Recommendations for an ergonomic chair that won’t break the bank? Preferably one with neck support too
If a firm sent you free tech for WFH (monitors, docking station, keyboard, and mouse), are you obligated to return it once you leave? Obviously will return the laptop, but was wondering if it’s normal/expected to keep everything else. Insights appreciated! (Relatedly: laterals, do your new firms send you stuff or give you a stipend for your home office? Assuming at least partial remote for now)
Industry fish: has anyone successfully relocated to a city from your assigned home office/headquarter?
Anyone use and recommend the kneeling ergonomic chair? Debating ordering one because my home office chair is really uncomfortable!
Pregnant with my second and my oldest will be 23 months when baby 2 arrives. What do I need to get with a second (second monitor, double stroller, what else?) TIA!
I have a doctors note for a standing desk due to back pain. Is this something firms are expected to cover? HR policy doesn’t mention it.
I have a question for LCA requirement. I moved to a new apartment which is 60 miles away from my old one and home office. Would I need a new amendment and can't work until they file it? Should I let my project know about it? Thanks
I’m looking to improve my home office, any recommendations or must haves? Brands/deals/etc.
I requested standing desk(with a Doctor's note), but was declined by HR and Office services, told it does not fit with their Hoteling policy. Anybody else went through this and can share thoughts.
Best chair mat for carpeted home office? Suffering from an unreasonable amount of annoyance caused by the current mat bunching up and small size resulting in chair constantly rolling off whenever I *slightly* move.
Trying to avoid paying an accountant, can I actually write off home office space/mileage if I was just permalancing for 3 months last year? Shouldn’t the 7 months of W2 take care of this 1099 shit?
My partner, who’s a med-school student (M1), literally walked into our home office, looked at the slides I’ve been working on for the last week, laughed, and goes “really impacting the world with those coloured boxes that haven’t changed since last week” and walked away😓
Does your home office location matter for taxes if you live in a different state and never work out of the state of your home office (i.e., your time sheet doesn’t have your home office state)? Thx!
Does anyone have experience with a good design/contractor company to build a custom home office? I want to turn my office into a legit, office space seeing as I spend so much time in it. Any recs?
Despite getting next to no sleep and feeling constipated, I have finally figured out why I have been so happy all day. Summer dress code in the home office!
How are gaming chairs different from ergonomic office chairs? Something like this, anyone have experience?
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Two questions: 1) I’m pregnant with my first baby (16 weeks), any advice on when to disclose? 2) Does that timing advice change given our current COVID circumstances? I’ve been WFH since March, and while the Firm hasn’t indicated it’s going to require us back in, a handful of partners I work have started to mention it. I’d like to nip that talk in the bud and feel like a reasonable way to do that is to disclose. Thanks in advance for any thoughts?
Has anyone been able to get a hold of a credit card company or airline? If you used points to book your flight are you able to get them back for cancelling your domestic flight because of COVID-19?
What are some cool perks for working at Google? May be heading there but these points, miles and flexibility in consulting making me think twice
What % increase in total comp would you require to switch from one Big 4 to another for a similar role?
Is WLB better at S& than MBB/Tier2 or worse? I feel like it’s probably the latter because of Utilization/PwC culture, but want to validate.
Where to prepare for excel assessment test for MI Analyst in Amex GBT? Also what's the level of excel assessment for this position?
I missed my interview and recruiter is not replying to me anymore. My interview was rescheduled but I forgot to change according ly in my calendar so I thought the interview would be at the old slot. I missed the interview with the principal. What should I do?
Hello! I have been working in IT Audit (Internal and Third Party) for the last few years and have recently made a move to a cyber security role at almost entry level in a growing product based firm. While I am really happy about the future prospects here, I don’t want to look lost when I actually begin working. Since I have been in an audit role my entire life, what all resources can I refer to for continuous upskilling? I’d like to have sky as the limit here and would appreciate any help!
EY, did you guys have to go through an “offer approval” process after completing interviews? How long did it take? How likely is it that an offer doesn’t come? Was supposed to be done last week
I got a good thing going on at work. I’m getting book work all the time but I am ready for a promotion. Here’s the thing, I feel like they don’t give promotions out unless you have an offer. My thing is, I don’t like to play that game. If I have an offer somewhere else I’m going to take it. Another dilemma is, it’s seems like everyone is hiring right now and they are all good opportunities. If I wait around, let’s say 6 months, I’m afraid no one will be hiring at that point. What would you do?
I feel like I'm giving away my mental and physical health to this job and it doesn't matter. There's so much drama and it's so political and I just don't want to do this anymore. But idk what I can do instead. Ugh, happy Friday I guess
What firm benefits do you most appreciate?
I got a fat raise and promotion this year but that hasn’t cured my depression. Considering leaving and a paycut to just make it to next year alive.
Is there really much difference between any of the big 4 or even top 10 or so firms? Been at PwC for 3.5 years and considering moving on, no idea what but is there any point transferring Cross firms?
If FAANG PM roles are the new “prestige”, what graduate programs guarantee employment into FAANG at the same rate M7 lines you up for roles at MBB? Coding bootcamps don’t seem to be answer....neither does “Master in X”🧐
Any agencies giving raises right now? We keep hearing the same pandemic-related excuse every week for the raise freeze. I was due for a raise when everything shut down last year, took a pay cut for half the year, and don’t know how much longer I can hold out.
At a lot of biglaw firms, associate raises and special bonuses caused an inversion of comp with counsel and even NEPs. Anyone at a firm that is adjusting counsel salaries to keep pace?
I have a friend who unfortunately was just laid off as a bank teller. He has four years of experience, but has never done consulting. Is this something that he could try his hand at? Or do you think that he should have more experience or certifications under his belt first? Trying to see if he can start as a consultant.
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