How do you guys manage your billable hours? I usually work 6 hrs a day and breaks account for 2 hrs a day. I can’t really work for 8 hours straight but the 10 extra hours per week shows as wasted time and I’m getting more billable work to account for that. Its probably going to be work I’ll have to do in the evenings or weekend
If you don’t have 8 hours of billable time a day, do you leave as is or do you fill in the gap with non-billable work? While I am in the office, I don’t always get the billable amount since I don’t have enough work. Seems like a waste of time to enter non-billable time just to fill in the gap but I also don’t want them to think I am not there and slacking off.
What’s the norm?
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!
What’s a reasonable salary for a junior associate at a mid-size (150+) insurance defense firm? Is $100k w/bonus at 1900 billable hours fine?
Had my annual review 6 months before a soft goal date of becoming a partner at a small firm. The firm started running metrics recently - it looks like others put a lot more billable time (many employees are older with kids grown). There were comments that I need to finish jobs sooner (push clients, staff, just prep myself, etc). I don’t disagree with these goals, but none of these were discussed as such in the last 2 years. Feeling like new goal posts will delay my advancement. Thoughts?
What’s the difference between working in industry vs PA as an internal auditor? Does industry have billable hours?
What is the bonus structure at your law firm? Associate hour requirement at my firm is 1850, for every hour over that you get your billable rate (i.e. if your rate is $200/hr you get $200 for each hour over 1850). To me this seems like its just overtime pay. Is this typical?
How to get engagement history on your Discover profile? Have more than 100 billable hours but still nothing on the profile
That moment when your "smart" plan to boost your hours this month by working the Labor Day weekend (thus turning down all the fun plans your friends made) becomes sitting on your hands & feeling dumb because all the partners are too busy to delegate anything. The worst kind of "off" day is one you planned to /wanted to work, but there's no billable work...
Cozen O'Connor Anyone know what the compensation range is for a 2015 - 2017 (5th to 7th year) associate is at Cozen O'Connor (New York)? What about billable requirements?
To the post below- it is quiet, so I’ll bite!
Does anyone know about associate compensation at the regional Atlantic Canada firms? The the big ones have all been posting job ads for associates in the 3-5 year range. Any insight on salary and billable targets?
I have a question about mid-size Philadelphia law firms. Does anyone have any insight about what life is like (culture, pay, billable hours, cases, WFH, perks, etc.) as a junior partner/senior associate/of counsel in the litigation department at the following firms: Montgomery McCracken, Schnader Harrison, Stradley Ronon, Dilworth Paxson, Klehr Harrison?
My current billable hours target is 2100 and I am considering moving to a firm with 2000 minimum. Regardless of the compensation, would a 100 hour difference make some different or would it feel just the same?
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
Incoming junior-level consultant wants to know what is “billable hour”.
Once in a while I see discussions around billable hours, but I don’t know how that works. After googling, it appears to me that billable hour only matters to me if my salary is paid by hours. Since I will receive a fixed annual salary, does this mean that I don’t need to worry about the concept of billable hours?
A related questions: generally speaking, is the bonus related to the hours that I worked?
16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.
Thoughts on leaving law to become a contract manager? Small law experience. Billable hours driving me nuts. Is there growth potential in house from a contracts manager position?
Got an offer to lateral as a non equity partner, not sure if I should take it since my ultimate goal is to be in house. Does becoming a partner limit in house prospects?
I am thinking a lot about traveling solo. I tried the girl trip situation for years and it never really ends well. Can all the “Black girls” advise on how you view solo travel??? Do you see it as lame?
So not a whiskey post per se but anybody else here a fan of the goose island bourbon county stout series. I got everything this year besides what was only available in Chicago. Anybody started tastings yet. Tried the cola and it was good.
Ok! I’m going to say it.
You can have an amazing job, amazing lifestyle , a PHD , the best car , prettiest body /face, but that does not mean you have Emotional Intelligence. Just saying.
Is it worth it to stay in big 4 audit if my goal is to eventually open up my own CPA firm catering to individuals and small businesses?
Hello! I am 1:1 ParaPro for a 7th grader. We’ve been together for 6 years now. Any other 1:1?
Good Morning Everyone, I am curious how people find good personal services (barber/stylists) in new cities as I may be away from home longer than expected due to COVID?
Selling a bunch of GMAT material:
Have half month left in my TTP subscription - can sell for $30 (monthly cost is $100)
Also selling all manhattan GMAT books, OG guide 2020 & 2016, and GMAT Official Advanced Questions guide. All in perfect condition.
I just have to say it- after over a year of studying, 5 tests, and a never ending tax season I am finally DONE with my CPA exams. It truly doesn't feel real. Never give up, the satisfaction and relief when it's over is the best feeling!
Is any kind of work from overseas forbidden for consultants, even if it's short term?
Do other orgs have different policies on this?
Coming from a background in smaller consulting companies (and independent) so policies were probably a little more relaxed.
Sometimes I still think about how I didn't love the makeup on my wedding day and my face was a shade darker than my neck so it didn't match :/ I guess the editing on the photos somewhat helped but it still sucks to feel like it could have been better after all that money spent
Hello Folks, Do we need to drop an email to HR that IBegin portal is under maintenance and we are not able to login into it ? Unless and until it is not up we will not able to procees for further document upload procedure and offer acceptance.
Monday and already running low on fucks to give.
Lots of emerging studies linked to screen time and young children. Has anyone else heard this? (For reference, I got it from Michigan’s Birth-3 program)
So quiet here. How’re y’all?
I just pulled the trigger on the SkinCeuticals vitamin c serum. I’ve been debating trying it for the last 2 years and finally going to!
Anybody working in Syniti Data Migration tool? Do you see future prospect to catch the data migration market?
Did anyone but multiple self help books from well being subsidy? I'm thinking about buying 20-30 of them but wondering whether they will reject it...
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Alternatives to robinhood app? Firm is disallowing robinhood and I need a similar type app for investments. Any advice appreciated!
Did you see the black mirror episode about likes? I feel like it's already happening with all the social media...
First Red Bull of the season tonight...
Do you break any independence rules if you apply for a job in a company that you provided Internal audit services with a big four? Sorry I'm coming from audit and I just did a risk assurance rotation
I'm just shy of two years at Deloitte (rising senior) - is it too early to jump? Ppl keep saying you need at least 2/3+ years to be successful in FDD, but not sure if this is said to keep me in audit
Had an interview today and when I asked the controller why this position was open he basically talked shit about the employee in the current role who literally sits right outside the interview room
What is the Deloitte Wellness Fund?
this is perhaps a DC/Tysons office specific question, but does anyone expense the $30-$40 tolls on I-66 everyday? as opposed to taking the parkway?
Does anyone have any advice for ACCA exams? I’m taking FM on Friday and it’s my first exam! Feel like I can’t remember anything🥵
Reason #69 why I love this job: spending hours on a highly effective analytic only for the client to send you an AJE the following week out of the field that now results in a blown threshold.
I’m curious about opinions on this: With everything else held equal (forget hours, etc.) is becoming a partner or leaving public accounting more financially beneficial on average? (In the long run)
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