Introverts with admits to B schools - how are you all planning on surviving the networking events? I don’t enjoy large groups of people (>5) and am already tired of the incessant zoom calls and meetups 😭
Hot take - with zoom, there will never be a snow day again, it will be a Zoom day. I loved snow days growing up - better for kids though... more learning
Zoom drinking games
In a meeting I said, “creatives can be savages sometime.” because of their unruly behavior towards internal teams, pushing deadlines, or throwing tantrums. I was called out and chastised by a junior creative for using the word “savages” in an unacceptable manner because the word is slur to non-whites in a zoom meeting. I am a BIPOC creative. Am I the asshole?
When it's Friday and you fall asleep on the couch watching a WebEx. Not even sorry about it!
Thoughts on VR headsets for zoom meetings? We could all be truly together virtually!! 🥰😍🥳
Reminder for any members of AIR or production company EPs/HOPs/Bidders, if you wanna join the Green the Bid presentation on zoom tomorrow morning please hit me up privately!
It’s really incredible to me how people who go into tech and have such in depth knowledge of systems can’t figure out how to use Slack 😂
Can we automatically fire people who say "hi" on Slack and never respond? Its not chat. Slack doesn't interupt your screen if you are presenting. Get with the times, it's 2020. Just tell me what you want!
How do you concentrate on work when personal issues get in the way? My fiancé recently told me that I don’t do anything worth appreciating in the midst of an argument about division of household labor. Although I normally do almost all of the housework and at least half the cooking, I have not done that in the past two weeks as I’ve been prepping for trial. I’m furious of course, but have other things I need to be concentrating on.
I hate using Microsoft Teams.
When you try to cite a tax reg in Skype for Business and send a kissy face and a flower instead...fml.
McKinsey Employees: is this article accurate? https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/my-bosses-at-mckinsey-made-us-get-on-2-a-m-zoom-calls/. McKinsey & Company
Friend wants to join consulting for the pay. I don’t believe she has the aptitude or energy for it. We worked together in a much slower industry, and even there she complained of being overworked. I’ve sent her resources to polish up her resume and links for roles but she’s insisting on texting/long phone calls asking silly questions. Today she wants a resume review over zoom! She comes without having done her homework. How do I tell her I’ve given as much as I can? How do I decline referring?
How do you cope with work in early pregnancy and exhaustion? I don’t have lots of common pregnancy symptoms except cramps and fatigue. The exhaustion is on high today!!! Yawning through my zoom meetings and it’s only 11am here on the west coast. I’m also a team lead so I need to be present on meetings. I don’t know how to cope lol. I slept a lot through the holidays but now I’m back at work. I even overslept for my 8am meeting today 😫😂.
Today is my 40th birthday and I'm doing it big this year. Took the day off to relax and catch up on reading, cooking and drawing. 😃 No emails, no slack, no meetings.
Shortest (Substantive) Hearing? I spent hours preparing a motion and the weekend preparing a reply brief for the judge to come out (well Zoom out), call the case, and say “I’m happy this motion was filed so I can revisit my prior order that I granted by mistake.” Uhhhh, ok. Thanks.
Planning to quarantine w my SO in a cabin for a bit, but it doesn’t have internet and they want to charge us an obscene amount to install it. Does anyone have any portable internet solutions that can handle zoom calls, etc?
Anyone know if companies are doing virtual holiday parties and if so, what are they doing? I’m tasked with planning mine, but if I have to sit on another awkward zoom happy hour I might just explode. Open to suggestions or ideas. My team is spread out internationally, so even sending a stupid “swag” gift is next to impossible.
Do you think differently about the way you look, or are you more aware how your face actually looks, since you’re seeing yourself on zoom so much? And are you like me, so self-conscious that you only look at yourself the whole zoom call?
What would you all say is the sweet spot at which to exit consulting? Is it at the manager level?
Can I leverage an offer from Deloitte for 20% higher than my salary here at at EY or is even attempting to leverage a bad move?
Interviewed with Workday, status says Job App Closed. Haven't yet heard back from recruiter. Does that mean anything? Workday
Folks, this is David Bossie, the man overseeing the Trump legal challenges. But get this, not only does he NOT have a law degree....he doesn’t even have an UNDERGRAD degree....😑😑 What he does have, though, is the coronavirus.....
If you are looking to be referred to PwC. SF, San Jose, LA, Portland, Seattle or anywhere else on the west coast please reach out to me through direct message.
Not nearly enough messages. Was a senior when I had a kid...so nice of KPMG to NOT tell me the way to properly submit for parental leave back in the day.
I’m applying Fall 2020, focusing on the GMAT for the next 6 months. I want to narrow down my list of schools by summer 2019. Are admission events still held during the spring months?
Hard money loan for a buy, rehab rent project: 168k principal, 8% interest, 2.9% loan cost (4.8k) and 4 points (6.7k) The upfront cost seems a bit excessive to me or is this normal today?
What is the difference between getting life sciences consulting expertise at a life sciences boutique firm vs at bigger generalist firms (MBB/big 4)? How are the projects different and what type of experience do u gain?
How is PTO taxed when you leave the firm?
Anyone else ever get a feeling of homesickness even when you’re at home? It’s this strange feeling like you’re being exposed and just want to hide. It’s a fleeting feeling that only last like 5-10 seconds. I’ve experienced it since I was a child and thought it was normal but now I’m wondering if it’s related to anxiety or something else.
People who have made it to the perceived “top/best” place in their career field/education (MBB, FAANG, top PE fund, HSW, etc): do you feel satisfied? Have you had to recalibrate your goals? If so, what are those goals?
Is there a bowl for all things MBB (people wanting to transition there, currently interviewing, compensation, etc)?
Have you dated a man with a child? What are healthy boundaries between your S/O and the mother of his baby? I want to be understanding but a part of me knows that there will always be something “more”
MBAs and Strategy Consultants: If you were to do it all over, what is the most efficient way to become a “master” at case interviewing? Read each MBA program’s consulting club’s case books? Then practice? If yes, is there any specific order/sequence of case types to prepare for?
Hi Fishes, I am 11 months experience . I recently got offer from Hashedln as Associate Devops Engineer (Intern) + Devops Engineer 1. I wanted to know about Hashedin , how is the work culture? Do we get opportunities there and how is work load there ? How is the hike ratio in hashedin?
Why does McKinsey hire at Associate level post MBA. Bain and BCG associates don’t have MBA.
Am I missing any from the client services hierarchy? AA AE JAM AM SAM JAD AD SAD BD SBD CP ECP 13 steps to the top spot then?
Let’s discuss gender pay gaps by assessing our own discrepancies. I’ll start. I’m a 29 YO female, almost 6 years experience total, at a 115 base, guaranteed 126 if I meet utilization, with potential for more bonus. No target school or MBA. I’m happy with where I’m at, but are my male counterparts on here making more or relatively the same?
What's the deal with manual expenses ? I had a few this week because my amex card was missing. Is it okay to report them ? What is the policy about manual expenses anyway ?
New to Fishbowl?
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.