Is it just me or the average billable work in infrastructure transactions has blown off steam in the last couple of weeks?
When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).
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. 😔
How many days is it acceptable to have 0-3 billable hours when you know a storm is coming?
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
Billable hours- anyone know of or work at a big law firm where 1800 hours is acceptable?
Anyone have slow months where you burn through a lot of your allotted pro bono/professional development hours to keep hitting minimum daily hours? The past few weeks have been like this for me. Should I be concerned (I.e., will this reflect poorly on me, come review time? Will I have dug myself too much of a hole if I keep burning my non-billable hours?) I’ve been asking partners if I can assist in any projects so I can fill my plate, but I’ve only gotten small (4-6 hour) tasks handed my way.
I’d be curious to hear about people’s chargeable/billable hours. What are your goals vs actual, best/worst years, etc. I’ve only ever worked at one regional firm so my knowledge is fairly narrow.
How are firms handling the economic downturn in terms of billable hour requirements for associates? Are annual billable requirements being updated or mitigated in any way? Curious to see how other firms are handling this issue, and also afraid of not being able to take any time off until 2021 😳
I'm finishing my first year as an associate in Minneapolis and am considering a move to Boston (originally from the East Coast). Can anyone in the area give some insight into general billable requirements, salaries, and quality of life as a young associate? Or just your experiences as Boston/NE attorneys. Thanks!
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?
How do you get billable work? Are you constantly knocking on doors & hunting it down? Or are assignments generally given to you? Do you ever have periods of being unable to find any?
I see other posts claiming there are law firms with 1600-1700 hour billable targets. I need to know how to find these. I'm sure it would be a pay cut but I'd rather have more time than more money.
For those of you who are in-house, how did you get comfortable with needing to be more of a generalist? I know some in-house roles, especially at large companies, are specialized. However, even then it just seems like you’re expected to know about so many different areas (with far less support than at a firm). I’m tired of billable hours, but I really love (& feel more comfortable) being a specialist.
Laughing in billable hours
Opinions and any information regarding billable hours and quality of work life at Stockwell, Harris, Woolverton & Helphrey...anything info appreciated!
KPMG Advisory (Tech/Salesforce). What's the WLB? Avg billable hours vs actual hour worked?
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.
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?
Hi fishes, How much will be in hand for below CTC. What is current work from home rule for CTS? What does this senior associate roles means ...is it team lead kind of role? How is job security in CTS ...is there any rule like need to get into the project in some particular time else they will ask to leave... Please suggest.
Looking for guidance regarding my situation. 20+ years in marketing/graphic design and 1+ years at current employer who recruited me. I was offered $70k (which was my salary at the time) and told that was their top end for my position. I was nervous to negotiate because I NEEDED out of my previous job (zero flexibility during covid) and I didn’t want to do anything to scare them off. I took the role of Marketing Multimedia Spec. (previous title was Sr. Marketing Spec.) and the $70k. Continued…
How many days of PTO do we get
So I performed a good deed this weekend by calling a drunk stranger an uber ride. 23 year old kid who lost his phone and lost his friends. He actually climbed into my uber and kept asking for help. For some reason I let him in my uber and then called him a separate one. I even gave him my mask. Is there a way that I can contact the driver to see if he made it alright? I don’t even care about the kid but want to make sure I don’t get blamed for anything.
Has anyone gotten approved for Delta’s Reclaim My Status program? What documentation did you provide?
Project schedule drastically changes 24/7 yet they need to know PTO way in advance. I need to do all day on-site final rounds but cant schedule interviews w/o knowing project schedule. What to do?
WFH today under “Business Resiliency Test” imposed by the client, and one of the client team members has been pinging me every half an hour to make sure I am actually there.
@MBB's how is your firms immune to the up-coming financial crisis. what type of projects due to see higher demand in marketplace in the crisis. (i hope its not all cost cutting projects - aka#layoffs)
Anyone recommend any resume services ? Been trying to get a security position for so long now and I’m thinking my resume could be better or it could better reflect security desires. Thanks in advance!
Thinking to leave audit to advisory with big 4, what are my chances if I have +10 audit experience?ًً
Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO / Impact organisations. Please share if there are any leads. I have worked in Education, Skill development, Child protection, Health and Adolescent and youth empowerment domains. Preferred location : Bangalore, Mumbai
Yes or No. Flight attendant asks me to move from bulkhead seat so the two large people next to me can have more room. Moves me to middle of the plane, aisle seat......
Does rotating among 3-4 clients for no more than a month each requires LCA? Some in the same city as my home office and some are not.
Just finished a product strategy interview. It was difficult. The interviewer's countenance did not help either ... Seemed like he was confused on what to ask me towards the end. Google seems to have a system where your resume is input and it spits out questions and that system failed me during my interview. I really want to protest the interview but I don't think it'll fly .
Can any Evercore folk provide some insight into the culture? Ie Fratty vs academic etc Looking to lateral
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