Insurance Defense Associates: Why not unionize? A lot of people are complaining about very low salaries and high billable requirements. This is a product of low rates and stringent billing requirements imposed by insurance carriers. Unionization at a few large shops like Wilson Elser and Lewis Brisbois can single-handedly turn the entire ID industry around. A rising tide lifts all boats.
I get so annoyed when partners keep assigning me non-billable work to do and then I get scolded because of my billable hours… I’m still doing my job when I’m doing “non-billable” work I shouldn’t be penalized at the end of the year for being a junior associate who can’t say no to people.
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.
Has anyone transitioned from Tax to RM? Could you share your experience and pros/cons of the change? Really want to get out of client facing/billable work, but I like my firm. Thank you!
As a new hire, what’s the better approach? Go around looking (begging) for billable hours or sit tight at my desk for 8 hours a day and study for the CPA exam?
Any thoughts on Maron Marval? Specifically their Texas office regarding workload, salary range and 1950 billable hours?
First gen lawyer here (not that that really impacts the question/post) but I see all these posts about entering billable time and appropriate descriptions (mostly in big law or other practice areas). How often do people here run into clients requesting meetings to have their bills explained or refusing to pay certain work? Are you small, mid-size, big law, and who in your firm is tasks with these explanation meetings?
I’ve been working at my job for nearly 2 years and I still feel like I’m getting the short end of the stick with billable work. For example, I’m constantly doing data entry even though I have a masters degree in economics. My bosses already know that I’m frustrated with the lack of opportunity but they say there’s nothing they can do, is it time to look for a new job?
Received a job offer. Was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on a concern I had about it. It's an entry level position, and I don't have much experience. The billables are 2040 a year. For billable hours in civil litigation and insurance defense, is 2040 hours for a 1st year associate on the high end in this field for a small or midsize firm? It seems like most attorneys I know have minimum requirements of around 1800. The compensation is around 80k a year.
I am a 10 yr lawyer. 7 yrs in my practice area. Little over a year at current firm. Still an associate. Im at large plaintiff firm w/ billable requirements. I do mass/class cases and hold a couple leadership positions (these were competitive to get). What should salary be and when should I make partner. I’ll add I work remote and pretty autonomously. Little contact with partners or anyone at my firm.
Is there a second busy season at big4 for the extended tax deadline? And how busy is it really? Would they require the same billable hours like it is in spring?
Why is there such an emphasis on chargability? I understand we should be trying to work on client billable work as much as we can, but it also disincentivizes finding diverse experiences and projects.
What's up everyone? I saw a salary survey posted earlier. What do y'all think I should make at a litigation boutique that handles primarily business litigation on a contingency fee? No billable hours.
Im a third year associate and I’m frequently asked to give presentations (on new case law, legislation, ect.) during a weekly meeting for my section. There’s a first year associate and a law clerk in my section who are never asked to present. Should I push back on this? Would it look bad if I delegate some of the work to the others? I spend a lot of non billable time prepping for these presentations...it seems unfair that I’m the only one who has to do them.
Looking to leave a govt job for a junior attorney role in a small workers comp defense firm. I have no experience in workers comp. How easy is it to learn the work and make 1850 billable hours? What future opportunities does this experience give?
ID associates who are near the partner-level experience tier (5-10 YOE): what’s your salary, bonus, billable hours (required and actually billed), and cost of living in your area? I’m talking about low tier ID, not coverage or anything like that. Stuff like slip and fall tort defense.
My Shareholder came into my office yesterday and proceeded to tell me that "we" were getting sloppy & "we" needed to get our billable up and that she had missed things. She made a point to say hers were low & she never gave me info regarding billable time. Our biggest client cuts half our time.
During the interview they never mentioned there were billable req.
1 month ago she was singing my praises. Had been real sick last 2 months and went to HR re med accommodation and now this.
Anyone can refer me to audit experienced associate in big 4? I am more than willing to give up my current pay in private company and join big 4 for billable hours to upgrade my career. CPA licensed, 5 YOE in small companies. Btw, H1B transfer needed before working for a new employer. Much appreciated.
Trying to host a regular poker game... comment if that’s something you are interested in and I’ll share a burner for more information!
