How much hike do you generally get at Amazon during the first year? Provided that thevperson joins before July…. And are RSUs also offered as part of the increment? Amazon
If Limited Partners get 30% of profits but have an equal share of 4.5% of those profits, how much does the fund have to profit itself for the LPs to see 18% returns?
Can anyone answer?
I’m 8 weeks pregnant and have thrown up every day the past two weeks. I know it will peak over the next few weeks and hopefully will get better after that but working is so hard when I feel like this. Any words of encouragement or advice to help get through this if you dealt with this?
I am joining RSM next week. What are the firm’s Christmas-new year lock down dates, if any?
It feels like customers treat me with a higher degree of disrespect because I have an accent, and that makes it hard for them to believe I understand what I'm saying
I inherited tenants when I bought the house- decent people & pay rent on time. But I don't have any sort of IDs of them. Do I have a ground to request them for a copy of their IDs?
I just hit $200k NW and it’s been 7 months since I made my post (link below) about hitting $100k NW in Dec ‘21.
I’m just mind-blown since it took me 2.5 years to get the first $100k and it’s snowballed from there. I’ve gone from $82.5k TC to $238k TC plus a $20k appreciation on a house I bought at the beginning of the year
Can’t really talk about finances with friends/family so this is the only place I can share milestones like this haha…we’ll see if I can hit $300k by EOY
Mid day bubble bath brought to you by WFH 🛀
How do you make your husband understand that you are working and you are not just messing around home! Seriously since we started WFH I have faced lots of distractions from him and I got tired of repeating myself that I’m working & I need to focus. We do not have any kid but in that sense I think I could have make a kid understand to not keep nudging me when I’m working😓
What’s your strategy when job hunting and what has worked for you? Do you prefer to mass apply or find jobs through network? If working full time, when do you apply for jobs? When do you prepare for interviews? How long has it taken you from start of job hunt till getting that call and offer?
Hope you had a great Monday! 😊
Got Engaged last night!!!! 🎉🎉 I'm jumping the gun, but am just so excited. Need bridal dress recommendations
I gave interview on 27 of August for virtual drive but i didn't get any response regarding feedback but my status is showing evaluation in progress on my ibegin portal last 2 week should i accept selected or not ?
I’m 2nd year associate and I want to start building networks/connections with clients and participate more in BD efforts. My reasoning here is that the earlier you get started the better. Did anyone else give this a lot of attention early in their career and see it pay off later? Did anyone leave it to late in their career and regret not getting started earlier?
Anybody working in HDFC Bank?
I need small assistance, one of HDFC bank employee just commited a fraud with me
HDFC Bank Limited
RSM folks recently hired, how long did it take prior to your start date in receiving your laptop and equipment? What did you get in addition to your laptop?
How long do you give a court clerk to stamp something before you follow up? Context is super tight filing / service deadlines in this case. Yes it's filled but I still have to serve it and want to make sure the filing isn't rejected either.
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To experienced attorneys at large employers, has anyone tried starting a small side practice in a different area of law (wills & trusts, for example) and succeeded in building it out over time? Notwithstanding my present employer being happy/okay with this, curious as to the feasibility when I have no real experience in the practice area.
Would like a separate law-related side hustle to potentially build into my full time work down the road. Thanks.
Health insurance Q: I’m choosing between 2 Anthem PPO’s, gold or silver. Gold is higher monthly fee, lower deductibles. Silver is low monthly fee, higher deductibles. In Cali. Any advice on deciding?
NYC PI Comp question- what is the expected starting salary range for a 5th-8th year associate? What should the rest of the comp package look like in terms of % of fees etc?
I'm in ID and considering making the leap...
How many bonuses come around in a year at the average law firm? Number of occurrences more importantly, but y’all can provide amount too if you like
What do you like or dislike about working in immigration? What are the growth opportunities in the field?
Have a PI case in Pennsylvania where a young child suffered serious injuries and will require 24/7 care from his parents the rest of his life. It seems like PA does not recognize a filial loss of consortium for the parents unless there is a wrongful death of the child… or does it? Any fishes able to chime in on that?
My laptop died. IT needs to check it physically. I’m 300 miles away from the nearest office and 1000 miles away from my office. I’ll be driving there first thing tomorrow - if you were a partner, would you be pissed that I’ll probably have to take a day off even if I’m at an office? Is it my fault that I’m out of town?
Anyone have advise on what the legal market looks like in Austin for a second year litigation associate? Want to move in house.
