Anyone feel safe flying yet? Mother is insisting I fly instead of renting a car for holidays. I don’t see the point in risking my health.

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How bad are the working hours at London’s top agencies (Uncommon, Mother, WK etc) in this pandemic? I’ve heard stories of people with complete Zoom burnout.

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There was a time, not too long ago, when I was so legendarily disruptive that clients called me the “Disruptive Desperado” or “Doctor Disruptor.” Some even said, “heyooo, there he is, DD. My man.” Alt… more

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So our agency has just decided to not credit anyone on the work moving forward. This is a network agency at a giant holding company. Not a Mother, W+K or Uncommon. Feels like a cynical move to make th… more

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Mother put my sibling and I’s names on the title of her house. My mother now wants to transfer her portion to me. What is this called and how do we go about doing this?

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The only series I’ve ever successfully watched (and re-watched tbh) are: How I Met Your Mother and Dexter. Apart from these, I rarely watch TV. I feel like it says something about me but I can’t put i… more

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We recently found out that our daughter has a genetic condition that may lead to intellectual disability as she grows older. Obviously, the news changed everything for us and my wife decided to leave … more

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I would like to share my situation and use some advice. Second marriage for wife and I and both have a kid each from our first marriages. I have never been able to have any feelings for my step son. … more

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I never worked with Ana and Hermeti Balarin, or at Mother or Wieden. But as a Brazilian immigrant, knowing how hard it is to work speak and live in another culture, I’m freaking proud of seeing a Braz… more

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Mother has a decent nest egg ($3M) and lives in an extremely LCOL area. Currently manages money through RBC, however the fees are a gross operating expense of 0.36%. What do you all recommend? I’m not… more

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36. F. Only child. Mother wanted to plan a 64th bday party for herself. Wanted to have 20 people at restaurant I told her they won’t accommodate that she will prob have to get a dining room. She calle… more

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Mother superannuated today and was able to watch her farewell speech. Feeling very emotional (i.e. tearing up at midday) as I recall our humble beginnings and how much my middle class family has sacri… more

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Hey Fishies, I'm planning a road trip up and down the East Coast from March 21-April 15th! If you or a family member have an Airbnb, Mother in Law suite, etc, etc and would like some extra cash pl… more

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Looking at agencies that have offices worldwide and so far seeing McCann, TWBA, Publicis, Mother, Ogilvy. Are there some that outweigh the others? Maybe agencies that I may be missing that are great b… more

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Mother superannuated today and was able to watch her farewell speech. Feeling very emotional (i.e. tearing up at midday) as I recall our humble beginnings and how much my middle class family has sacri… more

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So lesson learned. Do not use Barney gif from How I met your Mother when IMing on Microsoft teams. Totally forgot the character persona on that show and the gif... was a great reminder.... 🤡

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Thoughts on Mother?

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I really want a baby. Im 24 and far from getting married anytime soon so it’s probably going to happen in my early 30s (if I’m being real) but is this normal? Is Mother Nature telling me now is the be… more

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Return leg of my first work travel in 18 months went from a 5 hour travel day to a 12 hour travel day due to Mother Nature and staffing. I no longer miss traveling. /rant 🤡

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Do agencies like Mother and 72andsunny post jobs on LinkedIn or is the hiring process more internal? Never see any job alerts

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Anyone know who the Mother NY recruiter is?

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Thoughts about Mother NYC

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Any father / Mother and son / daughter duo where both turned out to be exceptional icons in the same field but the son / daughter surpassed their parent.

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a Mother ran into my classroom screaming & demanding I postpone a 3rd gd math test because SHE was too stressed about it and didn't feel her son was prepared. I said no and she LOST it. What d… more

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Signs I’ve been working too hard: I saw a vanity license plate today “K8S MOM” and the first thing I thought was “Kubernetes has a Mother?”

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Mother LA recruiter?

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Mother NY (or any location tbh)... what’s their culture and senior leadership like? I feel like they’re unsung heroes of the ad world but that may just me being naive.

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Thoughts about Mother?

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Thoughts on Mother NY? How’s it doing in these weird times?

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“The longer I put off starting my own firm, the longer it can remain a dream and not something I screwed up at.” — Ted Mosby, How I Met Your Mother

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Mother is 60 with very little retirement or savings and will require assistance from myself and siblings to survive. Does it make sense to put money into a Roth IRA at this point for her ? She will pr… more

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Super random question. Mother has a TON of shotgun ammo in California at her home from my late step father. She wants it gone and I want it. I currently live in Texas and have no idea how the royal he… more

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just passed the Mother NY office and the building is for rent. Mother people are you WFHforever?

