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Yesterday 07:01 PM
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what is with this incessant obsession over ranking and $ man. Big4 or the relevant firms outside b4 pay around the same. What the point of sweating over the 3/4/500 or even 1k differentialÖ typical sickie penny wise pound foolish.

imo finding a firm you fit in and a bossís mindset you kind of align with is more optimal and in point.
Cast your eyeballs 15 degrees upwards. See that word over there in the address bar? What does it spell? s.a.l.a.r.y. Hmmm. What could this word possibly mean? Anyone knows?
Yesterday 06:05 PM
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Notice Period

3PQE assoc in a small practice (6-7k/mth, no 13 month bonus) looking to exit my current firm where I have spent over 1 year. I do contentious and non-contentious work.

The working relationship with my seniors and partners has been souring of late, and I have felt that they have favoured my NQ colleague. I have been relegated to a lot of meaningless work, admin, menial and even secretarial of late. Work load is not a lot for a 3PQE, simply because its not coming in.

The triggering factor in making me lose heart with my firm was when I found out my firm tried to pay NQ (NQ X) an even higher salary than what i was previously drawing as their starting salary. Subsequently, I had to negotiate and my current salary is the outcome.

My notice period is actually 2 months, but should I mention it as 3 months to the firms as I'm applying to for justifying a later start date. Should I forgo the bonus that may be declared in January.
Yesterday 04:54 PM
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what is with this incessant obsession over ranking and $ man. Big4 or the relevant firms outside b4 pay around the same. What the point of sweating over the 3/4/500 or even 1k differentialÖ typical sickie penny wise pound foolish.

imo finding a firm you fit in and a bossís mindset you kind of align with is more optimal and in point.
That's true when you are comparing among the big local firms. But if you are comparing local firms with international firms, the pay differential can be $5-10k a month. It's not pennies we are talking about.
Yesterday 01:58 PM
Unregistered what is with this incessant obsession over ranking and $ man. Big4 or the relevant firms outside b4 pay around the same. What the point of sweating over the 3/4/500 or even 1k differentialÖ typical sickie penny wise pound foolish.

imo finding a firm you fit in and a bossís mindset you kind of align with is more optimal and in point.
Yesterday 01:02 PM
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That's good isn't it. Big fish in a small pond is still a big fish. You have a chance to try for the big pond.

That's better than small fish in a small pond, which I assume is the lower half of the Big 4.
Actually there is strong demand from int firms for lawyers now, any mid-size to large firm is sufficient to give you a chance. Look at those that jumped recently (especially from Corp), they are quite varied in terms of experience and ex-firms.

As long as you are in big mid-sizes (at least), you got a good fighting chance. No point arguing which local pond is the biggest pond.
20-09-2023 11:34 PM
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Letís just say A&G corp is like, a big fish in a small pond. Nowadays itís a training pool for larger, more well-known international firms - lots of people go into A&G with a plan to stay for no longer than 2-3 years, and move to a better firm that pays more.
That's good isn't it. Big fish in a small pond is still a big fish. You have a chance to try for the big pond.

That's better than small fish in a small pond, which I assume is the lower half of the Big 4.
20-09-2023 10:51 PM
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I am new to this, sorry about that. So to summarise, just go A&G for a great career in Corp.

Would that be correct?
Letís just say A&G corp is like, a big fish in a small pond. Nowadays itís a training pool for larger, more well-known international firms - lots of people go into A&G with a plan to stay for no longer than 2-3 years, and move to a better firm that pays more.
20-09-2023 08:39 PM
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Yeah heard the same. Donít think the rankings are meaningful in any way, just go anywhere you vibe with.
How about Baker? 1K more in pay right
20-09-2023 05:03 PM
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Yeah heard the same. Donít think the rankings are meaningful in any way, just go anywhere you vibe with.
how is the vibe at A&G?
20-09-2023 10:24 AM
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Actually Iím not sure. My Rajah friend says itís Rajah, my WongP friend said itís WongP.
Yeah heard the same. Donít think the rankings are meaningful in any way, just go anywhere you vibe with.
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