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How many districts have forced teachers to take a leave of absence without pay and health insurance because they have underlying health issues and their doctor recommends virtual teaching instead of going back to brick and mortar?

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There are some benefits to distance learning. Not having to deal with the knuckleheads is one. Discipline and classroom management takes so much effort. However I still miss not being able to see my students in the classroom. I feel empty. And I hate teaching into a screen.

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After 10 with my district- 2 years in my own classroom and 8 years long term subbing and all with good reviews- I got a call to sub virtually in a 5/6 class until they hire a teacher! I reminded them that I am a fully credentialed teacher looking for a position. I’m at a loss. By the way, I have no health insurance because I can’t afford it right now. Thank you for the space to vent.

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I talked to TRS. I am 4 years away from retiring with full benefits. I was told that early retirement would exclude me from being able to participate in and have my benefit of TRS insurance, EVER!! 😳

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So we got an email for benefits enrollment and I see an online option and one where we can get assistance OVER THE PHONE!!!! What the heck!?!?! And we are supposed to fully open schools and spend 8 hours a day in close quarters with hundreds of kids!?!?!? WHERE IS THE LOGIC!?!?!?!

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A lot of the ESL positions i am Interviewing for are part time. I don’t have an issue with this but I would assume I wouldn’t get health benefits. What other jobs could I do at the same time?

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Is it normal for you to ever be “ghosted” by your administration? I feel like I’m constantly emailing, calling, texting, and meeting with them and nothing gets done. As soon as I leave their office, I’m ignored. If I email/text them a question or request, I’m ignored unless it benefits them. This is at a district where I travel between 3 schools and have 3 principals. They’re all like this and communication is especially important since I have to travel.

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Is it worth it to accept a long-term sub position when you don't get benefits and you really just want to hold out for a perm position?

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Tips for going back to school after maternity leave? Fun get to know you games or ideas for activities to make the transition easier for the kids? I teach 5th grade ELA.

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What would you take over an increase in pay? How about better/cheaper health insurance, student loan forgiveness, or a downpayment for a house?

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I've been out on maternity leave and will be returning in the new year. I'm so nervous and feel like I forgot how to teach! Any tips? Also, I'm pretty bummed about leaving my little man...

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I think that I have been discriminated for being a male teacher a couple of times. I feel like I am discriminated against when I am not allowed paternity leave. I could be wrong, but I feel it's true.

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How are pension benefits calculated?

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Are you offered tuition reimbursement for going back to school?

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I just had a baby and want to take my full 12 weeks of maternity leave, but I'm not sure if I can afford to wait that long to go back to work.

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Tomorrow is my first day back from maternity leave. Any advice?

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Should I have a 401k in addition to what my school district provides?

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Do your kindergarteners have imaginative play time during the day? How do you think it benefits their learning growth? If you don’t have play why not? Would you like to incorporate more play?

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How much should I reasonably be paying for school-provided health insurance each month?

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How much of my salary should I contribute to my 401k?

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What are the benefits of a late start school day for students?

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I'm new to teaching. Should I take the pension plan or the 401K?

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What are the benefits of joining the American Association of Educators? My school is paying for our membership so I decided to join.

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Do teachers use LinkedIn to network? Wanted to utilize an old account but don’t know the benefits?

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Who has relocated to a different state for better pay/benefits or so that their quality of life would improve?

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What does your family do for health insurance? I’m starting at a new school and to cover my family I’m looking at $1300-$1500/month for decent coverage. My yearly wage is only $38,500. HELP!!

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How much do you pay for health benefits (medical+dental+prescription)per month? Note if it is single/spouse/family rate & type (PPO, HMO, HDHP). Me-$130 per month for employee + spouse for a PPO plan

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Has anyone ever taken a pension loan before? How did it work and how long did it take to pay back?

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Has anyone taken out money from their 401k to buy a home? I think they say it’s usually 10k max. What is process? Are their penalties?

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When the firm pays out your PTO, are taxes withheld at the typical paycheck rate or the higher rate you see with bonuses? Also do firms account for 401K for PTO payout (not the match, your own)?

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What is something under 50 bucks that really benefits your WFH life?

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Would you rather put more money towards your 401k or more principal towards your home mortgage? I already do both and have a little extra from my Oct 1 raise to allocate

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Should I have an HSA account? What are the benefits?

