Anyone here returned back to the office? My company’s (industry) making everyone come back in and my team is doing hybrid. 2 days wfh and 3 days in person. I’m supposed to start going in next week. I started this job during the pandemic so a part of me is excited to meet people in real life and see the cool office but a part of me is fearful of covid still and the delta variant even though I’m fully vaxxed. Tips for calming these worries? Those that have returned, what has your experience been?

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Do people have tips on how to manage ADD/ ADHD and the feeling of restlessness? I have a mild case of ADD and in the last 2 years have found myself becoming increasingly distracted and less productive at work. I work on whatever that’s in front of me for 10 mins and suddenly a new thought/ question pop up in my head and I switch to chasing that down. The work from home situation also made me become less focused and I feel increasingly guilty and restless.

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People who have moved countries during the pandemic with WFH - any tips?

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Any recommendations for WFH office set up products please? Could be anything - table, chair, lamp, keyboard, mouse, monitor, so on. Preferably something you’ve used and are satisfied with.

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Please give me all your potty training tips! Adopting a 3 year old stray, shelter doesn’t know about his potty training history so expecting the worst! Still WFH so will be around him a lot

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Work from home has made me super lazy and not a morning person. When I go to my evening workout classes, I barely have energy. Any tips to increase my energy and make me a morning person!?

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Recommendations for a laptop / wfh camera?

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Hey 🐟 fam. I’m starting a new gig next week that’s 90% WFH. I’d love some recommendations on a second monitor. Nothing crazy pricy, but something that’ll work well with my MacBook Pro. Thanks y’all.

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My office doesn’t have breakfast food and I am used to being WFH and making whole breakfast at home…any recommendations for healthy, quick options to make at the office?

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Any recommendations for brands similar to Barbour? I’m a bigger guy - former college interior lineman and find Barbour is great for causal and WFH. Suits I go custom from a Canadian brand but looking more for casual and business casual

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I’m starting the process to find a nanny while my spouse and I wfh. I am feeling overwhelmed and like it might be way too expensive. I cannot do daycare because I am just too worried about it. I’m in nyc and need some advise/encouragement/tips. Does anyone just wing it and take care of the baby and work? How do you do it?

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Any tips for being better at “informal mentee-ship ”? Im a new joiner who feels like remote means I’m not really learning nearly as much as I can from my team. That said, I can recognize the benefits of WFH and so want to learn to improve while not excluding the remote possibility.

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WFH is making it really really tough to survive marriage. Not sure if we will come out with the relationship intact. Any tips?

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With a lot of companies pushing to work from home less, does anyone have recommendations for how I can continue healthy eating habits especially when the team goes out to eat a lot? I’m a picky eater and can’t take eating less as an option

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Got a verbal offer — now wondering what questions I should be asking in the negotiation process that I might not be thinking of… so far I have: Comp (already have the range… it’ll be 130-135) , Bonus Structure, PTO, work from home, outlook for raises / promotions and what the raise percentage is, cell phone reimbursement, and health Also - tips for asking for a sign on bonus or relocation?

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Any WFH computer monitor recommendations?

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Starting a new entry level role. Training and work will be remote for time being. I love that the role is wfh but with being new and minimal experience I’m nervous about the online training and being able to understand everything with it explained online via in person. Or if I have a question who to ask lol? Any tips if you started a new role while remote ?

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What's your morning routine like during WFH? I feel like I need to wake up earlier to be more productive. Any tips?

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Thinking of relocating out of the Chicago area to begin to subtle down. Does anyone have recommendations on states/areas to move to for cloud engineers/consultant that work from home?

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I just started working somewhere that doesn’t let you add work email or calendar to your smart phone (sounds like a dream I know), but I’m so used to using my phone for these especially to get reminders for meetings while WFH. Anyone also work somewhere like this and do you have any tips? I guess I can manually add work appts. to my personal calendar but that seems tedious.

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Best way to set up an ergonomic WFH set up? Debating between an adjustable standing desk, or monitors, or all of the above..(Btw I’m short - under 5’3’’ so any tips for shorties would be helpful as well!)

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4 months into a new job and need to refocus on WFH work life balance. Any tips or suggestions are welcome!

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Due to some room mate shifting I am going to shift from paying 900 a month to about 1300. Only other option was getting a single for 1400, I live in a low cost of living city so didn’t think getting a studio would be worth it consider I work from home. Total compensation will be just other 90k this year. Any tips for making sure I stay on the FIRE PATH? Concerned that I’m now forking over an extra 5k after tax in rent and realizing that losing potential room mates has huge financial implication

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Any recommendations for nice places to WFH from in the Midwest (except Chicago, coz I live here)? Have an upcoming chill week at work.

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Nursing bras recommendations? 9 months pregnant and looking to buy bras that are both breastfeeding and pumping friendly. Need padded ones since I'm very pointy usually and wires optional. WFH after maternity leave but will be back in the office someday soon too. Planning to get the Elvie pump for daily use and the Elvie Catch for handling leaks. How much should you size up from your pre-pregnancy size when ordering nursing bras?

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Serious suggestions to be more positive and start liking WFH? Millennial DINK, love my partner, set up great dedicated office space, make efforts to stay active outside of work and switched jobs out of consulting, but it’s just now been a 18 month struggle for me and I’m tired of feeling so negative with no end in sight, especially as my company will be staying remote through the year. Tips and tricks for anyone who was able to start liking WFH who didn’t originally?

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Getting to work from home a little longer. In the market for a good espresso machine. There are so many out there. Anyone have recommendations and what attributes makes it a winner.

