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I’m going to be a dad! But I have some questions. When should I tell my manager/teams? I’m up for senior promotion this year, will this impact that promotion? For those of you that work in public what tips do you have for managing your work and family responsibilities? For context, my wife, once she’s done with maternity leave, will only work 25-30 hours a week. I know working in public and having a new born is probably going to be a lot to juggle, but I have to make it work.

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M&A tax exit opportunities as a CPA? Second year senior. Kinda burnt out this year especially with all the benefits and raise/bonus taken away due to Covid. Just wondering what my options are.

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Considering 2 industry job offers - #1 is a mid-size software company, $70k + $5k signing bonus. #2 is a mid-size fintech company, $83k. I've been wanting to work for #1 and I like the industry and people better, but am having trouble looking past the pay. For context, I'm a senior 1 making $73k base. Both roles are standard GL accountant roles, and benefits are similar. Would you take a pay cut for a company you wanted to work for?

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Hi all! I am 11 weeks +4 pregnant and I am really excited about. I thought why not now since I’m working from home. Questions: 1) when did you tell your Senior Manager about it? 2) do you tell HR as well? For context, this is a high risk pregnancy due to a pre-existing condition I have. I joined Deloitte in March’20 and I know the firm offers paid maternity leave, but am I missing anything else here? Welcoming all tips and advice :) and thank you advance!

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Senior Manager gives me a poor rating at the end of the project (affecting my metrics and benefits) and only months later the client specially requests me to be back on for the next phase.

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Hey y’all: currently weighing the benefits of obtaining an MBA. Started career with 2.5 years of corporate FP&A, then moved to Senior Consultant at a high growth Mgt Consulting firm (1.5 years in). I’ve seen roles back in industry require (interchangeably) MBA or 2-year management consulting experience. Are MBAs helpful/necessary for consultants...just to have one? Should it be more purpose-driven? Etc.

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Need help with deciding between two offers. Recently accepted an offer at another consulting firm only to have my current employer counter at the last minute. Here are the offers: NEW COMPANY (Global Consulting firm): -$115K base -10% annual bonus -401K match (4%) -Senior Consultant (security strategy) -10 weeks paid paternal leave - considerably cheaper healthcare - all the resources associated with larger consulting firms (training, mentorship, perks, etc)

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Asking for a dear friend, please share your insights! My friend is in a senior management role in a small organization. She is the only woman in her 30s in such a senior role, and is currently pregnant. Her company doesn't offer maternity benefits, but she is eligible for PTO and FMLA. She has one manager reporting into her, and her main concerns are: 1. How to communicate that she will be off for 4 months to avoid panic 2. How to protect her job (she won't be fired before her leave, cont...

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Offer in aerospace and defense, senior manager in Corp development. 170 base, 15-20% bonus. 8 years of experience. Any red flags? The non-comp benefits/WLB are all excellent

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I applied for a job and received an offer from my client. 15k+ bump in salary, better benefits/remote work, and responsibilities will give me exposure to all areas of the organization (start up). The problem is that they’re looking to staff me as a Senior when I’m currently a Manager at DT. They said they’re flexible on title, but curious to hear how others have navigated similar situations. I would report directly to the controller and have 1-2 staff reporting to me...

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I'm in salary negotiations for a great role, but there's a small gap (~$10k) to even match my old salary. They have most of the obvious benefits like unlim. vacation, low healthcare premiums, 401k matching, permanent WFH, etc. Right now, severance pkg. and a more senior title are most important. Has anyone negotiated a title bump? Outcome? Are there additional benefits I should also consider?

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I’m working with a senior on a case and it’s the second time I prepare a draft email to the client laying out the options and the risks associated with each possible path and he straight up deleted the risks of the option he wants our client and the benefits of the option he does not think the client should follow. Personally, I believe the client is the one to decide what path to follow (...)

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What do you think about going lawschool? Got promoted to senior manager ( audit) but would like to change the career. ( early 30s) Any benefits of cpa+ jd?

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Any advice on determining your day rate when going freelance? (NYC-based, senior to executive level producer...was making $120k full time but that included health and company matched 401k)

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Big law senior associate in Florida here seeking advice or perhaps representation from someone in the health benefits and/or disability insurance field. I was diagnosed with a disabling disease over a yr ago and have been working under intermittent medical leave with reduced hrs. I’ve exhausted firm’s 100% paid medical leave (now at 60%) and have only 40 FMLA hours left. HR referred me to Prudential to file claim for long-term disability. Need advice regarding filing claim and (cont’d)...

