How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
Went from a big firm to work for a smaller firm. The people in the smaller firm are protective of their work and are good by their work too. I no longer feel chaos or stress. I am treated with respect and my schedule is more normal. I am even working more billable hours than before, but it feels like a seamless experience. I don’t work then past 5pm or anything out of the ordinary for this time of the year. I am so grateful!
When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
What's your A/R per month or per quarter? Please list area of law and years of practice. So many posts about billable hours but at the end of the day, isn't it all about the dollar dollar bills y'all?
Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?
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.
New staff wondering how my firm requirements compare to the average. Anyone care to weigh in? Supposed to get 50 billable hours/week from next week until April 1. Then 55 billable hours/week for the last two weeks
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
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.
3 yr assoc. just moved to mid firm. Brought files with me which have collected my salary to date - 4 months. Does not even include other work yet firm is questioning me re billable hours. Reasonable?
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!
I'm finishing my first year as an associate in Minneapolis and am considering a move to Boston (originally from the East Coast). Can anyone in the area give some insight into general billable requirements, salaries, and quality of life as a young associate? Or just your experiences as Boston/NE attorneys. Thanks!
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
I’ve been working at my job for nearly 2 years and I still feel like I’m getting the short end of the stick with billable work. For example, I’m constantly doing data entry even though I have a masters degree in economics. My bosses already know that I’m frustrated with the lack of opportunity but they say there’s nothing they can do, is it time to look for a new job?
How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
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?
Retooling as a first year from securities lit to general corporate in silicon valley. What am I in for in terms of billable hours and learning curve? How common are those 7am-12am days/working weekends?
How do I write my first post-college resume? Any particular considerations that might be different from when I was applying as a new hire vs. now with 1-2 years experience?
What should I do? My 401k went from gaining 38% year after year for the past 4 years, now I'm losing money rapidly. I lost over 11k twice this week already. I been down almost every day this week. Please offer some good advice. What should I do? Should I put everything into safer stocks or just sit tight and ride it out?
Does anyone know if people not living/working in the US (no work visa yet and completely international background) can apply to roles within US at Google and google will sponsor them?
Prodigy is hiring! https://jobs.lever.co/prodigygame/da31b5e9-fb38-4899-9984-80bcedabf8bf/apply
Received offer from late-stage (Series D) startup. Really like the company and industry, equity package is solid given their stage but base salary is only a 7% bump, and below the range I (contd)...
L1B to L1A then EBC1 - possible? I’m currently on a L1B at Accenture, based in US which will expire soon and getting extended. Accenture hasn’t been super helpful with my immigration inquires. I’m up for manager and debating if I should do the L1B to L1A transfer or just wait it out until my L1B expires. Do I not qualify for EBC1 since I got my L1A in the country and not prior to transferring with that 1 year managerial experience abroad?
What are common exists for healthcare strategy folks? Specifically managers - possible to go into corporate dev for a provider?
Any type-1 diabetics (in Big4) over here? How do you guys manage your health with so much work stress/hours?
401K question - if I max my contribution this year and then join another firm - can I still contribute and max that one out as well - within the same fiscal year? Or is it just allowed to max out overall total within a year irrespective of company
Just went from 5th to 2nd and would love to know classroom management ideas. Anything to stay away from? Thanks!
Best exits in Atlanta? Tech consultant with 6 yrs of consulting. What compensation should i target?
Anyone willing to provide a Consulting referral at Deloitte India management consulting? 9+ years of work ex in Industry. Top tier MBA. Aiming for a Manager / Sr. Manager role.
All else equal, what’s better for MBA story and application: M&A execution consulting or pure strategy consulting?
Looking to leave the firm after 2 years on the same project. When is best to start conversations- while interviewing or after an offer? Don’t want to burn bridges
So it’s been 6 mo since I left the firm for industry...CTO at a small IT Service Provider now. I’m glad I did Big 4 Consulting, but for real best move I’ve ever made! getting used to regular hours!!
I am currently a fund accountant and am thinking about jumping ship to a new firm. I’m at a small fund and although the culture and WLB are great, I can see that there is no opening for assistant controller coming any time soon. Is it a bad if I consider looking elsewhere when I’ve only been there for a year? I hear it’s a strong market for candidates so I don’t want to miss out on a potential better opportunity for my career. Greatly appreciate any input.
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