Wellness events should count towards billable hours. I’m not going to attend a zoom mindfulness session if I have to still make up that “lost” hour.
Non-political poll - how many non-billable hours have you logged so far this year? I’ll start: 143
15 minutes after the fire alarm went off at client building and as our team stands outside the building the first thing our SM tells the team- "remember all this is billable time."
Small firm owners need pov! Some good news after almost 11 months of applying and interviews and lots of rejections finally got an offer! In NYC small firm, ex big law folks, no billable hours, niche practice area, appearance of forwarded thinking firm, remote till who knows when, emphasis on pro bono initiatives and building book of business. The catch salary. Was making around 140k at last firm with 1800 billable. Offer is 85k and revist to bump to around 100k in several months after review
The recent most billable hours post, inspired me. What is your longest billable day? Mine was 56 hours straight with no break—and the partner was more than a jerk when I was saying no more at the 30 hour point. That was two 24 hour billable days back to back on my time sheet and on the bill, a 360 hour month, and 650 aggregated for two months. And it is one reason (of so many reasons) why this job can suck so much! At least I got a good bonus...
Would you leave a firm if you could not get enough billable work to consistently hit the firms’ billable was requirement? I was hired into a specific department over a year ago and (con’t in comments)
What firms have lower billable requirements and actually bill those hours. Not like a 2000 requirement but people actually billing like 2200
I’m averaging 180-200 billable hours a month, at a firm with small bonuses and salary slightly under Cravath (and the gap widens as you progress). I like the work and the people I work with. Advice on whether to stay put or seek more $$$?
So who else here is experiencing plummeting billable hours and exponential weight gain since this whole WFH thing started? Bought snacks for 30 days, finished in 48 hours.
73 billable hours into a 4-day work week. And crossing 80 today (first time for me). How y’all doing?
Anyone have advice or thoughts in quitting without having something lined up? Hit 60 billable hours for this week already and it’s only Thursday morning. Considering just quitting and then being able to devote time and energy to interviewing.
Hello, Currently, in accenture. I have had very bad billable hours and not much achievement this fiscal year. I am worried of getting fired, so i applied for another job. Got offered may be 5% above my current pay with 5k bonus, but in lower level at Deloitte. I think working lower level will give me more opportunities to learn as i think i have lot to learn. I made decision based on my gut and accepted the offer. I have not talked to anyone on accenture side yet. What you think?
In general how do you define ‘billable time’?
Approaching 1 YOE in consultancy; 9 YOE in industry (med device). $100k base at hire. Annual/merit increase to $106k. Band median is $115k. During perf. review, hiring supervisor targeted median this year. Different supervisor now due to promotions, though. Thoughts on asking for a raise at service anniversary (not even 6 mos since increase)? My billable rate x hours has me leaving $$$ on the table. I see job posts at $125k+, but I hate interviewing and have no desire to jump (maybe OE?).
For those working agency-side, what is your requirement for daily/weekly billable hours and time tracking? Trying to find a balance between what is fair and contributes towards a positive work environment, but still profitable.
I’m back to having no billable work again. My department almost completely dried up when covid started, so I’ve been relying on work from other busy departments at my firm to keep me busy since March. I feel like I start a new job every couple of weeks and am constantly begging for work. I’m just exhausted. Can anyone else relate?
Finance peeps question: How do you convert annual salary to a freelance rate, what’s the formula for billable hours per year/hourly rate $$?
Anyone know if Reed Smith has a balanced hours option (i.e., reduced pay with reduced billable requirements)?
Have any of you taken "low bono" clients while working at a firm? I want to take on a low bono client or two but not sure who would get the money. This is a contract opportunity through a non profit so I'm assuming a 1099 will be issued. The per hour rate is significantly less than my billable rate. I would (obviously) like the money but my real objective is just getting experience/networking since I recently moved to a new state and don't have clients of my own.
How great would office emojis be in this app?
How many first year analysts here started as interns? What did you guys do to get those jobs?
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things are going well with an online dating prospect until: "wait, so you travel every week?"
My idea of work-life balance is being able to answer client emails and so laundry at the same time.
Things to do when a partner leaves the company:
First day on new client and all of our questions are answered with-- "Um we don't know...". Ok do you need some time to get your sh*t together before you start paying us beaucoup $$$?!
How much do partners actually make? And how does it change by tenure/firm/region/performance?
Don't know about the rest of you but my new year begins today. Plan on bleeding the bank account starting today 🤑
How lit is it right now?
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