Best books 📚 for 👶🏾 babies through age 5. Please 🙏🏾recommend. First time parent here 🙋🏾♂️.
Weddings! Those planning or just got done planning. How soon did you cry and say F it? It’s getting expensive. I don’t want to spend the money for just 1 day. I’m super happy going to the court house. But being my parents only child, I feel like I owe them a wedding. I’m tired of everyone having an opinion- location, date wise, how fast we’re doing it. I don’t know much longer I can take with all of this. I just want to be with my person, could careless about anything else.
Anyone here at pwc and recently went on maternity leave? How many weeks did u take? And do you accrue pto during that time? I would think you can use disability benefits first and then add the 8 weeks parental leave and then use your pto. Just didn’t know if you still accrue during your paid leave. Thanks
Could use some advice on navigating work/Covid risk/pregnancy. Currently 7w2d and it took many many years for me to get pregnant. This baby is an unlikely miracle. I am a BigLaw attorney and my firm has no official WFH policy. Most people are operating under a hybrid approach. I have been WFH since I found out I was pregnant and bc of Omicron, no one has said anything. People are starting to go into the office more, in person meetings and depositions are being scheduled and idk what to do. CONT.
So clarification question: if a company offers parental leave without any stipulations of how long you need to work there first, you can take it without being eligible for FMLA, right?
Planning to have first kid and buy first home in late 2021 / early 2022. What are all things I need to plan for from financial point of view ? ( medical plans , down payment , investment options and priority , credit score etc. ) I am an immigrant and not very aware about real estate industry. Any advice please ?
EY moms (not based in CA) - Has anyone taken an unpaid LOA on top of parental leave + 3 weeks of vacation to extend their leave to 6 months?
Hi 🐠 I am 34 and single. Thinking to plan a baby using a sperm donor before I run out of time. How can I have a baby and support her/him with a traveling? Anyone in similar situation? Tips?
Has anyone here gotten pregnant with someone they were dating vs married to? Can you share your experience? Is that still frowned upon in 2022? I know culture also comes into play for some. Even though it seems we are more progressive now - none of my friends had kids before marriage. Especially those with professional careers etc. It seems like the whole first comes love then comes marriage and baby thing is still standard. Does it really have to be though? Especially if you're in your 30s.
Saw my neighbor walking with her kid in a stroller. She. got mail from her mail box, which included an Amazon box, and put it on her kids lap. Went in the house.
Should I have a second child? I met my husband later in life at 37 yo. We had our first when I was 39. I thought I was good with just one as I was never someone who really wanted kids but I know my husband would love to have another and now that I have one I think about her having a sibling. I’ll be 41 in March so we need to start now. I love the ease and flexibility of one child and she’s been such good baby. I’m worried that if we have another I’ll regret it. I’m also about to start a new job.
Hi Moms- Curious to get a sense of what your different parental leave policies look like and how you have liked them. My company gave 12 weeks paid and I felt it was woefully short for my first. Before having my second, I'm interested in pushing my company to increase the time and am curious to hear what other companies offer. Beyond just the time, was your company flexible? Is it the same for all parents? Did it feel like enough? Thank you!
After a bad round of viral fever, Covid scares and the horrible winter, struggling to find stuff for our 9mo to do outside the two rooms of our house(thanks nyc)! What do you all do to address this problem?? Him getting sick throws everything (sleep and eat schedules, our work days, child care setups, etc) our the window! Desperate for innovative and safe solutions that doesn’t involve screen time!
I am Eb1C, India, AOS filed in May. The lawyer mentioned today to get the medicals ready as USCIS is expediting the adjudication process. The concern is that my wife is pregnant (2+) months and we have concerns around her getting chest x rays and vaccinations done. Anybody in similar boat, suggestions or pointers on how to deal with it?
Took a job offer after years of infertility and then found out I was pregnant literally a week before I started. Part of me feels bad but for the most part I really don’t cause it took forever to get here - its a miracle really. I already know my maternity leave will be unpaid but wondering whats the best way to break the news at work. Now towards the end of my first trimester.
How significant is it to attend the final year of high school at a school the child has been at for the past 5 years (middle school through 11th grade presently). Trying to gauge how disruptive it may/may not be to consider an international move at the end of the current school year…
How do you divide your time between your kids? My second is an extra needy and demanding, high spirited kid. My first is laidback and easy going. I always feel like the eldest gets the short end of the stick and never gets enough of my attention even tho she’s always been more attached to me than my husband. She never gets one-on-one time with me as it is since her sister (now 2) is still super glued to my side. Any suggestions for juggling this? Or to ease the mom guilt?
