Work from Home 🐟 (so, most of you) I’m about to switch jobs and take a 80% remote gig. Time to upgrade my desk and office chair. Thinking of moving to a desk / standing desk combo. Any insights into the best one out there? Thanks y’all.
Hi Desi Fam, I noticed a difference between the general consulting bowl vs desi bowl where almost everyone in the desi community is for the covid vaccination. What are some key reasons for the difference from the general US population where a large % are anti-vaxers. Thoughtful answers only (and not answers like we are smarter).
*Advice* I recently accepted position at a 50K pay cut (covid). I shared my target salary /lateral move & at the negotiation point, they came up slightly by way of qtrly bonus structure but also outlined path for growth incl. expected salary increases at said points. Said it could be achieved in under a year. By day 4 of the new job they had accelerated to the final point in that plan without making good on title / salary. Spoke up immediately... “in discussion” 2 weeks in. Bait/switch WWUD??
Something I’ve struggled with throughout WFH is feeling so distracted by every other thing around me and in my life that needs to be taken care of. I feel like when I was at the office I was mainly focused on work and now my mind wanders in a million directions. Does anyone relate and/or have tips to compartmentalize and stay focused? Love the flexibility of wfh but it’s truly been a nightmare for me in terms of productivity.
Anyone resigned lease that had covid free months/ incentives recently? Were you able to keep some incentive or did price went back to normal?
Has anyone travelled to the US recently? If so- were you able to use the $40 COVID test at Shoppers as a negative test to cross the border? I’m considering going for a long weekend at the end of the month but trying to sort out the covid-related logistics.
Fairly confident I’ll get an in industry offer this week! Mixed feelings though... Main reason for leaving is WFH consulting just simply isn’t enjoyable. Getting harder for me to see the value in grinding for consulting. Is this short term thinking off? Do people think weathering this storm will give potential raises / promotions soon? I just don’t see consulting going back to what it use to be for ~2 years. I’m a consultant level going for promotion to manager.
I have so much mom guilt sending my baby to daycare. She’s 6 months old. The transition has been harder on me than her (she seems fine and happy, just isn’t sleeping well there yet) but I wonder if I should try and find a different solution. Part time nanny, part time daycare? We can’t afford a nanny full time. If I’m WFH and we have a nanny part time is it realistic that I’d see her during the day or am I kidding myself?
Can COVID be transmitted through water?
This article is a good read in terms of how to handle the COVID-19 crisis: https://blog.shrm.org/blog/promoting-workplace-mental-health-in-the-age-of-covid-19
Deloitte ARAS vs. EY FAAS. Does anyone think there's any real difference between the two? It mind of seems like Deloitte's ARAS may involve more technical accounting (vs. like just prepping financial statements, ensuring compliance, etc.), but it's kind of hard to tell. I guess this may be more office specific (dependent on projects each office gets) than anything else? Also, does anyone know if Deloitte or EY expects people to be back in office most of the time anytime soon? Would prefer WFH..
I’m currently interview and I’m nervous about going to a new job that is hybrid or remote at the moment. A big reason I was successful in my current position was by earning people respect through having a good attitude, doing whatever work was asked of me, and showing that I genuinely care/want to learn. I feel like without being in person it will be much harder to develop these personal relationships with coworkers and earn their trust. Am I overthinking this?
How does everyone feel about covid and traveling? Seeing uptrends in the upcoming months.
Hey folks at Accenture Strat, were you traveling every week pre-COVID? Also, what’s the expectation after the pandemic?
Due to COVID impact on my family, I had to take a long break (10 months) from work, went back to the home country and be with them. Since things are settled now I would like to get back to work. I have over 9 years of experience and on H1-B visa. How should I justify the gap to the recruiters? What kind of questions can I expect?
Just want to vent… am I the only person who doesn’t want to stay WFH full time forever? Starting my career virtually hasn’t necessarily been bad, I just feel really disconnected from my team and partner. It’s hard to get to know people casually over teams. Living in my 600 sqft apartment with my boyfriend working in the other room is also tough. It feels like my world is smaller. I just feel like I’m sorta missing out on something.
