For those in FDD, TAS or even investment banking, is your performance still based on billable hours?
I am considering transitioning from being a W2 employee to a independent contractor/1099. What are some important questions I should ask before making a decision? For context, I have been with my litigation firm for just over 3 years and have been barred for 4. I am doing fine, but I dislike the job and would like to reduce my hours (and get rid of some of the non billable work I have to take on). Ideally, I would transition to a job that I love, but I’m not sure what that is yet. Cont. below.
My HR rep told me that to apply for your CPA license in MA you only need 1 year of work experience, not 2009 billable hours. Didn't sound right- can anyone confirm/deny?
This year has been insane. 200+ hours every month. July has been really been slow though. I’m at like 35 billable hours this month. I’m a first year in transactional and staffed on deals that haven’t picked up yet. I’m hesitant to reach out for work because I don’t want to be overwhelmed ... but I also am getting anxiety because I literally have nothing to do all day. Anyone else in this boat?
Laughing in billable hours
First year here at midsize. What to do if I ask for work but none is given. the past few days I’ve had 1-3 billable hours too. Apparently it’s slow for some ppl. There was also some lay offs as well.. Wonder if I should also start looking at jobs now just in case.
Im a third year associate and I’m frequently asked to give presentations (on new case law, legislation, ect.) during a weekly meeting for my section. There’s a first year associate and a law clerk in my section who are never asked to present. Should I push back on this? Would it look bad if I delegate some of the work to the others? I spend a lot of non billable time prepping for these presentations...it seems unfair that I’m the only one who has to do them.
When your boss gives you 48 hours (clock hours not billable hours) to produce a viable objection to a MTD/compel arbitration in a complex commercial lit case, which is not my practice area, what kind of result is he expecting? From scratch, no template.
So I have completely lost interest in my area of practice mainly because I haven’t been exposed to many matters (our team is really slow) and I am the most junior in the team. So billable work is never constant. I feel like this has impacted my interest and stagnated my growth. I am thinking of moving into a different area of practice like TMT or PE, that I’m interested in. Has anyone ever done this? I’m actually depressed and I really hate being given work now. I have ADHD. Please advise
Two of my really good friends at work have had their work dry up in the past few months (because of the Rona). I'm like two months ahead of them on hours, and they're worried about not making their minimum billable requirements. Feel sort of guilty and try to avoid talking about hours with them. I'm just hoping the firm doesn't give them trouble...
Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?
Partner: I've been sitting on a request all week. You need to stop billable work and put together this deck today. And be quick about it. Cool? I thought so.
What is it like to work as a real estate lawyer? I’ve done 4 years of plaintiffs personal injury, I’d like to try something new. Don’t want billable hours. Any thoughts? (Also other types of law suggestions are welcome)
Ah! If the clients ever realize the number of billable hours wasted on making slides just ‘look’ pretty!!!!
Padding my billable hours like
For those of you in house, do you actually read the articles written up by law firms? I’m constantly being asked to do this non billable work and I’m not in a place to reject and want to know the actual value of this exercise.
I struggle like crazy staying on track for billable hours. I will work 10.5 hours and look back at my day and 6 of it was billable. Tips for doing better about this?? I have minimums to meet and this is not sustainable
Was unsuccessful recruiting for top consulting firms during my MBA. I need that money! What is the best approach to landing an interview post MBA? Referral?
Hi guys, I had an interview for an SDE 2 in the Bay Area. The recruiter came back saying they can only offer an SDE 1 position, and currently the team I interviewed for does not have any open positions at that level. The recruiter mentioned that they have sent out my application to multiple hiring managers and as soon as they hear back they will let me know. Has anyone else ever dealt with getting downgraded for a position and then hung out to dry?
A firm said they’d like to receive applications from and interview more candidates before making a final decision on my interviews. Does this mean they are unlikely to offer as they want to see other candidates who may be better?
I need to revamp my intervention plan for foul language in the classroom. I can’t believe what these middle schoolers are saying and how little admin. does about it.
How is the wlb at A&M MAS? Not expecting it to be a 9-5 by any means but want to make sure I’m not stepping into some crazy culture. Any insight would be helpful.
Best methods to study for AWS Cloud Practitioner Certification. Only have about a week so want to make sure I am studying the right materials and right way to pass
Male 🐠: just started dating an MBB consultant. He’s not great about texting during the week but our dates go really well. Is the texting thing just a consultant thing or is he not that interested?
KPMG, do you know how long you receive offer after interview? It’s tax senior position. Thanks all!
Where would you relocate within US if you had a fully remote job and want to FIRE? Say for base of 100k and goal’s to save max with a comfortable life.
Looking to leave PwC as an A3 ($73.2k currently) in Investment Management in NYC. Looking to be a Senior elsewhere (public or private are both fine) with minimum $100k-$110k base. Who is hiring and can give me recommendations of places to go. Thanks!
Anyone here sponsors a child? Which organization do you go with and how has your experience been?
Currently working at a start up and have been there for 5 months. Love the job, love the people, learning a lot, but feel I’m underpaid quite a bit. Have offers for 50% more than my current salary. Is it dumb to not take them?
Tips for bringing clients in biglaw? Im an EC/VC biglaw midlevel and am getting a lot of referrals from friends and old colleages - ive been asking partners to help me sign engagement letters and conflict checks but, as our group is slammed anyway, I feel bad asking a slammed partner if I can bring on another client (as my own clients are starting to consumme a lot of my bandwidth). Im curious if anyone has succesfully navigated this situation in biglaw (more below)
Ballpark pwc M1/2 salary for someone making 113 with 9 years solid experience, related field but not in consulting. 80% confidence in promotion.
AMERICAN EXPRESS India is hiring for Golang Engineer role. Title: Golang Engineer (Microservices, Kubernetes) - 21009039 Experience: 3+ years JD screenshot is attached.
Happy New Year! Although just a change of a digit on the calendar, the fact that we’ve rotated around the sun gives people inspiration for change. What new or altered mindset or actions will you be bringing into your classroom in 2021? 🤩
Question: if I am thinking about leaving my job as BA focused on start-up ops to go work for a unicorn like Uber or Palantir, what role should I be applying for (i.e. which are the most prestigious)?
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