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WILL IT EVER SLOW DOWN

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General and professional liability as well! The prevailing belief in my region is that idle hands = more litigious inclinations

I’m in doc review and there’s so much activity right now I keep clicking and clicking and clicking. Not sure how much more I can take. But seriously keep it up so I can keep getting work.

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Finance. I've had a closing every week for the past month and don't know how much more I can take. Junior associate.

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Pe funds. Won’t stop. No end in sight. I never thought I’d see the day where even senior partners are burning out.

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M&A…

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Can’t the deals just … stop

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Omg me too. I am on the verge…I’m so desperate to make the insanity stop. L&E Litigation. We have been so busy for such a long time. Pandemic only makes us busier…

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I’m actually on my first sub-200 hour month since February, though suspect it’s just a calm before the next storm

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Update: ended the month with 195 hours after a 65 hour week…

Had 2 signings and 2 closings this week. 2 more signings next week.

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FUNDS.

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It’s gotten so bad our firm is talking about OCI as if it’s the solution to our issues. Like the people starting in 2+ years will be our salvation. Don’t think they realize if this doesn’t slow down they’ll have half as many lawyers by next Feb.

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same. finance. omg stop.

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Pls fix

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IP litigation. I’ve billed 240+ every single month this year. Already hit 240 for July, too. FML

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This is crazy to me. I’m drowning and hitting 200 each month. I think I work too quickly? I’ll be sweating at the end of some 8 hour days because I’m moving so quickly through things.

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I do mostly employment litigation and some advice and counseling. And very little M&A. I just got caught up on everything and got put on a deal at 5pm. So much for a laid back Friday.

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What group? Curious to see who all is slammed.

I’m one of a handful of Big Law immigration attorneys and our group is drowning with no end in sight. Our L&E Group is drowning as well.

Litigation/regulatory as well. My God I’ve been drowning since March.

Do we know why???

Wow why does that have so many typos. I meant certainty of knowing what rates are right now

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No. I keep thinking it will but it won’t

Structured finance. Been busy since about September 2020 and now we’re about to head into the standard year end madness and doesn’t look like we will get the usual summer reprieve. Just full throttle all year.

Estate planning is slammed

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I’d like to apologize in advance as this maybe a touchy topic for certain folks. For those that have been in the Big 4 for sometime now (i.e. was hired before this covid induced hiring spree over the past couple months), are you concerned that your market value would decrease as a result of the firms hiring people left and right? In other words, the recruiting has been excessively relaxed now compared to when there was intense competition.

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If you had an opportunity to name your salary and set your billable hours, what would be the ideal ratio per month? Say for example your hourly rate is 400.

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Promised my kid id take him trick or treating, how can i get out of work to fly home :(

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Anyone receive an offer & negotiate a start date months down the road to take advantage of a better maternity leave policy, or any other reason? Wondering how many months is reasonable to ask for.

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I know we have a commitment to the client and are expected to work as long as it takes to get the job done. But why don’t we write and sign contracts that are realistic? It feels like cheating

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People who have moved from one MBB to another MBB, how was it and any benefits/regrets from moving?

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Is Deloitte in hiring freeze still? Until when? Anyone know?

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Everyone: We asked for diversity and visible minorities in this video. This edit shows 90% whites dudes... The producer: The guy in the first shot is latino and there’s also an Irishman and an Australian bro at the end 😑

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What agencies out there are mandating WFH policies given current state of things?

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Would you be okay with your daughter joining a sorority? Assuming for this post, that covid is no longer an issue.

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Any Latinos feeling left out of all this diversity buzz? Seems we are always invisible :/

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Had no idea how good my previous firm’s insurance was until I signed up for Deloitte’s.....

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Help! My toddler doesn’t want to eat anything but cheese and fruit and peanut butter. We have been trying the “you provide, they decide” thing but her decision is to not eat. She’s always been small and doctor said we need to get her weight up. Any ideas or recipes? Getting desperate!

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Currently on parental leave. As a father I’m so dang thankful my firm has it and I can’t imagine how my immigrant parents manage to raise two kids without leave.

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It’s finally here.... the last day at the client site till 2019! 🥂

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Advice on how to prepare to start a new job on Monday? I’m starting a new job after being fired from my last one, so I’m kind of nervous

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This baby is competing with my Bose NC headphones. The baby is winning. (No fault or judgement to the mother.... I feel bad for her, she's a trooper).

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@partners - I have two opportunities. One is to lead a group for a corporation (industry). The other is to join another consulting firm, doing the same work that I am doing now. While the comp will be better to stay in consulting and I do like the idea of becoming a partner one day, I am intrigued with the steady industry role... any advice?

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I might need to get COVID-19 to get rid of my looming COVID-25 🧀🥐🍕🥃🍺

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despite my issues with bonvoy, that julie gautier video on the tv was cool af, ngl

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