Holiday season has me hitting a creative wall ⚠️. Any suggestions for getting the juices flowing again?
Has anyone successfully gotten temporary reduced hours or taken time off for personal issues or mental health issues? Like during a divorce or illness or after a death?
For those who left Deloitte, I hear they scrub your expenses after you leave and deduct any that are deemed unallowable per policy from your PTO payout. How far back do they go and (continued)
Looking to go on vacation in late May / early June. Budget of about $2k for 3 nights. Leaning towards an all inclusive beach, but coming here for more suggestions. Where would you go?
Is time off/vacation and sick time negotiable with WPP? Specifically Ogilvy NY prior to accepting an offer? Heard it’s only 10 days of PTO. That’s crazy 🥴
How does taking PTO affect your utilization? Does taking PTO while on bench affect your utilization anyhow? Thank you
Random - Does anyone want a custom laser engraved cutting board, charcuterie board, or Yeti Mug made for a holiday gift or for yourself? I can do it for $39 plus shipping. I’m looking to take pictures of sample work products to start an Etsy shop but need a customer first to even start 🙈 DM for more info!
From experience, could anyone tell me how long KPMG (in TX) generally takes to pay out PTO balance after departure?
Anyone have anything positive to say about unlimited PTO? Have you taken more than 3-4 weeks since the shift?
If you’re single this holiday season kinda bumming or like dam I have to go through this season alone .. just know you’re not alone
Planning my vacation for December.... What's the max vacation I can take, if include the firm shutdown into the mix??
Do partners have a set number of PTO days?
Is it a bad sign if a recruiter looked at your profile on LinkedIn but you haven’t heard back yet? For context, applied to Amazon last Thursday, noticed the recruiter checked my profile this Tuesday. Could it be the short holiday week meant they weren’t working? Or is it a sign they won’t be reaching out?
Everyone from the MDs and Partners to the lowly Associate (me) on my team is emotionally checked out and doing the bare minimum this week. Anyone else struggling with the pre-holiday productivity slump?
Virtual Juneteenth celebration anyone? This is one year especially that I don't want Juneteenth to just go by without me actually celebrating or acknowledging it. Shamefully I have not done so as much in the past. Anyone up for a virtual celebration and/or know of any? I know Deloitte is not giving us the day off… I am thinking of taking it as PTO anyway.￼￼
What would you wear to a law association holiday party? It’s not a sit down dinner - more of a mingle, hors d’oeurves sort of event.
Looking for info about company volunteering policies! Do you get time off specifically for volunteering? How much time? Does the company organise volunteering or do you oragnise your own?
I’m really unhappy in audit. Not only is it the hours during busy season, but I just have no interest in audit work and find it really tedious/boring. I want to transition to either a Finance role (FP&A/Financial Analyst) in industry or into a finance consulting role (such as valuations). I’m interested in financial modeling and working on forward-looking aspects of a business. Should I talk to my Career Advisor about how I’m unhappy in audit or should I just look for opportunities elsewhere?
Are white nails unprofessional? I’m speaking on a high-profile panel (via Zoom) day after tomorrow and I want a color that will pop (b/c why bother otherwise?) but still go with everything (choosing among a blue, yellow, pink, or red jacket). Also considering a light pink/peach nail color. FWIW, my nails are quite short. Like former violinist short. Thanks!
How do you signal to FAANG companies to look at your LinkedIn profile? Only get other consulting firms viewing it/ reaching out for ops.
With NYers in a vax-booking frenzy this week, one person on a group call yesterday pointedly asked each person if they’d booked or been vaxxed yet. DON’T DO THIS. It’s sensitive for those still trying, and it’s private medical information.
WFH has given me the supreme ability to just take a revenge nap mid-afternoon whenever someone at work pisses me off. How are we ever going back to the office?
Looking to interview a media planner/buyer for a class project. In return, you'll get free (personal or/and biz brand) publicity in front of 40+ soon to be graduates in a major city. Any interest?
Anybody have tips on how to see a therapist if you’re expected in the office 5 days a week and there’s nowhere private to take a Zoom?
Moving into a management role and am slightly nervous about leading a team’s personal and professional development. Any good recs on books/classes I can take in meantime to ease my anxiety? Process I have no problem with, but want to make sure I’m doing right by the people I will be leading.
Current senior. Can I straight up say no to a project? Fought hard to get a roll off and now being approached by a Sm for a very similar project not in my area of interest/practice.
Quick poll. If you work remote, does your company reimburse internet? Mine has reimbursed it for years, and took it away this year. Seems like a weird move to do that now, so just curious about other's experience.
Anyone crack how to convert points from US based travel to Taj or Oberoi hotels in India?
Grant Thornton Tax manager or KPMG Specialist 2? I got a few offers recently, and now have to make a decision between Grant Thornton Tax manager or KPMG Specialist 2. GT has higher salary and position, while KP's people are really nice and professional during the interview, besides it's hard for me to say no to a Big 4 opportunity. GT is focusing on enterprise and high net worth taxes, while KP is focusing on energy mining industry tax and tax provisions. Hard to make decision!
Client asked if I wanted a position working for them. Not necessarily interested in the industry but with everything going on, my husband said I should at least get details about it. What are good questions to ask? How do you approach turning an offer from a client down?
If you’re fired from big law, do you get severance? What does that look like? Seems like a win.
What's the best consulting firms for H1B folks who have studied masters in STEM here? Got a cousin graduating this fall and he needs to know H1B/GC policies.
Anyone else feel like consulting attracts many people who are “soft”? I feel like the lack of accountability for our advice, culture of walking on eggshells to appease clients, never having to (cont)
What is the extent of details revealed in a background check? If I left voluntarily vs was let go - does that show up in a background check? Long leave of absence say 6 months (health or parental leave or just personal leave) - does that show up? Which specific teams I worked with or what kind of projects I worked on? Past promotion dates?
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