrong so I can improve.
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Got laid off 4 weeks ago from a crumbling start up, though walked away with a decent package. Took a couple days to process and finally registered my own design consulting business (which was the main reason for switching to the in-house start up role I got laid off from in the first place).
I am lucky to have landed on a few clients now, working half the billable hours I used to but making more than before and no one to report to. But the fear of not having the next client line up is so real!
This might sound like a crazy question but never having worked in public before: Billable hours - if you’re very efficient at your job, do you stretch out the time and work slower to get to your billable hours or do you safe the client the money. In a Situation where you don’t have other projects to work on. Tell me the ins and outs of working billable hours for a complete newbie.
So, I'm happy at my current job and have been there about 18 months. Our pay is probably 15% below market (AmLaw 100) but so are our billable requirements. An interview for another firm kind of fell into my lap, and I'm debating whether to take it just for the sake of seeing what market really is. Is there something shady about interviewing somewhere you're not totally committed to accepting an offer from?
1) Hourly rates, 2) billable requirements, 3) typical bonus (origination bonus and/or discretionary) for 3-4 year associates in small and mid sized firms in California. Go!
I had an interview with a firm today and they asked about my billable hours and whether I met them. I said no, but that other associates in my very small group have the same issue, and that we all have around the same number of hours. As the hiring firm, would you be satisfied or concerned with this answer?
Anyone gone from 1900 to 2000 billable hours required? It’s for more money but I’m scared.
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... 🙋🏼🔫
Our new junior associate’s billable hours are so low in first 3 month. Requirement is 1800 billable hours annually, but it is low 1400 pace from calculating from average weekly billable hours. Any suggestions for what to do in the person’s 3 month review?
Client CTO: "Why do we need to define our process? We're buying technology to automate it."
Best 401k deals among big4? Curious where everyone's benefit program lies based on firm.
Anyone else on the Fed S&O Town Hall?
Damn I love avocados
Monday's are for depression naps
Johnston Murphy, but watch to make sure the stitching is good around the sole, free returns/exchange at any of their stores within 90 days.
Houston 🐟 working?
The guy in front of me ordered a bloody for his pre-departure beverage at 5:35a. You my friend are awesome!
I guess you meant %? Right now I just have bitcoin . Would have been nice to have bought some altcoins two weeks ago, as I would have picked any altcoins and it would have mooned
Is there a book that can help you think more strategically? Feels like I don't have a strong mindset in this area.
If I book two rooms at the same hotel, do I get the qualifying nights for both rooms or only one?
How do I deal with a boss that doesn’t allow me access to reporting tools and wants to control everything?
Leaving ACN/Fjord soon for an in-house role. Any words of advice from those that went from consulting to industry?
After seeing the dreamforce line up, I am wondering what speaking invites the current president will get after office. Thoughts?
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