For the past 2ish years I’ve felt like I have brain fog. I used to only get it during tax season, then it would lift a few months after. My job has been busier than ever and my boss is a narcissist which adds stress to my life. Not sure if that could be the cause or if there’s something wrong with me. Any advice?

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Could be burnout

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Easiest is take a 2 week + break/ vacation and see the impact to your life? I mean completely disconnection from work.

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Anxiety/depression?

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Low T or adhd?

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I felt similar to what you described in audit and thought there was something wrong with me but just switched jobs a month ago and feel way more attentive and rejuvenated. It’s pretty hard to believe how burnt out I was in a toxic environment compared to how I am now. More exercise, less phone usage, b12, vitamin D are very helpful as well.

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Could be a thyroid issue

TSH, free T3 and T4?

Have you had your vitamin D and B12 levels checked? I’m deficient in both, but B12 for sure made the brain fog worse.

Lack of sleep has a direct relationship with brain fog. How are you sleeping?

Have you started eating edibles?

Quit wheat, gluten and sugar. Check your iron and farritin ( more important than iron) level. Check your adrenal function. D and B12 can make a big difference as well. You might want to visit a functional Dr or a naturopathic Dr. It could be an easy fix if you find the right Dr. Conventional Drs.were helpless in my situation. Good luck!

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Anyone know anyone who has filled out I 751(conditional green card conversion)

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How many people are waiting for bonuses before leaving their current firms? I’m at PwC and our bonus will be given on 10/1. I’m pretty sure my entire team between director and senior plan to start interviewing after 9/15 or 10/15. Are there any other firms who have yet to pay out bonuses yet? Wondering how hard it will be to find something in a couple of months.

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Just told my fairly new bf how much I make and he makes 3 times of how much I’m making right now. I had a big career setback because of covid and my salary hasn’t increased for a while. He cares about money and being rich so much I feel like he might dump me at some point. I won’t be upset if he does because that’s on him, but I feel so insecure about how ridiculously poorly I’m doing in life:(. Just wanted to let it out

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If you could freely speak your mind and tell it like it is to your client - what would you say?

I am MBA(Finance)+ 4 yoe in Analytics+ experience and certifications in Tableau, Alteryx & PowerBI. My current salary is 9.5 lacs per annum in India and I am available for immediate joining. Please let me know if you are hiring for a team member in India( I can relocate anywhere).Amazon Deloitte KPMG PwC PwC India EY Microsoft Tableau Software Alteryx

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I started in January and I already feel that this job is having a strain on my relationship. I’m still working weekends after busy season and my s/o is upset I barely spend time with them. The rest of my team is constantly working so I feel bad if I set my boundaries and take time off.

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Anyone ever lose an account then get a promotion? 🙄

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Looking for advice. I’m currently interviewing for a position that pays $20k more than I make now. It seems like the job would not be giving me much for my portfolio and may have some work/life balance issues (but tbh what agency doesn’t). I’ve got piles of student loan debt. I’m only in year 2 of my career. Do I take this job for a year, deal with the downsides, pay off a huge chunk of my debt, then get back to fun stuff? Or will it hurt my career to have a portfolio gap?

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Salary range for an OCM Manager at Deloitte?

An ex colleague has reached out to me for a role that seems quite exciting only issue is I’d be reporting directly to him (cont..)

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My utilization is 90% but all of my clients are small jobs. Does that look worse than someone who works on the larger, higher revenue generating jobs with all else equal (utilization/performance)?

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I joined Deloitte in 19’ and don’t buy into the circlejerk that seems to go on both for / against the company - I like being a part of the firm but am underwhelmed with where the recent compensation cycle resulted. I have an opportunity with a small business to get a roughly $45k salary increase, but would have 2 sacrifice the security of Deloitte, wfh and paternity leave, which will come into play this fall as we have a baby due in November. Anyone make a similar switch before or havethoughts?

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Would a job in Salesforce (for the company) but in their Sales track, be a good move, see some remote positions, but they are all sales track. Wonder what the comp is like.

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In EY advisory during promotion year will there be extra salary increment apart from the normal year end appraisal? Expecting promo from SC to Manager

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I was given a project that i’ve never done before, sad to say I didn’t perform well on it as i’d like but I came out know alot more about it. What the best way to recover from it? I think if I were to be given it again I would perform much better now that I have a better understanding of the work flow, I have a knack for process improvement so I think I can create something that will help reduce errors and give us some much needed time. Should I create a prototype and show it to my boss?

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Not nearly enough messages. Was a senior when I had a kid...so nice of KPMG to NOT tell me the way to properly submit for parental leave back in the day.

Anyone feel super awkward around their team when they’re trying to develop you? My manager and leadership keep telling me that they see me owning the workstream I’m on soon and that I’ll be managing the project in the future and that I have big things ahead for me at the firm. The problem is that I’m job searching now and haven’t told any of them and it’ll be super awkward when I leave.

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I am currently applying to consulting from undergrad and am wondering what the best additions to my resume would be. I currently have pro bono consulting and advisory experience with nice outcomes, have worked on some entrepreneurial projects, and have interned at a startup as well. What would be the best addition if I could choose between research work at my university, interning at another startup, and starting another company?

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Planning to jump off the Big 4 ship for better WLB while with hopes for better compensation. Which one is better for customer facing cyber roles between AWS and Microsoft ?

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