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Hi all, just found out I’m expecting a little one but I’m nervous about staying in public as I don’t think it’ll be beneficial once the kiddo is born with the late nights of busy season and stresses of the job. Is it worth it to look in industry? If so, would they get angry that I’ll basically go in maternity leave in 9 months? Also, if public is better- why? I just don’t see benefits of being in public anymore. Also, I’ve been a senior auditor for 1 busy season if that helps. Helpppp.

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After 3 years of dealing with the worst firm I've ever had the displeasure of working for, I finally landed my dream gig at a small specialty firm. The people at the new firm are all SMEs featured in and contributors to the most notable business publications in the world, less than 100 employees, better benefits, unlimimted PTO, doubled my pay and landed a senior role. Keep looking for what you want and deserve. I'm happy to be forging a better path away from what I've had to endure.

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What does an Operating Partner at a PE firm make (base/bonus/carry/other benefits)? How hard is it to make that move as a big4 Manager/Senior Manager or is there another way in?

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is the pay jump from jr. to ad or senior that drastic? Backstory. First generation college student, first in fam to have “an office job with benefits etc and pto.” Recently been seeing a lot of posts about creatives, why certain positions are more likely to get fired etc. what jumped out at me was the $$ people were giving for each position. I assumed jr’s are like 40-50k, ad 50-60k, senior 60-70k. These posts are saying it’s more like 40-50k, 60-70k and 80-90k. Is that real?

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I have an opportunity to work in Higher Ed. I’m an A2 in tax, Senior in Oct. Without the distraction of vacations etc. I have come to realize how much I do not like my job. I previously worked in Higher Ed and I loved it. I genuinely enjoy interacting w/students, improving their experiences, and helping them navigate life. The benefits are good, PTO is great, and of course WLB bc it’s 9-5. The only issue is it would be 5-8k pay cut. Thoughts?

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Hey female 🐠, this year is my promo year to Manager. So I’ve been working hard, however coz of the current situation, they might say I won’t be promoted. Meanwhile, I am also trying to get pregnant actively.. so I might get pregnant if everything goes well, which means next year I ll be on maternity leave, probably for half of the year.. would I still be nominated for a promotion? I don’t want to be a senior associate for another two years!!! In general , does being pregnant on milestone contd

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When’s a good time to leave PA? An opportunity to join as a senior accountant for one of the top publicly traded companies just came my way and I’m a first year senior. Debating on whether or not to take it. Pay is close to six figures in the pacific north west - close to a 30% pay bump for me and great benefits.

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Hello Everyone - Looking for advice from Deloitte practitioners! I am a specialist senior at Deloitte, got back from maternity leave in April 2020. I had my offering leader schedule a call with me to notify that I have been rated a low performer because I had 46% utilization and mediocre firm contribution scatterplot. My project scatterplots have been consistently good 5,5(top right) over the last 3 years. Do they not consider these things before rating someone as low? Feeling very low!

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I accepted a client side role with better pay, hours, and benefits. But I now feel dumber than I ever was since senior leadership don’t prioritize strategy, my work is stressful but not intellectually challenging. How do I spin this positively in a new job search?

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Anyone here have the skinny on SBI (Sales Benchmark Index)? Being recruited for a Senior Consultant role. Curious to know pay, benefits, type of projects etc. It’s a permanent remote role (with travel to client site), meaning I can live wherever...which is quite intriguing to me. TIL.

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Anyone here have the skinny on SBI (Sales Benchmark Index)? Being recruited for a Senior Consultant role. Curious to know pay, benefits, type of projects etc. It’s a permanent remote role (with travel to client site), meaning I can live wherever...which is quite intriguing to me. TIL.

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How do you find women mentors when there aren’t any senior ones at your office? I see great benefits in having a professional mentor and wish I had one to learn from and ask advice to. I’ve looked at organizations that connect industry professionals, but don’t know how well these work.

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Partners, directors, senior managers... What are your thoughts on male managers taking 3 months of paternity leave (assuming your firm has such a policy)

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Anyone made a jump to Human Resources? I have an interview offer for a Senior Benefits Analyst and I’m not sure if I should accept. Is this potentially a good job to transition into HR? Thanks!

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Anyone watching Indian Matchmaking? Aparna and her mother have to be the worst, right? She thinks she's a godsend and quite frankly she looks like a potato, is ignorant, doesn't sound nearly as intelligent as she professes to be, and is even more negative than I am! That's gotta say something.

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