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Dear Sharks, I have been told by manager that they will send onsite to me whenever I asked, Due to this I am not able to switch into other company
in spite of I had offer from good company which I didn't utilize and now again I have few in pipelines. I have very less CTC as per my experience level.
Now how to deal with this situation.
When TCS will send joining letter if I accepted offer letter 1month back and my joining date is 1st aug. Please help
Looking for a referral to KPMG
I love what I do. But I just want Administration to have our backs. Last semester I had 4-5 unruly students I begged and pleaded for them to get them out of my class. They did nothing for the whole semester. I told the school board I refuse to teach at that school with that administration there. I don't trust them and I have no faith in them Administration is supposed to have our backs.
I have had interview with Deloitte last Wednesday and I have been told that we will discuss and HR will tell you final decision in few days.
Should I wait for few more days or should I sent them follow up email ?
When a project is taking longer because of client delays, what have you done to motivate them back on track so the agency isn’t burning hrs/money waiting on decisions? Looking for contract details, conversation motivators, money/percentage threats, recommend moving to hourly after a certain time etc. any advice welcome.
For people joining from a different city to Bosch Hyderabad, do the company provide initial accommodation.
Also, does the company provide relocation expenses.
Deloitte asked last 7 years of address for verification. Not sure if people will able to recognize or not as first 3 years I was in PG and individual house.
Can someone advice please.
When the dude presenting is wearing a Vineyard Vines shirt and you can’t take them seriously 🙄 #MyDadsALawyerStarterPack #BoatShoesCrew
My interview was scheduled in Accenture for java back end developer with experience 2 years. How tough it will be the interview and what are the phases?
Favorite personal finance podcasts?
Trying to get a sense of what typical hours are like at different consulting firms in Dubai. Want to see what time you start and close each day, if you get breaks besides lunch and dinner, early closing on Fridays, etc. Is it vastly different at different levels within your companies? Any insight is appreciated 🙏
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How many non-billable hours do you bill per year? Do they count towards your goal and bonus?
M&A Hours Check. What’s your year end target looking like? Think about 80 percent of the firm’s group is not going to hit hours. Not sure how sustainable this is. Definitely have great leadership that are swallowing the brunt of it, but I’m curious if any survivors of 08 ever had a really bad hours year and still survived. Obviously M&A takes the brunt during these times, but are firms thinking that they want to be poised for when things return back to normal or are they about to let the ball go
How do you track your time spent reading and responding to emails? I don’t want to run a timer each time I open outlook, but I feel like I’m losing hours of billable time every day to one-off emails that I would never individually bill for.
PEDS- any Adderall/Concerta etc. users? Do you do it to maintain a competitive edge or do you just like it?
If a recruiter asks what your average billable hours are, will you ever have to show proof of this number or no?
Anyone else deal with nervous diarrhea related to hearings, depositions, etc.? I've historically been fine with public speaking so the nerves stem more from the fear of fucking up for my client/firm, which thankfully has never happened. But I'm just dreading the day where I just full on lose my shit literally while in court or taking a depo. If you've dealt with the same thing, what helps?
Looking for some summer reading material. Wanted to see if anyone had suggestions for books on litigation and or business/ money investments.
How does your firm keep track of billable hours? Are you measured by month or year or both?
Is it normal to have a yearly requirement but get emails/phone calls any month you come in “short” (below the estimated monthly requirement to meet your yearly goal) regardless of whether you’re on track to meet or exceed your yearly requirement?
Received a 15% increase from current firm, considering lateraling for 60%+ increase. But at my current firm, I love my partners, work is okay, WLB is good. Any advice? Any support/encouragement to still lateral?
Working remotely until next year! Who’s in? Lol
Just ruined my very expensive ergonomic wireless keyboard by dropping a gallon of coffee on it. How’s your day going
Should I send a Christmas gift to my partner? I’ve done cards in the past but. I was a poorly paid intern back then.
Is Bryan Garner’s The Redbook worth getting? (I’m a 3 year associate, plaintiff litigation)
Repeat question, ish. What is the income and year out of law school for solo practice attorneys. Also, i would like to know the approx size of the county you work in and type of support staff.
If you’re an AUSA in a busy criminal district full of big law refugees (SDNY, NDIL, CDCA, etc.), how many hours a week do you work if you’re trying to get promoted? Is it big law hours? Is there at least some relief from big law type issues like fire drills? I can’t imagine there being the same type of white collar fire drills if you’re the one creating them for big lawyers. Any truth in that assumption?
Has anyone considered going back to school?
ID Associates…how the hell do you reach your billable requirements? Just started at an ID firm and am lost as to how it’s possible when there is so much daily grind type work that you cannot bill for. Someone enlighten me.
I feel like my billable hourly rate is way too low. I know I’m only a second year at a boutique firm but for some clients I’m billed at only $175. I also have an MBA - am I crazy to think my hour should be “worth” more?
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First, you are not alone. The phenomenon is common in all forms and areas of practice and at all levels. Partners and managers will also feel it when faced with tasks they are not familiar with which can happen with surprising regularity. I personally experience it most often during client interactions, wondering if they will see through the charade. The key to overcoming impostor syndrome is familiarity. We don't feel like frauds when we tie our shoes because that is an old and well ingrained skill. We don't feel like frauds when we send a text to our friends because we've been doing it repeatedly. After enough exposures, you'll stop feeling like a fraud when you prep that run of the mill discovery motion, or whatever the heck kind of regular documents you transactional types do (maybe a lease or something? Idk I'm a litigator). Keep in mind that as you continue to practice law you will become more and more familiar with what scares you today and that familiarity will bring confidence with it.
Second. We refer to what we do as attorneys as "practicing law." I don't think that is a mistake. Law is something we constantly and continually practice, always trying to get better. We are required to attend CLE's to continually develop our knowledge, and our day to day tasks develop our skills. Even the oldest partner at your firm is still practicing the law. Cut yourself some slack as you build skills through repeated practice.
Third. Ask for help. Partners and senior associates were once entry level fresh faced associates and we remember what it was like. Ask us for help, for constructive criticism. Take the constructive criticism - we are trying to help you be better lawyers. We are largely genuinely happy to help. A common saying is that "there are no stupid questions." That isn't strictly true. But even for the questions that are stupid, I would rather field a hundred stupid questions than find out a junior made a stupid assumption because they didn't want to ask. If I get a stupid question or find a stupid assumption on the twentieth time you;ve done a type of assignment, I'll be annoyed that you didn't come to me with that question on the first few times you did it. Ask for help and you'll usually get it.
In sign off, as a former boss of mine was fond of saying: Go forth and litigate, or sue someone, or defend someone, or write a contract or whatever the heck it is that you do. But most importantly, go forth and bill.