How do I become a morning person? Getting a kid seems like the only option, and that's not happening for 1 million reasons.
Been 2 weeks and I am tired of pumping. I only pump like 20-30 per session and 5x a time but each time it takes almost 1h from start to finish (lube the flange, gather the equipment, find a spot, find my water/food, pump, clean up and put stuff away) and I am not even washing them (hubby is doing that). What did you do to make it more efficient? Also I can't seem to figure my flange fitting. I follow the guidelines and the suggested one is more uncomfortable than a large size. Help.
Mamas, how much did you spend on maternity clothes? I’ve had some gifted and bought some support tanks and leggings and looking to invest for the last 4 months. Probably one-and-done, so won’t reuse
It's a shame that it took me eating out 4 times a week in major cities to realize how truly excellent of a cook my mother is. Here's to you ma 🍻🍮🍝🧀
Others who’ve lost a parent.. how long did it take you to go back to work? I just don’t know how I’m going to go back.
Have a friend telling me to get in on the baby dinos NFT drop at 2pm. I’ve never invested in an NFT but I do know what NFTs are. What should I be considering before I make my decision?
3 months pregnant. So far I’ve had two ultrasounds at visits. I’ll be 4 months at next visit and yeah I guess I go every month for a visit. Question, do you get an ultrasound done at every visit? Maybe not required but can I ask for it?..
TIL one of my kid's high school teachers calls weekly quizzes "celebration of knowledge" Yeah...
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?
Today I cut mold off a piece of cheese and told my husband it was fine. I've officially become my mother. 😯
Thoughts on quitting during parental leave?
I am hoping some people can help me here. My SO is in this horrible pit of depression and they are pushing me away. They have all these colliding events in the last few months: father has Alzheimer’s.
Thinking of relocating to Boston area for January - single parent, 2 teens. Grew up there, so know the areas. Thinking south shore or Cape - any realtor recommendations or anyone have a house they'd rent? Must be pet friendly (she's old and hardly moves, happy to out down pet deposit), at least 3 BD 1 1/2 BA, Wi-Fi and working fireplace. Walking distance to ocean a plus but not required.
Supply chain Folks. I have a friend who is looking to get back to work after maternity hiatus of a few years. She was a buyer. She wants to pursue CSCP. Will it help her chances of landing a job? Tks!
FTM - I’m just curious on how some of your maternity leave is set up. I received short term disability pay for 6 weeks and then paid from my job for 6 - they offered additional bonding time, but unpaid. The paid portion came from my “sick time.” I wasn’t sick, I was caring for and bonding with my son. That’s been bothering me since I returned. Now I don’t have any sick leave and any last minute time that I need to take is unpaid. Other countries give moms the entire year, 100% paid 🥴
Anyone at RSM know how long you have to be at the firm to be eligible for the parental leave benefit?
Moms: baby brezza formula dispenser, is it worth it? Amy other brands you recommend? I'm reading mixed reviews online.
Any recs for office chair within $100 range? Asking for a baby sister who’s a broke college student. Doesnt have to b fancy/super fancy but something that r of decent quality… i know its a stretch to ask for this budget🤣
Starting a thread of suggestions for super happy movies / shows to watch during the two-week wait, (or any of the many waiting periods during the fertility journey)! I'll start: -Mrs Doubtfire -You've Got Mail -The Parent Trap -My Best Friend's Wedding -Mamma Mia I and II -My Big Fat Greek Wedding -Crazy Rich Asians -Ocean's 11, 12, 13 (maybe not quite as feel good, but there are many beautiful people to make you feel good!) :) -Holiday movies: -Hocus Pocus -Elf -Christmas Vacation
In a dilemma- Im applying R1 and one of my managers who I’m going to request a letter of rec from is also who I would need to advocate for me for a promotion this upcoming cycle. Has anyone gone through something similar and have advice on how I should approach this?
is Bain really so far behind mck/BCG? surely doesn't matter that much, particularly at the pre-MBA or immediately post-MBA level
Was unsuccessful recruiting for top consulting firms during my MBA. I need that money! What is the best approach to landing an interview post MBA? Referral?
Does anyone have to work tomorrow (not given Friday off for the holiday? Or is their company giving Monday off instead? Or no holiday at all?
Did any USDC folks try to ask for remote or work from a different office location after sept 7? Curious to know as I want to work from a location that is not one of the three USDC locations and current team is scattered among all three delivery centers. Will that be possible?
What are peoples experiences and thoughts on requesting to work remote every Fri? It was healthy for me having this in consulting... Seeing if I can ‘secure’ this before accepting a StratOps offer...
Does anyone know if the 60-day rollover rule applies to Pension rollover even if you want to transfer it to an IRA account? I moved apartments when the pension packet got delivered and I didn’t get it until a month past the 60-day duration. Now I’m seeing that if you send a letter to the IRS to request an exemption there’s some $10k user fees..? I’m so confused. Is there no way to move the money to an IRA now?
Any furloughs or layoffs at your firm? Moss Adams and Crowe seems like they let go 400 employees each while BDO implements pay cuts...?
Would anyone move to a different firm that is unstable but gives a promotion plus 50% increase for same job?
Anyone have advice about the process for moving in-house at Apple? Soon-to-be 6th year securities/investigations associate at V20 (lateraled from a V10) with FAANG (but not Apple) client experience who would appreciate intel on process, likelihood of success, and Apple in-house culture.
Do you think Alvarez & Marsal will require employees to get a covid booster shot and/or seasonal flu shot?
Alright 🐟 🐠 fam, we’re at the halfway point in the year 📆. Post your miles / status for next year. Me: 55k MQM (didn’t travel much the first three months) but now staffed in SF and based in NYC
Has any big4 folks who are on H1Bs done internal rotations at a different service line within their firms? Can you share your experience on the visa side of things please?
Have an offer from TCS - any comments on the culture, processes and org structure that I should consider ?
Need Advice: I recently cleared the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam which inspired me to go for one other cert in the cloud world. However, I am confused if I should go for the next AWS cert (Solutions Architect) vs Google’s Cloud Digital Leader cert? Can anyone recommend anything here? Goal is to move out of consulting asap and get into FANG. TIA!
Anyone had experience with EY experienced hire? I got invited to this Spotlight on Diversity networking event as part of their recruiting process. Just wondering what to expect. Thanks!
Do associates @ other strategy shops spend a lot of time sourcing/conducting interviews?
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