Let it be known that GroupM HR has been cold and unsympathetic in how they are handling the lay-off conversations and as far as I know, the severance package is about 1 wk of pay per year of service. https://www.adweek.com/digital/groupm-makes-staff-cuts-to-weather-the-coronavirus-pandemic/
When you can't figure out whether there's genuine attraction/flirtation with a coworker or just bonding over busy season trauma, then realize even if it's the former you'd be fired for acting on it 👌
People who have had confidence knocks: how did you get it back? I was laid off, 6M out of work, had therapy, now freelancing but I’m slow af. It’s like my brain only works in 2nd gear now.
Close to an offer for a dream job outside consulting. But wondering - with a seemingly impending recession, is it bad time to leave my 2 YOE consulting gig? Don’t want to get laid off in first months
Do I need to list a three week and a two month summer college job on a background check? I would rather not because I fired, but in my defense, it was for stuff that I was not licensed to do but. Cont
Sometimes I wish I worked on the commercial side for the $, but today I got 3 emails asking for my availability for upcoming Federal roles and I’m counting my blessings 🙌🏼 so thankful that I don’t have to add layoffs onto my plate of mounting worries. Sending good vibes to my commercial counterparts
For those who are approaching the end of 60 day grace period after laid off, what other options did you guys choose in addition to applying for jobs? Change of Status to B-2 or F-1? Filed change to H4? Any other ideas?
Anyone in Deloitte GPS received or heard word of layoffs? If so, what service line and what level?
Laid off from my job after less than 6 months. The reason was budget based, as my firm has been cutting hours for integrated IT audits on non-public entities in order to reduce costs. Any risk assurance roles hiring?
Thoughts on looking for a new position during COVID? Worried about the economy getting worse and additional layoffs, and wouldn’t want to accept a new position only to be laid off shortly thereafter.
Not to be a debbie, but can anyone from the last recession tell me more about layoffs? When would you expect that to happen if things continue as is? And does what account you work on matter?
My husband is a 36year old first year sped teacher. We had our first kid in October and he was diagnosed with MS last January. He was asked to resign or be fired on Friday. How can I help?
What a firm’s December holiday vacation policies? At PwC, the firm shuts down from ~ Dec 24 to ~Jan 2 each year. Does anyone else do this?
Any recommendations for an office chair? Need something comfortable for working from home but want it to look good too (no 90s leather captains chair)
Need an awesome end of the year project/lesson to do with 6-8th reading class. We have 3 weeks of school left.
We all know working in NYC is working in a roided out version of our profession. Wanted to create a place for everyone to talk about our unique experiences. Please share and invite people!
For those who are not aiming for partner, do you have a number (savings or NW) at which you’ll jump? Or is it more of a continue until something comes up?
What are the benefits of being a career agent (guardian, mass, penn etc) v. Broker. Other than the W2 vs 1099 and Pension. Brokers get higher payout but lower renewal Agents are reversed..
Benefits of staying 3 busy seasons as opposed to only 2? I’m tempted to leave for a ~10k pay bump and better hours now but part of me thinks I should get that senior busy season experience
I am 33, joined this consulting firm 6 months ago. Project and company culture are not that exciting already thinking about changing job after June. Husband and me are planning to start family -Cont.
Getting a new job if you quit? Consulting is affecting my health and I’ve been looking but hard to find the time. The old adage is it’s hard to get a job w/o a current job. Thoughts on this?
Weekly travel to Seattle from LA. I live closer to BUR. Diamond on DL. Do I fly BUR SEA direct on Alaska, or deal with LAX SEA direct on DL? Weekly for at least two months.
Just had a fact gathering meeting with new client after having to drive 3+ hours to meet them. I barely introduced myself before I was asked 1) how old I was and 2) how long had I been doing this. I’m c/o 2015 and have been doing litigation ever since. When I explained that this was not my first rodeo, they tell me that they don’t know if they feel comfortable with me handling the case since the named partner also on the file didn’t show up. It’s ins defense case and they aren’t paying a dime...
Hey guys. I'm an HYP grad so plenty of folks in my network at MBB. However, I've always felt awkward asking for a referral. Thoughts on the mental model behind referrals? From both an asker/askee POV?
life lessons to exist (not prosper) in consulting.... say what you mean. May offend a few folks but people will trust you and come to you for honest opinions and observations. others?
Anyone ever interview with ghSMART? Going through process and interested in any feedback or observations.