Location: Loop area
Cash game, low stakes (<$100)
I know this might be a heavy subject but have any of you dealt with having a parent that’s going through depression? It just hit out of nowhere and my dad is pushing away my mom. He suffers from knee problems which is one of his main causes of depression because he feels useless due to not being able to walk as well. I don’t know how to approach this situation especially since we’re Mexican and don’t tend to talk about mental health due to the stigma and I feel like he wouldn’t go to therapy
Does BCW not allow conservatives to be employed at this company? I’m sitting through another meeting where we are highlighting amazing women and it is so politicized I am completely offended. AOC, Biden, Ilhan, Hilary... I mean at try to be inclusive when speaking of diversity. You can’t name a single female in the Conservative party throughout history?
Anyone an ADA who went private for a short period of time and missed the courtroom/day to day and then went back to public sector as an ADA or AUSA? If so, any thoughts, advice, tips?
Supposed to be moving to France from the US in a few weeks for a new job, it’s been six months in the works of getting the visa situation handled. With this coronavirus now, I’m afraid (cont)
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I’m planning to leave my firm end of the month. However, I recently found out that I’m gonna be staffed as one of the seniors on a client going forward. My SM is super nice and supportive about me being on this client long-term, but I’m starting to feel bad. Planning to put my 2 weeks notice in soon. It’s gonna be hard to share that with him because there’s been a bit of turnover on the team. Any advice?
Has anyone ever heard of a (WFH) company called “working solution “ I’m afraid I may have comprised my identity… not sure, what’s going on! anyone with any information please help!!! Working Solutions
Have you ever felt uncomfortable treating a patient? I don't feel unsafe, and the patient isn't making me uncomfortable physically or anything, I am just seriously disturbed by the discussions we're having about what they're going through. I've been working at this hospital 4 years and this is the first time this has ever happened. Is it wrong to consider asking for a transfer?
Do you wear cowgirl or cowboy boots?
I am looking for opportunities in Forensic audit and related roles at Bangalore location.
I have experience in investigation for around 3 years. Industries served E-Commerce, Banks, Manufacturing.
I am a CA, CFE and CS.
How do you manage to be happy when your SO just isn't happy often? My chest literally hurts sometimes from how much it effects me
Can we claim for electricity bill, chair table and internet expenses in Capgemini?
1. Systemic racism is real. 2. The model minority trope is a distraction at worst and a way to divide Asian people and Black people. Let’s not fall for the okoe doke. https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/04/19/524571669/model-minority-myth-again-used-as-a-racial-wedge-between-asians-and-blacks How have you seen this play out in the workplace or in life in general?
Notice period during 6 months of probation?
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I need some advice. Just find out that I failed FAR again. What next steps would you all suggest that I take next?
I’m feeling lost and depressed because busy season is coming up and I don’t know what to do at this point. I have no motivation to continue :(
Tips on handling stressful situations?
At what point in public accounting do industry job salaries break the 150K range? Looking in Texas.
NYC people: how many of you own? I really want to get into RE investing, but pissing away so much on rent here makes it very difficult to rationalize.
Guys- how would you act around your interest if u noticed her gaining some weight (like10-15lb)? Would you pull back from her? If you had no interest in her then u wouldnt care to notice her...contd
me vs the world, it's a negative sum game. =/
Anyone know what's the normal salary jump from one big four to another? (3 year experience, tax, senior level)
I kind of like this new fishbowl, but I also think that it has a lot of options.
Any UI/UX opinions?
Any tips/tricks on getting quick good healthy meals in during the week? I try to cook as often as I can but it's a struggle some days/weeks!
1st job as forensic accountant - Opinions? I like the idea of researching and doing something other than bookkeeping and payroll. But are there any good exit opportunities?
I work in audit. Is everyone else’s team having 3+ status meeting everyday? Asking for a friend 🙂
What is the best way to handle an understaffed office? This busy season does not look good and it doesn't look like my group will be getting any more bodies which means it'll be brutal (cont.)
I feel like I’ve gotten sucked into talking about other people at work and I can’t stop... send help pls I was never a big gossip before
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