Trying to get a 45 y/o sibling in to consulting (was an entrepreneur prior in the restaurant industry). No college degree but willing to bust his but to learn. Books/online courses recommended pls
Thinking of trying for a baby, but concerned about making Partner. I know we need 3 years of highest ratings and this would be year 3 for me. How have other moms done it? I’m an SM and 33.
Analyst here at a firm that begins with A. Got an offer with a research lab doing cyber/ ISSO stuff. Pays more than a make now and more than I’d make until I hit senior consultant or manager even. Growth however I think is slower but I’d be doing more technical work. Worth leaving consulting for this?
Any 🤰 fish with ADHD? Did you stay on your medication or did the doctor make you stop taking a prescription for it (i.e. Vyvanse and/or Adderall)? Really appreciate any shared experiences!
I am a Mechanical Engineer with 4+ years of experience in Design and Development.
Can someone refer me in Bosch India?
I have come across a few relevant openings in Bangalore and Pune Locations.
I got offer from UST global, how about WLB and job security in the company? I guess the client Walmart how the project and work type?
Is sign-on bonus common for in-house positions? How much is it usually percentage wise to your annual?
I have an offer from PWC India Gurgaon location (Oracle Practice).
How is the work culture there?
Are they calling employees to office. Is work from home allowed ?
Tech Mahindra is immediatly hiring Frontend Developer with strong React.js and Redux experience. The role will be based in Bangalore after COVID-19 & currently it will be 100% Remote. If you can start within 15 Days, then please share your details to MS00740696@TechMahindra.com
Does anyone have any recommendations on advanced books or other resources to learn about investing ? I’m looking for something much more in depth than what I have already read which usually just explains how to eliminate debt and what dollar cost averaging is. (No debt and already dca)
I’m looking for a Freelance Mid/Sr Designer. Please feel free to DM rates/portfolio links. Thank you!
Has ADHD affected your effectiveness in your speech and communication? How have you grappled with those issues in social settings as well as work?
Hi all! I am looking for a new role. I would really prefer remote as my fiancé just got new orders, so we will be stationed in another state in a little over 6 months and I want to find a company I can remain with long term! I have a masters degree in applied psychology and previously worked as a social worker and program coordinator. Obviously, as it shows, I am currently working as a recruiter with a staffing agency. I am open to a variety of roles within HR!
Me: "We should say X and not Y in this letter, because I don’t think we have sufficient documentation to say Y"
Partner: Sends letter saying Y anyway
Opposing counsel: "It is outrageous that you are claiming Y without any documentation!"
256th day of the year!
I have an offer from Wipro for apple account as Lead Engineer (Site Reliability Engineer). Can anyone tell me how the project is for apple account? Does they have on-site opportunities for Wipro emplo… more
If you are given a cold lead to a company’s IT director in order to sell a specific software, how would you reach out to them? This was an interview question that caught me off guard. How would you respond?
Have people received inflationary raises? My dad received a letter stating that they’re giving him a 6.5% raise + a one time lump sum of $750 bc of inflation, retroactive to July 1st. He works for a university and is part of a union. Kind of feel like my company is being shady because I work in CRE & we do raises + bonuses in February which was when I was planning to ask for an inflationary raise. But I feel like a lot of companies have done this without having their employees ask?
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I was just a part of Lyft’s layoff. I am looking for an in-house paralegal position. Any leads?
I’m a Jr litigation associate at a small firm. Juniors are constantly told to bill for all their time and outs the partners responsibility to write time down. So I’ll bill for everything, incl. .1 for emails I’m just copied on or when I’m following up on work I’ve turned in with no response. I’ve just been told by a fairly new partner to no longer do this. I’m inclined to check with other associates on whether this is what they’ve been told (lots of inconsistency) and ask my EP. Thoughts?
TFW you settled a matter and opposing counsel calls you to ask for more disclosure -____-
I would appreciate any advice on how to stay on top of non urgent tasks. As a 2nd year, I’m often tapped to handle tedious tasks that need to get done quickly. Tbh, I like urgent matters. It motivates me and helps me focus. I admittedly struggle to care about checking in on DWQs, record requests, OC’s discovery, scheduling matters, etc. Especially with so many cases. I definitely rely heavily (maybe over rely?) on the paralegals for these sort of things. Any tips?
