Anyone have mandatory PTO during the holidays? Our leadership is making us use PTO days if we don't have billable work between Xmas & NYE. I don't even celebrate Xmas, kind of annoyed
How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.
Expecting in few months and have the option to opt out of performance eval this yr.Have really low/negligible utilization, I did everything I could but could not get staffed. How will this affect me?
Tips for consolidating credit cards ? I use at least 4 cards, it's hard to stay on top of the deadlines for payments and utilization. I use Mint and Mint Bills currently.
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
I’ve never worked at a firm, only public interest and have no idea how to do billable hours.
What is adjusted utilization?
Is it normal to be “available” during the summer as an a2 going into a3, little nervous about utilization.
“You need to work more hours to increase your utilization, but be mindful of the hours you’re charging. We need to be efficient with the budget.” Oh... ok.
Welcome to Whose Job is it Anyways! Where the deliverable is made up and the utilization doesn't matter.
Why does Deloitte's utilization calculation take 52 weeks x 40 hrs as the denominator, what about firm holidays?
GT NY Folks- Tax A1 here, any insight on round tables for first year’s? People have said they generally never fire A1’s, is that true? Utilization is low so a little concerned.
How can utilization encourage efficiency? I have a 30hr code and I finished the work in 5hr. If I charge 5, the write up gives credit to the partner and my utilization suffers.
What is difference between "Vehicle Maintenance Allowance " and "Car Allowance"? I have both components in my CTC breakup under basket of allowances. Can any of these be somehow utilized for reducing tax liability?
I’m just starting up as a freelancer after years of being a full time agency employee. Any big watch outs before finalizing my contract? What about frequency of invoicing and defining billable time? Any guidance on freelancing dos and don’ts is much appreciated.
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. 😔
How many people on dating apps looking for something serious? Upvote / respond age/gender ?
The federal stance is shifting regarding the reopening...”He [President Trump] demanded that all of the nation’s schools reopen for the fall semester — until, suddenly, he allowed for some wiggle room.” The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trumps-week-of-retreat-the-president-reverses-course-as-the-coronavirus-surges-out-of-control/2020/07/24/bf680c2c-cdc2-11ea-91f1-28aca4d833a0_story.html
What is your Remote work experience, Coronavirus Work-Life seems to have changed the way we work impactfully
I learnt that I earn almost the same than a Senior AD. Any advices to increase or re-evaluate my salary with my boss? (next post = more info)
Had a final round at BCG last Friday. After the interviews they said that the would release results today. Then I got an email today saying they will only give the results on the next Friday. What could have happened?? I also know some people how interviewed on the same day as mine and got a rejection email today.
How do you deal with family in India believing and spreading every false rumor/forwarded message on WhatsApp? I stopped correcting them a few years ago when I realized it was bad for my relationship with them, but the forwards nowadays especially related to Covid is outright dangerous (and obviously false when read by an educated person). Very worried about this
Do participants see notifications when you share a specific window in zoom, not your screen? Asking for a friend who forgot to turn on do not disturb and maybe got a questionable text during a presentation to a client.
How likely do you think it is for COVID to have an impact on MBA FT Fall 21 starts? Asking this because I’m looking to apply to LBS/INSEAD and really don’t wanna miss the global traveling side of the programs.
Has anyone moved from NYC to a big city in Texas (Dallas FW, Houston or Austin)? I’ve been to Texas two times and I’m interested in the personal freedom culture as well as space. I’m living in a small NYC studio paying way too much, subsidizing failing state and local governments. I was paying for the NYC culture which is gone for the foreseeable future due to Covid.
Taking my last part of the CPA exam this Friday and getting extremely anxious. Any tips to ease the anxiety?
Need opinions: lender services vs a lower MM M&A IB (deal value 60m to 200m/ebitda generally up to 25m) role. I’ve been wanting to pivot to finance for a while now but not sure if going the LMM route sets me up better than just staying in TAS and waiting for a role in ABS/private credit. Short term comp is less of a concern for me since I’m thinking of this LMM IB as a stepping stone move.
Any consultants promoted from staff to senior last year that can advise as to what percent raise you received? Trying to see the difference between the likely 7.5 percent promotion increase offered this year as a result of covid and previous years raises.
I was at my last firm for almost a year and a half, and have been at my current firm for about a year. I’m considering lateraling again. While this be seen as too soon/like I cannot commit?
DevOps with Python Automation in OnMobile (8.5LPA) or DevOps 5G automation in Oracle (7.5LPA) ? Which is best and Why ?
I've been in my current role for one month plus. I am ready to shift gears. The work is not challenging at all. Just filling out precedents and provided no guidance whatsoever. We are overworked and under paid. I no longer like capital markets. If I start applying for jobs, would it look bad that I'm leaving so soon?
Was offered 90k for an associate role at A&M in the transaction advisory group. What would total comp look like?
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