What's your current hyper-fixation? It can be work related or not. Mine right now is crossword puzzle books, haven't bought one since I was a kid but I randomly got really into them this week. At work I'm reorganizing but it's less fun.
I'm breaking up with a client this week, they've been verbally abusive to our team. Advice on how to handle the call? Any way to keep things positive so they don't trashtalk us in the industry?
40 weeks pregnant and terrified to be induced. Any tips on how to manage the stress and pain? I’m getting an epidural but still very nervous.
ladies 😔 does anyone have tips for stretch marks? I'm not pregnant but I lost a significant amount of weight these past few months and have started noticing light marks forming on my stomach - I'm really scared of them darkening and making me look older
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Ab riya and ranvir are married to obviously sex to karenge na wo bi without protection makes sense. Riya pregnant hai to pata nahi iski kyu itni jal rahi. Kisne bola isko married ladke ke sath sex karne wo bi bina protection iski pregnancy could have gotten avoided by simple "plan b"🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
My firm has not announced any raises yet even though the market has gone up (A LOT) and firms in the area all have done so. I’ve decided to demand a raise to the compensation committee. But struggling to come with a number. I’m class of 2014 but have gone on four maternity leaves 😂. Any suggestions????
I’m in a smaller city (not CA/NYC/DC etc) and at a pretty big regional firm.
My cousin’s son is very ill and may pass away in the next couple of days. He has had a very severe auto-immune disorder since he was born so while we knew this would come, it’s still a very sad time. My sister, who lives close to my cousin (I live in another country), doesn’t know them very well but has been with them today to give support. I am a bit worried about her because she’s emotionally unstable … we have never figured out quite what it is but she may have a personality disorders tbc..
What are peoples thoughts(pros & cons) of living in a Garden Condo 2500 sq ft(with basement) for a family of 3(1kid) until the kid goes to college.
Or is it better to move to a single family home to give kid more space, big backyard etc. ?
anyone have a SO who went to business school while you stayed in consulting? or vice versa? my bf is applying this fall and I’m irrationally worried about how it will affect us
Advice please! 2 kids - 2.5 and 6mo and last week was my first week back from mat leave. My toddler is throwing all sorts of tantrums now, which she never did before, demanding our attention. Doesn’t help that we had to switch nannies at the same time as me going back to work (she had her previous nanny since she was a baby). Please tell me it gets better soon?
As a manager of a restaurant, how is it best to address parents with screaming babies/children given that it is not a kid-encouraged establishment? The parents were oblivious to proper etiquette and other guests complained making the parents of the screaming baby wildly offended. How does management appease all parties? Or is it best to protect the masses?
How have you broke the news to your boss that you’re looking to make a career change and leave the practice? I am the Sr. Paralegal at my firm (7+ years) and work for a solo practitioner in a very busy wage & hour class action practice. We have one other legal assistant and law clerk. I don’t want to burn bridges, but after seeing how he gave the cold shoulder to his paralegal of 10+ years after going on maternity leave and never coming back, I don’t see how I can’t expect the same treatment.
Scenario: Son based in US. Parents don’t like It here and want to live in India. Son realizes that family needs his support for medical reasons as well as for psychological reason but parents ask him not to worry and they will manage. But son knows deep inside they are lying... Should the son move back jeopardizing his family’s career and lifestyle in the process ?
Went in for a scan yesterday because I was having spotting and cramping at 12 weeks. The OB saw fluid behind the baby’s neck and is referring us to see a high risk doctor immediately. NIPT was negative. I’m panicking. Have any of you been through this?
Has anyone else been able to successfully work from home in a 900 sq. Ft. home with a family of 4 (1 newborn and 1 toddler) ? Spouse works outside of home.
I feel like I'm aging at a rapid pace 😔😬🥴...I used to feel like I looked young for my age and now that I'm in my later 30's, I feel like everyday I look older and older. I don't wear a ton of makeup and do usually eat pretty healthily/ drink water. What other tips, tricks, and treatments should I be considering?!? (Mostly feel like my skin is dull, uneven tone, and wrinkles are becoming more apparent) Ugh, ha.... I know it's part of life but want to slow it down!