I lateraled from ID to BigLaw. I am finding that the staff upon which I must now rely are not nearly as knowledgeable, skilled and well-trained as those I worked with at my last firm. I am constantly correcting their mistakes and realizing they need a lot more supervision than my previous staff. I was once a paralegal, so I try to give as much grace as I can - knowing that we rise and fall as a team. But an error this week sent me over the edge and I'm beyond frustrated. Advice?
Working at ID firm in NYC, 2 years in. Not thrilled with salary (under 125k). 2000 billable goal, will hit it. Should I be looking elsewhere?
I want my exhibit numbers and declaration paragraph references to automatically update in my motion/MPA. Anyone have a way to do this? Trying Word’s Master Document feature, but seems buggy.
2.5 more days until I can officially put ID behind me to go back plaintiff- side. I’m not opposed to defense work in the future but ins defense? No way.
Is it bad form to leave position if you are assigned to trial 60 days from notice period?
2 +yrs out of law school. @ Civ defense firm; high case load; no mentoring; do I take 15k cut offer from reputable firm promising lower case load, focus on mentoring, promising first chair exp?
Does anyone else feel like they are becoming less confident as they get more senior? When I was right out of my clerkship I felt really confident because I have good research and writing skills; but I feel like I don’t have spectacular judgment when it comes to making all sorts of less studied decisions and it makes me feel incredibly nervous and not confident. I figured I’d get more confidence as the years went by, but I feel like I trust myself and my abilities less.
I’m a newly minted partner in a small (~10 lawyers) commercial litigation boutique made up primarily of former Big Law lawyers. We practice mainly in NY and NJ. I changed cities several years into my career so I do not have as big a professional network as many of my colleagues and am having a tough time developing business. Best strategies? BNI? Local bar association? What has worked best for you? Thanks in advance!!
Could anyone elaborate on or point me in the direction for info on AUSAs, when it comes to restrictions on trading securities? I know the SEC is very strict and has a blanket rule for all attorneys, but not sure about DOJ attorneys (and whether it depends on what office/unit/section you’re in).
I’m a 2nd year associate and since the beginning of the pandemic, I’ve managed to bill 75-100 hours a month and I don’t feel that’s intellectually stimulating. Anyone else feels like we come to stress about quantity versus substance in biglaw?
It’s my last day at my office and I want to make it special somehow (since no one here planned anything). What should I do? Creative ideas welcome. 💃🏻
Scheduled for a binding arbitration hearing next week in court, and finalizing my opening and closing statements. How fast and loose can I play with the pleadings? Contd
How real is the “third/third/third” rule (where 1/3 of income in a firm is allegedly dedicated to overhead, 1/3 to salary, and 1/3 to profit) in determining salaries? Assuming I don’t bring in business or manage associates, am I capped out at 1/3 of the income I produce for the firm?
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Not only should it be prorated, but their should be a spin up period as well. Say 80-90 percent of the monthly total until you are fully engaged and incorporated into the firm’s workflow.
Most people don’t start billing 8 hours a day on day 1. There should be a ramp up.
It's a very slow start too. The partners have told me, including the owner, it's slow first and then will picked up. Worried since I maybe billed 20 hours this week but they all know I just don't have the workload yet. To keep myself busy/productive I just read materials (this is a new area of law for me), assemble samples to have for the future etc
It’s probably annualized
You should just ask for a annual billable goal in light of the mentioned
1900 a year is 158.3 a month so I figured I'd just do 160-165 once my caseload is up and running. But that is a good question to ask
No, its annualized.
Usually pro rate so you will have to hit 10 months of billables.
No. Just do 10 months of billing for the year. Anything more counts towards you getting a bonus
No. But confirm, in writing. ;)
I prefer an associate who asks about their hours. It means they intend to try to hit their numbers. The only real question is who you should talk to. I wouldn’t mind answering this question at my firm, but there may a designated person (i.e. a mentor, someone in HR, or specific partner). My suggestion is to ask another associate about who you should ask or the partner that made the offer to you.
No - your recruiter should have explained all that and guaranteed full bonus
Didn't use a recruiter
I would ask. Our firm didn’t prorate hours for bonuses until this year.
Why it should be negotiated up front
Ask your supervising partner.
Usually your req will be prorated to account for when you start.
I was ineligible for certain tiers of bonus for not making the required hours. But I did make base bonus based on annualized numbers.
No lol it’ll be prorated