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 😭
In a meeting I said, “creatives can be savages sometime.” because of their unruly behavior towards internal teams, pushing deadlines, or throwing tantrums. I was called out and chastised by a junior creative for using the word “savages” in an unacceptable manner because the word is slur to non-whites in a zoom meeting. I am a BIPOC creative. Am I the asshole?
Can we automatically fire people who say "hi" on Slack and never respond? Its not chat. Slack doesn't interupt your screen if you are presenting. Get with the times, it's 2020. Just tell me what you want!
How do you concentrate on work when personal issues get in the way? My fiancé recently told me that I don’t do anything worth appreciating in the midst of an argument about division of household labor. Although I normally do almost all of the housework and at least half the cooking, I have not done that in the past two weeks as I’ve been prepping for trial. I’m furious of course, but have other things I need to be concentrating on.
People that are reaching out to strangers via linkedin: how are you conducting your networking sessions nowadays? Is it still primarily a phone conversation? Zoom webcam call? Or are in-person coffee chats coming back?
Hot take - with zoom, there will never be a snow day again, it will be a Zoom day. I loved snow days growing up - better for kids though... more learning
McKinsey Employees: is this article accurate? https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/my-bosses-at-mckinsey-made-us-get-on-2-a-m-zoom-calls/. McKinsey & Company
Zoom drinking games
Do you always log on to Skype? I hardly ever do, only for calls. should I be logging in?
I hate using Microsoft Teams.
Zoom needs to build a shortcut or quicker way to leave a meeting. It’s like a race to not be the last two people stuck awkwardly looking at each other every time
When you try to cite a tax reg in Skype for Business and send a kissy face and a flower instead...fml.
How accurate is this person's experience at McKinsey? Sounds absolutely brutal! https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/my-bosses-at-mckinsey-made-us-get-on-2-a-m-zoom-calls/
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?
All y'all who be testing providence during webex meetings 😂😂😂 https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/us/good-morning-america-will-reeve-no-pants-trnd/index.html
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 😫😂.
Anyone interested in a virtual networking event via zoom? Could help expand our network during this disruptive time - thoughts?
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.
When it's Friday and you fall asleep on the couch watching a WebEx. Not even sorry about it!
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.
Lol. Glad to see DE&I leadership at Disney is so diverse. https://www.cbr.com/disney-diversity-councils-bob-chapek-bob-iger/
Exit options after 6 months in ZS? DAA here. WLB has landed me in hospital twice and my client seems to only care that in my absense, work gets delayed. Also, please recommend any skills one should/can learn on weekends to enhance selection.
Fish Friends, what are the foods and recipes that you've started adopting in the COVID world? I'll start with my super easy flatbread pizza, improvised due to laziness and a lack of yeast and baking materials available. 2 cups of flour and a half cup of water. Add a pinch of salt and a drizzle of olive oil and knead. Then you just roll it out as thin as possible and add whatever you want! Anything! Bacon? Onions? Peppers? Mozzarella? Chuck the whole thing in a 500F oven for like 18-22 min.
If I am planning to go to a Midwest business school (Kellogg/Booth), and want to end up in the Boston office for MBB, will I be at a disadvantage because those offices have HBS and Sloan close by?
Seeking Advice - appreciate any insights re move to in-house from Big Law (in DC) for better WLB/compensation. Avg. paralegal/legal staff salary? Companies recs? Preferably but not limited to the DC area. (Exp: almost 2 yrs in Litig & 6m in IP/ BS degree, cum laude) - Thanks!
Any thoughts on consulting exit strategy? I feel like I’m a master of none after 5 years in consulting. I know a little bit about a lot of different topics but not enough to call myself an expert. Similar experience / Advice will be greatly appreciated!
Anyone dealt with a parent that has dementia and lives far away (too far to drive and visit)? They live with another family member so not alone. Is there anything that helps the condition? Advice?
How have you successfully addressed leadership spreading misinformation about you or pressuring you? It’s happening at an increasing level when trying to leave projects or go to one project vs. another. It’s about what they want, not us. How are we supposed to own our careers? Tho… I guess another reason people are leaving.
Situation : A sped student has an accomodation in their IEP to ride the SPED bus. However, the student and his brother have been refusing to get on the bus and get violent towards anybody trying to put them on the bus. They hit kick and spit on the driver and the assistant when getting strapped into the bus. According to the student handbook they should be suspended because of their actions. Question: should the students be suspended or does their legal accomodation supercede district policy.
We just started using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System in our programs to measure quality of interactions and lesson plans. I think it's been one of the most meaningful tools for providing feedback to teachers.
New to Project Management. Today my company asked me to PM a new customer Project. The Project is assigned a team with a technical lead. My career so far has been in development, but I have already been a lead on projects where managers had little presence and I had to do a lot of customer interactions. However, I have never been present in a project kick-off and high level decision making processes. What do I need to find out on early stages of the discussion, and what to ask in onboarding?
How is everyone with COVID-19 symptoms feeling today? I’m in week 3 and still fatigued and coughing, smell is back!
Has bcg opened recruiting for 2021? Interviewed < a year ago, but they stopped for 2020 when the “cool off” period ended
I was so excited about the CSR priority pass.. have yet to use it, it's accepted in so few places 🙄
“It’s Friday...just pick a line from the manifesto, find a picture of Al Swearengen looking menacingly at a child and let’s get to happy hour.”
Can ayone please guide me on pros and cons of pursuing online MBA? Any help is much appreciated. I have no idea!
Has anyone successfully reduced their cellulite? Anyone tried any non-surgical cellulite treatments/procedures (at medical spas, other than OTC creams and stuff)? Or maybe certain exercises have helped? I like my body shape and weight but have a shit ton of cellulite on my butt that I think is time to try to smooth out a bit if at all possible 😬
Setting up our first small business 401k! Should we be an ERISA 3(38) advisor? What are the pros and cons?
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