How to handle anxiety from Covid?
Since Covid happened, I keep seeing posts about people working longer hours from home than at office. Well has anyone actually achieved the opposite, which is working less hours? You save time on commuting, meaningless meetings, coffee breaks, random questions from coworkers, etc. This question doesn’t apply to parents with young kids.
So I had a some friends who went to Cabo, and when they returned they all(7) took the covid test and came back positive. 5 days later, no one was showing any symptoms so they all went to another clinic and they took the test and they all tested negative. Don’t get me wrong, I wear a mask and take precautions, but when you hear stories like this, you wonder how much of these reported numbers are manipulated or incorrect.
Can we get these people to waive their right to priority COVID treatment? If they’re actively going out saying give me covid or freedom they obviously care less about covid than those staying safe
What do unemployment benefits look like now? 450/week plus an additional 600/wk if it’s covid related? Is it taxed as income?
Who are the best people at agencies to connect with if you're a Production Company looking to work with them? Is it Creative Directors, Is it Producers, Production Managers? Pre-Covid I would sit in lunch meetings with Production companies but really who would get those companies in the door and paid?
Where is the future home for principled, democratic conservatives? Do we think a new conservative party can build around the likes of Cheney, Romney and Kinzinger? How can they gain critical mass? From rewriting state election laws, to fomenting insurrection, to going to war with public health officials over COVID vaccines, the GQP are irredeemable at this point.
My sister works at a company that is so backward and toxic it scares me. They didn’t have Skype before the pandemic and now use Zoom. She’s trying to get a laptop to WFH with b/c the one that they issued her is from 2005 and is a nightmare to work with, but her boss wants to save money and get her a desktop instead of a laptop b/c they won’t be working from home after COVID. However, he has no problem ordering the newest equipment and WFH himself even before COVID. All I gotta say is toxic.
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?
Lot of negatives from Covid. Am curious to poll this crowd on what we think the long term positives will be, both for consultants and society at large. Let’s generate some positive vibes.
How easy is it to switch offices (from one city to another) at your firm? Signed an offer pre-covid for an office across the country and now really wishing I could stay in place. (Start date was pushed back so I haven’t moved yet.)
Laid off due to covid and starting delivering food through UberEats. Do I still qualify for unemployment? I can’t find anything on this and calling is no use
My sisters coworker is a confirmed case of Covid - do I need to alert my own coworkers? (We live together which is why I’m worried but unsure of etiquette)
Now that the CDC says no masks needed indoors if vaccinated, is anybody concerned what that means for kids under 12? I’m assuming that the honor system isn’t entirely going to work (I.e., some unvaccinated people will go maskless). I don’t want my 5 and 7 year olds around unvaccinated unmasked strangers, but it’s also a bummer to stop taking them places. Not that I was taking them that many places, but the occasional grocery store, shoe store, etc. seems riskier now.
Have anyone successfully negotiated down their rent due to Covid? I’m in NYC and my management has been very inflexible.
What do all these protestors do for a living? I don’t know anyone in my friend group who can afford to take off time from work or risk getting COVID-19
So how do you feel the consulting life is impacting your wellness as you hop over the age of 40, I’m finding under Covid I’m much more healthy/lost weight etc.
Word for word, this is exactly how I feel about where we are. https://www.nationalreview.com/2021/07/against-the-covid-extremists/
I love this group. For those that receive company equity as part of their comp, what’s your strategy? Do you immediately sell it all and put the cash into index funds?
Is it fine to share offer letter with HR for compensation revise/counter offer ? I feel it's confidential document and should not be shared ?
What other firms are experiencing FS layoffs? Sounds like majority PwC based on previous posts.
Visa question: wife on H4EAD for past 2 yrs, was on H1b before that and has approved I140 since 2014, employer ready to sponsor h1. Does the employer need to file i140 again for H1b or can use previous i140 for the change of status from h4 to H1b?
Any suggestions for escaping the ops life? Just took level 3 and have been doing interview prep... unsure how long I should look internally before looking outside of the nest
CMT vs CAIA? I currently work in sales for an asset manager and have an MBA. Would like a designation, one that’s applicable to asset management and has some status/recognition. Appreciate any thoughts or insights. (Also dont want to take CFA)￼￼￼
What's the green card policy at Acn
I just found out the MD on my project has terminal Ligma. It's crazy I can't believe it. He's such a good guy. Prayers and love ✊🏾
Thoughts on Zoom job interview dress code? My instinct is a tailored dress or nice blouse. I feel like a blazer could come off as too formal but curious to know your thoughts/if anyone here has experience. Thanks in advance!
Vacation plans? What's everyone doing this year?
Annoyed with myself (and work culture): my neighbor came banging on my door this morning to tell me we needed to evacuate because there was a possible bomb threat outside our building. My first instinct wasn't to get out of there as quickly as possible for my safety; instead it was "oh I should grab my work computer and I'll go find internet somewhere so I don't miss a deadline." 🤦🏼
Interview related question: if you had a second interview from your dream job, but nothing since, would you reach out to the interviewers for feedback about what went wrong after you already sent a follow up email the week before to ask about their decision (which they did not respond to)? I don’t want to be annoying but I would love to know how I could improve for any future postings.
Starting a new industry job next week and this is my first non-consulting job. What should I expect in the first couple weeks, especially given that it’s the start of holiday season?
Deloitte offered me a lateral move as a manger in a new division for less than 20% saying that's in line with mangers at Deloitte. Deloitte NY Technology Mangers 2nd yr + what's your base salary?
I love dogs. Unfortunately, I travel every week for work. Wondering, If there are options which can allow me to adopt a dog. Is there anyone who owns a dog while traveling?
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