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Baby just turned 6 month and I have been back to work for a month. Current company (in house) provides no WLB and I am thinking of going back to PA. SO thinks I am out of my mind, but I really need PA flexibility. Any advice?

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Have you considered an internal position at a PA firm? Best of both worlds, at least it has been for me!

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To be honest, yes, I have. But on the other side, i still want same comp.

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Reduced schedule in PA could be an option?

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FWA over 50% is still eligible for benefits.

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EY offers FWA and unlimited PTO on the regular. I made the move from industry to PA years ago primarily for the flexibility. No regrets.

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What worries you about going back (again)? There are many ‘two-time boomerangs’ and it doesn’t carry a stigma that I’m aware of.

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Any chance you’re in tax?

I’m a mom and working on making it normal ish for moms to be on AWAs. Asset management in California. Happy to talk to you if you like. Pm me if you want!

Baker tilly is hiring a ton of internal and client facing position. Been here 10 years and actually moved into an internal role from audit 2 years ago. Great WLB, unlimited PTO, and they’re always mailing us free stuff haha last month I got a free JLAB clip!

I was in PA left for 2 stints in private then came back to EY a few years back. I had to get “demoted” from my previous PA level with a salary drop to come to EY because of my break in public. I came for benefits, maternity leave and flexibility. Frankly I think it’s all smoke and mirrors. Maybe I don’t have to always work 9-5, but if my kid is sick I still end up working all nights and weekends to make up the time because your client deadlines do not go anywhere if you are not working. The hour requirement in public is way higher than in private. They are not understanding of being a mom and work not being your #1 priority.

Yes, agree that still need to meet UT regardless in PA, but comparing to no flex at in house, at least I can see my kid during weekdays if I am in PA?

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