Starting my first job in an agency next week. Any tips, do’s and don’t, things I should know before I start? I’ve been wearing a tshirt over zoom for so long now I’m not sure what to wear when I go into the office.
Does anyone have advice about helping your kids through video conferencing anxiety? My 6 year old normally loves taking, happily volunteers to speak at school assemblies is completely freaked out by classroom zoom discussions. Says that “talking on a computer is weird” and he’s anxious to the point of tears.
moms- coming in as a partner level from outside the firm. what are female@partners wearing on zoom calls? casual? put together but semi casual? full blazer- suit situation? Thx
Do y’all think Zoom is here to stay? Feel like Microsoft would be able to take them on using Teams video chat function (since most companies have office and teams already). What’s their competitive edge?
On a call today: “Why didn’t you remind me of this?” Me (in my head): “I sent you an email, ping, Slack’d you, calendar invite, and was about to send fucking Hedwig the owl." Me (actually): ...
Breastfeeding on a zoom call. Yay or nay? Was awkward in the call today. With webcam on. No one said anything but can tell from the faces the bewilderment. 5 people call. 3 women and 2 men. Kept up to point and wrapped the call quickly. I am one of the males btw.
I have an exploratory call with a recruiter to determine opportunities I’m interested in. It’s a Zoom call. Would you dress up for it?
I am SO tired of hearing “you’re on mute”. How have people not figured out how to effectively use zoom/teams/etc yet. 🤦♀️😭
Seeing some people just roll out the bed and show up on zoom meetings. I think this will come in handy to remind them to shower and change, ‘hopefully’? 🤦🏻♀️😂
Anyone else have someone in their life / work or personal/ who continually brags about “knowing how to set up a zoom meeting”? It’s month three of the pandemic. We all know how to set up a zoom meeting Karen.
My hardly working co worker has fallen asleep leaving me to pick up her slack… 😾 worst part is she is too cute to be angry at… 👿
How do I take zoom interviews if my office is mandating me to be back in almost every day? It’s tough to schedule all interviews on my 2 remote days. Is it in poor taste to prop up my phone and take the interview in a conference room on a mobile device?
Skype ping noise = ptsd
Just read about Salesforce takeover of Slack for $27.7bn (54% premium and 26x sales NTM), and the subsequent reaction of Salesforce stock -10% Salesforce is trying to compete with Microsoft, which offers teams bundled with O365 for free, however, the PF rev is only 40% of the MSFT commercial cloud business The price seems exaggerated, but given the massive potential synergies + impressive unit economics of slack, why has the market reacted so poorly? Was it a bold move from Salesforce?
Advice for conducting virtual interviews? Do you show the interviewer your paper over zoom? Can you get away with keeping some notes nearby to glance at during the interview?
Qualifying for elite status is like the myth of Sisyphus - we spend all year rolling our stone up the hill then it's back to the base. #notevengoldyet
Why is there an overlap / inverse correlation between salary and designation? For example there are senior consultants making a lot more than managers, and managers making a lot more than SM.
Let's talk about Christmas bonuses: Should you be penalized for leaving your firm in your bonus if you've generated significant amounts for the firm? Is that common practice? Disgruntled associate. 😂
Question for you all: Left D to Company A for a 50% raise in TC and slated to start in <1 week. However, just got an offer at Company B for a 100% raise in TC compared to D, or 30% raise in TC compared to company A. Both firms do similar work but B provides a more solid comp package. Job duties would be relatively similar. Is the % jump worth burning the bridge? Would have chosen Company B if the offer came sooner but the % difference in A to B is at my [personal] 30% threshold. TIA!
Are you spending more or less than you were pre-lockdown/stay-at-home? I feel like most people are saying they’re spending less, but I’m definitely spending more on food delivery, groceries, home goods, and an ergonomic WFH set up. 😥
Looks like my united status match is not gonna be completed by the time. Is there anyway to rebate? I am 4 segments short for gold and wonder if I can talk my way out
I'm interviewing with S& Deals, but I've never actually done a structured case interview. 🤣 Where do I go to learn?
Recommendations for foot massager that does provide relief for sore heels?!? (occurring due to long hours of standing desk) Or anything else that works with folks?!?
Cloud strategy SM TC and culture for Deloitte and PWC? Approached by recruiters for both.
I have $700 personal ecredit on delta to use because I cancelled a flight. Can you help me with a few questions please: 1) if I use it to by a $200 flight, do I lose the other $500? 2) is it route locked or can be on any delta flight? 3) I’m assuming it’s locked to me only.
Fishies, I need your help. I received an offer for $160k from guidehouse. I’m currently paid $133k at EY. I don’t particularly love my practice as it is testing and the new practice with guidehouse would be IT strategy. EY has gotten me comfortable with the reimbursement for fitness, phone and internet and the promises from Kelly Grier of “really good bonuses and raises” this year. What would you do?
Thoughts on weber in Chicago
Any thoughts on culture/wlb in MCK/Bain offices in DC? Lucky to have received cross offers and want to see if my perceptions matched up to what others experienced. TIA!
What interest rate are ppl locking in on a 30year mortgage? Please share FICO, LTV, down payment, and any points. Curious to see with bottom of the barrel 10 year yields, if people are able to get rates under 3%
Donald - You're fired!
I am interested in entering the consultant space. Does any one have any advice? what companies are great to work for? I am trying to pivot from an analyst role. I do not mind the long hours.
My husband and I have concert tickets to a big outdoor festival that was cancelled for covid and is now happening in late August. His brothers and some college friends are flying in to stay with us. We just found out we're pregnant and I'll be 9 weeks by concert time. We aren't ready to tell anyone but we can't think how we can ask them to cancel without explaining. We are all vaccinated and are in SF so cases are low, but not zero. Any advice?
Leaving the firm and the country. What do I do with my 401k? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Don’t plan on returning to the US anytime soon and I’m in my late 20s.
It’s summer and I’m already anxious about this upcoming year and all the work I’ll be doing…
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