How did you mommas know when you were ready to try for baby no. 2? My daughter is 17 months and with covid I think I want to delay trying for baby no. 2 for a little bit but not a long time. The original plan was trying when she turned 18 months so next month but I’m thinking of waiting until April to see how this pans out a little more. I would like 2.5-3 year age gap but I dk if that’s too long of a gap.
With the weather getting better and things opening up, I feel the pressure to do things. I was social before covid and had a set of friends, but most of my friends moved out of town (not coming back) and I feel like I’ve lost my socializing skills.
I feel like I’m not cool enough for the city and I get sad when I don’t have plans for the weekend. Feeling lonely/ a bit depressed/ sad about it. Anyone feeling the same? I am putting efforts to socialize, but it just doesn’t feel the same.
Had anyone here planned a wedding in 3 months or less? Am I crazy? I’m already legally married (small wedding during Covid) but looking to throw a larger celebration of sorts. Originally wanted next spring but my husband and I are wanting to start trying for kids and so I’m leaning this fall or it’ll have to potentially wait until after we have our first kiddo (don’t want to risk a spring date and end up pregnant ha). So is it crazy to think I can plan something for this fall?
How did you find your voice with your in laws? We try as hard as possible to maintain a little distance between us and them this past year because of covid and they weren’t taking it seriously. Now in a month we will be all be fully vaccinated and will start to mingle more again and my anxiety is through the roof.
My MIL finds every little thing to give advice on or degrade us about making sure we do things correctly for our daughter like we are some idiots that don’t know what we are doing...
Watching the Together at Home concert - Beyonce & Alicia Keys call out how the black community is disproportionately affected by COVID. Why aren't our Asian celebs able to call out anti-Asian racism?
Help! Flying to Frankfurt with connection in Amsterdam next week. Covid testing rules are not clear when checking the airline website - does anyone know what tests we need to take to entry? Do we need to clear both Netherlands (Schengen entry) and Germany (final destination) requirements or just the final destination ones? We are vaccinated.
Just read the sad news of the death of 1st AD John Nolan. (See wheresspot for thread) While I hope be didn't contract Covid on either of the 2 sets mentioned prior to his illness and death, if it comes back that he did, we need to have a long hard chat about what went wrong. Condolences to his family. Truly horrible news.
We recently moved to a neighborhood (also new to USA). With covid we were home bound and my toddler takes lots of walks. Friendly neighbors give him stuff (books, toys etc.) when he is with our sitter. Are return gifts a norm ? I am from India and we usually give homemade food/desserts as thank you. Any other things we could share that shows appreciation ? On a side note - none of them socially distance and we had to politely decline a couple of movie night, bbq parties.
Anyone else’s hotel loyalty screwed due to no travel from lockdowns? I was titanium on Marriott pre-Covid but had virtually no travel opportunity from casework start of year due to domestic case and then lockdown hit (when I was staffed interstate..) I’m a solid 9 nights away from maintaining platinum/34 nights from maintaining titanium - is there any opportunity to get special exceptions for status preservation? Anyone?
Anyone go to union station since the storming of the capitol? I have a friend staying with me from NYC and I’m worried about whether it’ll be safe for her to take the Amtrak (Friday at 6pm), thinking maybe she should stay another week with me to avoid any trump supporters and any potential risk of higher exposure to COVID from those unmasked people...
Freelancers have you applied for and gotten this? And of so, are you also getting Covid & “regular” unemployment? Just wondering if all of the above is allowed together.
What empty gesture did your employer give you for your work during Covid? For us, it was chocolate chip cookies in the cafeteria lol.
I spoke to a Senior Manager earlier today and she told me they are looking to hire experienced and qualified candidates who have the below requirements:
1) Bachelor’s degree
2) CPA certification
3) 3-7 years of Accounting or Audit experience
100% remote. Then, post COVID traveling will vary.
Please, if you meet the above requirements or know someone who does and is interested in joining Deloitte send me a private message. I will have you send your resume and I will forward to Senior Manager.
Help! Returning to work after taking the full Mat Leave (16 weeks plus a few of vaca right after). So nervous to start traveling again away weekly away from my kids. The firm now wants us in the office more than pre-COVID as well. What can I reasonably ask for to make this easier on me without tanking my career? Seems like I’m already starting this FY “behind” since I lost client time while I was out. Also none of my work clothes fit!! (And the few that do are absolutely not pump friendly).
What does your NEW operations look like due to COVID-19? How many early childhood Ed providers remain in operation and who is closing their doors?
