Have a call on Friday with the CEO of an environmental entrepreneurship non-profit. It could lead to a professional opportunity and maybe even billable work I can refer to my firm down the line. I’m going in with an open mind but little concrete information on his entity and goals and ways I could get involved. What questions would you ask such a person?
I’m pretty sure colleagues at my firm are inflating their billable hours. Is this the norm? I suspect many of you will think this is obvious and/or that I’m naive but wtf? I find hitting 2200 is tough even with a good sized work load. Am I just expected to play the game? I don’t want to sound self-righteous but if most are lying just to make the requirement, then maybe the requirement should be lower.
What does your firm allow you to count towards non-billable hours other than standard business development?
People on here are talking about billable hours and utilization... are those things that are tracked on an individual basis? We do it as a firm aggregate and thought that was the norm, but seems to be that it might be tied to specific people at other firms?
I see other posts claiming there are law firms with 1600-1700 hour billable targets. I need to know how to find these. I'm sure it would be a pay cut but I'd rather have more time than more money.
If you exceed your billable hours Monday through Thursday and don’t have much work to do on Friday, is it okay to leave early?
Ever been let go before your billable time entries were in? Was let go today and not all of my time made it in as it was due next week. I’m expecting a heavy payout but I’m wondering if they can withhold since my billables are not in? Seems like their loss at this point.
Fun fact that consultants will appreciate: The weight of the Liberty Bell equals the number of billable hours in the year. 2,080 lbs. Can anyone else “wow” us with a fun fact?
Anyone else completely mail it in after giving their 2 weeks? Major senioritis for me rn. Probably had 2 billable hours today. Maybe
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.
Tax work at my law firm is not enough to keep me busy. Maybe I could start doing work in another department to supplement my billable hours. Is anyone here a part timer in another group? I’m thinking investment funds or start ups? Anyone else do this and any advice?
Let’s pretend we’re holding companies. I’ll start: No, we can’t hire an extra writer even though you’re clocking 70+ hours a week. BTW, our contract with your client caps billable hours per employee because they know we don’t pay overtime. Here’s a non-billable code you should start using for the rest of the year.
What's everyone hoping to get for Christmas? I got my present early: five months of billable work to start off 2016.
Advice for young attorneys dealing with non-billable workload? I’m still my first two months at my firm but a ton of the work I’m being assigned is non-billable. I understand if I’m not still fully on boarded but how are we supposed to keep up billables while being given time consuming non billable work?
[1/2] Hi all, I apologize because I know there have been posts on this bowl with similar subject matter recently, but I really need advice. I am at a risk of losing my job at the end of this month if I don’t make some changes to my work performance, specifically meeting my monthly billable hour requirement. My work and my work product is not an issue - my partner has repeatedly commended me on everything I produce, but my billable hours are seriously lacking.
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?
Anyone else have to do mandatory “non-billable” hours? I just lateraled and this is blowing my mind. The ramp up has also been slow. Any tips?
In need of some billable work to do.
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
Informed today that, unless we win some new business in the next 90 days, I’ll be laid off. Thoughts on when I should start to make alternative plans? (Con’t)
Looking to connect with Schwarzman Scholars working at MBBOW or in PE. My background: Graduated a few years back, working in BCG back office. Have a significant amount of development sector experience, with a focus on financial inclusion and social inclusion. TIA!
New Yorkers: what bank do you use for your checking account? Wondering whether a credit union is the best option. And is there a benefit to using a New York based bank?
Looking for feedback on KPMG? Culture, work-life balance, projects, salaries, progression etc
I was asked to interview for a start up, it’s remote, and 20+ hours a week. I’m considering it because I’m not sure what I want my next move to be and seems like could be a good in between. Thoughts?
Best LAX shuttle service? Used Uber for every trip, but would prefer something with terminal pickup. Might as well book both ways elsewhere. Cost not the biggest factor but reliability.
How do I have the conversation with a Partner about writing a letter of rec for a PhD program? Will I put myself a risk of being laid off if I express interest in continuing my education?
To those in non-MBB: Would you rather have an offer in hand right now for MBB or FAANG pm? Assume it’s a lateral transition.
Greetings fellow HR members, I am currently looking for my next opportunity and looking at HR business partner/ HR Generalist or Associate HR manager￼￼. I’m open to remote work and East Coast and Midwest￼. Thank you for your Help.
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Got recruited for a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Google - anyone have any insights on the role/salary/ interview questions?
After talks with my regional marketing team (RMT), each of us feels that we deserve a raise and have been underpaid since we began. We are the most productive RMT, we drive global scaling with our work as examples, and train up our counterpart teams across the globe. All of this with half the team members of the other teams and within two years of our existence. Does anyone have guidance or advice on how to raise this type of issue, and how to seek a raise both individually and as a team?
Which firms are delivering and prioritizing climate and sustainability client work (decarbonizing, sustainable supply chains, renewables, etc.)?
Is there a law that says if you freelance for a company for more than a month, you can sign up for their healthcare?
I’m changing jobs and near my 401k limit in my current plan. How do I limit contributions with my new employer while still maximizing the match?
Compensation Inquiry. Base and Bonus. How much does an Account Relationship aaenior Director at a Big Four? Can anyone share where they are at?
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