Anybody switched from plaintiff to defense later in their career? If so, which did you prefer? Also, I’ve done plaintiff work my entire career - outside of billable hours, in your experience what are some frustrations/challenges that are unique to the defense side? I’m a 10 year attorney looking at some defense jobs right now and they seem a lot more stable with more upward mobility than anything I’ve experienced at a plaintiff firm. Thanks in advance for any comments offered.
How do you get 40 hours of billable work done (and then not fall behind on admin stuff) with kids at home!? I have a 4 month old and a 3 yo with care 2 days per week and I don’t think I can do this!! Please help!
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
Curious about how many hours plaintiffs litigation attorneys work on average per week. I’m a defense attorney and billable hours don’t make for the best work life balance. Thanks in advance.
I’m thankfully hitting my hours, but my firm keeps passing non-billable work my way. I am grateful for the opportunities, but this type of work always seems to find its way to the female associates at my firm. We have been told that non-billable work is irrelevant in terms of our annual hours. Any tips on how to navigate this in a thoughtful way? I want to be a team-player, but I believe that others need to step up to the plate.
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
Do you all count the time you’re spending towards learning a new software (eg. reading help guides, administrator guides, user guides, configuration guides) towards billable time?
In the event you don’t have enough billable hours/low on projects to fill your timesheet, you ________________
Finding it hard to continue as an attorney after 10 years as a very happy litigator doing insurance defense work including trials. Courts have been closed for over a year (I practice in NYC) and it does not look like I’ll ever have the lifestyle I once had and loved, going to court and depositions every day. Billable hours seem impossible without court and life has just gotten so gravely boring. Anyone else feeling lost? I’ve spent the entire last year trying to figure out where to go from here
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
Any reviews of working at DLA Piper? Looking for London specifically but also interested to know of any other experiences/reviews. Salaries, billable targets et al
how many administrative/non billable hours do you have per week? only working 6 billable hours per day right now (tech consulting)
[1/2] Hi all, I apologize because I know there have been posts on this bowl with similar subject matter recently, but I really need advice. I am at a risk of losing my job at the end of this month if I don’t make some changes to my work performance, specifically meeting my monthly billable hour requirement. My work and my work product is not an issue - my partner has repeatedly commended me on everything I produce, but my billable hours are seriously lacking.
Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
What do you all do when you don’t have billable work and are killing time at your desk? Do you try to do things you can bill under “non-billable time” such as read legal articles? Or just bill nothing
what is the annual billable hours requirement for a manager/senior manager at KPMG? And is it enforced?
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?
Hey any suggested way of how i should split my investment post 401k max out n IRA? Say i have 50k in saving then around 15k in HYSA, 20k in S&P500 and 15k in stocks? Something on these lines as in what is suggested
Just got a salary bump at my first job!!! I didn't think it would feel this good but it does
Is the cfp as hard as people says it is?
I’m a bit late but, I’m trying to build my wfh setup, any suggestions for stand up desks / chairs/ etc?
I just got laid off from a strategy consulting boutique in the UK that primarily works with PE funds doing CDD/VDD. It goes without saying that the market is terrible. I suspect no strategy firms are hiring and it will need to be an in-house move or if I could stretch it PE/VC. What are people’s thoughts and does anyone have any advice?
When is the new manager milestone week? I guess December right? Will plan my vacation around it.
Vaccine mandate legal?? YES!!!! https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/are-employee-covid-19-vaccine-mandates-legal-what-to-know-11627506537
Genuine question as I wanted to know is it strange for someone to want to switch to advisory from tax. Would it be difficult for someone to transition from that position? I understand that they are too completely different work but similar fields. Also wanted to know what’s the day to day basis like for advisory during covid and in general
EY GDS is hiring professionals across all levels pan India. Freshers till experienced (0 to 15 years experience) CA/CPA/ACCA. If interested, share profile to- Manalrehtal1986@gmail.com
Anyone have experience with moving from consulting to a strategy director/account planner role at a creative/marketing agency? E.g. R/GA, AKQA, HUGE, etc? What are those roles like? How is the culture different than consulting?
Coronavirus is still lurking behind the scenes. News reports are so vague. They Don't even break it down by state?
So just heard about BC Strategy... new consulting firm from Sydney that hires ex-MBB exclusively and pays for your Australian Visa, is anyone seriously considering joining?
Campus recruiters at professional service firms — has scheduling final rounds changed in a virtual world for your firm or do you still try to schedule your candidates on Fridays with a full day of back to back interviews? Is it easier or now preferred to schedule ad hoc through the week? I was on maternity leave last year during COVID and I’m curious if preferences for students (or interview teams) have changed? I would still think the former/old way is better from work planning perspective.
Anyone have success charging an hourly fee for financial planning? Considering making a jump into it, have cfp designation, but am mostly commission at the moment. Won’t be a total switch.
Anybody want to work for KPMG? They are on a hiring frenzy and I am happy to give a referral. Shoot me a DM.
If I don’t hear back within a week after my interview, do I assume I didn’t get it or can I follow up without looking desperate?
Getting ready to sign my contract and raise my right hand for National Guard. I have yet to tell my manager out of fear they try to let me go before I am “officially” in service.
Started a new project a few weeks ago. It was very high burn at the start but I thought that would subside over time. It hasn't. I find myself crying sporadically through the day to get through it, and almost every night before I go to sleep (sometimes at 2,3 am). I have 153 days till I can roll off and idk how I'm going to manage. Anyone gone through this before?
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