Does no billable hours have an effect on associates?

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fats provolone
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Re: Does no billable hours have an effect on associates?

Postby fats provolone » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:56 pm

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fats provolone wrote:associates are already judged on all those factors. they're just also judged on hours. but it's not like you can excuse shitty work or miss deadlines or not respond to emails or whatever because you bill a lot of hours.


FWIW, I work at a firm that gives out above-market bonuses and I was told that I got one because of the quality AND quantity (~2,100 hours) of my work.

isn't that exactly what i said

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Re: Does no billable hours have an effect on associates?

Postby 5ky » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:07 am

fats provolone wrote:firms already do estimate costs though. it's not like clients are just like "okay start the meter and let me know how much I owe at the end!"


Yeah, this. I feel like most of my deals are either negotiated down at the end to a semi-cap or are just a straight flat fee from the start.

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Re: Does no billable hours have an effect on associates?

Postby sublime » Sun Nov 30, 2014 4:24 am

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