Wow. McKinsey, which has the biggest public sector presence of the MBB, really hasn't been doing too hot at all in the sector. Its presence is tiny and it's gotten even smaller. Meanwhile it's bungling whatever opportunities it's getting. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-mckinsey-is-making-100-million-and-counting-advising-on-the-governments-bumbling-coronavirus-response
Husband and I are moving to Seattle in a couple of months. His office is in downtown Seattle and mine is in Sodo. He wants to be able to walk or bike to work. I will be mostly WFH but want to be relatively close to office. We also have a pup. Any recommendations for neighborhoods or apartment buildings much appreciated! We would prefer to be close to parks and grocery stores vs. bars.
Pop Quiz - You have a large family with kids 7 and under. Family time is very important to you and you are financially stable (no mortgage/debt & solid savings). The ultimate goal is to save enough for the kids college, retire early, and travel. Do you choose a higher salary career that involves a lot of travel which takes you away from your family but gets you to your end goal sooner? Or do you take a lower salary career with minimal travel and flexibility to spend time with your family?
Any CPAs here also a CFP (Certified Financial Planner)? What was the process like getting the CFP designation?
SPG Plat w/ ambassador - only allowed to bring 1 guest into the club lounge for breakfast/happy hour? They gave out wristbands, is this normal?
Anyone know about Ankura Consulting? Any groups in particular that are stronger than others? Comp?
Hey! New here. I’ll be teaching 8th grade ELA this fall and I want to explore a few novel book options that have been successful in your classrooms. What suggestions do you have??? Also, I want to add to my classroom library. What are some good (safe) titles my students will enjoy? Thanks!😊
I got my BS in accounting in Korea.Can I take CPA exams in US and get US CPA license or I have to take BS in US?
Please share your more recent opinions/experiences with Coalfire! Culture/WLB/Pipeline/Structuring
Hello fishes, Need suggestions. I am working in a support project and the technology is O365 and SharePoint(on premises exchange included).I have 2 yoe in same field( it is my first job). I am thinking to switch the technology, I am afraid that as I don't have hands on experience on any other technology, will companies consider my resume for other role of I learn other technology through online courses Please provide your suggestions and thought
If my office location is Seattle but I have been living in Texas during coronavirus WFH period for rest of the year, can I contact payroll to avoid paying any Seattle based taxes(no state tax but they have some smaller ones)? Or can I claim a refund end of the year when I file taxes? My home address on ADP pay stubs is Texas based. Tried to look for older posts with answers but couldn't find them.
How bad of a look would it be to leave Deloitte to go to AWS after 9 months? Was at previous consulting firm for just over 2 years. Kind of over D and see a potentially interesting exit at AWS but don’t wanna cripple my resume with a short stint, especially if I apply for an MBA next year. Do I stick it out for a year? 2?Deloitte Amazon Web Services
Coming from a traditional consulting background, would applying R2 instead of R1, quality of app held constant, make a meaningful difference? Heard the advice to apply only as soon as your app is ready, but does the round make more of a difference if your work experience is undifferentiated? Tyia :)
If I took a part time MBA program, can I still campus recruit for a summer role at MBB, Big 4, FAANG, etc?
If anyone has audit friends (not at EY) who want out and into consulting my practice is hiring and let me know. It will use accounting skills but is NOT audit, IT audit, etc. It is consulting around tech implementation.
Is it easier to recruit for big tech (biz ops, S&O, PMM) out of 3 years of consulting or directly from MBA?
What's the expectation of working on PRD at KPMG for senior associates? How many hours do you typically dedicate to it a week? And how hard/easy is it to say no to PRD lol 🤔 🧐
What would the salary for a Manager 2 in audit, financial services be in the Big 4 in the Bay Area/ NYC ? Hoping to get some numbers before the raises are finalized !! Thanks
I am currently outside the US on PTO, is it legally possible to work remotely on H1B for about a month to spend time with family?
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