{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "What are your billable hours requirements during busy season?", "post_id": "56e9ad1b988f5e0e00ff64bf", "reply_count": 12, "vote_count": 0, "bowl_id": "564a5cdb94887803001dd07c", "bowl_name": "Accounting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

What are your billable hours requirements during busy season?

Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

55 but usually closer to 60

like

Get your shit done. End of story. This is a basic question with little significance.

like

@BDO2 thank you for telling it like it is. If you're getting shit done and are close to budget, no one cares. 5th busy season now and I think I've had one 300+ hour month in my career. Some jobs are more demanding than others but at the end of the day all that matters is its done right and on time. We're not saving lives here.

like

50-55 but some at 40-45 due to over staffing

like

Requirement is 50 but in the height of busy season I'll blow that away

like

Budgeted for 55, most weeks ended up between 90 and 100. Loving life.

like

55 during busy season. Usually work more through February.

like

65 currently and how do you get to it?

60 required. But work 12-14 hours M-Th, 8 on F-Sun

Supposed to be 55. I averaged 70 last month and will probably average around 60 this month. Not too bad.

No requirements in my office

Yeah no shit @BDO4. That wasn't the question though. I think petty much everyone here knows you work to get the job done no matter the hour requirements.

Related Posts

Frustrated with work as we all are. Single mom insurance defense litigation for mid sized NYC based firm. Base salary is 136k nominal bonuses. Struggling to meet work demands (deadlines, billable hours) and then also struggling financially. Just curious if what I am making is going rate, am of counsel after taking 6 years off of practice 10+ years practicing. Thanks!

like

I’ve worked the last nine years for my state legislature as an attorney analyst, drafting and analyzing proposed legislation. I’ve primarily worked on health professional regulations. Next year, I will apply for student loans forgiveness under the public service program and would like a change. I know others who have gone into lobbying/government relations, but I would like to find other options to pursue. I’ve never done billable work so not sure if law firm life is for me. Any suggestions?

like

How are partners generally responding to the foreseeable slowdown in billable hours?

like

Trinity fish: Does anyone know if LT is scrutinizing internal hours in Q1?
For context, I heard in Q4 all non-billable hours were being sent to LT and they viewed it as 'open' hours indicating people could take on more project work

like

Billables are low this month. Like I have 65 billable hours in so far. I’ve messaged partners over the last week to try and get more cases but there are tons of new associates who were just onboarded and were at a low point for business. I’m freaking out

like

How do you explain to you SO the role of billable hours? I feel like a broken record talking about how BIg law and in general the legal profession is very different, but my SO doesn’t seem to get the stress. Loves my paycheck for sure, but doesn’t get that to move up in our profession that you have to put the “time” in and that some of that isn’t just the 1900 requirement. It’s getting very frustrating.

likeuplifting

What are good development goals for a junior associate (other than billable requirements)? My feedback convo is next week and the partner would like to discuss my goals for my second year.

like

Anyone have mandatory PTO during the holidays? Our leadership is making us use PTO days if we don't have billable work between Xmas & NYE. I don't even celebrate Xmas, kind of annoyed

like

I lateraled to a new firm right before we all went into quarantine. Months have passed but it still seems like everyone else in my group is busy and I’m the only associate who doesn’t have any work. I’ve reached out to the assignment coordinator, partners and seniors with no luck. I even offered to do non-billable work. I get that we’re in a pandemic but my group definitely has work.. just not for me. I’m worried about development and losing my job. Slowly losing my mind. Any tips? Thanks!

like

Do you think accepting a dream job offer with the annual 2000+ billable hours requirement and raising 2 little kids (4 and 6) is doable? Boyfriend works full time (with trips) but helps out. (Cont.)

like

Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?

like

I recently started a new job in ID coming from a practice area where I didn’t really have to worry about billables. It worked out for me because I’m a pretty fast learner/worker and got more stuff done. Like today, I had to draft law and motion and I finished it in an hour and a half. (will need revision, ofc) but when my supervising partner was looking at my billable hours, he said it was impossible that I finished it in that time. I foresee this happening often in the future. Any tips?

like

First-year associate here. For all those who have lateraled in this market, do you recommend I make the jump to a bigger law firm? I love my partner and enjoy the work, but the compensation is extremely low for comparable mid-size firms. I bill over the minimum billable requirements every month, and I’ve been told I’m a good associate and have good work product. Lately, it’s hard to feel motivated knowing that I’m billing as much as people making double what I make.

like

Laughing in billable hours

Post Photo
likefunny

In need of some billable work to do.

like

Anyone else who recently started struggling to get hours? Team seems very busy, but no one gives me work even when I reach out. Not worried about being fired (not yet, anyway), but I’d really like to have more than 3-4 billable hours a day…

like

Insurance Defense Associates: Why not unionize? A lot of people are complaining about very low salaries and high billable requirements. This is a product of low rates and stringent billing requirements imposed by insurance carriers. Unionization at a few large shops like Wilson Elser and Lewis Brisbois can single-handedly turn the entire ID industry around. A rising tide lifts all boats.

likefunny

Billable hours vs hours of exercise this year? (Mine is 2000 vs 120, give or take)

like

Hi ladies. I work in IT consulting and we don’t typically have to put notes in for billable hours, but a few weeks ago my boss asked me to start entering notes, about what exactly I was working on for client A,B,and C. I just said sure and didn’t ask why. I found out today from other colleagues that no one else was asked to enter notes in for their time. What’s a good way to ask my boss why the new change? I’d at least like to know if I did something wrong so I can improve.

like

Highest number of billable hours you have seen in a year?

like

Additional Posts

SOS - legs fell asleep playing phone games in client site bathroom. Can't stand up! Stall #3, send help

like

You know you're a consultant when you're going through a pre-made graphics deck to find one graphic but get side tracked by all the other well-made graphics. Can't help but to admire them

like

Thoughts on bank branded clothing? I.e vests?

like

Today is one of those days where having a family and working in advertising seem completely at odds with each other. Remind me why I like this job again?

like

Content production at Havas. What is work life and salary like there?

like

Wearing a Fitbit is demotivating at best.

like

New FB = Dilution

like

How soon till FB starts advertising on here? Scroll, scroll, scroll, "Accenture banner", scroll...

like

Any client-side peeps looking for a mid/sr level writer? Looking to make the jump from the agency world.

Fake account laughs when clients say some corny shit makes me want to hemorrhage

likefunnyhelpful

Do Big4 let you take a sabbatical if you're planning to go to a Target school for MBA?

like

I understand that the answer may be "switch to industry" but...

Are there any consulting companies that offer employees the ability to only work on clients near their home location?

1/2

like

Been at my first job for a year. Haven’t produced any work and not sure if I ever will. If I move client side for a year (at a small company) will it be impossible for me to come back to ad world?

like

I make $230k all-in doing corporate strategy, work like 8:30-6pm Monday-friday. Should I try to move to front office? Feel like I would get more money.

likefunny

Does a high GMAT score help your GSAP case or is that irrelevant?

Does anyone have the Lo & Sons Rowledge backpack? How do you like it?

like

Anyone moving funds around in their 401k, IRAs, personal trading accounts, crypto accounts, etc. in preparation for a recession?

like

Can anyone advise how they sell things? I hear so many stories of people selling all their stuff but when I put things up for sale it seems to just sit. What can I do?

like

Anyone know compensation for DoorDash’s strategy and operations team?

like

Hello 🐟 fam, It your boy Albus again. Happy Friday.

Are you guys looking forward to the weekend as much as I am looking forward to going to the park?

Post Photo
likeuplifting

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal