Feeling guilty for taking a 30/45 mins lunch break and finishing the day before 7pm. But I guess I finished my tasks for the day and I can just tackle the rest tomorrow. Is that acceptable. I feel like I lost track of when to stop since WFH
Just curious, what are all the B4 policies on the vaccine and how they are accommodating for personnel WFH?
BOA Planning for permanent WFH ?? Is that true??
First day as scrum master and for a new team, any tips? I’m not used to gathering a team that’s 100% remote and am trying to figure out creative ways to get the team engaged.
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
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?
How do you all track your billable hours? Want to move away from an excel sheet I manually update. Do you guys use software?
I’m a 2017 associate in NYC biglaw. I logged approx. 2300 billable hours in 2019. Is that light, normal or heavy in the biglaw market for RE associates at my level? Thanks in advance for thoughts.
Has anyone transitioned to a fully-remote role? How did you go about it, or did the company offer the option on their own? Last thing in the world I want to do is commute back to NYC again.
Anyone have any recommendations on cities to temporarily move to while working remote? Living at home and over it and would like to switch up my environment for a month or two.
What happens if you don’t meet utilization targets in a year? I switched from audit to advisory and have been here 2 months and my billable hours are way less than I was expecting (avg 30 a week). I’ve had good feedback on my projects and ask for more work in my down time, but the change of pace from when I was in audit is stressing me out.
At my new job, we’re told to get 8 billable hours of work a day on our timesheet. Even when I thought I had a lot to work on, the most I could get was 5 hours. I’m super stressed about getting in trouble, even though I have actively asked for more work. I was unemployed for 9 months during this pandemic and I now I’m super afraid of losing my job again. Is this a normal practice? Idk how I’ll ever consistently have that much work.
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. 😔
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.
What are expected utilisation rates for entry level consultants? Been here 9 months and only done billable work for about 3 months of that. Bored out of my mind for the majority of my time here.
What happens if you don’t hit your billable hours? I am a first-year that had a very slow February and slow start to March. I’ve been reaching out to various teams for work but things seem slow now & I’m worried that I’m not going to hit my 1800 target.
What are your favorite apparel brands? All price ranges included. Ted Baker and Zara for me, Dior for that annual bonus splurge.
I have secured positive feedback from interviews and awaiting negotiation call. However it has been 3-4 days since I shared my documents. Does it take that long for negotiation call to come? Or is it something I should worry about? Can anyone give me any tip? Thanks.
What’s it like working for GT? The people and practice seemed pleasant during the interviews but I keep seeing such negative reviews online
Best consulting firms for real inclusion?
While everyone’s situation is unique, it appears to me that there is a general (and substantive) difference between the mindset of senior execs/partners (Gen Xers) and the Gen Z/Millennial troops as to the need to head back to the office. There is a world of difference between “the office” as code for “client lunches, rounds of golf” vs “needless commuting time that will eat into a working day that is already unsustainable”. Do you feel your organization is in touch with where you are?
Hey all - I am at a regional firm in the northeast (300 employees) that recently started a search to include permanent remote, full time or part time roles in every facet of our tax group. We honestly are growing quickly (below average turnover) and just need more good people as our client base grows. Good management, very fair compensation, and an actually flexible work environment (we have quite a few part time / reduced hours) and advancement opportunities... Give me a shout!
Please help to decide the best offer based on CTC & WLB. 1. Capgemini: 17.1 fixed + 1.9 variable 2. R system: 21 fixed + 1 L JB ( WFH permanent) Current : 7.5 YoE: 7.1 years
Has anyone flown westjet? Trying to go to canada and thats the only option for return flights that doesn’t cost $1000+ for non-stop air canada/united. P.S. not flexing as I’m local 😞
I have $200k for a down payment. But realizing that I don’t want to own a house. I can barely maintain myself much less a building. But i am anxious about dumping it all into the market right now when everything is inflated. So trying to figure out how to break it up so i DCA with a wide enough spread but also don’t leave too much sitting in cash for too long. Was thinking of just parking it in VTSAX. Would love any thoughts.
Had an interview Monday. Manager at the end said he was going to talk to HR to bring me in again to meet more of the time. Emailed thank you right after. Haven't heard anything. Should I reach out?
When you always dial into Skype calls because of a broken computer and everyone thinks you're sus :(
Should I mention specific client names on my CV?
I feel like when I have something challenging to work on like a brief or something time sensitive, I am very productive. But with everything else, I can't seem to focus or get anything done. Does anyone else have this problem?
Was talking to a few friends who are B4 consultants and were mentioning there 100-200 person projects. I’m at a boutique and my average project size is 3-8. What’s been your experiences?
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