Thoughts on weaning - my sweet baby is now 13.5 months and was down to nursing twice a day after she turned one. The last ~2 weeks she’s either been too distracted or too tired to nurse in the evening
How do bonuses work if you took parental leave during the year? Do hours get prorated or do you still need to hit the normal threshold?
Took a sabbatical to do fertility treatments. Got pregnant on my first cycle of treatment yay! Now wondering if I'm eligible for maternity leave since Ive been on sabbatical the first 3 Mos of year?
Thoughts on quitting during parental leave?
We have ~$400k HHI. Monthly expenses are ~$6k (1 child). We live in Austin. We’re seriously considering getting a 900k to 1M house which we wouldn’t be considering if the market in Austin wasn’t so crazy but we’re really big on proximity to culture/resources and need to stay in the area (can’t move to Houston, Dallas, San Antonio , etc.). We also just honestly feel like the suburbs out here are so very bland. Thoughts on us doing this? Are we crazy? Is this understandable given where we live?
Is there a way to find out the gender of the baby if I am still in my early 1st trimester? Like heart beat, my reaction to food, haha... an impatient mom...
Tell us how long you've been a teacher without saying how long you've been a teacher. Ex: Overhead projectors were like gold 😂.
My father wants to buy us a second car as a gift in anticipation of the birth of our child. Anyone have any recommendations? We currently have a Subaru Forester. Have two dogs, two humans, and expecting a third human. Like road trips, etc.
Does anyone have anecdata as to whether there is a waiting period (and if so, how long) before maternity leave benefits kick in for laterals in biglaw? I know in other industries, a year is common, but not sure if that is the case among large law firms.
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?
I have PCOS. I’m looking to get pregnant and need a physician who specializes in PCOS/high risk pregnancies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Preferably a minority doctor.
Hey PwC time to step up your parental leave...
Friends 5yo when I walk in front door: “Jessie, do you have a baby yet? Momma says you want a family. Did you do it? Where’s your baby?” Thanks, kid.
How do you get your toddler to adjust to new nanny/au pair, especially if you are home with another kid or working? Our 2.5 year old loved our last au pair but always asked to be with me instead. I’ve been home with him now for a few months and new au pair comes in two weeks. I’ll still be on maternity leave till August so I’ll be home with him and infant and au pair…. Just trying to figure out how best to handle this without stressing him too much.
I recommend the book The Fifth Trimester for expecting, working professionals. It helps you think through how to set your life up to come back to work with a new baby.
Is there any way to get into SCC as a creative without having a father that’s a Chicago ad exec?
My SM keeps commenting on how I need to have a kid soon given my age. I've already said I don't know if I want them when she initially pried but since then she's 'joked' at least once a week about how I need to get married and start popping them out. I didn't care initially but now it's just getting obnoxious. I suspect she's projecting since she wants to have a second kid herself and is experiencing challenges but enough is enough lady! How do I go about addressing it with her?
I’ve really been having the urge to get out of consulting lately. I’m hesitant to leave Deloitte however Bc my husband and I plan to start a family in about 2 years and I know deloitte’s 16 week parental leave policy is rare in the marketplace. Mom’s - do you feel like it’s worth sticking around another 2ish years for the parental leave benefit? (FYI i am newly promoted to SC)
What comp like for FTI m&a tax?
Are you all experiencing a pause in recruiting process? I finished all my interviews with a B4 but looks like the current situation is preventing them from releasing an offer!
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Initial phone interview with an SM at Deloitte. Already completed recruiter screening. What can I expect? Currently, an M at EY
working for the US firm but left to stay in canada during COVID wfh – I know it’s technically not allowed, but are there legal ramifications if I’m here for awhile? (OPT visa)
Frustrated with work as we all are. Single mom insurance defense litigation for mid sized NYC based firm. Base salary is 136k nominal bonuses. Struggling to meet work demands (deadlines, billable hours) and then also struggling financially. Just curious if what I am making is going rate, am of counsel after taking 6 years off of practice 10+ years practicing. Thanks!
What is EY’s reputation like in Charlotte and the Carolinas region? I hear they had layoffs around a year ago. Is all of this sorted out?
Anyone have 4 AA spare upgrades? Have a long 4 hour personal flight coming up and will really appreciate any help.
Suggested books or resources to learn more about strategy consulting? Different analysis, acronyms, etc.
Can anyone share the interview process for a Senior Associate position? I have a panel interview with two team members but I’m not sure if it’ll be case/behavioral. Already did my recruiter screening.
10+ YOE, experienced hire, and up for promotion to SC this year. My current project is straight up analyst work (absolutely no disrespect). I spend my days doing nothing but updating excel sheets, producing reports for slides, and doing extremely boring work (go into 100+ folders/excels and report back on who's completed what). I not only feel like this is BS, but I feel like it's going to screw up my promotion. I've never asked any analyst I have worked with to do this stuff, yet here I am...
got an offer from EY for senior consultant, tech transformation role. Atlanta office, base salary of 135k. I have 10 years of IT industry experience with an mba. Is it a good offer in terms of pay and level of role?
WARNING: Several firms have announced that diversity numbers are now part of executive performance metrics. If this app is a gauge, White people and Asians are ANGRY about this. This could translate into more workplace hostility and acts of sabotage from worker bees and middle management for Black people.
Account 🐟: How long were you an AAE before you got promoted? City/salary would help too 😊
Headed to a T2 this summer for my MBA internship. Thinking of rerecruiting for MBB in the fall. Anyone know how recruiting might look this year post-COVID? Thanks in advance!!
Have anyone done contracting negotiations before? I've interviewed for co A & B and co A extended an offer today. The offer does not meet my current salary. Co B's interview structure is 3 rounds and I've finished my 2nd round today. The recruiter mentioned that since I am a contractor my current salary is incomparable as they will provide benefits, etc. Is this true? I have 2 yrs of contracting HR exp from fortunate 500 co’s & OMW to get my SHRM-CP. Appreciate your advice in advance.
Has anyone exited from Management Consulting in KPMG UK to Microsoft Consulting services UK? Keen to hear of opinions primarily around quality of work, WLB, Pay, bonus and work culture. Any opinion/ view is greatly appreciated.
New hire- I’m making my employer 401k match, and have money sitting around. Can I put a lump sum into a Roth IRA or something before the year ends?
Thoughts on "unlimited PTO"? I'm interviewing at a place that keeps bringing it up as a benefit. They say that corporate supports people taking a week to two weeks off. Maybe I'm cynical, but I've heard that at companies that offer this this, people rarely use the PTO or the PTO is rarely approved. What have your experiences been with this?
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