Sometimes I have a really hard time focusing. I've never been diagnosed with ADHD and this focusing issue started recently (2-3 years ago). Does anyone take any supplements or vitamins to help with staying focused?
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teacher of deaf/hard of hearing
Today I found the wedding website of a cute guy (early 30s) I met two weeks ago, who’s been texting me every day since we met. I sent the screenshot to him and asked him about it, but he hasn’t responded. We haven’t done anything(thank god) but I already feel like a home wrecker. She still has his name too. 💔
The everyday skill that i admire the most is Typing in a keyboard.
50 years ago, it was a specific job and was a skill to put in the CV. Now we switch between keyboards (phone, computer) and type at light speed without looking. Everyone.
Wonder which current skill will become "everyday and everyone" in 50 years.
Feeling uneasy about the disease state I’m working on. I just started this job but working on this is giving me major chills and sadness and just mentally laying really heavy on me.. how to I adjust
When was the last time there were significant layoffs at your firm? Do you foresee them happening again soon?
Is Chief worth it? Did your firm pay?
Hello! Does anybody have some hiking favs or tips in the Great Smoky Mountains? It’ll be our first time hiking in the South.
I got a interview call for front-end developer from DXC Technology . How should I prepare for interview? I am having 3 years of experience.
Question: My boyfriend has been telling me and friends/family that he is going to propose “soon.” I told him that’s wonderful, but it’s starting to cause me anxiety because friends/family think there is going to be a proposal every single event because of the word “soon.” Today he let it slip that he doesn’t even plan for it to be in 2021 after about 6 months of waiting because he wanted to do an international trip? I’m older and the nature of the proposal isnt important. Anyway (contd below)
Did you guys buy your own house after a kid or before? What in your opinion is better? Also, any women on H1B who have made a decision like this?
Anyone switched from Media strategy to Programmatic or Analytics? What are the cons? How was the change overall day-to-day routine? I’d appreciate any advices and experiences. Thank you 🙏
What do you enjoy about being a life science consultant? Do you feel you get enjoyment out of your work? What don’t you like? I really want a career where I can learn about multiple disease landscapes/projects and ultimately feel like I am somehow improving things for patients/HCPs/producers. Is this a right fit?
If anyone is interested in pursuing an IB summer internship for summer 2023, especially freshman and sophomores, recruitment and preparation season is NOW
How to approach it?
1) Network - send out coffee chat emails to alums or any professional at the firms you want to apply to
2) Prep technicals, behaviorals
3) Insights/Diversity programs - look for any that are still open and apply ASAP if you qualify, they can lead to an accelerated interview process
4) Find when apps usually open
I’m in Deloitte Human Capital (commercial) and very anxious to find a new opportunity. Senior consultant. Help?
I’m really discouraged. My after tax / after 401k contributions etc. take home pay is $6,500 monthly. I have $60,000 in savings / stocks for a down payment but even looking at a $550,000 home, my monthly payment would be about $3,400 from the calculators I’ve been using. Is that too high?
So discouraged that houses where I live are about 50% higher than what they were 2 years ago, and now interest rates are around 5.25% for my credit score. This is like a 1750 sq foot home
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Books you wish you could read again for the first time? Anything but horror and sci-fi ￼
Jx: Minn., but any relevant experience is appreciated
Probate w/out will, decedent left behind two minor children. Decedent's only asset is a lien on her marital home awarded in her divorce decree. There's no deadline to satisfy the lien, and the parties did not execute a note for the lien or a deed transferring the house into husband's name alone. Decedent's debts amount to significant portion of the lien value. My questions:
1) does either the lien and/or lack of deed constitute an interest
I discovered yesterday when reviewing my docket (which is more than 50 cases) that a client had an SOL about 2 weeks ago. I have my own paralegal and have had countless conversations about the only thing I absolutely rely on her for is calendaring and making sure I don’t miss a deadline. This is a big one to miss. I texted her and she deflected and blamed me (she said “you said you didn’t want to file suit on this claim”). Thoughts? (Couple further facts below)
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!