I need a cheap computer to use just for surfing the web/online shopping while I’m out on maternity leave. There are some cheap pre-black Friday deals at Walmart right now. Anyone who knows anything about computers willing to take a quick peek and recommend something for me??? thanks!
I am dating an African American woman. Together 3+ yrs, in general things are good. Would like to take our relationship to next level but I worry cultural difference may be an issue long term. By cultural difference I mean things like — tendency to divorce (I think the Nigerian / African culture has more marital patience), first world expectations in life (my gf has never left USA before and I want to live in Nigeria, with all its 3rd world problems, at some point), etc Anyone faced this before?
About to get an offer to move to a health agency. Anyone else make that move? How was it? I’ve lost major interest in the hustle glorified at traditional agencies, and have a fam so need better WLB. Realizing regular agencies aren’t made to work around family life…more like the other way around. Even when setting boundaries you get comments and pressure…working til midnight every night to “make up” for having to log off between 6 and 9 every night isn’t a good balance for me.
Markets have resulted in a lot of loss this year (some bad investments), expenses are all time high, and I have my second kid in the way. I am worried about my long term savings.
I don't have any special skills, but have spent solid 5 years in strategy consulting and now run a corp strategy team within a large company.
What are some ways I can generate secondary income? Any work skills that I can leverage outside?
Any guidance / your experiences would be super helpful.
I want to exit to MBB but if that’s not a possibility what are the next best consulting firms? Looking for at least midsize firms (non-boutiques).
What is the future scope of SharePoint ?
Guys, I hope you all are doing well.
I am pretty desperate working for a brand like Google, Meta, Amazon. I do have worked as business analyst and project manager in life insurance domain but I think such exposure is meaningless for these brands. What certification do i need to pursue to make myself eligible?
I am not so good in technical to help teams technical issues rather I can definitely add value in integration or logic building or giving functional clarifications
Thanks in advance !!
Im currently an Associate making the mid amount of a Senior Associate band. Im in the pipeline to be a SA, what should I be making as SA if the band is $68,500 to $114,000
Can I take a break? Feeling burnout and overwhelmed in taking responsibility so fast 😪
Went straight into ad agency work after college, 2 years into it and might be promoted soon. Though it’s a privilege, I’m really unmotivated and don’t look forward to work or finding a new job.
Thinking if I don’t pause now, I won’t be able to take it when I’m older and have more responsibilities.
Wiser seasoned folks, what should I consider in my decision?
Hey fishes. Help me with your guidance. Yoe - 6.3 years. Current ctc - 10 lacs. Have 2 Offers.
Kindly help me with your thoughts.
1. Wipro 18 lacs in which 16.35 as fixed
2. IBM with 17 lacs as fixed (employer pf and gratuity are on top of 17 lpa)
For me job security and work life balance is priority. Kindly suggest with your thoughts. Thanks.
How do you respond to armchair lawyering from clients? I am a public interest appellate litigator, and after emailing the filed brief to a client, he sent me a long email detailing all the things he thinks should’ve been in the brief. He already has ordered me to do things that are outside the scope of rep and is a terrible listener, but as long as I am firm and put things in writing, it hasn’t been bad. How do I tell him he’s wrong and he needs to let me do my job, politely/professionally?
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Is it a bad look to leave the office early? Currently coming in 3 days a week but almost always leave by 3 pm
Hi fishers, I just wanted to know as a software Engineer which laptop have you guys purchased for 1100usd that you got ? JPMorgan Chase
Advertising clients be like.... can I get a
Any tax seniors successfully transition to Advisory? Did you keep your senior title? Any helpful tips to share since it’s typically hard to transition from tax to almost any other group?
Has anyone gone so far as to splurge on a tier 1 office chair like the Steelcase Gesture? If so, your honest feedback/review would be appreciated.
My logic is if I spend so much of my typical work week sitting on a chair, why not go the extra mile and make it something comfortable and good for posture. Also, the cheaper chairs seem always to wear down faster than anticipated.
Has anyone taken reg recently that can offer some insight on the heavily tested areas I should focus on? Thanks!
