As a male mid-level/senior associate, can you take the full parental leave (10-14 weeks) and come out without impact on partnership prospects? What are questions I should be asking to get at this issue before accepting a lateral offer? Quiz recent junior partners with kids? Seems a bit aggressive but may be necessary.
I'm thinking about getting pregnant just so I can take advantage of maternity leave. Does that make me a terrible person?
When and how do you tell your group you are pregnant? Especially considering if you are in a small niche group and/or considering not returning after birth
Hypothetical here: you are a parent and your child got into two schools for undergrad. The first school is a US top 30 University out-of-state, but you have to pay full sticker price ($60k+ per year). The second school is a good in-state university and 20% the cost. If your child goes in-state, you agree to invest the residual ($50k per year) in an S&P 500 fund that releases upon graduation. What is the best outcome for your child?
Thoughts on quitting during parental leave?
Hey all, when would you say is a good time to inform your direct manager of your upcoming parental leave? Wife is expecting but not sure when I should tell my boss so we can plan on transitioning / back filing before I’m out. Thoughts please?
Currently a few weeks left on parental leave and have had a potential opportunity come up with a smaller firm that I think makes more sense for my career goals. The question I have is: assuming I get an offer and the details work out, how do I navigate leaving? Should I provide notice right away? Go back to my current firm for a couple weeks and then give notice? I certainly don’t want to burn bridges. How would you feel on the other side?
Hi everyone! For those that feel comfortable, would love to see the breakdown AFC > eggs retrieved > fertilized > embryo > genetically normal (please feel free to include other steps, add in more numbers/details). I've read the averages of how it gets narrowed down, but always prefer hearing real breakdowns. I'm in the process of my first egg retrieval and trying to stay realistic. Really appreciate it!
Just ruined Mother's Day weekend with somehow getting on topic of family issues. Congratulations to me! No coming back from this 🍾🍾🍾
DT maternity leave policy?
My mother is having elective surgery today and expects me to take her to the hospital, be there, pick her up etc. We are in CA, the virus is very much here! Thanks for letting me vent!
Baby outgrew the nuna pipa in his 6th month… what car seat would you all recommend? Kinda confused and haven’t done enough research around this because I thought this day wasn’t coming around for atleast another year! Apparently not! Any recommendations on what we could go for?
EY 🐠 - Are there any issues with dad's taking the full 16 weeks for parental leave? It says primary care givers only. Thanks!
Did anyone choose to be child free because of medical or mental health issues? I have struggled with chronic migraines and depression my entire adult life. I think bringing kids into my life where I am sometimes unable to function properly would be cruel.
Hi fam! Me and my partner (females) just got an oral consent from my partners best friend (gay male) to be a sperm donor. Anyone has experience with this? I know lesbians usually go to sperm bank but we wanted to know “baby daddy” and have him involved as a godparent and when kids ask questions introduce him as a father. Personal life stories and dos and donts welcome. All my friends are straight or gay men so I have this resource and general internet.
How is it that you can fly with a baby in your lap with no seatbelt—yet laptop in the seat back pocket is not allowed. I promise you getting hit with a projectile baby is gonna hurt!!
Hi! Anyone works in Accenture/Globant/Infosys/Wipro/Everis/IBM/Deloitte or other IT services companies and can tell me how long are the maternity and paternity leaves? And any other benefits regarding these leaves. Thanks!
I have a self sufficient child thankfully! In reading a lot of comments all over the place, I do hope folks have a better appreciation for the mental struggle low income earners have....
What did you do/wish you had done to prep for baby #2s arrival? Feel like we did a lot with #1 and now have a month to go for #2, but I feel so unprepared for some reason.
MBB consultant here post-MBA (started pre-MBA). What are the best PE Ops roles (other than KKR Capstone) that like consultants? And at what entry point do they target consultants (e.g. Consultant level, manager level, etc.) and what level are they brought in as?
My professional life at the moment is far from ideal. I’ve been on quarantine (long story, but a good one) for the last seven years. Royalties from my books don’t pay the bills. My entrepreneurial pursuits remain hampered. For the interim, I’ve been looking for a remote opportunity where I can leverage my skills in marketing, sales, social media, and elsewhere for a decent sum. I have a social media presence which, in recent years, reached millions. There has to be something exciting I can do.
CGI or CACI? CGI: 107k base, match50% up to 4% max of $2500, health deductible is 2k 🙃 i believe annual raise is 2% (at most). Or stay at CACI: 86k, match50% up to 8%, deductible is 600, annual raise 3%.
Im in my second month at KPMG. Bain just reached out to me to interview from an application I submitted back in June. The resume Bain has doesn’t show I just started my new job. How should I approach the situation if I’d like to someday end up at Bain. Bain & Company
ZS vs KPMG vs Roland Berger? US NE office Have an offer to join rb or zs trying to determine if I should. strategy work at KPMG almost non existent in my practice. Not super hyped on healthcare but also don’t mind it. What are your thoughts? It’s basically ZS brand in NA seems to be better than RB, RB has more diverse clients and strong brand in EU
Any tips for being the only female on a project team? I often get talked over and stuck with “office housework” like note taking.
Hello All, I have a question about Ey Health insurance. My MIL is sick and now admitted in hospital. I had taken second set parental insurance for her. Will they be covering all the hospital expenses. Is there any exclusions. Can someone help me on this Thanks
Why is maternity leave, policy and other women's issues not important as compared to Juneteenth, coed bathrooms, and all the other issues in the media today? Women are half the population and at an average of 2.1 kids per woman, these are major issues. Are we not vocal enough? Organized enough? Not a serious voting demographic? Too grateful things are better in this generation? What is it? Why does 50% of the population matter less compared to these smaller marginal groups?
Big 4 is a high school ! I like to play :)
If you haven't had your CRT yet because your RP is MIA (which isn't out of the ordinary), should you be concerned about layoffs?
What is it like to be a Product Manager at Deloitte? Is Career Development/Compensation aligned to consultant levels? Any UK specific insights?
Started at PwC in fall of 2016, moved to D for a raise (80->125) Watching my PwC classmates who are all Sr Associates, some on cusp of Manager. Can’t help but feel left behind as a C at Deloitte. I know I’m doing fine but man still feels like maybe I was too hasty to jump 😪
Not sure if this is the right forum to ask this question, but engineering MS degree (e.g. applied stats, CA) vs MBA if I wanted to do product management? I am a 2nd year BA looking to go back to the States via grad school (was initially kicked out cuz of Trump) so debating which option would be better if i wanted to transition into PM. My undergrad major was Econ
Homeowners question. We have an old AC unit that will need to be replaced in the near future. It uses the old Freon that’s been discontinued. Do people usually pay outright for a new AC unit or is there like some kind of insurance we can add on if ours goes out?
Using all my bonvoy points on this hotel https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/voyager-station-space-hotel-scn/index.html @
The two people at my client who are former consultants are literally the only people around here who have any idea how shit gets done.
Interview tomorrow at EY. Will this help me get hired?
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