I just found out I have breast cancer. I don't know yet if I'll need chemo but I might and it might make me fix work but I'm just so overhwelmed right now I don't even know who to ask. Is it PTO, or health insurance, or is this the kind of thing FMLA is for?
I don’t celebrate Easter, but I’ll take any excuse to make and devour a full blown, no holds barred holiday feast. 🐣
Can you make someone care more about producing high quality work? Or realize that 3 months in it's not OK to announce (not ask) they're taking their second vacation? Is work ethic defunct? Bewildered
Anyone else's holiday weekend get ruined by projects dropped on them last minute with a weekend or early week due date? Literally drove home to see family for nothing. Ugh
How do you guys manage to disconnect and reset/refresh during weekends/vacation? I’m constantly thinking about work, worried about my performance, trying to learn more to play catch up, competing with my peers like no tomorrow, thinking about how I’m not doing enough BD work like my peers, having my ass handed to me in client meetings..it never ends. I want to relax on weekends, but just end up being depressed and in bed most of the times.
Anyone do managed vacation rentals near beaches (like Florida or Texas)? Looking at buying some land. Houses with 6 beds gross 180-200k revenue per year. The development takes a 25% cut to manage all bookings and turnover. So perhaps 150k net or 12k a month or so. If I keep costs below 1.2M that’s less than 9k expense a month. Seems like a nice option to me.
More and more I’m feeling like I want to take time off to be with my son, like a year or more. Anyone have an experience with this? And then coming back to public?
Can someone assist me with a negotiation? My friend is in a bad situation. She knows if she stays at current position, there’s no growth and they are looking for reasons to eliminate her position. She was offered $15,000 less than what she’s making now. Based on what the hiring manager said—his offer was a struggle to come with due to budget. She mainly wants relocation and flexible PTO since she will have to go and move from Maryland to Delaware.
Partners, any fun vacation ideas for say 10 days? Traveling with just my wife without our son after such a long time and want it to be special.
Feeling tired and also eating more from being sedentary at my laptop all day. I realize that I have so much more energy AND eat less when I am out and about on the weekend/vacation. Any tips to not fight this set back 5/7ths of the week?
Has anyone moved from always being customer side to being a consultant? I'm a lead doing all benefits, talent, and reporting. 7 years config experience and 3 pro certs.
Did you like it? Challenges?
I've been approached by some consulting firms but very nervous about WL balance and vacation time.
After having my flight majorly delayed coming back from vacation and being stranded overnight, I got the entire exit row on my flight home to myself today. Justice has been restored. 💁🏼♀️
Would you take a promotion without a pay raise? Specifically from CD to GCD? I feel like I’m being taken advantage of a bit - they said I’m already pretty well compensated so I’ll likely get some kind of holiday bonus but no salary increase. That is 😂 - right?
Is it frowned upon to have prescheduled time off going into a new big law job? I have a family obligation that will require me to take like three to five days off about a month or two into the job. It’s unavoidable and can’t be rescheduled.
Anyone at Klick (nyc) want to share their holiday calendar? Wondering what days they give the US offices since it’s Toronto based.
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For darker hair women what do you do with your facial hair? I’m talking about cheeks sideburns ( not mustache area). Anyone try microplaning?
First year analyst making below market compensation bc I got lowballed hard. How do I confront holiday expectations (red envelope/holidays presents/family obligations to help pay bills)
Looking for a referral
Technology : Data science and analytics
YOE : 5.8
Please help me for job switch
Hi all! New to Seattle. Was wondering where I could find high quality men's dress trousers in the city. Taking any recommendations!
Watched Undekhi 1&2. Fantastic web series. Would definitely recommend. Please share top 3 recommendations (Watched Panchayat, Bhaukaal, Gullak).
Would anyone be willing to add me to the McK bowl? Jumping from D so holding off updating LinkedIn for now, thank you!
Are there any producers here that have made the switch to creative? If so, any advice? Did you take classes, choose between copy or art? Etc
Looking for volunteer opportunities in the city to give back to the community. Any suggestions on organizations you love?
Hi anyone from india offered and visa process started. If yes please share offered date, PWC contacted date, cos received date, biometric date, visa stamped date. It will be helpful for the people who apply from India. Right now there is an delay in process, so sharing the details will highly helpful to others. Please!
