I just got back from maternity leave last week and have a meeting with hr/partner tomorrow. Am I being let go?
Just got a positive pregnancy test within hours of my mum passing away early this morning. I have never felt this depth of pain, I didn't even get to share the news with her. I'm trying to be strong for my baby but this is one of the toughest days of my life!
My partner and I had an unplanned pregnancy a couple years ago. I was always very pro-choice, but when it came to me, I couldn’t go through with abortion. He really didn’t want to be a father, and was v angry. He committed to stay, but it is over a year post-baby, and we haven’t been intimate since our son was conceived. He told me last night that he doesn’t know if he can be intimate with me again, bc I broke his trust by keeping the baby, and if it were to happen again, he wouldn’t survive.
Mom and pop 🐟, how old were you when you had your first child? I don't want to have a kid but my husband does eventually. I would like to know how many years I have left until my time runs out.
How much say should the spouse not carrying child have? I’m 31 and am eager to start a family soon. My husband said he needs another two years before he’s settled and ready to start a family. That has me nervous but don’t want to push it as I think both people being excited is essential. On the other hand I worry about starting this journey at 33 and if I’m giving up good eggs in the meantime. Thoughts?
For my ~30 year old peers, what are your savings — cash and assets? I’ll go: $250k in cash, currently only own a car and have $70k remaining in student loans. Curious to see the spectrum for our profession.
My father passed yesterday from Covid. I have 3 conference calls today. I don’t think I’m going to make it.
Any recommendations on breatsfeeding books or resources? This is baby #2 but freaking out about supply. Have a virtual appointment with LC coming up but looking for some good sources of materials.
Missed getting parental leave by 12 days and have to go back to work after SDD because baby came a month early. Just looking for sympathy and trying not to be bitter.
Hey moms - first time pregnant and looking for some good books on pregnancy & early childhood development / raising. What are your faves?
I think I'm going to be a horrible mom. FTM, 25 weeks I have a very prominent bump now. I don't like the way I look so I wear super baggy clothes and have been avoiding pics. I constantly worry about how my body will be after the baby. I'm really excited to have a baby and can't wait to love him but I also want my body to be the way it was before the baby. I'm so selfish thinking about myself so much. Haven't said this out loud but this is genuinely how I feel. Scared I'll be resentful forever
Hi all, I am just shy of 9 weeks pregnant with twins from Timed intercourse with letrozol, and ovidrel injection (hooray). (36yrs old, 1st pregnancy) I wanted to know is if any other women who have ended up with twins due to fertility went through extensive testing to make sure both babies are healthy. What tests they did and what they learned. There’s a lot of info out there and I’m both overwhelmed and nervous that bc it’s twins they won’t be as healthy as if I had one. Looking for any advic
Do any of you feel like your firm has supported you as a working mother? I have negative feelings about my experience and am wondering if this is the norm.
I have the opportunity to work in house at a company I have been seconded at (with a team I love). I have only been in big law for 2.5 years. I am afraid of making a move before I have enough reps in deal work... and also artificially setting a ceiling on my pay and ability to be GC one day. I love corporate work but have never felt at home at my firm. Any advice on what to consider? Also I am expecting my first baby due in May!
I get terrible anxiety talking to my boss or sharing any of my work / thoughts / ideas with them, because I know it'll more often than not be torn to shreds / be cut down. I've only had it with this boss. How do I navigate / deal with this? Is it just a mindset change that I need to adopt?
Having a really hard time caring about anything work related. 7 months pregnant right now and so many other stresses taking over my day that I can’t prioritize work at all. I don’t want to seem like a
My mother saw a magazine ad in the late 1970s for Elmer’s Glue-All. She bought it for me to use at school. I remember the bottle, the smell (and the taste, hah). Over 40 years later, I stopped by a hardware store (with a mask, don’t worry). Looked for wood filler. I see Elmer’s Carpenter’s Wood Filler. I chose that one over the brand next to it, without hesitation. The original agency did not get credit for that ROI. Who should take the credit?
Currently on an Amtrak in the quiet car (supposed to be library quiet and if complaints are made about a passenger, they are relocated). A woman chose to sit in this car with her incredibly noisy toddler when there are seats available in other cars. Woman keeps shushing her kid but isn’t putting any other effort into controlling or quieting them. AITA if I complain to the conductor?
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I had a case today where the patient was getting penis revascularization surgery because he had ED from an injury to his penis during a previous hip surgery. Positioning during surgery is important.
It's funny reading complaints about work load and travel in consulting. Come on people you signed up for this... it's not like you're military in the Middle East. This is your life embrace it.
Ohare wouldn't have this long taxi que if Uber was there. Ugh i need to go home and sleep. Where are these taxis when people need them? Uber would pick us all up in an instant.
When your friends deliberately wait for your turn to play the "synergistic management solutions" card during Cards Against Humanity...
I "need you to take this up a level but make it more specific" - what haunts me at night
when you can't actually do your work because 8 different managers what you to log outstanding shit and "chat for 5 minutes" like why don't you just let me get my shit done
Listening to accountants present on GAAP rule changes and now I know how Beethoven would feel if he had to listen to a David Guetta track.
When two strangers in first class suddenly make best friends, have no clue what fucking inside voices are, and also prefer cackling to laughter...upgrades seem slightly less appealing
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