Does anyone know of any in-person volunteer opportunities in the DMV area? Taking some time off and need a break from my computer :)
Just got free weekend night reward from Hilton for spending so much $$ on my Amex HH card. Haven’t looked into details yet, but anyone have difficulty using this (calling and booking the room)? Are certain brands excluded? Is it easy to combine with another booking/to include on a vacation?
My manager thinks that because I WFH, I shouldn't be allowed to take sick time. If I do take a day off, she makes such a big deal over it, and makes life miserable for days afterwards. Problem is, I work in HR, so I'm really not sure who to go to, or if there's anything I can even do.
I’ll wait till the holiday weekend ends then send out a survey to get an idea of the demographics we have in this group
Email from RM: “having firm approved PTO and scheduled plans is not an excuse for not showing up to an inventory count if an emergency need arises.” Well good luck getting me to show up.
I am headed for a beach vacation with my husband and need some cute outfits for the weekend. Most of the stuff I own is formal / wear over jeans for a night out kind. Anyone has any suggestions?
I, a childless woman who does not plan to have kids, am jealous of the parental leave parents get to take from work from choosing to have a child (a big life event). I 100% understand that they are working in a different way by taking care of the baby and being deliriously worn out in the process, but it makes me sort of jealous that unless I have a kid there is no life event that I can take ~3 months away from work to focus on and enjoy, plus have my hours prorated and a job to come back to.
Interesting statistic I just saw: Today 50% of women aged 30 do not currently have children. This is the highest it’s been since they began keeping records of it. 🤯
Yikes - was communicated a deadline for next week yesterday afternoon (approx 36 hours before my PTO begins). I have no intention of opening my laptop after tonight until Jan 3. How do I tell them this kindly? TIA
Nanny question - we provide 2 weeks PTO and 5 days sick time per year. If the nanny doesn’t take PTO or sick time, do you pay this as extra? Or do we request that she must use it? Just realized we did not have this specified...
Being from a Protestant background, my celebrated holiday is Christmas, and I don’t have experience in celebrating others. Some of my colleagues celebrate Hanukkah, and I’d like to give them gifts in a way that is comfortable to them, but I’m not sure what that is. Anyone have experience with how I might do this? Am I overthinking this?
Hoping to do a 4-7 day end of an Australian vacation in the Philippines or Indonesia. I would love to do some hikes, beaches, and/or see a cool food scene. Which is better for those?
How much work do I have to send to get the dope holiday boxes from CT? The paralegal and other junior each got one and I'm super jealous.
St. Monday! Very educational read https://www.fastcompany.com/90309992/people-fought-for-time-off-from-work-so-stop-working-so-much?
Leaving for a week vacation and feeling stressed about taking this much time off consecutively. Only in finance.
Is anyone else stressed out to the point that they can’t think straight and make bad decisions? I’ve taken time off from work but can’t seem to get my mind right. My family really stresses me out too.
I'm working on depo outlines for depos being held next Thursday and Friday. Can I just bill these hours to January as I really don't give a shit about my December hours (slow month at firm overall and had time off) and would rather it look like I just had a killer January...
How do you leave work for in-person interviews? Do random half day PTO’s look suspicious? I currently work at a small agency in the suburbs and am trying to find an agency in the city.
Headed to London and Edinburgh for a 10-day trip next week. Glad to have taken time off and looking to have some quality time with wife and 3yr old toddler. Looking for tips on what to pack for london
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Do any of you get bespoke shirts and pants made from one of the online bespoke tailors? If yes, which one? Your experience?
When your manager provides bullshit feedback based on inaccurate data on your performance& you can't do anything about it - because reviews are already submitted and overall it might not matter - a$&@
Does anyone actually prefer a 2 wheel roller to the 4 wheel spinner? I don't get it but I still see consultants with 2 wheelers. I find it so much easier to walk the 4 wheeler alongside me.
Any United status promos going on? Have no status and flying into ORD for the next few months
This is John... Who's on the line?
Uber driver started singing to John Legend this morning. At first I was like "bitch don't even start" but turns out the man has pipes. Not the worst way to start the morning.
Good NPR podcast. Anyone seriously consider changing careers and becoming a coder? http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2015/11/03/451999158/the-un-college-thats-training-100-000-app-developers
When do you know it's time to leave consulting?
Analysts be like: hello from the other slide
I’m convinced LinkedIn is the most disconnected and dystopian group of people. I just saw someone make a post about how kind they were for taking a chance on someone who has a resume gap because they were taking care of their dying family member. Last week someone thanked their boss for giving them time off to give birth. I have nothing constructive to add — I just want to emphasize how ridiculous people are.
Currently doing the delta challenge with 4 return trips to get gold. How does it know which flights are work vs personal? It mentioned only work flights would count.
Client asked me to date her daughter 2 days into the project - client relationship win?
Are internal consulting roles at a prestigious company viewed on the same playing field as traditional consulting roles? (I.e internal consulting at American Express versus consulting at the Big 4)?
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