Mamas with more than one kid, what’s the age gap between your children? And now that you’ve experienced it, do you think a different age gap would have been better? I had my first a few months ago, and while I was sure I’d be one and done, the maternal feeling is now on overdrive 🙃 I’m wondering what would be a good time to try for a second. I am 38, and the first baby came after two miscarriages so my chances are not great (especially chances of a planned age gap) But it doesn’t hurt to hope 😊
So I am a year overdue in submitting expenses but for a period my father passed, I was 150% utilized, and there was a glitch that didn't allow import of corp card expenses - should I submit or eat it?
I am thinking about having another baby. I have a 2 and a half year old boy. I am also going to be 41 next month. I had a really rough pregnancy the last time around and I’ll be 41 next month. Any mothers that had their kids after 40 with any advice?
Giving notice soon for in-house role, and thinking about giving more than 2 weeks. Is this dumb? I'm getting ramped up on work on very small teams, and things are being planned in advance for clients with my schedule in mind, but I know I won't be here for that. The split will be an amicable one, and I have no reason to think they would fire me on the spot (big "culture" emphasis here), although of course that's a concern. Anyone navigated this before and have any insight?
Asking for advice please. I’m making 57k as a Finance Coordinator (2 yrs). My work is a hybrid role: 1) Exec assistant for a C-Level exec, 2) Financial Analyst. I cannot become Analyst now due to an on-going visa application that is going to take about 1-1.5 years. I am very grateful that my company is willing to help me with my visa (around 10k) this year. But I am thinking about asking for 70-75k since living cost in LA is pretty high and sometimes my bank account can be negative. What to do?
How do you decide between staying on an account where you like the people, there's a good chance of promotion, but the work is boring (con'd)
I have an opportunity to do a pre-mba PE internship for 5 months at a small fund. It’s unpaid. I won’t be broke but I would lose ~20k in housing and living expenses. Would you do it? Will this be a substantial boost in recruiting for IB or PE post-mba. I have boutique DD consulting experience.
Are your kids actually learning stuff on Zoom? How are schools doing exams? I can barely pay attention to a Netflix movie
Best books 📚 for 👶🏾 babies through age 5. Please 🙏🏾recommend. First time parent here 🙋🏾♂️.
Starting as a Consultant post-MBA in 6 weeks. Beside my MBA I have zero experience with excel and only extremely limited exposure during B school. Does anyone have recommendations for me regarding crash coursing excel? Any tips or any recommendations for online courses? Thanks!
What are the pros and cons of switching to a big four company? Are there roles that are within the consulting practices that aren't client facing or require travel?
Would B4 care if I work two jobs? Went through several interviews with EY and forgot to mention that in addition to my regular full time job, I am also an instructor in the evenings. The instructor role is part time and very flexible in scheduling and not my priority. Just wondering if failing to mention or putting this job on my application will effect anything
A friend has been interviewing at a company for 4 months. They keep adding in more interviews, saying they have found great opportunities for him, and only occasionally responding to emails. At this point I’m assuming they like him but don’t know where to place him. Is it normal to get this type of run around ?
Hello fishes, I have scheduled for an interview in Infosys but I didn't get any link for interview.It has happened for the second time.Can I expect reschedule for the interview? Or there is any chances of sending rejection mail.
What are exit opportunities for government/public sector consulting, besides the government?
If you were SM / AP level and going to a large PE portco how much equity would you need for a VP level role if they asked you to take a base pay cut down to $200k?
Anyone have any insight into how Kirkland’s real estate group compares to their other transactional groups with regard to hours, culture, etc.?
What is the longest you would drive in one day (I be using rest breaks, gas, food)? Drove over 9 hours to SC for vacation once and am thinking of doing it again to save some money on a rental, airfare, etc. Or am I am being a cheapskate?
Very good at the basics of Python (data transformation, connecting to APIs, etc.) and am “good enough to be dangerous” in things like Django/React. I’d like to find a role that bridges the gap between my consulting experience (Human Capital) and my tech skills, preferably in Tech. Any suggestions?
For anyone with experience in both, how is WLB at Facebook compared to MBB? What about compared to other FAANG?
Anyone who gave the CFE exam recently care to share some tips & tricks on the prep ? I am contemplating to give it in next 2-3m.
What is your company’s stance on voting rights? What are you asking during interviews to get a good idea of where potential employers stand on the issue? What action has/will your company take?
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