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When we’re all comparing/complaining about hours at the end of the year are we including pro bono hours in that total? I’m nearing 2050 billables for the year but I have another 500 pro bono hours that should be added on. At the same time, I keep hearing about all these people straight billing 2,400+. Trying to determine if I should’ve tried to pick up more billable work to stay in the middle of the pack (i.e. not interested in partnership, just trying not to get canned).

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I can’t think of one place where you’d even be in the conversation for being canned with 2000+ billable. You’re fine!

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There's folks on here complaining they won't break 1000 or 1500 hours, so you're bragging, not comparing/complaining. Gtfo here.

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What firm pays you to spend 20% of your time working for free?!

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