Does anyone feel terrified about the prospect of being a Partner as a woman, especially if/when you have a family? Single right now and thinking of having a baby on my own. Sometimes jealous that it seems it's not much easier for men. Maybe this is not just Partnership, but relevant for senior leadership position anywhere? Has anyone seen role models that have made it work? Any key characteristics / takeaways?
Anyone teach your fellow educators' children? I have the son of my Dept head who I disciplined today. Mom, the DH, called me and basically questioned me and defended her child. How do u deal?
People who are married and staying at their native places - Do you find it difficult at times to manage the family relations, parent's expectations especially from your working wife? I sometimes feel getting too much dragged in these things. Just looking for opinion of others and if anybody can give some suggestions on how to handle these.
Helloo, need some advice! My husband and I are both consultants and work crazy hours. Recently we had a baby and it’s becoming quite hard for me to manage both. My husband doesn’t support much with baby care, says he cannot find time and tells me to take it easy on the career front if I’m struggling. I don’t want to do that, I’m trying to juggle both and feel resentful 24/7 at him. It’s creating distance in our marriage. Anyone been in a similar situation- how did you manage?
I want to take time off for my new baby, but my job doesn't offer maternal leave. Should I just quit and rely on my spouse for now?
Any one please give me some clarity on TCS maternity policy. My wife is 5 months pregnant now and my joining date in tcs is 21- March. I'm I eligible for insurance amount for maternity expenses. If yes how much.
Ladies, do any of you find it hard to have quality sleep while stressed? In theory I could still have 7 hours sleep but since I’m stressful from work, my brain is also so active, I couldn’t fall in sleep quickly even very exhausted and wake up multiple times in night. I’m pregnant also so don’t want to take pills. Any good advise?
I just got my positive pregnancy test yesterday and I'm freaking out. First pregnancy (I'm 32), my husband and I just started trying last month and I didn't expect it would happen so soon! I feel like every time I look something up it's something I can't do (caffeine, exercise, food, etc). How do you ladies manage it all with our careers? I'm just so nervous to be able to make everything work with a baby. Would appreciate any advice!
About to have a kid this fall and thinking about saving for college. How do you all save for your kids college? If 529, what’s the best state plan? Are there other vehicles that are advantageous?
Anyone else find themselves shopping for baby clothes way too much? Send help! :) (And yes, I know they grow out of it quickly, yes, I know it's silly, just here for laughs)
Can any recent parent chime in? What was the best baby gift you received? My neighbors recently had a baby boy and I’d like to buy them something but I’m stumped
Postpartum periods… were yours wonky? Pre-baby, my periods were like clockwork for years. Now, a few months pp, I got what I thought was my period and it lasted like a day and a half. A week later… sort of light period spotting again? I am partially breastfeeding (pumping) so I know my hormones are still out of whack. What were your experiences?
Accepted a new position and found out I’m pregnant days after. I suspected it but didn’t realize the weight and tiredness was baby and not toxic work environment related. When and how do I tell them?
6 weeks pregnant and having very bad constant cramping, which started 2 days ago. Just had a missed miscarriage earlier this year so pretty much assuming this is the end. Any words of hope/experiences?
Does anyone have thoughts on a nanny vs daycare for an infant? I’m currently pregnant with twins and joining waitlists for daycares for post-maternity leave but most waitlists are VERY long and a lot of my friends have gone with a nanny. For context, I’m a senior associate in a busy transactional practice, my husband is in house (works much less than me) and my parents live in the same city and are willing to help but not be full time care.
Are there any mothers here who voluntarily gave primary custody to the kids father? I love my children fiercely but tbh I don’t think I’m cut out to be a single parent. Family and friends tell me I’m a great mom but at the end of the day having them on my own is exhausting and I end up just either letting them do whatever they want Bc I don’t feel strong enough to set a limit about it, or yelling at them. They’re 4 and 7 for reference. Please constructive responses only. Thank you!
This question may not be related. However I wanted to know from personal and family point of view how it is like to relocate from India and live abroad .
Let's say Family consists of husband , wife and a kid . I understand we will get good facilities, education, cleanliness , good air etc , however I wanted to check whether people gel up easily in the new environment? Don't they feel loneliness/ difficult to adjust? Do they look for similar asian nationalities to kill boredom?
