As a male mid-level/senior associate, can you take the full parental leave (10-14 weeks) and come out without impact on partnership prospects? What are questions I should be asking to get at this issue before accepting a lateral offer? Quiz recent junior partners with kids? Seems a bit aggressive but may be necessary.
PwC folks- does PwC pay for freezing your eggs? I’m 35 and starting to think I should think about it. Ugh. I really want to get pregnant soon.
Fish Fam - I am a 25 yo (M) planning to come to the US (from India) on a B1 to support my sis who is having a baby. Do you foresee any issues at PoE? Do I need to bring any proofs? Should I book return tickets as well (was planning not to due to uncertainties around Covid) but don't want any issues with immigration. Thanks!
Pregnant wife just returned from A meditation retreat and is craving Indian food. Any recommendations for decent/ authentic places in Dallas/ Irving area?
Planning a bridal shower / bachelorette party weekend for my elder sister (she’s 28). She wants to have it in NYC, which is where she and I live. I’m thinking bridal shower at Union Square Cafe or some other fancy restaurant Saturday morning, bachelorette party Saturday night (but no idea where), and then casual goodbye brunch at my parent’s place on Sunday AM. Her friends would fly in Friday or Saturday morning. Have never done this so need all the advice / suggestions! Thank you!
Baby's first trip to the dog park thus weekend! First time I've ever seen this puppy tuckered out.
Question: I’ve seen so many women get in mommy mode and throw their hobbies, careers, everything to the side as soon as a baby arrive. I don’t want to do that and in my mind I feel that I’ll still get to be myself. Does being a mom naturally make you lose your previous identity? It’s hard enough trying to move up within our roles but is this naturally in us?
Anyone recently gone on maternity leave in California? Mine starts next week & it seems like the only option to receive the State paid disability portion is on a debit card instead of direct deposit?
I’m pregnant & relatives have started asking if I will “stop working.” Am I being overly sensitive if I find this insulting? I’m very happy with my career. Of course they’re not asking my husband that
How many training underpants did You need while potty training? What else did you buy for ex. Extra pants? Intend to use oh crap method, with baby in daycare.
2 weeks from my due date for our first. Any last minute tips/baby bucket list items? Other than “sleep!”
Question for all the moms out there: What were your favorite/most useful gifts you received when you were pregnant? What are some items you can’t live without (specifically related to pregnancy/newborns)?
I am 35 years old, and I threw my desktop keyboard at my monitor and broke both. I did this because I was playing a videogame and I didnt finish the level I needed to in the correct amount of time. I did it because I got mad other people can finish the level so easily but I cant seem to. I never feel good enough, and I think it stems from my father for 18 years telling me I am never good enough. Now I never know if I see myself as unworthy because its true or im conditioned to believe it.
Just ruined Mother's Day weekend with somehow getting on topic of family issues. Congratulations to me! No coming back from this 🍾🍾🍾
Any advice on how and when to mention that I’m expecting during an interview process (1st, 2nd or 3rd round)? I’m currently 20weeks pregnant and having an interview next week. I don’t know if the company I’m interviewing for will have maternity benefits. What’s a good way to ask about this? If you went through similar situations, could you please share your experience? TIA!
Having my 1st baby and trying to figure out invites for the baby shower and could use input. My SIL /MIL won’t host a family shower for me. My mom thinks it’s tacky for her to host anything. My friend is hosting a shower & told me to invite anyone I want. I’d like to invite family on both sides. I don’t want my friend to be stuck with the bill, so my hubby said he’d pay for it; my mom freaked out and said it’s like I’m hosting one for myself. She wants to not invite any family now. Thoughts?
Someone on the ✈️ asks to swap seats with you so they can sit next to their family, are you the type of person who says Y or N? Aisle to middle swap on a 6hour flight..☹️ but its a mother w/ 5 y/o kid
I am currently on maternity leave with an infant. Covid is making me very anxious about hiring a nanny or day care, when I need to return to work. How are you all, especially those with babies managing if both you and your spouse are working full time? Please share your experiences and suggestions
"Baby if you were my wife I would treat you like a princess & wouldn't let you work". "But honey would like to take care of my JD and MBA debt too?" Silence.
Suggestions on jeans under $100 for curvier women? Had a baby last year and nothing fits the same...
How to negotiate salary offer at a startup given the following. Offer is -$5k my current salary, but I'm up for promotion in a few months which would bump me +~$10-15k, also have an offer from their direct competitor but it's -$10k my current salary since they are earlier stage. Do I have any leverage to negotiate the original offer or no?
Does anyone at EY know if our Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance policy covers egg freezing?
Failed IVF for a third time. Used up my lifetime insurance allowance, and each trial now costs $23,000. Eating through life savings and don’t know what to do...
Asking the masses for your take for a family member: If you are presented a severance package, are they negotiable? Have you had success in submitting redlines or getting more $$? How many weeks p
Holiday bonuses? Just got notice of ours and it seems very skimpy... wondering if B4 or other companies give staff holiday bonuses?
I work at a mid tier firm and my average raise over 5.5 years in public accounting has been 8%. Then this past year my bonus was $5k. How does that compare to other firms?
Have you ever accepted an offer somewhere, and then a week later your current agency countered with a promotion and a higher salary than the other offer? I want to take the counter from my current place, but I don’t want to soil my reputation for revoking my acceptance. They are trying hard to retain me. Also, will I have a target on my back if I stay and they knew I was going to leave? I am also just grateful to have options and want to acknowledge that.
How did you say no or scale back for extra firm building stuff? Between covid and pregnancy I just don’t have the energy right now but don’t wanna burn bridges
Leaving my gig. Have 55k in Roth 401k and 5k in traditional 401k. What should I do? Roll the 55k to my Roth IRA and then the 5k to my new employers traditional 401k?
Do you see yourself staying in advertising? Why/why not? Are you planning on transitioning into another field, switching to in-house, or trying to move to a different type of role? What’s your goal, how do you plan to get there?
I have over $1k in United vouchers that will expire at the end of the year. Platinum Elite. Worth calling to see if I can get expirations extended? Gonna be hard to travel at all this year..
Hi all...I recently joined a company and quit after two weeks due to personal reasons. Do i even mention this to my next employer/recruiter? Also i am on H1b 😣. Please advise.
McKinsey 🐠- does the firm hire managers from Big 4 firms as EMs instead of Associates? What’s the best time in the recruiting process to push for this?
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