Two questions: 1) I’m pregnant with my first baby (16 weeks), any advice on when to disclose? 2) Does that timing advice change given our current COVID circumstances? I’ve been WFH since March, and while the Firm hasn’t indicated it’s going to require us back in, a handful of partners I work have started to mention it. I’d like to nip that talk in the bud and feel like a reasonable way to do that is to disclose. Thanks in advance for any thoughts?
At what age do you stop taking a bath with your child? My 3 year old & I were in the bath together and suddenly he reached out to my chest and said “mumma, your lungs are outside, mine are inside my body” I was so embarrassed! I told him that those were my breasts and that grown ups have slightly different body parts. I normally take a quick shower before him and sit in the tub with him, as that’s our bonding time. I was wearing underpants so thankfully he didn’t notice my non-existant penis
Having a hard time figuring out where to buy a long term house. We both work in the city, and have a kid. We want decent space (is a yard too much to as for?), good schools, nice town, walking distance to the train. Yes - I’m hoping unicorns do exist. So far something like Bronxville and Scarsdale seem like good options. Open to checking out other towns in any region as long as the commute to Bryant park is close to an hour. Any suggestions?
Starting from blood work to getting pregnant, if everything goes smooth what is a timeline we are looking at?
Anyone at RSM know how long you have to be at the firm to be eligible for the parental leave benefit?
Guys - Any good insurance suggestion for parents that covers both Canada and US and good number of in-network doctors. Father might need to get checked up here as he got sick last time he was here
Can you please share the age of your kid(s) and how much you’ve accumulated in their 529s to date?
Can a parent break 529 and frivolously spend away? Can a parent break a trust fund he had previously setup for a child and spend it away? Legally going after it after the fact doesn’t work for me
Let's do a salary thread for parental leave policies: Post your firm’s parental leave policy. Fishbowl will circulate the data once we've reached 25 responses, so make sure to share with your coworkers.
Anyone had their baby sleep in their own room from birth or by 1-1.5 mo? AAP recommends sharing a room until 6, ideally 12 mo. This seems longer than I’d like and would like to hear other experiences
Hi Mom’s. Any comfortable pajamas that don’t cost a bomb? I’m currently pregnant and most clothes are making me feel uncomfortable!!
How do your LOs poop once their poo starts becoming more solid? If our baby goes in the diaper, he holds back! When he’s outside does much better. All toilet chairs I’m seeing say 18mos+. Any advice is appreciated!
Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?
having a really hard time getting my 3 yo boy (very smart, energetic, somewhat spoiled) to be better to his 11 month old brother (very mellow, sweet and smiley). my toddler will scream in the baby's face, slap him, and today grabbed him so hard by the neck that the baby fell forward onto his face. Ashamed that I was so upset I slapped my toddler after (once, not hard). I try giving the toddler plenty of attention. Baby is now scared of his older brother. Has anyone gone through this?
What is the maternity/paternity leave policy at your firm (in the US)? EY is 16 weeks for both. What is the ideal amount of time for leave in your opinion?
EY 🐠 - Are there any issues with dad's taking the full 16 weeks for parental leave? It says primary care givers only. Thanks!
Do you have many LGBT friends and do you necessarily care if you do or don’t? I have one gay friend who I catch up with occasionally and I think my husband has two. I never really cared either way about it, however I feel like I’m at that point where you primarily make new friends through existing ones, and they are having children and making other “parent” friends. Between that and living in a SFH neighborhood in the suburbs, I’ve changed my viewpoint over the last few months.
The more I look at this COVID executive order the more it looks like a scam. Similar to the cool toy or trip a parent promises that never happens. Also like your toxic ex who likes to deflect blame. •Money is coming from FEMA. Hello Hurricane season?!? •Months to set up. •Feds are only paying 75% and wanting States to handle more.
Has anyone here adopted a baby? What's the process and how long does it take? How expensive is it? Thanks!
Ain’t no Sunday scary like the Sunday scary coming off paternity leave!!! Do I even remember how to be a consultant?!?! Wish me luck!!
Junior working with ex v5 senior in M&A. He consistently asks me to turn major deliverables at the worst hours, think 10 pm Friday/Sat/Sun night “tonight” or “by tomorrow morning” even when there is no closing date in sight. When I push back he says my behavior is unacceptable. The times when I have been able to actually meet his expectations and give him the deliverable for review, he will get back to me with comments at least a week later. Sick of these false deadlines. Help
Anyone been to Vegas recently? What’s a reasonable hotel recommendation? Will be paying out of pocket and only have Marriott points that I prefer saving for overseas trips.
Is healthcare in America really that bad? Are there many people who want/need healthcare who are unable to get it? I was watching this video and am wondering: is this the model America should (not can) adopt?
Looking to start my first new construction project. Any tips on things to watch out for? Or things you wished you would have known when starting?
Professional services roles at big law - thoughts? A specific role that reached out a while ago was project management for life sciences at Paul Hastings - anyone know salary bands and what it’s like in that kind of role? Would i be looked down on by lawyers at the firm?
This week we dive into the book of our awesome Summer Intern, Summer Campbell. Check it out. She’s currently looking for a designer/art director J.O.B. https://youtu.be/tQcbQdn64BA
Dreamt I was sprinting through the airport and missed my flight. Hope to survive this week 😬
FAANG good MBB bad, am I doing it right
How can I best optimize my Amex corporate card points, along with my personal credit card point earnings?
Can someone refer me to KPMG for the indirect tax litigation role? Job Id: 21000BV5 Please leave a ❤️ for more reach
Is there any opening for mechnical engineer or mechanical designer for 9 years of experience, please suggest
Anyone have any tips on finding a fully remote position? Looking into securing a remote job. I hate the idea of going into the office.
How difficult is it to transition from technology consulting at a Big 4 to management consulting at somewhere like McKinsey? Getting bored of the software, would like to get more into strategy/change
Hi Everyone! Thank you all for joining! Please message ideas if we have a second call. I know Zoom can be hard. Also - FYI - This bowl limits posts to 2 every 4 hours so couldn't send anything earlier.
Has anyone been able to get a hold of a credit card company or airline? If you used points to book your flight are you able to get them back for cancelling your domestic flight because of COVID-19?
So I am a CFE and I recently switched to a new organization that doesn’t provide CPE trainings regularly each year like my old firm. CFE requires 20 CPEs per year plus a membership fee & I don’t think
I have an exit offer to a major PharmaCo, really excited about the offer and company in another state. The problem is that the start date is right when my wife is due with our first child. Normally nbd, but we just found out that my wife has developed a heart condition because of the pregnancy. OBGYN and Cardiologist both have said that it would be ultra high risk for to move before the baby comes and will be safe 1-2month after. Tips moving the start date without getting the offer pulled?
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