I’m joining Accenture Federal soon and had some questions about parental leave. First, is there a minimum timeframe you have to work for Accenture before they let you take maternity/parental leave. Secondly, in the recruiting brochure maternity leave is separate from parental leave. Can you take both of you are the primary caretake for a total of 4 months?
I got an offer from Wipro of 17 Lakhs CTC as Manual Test Lead.
Centric Consulting is offering me 13.43 Lakhs as Consultant.
Which company would be better for me considering wlb ,family responsibilities (mother of a 3 year old baby ).
Experience - 10 years approx.
Did you find yourselves freaking out before maternity leave or am I the odd one out here? I’m so worried about leaving my work behind, inconveniencing other people, not having accomplished enough before I leave, and so much else. I also don’t know how soon I should leave before her due date. I was hoping to wing it and leave when it’s no longer bearable to work or up until I go into labor, but keep hearing this is a horrible idea. Any tips/words of wisdom? TIA
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I’m new here and I was wondering if there is anyone here who can give a referral for an experienced hire for Corporate Finance/ M&A for EY, PWC and Deloitte U.K. or USA
I am from Africa with 3 YOE Big 4. got an offer from Deloitte Birmingham for 40k. Is this reasonable or should i look for other opps in other cities.
How common is it for a firm to contribute to an HSA on an employee’s behalf, and what is the largest contribution you’ve seen that an employer gives?
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Big 4 (or) Product based start up?
Can someone please refer me in accenture for role of manual/automation tester.
YOE: 2 years 10 months
Skills: manual testing, sanity, regression, functional testing, Test cases/ scenarios, Defect life cycle, requirement gathering and documentation, selenium
NP : 3 months
Hi friends. I found a perfect role at Capgemini. Is anyone willing to take a look at my resume and refer me if you agree?
The shamanic conspiracy-driven insurrectionist just got his organic only diet approved in prison by starving himself, in another show of privilege. His shamanic ways were listed in the argument. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/02/03/qanon-shaman-organic-food-465563
Dear all, my 10 yr old girl keeps on begging to have her own youtube channel. I am so hesitant. When did you allow it?
Hello. I have been offered a job opportunity as SME (subject matter expert), although I have previous experience in account coordination, training, HR, etc. I had never heard of that professional category, does someone have experience in that position to give me a little more information on what tools can help you to be a good SME.
Hello, Currently I am making a career shift into an SE role. I have just completed a 10 week PreSales boot camp. I have 5 years of corporate sales experience and am working on AWS and Salesforce certifications as well as some coding training in order to bolster my tech skills. Curious if anyone has recommendation for companies that are open to hiring candidates making a career shift? Or any advice would be great! Thank you!
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Director came into room and asked team “why are people biting coins?” and everybody was silent and perplexed for a full 30 seconds before an associate started laughing. Dir is sulking in corner now
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I’m a new joiner and came to ACN as part of an acquisition. I’m working in a business group that I don’t find particularly enjoyable or exciting. My grandfathered salary is also substantially lower than what new referrals are being offered. Can and how do I make a move laterally outside of this business unit? How long do I have to wait? How much time should I wait before contacting HR about the salary renegotiation, if at all?
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Told a friend of mine in tech I was considering moving to BCG. He asked me if I would have to move to Boston.
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Just a reminder that outside our bubble no-one really cares about firm prestige etc.
Best smart backpack?
New Associate coming in after school this year. Found a Kenneth Cole leather laptop bag on sale for black friday. pull the trigger? thoughts to consider for a laptop bag?
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Is asking $150-160 base for capital one product manager too much? No idea how their comp structure works
Anyone else find it super annoying when colleagues don’t comment on their kids being cute? I make it a point to bring up my kids as often as possible. I even sometimes text my wife to let the kids in my office during zoom meetings. Most people smile and tell me how cute they are, but I have a specific colleague that never comments about them. And that same person never engages me in small talk about my kids.
I never had this issue at Amazon
Anybody have experience having a guaranteed promotion after a year written into an offer letter? (in industry not consulting)
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