Is there a standard rule in terms of how much you save vs. Spend out of your take home income? For long term financial health. About to become a father and thinking of renting a larger place, rent will increase by $500, other expenses will increase by $500 and ultimately I will save 60% of take home. Worried a little and wondering if it's still a good saving percentage.
Does anyone have recommendations for boutique consulting firms for small family businesses? My mother started her own business 20 years ago and is primed to grow but is reaching the point where she needs external help with setting strategies and goals
Has anyone done a 2-hr roundtrip daily commute for years? Unfortunately in this situation due to location of spouse’s job -it’s fairly rural and that area doesn’t have the same level of education (kid is about to start K), diversity, convenience, jobs opps me, stuff to do or parks as our current city has. Switching jobs is not an option for him unfortunately. I do feel very guilty about the long commute for him though.
I’m 4 and half months pregnant. A recruiter reached out. Should I disclose that during our initial conversation? If not, when would be the appropriate time to share that?
First Facebook offer 4 months paid parental leave, now Deloitte. Respect! 👍👍👍 We need more firms doing that!
EY Parental leave question: how many weeks were you actually out? When I took my leave 3 years ago, I counted total of 21 weeks of leave. That’s including one firm winter holiday week. I remember I initially thought I would be back after 16 weeks, but then in the middle of my time off I got an email from Leave Team with the breakdown and it actually was 21 weeks. Can someone who took leave recently tell me the actual number of weeks?
Anyone have recommendations on what to setup financially for a child? Most people's primary recommendation is a 529. Anyone agree or have other investments/savings plans that are better?
PwC moms, looking up the paid parental leave policy. It seems like even though I will be eligible for 26 weeks of leave, only 8 of these will be paid. Is that right, looking for guidance here.
Question for EY moms - my husband and I are thinking about starting a family soon, so I was looking up the parental leave policy to see what my options are. I know some firms have clawback clauses that require you to come back to work for a specific period of time or else you have to pay back the salary you received while on leave, but I couldn’t find anything similar in the EY policy. Does this mean EY doesn’t have a clawback clause for parental leave, or is it just hidden away somewhere? TIA!
Parent has a thrift savings plan and it’s all in bonds which yields a really low rate of return. retiring this year. With coming inflation, would it be a good idea to consider shifting at least some of that into other funds like the C Fund (common stock index) or otherwise diversify? They don’t need all of the money right away but would need to slowly dip into it over time. TIA!
I have 3 bonus kids and 2 bio kids. I am counting the days until my youngest bonus kid leaves the nest.
Nanny cam recommendations please. We have a 3 bedroom apartment so never really bought a baby monitor .
Need an advice, even though I’m an HR. So, I’m unemployed at the moment and want to start looking for a new job. I negotiated my way out for several reasons 1) My boss was not comfortable doing diversity initiative insisting that all lives matter and we’re meritocracy based business 2) I was responsible for 33 countries, which was very demanding in a time of Covid, as I had to be on most crisis committees directly or as as oversight, and at the same time I have a child on spectrum, and with the
What is the parental leave policy at your firm? Please include: (1) size of firm; (2) location of firm; (3) how many paid weeks off (from firm - not state/fed); (4) other perks, such as ramp up/down time, etc.
What’s NYC 2021 like? I moved out over a year ago to raised a fam and hear crazy shi like 5-months free rent now!?! My paycheck to paycheck LES friend lives in FiDi with a doorman now?!? WTF is going on and do y’all prefer the New New York, or not so much?? Btw, Baby Kai says “Howdy!” 🤠
Women who are not getting the Covid vaccine because they are afraid of infertility or the effect on pregnancy - do you mind sharing your reasons why? I’m genuinely curious what resources you have used to make your decision. For instance, my friend says there is an NYU study that shows it has effects on fertility, and I have no clue what she’s saying because I can’t find this study anywhere.
Let's do a salary thread for parental leave policies: Post your firm’s parental leave policy. Fishbowl will circulate the data once we've reached 25 responses, so make sure to share with your coworkers.
