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 🥴
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.
Interviewing for MIT Sloan Fellows MBA (1 year program) shortly. 10YOE and joining MBB in a couple of months, post-MBA level role. Reading some previous FB posts disparaging the SF program and feeling a bit downhearted about it. Are Sloan Fellows really looked down on by the normal (2 year) Sloan MBA program? Are there better alternatives for a 1 year MBA? MIT has been a dream for a while but it’s kind of like being told your baby is ugly…
Miscarriage earlier this year and haven’t been able to get pregnant since. How do so many people deal with the stress of TTC and sadness from loss while doing the type of demanding work we do? I’m really struggling 😔
When and how do you tell your group you are pregnant? Especially considering if you are in a small niche group and/or considering not returning after birth
How did you minds stay focused during your last trimester? I’m due in January and I am on a project until thanksgiving! I am not interested in work at all, I just want to stop working & mentally prepared for this baby. I’ve been on engagements non-stop my whole pregnancy - sorry venting a little 😩
Hey all, when would you say is a good time to inform your direct manager of your upcoming parental leave? Wife is expecting but not sure when I should tell my boss so we can plan on transitioning / back filing before I’m out. Thoughts please?
Hypothetical here: you are a parent and your child got into two schools for undergrad. The first school is a US top 30 University out-of-state, but you have to pay full sticker price ($60k+ per year). The second school is a good in-state university and 20% the cost. If your child goes in-state, you agree to invest the residual ($50k per year) in an S&P 500 fund that releases upon graduation. What is the best outcome for your child?
I work with several people with kids and I have noticed quite often that they completely disregard any issues of people with no kids and try to one up work life imbalance conversations with stories of them being parents. It must be hard being a parent but I don’t think people at work should be treated differently or given any additional consideration just because they have a kid. You already get parental leave so If I’m expected to work 12hr I ask the same to be expected from my peers with kids.
DT maternity leave policy?
Baby outgrew the nuna pipa in his 6th month… what car seat would you all recommend? Kinda confused and haven’t done enough research around this because I thought this day wasn’t coming around for atleast another year! Apparently not! Any recommendations on what we could go for?
EY 🐠 - Are there any issues with dad's taking the full 16 weeks for parental leave? It says primary care givers only. Thanks!
Opposing counsel wants to force in person deposition even though I put in writing that I have a medical condition making me susceptible to covid. Should I admit I’m pregnant if it goes to motions?
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?
Thoughts on quitting during parental leave?
Hi fam! Me and my partner (females) just got an oral consent from my partners best friend (gay male) to be a sperm donor. Anyone has experience with this? I know lesbians usually go to sperm bank but we wanted to know “baby daddy” and have him involved as a godparent and when kids ask questions introduce him as a father. Personal life stories and dos and donts welcome. All my friends are straight or gay men so I have this resource and general internet.
How is it that you can fly with a baby in your lap with no seatbelt—yet laptop in the seat back pocket is not allowed. I promise you getting hit with a projectile baby is gonna hurt!!
As a male mid-level/senior associate, can you take the full parental leave (10-14 weeks) and come out without impact on partnership prospects? What are questions I should be asking to get at this issue before accepting a lateral offer? Quiz recent junior partners with kids? Seems a bit aggressive but may be necessary.
Hi! Anyone works in Accenture/Globant/Infosys/Wipro/Everis/IBM/Deloitte or other IT services companies and can tell me how long are the maternity and paternity leaves? And any other benefits regarding these leaves. Thanks!
How do you deal with overbearing mother? Mine can’t come to terms with the fact that I have my own life, travel, live far from home, etc. and always compares me to her friends whose kids call daily...
Anyone signing up for the classroom manhattan GMAT course? Trying to decide what day to have class 🤔
Anyone else on WFH Fridays like to get up around 5am, get all their shit done from the day by 10am, then basically be done for week with the exception of unnecessary meetings?
Hotspot recommendations for son starting virtual high school? He also will be playing Xbox using the hotspot from time to time if our WiFi lags. Thinking around 10gb should be fine but idk anything about hotspots or price points. And recs?
Hi Fishes Have few questions about JPMC:- How is JPMC culture and job security? How much should one expect from JPMC for VP (Java) position in Hydrabad with 16+ YOE ?
Jazzy new expense app. Let's hope this saves more time! Thanks to whoever worked on this.
Is there a time when people generally “start” work remotely? Back when I was a summer before the pandemic, I commonly saw people go in between 9-10 am but I didn’t know what the norm is now that we are remote. I see emails at 8 am and I’m not sure if I’m expected to respond then or not. Also if you are on a deal where some of the members are in NY and you’re in the Midwest, are you expected to go by their times and be on when they are on?
How is the cloud engineering practice at PwC WLB, culture, projects, colleagues. I’m also located in Philadelphia can anyone make a guess at pay for an associate level?
Currently interviewing and looking for inputs on the salary range for Senior Consultant (S1/2) in EY Business Consulting - Supply chain based out of Houston, TX. No MBA. 3.5 YOE (No B4 experience).
Hoping to seek everyone’s advice here! I recently moved in-house and have more free time to invest in myself. Which direction would you suggest that I look to for growth? - UX/UI - Coding - Data Analytics - SHRM - PMP - Others?
About toxic work culture, will you know it when you see it? what if it was your first job: what would be a red flag for you that the culture was toxic?
Has anyone in a smaller city taken a pay cut to leave consulting? I'm burned out, but trying to gauge if its worth leaving the six figures salary for my work life balance back. My city doesn't have as many options for my skillset
For the past week or so, I have been gorging on so much food with little to no exercise. I am giving myself permission to do this in the holiday season, so no guilt :) but I just noticed today when I was walking uphill, I was panting and breathing heavy, when this has never been a problem for me earlier! Please tell me this is temporary and I’ll get back my energy and lung capacity 😩
Considering an “attorney development” role at a big firm. Currently midlevel at a big firm. I would be helping with career planning, reviews and staffing. The attorney development role is low six figures (less than market 1st year salary) and 9-6. I don't hate practicing law, just looking for better hours and long term viability. appreciate hearing from anyone who knows folks in similar roles.
Thinking of relocating out of the Chicago area to begin to subtle down. Does anyone have recommendations on states/areas to move to for cloud engineers/consultant that work from home?
Can someone please explain why in store grocery shopping is considered safe? I still feel like that’s covid central.
Has anyone went through the Consultant Development Program for Financial Services at EY? I’m interested to know the salary range. (2YOE)
Chicago Tribune: Huge crowd gathers at Rotary Hill near Naperville District 203 offices to demand area schools reopen. Hundreds of Naperville-area parents & students rallied Monday to urge local school boards to bring students back to the classroom and the playing field. Hmm...so all these parents just want to send their kids into schools do die, right? And kill all the teachers and their families too. All out of pure selfishness.
(First ever post) I originally I joined this app to learn from others in consulting on a variety of topics (gender perspectives, comp, tips/ recommendations). Ever since downloading, I see more hatred and people making judgements on others with little context. Consultants are supposed to problem solvers but instead of people sharing perspectives I feel I’m back on Twitter reading threads that only create hate. Anyone else feel that way?
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