Breastfeeding on a zoom call. Yay or nay? Was awkward in the call today. With webcam on. No one said anything but can tell from the faces the bewilderment. 5 people call. 3 women and 2 men. Kept up to point and wrapped the call quickly. I am one of the males btw.
What is the most embarrassing thing you have accidentally shown on your computer to an audience when screen-sharing on Zoom/Teams?
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 🤣
Back to remote schooling with two elementary aged kiddos and with both hubby and I working, we can’t keep up with the zoom call schedule between the two kids. Anyone have a brilliant solution for helping the kids with their own reminders? They don’t have phones and Alexa all over the house sounds distracting for the rest of us. Ideas?
5wks pregnant and wondering — when did people tell their teams they were pregnant? I’m mindful that we’re “always on” during COVID, and I’m thinking about dr appts and what to do if/when morning sickness shows up, since I’m on zoom ~6hrs/day... but it’s also so painfully early. Would love to hear how other moms have handled! Did this allow you to create better boundaries for things like protecting your sleep and stress?
🦃🍁spending thanksgiving alone this year? Let’s spend it together virtually instead! 🍁🦃 Follow this thread for a zoom/microsoft teams link that will be posted tomorrow mid afternoon central time!
WFH for moms means everyone thinks you're available for them all day! Husband just got all bent out of shape because I moved my desk to a spare room to escape his nonstop zoom meetings. It's literally all day every day so he doesn't help with school & I'm already interrupting work to keep the kids on track and losing time supervising the whole school day. When I sit down to work, I'm already behind and I can't handle the constant distraction of him talking. Venting I guess.
PSA: Your pregnant coworker is juggling fatigue, nausea, aches and pains and/or “pregnancy brain”, along with their workload in a pandemic. So if they’re performing as usual (or better), that’s nothing to sniff at. And if they’re sometimes not performing up to par, cut them some slack okay? Sincerely, your pregnant coworker who initially underperformed but is now kicking butt.
So, I'm happy at my Amlaw100 firm but had a similarly-sized firm contact me about lateraling. I said I was open to the right offer, and they scheduled a zoom interview with the main partner in my practice group. He no-showed. I called and emailed his assistant, no response. A week later the firm's chief recruiter reached out and apologized and said he was "eccentric." Asked me to reschedule interview with other partners. Should I mess with it? Do I really want to work here, even for more money?
Dress code for Zoom consulting interviews? It’s an experienced hire role, not sure if that makes a difference. Do I need to wear a suit jacket or is a nice blouse enough? Or should it be dress shirt with collar? I don’t want to look too informal but don’t want to be uncomfortable in a suit jacket if not necessary. Also I’m just nervous and finding things to stress about 😣
Is there a video conferencing platform that simulates virtual networking well? Not zoom breakout rooms. I’m thinking more like lots of dynamic rooms that people can always see who is in that room and then freely come and go. In-person equivalent would be like networking circles at a cocktail reception and you migrate from circle to circle based on interest or holiday parties based on wanting to catch up with those people.
My company is doing a project to fight the gender pay gap and is looking for graphic designers and social media managers in the NY/SF to participate in paid study via zoom. DM if you're interested!
I see tons of posts on here about how travel will not got back to normal and I completely disagree. Leading workshops in person with a white board, easily answering questions from different departments with little coordination (since your onsite don’t always need to plan a meeting), observing workflows in person to understand current state can not and is not getting replaced by zoom. I would say the effective rate is at 80/90% but the cost of travel is well worth the extra 10-20%.
What is a great way to make mentors during r WFH period? I’m a new college hire and would like to network and form mentorships in the age of zoom/webex
I recently attended an Indian (zoom) wedding wherein the bride’s mother used intelligent before beautiful and kind to describe the bride. First time ever did I hear such a thing. Can’t wait for the day when this becomes the business-as-usual. Women are more than their looks.
Tips for virtual online case interviews? thinking about how to best show my work and framework etc. like paper versus whiteboard on zoom, etc. thoughts?
This is fantastic, I love hearing about tragic “Zoom Incidents” 😂 https://www.mediaite.com/news/breaking-jeffrey-toobin-fired-by-the-new-yorker-after-suspension-over-zoom-incident/
Anyone know if companies are doing virtual holiday parties and if so, what are they doing? I’m tasked with planning mine, but if I have to sit on another awkward zoom happy hour I might just explode. Open to suggestions or ideas. My team is spread out internationally, so even sending a stupid “swag” gift is next to impossible.
I have developed a MVP of an AR product (software) that corrects gaze alignment over Zoom/Meet/Teams, allowing for natural, human-feeling eye contact. Studies show doctors who consciously increased eye contact received 90% fewer complaints. With obvious applications in telemedicine, there is significant opportunity to improve sales/presentations for any business, as well as remote learning, webinars, and online dating. What do I do next? Find customers? VC? Partners?
My team wants to do something for the holidays in lieu of an in person event due to covid. Any ideas? There are about 20 of us so zoom calls can get a little crowded
Hey all! I have a 3 yo chihuahua/Italian greyhound mix, and and looking to switch his food up. Currently feeding him hard food, but looking into incorporating more raw ingredients. Does anyone use a subscription service they like that uses good ingredients? He’s a fairly active dog, and the iggy in him loves to zoom, so he keeps pretty lean. A photo for reference :)
So left big 4 recently, and was introduced to Slack at my new company. Slack might be the best thing ever.
