Where in the US can I go this weekend (from DC) for an impromptu fun vacation where I won't freeze my ass off? Trying to surprise the wife for her birthday..
In response to a LinkedIn post about how lateral candidates are wanting time off between jobs because they are burned out, one partner said this. If you’re at a firm that thinks 2700 billable hours is normal and does not entitle you to feel burned out, then you need to get out. I’m am outraged on your behalf.
Burnout is because you did something consistently for an extended period. You can do quick fixes like go on vacation, get some sleep, exercise more. But they may only help temporarily, depending on your level of Burnout.
Try adjusting your approach to work / life to a more sustainable, and ideally, enjoyable balance.
My wife and I are looking for a local nanny share. Due to the nature of the other couple’s work in the GOV, they want to ensure it’s payroll and not cash under table for the year contract. That sole point is turning away amazingly fit Nannie’s we’ve interviewed as apparently the cultural norm is to commit tax fraud. I’d get it if it were for a summer, but this is a year contract including PTO and holidays coming to roughly ~$25K annual.
Anyone deal with this before? Or know of a solution?
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Client is holding a holiday event (think frat party for extremely rich people) for 300-500 people. So far no protocols have been announced as to how COVID concerns will be addressed. The event will be largely outside (read: heated tents). I’d really like to go but still on the fence. Thoughts on attending or precautions I can take on my end?
Trying to decide whether to commit to Delta or United. Any thoughts? I was leaning towards United since I often travel internally when on PTO and United is part of Star Alliance.
Holiday travel plans got cancelled so looking for family activities/destinations in NYC and surrounding areas (anywhere reachable by car) for the holidays on short notice. Nothing crazy expensive ($500/night for 3-4 nights) but hopefully with fun activities available. Any ideas?
you guys my 1yr old dog keeps attacking people so we can’t take him out anymore, he’s unpredictable and we’ve had two vets experience this and tell us to put him down.
he doesn’t attack us but we can’t never leave our house, never go on vacation again, never leave more than 4-5hrs at a time….
how big of a pos am i if i consider the advice??
Just heard one of our developers answer a call from a marketing robot, the "hi, you just won a free vacation" recording. He was yelling that the lady wouldn't let him speak and he's not interested LOL
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To working moms: I’m currently at 7 months and really struggle to keep up with work. I forget things, get emotional over emails, always tired and have a hard time to concentrate. My physical condition is def not at its best. I got a huge project couple months ago and things are so messy. I plan to take maternity leave and use pto on top of that after birth. Is there a way I can take absence for couple of weeks before the due date? Has anyone had a similar situation?
Why no firm holiday for Juneteenth day yet ? :(
EY 🐠 - potentially starting with the firm soon, and my partner is due to have our first in April. Given the 1 year service requirement for leave, would I have the option to take PTO during birth and use parental leave after my 1 year of service? Appreciate any guidance here
Ladies, I’m in need of some fashion advice. My firm is not having a holiday party this year but my practice group is going out to a nice restaurant to have our own holiday celebration. It is a weeknight. What would you wear? Dress as if you were coming from the office?
Have a vacation planned to Panama next week. Would you cancel? I don’t travel for my project. So I’m interested in hearing your thoughts. For those traveling what precautions are you taking?
How many days of PTO do you get per year?
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Happy 4th of July. 🇺🇸 A lot of folks have never even been to a country where holding a protest sign is sedition (HK), or speaking badly about the leader is considered treason (Turkey), or the internet is heavily censored (PRC). I’m thankful that we live in a country where it’s ok to trash talk the system, and it’s ok to fight to improve your lot in life. We’ve never been the perfect union we aspire to be and I doubt we ever will be, but as far as being free to speak and succeed, we’ve got it good
M3 with MBA from one of the top schools. what’s the salary range for Advisory in Tier 1? thank you in advance
Renting an apartment in my house for first time . What should I get before or at the time a person visits ? License , references , credit report ? Etc
Currently going through the Apprenticeship interview process at Pinterest and finished my technical interview anyone have any advice for the steps afterwards? thanks!
