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Freaking HATE folks who start my teams call 10 mins prior to the start time. Guys don’t you have other things to do?!?!

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Hello Guys,

I also need 11 likes so I can DM to get refered by someone ?

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As soon as we start the new year, our principal is laser-focused on testing, testing, testing. I definitely prefer the first half of the school year.

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I just wanted to say that I enjoy this bowl so much

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Does big 4 firms like Ernst and Young have up or out policy? Generally how much time does one have before being evaluated for promotion?@

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Moving to NY soon with my actual French company.
Job title would be consultant in IT with 93k, 4% bonus.
I have 2,5 experience, master in engineering for top french school. 23 YO
Is the salary enough to live comfortably ? (Nice 1BR/2BR, eating healthy food, going out sometimes..)
any advices on area to live ? (Nice location, 40-45’ from Times Square- can be more if bigger place )

I would be moving with my significant other who still looking for a job- would like to live with no roommates

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One of my top talents just put in his two weeks notice and I had nothing to offer him to stay. I told upper management this was going to happen! I’ve spent months asking for a promotion for him, trying to push his career forward and got no traction. I know i did my best. He knows i tried. I still believe i work at a good place but i feel like we’re losing focus. I feel my boss is leaving soon. It’s a mess.

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Does any one work in KGS Australia region in Audit can you please give feedback about the work. I have offer in hand for senior position will it be worth to switch from Deloitte USI for 25% hike?

HELP!! I have an offer from a firm, and waiting on a second one to come next week. The first one only gave a verbal offer and should send the contract this week. I prefer the 2nd company and don’t know how to stall the first one. What happens if I sign then retract? Any ideas on how to handle this? Thanks

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After the Cerner and oracle acquisition, do we have any chance of getting any raise and promotion while getting a new offer letter from oracle?

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What is the salary for s2 risk assurance in Los Angeles? Risk assurance not on the IT side. I might transfer from core to risk & wonder if I should see a pay increase.

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Poll for asian girls here: do guys with dyed brown hair look better than natural black hair? As a guy, I think girls look better with lighter hair but not sure if the attraction is reciprocated. I'm an east Asian male if that matters.

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I’m working on my application for a role at Google. Is there a particular time frame from the time the posting appeared, within which I should target submitting the application? E.g., the position got posted on LinkedIn on Monday and it may take a week to network a bit, complete the application and submit. Do you think I should rather try to submit it earlier? Is there specific time, from the time of posting, till which they typically accept the applications? Thanks! 🙏🏻

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Currently working as a QA in a well known organization. I'm a fresher and have only been working for 10 months. Currently joined a Google certification course for data analytics. Will I be able to switch to IBM with the certification? Or will I need some more certifications/qualifications? I am learning R and excel as well. Am well versed in python and DBMS.

Please help.

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Any recommendations for a very quick prep breakfast which is healthy. Trying to loose weight and exploring options. Hate milk and cereal.

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Asking production companies to participate in a triple bid in today’s financial climate seems unfair. How do you balance that with clients who require triple bids, like taxpayer-funded projects? It seems like there isn’t a workaround.

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Any relatively recent applicants to Texas State Bar to be admitted without examination? How long did it take for you to be admitted after application was complete? Trying to gauge current timeline.

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I got referred in optum nearly one month back. Still haven't received the link. Any suggestions on next steps ?

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Teachers,
You’ve almost made it through another week. You’ve don an amazing job, so treat yourself to something special.

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Exit opportunities for a 2nd year? jokes are welcome but some serious answers would be appreciated lol

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Transactioanl associates — at what year did you actually start negotiating agreements and doing the heavy drafting?

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Been a long time since I took crim, so would love to hear from someone in the know -

What’s going on in this Kyle Rittenhouse case - is the Judge in the tank for the defendant, or is the prosecutor just bad?

Everything I'm seeing suggests this prosecutor is incompetent, and that makes me very, very nervous.

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Partners: what do you want to hear and see from your associates given everything that's going on? Are check ins and more updates than usual annoying or wanted due to lack of face time?

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I am conflicted. I had an assignment due recently and I am not pleased with my work. I am a person that takes pride in what I submit to my supervising partner (even though 95% of the time he changes everything—when I know it was great to begin with) With this assignment I was not there at the start of it: litigation commence in 2013 and I got hired last year and was put on the assignment in March of this year. In addition, my boss never gives me a full picture of what he wants and long story…

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I’m so bad at writing the background/ facts section for briefs… it always gets heavily edited and no one is giving me constructive feedback other than “advocate more”. In contrast, my legal argument section is generally without edits. For context, first defense lit job post appellate clerkship. Is this normal?? Any tips for getting better other than “advocating more”?

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Had a final interview last Friday, what are my chances to hear back on this holiday week?

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Is anyone doing big law in austin? Which firms are good and which should I avoid? Looking for Cravath scale pay and a mix of civil and crim, but otherwise open.

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I know as associates, we are all replaceable. That said, is loyalty not valued as much as we thought? As in- Partners, do you consider the length of our employment at raise time?

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My assistant is a nice person who has worked worth me for about 1.5 years. I have a solo family law practice, and she excels at dealing with clients, which is great. Unfortunately, her attention to detail sucks and it is making me crazy. For example, I told her to find the order entered that required OV to comply with discovery within x number of days. She comes in my office and tells me no such order was entered. It takes me about 3 minutes to find the order, which was about 2 orders (cont)

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I am a junior associate at an AmLaw insurance defense firm. I want to break out of ID and get into commercial litigation. From what I’ve seen, the AmLaw commercial litigation firms are declining my applications after they get my transcript due to my GPA.
Should I wait to apply until I’m X amount of years out from graduation, or try and lateral to a regional commercial/ business litigation firm in the mean time to get the commercial experience? Any thoughts/ suggestions are helpful. Thanks!

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Dream job post big law?

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I’m an immigration attorney at a large nonprofit in Chicago. I’ve been practicing immigration law for 3 years. I enjoy the work and it is very rewarding. I am thinking long term about my career and I do not want to stay in the non profit life because of the pay. I am currently making about $60k. I have thought about working for the government (USCIS, ICE, OPLA) or even going private. Any advice on how I should continue to develop my career? I would like to stay in the immigration realm.

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Are there any legislative drafting attorneys who can talk to me about what the day-to-day is like?

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Thinking about taking a staff attorney position in biglaw doing corp trans. Been looking for months to transition from lit to trans without any luck. Currently an associate at a midsize doing litigation. Should I continue looking or take the staff attorney position to get some experience?

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I just had a recruiter reach out to me about a firm hiring in their “director and officer liability” practice group which I’ve never heard of before. Anyone practicing in this area? I’d love any insight.

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Does anyone know if Lewis brisbois pays out unused vacation days if you leave the firm?

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When looking to change firms, is it appropriate to use several recruiters? I have a good search firm I’ve started with but I’m considering working with others as well. How will firms view it if they receive multiple inquiries from different recruiters? Also, what about apps like networked?

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Ok y’all set me straight!
I am a third year attorney working for non profit (trial experience) what should I be asking for $$$ wise if switching jobs? I’m in the Los Angeles area. Is $120 asking too much... it would be about 20k more than what I make now.

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I’m a new attorney and really struggling with daily work life. The 9-5 or rather (8-8) lifestyle is so monotonous and boring at times. Any tips to make it feel like you dont live at work?? I’m 26 and would still like to have some semblance of a life that isnt just work.

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