These are the threads we should frame and hang in all agency lobbies instead! "Just got laid off. Just found out I’m pregnant. Someone say it’s going to be okay, because that seem..." See full post https://joinfishbowl.com/post_2r395j
How is the maternity leave in your firm?
Any recs for office chair within $100 range? Asking for a baby sister who’s a broke college student. Doesnt have to b fancy/super fancy but something that r of decent quality… i know its a stretch to ask for this budget🤣
Feeling like my firm has a very outdated parental leave policy (and none of the women partners have children)! What is the parental leave policy at your firm? Please include: (1) size of firm; (2) location of firm (city, state); (3) how many paid weeks off from firm (not state/fed benefits); (4) other policies such as ramp up/down time, etc.
I'm contemplating having a kid every year just to get the maternity leave. 6 kids is probably worth not working a quarter of the year.
15 weeks pregnant and have started having bad cramping very low — like the pubic bone area. Also have been having some mild diarrhea. How concerned should I be? anyone else experience this?
Hill Holliday in Boston laid off a bunch of people and so far, by my count, it's 13 women 3 men. 4 working moms. 1 woman 6 months pregnant. And most of the creative layoffs were women??
Do any other firms have a policy that requires you to return to work for a certain period after paid parental leave, and if you choose to leave you are required to pay it back? If so, is there anyone who decided to leave before the end of that period? What happens if you can’t afford to pay it back?
How do you cope when you’re overwhelmed? I’ve been working until 11pm the past two weeks minus 1 day (bc it was my birthday) and I see no end in sight. We are short a few people (quit, parental leave, etc) and only have a few associates left in my group so I am getting everything from 6 partners when I am truly only responsible for 2. I know taking time for working out/etc is helpful but I don’t have the time because I need at least 7-8 hours of sleep or I can’t function. Sigh.
I'm thinking about getting pregnant just so I can take advantage of maternity leave. Does that make me a terrible person?
When and how do you tell your group you are pregnant? Especially considering if you are in a small niche group and/or considering not returning after birth
Thoughts on whether or not travel requirements prohibit women from excelling in consulting. I have to rule out entire companies to apply to in fear of obscene travel requirements since I have two young children.
Anyone watching Indian Matchmaking? Aparna and her mother have to be the worst, right? She thinks she's a godsend and quite frankly she looks like a potato, is ignorant, doesn't sound nearly as intelligent as she professes to be, and is even more negative than I am! That's gotta say something.
Bf’s sister is pregnant. Obviously happy for him, but can’t help feel sad that their family will probably not be happy when my time comes. They’re bigots and they hate me. Thinking of breaking up but I’m torn
Hi fam! Me and my partner (females) just got an oral consent from my partners best friend (gay male) to be a sperm donor. Anyone has experience with this? I know lesbians usually go to sperm bank but we wanted to know “baby daddy” and have him involved as a godparent and when kids ask questions introduce him as a father. Personal life stories and dos and donts welcome. All my friends are straight or gay men so I have this resource and general internet.
Mamas, how much did you spend on maternity clothes? I’ve had some gifted and bought some support tanks and leggings and looking to invest for the last 4 months. Probably one-and-done, so won’t reuse
I'm through to last round of an extremely cool job opp. Salary at best will be lateral but title bump and extremely cool set of responsibilities. However will only likely start in Jan due to needing to wait for bonus and security clearance check. Have baby coming end of may. Per my understanding this means I won't even get statutory pay? What should I do? Or should I just view this as missing 2 weeks of £150 (ie unpaid leave) and whatever paid paternity leave benefit org has (likely 2 weeks)
Hey Moms! How long did you wait after you found out you were pregnant to let your boss or HR know? Any tips on how to handle it? I’m not sure how to proceed.
Why exactly is the lateral market so hot? More deals going on? People leaving big law completely? More people taking parental leave? A mix of these things?
Finance transformation exit opportunities?
Does BDO offer annual performance-based bonus or promotion bonus? The relevant rank for this question is senior associate (rising to manager). If so, what is an average percentage on each?
Any US employees have a house in an EU country where you spend a portion of your time? Looking to buy a vacation home in Spain and spend bench time/weekends there. How do you make it work?
I noticed few people joining FAAS group from other big 4 audit. What does FAAS group do exactly? Thanks.
Any thoughts on the best certifications to get in order to help move forward? I have considered the CCP from World at Work, but it’s fairly pricey to get by the time you wrap up everything. I was looking at both SHRM-CP and SPHR. Everyone that I have spoken to has the SHRM, but that’s also only looking at individuals in a small geographic footprint and within 3-4 different companies. I was hoping to get some thoughts on this from others? Thanks
Teladoc Health (NYSE:TDOC). Thoughts?
A job I’m applying for asks for non-ad writing samples. I have a personal blog that has *cough, cough* personal stories. Dare I share that? I like the writing but it’s a little NSFW.
I am currently working as a Project Lead/Manager for a health care firm and wanna pivot towards TPM roles at tech firms. Need some inputs from current TPM’s on how their day to day work looks like? What the role as a TPM looks like? What are the challenges? etc… I am preparing myself to get into this role by trying to connect with TPM’s via LinkedIn, looking into posts/YouTube videos for interviews etc. Also applying for the roles simultaneously. Looking for some guidance/help..
What are your thoughts on the value of a Harvard Extension School degree vs. a standard online MBA from a reputable public university? I feel like the Harvard name carries a lot of value....
Oliver Wyman 🐟 What is the new base and tc range for EM and Principal levels in the US? Get a sense it is considerably below MBB, so hopefully I’m wrong.
Anyone have insight on Stripe Product Operations Manager comp? 3 yoe , consulting background
Anyone heard of bridgebio or know anything about the culture? Company mission and goals sound cool, but curious if anyone has an inside scoop
Anyone ever do a rotation in Madrid or Barcelona for Deloitte? What can salary be expected for A or SA? (I know salaries there are significantly lower than the states)
Real-time population density per location to help identify safe places to visit during the COVID pandemic (if you need fresh air or a walk) https://placestovisitthisweekend.com
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