How do you all feel about drinking at holiday office parties? I indulge, but so many say it's a no-no when you're trying to move up the ladder...
Does everyone have a vacation home EXCEPT me? Chime in — good investment/bad? How often used? Kids? Pets?
Let's support local businesses this holiday season! I'm starting a thread where we can share our favorite small/local businesses we want others to know about!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
How many days of PTO do you get
Who has MLK off as a firm holiday?
29 - single since 3L year. After spending a few years working on myself, I’m re-committing to dating. But ppl with “normal” jobs have apparently decided to only do 1st dates on weeknights? Bc weekends sacrifice their “quality” time? I work til 11 every night and would literally have to find coverage/take time off to pull off a weeknight date. How are single folks working big law hours making time? Every other associate in my group is married to ppl they met pre-work.
Just got my offer, looked at the fine print and saw they tried to sneak in only 10 vaca a yr and when I start I will be entitled to 7. What's the average vacation time? Feel like I'm getting lowballed
Question on 'unlimited PTO'. My last place had this w/was no set rules, we 1st had regular vacay days but when it went to unlimited it was a 'we're adults' understanding to not abuse it. If people used too much, their manager would talk w/them but in general we felt empowered to use it. My new place said at hiring it was unlimited pto, but I've now learned we can't take more than 5 consecutive days & should be ok w it bc they 'give us the weekends so it's really 9 days'. Is this common?
Special place in hell for associates that take 2 week vacations the last two weeks of December and leave you to cover their matters. Fine to take vacation but being completely out of pocket when your deal is blowing up, leaving the rest of the team to step up is ridiculous. We all want to spend time with our families
Come home from the gym and got a very nice email from the principal in my office wanting to talk performance. Wtf I got a 3 and I'm on PTO!!!!!
I have my first H1B appointment in a few months, my manager wants me to work from my home country and take only a few days off. But I don’t think that’s accurate and have to be on vacation the whole time. Is there a way to confirm or should I ask lawyers?
We’re an international company with generous PTO. In the UK, we have a PTO Lump Sum bank. In the US, we’re stuck on accrual due to risk of not being able to recoup @ termination. I take issue with this as it shows lack of employee trust and asks for under the table PTO deals between managers & employees.
What is your current policy and days allotted?
What is the current entry level salary for a designer in NYC at a smaller but creative shop and what is the standard benefit package that comes with that? 2 weeks vacation, 5 sick days, insurance?
Hi everyone, I’m interested in joining Slalom as I’m doing interviews I was wondering what are the benefits, PTO, normal hours, dress code over there?
Hi, I work under contract for a foreign company as an APM. I have an import export licence and send the monthly invoice to my HR. My benefits include the following in-hand allowances: food, internet, sports, vacation, training and hardware. Plus a yearly bonus.
Can someone help me out as this is new to me, how can I save my taxes? (I have to file ITR 4)
My final round interviews are split to two days - Tuesday and Wednesday. When should I expect to hear back? Wednesday evening or Thursday?
Does anyone know what a chief sonographer should make? Managing 15 employees and 4 locations?
Hi!! If anyone here works for Axis, how do your titles work? I’m used to trainee (0-2 YOE), underwriter (2-4), senior underwriter (4+), then avp/executive underwriter.
Restaurant server fishes: what is that one nightmare patron story you have? Don't be shy, I know we all have one.
Experienced hire, but new to consulting. I got the Amex Plat long before joining PwC. But it's frustrating to earn 1x on everything using the Corp card. Is it just PwC that does this or all companies?
Thoughts on Airbrush makeup
Does anyone have idea about senior analyst strategy and transaction role in EY GDS? About management? Opportunities etc?
Is it wise to accept the offer ?
hi everyone, what are some questions you normally ask your interviewer?
i’ve got a couple in mind, but just want to pick your brain and see what everyone else asks!
Is there anything wrong with solely investing in index funds/ETFs? I can do maybe like 3-5 individual stocks I am already keeping up to date with but otherwise I’d like to be hands off and not suffer losses.
For those with business school (not math/CS backgrounds), at what point did you feel okay calling yourself a data scientist or saying you did data science as opposed to being a business/data analyst?
Anyone from Novartis that I can link with?
When are North American and EU funds PE funds going to start operating in the UAE or Middle East in general? Any insights? What are your expectations?
I have a desk strat offer from Goldman Sachs. I'm trying to figure out what exit opportunities I'd have if I'm unhappy with the job/compensation. Do PE firms like quant strats or are they most interested in IBD and MC?
I have two offers from wipro and LTI. which one should I join? Please help
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Assuming a clean record, any thoughts on giving notice to a firm before a background check for a low risk position clears?
Favorite design inspiring products?
