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Thoughts on hanging your own shingle as a first year? Advice? Cons/Pros?

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I hung my shingle straight out law school and so did a handful of my friends. After 5 years I’m the only one still standing. Have two associates working for me and an admin. It totally can be done.

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Trying to figure out how intelligent he is and/or his work ethic. You need good work ethic to have a successful solo or your own practice. One factor among many, but if you’re lazy, you’re doomed already

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I definitely advise against it if you can avoid it. There is so much you don’t know as a first year, so so much.

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What is the optimal year or point of experience?

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Onsite gyms: Have you opened the company gym post covid? If yes, what restrictions have you put in place to avoid an outbreak?

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In over my head. My first client facing change management role and i find myself being thrown into things I've never done before. I've already disappointed the client and my manager. How to recover?

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I made some money this year because the startup I worked at (not in US) got acquired and I had options. Is there any way to avoid capital gains on that legally? I am in the US now and a permanent resident here.

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What’s happening to Home prices? Builder is asking 5% more than he was asking 6 weeks back. Saying that they have revised prices twice in last 2 months

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So many of my European friends stayed up late to watch the debates because this was the best entertainment show America ever made..

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Recommendations for MBA loan refinancing? I currently have a ~6% interest rate loan with Common Bond.

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4AM wake up but only Wed-Thurs travel this week....gotta take it when you can get it!

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Why are people so bad at 401ks. I just overheard someone tell another person they should pay down principal on a car loan instead of putting the extra into 401k. WHY.

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Is it just me or comments like “best compliment i ever received, you’re not like any HR” implying that in general HR people are the worst are an offense against profession? I get it, we’re always the ones to blame, but when our own peers do that?

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One member of the client team yelling at another during a 2 hour Telecon “That’s all in your head!!!”

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What salary can you expect after exiting from an MBB after 2 years no MBA? Looking at strategy/operation roles in NYC and SF at FAANG and other tech companies (e.g. Airbnb, Uber, Lyft)

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I'm 40 with a top 30 MBA on the lower end of the salary spectrum (low 100s). Looking for ideas to get ahead. Would picking up certs in IT help? Should I apply for commercial practice at Big4?

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How do you attract and retain mid-level talent when industry / FAANG pay so much more than MBB?

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God Trump is exhausting! Takes the air out of the room! F@$& painful watching him.

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When did you feel ready to be a Senior CW?

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Why get an MBA?

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Hi All, I’ve been working at a V20 firm for about a year. I’ve enjoyed it and done well enough that I want to try my hand at law school, in hopes of landing a biglaw gig. However, recently I’ve been reconsidering practicing in the US. Not to mention the political uncertainty here, it’s no secret Americans slave away more hours than European countries — am I naive to think it would be different practicing at a large firm at an office in, say, Paris, Brussels, or Frankfurt? Cont.

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So I guess Biden and the Democrats are going to pack the courts to get their way? Way to skirt the question

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What does a consultant do when they are sick of working directly with clients?

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