It seems partners are much more flexible with associates who have kids than with those who don’t. If it’s okay for my colleague with a kid to leave at 5 pm and log on later, why isn’t that the same for me (no kids)? My obligations might be different, but I still have a life and want to be able to do certain things, like catch that evening workout class or cook dinner for my partner. As you can probably tell, my firm is operating 100% in person. There is no point here — I’m just whining.
I hate how billable hours are inextricably tied to your sense of worth/achievement in this job
How long does it take you to bill 8 hours a day? I’m a first year and feel like I’m not as efficient as I could be or am under billing. It takes me 10-12 hours to bill 8. This includes the hour I take for lunch and dinner, some breaks for bathroom, and non billable time like entering time etc. how are people billing 200 hours a month? What am I doing wrong?
Opinions? Management now requiring everyone to have 45 billable hrs per week, not including mandatory concepting n pitch work. Most people participating in 2-3 initiatives at same time. Is this normal
Does anyone run a business in addition to their firm? I’m a solo and I’m doing pretty well with about 60-70 billable hours a month. Though that leaves a lot of downtime. Curious if anyone has any second businesses that require about 20 hours a week. Not looking for passive income or franchise ideas though.
Looking for inspirations/examples of time entry descriptions to bill for reading an email. Would appreciate any other examples of billable time entry descriptions that aren’t so obvious too.
I cannot stand the billable hour. I love litgation but I would rather charge anyway other than a billable hours it's such a pain to enter to the 1/6th of an hour when I was doing.
When your firm requires billable hours, how are they calculated? Actual vs realized (I.e. what you put on your billing sheet vs what is billed to the client). Does your firm differentiate? Which number do they go by? My mind is somehow not comprehending how some big law hours are under my small firm requirement?
Please help clarify the confusion. Biglaw pays majors bucks with 1950 hours. Associates bill exactly 1950 (sometimes lower) and don’t get fired at BigLaw (although they won’t make partner, w.e.). Meanwhile, Regional and mid size firms pay significant less and expect 1850 billable hours, like why? 🤯 what’s their value proposition? It’s still a lot of billables and still sucks. What am I missing?
We are working on trying to convince firm management to update their very outdated meal reimbursement policy. Do others mind sharing what theirs are? Interested in maximum amount, whether there is a billable hours requirement, whether meals have to be delivered to the office, and whether any changes during pandemic. Thanks! If you don’t mind supplying law firm, would appreciate it.
I refuse to believe separate strategies for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter generates enough value to justify the cost in incremental billable hours over just posting the same stuff to all channels.
I am a new associate (1 month in mid-tier firm) and I struggle to get work to fill up the whole day. In honest time, i get about 3-5 billable hours a day. Am I going to get in trouble or fired over this?? I am putting my best efforts when I do get work and I ask for work sometimes. At this point I feel like I am being annoying too…
Is it possible to have an off day with billable hours? Corner office is always concerned about our mental health “in these trying times” yet the not-so-subtle “I noticed your hours went down this week” convos undermine that. Even if my hours are down from 2 weeks ago but still over 40 billable.
How big of a reduction in billable hrs req would it be worth it to you to take a 40K pay cut?
Looking to switch from government to private practice after 12 years. Any insights into the best resources for salary and billable requirements for firms in the KC are?
How many client billable hours (excluding probono etc) are you supposed to be billing per month not to be fired? I range anywhere from 130 to 200 hours depending on the month.
I hate that the "do not disturb" sign keeps falling each time i open the door of my hotel room 😖
When you just friended your SM on Xbox and you can't decide if that's a good or bad thing for your work-life; but all you can think about is how you're going to kick his ass in Call of Duty.
When the IT "experts" at your client office spend the first 30 minutes of every meeting figuring out how to sort columns in excel
My wife is giving birth in a few months to our first child. Should I take the full 16 weeks? Four months seems like an extremely long time. What about utilization and bonus? Getting replaced in projects and initiatives?
Got married to my gf of 8 years while we were both in college, 4 years later I'm wondering if I should just cut ties now in case I want to divorce her later.. I'm pretty strong on the partner track &
Accenture how are the raises and bonuses today? Standard or are people finally getting paid?
I'm starting a four month project in Detroit starting Monday. Like if you're jealous of my jet-setting lifestyle.
Anybody else think nobody should have to pay 45% or more of their salary in taxes? Govt needs to learn how to spend the money they already take from us
I've got $150k in the bank. 500k Marriott points and 300k miles. Now that my lease has ended, I'm seriously considering quitting and just taking vacation like the irresponsible millennial I am.
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