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On the bench and got another job offer. If I give notice on Aug 22, will they let me stay for sept 2 bonus? Or do I need to wait til sept 2 to give notice?

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I would wait until the money is in your bank account. Trust no one.


If you owned Deloitte as a Partner, would you let a staffer stick around to earn more cash out of your pocket? No. Listen to D1 above. They will pull the carpet out so fast. STAY til it hits your checking account.


No. No no no. They won't give you a bonus of you're not still employed. It is, in part, why they wait so long to pay bonuses (plus they keep making money on the interest while they sit on it)


If it's you're dream job, then I think you'll get over the fact that you won't get your bonus


How ethical are you? If you are on the bench, stay on the bench and start your new job. If anyone approaches you for a project op, say no. Enter your time GAA/ORT and then quit immediately after you get the bonus. Two week notice is just a courtesy to help with any transition, and you don't need any transition from the beach. We can terminate at any time, especially if you are in a right to work state. 1) RM won't care as long as your utilization is around 90-95% 2) Counselor won't care if you don't talk often 3) no one else at the firm gives a shit about you being on the beach. The only people who know what you'd be doing are on this thread.


New job is in a new field and doesn't give signing bonus. When I leave D, I'll have to pay back half my signing bonus so not getting the YE bonus along with that would suck.


10k signing bonus and pretty sure my YE bonus is going to be 1k


How long until you don't have to repay signing bonus?


What if that staffer is joining a client?


Half of your YE bonus should cover what you need to pay back/half your signing bonus? Either you're getting a really high YE bonus or you didn't get a great signing bonus.


Why do you need to give notice on Aug 22? If you're on the bench, no need to give 2 weeks. Stay and get your bonus.


You will get your bonus. You earned that LAST year.


Sept 2 is a firm holiday. You only need to stay through Sept 1


Nov but the new job can't wait that long and it's like my dream job so don't want to risk it with something else. Half of my YE bonus should cover what I need to repay to D.

It depends on how valuable you are and how much they like / trust you. Doubt the firm will screw you, but you never know. I've found that honesty and kindness generally work well

D4 - i don't know what you consider a high signing bonus lol but my singing bonus was just about the same amount as what I'm expecting as YE bonus so it works out.

D5 - I am prepared to let it go, but of course I'm going to try and get it if possible. Like a lot of others on this app, I worked really hard to get my rating/promotion for last year and a lot of long nights, so missing it for a matter of 2 weeks would def be sad but not the end of the world.

No. Old firm isn't going to let you hang out to pay out bonus. Recommend you negotiate as part of sign on w newco.

I guarantee you won't get your bonus if you leave before Sept 2nd and you'll definitely have to pay back your signing bonus. You should run it by your new company and ask them to make you whole, or wait 4 weeks...

Tell the new company you can't leave before until after 9/2 or whatever date due to [insert excuse here].

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