Any recommendations on a work field to transition to? I’ve been in retail for 20+ years with 10+ in management. It’s been very difficult to get out.
Junior atty at a big regional firm. Not big law per se but I have more financial security than anyone in my family and can importantly help them (not just sallie Mae). Grew up poor so money is important.Practicing IP law and luckily enjoy it but often I feel like what I’m doing is hollow and unimportant! Feel like I should be doing more!
So how do I get myself out of this funk without completely abandoning the profession and/or losing my financial stability?
How does the STD testing Process work for a gay man? Is it self swabbing? Do any folks know of providers in NYC? Thanks
I have a difficult time caring about what the business/company is doing big picture or advancing within the company. Just give me the contracts/matters you want me handle. Anyone else? Is this necessarily a bad thing?…don’t want to be married to my job.
In how much time, does background check at jpmc India gets completed, will they notify once it is completed
Im starting a new position in consulting (Workforce Transformation, people advisory : Performance Improvement) have basically no prior consulting experience. What advice or Resource would you give that you would have loved to receive when you started? How can I best prepare, read up, learn, prep? Thanks all for your helpful advice. 🙏
Has anyone interviewed for IRS SBSE (small business self employment) in Southern California-Specifically San Bernardino and Orange County? I interviewed with them in end of October 2020 and has not heard back. I followed up with my interviewer. Interviewer said he has no idea on the timeline; if selected, HR personal will contact me. I went to the federal soup; it appears that someone from other cities have already got the offer. Wondering if I will get a “ not selected” email.
Deloitte 🐠, finished my final round and expecting an offer 🤞Partner mentioned PPD or Specialist track. Does anyone have experience with growth/comp for either? Currently salary is $155k+ 10% Bonus
Thinking about jumping from a Havas agency to an Omnicom one. Would I just be swapping one corporate overlord for another? Should I just try to go an independent shop (if any exist anymore)?
I am a middle school coach, and many of my students request that I use discord to help track progress outside of school. Has anyone used discord for coaching before? Is it worth downloading and making a server?
When buying first investment property should I focus more on cash on cash return or the Cap Rate? Found a duplex where I can house hack for a year and then move out.
When you have a vivid dream about someone in the office (beyond PG) and can't help but wonder if they know
Rolling with the times...
Can you share your exec producer salaries in non-coastal cities e.g. Chicago, Dallas, Austin, Denver, etc?
Lots of info here for la, sf and nyc, curious what to expect in places w lower cost of living
I am fresher, graduating in 2022. I have two offers in my hand and not able to choose one.
1. Jr software Engineer, Epam Systems, 6lpa, dot net stack
2. Software engineer, a startup, 8lpa, Salesforce stack.
Please help me choose one.
Hey Fishes 👋
I am looking for a refferal in KPMG Audit/Assurance. I have 4 YOE in PwC SDC .
Please DM me if you can help, i am open to suggestions. Thanks ✅
Received a buyout offer but thinking of turning it down to recruit for more growth oriented roles as that’s where my real interests lie. Any thoughts on starting a career in buyout vs. directly in growth?
What is the salary range for Band 8? Min and Max... ??
I heard hikes are based on the PMR and salary is criteria to give hike.
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Any chance for a 4th year in a niche transactional practice to lateral to Big Law from Midlaw with a GPA below a 3.0 from a school outside of the T14? (Practice is healthcare M&A based in NY, GPA was 2.8 from a regional school ranked top 60)
Hi all, I’m looking for advice on transitioning legal areas. Is networking the way to do this? Should I just apply for roles in the area? I have no post law school experience in the area.
Any NY attorneys relocate outside the tri-state area? If so, which state? How has your experience gone so far?
Hello friends! A number of associates at my firm have formed an Associates Committee to represent the collective voice of the associates. We’re putting together a presentation for the partners on the mandate and role of the committee, but expect significant pushback. For this reason, I’m hoping those of you who work at firms with Associates Committees can provide me with some examples of how the partnership benefits from the committee. Many thanks in advance!
HELP! I accepted an offer last week to join a firm starting on Monday. And I received a much, much better offer today. How bad would it be to renege?