I’m experiencing a lot of miscommunication personally and at work. People say to me “we’ll that’s not what you said” “you didn’t make that clear” “you didn’t say that before.” In my mind, I feel I couldn’t have been more clear. It’s like there is a disconnect between what I think I am saying and the words coming out of my mouth. Then when I think back to the convo, I remember saying what I was thinking, and second guess the exact words I used. Does this happen to else?
When you hear someone say they are “of counsel” in a law firm, what does that mean to you? I know in practice, it just means something other than partner or associate. But to an outsider, does it signify an elevated status of some sort or do people just think it means the attorney isn’t a full time employee?
FTM and 7th year associate with a 5 month old. I need a nanny. I don’t even know where to start. But I know I need one. Any tips?
Ladies, I am a 3rd year associate at a mid size law firm working on complex M&A transactions. I am trying to pull together a resume but have no idea what type of information I should share. Does anyone have good resources / samples of a legal resume they could pass along?
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 here committed to a partner who has significant debt? My partner of over a year has >$300K in debt from med school. She has since quit medicine, due to a toxic culture that sounds worse than biglaw. In the last year she started earning enough to refinance her loans into a 10-year horizon. I am fortunate to be debt free and am saving aggressively with the aim of making a down payment on a NYC apartment in the next 5 years. We would like to get married before owning property (cont)
I am an associate at a 4 attorney firm. My current caseload is busy. I have an offer for a new job and made a counter offer. I’m expecting a response possibly today, definitely in the next few days. The new firm is pushing me to get there ASAP. One of the partners at my current is finally able to go on her honeymoon starting next week. I genuinely like her as a person and professional, and would like to wait until she returns, then give 2 weeks notice. Am I being ridiculous?
There is another associate that is currently on maternity leave but is still joining corporate group meetings, reading email, etc. and while I appreciate her dedication I’m not going to do that haha. I’m currently pregnant and am wondering if I need to be explicit that I’m not reading or responding to emails or is it just assumed that I won’t be? Never done this before. Thanks!
I’ve been trying to find the right antidepressants for me, but it’s been a terrible journey. I’m constantly either feeling bad side effects when on the drugs or a bad funk when off (headache, lethargy, anxiety, nausea). I’m starting to notice a lot of mistakes I made when my mind was in a haze and am concerned how to deal with finding the right medication but also not destroying my career bc of the side effects. Any suggestions? Is this something I tell my firm about? If so, how?
I just found out my ex got engaged, and we’re going to a close friend’s wedding in a couple of months. No chance of not going to the wedding, but I’m panicking thinking of going alone and him bringing his fiancée. Unfortunately, just today, I sent my RSVP saying I would be going alone. Invite seemed to indicate I had a plus one (said to include names of people attending). What is the etiquette of raising this issue with my friend/the bride and asking to bring someone?
Not sure where to post this but could use some advice. My little sister was just rejected from the Macaulay Honors program at CUNY (1460 SATs, 4.0 gpa, lots of extracurriculars). She is inconsolable and believes this means her chances for acceptance to any other schools she wants to attend (Vassar, Williams, Barnard) are shot. Are there any guidance/ admissions counselors in this bowl that can provide some guidance or perspective? I'd love to help her calm down as she suffers from major OCD.
Any advice for healthier eating, or eating in general, when dealing with a particularly stressful time? I struggle with inflammatory stomach issues as it is, and the stress has been piling up and making it much worse lately - I’m either nauseous or have no appetite (or both). Decided to take the time to make one of my favourite (healthy and vegetarian) meals tonight and it was just not appealing at all 🥲 I don’t think I’ve had a proper meal in a week and I feel terrible.
First Post: Flexibility as an Attorney
Am I expected to be in front of my laptop during business hours every single day or can I make an appointment or head to the gym at certain times?
For background, I’m a newly minted attorney at a small to mid-size firm with reasonable billable hours (under 2000 annually). I also get to work from home multiple days a week. There has been no mention of expectations and the turnover rate is so high, I don’t know who to ask.
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