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Omfg we owe $55k in taxes 🥺😭🤢🥴🤮🆘
I was having a conversation with a good friend I went to law school with. We both have been in private practice for 30+ years. We were discussing how so much energy was putting into getting into a good law school, setting up our own practices, building our law firms etc. but little to none in how to wind up our own careers and retire.￼I was wondering if anybody on this forum has actually retired and how life looks like after the rigorous practice of law. Do you feel a loss of ￼purpose? Identity?Does doing volunteer work fill that void?
How do you tell a manager that the reason you don’t ask them questions is because when you’ve asked them questions in the past they try to short answer you and then don’t give you an actual answer or try to help you in the least amount of way? I have asked her questions on training items that she didn’t really help me on in the past so I have struggled through a couple things with clients. She called me out on my time on this client and told me all of this in an EOD email.
Folks, do you leave tips when you check out of hotel rooms? I feel bad not leaving any when I dont have cash on me, which is most weeks. 🤷🏽♂️
Decided that I’m leaving audit today. Trying to understand the full range of opportunities in forensics. Will have my CPA and CFE. So far, I understand that there are client-serving firms like FTI and then the B4 will have forensics arms as well. What are some other forensic accounting roles? Pros and cons? Better than audit? Honestly just looking to learn anything.
What is the best way to book air tickets for NZ? Should I use sky scanner, Expedia etc or a travel agent?
Our current itinerary is
NYC to Auckland to Queenstown to Wellington to Auckland to NYC
I have 2 years currently remaining on my H1B and don’t have I140 yet. Am planning to start applying to places, but I see a lot of posts about how companies are saying no to folks who have contd..
Thoughts on equity research, specifically the healthcare/life science sector? How does WLB and exits compare to banking, and can you lateral from one to the other?
Its been a week since verbal confirmation on an offer , how long does it typically take to get the offer letter ?
UI developer (react or angular) opening in Thoughtworks mail ur resume to firstname.lastname@example.org for referral
Has anyone ever had an airline lose their luggage before? What was your procedure? What was the outcome? Thanks!
Kpmg vs Deloitte for Devops engineers? Which is best for WLB, projects and work wise.
I have joined Accenture today. My onboarding has started. I would like to have an idea on how they allocate me to a project. Tech stack I was hired for: AWS Bigdata. YOE: 5. Would I get an option to choose or should I have to join whatever they ask me to?Accenture
I’m revamping my resume, what makes a good resume? What are some things I should include? Definitely hard numbers, like sales quotas, but what about soft skills? I’m trying to target Director-level roles.
Why do people support the BJP? Outside looking in, it just seems like a nationalist groups who haven’t actually done the economy much good and hindered progress.
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This career makes me incredibly anxious and I think I need a therapist. I’ve never been in therapy before and I’m not really sure where/how to pick a therapist. Any suggestions or helpful tips? Thank you!!
I am a 46 year old attorney. My live-in partner of 6 years is a 51 year old non-attorney. He works hard from 8 - 5:30/6:00 and then is done for the day. I have to log back on after dinner; he does not. I have kids who live with me 1/2 the time; he does not have kids. I cook all of our meals (except for those that are take out) and generally do the post-meal cleanup. I have asked him to help with this, and he has gone so far as to put away food, but when it comes to…cont in comments…
Hi everyone. I’m planning to take family leave to care for a family member (starting at one day a week). What do you think the repercussions will be for my career?
I’ve posted here before about the best way to give notice. I plan to do it Monday, which will be 3 weeks before my new job starts. This week, my judge has inexplicably told me how much he appreciates my work/how thankful he is for my work. He told us previously that he had hormone issues that he was starting medication for. He was nice for a while before becoming incredibly toxic. The hours/benefits are so good, but I’m so scared he’ll go back to toxicity. Should I stay or go?