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To all 🐠 ladies in here! Do you all care if the engagement ring is “lab created” and not a natural diamond produced by our Mother Nature?

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Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned li… more

Anyone here live in Cali? I’m seriously needing a vacation and was hoping to rent an RV and do the Pacific Coast Highway. No hotels no restaurants no interaction with anyone except Mother Nature.

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Mother Nature is furious with what we’ve done to the planet. She’s going to keep sending us extreme weather unless we turn things around. She may move to Mars but that would cause a name change. She l… more

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Can anyone recommend sexual-harassment training that meets the California requirements? We hired our first California employee this year, and we’re not aware of the requirement until last week. Oops! 

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MBB in Singapore, are you still recruiting foreigners that need an EP or is it only Singaporeans/PR now and for the foreseeable future? Would be interested to apply as an experienced hire.

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Thinking about pursuing an agile certification. Any recommendations?

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Remember the big 4 consultant who got screwed because he expensed reloading his starbucks card? What was the verdict on that? Is that allowed

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McKinsey-my friend interning (Chi office) is having a really good time. Requested local project, has really good hours 9-6, and is basically breezing through it. Is this the norm? (I don't work there)

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What do you do when you're on the bench? Apparently I'm being picked up next week, but my team hasn't sent me any prep materials. I'm helping for 2-3 hrs per day, but the rest of the time......nada.

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Anyone else far more productive on the weekends because they don’t have to stress about emails? During the week I spend half my day dealing with emails and stressing about fake deadlines. I can’t do the head down work until the weekend. Just me?

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What are the weirdest expense charges you have seen?

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Layoffs and furloughs thread. What firms are cutting and furloughing? Across all industries.

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Does it bother you that the job market is so faddish? When I left college (pre-crisis) most wanted to work for a bank or MBB. Now all I hear about is FANG (but mostly G) and startups.

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How soon is too soon to ask for a raise? I know the raises in this industry are usually pretty standardized, so wanted to hear some insight about this topic. Thanks!

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Growth or stability? I declined an interesting job offer because it required to move to another city and leave behind the “stability” that my family enjoys now. But I kind of regret. Age plays a role

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Anyone here have any information on Accenture’s specialty finance practice. (Pay range, culture, etc). Any information is greatly appreciated!!

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Thinking about opening up a Roth IRA with Vanguard and keeping hearing about VTSAX. Does anyone know why it’s so popular? For reference I’m thinking long term with my investments and want something relatively safe and will have predictable consistent gains YoY. Does VTSAX fit the bill?

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I want to watch Udemy courses while I work out, but I can’t focus on the lesson if I’m moving. How do I make it so my body isn’t stationary for hours on end learning these things?

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What's the base salary for big4 manager, 9 yoe, high COL?

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Do top 10 schools generally fly you out for interviews? Or are they mostly Skype? Or do you have to pay your way to interview in person? Does it depend on the school?

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Let's get a thread going of parental leave policies? What's the parental leave policy at your agency

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Mental health check - I have several personae I use when I cannot cope. They let me feel like I’m watching my life when I’m too f$&@ed up to be an active participant and keep things moving.

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Did anyone's brains just stop working while pregnant? I'm 13 weeks and can only manage to work half days. I'll sit at my computer for 12 hours and bill only 3-4 hours instead of my standard 8-10. I have work to do, but zero motivation or availability to focus unless there's a looming deadline. Does this phase pass? Did this happen to anyone else?

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I'm a C3 in TC resources mi home office is D.C. My salary is under 90k.. and I under paid?

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How do I record my lessons without including my students' faces (due to privacy)?

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Marriott and SPG members can link their accounts, Match elite status, and transfer points 3-to-1!

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I have the Chase Preferred card. Is it worth getting the Chase Reserve? If yes, what makes the $550 annual membership worth it for you?

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Do you also hate "sandwich feedback" (praise, criticism, praise)? I know it's part of western culture. But clear and direct feedback should be enough. Working 12 hours a day, no one should have to waste time on this.

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Anyone else really pack on the pounds during work from home? I really blew up - probably gained 40-45 pounds. I feel so bloated and sluggish all the time and none of my clothes fit anymore. I hope I’m not alone.

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Should I work a bit during holiday break to get my areas in good shape or just say f this and take time off because audit is going to get done no matter what. I inherited messy area from a person who recently left the firm and leadership was saying we (as in I) need to put in extra effort to close down review notes that the previous girl left (there’s about 89 open as of now lol)

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Last night I was looking through pictures on my phone. I was such a happy kid and young adult and even after joining the firm I’m at I was happy for 2ish years…..the past 4 have been awful and depressing though. Man I wish I could go back to that time and do things over.

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