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For those of you who have been laid off: thoughts on temping/freelancing at some random place while you search?

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Whole family was laid off work so I’m the only one working right now. Really demoralizing. Crazy times

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Are any of the firms planning more layoffs? Any specific industries? Is it just lack of demand causing this?

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I’m feeling very sad. I just learned that the partner in my previous firm got fired. I considered him my mentor. He took me under his wing. He was my Don Draper and I was his Peggy Olson. I’m really bummed about this, heartbroken and worried. Nobody knows why. The ex-colleague said everything was normal, they sent him emails but bounced back. Nobody saw it coming. 😢

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So GM doesn't hit their bottom line: why are junior practitioners taking the fall with layoffs when this was largely caused by Rachel Miller and GM leadership mismanaging the service line?

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Any more layoffs happening?

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A colleague got fired due to a misappropriation in the expenses! 🙊

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Long story short: I work for a small healthcare consulting firm. Since COVID, I was going to the office once a week, every Wednesday. Today, I have put on my 2 weeks because I accepted an offer from a big 4. During my last 2 weeks, I had planned to see my family for the first week, and go to the office on my final week. Also today, my boss asks me to come in the office everyday next week. Should I say I don’t feel comfortable and just don’t go?What’s the worst it happen? Get fired lol

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Is there any way your coworkers could know ahead of time if somebody and who is getting fired soon? Or is it impossible for staffs/seniors to know this?

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Fishbowl needs to fix the auto categorization algorithm. Now the Fort Lauderdale shooting is under the Layoffs search based on the word "fired".

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Has anyone been successful in negotiating more severance? I’ve been offered a month, but I don’t think I can survive just on it. Only have 2 months saved up.

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A friend 🐠 was fired for accidentally sending confidential info to the wrong client and is worried about her chances of landing a new gig. How much should she tell the prospective employer about it?

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3 people were fired this week, and I've heard of 5 people leaving my group this week. Stuff is getting crazy...

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Is it weird that my CEO has not issued any communication to the company about the impact of the pandemic and what we are doing? Meanwhile, people are being laid off, furloughed and taking pay cuts.

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As opposed to forcing layoffs, could a firm just request their employees to go on sabbatical for reduced pay?

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Anyone who has gotten laid off at ACN... did LHH help you find another job?

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I've been laid off from D. I'm seeking a similar role, "Resource Manager" or "Engagement Staffing Manager". To summarize, the role entails working with business managers to help fill open roles, providing available staff, and forecasts, etc.; and working with practitioners as they near or land on the bench. Do other consulting firms, such as EY, PWC, Accenture, etc. have such positions? If so, what are titles do they have? I'm seeking alternative search terms.

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I’m being let go. It came as a surprise because my time with the company I’ve gotten positive feedback. A couple of weeks ago my boss told me that I was being put on a 30 day performance review plan. The last 2 weeks I’ve gotten positive feedback about improvement but on Thursday my boss decided to cut the review plan short and give me an end date. Since I’ve been there <1 year I’m getting 2 weeks severance. Is there room for severance negotiation? A friend in HR (not ad) told me I should ask.

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How hard is it to get fired from a big 4? Asking bc I heard some people were “pressured” into quitting...

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Has your firm laid off employees or implemented pay cuts?

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Hi! I’m a senior graphic designer newly laid off looking for a new in-house creative position. Let me know, thanks

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Whole family was laid off work so I’m the only one working right now. Really demoralizing. Crazy times

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How do you show travel insurance proof for schengen visa for tourism ? Is it the credit card coverage or the Deloitte health coverage? Do you guys get a new travel insurance ?

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Any options for folks in Big4 consulting (with MBA) who want to make a move to internal work so there's no more travel? I love my home office and there has to be domestic functions...

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Looking for mentors in FAANG, MBB, and other Big 4. DM me please. 😀😀

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How do you quell the rage when you see posts in other bowls where male consultants talk about not taking off too much time for paternity leave? I wish they had to push a baby out

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Are any of the firms planning more layoffs? Any specific industries? Is it just lack of demand causing this?

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What is your work from home policy?

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Are interviews for Corp Strat/bizops at FAANG harder or easier than interviews for MBB?

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$300 for an upgrade to bizFirst on a six hour flight that is often delayed after boarding? fuck yes. #stockmorebourbon

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I’m feeling very sad. I just learned that the partner in my previous firm got fired. I considered him my mentor. He took me under his wing. He was my Don Draper and I was his Peggy Olson. I’m really bummed about this, heartbroken and worried. Nobody knows why. The ex-colleague said everything was normal, they sent him emails but bounced back. Nobody saw it coming. 😢

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Has anyone made a successful transfer from an EM/EL position at MBB to a VP at a BB ibank, or vice versa? I know the skillsets are different but wouldn’t they even out at the project management level?

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Senior Associate Paid Social. 1.5 years of experience. What would be a fair salary?

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So GM doesn't hit their bottom line: why are junior practitioners taking the fall with layoffs when this was largely caused by Rachel Miller and GM leadership mismanaging the service line?

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Hey freelancers...I usually raise my rates every 2-3 years. For those of you long-time freelancers, how often do you raise rates? And by what percentage? Looking to keep up with market/cost-of-living and yet, not price myself out.

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After how long do you hear from HR arranging interviews after submitting a job application?

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Exit opps from big 4 digital? Specific roles and company would be appreciated

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PARTNERS: two questions —1. If you see an associate has really low hours for the month, do you imagine them chillen on a beach somewhere or do you consider they probably spent most of their days sitting in front of the computer being “available”? 2. If you send an associate a random e-mail on a weekend like “Can you pull X and send to Y”, would you get annoyed if they responded saying they weren’t by a comp or would you consider it reasonable that they wouldn’t be by a comp on a weekend?

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Sleepless nights, sweating, headache, vomiting, diarrhea...CoVid? Ahh no ONLINE TEACHING!

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I am a personal injury defense attorney and I’ve never done plaintiff’s work. I have a case where I suspect the plaintiff is malingering and exaggerating his injuries. The plaintiffs attorney has sent me multiple demands for $3 million dollars and basically begged me to respond with some offer. I’ve told him the truth - my client has no interest in trying to settle if his demand remains about twenty times higher than the actual worst case (for us) jury verdict. More in comments...

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