I had six hours worth of Zoom interviews with an AmLaw100 firm on Monday and Tuesday last week. I haven’t heard back on anything yet - when is “too” long to have not heard back and when should I reach out to their in-house recruiter for some kind of update?
Why can’t Skype tell everyone how long I’ve been ONline? Always calling me out when I’ve been away for 26 hours but I get zero props for being up all night building this masterpiece of a deck...
Started a project ~3 weeks ago. So far it’s only been myself & my PM. A new person joined this week. Should I reach out and introduce myself to him? Was thinking an email/quick slack message welcoming him to the team? I know I would’ve liked that when I joined.
What’s everyone’s favorite zoom background?
Any ideas on how to structure a virtual happy hour with a big group, to really get people engaged?
We want to have a happy hour for this bowl on Wednesday - does anyone have a Zoom Pro or business account that is willing to share the love so we aren't capped at 40 min?! Want to see all of you!
Friend wants to join consulting for the pay. I don’t believe she has the aptitude or energy for it. We worked together in a much slower industry, and even there she complained of being overworked. I’ve sent her resources to polish up her resume and links for roles but she’s insisting on texting/long phone calls asking silly questions. Today she wants a resume review over zoom! She comes without having done her homework. How do I tell her I’ve given as much as I can? How do I decline referring?
In 2020 I was diagnosed with epilepsy. I have a number of seizures a day but don’t knowwhen I’m having them (EEG detected it). I started on meds and am feeling much better, however the only way to know if meds are 100% working is to go to hospital for 3 day EEG. I’m supposed to try to live my daily life as much as possible during EEG so I need to work. But can’t do zoom calls. I hadn’t planned on disclosing my diagnosis to my boss but now feel like I’m backed in a corner here. (Cont in comments)
Hi everyone 🎅! I'm looking to join online communities (like this one) for people in customer success. Particularly Slack groups. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!
Today is my 40th birthday and I'm doing it big this year. Took the day off to relax and catch up on reading, cooking and drawing. 😃 No emails, no slack, no meetings.
Introverts with admits to B schools - how are you all planning on surviving the networking events? I don’t enjoy large groups of people (>5) and am already tired of the incessant zoom calls and meetups 😭
I’m done trying to compensate for a broken system. I know it means that the kids will suffer from a substandard education, but as long as they think we will pick up the slack it will never change.
Anyone interested in a virtual networking event via zoom? Could help expand our network during this disruptive time - thoughts?
How - literally how - do I ask people to respect home/ work boundaries without coming off difficult? I feel burnt out from zooms, the noise from Slack and then the f**king SMSs that arrive on my personal cellphone. It’s like being watched 24/7. At the beginning we had an idealistic ‘no meetings 1-2pm’ block in everyone’s calendar but it lasted about 2 weeks. Also I actually resent being contacted constantly on my personal phone when I don’t have a work one.
Imagine, instead of Meet the Parents, a movie called Meet the Partners where an analyst anxiously waits in an introductory zoom call with the project partner only to receive a “pls reschedule” an hour later. What’s your best consulting spin-off of a movie?
How do you cope with work in early pregnancy and exhaustion? I don’t have lots of common pregnancy symptoms except cramps and fatigue. The exhaustion is on high today!!! Yawning through my zoom meetings and it’s only 11am here on the west coast. I’m also a team lead so I need to be present on meetings. I don’t know how to cope lol. I slept a lot through the holidays but now I’m back at work. I even overslept for my 8am meeting today 😫😂.
Shortest (Substantive) Hearing? I spent hours preparing a motion and the weekend preparing a reply brief for the judge to come out (well Zoom out), call the case, and say “I’m happy this motion was filed so I can revisit my prior order that I granted by mistake.” Uhhhh, ok. Thanks.
First day in-house, virtual. What to wear for the zoom calls? Female. Blazers/jackets to be expected or a nice blouse good enough?
Asking to the Indian folks, for the ones laid off or having issues and having to go back home, how is the job market currently in India? Any of you tried looking around?
I have a return offer following my internship for an MBB in my home country in SE Asia. However, I want to stay in the US after my MBA (salary, relationship, network etc.). Would it make sense to get offers from T2s to put pressure on my company to enable a transfer? If so, how would I best play this card? I would likely pick any US firm over any MBB at home, given the financial considerations.
WHY do big tech companies make the candidates write algorithms during interviews? I am a senior software engineer and I can say with surety that SSE rarely write algorithms unless you are working on building something totally unique (like a new search engine).
pwc foreign Global Mobility offices (IAS) have apparently been asked to confirm if they will remain with pwc or be part of a sale of the GLOBAL MOBILITY practice (presumably the US one). Seems odd, to say the least. I feel for my fellow IAS colleagues (I’m sure the partners past and present may get a sweet bonus / retention payment … others 🤔??).
What’s a￼ decent strategist salary in Toronto?
Anyone else care more about getting into a top grad school (ivy- MIT-Stanford) more to please your grandparents and overseas relatives than the career benefits? I feel a weight has been lifted as the eldest sibling
Have an in-person interview with Slalom next week for a consultant position, I’ll be interviewed by 2 different consultants for 45 minutes each. Any tips from Slalom folks? Are these behavioral?
If anyone is interested in IT Strategy Consulting remotely at a firm with lots of opportunity and a great culture. Send me a DM
Heads up for TSA precheck lady with a power trip in AA terminal in ORD. Made me check a bag that fit in the bin and that I flew with 130 times last year
My overdue promotion (PM to Sr PM) is in progress, but processing is taking a while due to company Covid delays. Is it inappropriate to ask my manager what the salary increase will be? (It’s killing me to wait and wonder if it’s lower than I’m expecting)
What have people heard (good or bad) about Moss Adams (either Irvine or San Francisco location)?
Best way to prep for the McKinsey PEI interview?
How is this offer from EY GDS - 21L Fixed + 10% VPB Position - Tech Lead (Rank 42) YoE - 7 yrs Service Line - TC_IN_GDS_ADOBE_OTHER Into Digital and Emerging technologies practice Any bad/good reviews?
Just stared on a new project this week, but got an industry offer yesterday so I’m putting in my 2 weeks tmrw. Will they have me stay on or roll me off to the bench for the remainder?
Has anyone ever had their luggage lost by LOT airlines? If so, were you able to get any reimbursement?
I'd love to hear about what people are doing to stand out in providing feedback for candidates who made it to the final interview stage but did not make the offer.
Has anyone rented workout clothes at the Westin before? Thoughts on the quality/cleanliness?
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