Quick vent: fiancé and I were going to put an offer in on an apartment we loved before all of this Covid stuff happened but changed that plan to rent to buy starting Aug to be safer. The sellers just told us they accepted someone else’s offer to buy. We, especially me, were in love with the apartment but we were too risk adverse to buy now bc if Covid and fiancé working at a startup that had layoffs in the beginning. Just sad bc we’ve been looking for two years and this was the perfect place.
It’s hard to be motivated when rounds of layoffs happen and you see all your friends leave. But one thing that’s gotten me through all of this is working out. And when I say workout I mean the most pathetic, sad, barely completed beginner-level cardio dance routines. I’ve somehow forced myself to move while on lockdown and it’s somehow forced me to feel better. Whatever you’re doing, wherever you are: get up and move even if you don’t finish or end up going on a walk. Pls take care of yourself❤️
Know this may be a long shot in terms of actual responses but: @PPMDs, what are your thoughts on the current/impending COVID specific layoffs at your firm? E.G. Glad for the opportunity to reduce the headcount of mid performing SMs with little/no chance of making PPMD? Sad to see a firm you’re a part of undergo such unforeseen circumstances?
How do you survive in a company after layoffs? Feel thankful to have a job, but the people left are miserable and overworked and sad.
Anyone else struggling with jealousy after being laid off? I feel sad and angry when I think about the people who can stay just because their group has a union and / or they work there over 10, some even 20 years. I really loved working at this agency. My bad luck was that our group lost our only client. I really wish I could stay! 😢
Do you feel sad when engagement finished, as a result, multiple people got fired from client side? Actually not their fault. But executive get rid of them to cover their own ass. I felt like shit...
Bf’s company just did layoffs today. He survived, but is extremely sad... any advice from someone who went through layoffs?
Is it sad that I hate my agency so much I dream of getting fired? Because it would be better than working here while searching elsewhere?
“Two years ago I couldn’t get a job. I was fired. My income dropped to 1/16th. It’s so sad my husband couldn’t be here. (committed suicide) You CAN turn things around” - Joan Rivers 1990 Emmy winner
The sad irony of all the good people who tried to roll out a good product and now have been fired by the AI logic of that bastardized (Microsoft) product so that they can hire more offshore workers.
How hard it is to break into Tokyo? I want to relocate from South America but having no sucess in contating agencies
Invested 200k into TSLA @ ~200, sold at 450. Why did this happen to me? I’ve made my mistakes, I’ve got nowhere to run, the night goes on...
It looks like I (unexpectedly) may be inheriting a decent size (for me) amount of money - potentially up to $700k. I’m thankful, but stressed - because the market is so high. Wait it out?
Wow. Oliver Wyman Plans to Recruit Qualified Refugees Arriving in Europe http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/09/oliver-wyman-idUSnBw096712a+100+BSW20150909
New M just back from maternity. Is it acceptable to have no project lined up for next week? Proposed for one should sell end Jan. May get billable hours on account to bridge gap. How many to ask for?
Has anyone ever wanted to just say to a prospect “Have you seen your current advisor’s page on FINRA Broker Check?"
Thoughts on giving yourself a promotion to a CD when you start freelancing if you where long due for a promotion anyway?
Assuming things go back to normal in FY22 (ie after this upcoming year), do you think we will adjust back to our old cohort base (pre-corona)?
Interviewing for jobs - go through multiple rounds and then found out you were cut Thoughts on why companies won’t respond to an ask for feedback post interview?
How can EY people use Bravo awards to get Apple products (e.g. iPad)?? Just looking at rewards center and don't see Apple or others that sell the Apple like BestBuy etc. Extremely frustrating.
Real Estate - if prices go down as expected, are new builds, existing inventory (spec homes), and resells all impacted the same way or are there notable differences in how each is impacted?
Has anyone here used the Bowflex Max Total trainer? Worth the price? What was your experience? Any better/cheaper comparable options? I’m looking for a good at-home cardio workout since I don’t see myself going back to the gym for a long time after covid. I have bad knees so running isn’t an option, but really need to start losing some of this covid poundage 😅 TIA!
My parents are threatening to cut me out of their will if I move in with my long term (5+ year) boyfriend. I am doing it because it will save money, however my parents think this isn’t a good enough reason. I pay for everything myself and I feel that if they believe I should live alone then they should chip in towards that - otherwise I’m going to make the best financial decision for myself. We love manipulative hyper-religious parents.
I have a creative Director who has never done a single website design, not even a landing page, getting visibly distraught when I try to explain how certain things need to be in order to pass ADA.
For those of you who left consulting, is the LGBTQ climate better or worse (and what industry are you in)?