I’m not pregnant but I am in family planning mode. Is it worth going full time for maternity leave benefits? Does anyone have insight or experience with self funding your own maternity leave? I’d love to hear about others experience if they did. Thanks!
Fishies who are experts at investing - can really use your advice! I have extra $25K cash saved but don’t know what else to invest in. Already maxed out on 401K/IRA, $ in savings for a rainy day, some $ in Wealthfront, and some $ in a brokerage account (tech stocks, ETFs). Is there anything else I can do to increase returns and diversify my portfolio? In my late 30s, hefty mortgage but no other loans, 1 kid on the way. Thank you in advance!!
So if my kid starts kindergarten next fall, what should I put on his LinkedIn profile? Accomplishments, work / volunteer experience, hobbies, interests - what would look the most impressive and signal a solid kindergarten candidate?
Just realized I mistakenly misspelled the person’s name I sent an email to as part of an interview process. I so hate doing that to someone, do I follow up with a short - “Sorry X I realized I misspelled your name in the prior email, have a nice weekend” or do I just let it be? One letter off, this is what I get for responding on my phone, dang autocorrect.
I am 10 days into my H1B grace period with no leads. Are there any suggestions for next steps?
Have my first call with a recruiter for a solution engineer role this week. How does this call typically go? Any suggestions on how to prepare? Good questions to ask? Thanks!
Feel like my team is getting suspicious of my taking so many days off with short notice. For those not telling your firm about MBA yet, how are you handling the interview process?
Can someone please help me on how I can negotiate a higher salary, when a large component of my total compensation is linked to variable pay. I have cleared the final rounds of interview with a company, where the variable component is almost negligible and they're only willing to give a raise over my fixed compensation. PS The variable pay last year at my current firm was impacted due to onset of covid. :(
Is it recommended to get two full years of consulting experience before looking for a move elsewhere...for more comp (say to another Big 4, industry, attempt at MBB or FAANG)? Already have 8 yoe in the DoD space outside of consulting. And about 16 months of consulting exp
I’m working on an oncology Rx launch. US is projected to account for 80% of sales and US patients are paying almost 3x-5x the European price! Ugh, the rest of the world gets all the benefits of innovation and US citizens get shafted with the cost. Just wanted to vent.
Anyone work in a visualization role at T2? Is it true you are mainly just a supporting role for other consultants and treated as such?
I truly don’t understand how American gets so much hate. Been flying for years and have had nothing but great experiences w AA. I have been treated like shit on delta and united most of the time.
From the point at which you go to your manager about getting a promotion now... how long does the actual process take before you literally get it? And what can you do to speed it up?
Hi Fishes. Just Joined Deloitte USI. Wanted to know how's the work culture for Analytics and Cognitive Buisness line. And my business area is Startegy and Analytics. thanks ☺️
Dear sharks! Help me with online/ classroom MBA program that could be attended during weekends. YOE: 6.5 Role: Project Manager I don’t want to quit my job and pursue full time.
Starting at a T2 in a few months and need to refresh my wardrobe! I'm a male in my late 20s and current company dress code is business casual. What is office attire like and general travel dress code with client? I only have one nice grey suit and thinking I may need at least one more suit?
Seeking benefit clarification - US Health Indursnce says “Employee cover starts frm $17.65 PCM w/ $400 per month contribution by employer”. What does this mean? Worried about mental health costs/srvcs
Multiple calls today with a male client who dominates conversations, cuts me off, asks follow up questions when I’m in the middle of a sentence etc. How do I show I'm the one in charge??
Is it rude to suggest to a new analyst that she needs to look more professional, e.g. don’t show up with wet hair to client meetings (even if on Zoom)? FYI I’m also a female and just trying to look out for these new hires
Will be traveling to client site Monday-Friday for the next 5 months. I’m not happy with it, but I think this will be a great chance to save a ton of money. Tips to achieve that?
MBB helps their employees find an exit opp via alumni connections and an internal job search. Why doesn’t Big 4/ACN/IBM do that? It’s looked down upon to say you are interested in leaving.
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