Is 1550 for a studio in Bushwick reasonable?
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How many referrals have you written this year?
How can I change my name on here? I typoed my names when signing up,and when I try to edit my info, it doesn’t let me edit my name.
Do I have to recreate my account?
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My philosophical pondering of the day: Have we been socially distancing ourselves (through social media) way before the pandemic hit?
Me, definitely not.
The kids? I've been pleasantly surprised so far.
That's awesome, most of my kids are doing well. We are just dealing with a lot of sicknesses right now in the classrooms.
I've reached my limit a long time ago and I'm sure I can say the same about the kids. I'm most looking forward to not having to face the little rascals and to just focus on my own troublemakers hahaha!
LOL, same here! I'll be saying I can't wait to go back to school to get away from my kids after about a day or 2 bc they will be driving me crazy! I'm bored will come up about a zillion times!
I’ve decided that I cannot care more than my students and their parents. You want to sleep? Cool. Fail? Great. I know it’s the thing to blame the pandemic, but student behavior and empathy were on a downward spiral long before.
100% agree with you. I am so tired of everyone blaming the pandemic on everything. Also, stop blaming social media for everything as well. Teach the kids what is right and what is wrong. If your kids are responding negatively to social media take it away from them. No, it's not the pandemic. It's the kids, the parents, except the responsibility and the consequences to your actions.
Kids have been checked out this whole quarter. Too much phones and not enough work. The bar is set so low and they still are tripping over it.
Im starting to agree with this that we are not pushing the kids hard enough. Phones are a big distraction and now they have their Chromebooks which they sneak onto different sites when they are supposed to be doing their work.
I am SOOOO checked out - just over this year already!
I'm seeing right now a ton of kids are out sick...Flu, COVID, RSV, strep throat, stomach bug... So far i have been lucky fingers crossed
They were checked out by September 3rd.
I just call 'em like I see 'em.
I am checked out for sure. I am soooo tired of trying to drag students along. I have to always be “up” to keep them somewhat engaged, they get up out of their seats with two minutes to go or more like they own the joint, and it’s just been soooo difficult to keep up with all the work. I feel like I’m playing Wack-a-Mole and I’m losing badly…
I love your analogy!
I’m personally not checked out. I’m holding the kids accountable (I may be the only one around doing it 🤷♀️), they’re studying and reviewing now for the Final Exam at the end of the semester. We even talked about Dead Week, just like in college. I’m on fire 🔥 😃
I'm not saying you are wrong, but having one former student who is at Harvard, and a coworker's son at Yale, I can assure you grades are still being assigned, at least in their courses. I feel the podcast is mistaken on this front. I also cannot find any information on colleges en masse not assigning grades; though, there may be some. If you have something that shows that is true, or remember the podcast, I'd be interested to read/watch. I'd like to see what rationale they are using.
I know two years ago many schools (even many Ivy League schools) dropped ACT/SAT requirements, but most have started phasing them back in as a measurement tool. Others who have not yet reinstated them as a measuring tool have largely claimed they will return to using them in 2-4 years. For instance, Harvard will be waiving them for 4 years, one being last year. They are waiving them up until the class of 2028. Now this could be permanent, but as of now, most have plans to bring back such requirements. While I disagree, I somewhat see the rationale for this.
Still, if you remember the podcast or where to find information on colleges forgoing grades, it would be interesting. I don't see any rationale that could lead me to believe that is a proper way to go.
They are hanging on but we have three full days next week. That will be rough.
We go to the 23rd as well. It's a 1/2 day though! Then we go back on the 2nd, short break this year.
I’m so checked out I took the day off and went skiing
Good for you taking time for some self-care. Love it!!!
So many of the students never checked in, except to get into fights and cuss out teachers.
I agree. Parents need to parent POSITIVELY!
I am so checked out too. My mind is already on a holiday break. Can we skip to the good part now please.
I love Christmas, it is my favorite holiday. The lights, the giving of gifts, the smell of pine, the Christmas music.
I'm so ready for the break. My brain was already on vacation mode three weeks ago. Lol
LOL, we had snow yesterday and did a virtual day. Half the kids were so not paying attention. I hate virtual days honestly such a waste.
I'm getting ready now to be on break, the kids are starting to get a little antsy now. They are ready.
We have finals coming up on Friday and they come in for two days next week. I'm sure after finals they'll be checked out.
Our school hasnt brought back finals yet since COVID. I just have them do one big project to count as like a final exam.
I've been checked out for about two weeks now. The students just seem like hopped on the smell of new electronics coming their way. They're all on their best behavior.
Oh wow, my kids are antsy now and are not on their best behavior. They are losing focus.
I have been checked out since the beginining of the year....I'm not going to lie to you LOL.