Welp. Had an interview scheduled for this morning for 30 mins. I join the webex & nothing. I email the recruiter after 15 mins and get a response saying the interviewer had something come up and would like to reschedule. Is it dramatic of me to be bothered by the fact they didn’t even apologize? Meanwhile, I have another interview for a different company Monday & the recruiter reached out today asking if I had any questions or do a zoom test run.
There was a 'Virtual Happy Hour' arranged by the #HR today, where the Partner was to talk to us; the meeting was for 45 minutes, and the partner joined 15 minutes late. When he joined, he asked - 'How are you all?' No one replied apart from the #HR, then he individually asked a few people how are they. Everyone answered : 'Working and staying home' *20 times That's the state of #EmployeeEngagement in EY. I am not sure, if that is the case for other teams as well.
I was just told “Smile. It will be okay.” By my new boss...For the record, I was fucking smiling the whole God-damned, painful zoom call.
Doing an internship from home over zoom in a different country, anyone got any general advice? Especially when it comes to the social aspect. Thank you:)
When your hair looks better on Zoom than it does in real life. Would love to go to the salon but alas 😪
Any way to make it so I don’t appear in people’s “tag for status changes” on Skype messenger? I hop on and it’s just immediate barrage.
The campaign I concepted, wrote a key line that helped sell the idea, drafted the script, art directed the shoot over zoom and supervised the post production for finally went live tonight. It’s not a name brand client and only a small number of people will see it and it’ll never win any awards, but I’m still super proud of it.
Are you child-free and feeling like you are picking up the slack for those with children in the agency that need a lot of / more flexibility/time off? If so, how do you feel about it? Feeling like it's placing an undue burden (burnout) on you because you're child-free?
Any of you struggling with maskne? Mine keeps getting worse :’( I know I shouldn’t wear makeup underneath my mask but I have f2f (mask on) and zoom lessons (mask off) everyday so I kind of have to put on a bit of concealer otherwise I’m going to cry in front of my students!
how do i go about asking for a raise? it will be the first time i would do it. i work remote, and my company does not participate in zoom/video meetings.
My agency hosted a Halloween film festival online and It was actually really good. Definitely the most fun I’ve had during a virtual happy hour. Still miss hanging out IRL tho. 👻
Is it really so unreasonable to ask to work from home on Saturday? Why is it so necessary for the team to be in the office?
Thinking about taking advantage of WFH to start learning data science. What are some good resources (paid and free) for a total noob?
Lost 16-18lbs since WFH. I’m back down to 200lbs now. Hoping to hit ~185 and stay that way! Starting to see my abs again:) and I feel soooo much better.
Fuck people that take home office snacks! You’re the reason why there’s no god damn Sun Chips or LaCroix to eat when working late.
If you no longer have a NY apt (and no ties to NY states as a result) and now WFH in a state with no state income tax (Florida), are you still subject to NY States taxes/withholdings?
Which shops gave WFH stipends for you to use for home office buildouts? If you got one, how much and what did you get?
Aspiring mom to other moms: I have a mom reporting to me, she’s sharp, driven, eager, but she’s also scattered, unreliable, ineffective managing work + 2 kiddos WFH+remote schooling. I’ve talked through it with her, she acknowledged it, and is claiming to work on it- but no dice, and now it’s becoming toxic to peers, clients and her staff. I can see her frustrated by it, but there’s also some denial it “can’t just be her.” How do you prefer to address this w your mgr, what works for you?
If you have to work on the weekends, do you do so in the office or are you allowed to work from home?
Is it possible to find accounting firms that allow 100% remote audit work? I want to move back to my country but I’d still like to do US audits
Do you all think firms will be more open now to hiring remote resources? I’ve recently relocated (prior to Covid) and unsure of future exit ops.
How’s everyone staying focused while WFH? I really struggle with staying on one task without being distracted with news, etc.
I’ve been doing a good job with the WFH, staying above the COVID stuff, but lately man. It’s really getting to me. Not sure why now. Anyone else?!
For those planning on leaving their current firm, how do you go about interviewing? Do you request Skype interviews, take PTO, schedule them on Fridays, etc.? Any advice is appreciated!
Has anyone been on unpaid leave? How does it affect H1B status? Going through some personal stuff and might run out of PTO
Considering a move to Atlanta or Chicago. I’ve visited both several times, so I’m well aware of what the weather/city culture, etc are like. What can you tell me about the PR scene in these cities?
What would you recommend to a engineering major that’s a Senior in top 20 college interviewing for consulting about what firm/career path would be optimal to maximize his/her compensation/salary?
Anybody here work at MBB in their various Risk domains? Just want to understand background and trajectory for anyone willing to chat.
I absolutely hate EY’s Fidelity 401k. Deloitte’s Vanguard answers the phone the moment you call. Meanwhile Fidelity I’ve been on hold for 20min+ and this is every time I call.
Is it really so unreasonable to ask to work from home on Saturday? Why is it so necessary for the team to be in the office?
Asked to write a case study as part of interview for a data analyst role! Anyone have any suggestions on what cases might be best? I was thinking of using an insight (from a past campaign) but am afraid it’s too specific and not something that can be applied to all campaigns.
How much do you give your full-time nanny for holiday tips/bonus? Any additional gifts? My current full-time nanny has been with us since September. I am trying to understand how much bonus to give. Thanks for your help!
Was contacted on LinkedIn by a Google recruiter about a Solution Manager- Extended Workforce Solutions position. Anyone have any insight into this role and Google culture/pay?
What skin care, hair care, or beauty tools will you be purchasing for Black Friday? I bought myself an olaplex holiday kit at Nordstrom.