If you take vacation, is the onus on you to make up that billable time? If so, how do you enjoy long vacations?
2,158 hours contracted a year. Tax season: 55 hour week minimum with 90% billable time. You?
How many are experiencing more anxiety than usual? What’s causing the added anxiety, besides lower than expected billable hours?
I just started at a new firm 3 months ago. A big jump for me with 1,800 billable hours. I feel like I’m drowning trying to make the hours :( I am exhausted at the end of every day. Does it get easier?
Just got into a full time grad program for international affairs that starts in January of 2021. (completely changing careers). I need to stay working at my firm until then and possible after to get the billable hours for my CPA. I passed all 4 exams and I refuse to give let that go to waste...... how do I tell my employer I'll be going to school in a way that they'll still let me work part time? Extremely nervous they're just going to let me go.
What are your average billable hours? Month / year? What type of practice are you in? Are you on the Cravath scale? What associate year?
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
How do you respond to getting called out for low billable hours? Had a come to Jesus call and I mean I get it, my hours are low, but now I'm getting follow up emails. I don't know how many times I can say I understand. Is there something else they're looking for me to say or are they just hounding me to hound me?
Any diplomatic tips to get interns/juniors to work faster? Without having ever experienced the hectic nature of being in the office, ours seem to be working at a snail’s pace (3 billable hours to copy 4 blogs over to a different platform? With no SEO or image research? Dream on... 🐌) and considering it to be working under pressure. I’m not expecting the world from them and understand it’s a learning experience... but also want them to be working faster to be able to take more on. Unreasonable?
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!
How to deal with not being staffed on deals and seeing others in your year be staffed? When asking partners directly for work, they refer you to the staffing partners. When asking staffing partners (repeatedly), they say “thanks for interest, we will have something soon.” Weeks and weeks pass by and you’re always below where you should be for billable hours (at this point, very far below). All reviews are essentially perfect and no negative feedback. Extremely frustrating and discouraging.
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.
I use timers to keep track of my billable hours, but many senior associates and partners have told me that they just estimate their time. What’s the best method? How do you even accurately estimate?
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 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.
How many real hours does it take to reach 8-10 billable hours? First year associate here wondering what a 8-10 billable hour day would look like now that I’m seeing my workload ramp up slowly but surely.
Excluding doctors and lawyers, do you think that it is fair to say that working as a consultant is a lot more demanding that many other business jobs? (Billable hours, 24/7 availability, etc..)
Are there any Big law firms paying market with billable requirements in the 1800s, please?
What the most outrageous billable hours you can confirm at your firm? Just learned from a partner that the highest billers at my firm came in at 3600, 3500 and 3200. Seems fishy to me.
What is the bench like now with corona?
On a mileage run today: DFW-CLT-ATL-MIA-DFW.
hiring aggressive... anyone looking for referal at Accenture technology operations strategy consulting drop cv @ mail firstname.lastname@example.org minimum 2.5 years experience mention you skill - Date of Birth nd mobile number. (mandatory fields in referal form ) #accenture #refer
What do you all think about AWS cloud practitioner Cert? Not worth if I'm studying for cissp?
Purchased flights with Chase points and just had to cancel them as an immediate family member is severely ill. Is there any way I can get the points refunded? I don't have diagnosis paperwork yet
AA EXP 🐟, any of you have experience with chance of upgrade flying from NYC to LAX / SFO during standard consulting travel hours?
How much do Diversity and Inclusion Directors make in big law? What about other management positions in "big law"? Thoughts on switching to something in management from associate/partner? Has anyone made this move? Any insight appreciated!
My AmLaw 100 firm just launched an affinity group for attorneys with disabilities. I have a disability that is not visible and for which I have never requested an accommodation. I’d like to have the opportunity to be in a space with other attorneys who may have similar struggles as me, but I am nervous about “outing” myself. Has anyone had a beneficial experience with affinity groups and do you think the benefits of joining outweigh the risks?
Partners who have left one consulting firm for another: any major differences between your firms that you’d call out? In culture, ways of working, talent…
So GM doesn't hit their bottom line: why are junior practitioners taking the fall with layoffs when this was largely caused by Rachel Miller and GM leadership mismanaging the service line?
What are the digital tools that all the big 4 utilized? I know pwc we use tableau and alteryx. Is EY and Deloitte using the same tools?
Came out of a pretty toxic work environment and therapist has basically said I have PTSD. Trying to get past it, while aiming to excel in new team but finding it hard to voice my thoughts/opinions given previous experience. Also experiencing the beginnings of burnout, caring for a 4 year old and full time work. Oh and any thoughts of promotion are truly gone...any ideas on work strategy?
Didn’t get the MBB offer, so going FAANG
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