Fellow Members of the Tribe: what is your out of office email for Yom Kippur and how stringent are you about (not) checking your phone/emails?
What are your thoughts on using legal continuing education credits for a different license? Essentially, taking credit for them in two professions (e.g. law and realty).
I’ve been a lawyer for a month and a half and every month my firm gives out a detailed income statement. It shows how much it costs to have us and how much we bring in. I’m routinely netting a loss for the firm. I try not to get too down on myself but seeing it every month is starting to get to me. I guess I should reach out to partners to see if I should be worrying about this, but it seems so embarrassing. Anyone experience this in the same stage of career?
What’s considered an acceptable realization rate? I’m currently sitting at 70%, but it would be around 85% excluding my contingency files.
Can you guys see how much you bill everyday, like some program or something on your computer tells you, 4.5 hrs today or 9 hours today? My firm gives it to us on paper at the end of every month and thats it. Im a first year associate and wondering how everyone keeps track through out their week/month/ or year of their billable hours??
Any thoughts or information on Gunderson’s LA or Silicon Valley offices? Trying to gauge how to approach applying/interviewing there.
I feel myself slipping into a deep depression. I hate this job but I don’t know what other skills I have to leave it. Not really a question more of just a confession I guess.
I took the UBE this past July for a second state. I didn’t think it was that hard. While a Freind of mine who’s 100x smarter than me thought she failed it. I’m starting to wonder if I under thought it.
Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I think that long-arm statutes are terrible for our system. You shouldn't be able to file in the state that you live in. As a policy matter, I feel the default should always be where the defendant lives unless the contract states otherwise.
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?
What time on Friday do you start signing off "Have a nice weekend?" praying that you don't get a substantive response?
Advice on how to negotiate salary for an entry level associate position? I feel like I’m getting lowballed for my big hour requirement and the location.
Ever since the firm informed me that my salary would be reduced by 20% due to coronavirus’s impact on collections, my workload has increased at least 20%. I’m struggling not to be salty. Thoughts?
What to expect at a lateral interview with partners? First one ever and am at the partner interview stage
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Communication is key. Overcommunicate and overshare about what is on your plate and how long it is taking. Example:
“Will do/on it. I am juggling deadlines for XYZ other matters but should be able to get to this by [late tonight/early tomorrow].”
“Happy to help. I am pretty underwater with [closing/filing] set for X date but will do my best to keep things moving.”
“Just wanted to update you that closing for [other matter] has slipped and will likely continue to demand most of my time until it’s concluded. Will do my best to triage requests and am aware of [deadline for this deal].”
“Wanted to give you a heads up that I am seeing the timelines for both of these matters line up and anticipate challenges with these conflicting deadlines later this week. I may need your help in managing workflow during X period”
Let people know you are keeping track of your work load, deadlines, and how long things take. Demonstrate good project management. This helps them in turn be better managers because they are operating with more information (how much you are doing and who else is assigning you work) and can help avoid problems BEFORE they become a problem at 3am and there’s no one around to help. You need to learn to communicate and set boundaries in a way that’s not just saying no, but rather developing your role as part of the team (rather than just the worker at the bottom of the pile).
It’s a skill that takes time to learn, but at some point you have to say no. You’re going to become so overwhelmed that you’re inevitably going to mess something up. If you’re at capacity (200+ hours), you should feel free to say no or give realistic expectations about your time. Don’t know your staffing model, but partners will generally protect the associates they prefer to leverage.
A3 how are you alive?
Ah, the curse of competency. Do you have a firm mentor or coach that can help you prioritize or navigate competing deadlines?
I do. I’ve only had one occurrence when a partner and senior counsel had an issue with each other when the partner told me that their assignment had priority over the relatively urgent assignment the senior counsel gave me. I’ve been told to escalate things to management and not choose sides if I ever have a dispute like that again.
When I posted this I had a mountain of work due to a sudden shift in a deadline that was supposed to be the end of the week. I was up working until midnight getting things out. Now It’s 6pm and I’ve billed 9 hours and likely have another 2-3 to go but thankfully people have been very respectful today in terms of giving me deadlines (still received 4 new assignments but I should be fine). My firm is great, there’s just a lot of work to do (thankfully!).