I have a fraught relationship with my younger brother (I’m a woman) and it always seems like he’s trying to one-up me on life milestones he considers important (marriage and kids, but not career bc he’s not career oriented). He met his wife in early 20’s and got married, now at 30, he’s expecting a baby. I met my soon-to-be husband at 30 and we are not going to have kids for at least another year (I’ll be 34 at least). Any advice on how to let go of my annoyance at his competitive streak CONT
Having a kid soon! What are some general financial things to get started that have worked for you? Specific question - is it better to start a 529, or should I just open a brokerage account that will eventually go towards college expenses?
My father respects me more now that I am in the military, I understand him because he was a marine himself, but I can't help thinking how unfair that is. Glad I enjoy being in the troops!
Looking for hope & exceptions with this situation my inlaw (German citizen) is in. They came over on Fulbright and now is on O1 but in exile back in Germany. I know it’s a long shot but has anyone been in this situation and transitioned to permanent US residency? They are married to a US citizen and have a kid (born in US). Immigration attorneys are not super helpful on precedent.
Wife and I are both vaxed and boosted. We also just learned she is 6 weeks pregnant. We haven’t told family yet. Now I have Covid and am pretty sure she does too. Both symptomatic. I tested positive, she was negative. I’m losing my shit. Just had to vent that.
I recently started a new job as HR Generalist at a small government contracting company. I only make about $66k/ year when previous i started closer to $45k but as a single parent of a kid in daycare, im struggling. I want advice on the best way to build my career as fast as possible to reach by goal of making $100k within the next 3 years in HR. What should I do to further myself professionally as fast as I can? SHRM classes? certs? PHR? all resources welcome!
Where can I get a good quality maternity clothes? I don’t want synthetic materials at all. Fashionable and cute is a huge plus! Would you ladies prefer store or online purchases? With growing belly it’s kinda hard to predict how big you will be in a month. 😅
Do you think the following situation is a positive thing or could ruin my career? In my first case back from maternity leave, and first case during COVID, I was billing close to 300 hours a month. This is not the typical amount of hours billed in my group, but it also isn’t unusual or shocking. It seemed like I would continue billing close to 300 a month for the indefinite future due to staffing. I cried to a partner about it and the partner was very understanding, but now (cont’d)
Weird question, but does anyone else feel like they have a gender preference for a manager based on which parent they liked more?
Another weekend spent taking one of my kids to a birthday party. Being a single parent and an introvert, these are always taxing. At least I have a fridge full of beer waiting for me when I get home.
Where my tax accountants at? Need some help! The new increased child tax credit. For those who are head of household your income cannot exceed $112k. Is this for 2020 or 2021? In 2020 I was well below $112k but for 2021 I will be above. Does this mean I will not qualify for the increase?
So I'm a single dad, which I feel can be tough sometimes - doesn't fit with gender norms. It's the professional equivalent of not having baby changing stations in the mens room.
My spouse and I were out for lunch today with my infant. Random man also having lunch at the restaurant comes up and asks to hold my baby. I said no, he repeats the request a couple of times and I still say no. He then says ‘are you sure? I’m a police’ (assuming to reassure us that he’s safe’), still said no. He waits for a few seconds and went back to his table, kept looking over. I am super weirded out by this. We’re foreigners. Is this a thing in the US?!
I’ve had a strong desire these past few years to switch from the Aerospace and Defense industry over to consulting. I have finally entered the market to search for a new role, and I had a question about benefits. As a newlywed, I would like to start a family soon and wonder which consulting organizations offered great benefits in terms of maternity leave and health coverage?
Pregnant for the first time (9wks). Any watch-outs or professional advice yall could share? (i.e.when to tell your partner / boss / hr)? Things you wish you did differently?
Hi Moms! I’m currently in the process of interviewing with KPMG and was wondering you could shed any light on maternity policy? Not pregnant but hoping to be in the next year ☺️
I'm 16 weeks pregnant (1st time). My office (in NYC) is re-starting back to work in 2 weeks. I previously had an exemption for fertility treatments as exemptions were given for any medical reason. Now there are no more exemptions being given & I would need to request one from my LoB head.
I have a new team whom I have never met & if I don't go back now, I wont see them until Dec. I am boosted but my commute is about an hour including bus ride & a 25 min walk each way. What would you do?
I have a son he is 8. I’m pregnant again and I only have nausea at night time. It’s seems to start around 7:30-8:30pm every night. 🤔 I never had this with my son.
How would one calculate child support when there is an adoption stipend being received? I have an attorney arguing it should be included as income for calculating support and I have another attorney on the other side saying it should be excluded entirely as it’s a benefit for the children. The stipend is a monthly payment received as a result of an adoption that occurred when the parties were still together. I can’t find relevant case law or statutes on point. This is a KY issue.
When will Deloitte USI Advisory receive awards?
Grateful to be employed but man am I tired of trying to come up with COVID ideas. I could really use a mental break from this shit. Anyone else?
I am holding offers from Wipro and BOA.
Which one should I prefer? I am also feeling guilty to say no to Wipro HR as I feel like a cheat.
How should I deny them? Please suggest polite ways.