Hi all, I have a referral for someone looking for a remote recruiting coordinator role. Scheduling, background checks, etc. she is transitioning from a teaching career, and due to spouse being in the military, she is unable to stay in the classroom. Does anyone have a connection on the east coast looking for this type of candidate? Transferable skills are high from one role to the next in my experience!
Systemic racism plain as day?? Say it isn't so
Hi All, If I let the HR know that I won't be joining around 3 weeks before DoJ, do I risk getting blacklisted?
Actually, can't do it earlier due to few issues.
Org in question: EY GDS
Does your firm explicitly and overtly consider race and/or gender when making promotion decisions from SM to MD or P?
I have 7.6 years of experience and got offer from HCL and Capgemini with 18 lakhs(12% variable pay). Guys, could you please suggest which will be good company to join?
Have not been able to clear the finish line for Sales Engineer roles because of no sales experience 😔.. 2 big companies in tech. Constant feedback is that I do have strong process and product experience but no sales experience. Any suggestions?
Would appreciate referrals too. Have over 15 years experience in implementation and solutioning.
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I just got mansplained via text by a Director. I’m not sure this has ever happened to me before.
I was just on a call where a partner said- the client likes pretty things so next time we go to see him we should make sure we have something attractive for him to look at....same org that’s actively branding equality in the workplace
Does your company have gender diversity hitting target? If yes and your entry level gender diversity is great then what are the things the company can do to ensure retention.
what’s your side hustle or passion? do you actively work on it or is it a vision for the future? is it close or far from what you do now?
Hello ladies. Just wanted some career advice and encouragement. Being someone who has a Masters degree in business and leadership and wanting to see myself in leadership roles someday, I’m having a hard time getting my first big break. I wish to break into a few industries and it’s been ridiculously difficult to hear back from employers. The job market in my country is extremely saturated and competitive (I’m from Singapore).
Anyone care to share the names/firms of the best exec recruiters you’ve worked with on the marketing/creative/advertising/platform/digital side of things?
Switching agencies. What is an acceptable leave term in your opinion for this position? 1 month enough?
Eye opening insights and actions to be made https://leanin.org/research/state-of-black-women-in-corporate-america/section-7-create-an-inclusive-workplace
How many times would you entertain “I’m sorry to interrupt you but…” from a subordinate in a single conversation where you are the decision maker before you do something about it? (Context, if it even matters, in comments)
Think I’m having a midlife crisis - I’m satisfied with my work but feel consistently unfulfilled and empty. I have a happy marriage and a wonderful circle of friends and kids. On paper, it’s a perfect life. In practice, it is a perfect life. And yet, I feel unfulfilled and empty. Anyone else deal with this?
Any CCOs willing to mentor 1-2x a month? It’s lonely at the top and I’d like some other creative female perspectives. DM me if interested
As a female executive, how do you think the landscape of executive suite still needs to progress or change? What stumbling blocks do you find you're still bumping up against?
I’ve been struggling with this, in part because it happened to me in a previous role & I’m trying to leave it behind. I was managing a diverse team which had two white males on it. I recall during my first few wks, whenever I stated something in a meeting 1 of the white males would re-explain what I just said really rapidly, almost in a manic sort of way.The other white male would get really sassy (not how else to describe this) with me at times. Needed to get that out. Thanks for reading
Hey ladies! How often do you call your subordinates on weekend/Friday night with questions that could have waited until Monday? What could your subordinate say for you to stop doing it without having hard feelings towards that subordinate? Maybe people are lonely now, but I have an increasing number of clients who are having calls from their superiors on Friday nights and weekends for non-urgent matters.
Why do some women feel the need to tear other women down to prove they are in charge? Advice in dealing with these kinds of “professionals?” Kid gloves and modeling appropriate behavior not working.
So I need an advice. I’ve been through interview process with this company for like 3 months already.
Last round of interviews was 4 video chats back-to-back with 4 different people.
Hiring manager sent me today a feedback saying that they are still in the process of collecting feedback, but one of the things that popped up was “the lengthy of answers and sometimes not answering the asked questions.” He asks for my take on this and if nervousness played a part in this.
How did you get your first C- level role? Internal promotion? Applied from external? Once you get there, how to you hop to c-level roles at other organizations? Recruiter? Connection?
🎄How do you plan to recharge over the holiday? Are you taking time off? Do you plan to reset or rest at all before the New Year?
Drop your plans or ideas below! 👇
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