Does anyone deal with constant disrespect in the workplace due to their age ? It’s crazy how secretaries are placed on a pedestal here because they are older and I guess have been here longer? But it’s becoming so draining. Beyond the petty things, I requested off for an event months ago and am now being told I may need to come in because the secretary requested off too( even though I told her about the day off months ago. For background there is an alleged rule that we cannot both be off)
Question for Junior Associates, particularly from smaller firms (2-10 lawyers), Outer Suburbia office-Initial Compensation for a 2nd year associate in Family Law/ID - $80,000 salary, retirement benefit of 10% gross income paid by Firm, 75% of health (dental & vision too) insurance premium covered, bar dues, CLEs and Malpractice Insurance covered. Additional bonuses discretionary, 1250 billable hours expected - Fair or not? If not (again a firm 2-10 lawyers), why not? (DC/Baltimore Suburbs)
Any tips on approaching the subject of going on reduced hours or part time? No kids, just want more work life balance.
I need to join a firm and practice group that has sufficient support for its first years (going into second years), doesn’t just throw them into a trial by fire, and has a decent WLB. Does anywhere exist like this in NYC?
I recently left private practice (civil litigation) and started an in-house gig that I really love. I am working on a few projects with another attorney who has been in-house for their entire career, but is more senior than I am. I’m experiencing defensiveness from them on assignments that the GC has asked us to work on jointly. I am wondering if anyone has found themselves in a similar situation when making the move in-house. Is there anything I can do to improve the working relationship?
Recruiters are completely, utterly useless and will do nothing but waste your time. Change my mind. Just venting.
Is there a corporate / transactional job out there where you work predictable hours, maybe a weekend here and there each month, but are able to maintain some semblance of a life? I’m a 3rd year assoc and enjoy my work, but need time for certain personal things (family, health). I have an MBA and am willing to move into more of a business driven role. Recently went from a V50 to a large boutique and still haven’t found much improvement in schedule control. Does in house do this or is that a myth?
Does anyone have any insight on Carlton Fields? Particularly the Atlanta office, though any information about firm culture, work, good or bad is appreciated.
What do you do when you follow a partner’s instructions to the T, but they end up criticizing your work product and by extension your competency? Do you politely push back or just take it?
SOS to anyone in the Austin, Texas area! About to be 3rd year associate with experience in financial services, bankruptcy, regulatory compliance (mostly consumer and bank focuses) and litigation. Can’t stand my tiny firm after being here for over a year. Keep making it to final round interviews for roles (in-house, mid-size firms) I’m probably a bit “under-qualified” for but no luck. Looking for any advice on firms/companies to look at. I’ll also happily accept any jokes to make me feel better.
Not a lawyer specific question, but since many of us have crazy student loan debt thought I’d ask here. Why on earth isn’t there a conversation around the predatory interest rates on student loans? I feel like it would be so easy for the federal government to slash those rates, then people would actually pay back their loans, and it would be so much better for so many. We are instead having exclusively conversations about loan forgiveness but why no love for reduction in interest?
Anyone have a good response to RFP template/sample? Jury rigging something right now but, man, there has gotta be a better way.
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I think it depends on your finances. If you’ll be able to stay afloat (and save some money), then move if you truly think this will be good for you. You’re only young once. Also, if you don’t have a family to take care of, move, get it out of your system, and then decide next steps whether to stay or jump back to another city.
From reading your post, it already sounds like you’ve made up your mind. You’re finding more excuses to move rather than stay. If you need that one sole person to say do it, then use me as that person. Do it!
20k is barely a hit. COL could move needle more. Mental happiness is most impt factor. We work too hard to be miserable.
I agree with the first reply. With as much as attorneys work, you cannot hate your job. While the pay cut and added expense for cost of living may require some changes, you can't put a price on mental health and general well-being.
140 to 120 is a hit I would take
Truthfully, I almost made a similar move. I asked for at least 120k while interviewing for an in-house role. Current job was 149k. They ended up offering me 115k with a "5k signing bonus." I ended up turning it down and cited the offer being lower than my limit as a valid reason. No hard feelings, so it all worked out well.
But anyway, I decided 120k was my limit and stuck to it. It's somewhat arbitrary, but figure out your range and feel confident in what you want.
Yes. The difference is nominal after tax. And your happiness is worth a lot more than that.
I took a pay cut around the same percentage to move to a small community and be near great outdoor recreation. No regrets.