I am 5 (almost 6) months pregnant and finding it increasingly difficult to handle my work load as a litigation associate. On one hand I really want to enjoy my pregnancy and personal life and on the other I want to do well at work and stay in the good graces of the equity partners especially during covid... but the stress of cases is almost unbearable. How do other pregnant attorneys cope?
Any tips on getting better at paying attention to detail and proofreading? I’m in transactional law and it seems like no matter how much I try, I miss some silly mistakes when editing. I hate looking like an idiot when a partner catches something I should’ve caught. I’m starting at a new firm and want to start off on the right foot. Any tips or resources would be great!
Starting a new job at a big firm (Canada) on Monday and need a little wardrobe refresh (I say “need” because all my suits are nervous sweated out and I want to forget those early years.)
I’ve reviewed all the posts on the shoe debate and am hoping to narrow this down. Any ladies, who love high heels, regret their Louboutin purchase? Looking at 85mm but would probably be as comfortable as someone can be in 100mm.
My other shoes will be practical but I want a power shoe.
I know this is a very subjective question, but in NYC, how much money do you need to raise a child? Our combined gross income is $325k per year, about to increase to $450k this summer. Combined student loan is $180k. We expect no help from parents. I want to pay it off asap & want to save for down payment, but also want to expand our family! How much of a financial hit should I expect? Idk if this is relevant, but we are in our late 20s/early 30s so our biological clock is not ticking hard.
Non-law question: Has anyone invested in an at-home exercise bike/treadmilll/elliptical during all of this? Do you use it?
I’d really love an exercise bike (I’ve basically quit working out because I’m tired of videos) but I’d hate to spend the money and have it sit there after 6 months. For reference, I’m looking at something about half the price of a Peloton.
Can we start a Britney Spears thread? Any thoughts on ways she can get out of her conservatorship? I looked up the judge and she’s a bad egg, and I really don’t think Britney’s chances are high with her awful lawyer. I don’t know how Britney can live like this for years to come…. It’s really beyond sad.
Has anyone become CIPP- certified using a training course provided by IAPP? Is the price worth it? My current organization will reimburse a portion, but it is still quite an investment - $2850. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Does anyone have thoughts on a nanny vs daycare for an infant? I’m currently pregnant with twins and joining waitlists for daycares for post-maternity leave but most waitlists are VERY long and a lot of my friends have gone with a nanny. For context, I’m a senior associate in a busy transactional practice, my husband is in house (works much less than me) and my parents live in the same city and are willing to help but not be full time care.
JONES DAY DISCRIMINATION SUIT DROPPED - just need to get a discussion on this starter - did plaintiffs get paid? Will they be blacklisted for life?
Don’t want to call out of work but can’t fathom working today 💔. Lucky I’m finally in house. Left partner of 2Y yesterday. Always had jealousy issues (her thinking I chose friends over her, her isolating me from friends to have me all to herself) and I finally said enough is enough. Final straw was her throwing a glass of water in my face when fighting. She keeps begging me to come home and says she’ll change. Hard not to go back. Never thought I’d be 32, heartbroken, and on sisters spare room.
Have you considered or would you consider a carrier in Plaintiff’s side PI? Why / why not? Please be completely honest!! The % of women in PI is low and I’m debating the reason w/ some friends. Thanks
During my meet and confer with OPC, he told me “it’s like i am speaking to a brick wall” when we were discussing case law regarding joint employers. how do i politely tell him to eff off?
Exciting news but also need some guidance-- after many many months of looking I received an offer from a small firm. Seems like a great opportunity ex big law folks, in my practice area, no billable requirement, culture embraces remote work, appearance of forward thinking firm. At last firm I was making around 140k (underpaid for market), offer letter is 85k and potential bump to 100kish after a certaib period. Do I bother trying to negotiateor just accept and leave money alone?
Do any other young women lawyers have experiences with senior women lawyers treating them more harshly than their young male counterparts? I’ve experienced this a lot at the firm I currently work for and I find it very discouraging because this is not the female mentorship I imagined. Side note: I’ve never been anything but professional, calm and courteous
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