Is it true, during COVID there was 12.5% pay cut for Nagarro employees earning more than 50lpa and later when things normalised, the deducted money was returned back to them ?Nagarro
Wife is 35 weeks pregnant and recently tested positive for Covid. Symptoms are mild to moderate. Doctor’s say no impact to baby if symptoms continue to remain under control. We are vaxed and boosted so not as worried about our recovery. More worried about the baby at this point. Anyone with similar experiences to share? TIA
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Have the opportunity to interview for both an internal consulting and customer facing analytics (sql etc.) role at a public tech company. Same comp. Thoughts on which can maximize comp in 3-5 years?
I worked as Technical support Engineer in TCS from past 5 years. Can someone refer me in IBM.
How to politely decline an offer?
you have other offer in hand, that you think is better for you
Please share your thoughts, it would be helpfull.
ACD salary band in Chicago?
I’ve been thinking about my next career move- and what I want to contribute my time to. I want to work somewhere doing something I’m proud to contribute to- not just willing to turn a blind eye. I’ve been looking into Certified B Corporations, and wondering if anyone here has experience working at one. Are they generally a better place to work? Is there investment in employees? Are people proud of their work? Or does it feel like any other job?
Anyone appeared for Microsoft drive of april?
And Did anyone who got selected, got back any response from hr about further process? How much time do they take for any futher communication?
Anyone up for Summertime tomorrow?
What’s your favorite worship song?
Best CCOs in Chicago? What about ECDs?
Does anyone know if Deloitte accepts Day 1 CPT? If not, also know any company that does? Thank you.
Currently working in a contract position at KPMG Canada in M&A advisory. Looking to make a switch into Investment Banking. Anyone follow a similar path? Thoughts?
I’ve been in corporate America and Finance for less than a year but every time I have interacted with a woman who’s an MD or higher up, seeking mentorship or advice, they have just been so cold and rude! I’m also POC and have actively reached out to other WOC who are senior to me and I keep experiencing this. I can understand being busy and having more than you can juggle on your hands but I do not understand the lack of empathy? Albeit my sample size is small here but is it just me?
I have been very stressed over the last year between work and some personal things and have lost over 10 lbs in the span of a year. I’m already pretty thin and now I just feel like I look “skeleton” like. I try to eat “more” but I just cannot gain the weight back. I definitely think WFH and skipping breakfast some days is contributing to this. I’ve been trying to work out more but also haven’t gotten anywhere / I don’t love weight lifting. Any advice on how to gain 5-10 pounds in a healthy way?
Have BCG and bain final rounds in the next 2 weeks. Anyone else in a similar spot looking to case?
How much Package can i expect in EY GDS for Oracle SCM Functional Consultant?
YOE - 3.6 years
Current package - 12.6 L
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BED BUGS - Marriott property. Does anyone have past experiences? How many points should I ask for? 10k per bite 🐞😷
Anyone have suggestions for a token of appreciation for a Partner who’s been a mentor at work? $50 range. Just want a small thoughtful gift. Also, I don’t have their address so preferably something I can send or initiate electronically
What on Earth is Enterprise risk consulting? Came accross a non profit exec who's a former Big4 SM in Enterprise Risk Consulting and I have no idea what that means and the type of work involved
Anyone open to making a McKinsey referral for an internal role? Or at least looking at resume and considering a referral :)McKinsey & Company
Just learned I got passed for promo this year ("on track for Oct 2019"). Have crushed every goal (4+m sales, etc). Do I cut bait and leave now .... Or suffer another yr and hope it works out in '19.
What is your favorite books on leadership/professional development and why?
Looking for some great recommendations! Thanks in advance!
Is Accenture pushing out start dates? I am supposed to join in a couple of weeks. Haven’t heard about it from the recruiter but seeing news about layoffs.
People who don’t include their email signatures/phone number to sign off emails!!!!!! Y U!! End of rant
“Net new” 🤮
I went on a date with someone from Deloitte last week. He paid for dinner. I know Deloitte doesn’t have the same per diem system and you have to show receipts for your meals. I am wondering if he
How do you combat such toxic managers? And of course he needed the stuff done by 8am. Didnt mention anything of such sort the whole day and all of a sudden gets this epiphany. It wasnt an easy ask
So if I haven't had a CRT talk yet and nothing scheduled, where can I check to make sure I'm not fired (ePayroll after July 1st? Or...)..
Poll: If an employee wants to move to a city where cost of living is higher. Should the company oblige a CoL adjustment? Why/why not?
Anybody know of good content to try to learn the basics of Oracle ERP? Doing the change management work to support tech implementation, so need to understand more from business POV than tech details
Anytime you think your project is a dumpster fire... Just be glad you're not working in the White House.
Two weeks ago: manager offers me role then staffs someone else without followup. Last week: offered role that ended up being unsold. This week: offered role but might not be sold. Screw the bench.
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