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How many of you have rental properties? I am done maxing 401k, IRA and putting $ in index funds. But haven’t had the time to research investment properties or courage to pull the trigger. Missing out?

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What are my options? Employer provided misinformation during benefits enrollment re: the offered medical plan. Directly sent me an attachment saying a specific benefit was covered, aetna is cont.

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I have seen firms contributing their share of 401k at the end of the year, so if we leave the firm before that, would they still add their contributions?

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Deloitters; is pension vesting tracked by your start date or a certain time of year? And is an all or nothing vest? I might be leavening barely a month from my 3 year vesting mark.

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What are the benefits of having a realtor when buying a house vs just searching yourself and going to open houses?

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Curious what 401K match looks like at your firm. Match %, years with firm, position, any additional comments.

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What would be potential benefits to ask for when negotiating a contract for an ACD position?

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Husband told me to stop 401k deductions for the time being. Agree?

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Increased per diem rates whaaaaaa

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For those of you who had a period of time before beginning your new job, what did you do for benefits? I know about COBRA but found the government has a special enrollment period- has anyone used?

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What's better being an in Towner forced to work the long hours of an out of Towner and not making per diem/miles perks or getting to sleep in your bed every night?

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Hey! If staring a LLC, registering in a lower tax state...is that bad? Also seen a lot of DBA options but are there any great tax benefits?

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I’ve been planning to resign next week but my manager has left on premature maternity leave. The level above is on vacation. What is the best way to go about this?

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Once I hit $120k, my firm dropped my 401k max contribution to 10%. Anyone else run into this? At what salary?

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What’s the best way to get 100k krisflyermiles (Singapore airlines)? Have spg, Marriott, delta, avios and United miles. What’s the beat conversion strategy?

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KPMG fish - I am starting w the firm at the end of the month so don’t have access to this info yet - what kind of time off do you guys get for July 4th? Thurs and Fri? Just Thurs? Thx!

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Any recommendations for sandals for vacation? Going to be walking a lot so need something comfortable

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Having one of those weeks when I wonder if it’s all worth it. Wife that treats me like an ATM. Client that issues RFP due on Tuesday. 7/8 Feel like nobody gives a **** if I live or die.

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What's different about your routine when you travel on a Sunday night instead of a Monday morning? I tend to not rush to the airport and sometimes even get dinner or use the lounge.

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Has anyone taken out money from their 401k to buy a home? I think they say it’s usually 10k max. What is process? Are their penalties?

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Any tips for transferring to another firm your Staff 1 year!

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My friend is in discussion with a start up for a senior role leading their entry into a new country. As part of the process they have asked if he can put together a draft plan for entry and... cont.

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Have any of you taken a job and left shortly after for another job? I’ve been in my current role for a very short while. All going ok but of course have some concerns about job security given CONT’D

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(3 years audit/advisory experience + CPA + secret Clearance + High performer+ Federal Advisory + Washington DC) = what salary range at your firm?

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Hi All, can anyone here provide insight on a Biz Analyst role at gTech in the gSO group? Not too familiar with the group, curious about the work and perception internally. Role is in Boulder, CO

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Is anyone else having issues getting production insurance right now? We’re getting blocked for a shoot in Seattle due to Coronavirus.

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What is “steady state” earning potential in industry (consumer/retail) after leaving consulting as a manager/sr. manager? For example, for consulting it would be the partner/managing director comp

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What are good exit opportunities for someone who has 2 years at a big4 and wanting to climb the corporate latter? Should I go for a financial analyst role or a senior accounting role to get to management quicker?

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Does anyone know what the culture at Macy's media/marketing department is like?

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Does SPG not automatically email receipts after a stay? First time staying with them last week and never received one. They do at Marriott...

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My district just announced that we are starting hybrid in a week. We have been remote & I’m beginning to panic. 😱 Half of the building will be at school for 2 days while the second half is there through the computer, Wednesday with the students remote, then 2 days the second half is there and the first half is remote. I’m overwhelmed with how to teach both ways at the same time. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ Those of you that are hybrid PLEASE share some TIPS, of things TO ✅ do and things to NOT ❌ TO do. Thank you!!

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First time H1B cap application and got an RFE - Fragomen told me they are requesting an expert opinion letter that will take at least 3 weeks. How long does it usually for y’all?

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