Any Exec Leadership programs you’d recommend? Especially bootcamp / short duration style, and preferably in person.
To clarify, looking to do it myself, not for the team / firm.
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When I was an infant/toddler I apparently used to love a sit up thing that had wheels on it. I cannot for the life of me find what these are called now or if they are even sold any more.
Anyone know what I’m talking about and know any good ones?
Supposed to have in person interviews with a few execs next week. Kid clearly is just starting to exhibit cold symptoms from back to school. If I end up with cold symptoms directly ahead of the interviews, what do you think is best practice in this era? I assume I should try to get in touch the day before and basically say hey I have cold symptoms do you still want me there in person? Can only imagine coughing all over them will not endear them to me…
Any suggestions for lifestyle coaches or bloggers or any podcasts? I am in a need to make changes for myself. Feeling very low on energy consistently and would like to research on things myself.
So I am contemplating quitting consulting and becoming a stay at home mom just because it’s very stressful on my husband (he’s going up for partner) and he can’t always be at home when needed or
I’m about to make a step-change in my responsibilities in that it’ll be my first time managing two concurrent projects + teams.
Any advice on managing multiple clients and teams, plus Practice development while keeping your family going too?
What habits/ best practice keep things running?
I have two toddlers. Currently have a nanny 40hrs a week but looking to supplement with some daycare hours soon if we can manage to get in anywhere.
Bf and Gestational diabetes . Any one here had GD during pregnancy and tried BF ? How was your journey ? Read an article that says GD moms have difficulty in milk supply and feeling bad about it .
Need advice - we are parting ways with our long time live-in nanny of four years. This nanny has been with us since our daughter was born (she is 4) and I’m worried about whether this will (cont’d)
Anyone start at new job at 36 weeks pregnant? 😬
Mama fish, tips for starting college savings for baby? 529 vs regular investment account? Generally not a fan of govt dictating I can spend my money, but are the tax breaks worth it if I could have
Any good baby moon recommendations and the best time to go? Currently 12w based in Washington DC area and starting to plan. On the fence about flying right now with Covid numbers, but considering places where masks are still mandatory for air travel (I.e Germany, Portugal)
Any stepmoms here? I'm dating a man with a 13 y/o daughter, full custody, and we are talking about our future. I'm looking for any advice on what to be thinking about at this phase; dos/donts. Contd
Weaning baby now (he is four months). I have a big freezer stash and it’s in the deep freeze so it will be good until next December. Is the better strategy to constantly give baby some breastmilk every day until I run out (like 8-10 ounces a day or something, mixed with his formula) or is it better to just give formula and save the freezer stash for if/when he gets a cold or something, and then mix it in liberally only then)?
Looking to hire nanny for one year old. But when she is 18 months a new baby will arrive. How to position this to prospective nannies? Specifically, what expectations for the first months when...
C-section scheduling advice: first time mom getting ready to schedule. Best day for me (with my one of my fav docs) is over week earlier than my planned last day at client. Advice on how to communicate to SM and PMD? I think client will be okay with it. Runner up day/doc would be 39+6 and the OB nurse pushed back on waiting that long given reasons for the C. Any advice?
(Yes, I’m overthinking this. 🙃)
Moms, would you recommend international travel with 2-3 month old in early 2021 if the COVID situation improves? My family is not able to travel for delivery and I know I am being selfish, but I really want to spend part of my maternity leave with my parents and family. This will also be a chance to spend a month with them, which is super rare given we never get leaves that long! Anyone been this mad? Is it my 30 week hormones messing my brain?
I enjoy reading these day-in-the-life articles, but dang does it sound nice to not have to juggle work and kids. To caveat, I love my kids & I like my job.
Planning of travelling internationally in Feb. My baby will be 3.5 months by then. Worried about breastfeeding on a 14 hour flight. I have inverted nipples and my little one has a hard time latching on the left nipple. I follow the triple feeding schedule and if I miss a pumping session or a feed my breasta are engorged and the left one creates a mess. I am assuming pumping on the plane will not be an option? Might consider the Halka or the ladybug and feeding LO. Any suggestions?