I cleared my 2nd technical round and recommended for Director round last Tuesday. Since then there is no update on the scheduling of my Director round. How many days does it usually take? My hiring manager is not picking my calls and also not responding to my mails. Someone from Oracle pls suggest what should I do in this case.
Looking to move to Nashville, TN. Any teachers in here with tips and input about the school system? Suggestions on where else there are good school systems in TN?
Had no idea this bowl existed. Here’s my cat.
Hi! My girlfriend wants to break into data analytics but left school after multiple times trying to stay & get a degree in education. While that wasn’t for her, she loves navigating data and - cont.
How different is getting into Product Analytics from Data science?
I am looking to transition to data science and have the path laid out for me, but I’m looking for alternatives, as I can’t see what’s ahead for me.
4 yoe, currently a Data Analyst, mostly using spreadsheets. Can code, engg degree but not CS.
Going to be in the market soon for a new car (sedan) to replace my old warhorse (2006 Camry). Considering a Lexus ES (both new and very lightly used - less than 10k miles) and Tesla 3 (only new, both in the same range depending on trim and options chosen). Primary factors are:
1- Reliability ; 2- Total Cost of Ownership; 3- Smooth and luxurious ride . Plan to keep car for 15+ years. Any recommendations on one vs the other? Or any other option I may have missed in this price range?
Anyone worked with a recruiter in NYC that they liked/was effective? I’m a Financial Analyst with 1.5 yrs experience looking to move from LA to NYC.
Any suggestions on how I can break into a creative marketing or assistance marketing director role. I’m 5 months shy to being in my position for 5 years currently going to school for a MBA.
I feel anxious at work everyday, because our mgr talks down to us if we ask questions or gets mad for us not knowing. Then I make mistakes since I didn’t get the questions answered. What do? 😞
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Started at Slalom a few months ago after multiple big 4 stops. Best decision I’ve ever made for my career. If you’re current B4 and want to learn more, let me know. They’re building something truly great though and happy to be a part of it.
Edit (some are asking but I’ll reply in comments or DM)
1) tremendous WLB and people centric approach - people centric is not lip service.
2) pay is more than competitive and growth has been great -
3) you make a real impact on clients.
Anyone doing interesting work for GDPR?
Anyone else have a pet peeve with EM’s using a current phase code to block off schedules for future phases? More often then not, this means un-utilized bench time when it takes a month for the new SOW
🐟 ladies, where do you go for reasonably priced ($80 or less) work dresses for slim women? I'm 5'5" and 105 lbs, and everything I've tried looks like a potato sack on me
How to ask a startup to share their books with you. Being courted for Manager of S&O role, but don't want to be walking into a sinking ship.
Guidehouse fish, was the internship program cut this year due to covid? I know someone who took incoming intern at the firm off his linkedin so I assume that's what's up, but I'm not about to ask him lol
Product managers - what are your go to resources for creating a product roadmap? ie. books, online resources, etc
I’m onboarding at a new consulting firm (big4). I was told in a big onboarding meeting with 300+ people in all kinds of diff roles at the firm that the ideal utilization rate is 80% billable. How long did it take you to get to 80% billable? And are there ever any consulting roles where you can consistently be less than 80% billable and still get promoted, get rated well, etc eg if your role just naturally involves a lot of admin work like proposal writing?
A client I am being put on a project for will require a drug test. I sometimes use marijuana (which is legal in my state), a little worried that I might fail a potential drug test, which have been temporarily suspended by the client but will return when their offices are re-opened. As part of onboarding you have to sign a document saying you will voluntarily comply with this random drug test with 1 day notice. Do I tell the partner I don’t want to sign the doc or give up weed for a project.
Starting a job in Pharma/Life science consulting from a PhD background but never worked in industry. Can anyone recommend any relevant books to being me up to speed?
I was a competitive local kick boxer and want to start taking fights again. Bad optics? These are professionally refereed fights, not underground cage fights
Delta silver status gets SKY zone now?
It's official. My side hustle currently bringing in more income than day job.. time to quit?
What is your go-to breakfast at the lounge?
Bernie Sanders seems like the consulting intern who wants to join as a Partner on day 1 of his full-time offer
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