I’m excited to share that I received the equivalent of a standing ovation (via Zoom) during this mornings all staff (at RP3 advertising agency) Monday meeting for my Black History Month presentation - “Invisible Shoulders: Celebrating the Contributions and Accomplishments of Blacks in Advertising.” 😬✊🏼
How do you deal with all of the constant pings? I need some focus time to write emails & create campaigns but my entire team tends to be “on call” with Slack all day and it’s making me crazy. I want to bring this up to the rest of the executive team because we are overboard with the constant notifications and questions/comments that don’t really need to be in slack.
I hate using Microsoft Teams.
What web meeting platform are you using for client meetings? I’m currently using GoTo, but considering switching over to Zoom. (Got rid of Fuze years ago, it was crap)
Advice on how to encourage more from a team member that does the bare minimum? They often aren’t very responsive online and a simple task will go on for days with little improvement. This is an individual I’m managing from another consulting firm, so the dynamic is different than your typical team.. so I’m not totally sure if it’s even in my wheelhouse to reprimand when it’s warranted. For weeks now I’ve been picking up the slack. My personality is not to be a hard-ass Manager. Help!
What are the etiquettes for brainstorming over hangout/zoom with creatives for you? Personally I find it really hard to keep everyone’s energy up.
The most haunting things this Halloween are the Microsoft Teams pings I hear in my sleep.
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.
Has anyone seen good engagement strategies for teams or slack? Looking for ways to increase engagement in an innovative way.
Microsoft Teams is driving me crazy. I feel like I’m always at work. Yesterday I was at a family bbq and I was constantly getting pinged. Every time I get a message notification I feel like I’m about to have a panic attack.
Been interviewing with a small VC fund (50-100M) for a month.Multiple zoom interviews, case study, reference check. Meeting with managing partner in person next week. What should I expect/prepare for?
I’m launching a Slack group for in-house counsel to network, share resources, and job opportunities. If you’d like an invite send me a DM!
I made a Slack for junior creatives and ad students to to collab in during the PANDEMIC let’s make some cool shit! https://join.slack.com/t/quarantinecollab/shared_invite/zt-cqxmdiyr-iMkZ7AX~qy~8AgWTLfwRbw
Any ideas on how to structure a virtual happy hour with a big group, to really get people engaged?
At this rate, one of these days Ill just shoot myself in the head on one of these lovely Zoom calls, or throw myself off a bridge with a sign around my neck that says “Deloitte made me do it”
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
This may not be the right time but can the leader of this bowl set up a zoom meeting where the African immigrant and African American can have an open and honest panel discussion in a respectful way? Apparently there is a lot of differences and misunderstanding between us and this could be a step forward. We are all black and have to come together and have one voice. Let's fix each other instead of fighting each other. Let me know your thoughts.
Had a great start to the week. I was having a conversation with an attractive woman at the club last night. Turns out we were on the same flight and even upgraded to adjoining seats! Had a great time on the plane, too. Took an Uber to my hotel (after exchanging numbers with the lady). The hotel put me in a corner suite! Fantastic breakfast this morning. I will have to wait a day or two before texting my lady-friend. ( I WAKE UP AND THE FOG LIFTS ) Another day of zoom calls in my underwear
What do you do when your SO is so naive that she tells her employer during a promotion interview that her long term plan is a career in academia.
I’ve been burned by the stock market before trading options (when the market bottomed out in 2016) and I learned my lesson on recklessly speculating on spikes and dips in the market. Anyone else feel like this situation is gonna create a class of retail investors who are over confident in the “ease” of timing the market, without doing an research, after all this dies down?
I have a pre employment medical screening at Shell. I mentioned on the form that I suffer from depression and am taking SSRI for it. Do you think this could be a valid reason to fail the screening?
High perf M1 at Big4 in comm. and received Associate offer from MBB. Pay bump is somewhat ok and I get to work on something cooler but feels like a step back in career. Feeling conflicted. Thoughts?
Parents, what are you doing for college funds? I want to start saving for my kid and don't know where to start. Do you recommend a bank over the others for this matter?
Where’s the best place to get a HELOC? We bank with chase. Our lender said they don’t do HELOCs. He recommended a local credit union. Any other suggestions?
Hit my retirement number. Pinged my RP to let him know this would be my last project. He was too busy and said to schedule time on his calendar for next week. Meeting subject recommendations?
Can anyone refer me to a management consulting firm in LA? Im 1 year out of Berkeley with 1 year of project management experience. Please and thank you. I will buy you lunch or dinner or both
Looking into a job that requires to join the film Union. What should I expect in terms of fees and insurance?
I’ve been through 5+ weeks of interviews with a company that will IPO next year and they did a bait and switch on me with the offer: it was advertised as “Head of” and then during the offer-walk-through-meeting today they said “oh btw we changed the title to ‘Senior Manager’ for this role”. They offered me a salary I made 4 years ago as a manager. They offered stock options with an exercise price TBD 1 year from now…which is when they’re hitting IPO. Is that normal for stock options?
Two weeks ago I left my mouse at the client site, last week my privacy screen, what will it be this week????
I’ve never really taken sick days in my entire consulting career, about 2 years in. I do not want to, and I just don’t get sick often. But I’m wondering if this is something that is valued by upper management when evaluating their talent? Any thoughts from leaders and managers in consulting? I’ll continue to be the same regardless but I’ve been curious is this is a strength.
Is it just me or does this article feel like an advertisement for Borosil company and their MD patting himself on the back? https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/02/perspectives/borosil-employees-india-covid/index.html
Does anyone know what typical work is like in PWC - Financial Education Services ? Asking for the position of an associate
How do you all avoid giving a number when asked for what your desired salary is during interviews?
Looks like the practice is selling lots of projects nowadays. Do you think they will make bonus decent to keep people?
How are the solution delivery centers (SDC) ? I’ve heard they pay well and are great if you don’t like to travel.
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