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WFH has made my transition back to working so much easier. Daycare drop off is less stressful bc not rushing to a train, and I can do anything I couldn’t with my little one once he’s dropped off (coffee, eat, little make up), and then there’s pumping!! So I’m anxious about going back in for non covid reasons. What are some tips and tricks you mamas have for getting out the door! And pumping at the office?!

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Moving in with girlfriend for the first time ever. Any advice or tips? (Both 28; I’m WFH, she works in hospital)

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6th year L&E associate here and thinking about transitioning to a position with better WLB. How do you go about getting a government job and are they flexible about WFH, at least a couple of days a week? Recruiters reach out all the time, but always about other firm positions. Tips/ advice much appreciated!

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Any recommendations for hair stylists/colorists who specialize in curly hair in NYC? I’m WFH through the rest of the year so want to dye my hair and have fun w it while I still can - but want to find someone who knows how to treat curls properly. Thanks!!

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Q for the WFH fish with a 3 monitor setup. Right now I have two monitors mounted on a small ikea bookcase that has turned my desk into an L shape plus the laptop. Are there any good adjustable standing desks that are deep/big enough for a three monitor setup? Recommendations?

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First time parent here 👋 what’s best way to go about finding a nanny? We are in Southbay. Any tips or things to look out for? How much should we expect to pay? Looking for primarily part-time since we are WFH mostly for now.

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I’ve had a hard time working efficiently these past couple weeks. Any WFH tips?

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Does anyone have recommendations for comfortable barstools? Moving soon and my island will be the only place for me to WFH, so need it to be comfortable for a long period of sitting.

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Let's reflect. What have you found to be the best WFH tips? What have you learned about yourself / others during the pandemic? What have you learned about leadership/ working with others? Overall, what works and what didn't?

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Recently got a new job, and it is 100% remote going forward. Any recommendations on specific home office essentials for my WFH setup??

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Negotiating offer with Accenture on a Technology Strategy (TS&A) Consultant. Offer: B level. 117.5k, 9% bonus, 15k signing. Is this a fair offer? How does the compensation progression and Accenture look? Experience: Vancouver, 2yr MBA grad, 2 years independent consultant exp, 5 year BA exp. Current: Implementation Consultant Principal at Ceridian, 100% WFH. 120k, 15% bonus. Pretty disappointed in the offer and leaning on declining. Any tips for negotiating higher?

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Will be starting at b4 as an s1 from a regional firm. Does anyone have any tips on how to succeed, especially in a WFH environment.

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For those who started new WFH jobs during the pandemic, any tips or tricks that worked well, what you wished you might have done differently, and things to watch out for?

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At my 1st industry job. Another analyst starting the same time as I is annoying the heck out of me. He never shares information, and always just repeats what I said in group messages, emails, zoom meetings (and prompts me to go first). He even stalks my calendar and compares the schedule overlap with our manager’s to figure out my meetings and schedule🙃. He also pushed me under the bus (he didn’t do a task even though i reminded him, yet he said I didn’t do it either together). Just here to vent

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Best company perks? free snacks? ticket to sports games? Started remote…I got an ugly laptop bag

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Thoughts on Razorfish Health NYC? Or switching to health in general? I'm moving to NYC and looking to switch jobs (currently working remote for a Chicago agency). RFH just reached out about an opportunity. My one hang up is switching over to health. I've worked for 5 years on a brand I legally can't put in my book; I feel like health may be equally stunting to my portfolio. I went from portfolio school to my current job.

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What’s your home office?

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every time zoom asks me how was my meeting experience, I always have a desire to click bad. Not because of zoom, just because of the meeting itself

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Looking to move to Austin, TX - Can anyone help me with referrals? Open for remote roles. My experience is around corporate strategy. TIA!

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moms- coming in as a partner level from outside the firm. what are female@partners wearing on zoom calls? casual? put together but semi casual? full blazer- suit situation? Thx

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Fixing up home office: WiFi 6 or no? If yes....which router? Orbi, Nest or Netgear?

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Do any 🐠 prefer to work somewhere remotely other than your house? Going to be working remote for a week and looking for creative places to work that I could also take calls from besides my house.

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I am SO tired of hearing “you’re on mute”. How have people not figured out how to effectively use zoom/teams/etc yet. 🤦‍♀️😭

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Google Classroom and Zoom was on the fritz all morning. Lord, I have never worked so fast at multitasking of talking to a few students on Zoom, the rest of the students through Go Guardian, texting parents through ClassDojo, and calling parents. I was only able to teach math and science 🤣

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Does anyone have suggestions for virtual happy hour games/activities? What has your team been doing, and what has worked best and gotten the most people engaged in participating?

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Need a good office chair in the $100-$150 range. Suggestions?

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Anyone interested in traveling as a group and working remote during the weekdays? Getting jealous of my friend who is working from the Oregon coastline 😭

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Looking for a new office chair at home. Any suggestions? Two key qualities: comfortable and adjustable Price is very flexible. Much rather pay more for a nicer chair than get a deal. Thanks!

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Is there a double standard between male and female account? I went to a HH and male AD was bragging about a promotion despite everyone saying it wasn’t deserved.

At my 1st industry job. Another analyst starting the same time as I is annoying the heck out of me. He never shares information, and always just repeats what I said in group messages, emails, zoom meetings (and prompts me to go first). He even stalks my calendar and compares the schedule overlap with our manager’s to figure out my meetings and schedule🙃. He also pushed me under the bus (he didn’t do a task even though i reminded him, yet he said I didn’t do it either together). Just here to vent

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Loving how this makes the promotion fast track much more intellegible 😂

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Anyone familiar with the culture and compensation at Kincentric?

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What are the ladies wearing to promotion day tomorrow? Want to be casually dressed for a celebration but still work appropriate

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