Has anyone does reverse sales tax audits with the intention of getting refunds on overpaid sales and use tax. Is there good money in it
Products I worked on previously were sold to a new company. I am a good fit because of my experience. However, I specifically left the previous company because I disagreed with the strategic direction they were taking with the products and didn't leave on the best terms with some of those involved. I've been told that the leadership is all new people, but, some might still be there.
How up front should about be about that history in the interviews?
Hangout group for Delhi ppl?
How much does a PwC Chicago AWM S1 make?
Is it normal for a consultant to do all the work and for the senior consultant to do nothing?
Thoughts on how best to develop servant leadership qualities in upper management, ready go -
I laughed too hard at this😂
Spent 6 years active 3 in ranger regiment as an infantry officer. Im debating joining the national guard or reserves because my job doesn’t give me the purpose I got out of the military. Any advice on what to pick and why? Located in the DMV area.
Anyone here interview or work for wayfair? A recruiter reached out and I’ve made it past two interview rounds. Wondering if anyone else has worked there or interviewed there?
Anyone else stir crazy?? I'm trying to stay positive...it's really hard. I've been collecting resources and hoping for the best.
Anyone been going to house parties lately? Everyone I know has been wanting to go restaurants and bars, so my social circle scene of house parties are kinda dead. Just asking if that’s still a thing in your social circle!
I have tcs offer of X and other company offer of X+2.5 Lac.
Can I ask tcs hr to match the new offer?
Will there be any issues? Any chances that HR cancelling the current offer?
Thought I had nothing to contribute to trivia until a question popped up re record players.
Hey everyone, I have a question. I’m trying to send a thank you note to a VP I interviewed with but I don’t have her email. Everything was done through the coordinator. I asked the coordinator for her email but I haven’t heard back. Should I just email the person based on how the coordinator’s email looks (first name and last) or let it be? It’s already been 24 hours and I want to do it soon. Thank you much.
Finished my on-site a bit ago. Was asked/offered to re-do my Technical and Analytical round. I accepted. I guess those scores were not as high as they needed to be and my recruiter wants me to try and boost them for HC.
I know HC will get to see all the scores. Any insight to how bad or indifferent having those lower scores sway them one way or the other?
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I'm constantly finding out from my male creative partner that our boss has given him tasks without asking I be put on that project. On the flipside, when our boss asks me to take care of something, he tells me to ensure my male creative partner is looped in / included.
Not only do I feel incompetent as I'm made to look like I can't handle something without my male partner, but that I'm less trustworthy and reliable as him.
Should I raise this withy boss?
Hey queens, can anyone recommend a good tropical vacation? (Preferably within US and territories?) Wanna go somewhere beautiful and sunny with my boyfriend for our one year 🥰
Im a first-time director at a new agency where the account team is all men (above and below me). I’m being put in “charge” of clients that are already going on, so the men have existing relationships with the clients (and have worked there longer) and I find myself kind of taking a backseat and letting them set things up differently than I normally would. I’m struggling to make space for myself and earn respect bc they’re SO forceful about the “way things have always been done.” Any advice?
I’m done. I wake up with anxiety daily. I can’t produce any more. I have had a varied and successful career, but my last agency took it out of me. A month into my new gig and I can’t shake it. But I don’t know where to go or what to do. Help.
Has making a super tailored cover letter/presentations, and sending to folks unprompted ever landed anyone a dream job or are those just fables?
(Asking outside of creative-focused roles where designed cover letter would basically double as a portfolio)
Is anybody else feeling totally unprepared for the naked truth of warm weather clothes? What workouts and diets have helped you shed your “winter layer” quickly (and safely). Holy cow.
Going in for my review/raise in 30 mins. Biting my nails. Scared. Excited. All of it. I hate reviews. I want more money. 🤷🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
Which city is better for dating/thriving/overall quality of life, Atlanta or NYC?
I have a job in one of these cities and am feeling a grass is greener vibe and need some perspective. I’m 28 and woefully single and really want to meet someone special to share my life with, plant some roots in one of these cities, save some money, pay down my loans and eventually settle down with a fam. I need to make the decision of where to move in the next 2-3 months and feel lost.
Just a quick shoutout to all the badass women in this bowl! You are all awesome! I appreciate the insights and validation from this group and it makes me proud to be a Women in Advertising. Appreciate you!
Looking 4 Cosmetic/plastic surgeons NYC- any reccos? Dr who is not going to make me look like I’ve had work done. Botox/fillers perhaps something tad more invasive😬 I think OGpost has been archived.
I’ve worked with two junior (but ambitious) account women in the past year whose boyfriends don’t like for them to travel so they don’t go on shoots. Or they go minimally. How is this a thing?
I found out recently that my agency doesn’t do automatic raises. No 3% annual raise for cost of living, like in other industries. To get a raise of any sort, I have to make a case to my ECD (cont.)
Need beginner meditation app or channel recommendations please. I never got into it every other time I’ve tried, but try again I must.
Am I wrong? Should I not be phased?
The man I’ve been dating for a month or so just told him he has bipolar 2 and I’ll admit it kinda threw me for a loop. Anyone have experience dating someone with bipolar?