16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.
For those who have kids or have decided you want to start having kids, how did you know you were ready to start trying? I’m turning 31 and my husband and I have been married for 8 months. I’ve always wanted to have kids eventually, but I’m having a hard time coming to terms with how much life will change and the sacrifices that have to be made. Maybe it’s because social media has made me acutely aware of the the mom struggle. If anyone has helpful advice to push past the fear, please share!
Turned in my 2 wks. EM asked me to stay for another week bc manager will be on parental leave around the same time (and sounds like EM is pressuring him as well). Should I consider at all?? Felt a bit guilty to leave the pressure on the manager…
Car-owners: I scratched my baby benz. Should I go to a body shop this weekend or it doesn't really matter when I get it fixed...
Best examples of ramp back programs from parental leave? I get to choose my own adventure and am curious what’s worked well for others. Minimum hours required hasn’t been stipulated. Thanks!
Parents, what are you doing for college funds? I want to start saving for my kid and don't know where to start. Do you recommend a bank over the others for this matter?
Not nearly enough messages. Was a senior when I had a kid...so nice of KPMG to NOT tell me the way to properly submit for parental leave back in the day.
Wish I were a baby right now. I'm tired and hungry and it would be so nice to take a nap and then cry until someone feeds me.
Has anyone gotten the COVID vaccine while pregnant? If so, care to share your experience? Currently debating whether to get it (I’m 21 weeks) or wait till after birth…
Partner appreciation post: I gave birth a few days ago and was feeling pretty ill yesterday (our first full day home from the hospital). Daddy took complete care of the baby and me, even helping me in and out of bed, feeding me, and helping me pull my maternity underwear up and down in the bathroom. He’s a rockstar!!
Vitamix model recommendations? We are a small family 1 kid. Looking at it primarily to make smoothies, nut butters, soups. Which one would you recommend?
Curious to thoughts on “best time” to get pregnant/have kids. Am currently a first year consultant and would like to have one soon, but worried about my reputation and promotion timing.
New/future dads... is there any websites, blogs or forums that you use to get reviews/advice on baby stuff like strollers, carriers and things in general? Thanks!
I hope this helps a baby fish.
Hey mommas - My baby is 14 weeks old and I haven't gotten my period back yet. I'm worried I'm pregnant again. When did you get your period back? For context, I'm breastfeeding but not exclusively (I am pumping and nursing as much as I can though). I've been on the pill since 6 weeks and my husband used condoms for the first few weeks once we started again. Surprisingly, I can't find anything online that's helpful. Any sense of a timeframe would be tremendously anxiety-reducing!
What is your firm's parental leave policy?
Anyone working for a Big 4 Salesforce practice in Germany willing to have a chat/give a referral?
Anyone else think that death rates post-covid will drop significantly since covid killed a lot of people who were in poor health already and were likely to die in the next couple years?
I’ve herd of consulting firms paying for your MBA program ? Is this true? If so how does one go about this and Has anyone ever experienced this?
When you left accenture and cashed out your PTO days, how long after did it take for the $ to show up in your checking account ? I didn’t get it with my final paycheck
Hertz SPG status match with points double dip is a game changer. Deuces Avis. 5 Star for Plat. Pres Circle for Plat100.
Don't hire Davies and Associates LLC for any of your visa application. They missed my H1b deadline and the reason they gave is that they didn't check their email and messages.
Is there some comprehensive doc that maps MBB consulting levels to typical FAANG exits, types of groups etc? Or is this tribal knowledge?
For Kellogg why are some people interviewing with adcoms and others are interviewing with students/alumni?
Met this guy 1.5 months ago... we’ve been on several dates and suddenly he stoped reaching out 2 weeks ago ... my pride wont let me reach out again 😔 ghosting sucks and at 28 idk if ill ever find a man at this rate
Lockdown epiphany- 33F Has anyone realized they have been single and lived alone for so long, that u could probably never live with another person now? Hopes of finding love had already been crushed real good well before covid. Now this..
Big 4 FDD Partner added me on linkedin and asked if I would like to meet for coffee to learn about their firm. I accepted since I think it's a good networking opportunity but what are some good questions to ask? I'm looking to learn as much about their firm and possibly consider them if they exceed my expectations. Currently S2 at a middle market firm.
Struggling to wrap my mind around how deferred revenue is considered a debt like item. Someone help?
Flight to Dallas delayed by 1.5 hours due to thunderstorms... Get ready for crappy winter delays FB fam
OTS is growing rapidly and leadership has asked us SMs to assist with recruiting. One of our needs is for cybersecurity and data privacy consultants interested in M&A e.g. CISSP, CISA, CIPP, CIPM, etc
MBB fish - anyone offering to do referrals for London (Analyst/Associate level)? 1-2 YOE at T2, happy to share CV/discuss qualifications. McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company
Thoughts on Chime? Accepted offer from Apple then they hit me up with a higher comp band (recruiter not even applied). Add in pre IPO it’s a higher risk higher reward
For big 4 M and above. Reached out to independence compliance desk about reporting cryptos exchange accounts and here is exact language for response: "as of now bjtcoins or other cryptocurrencies are not reportable l. Bitcoin wallets will be reportable in the future but that is also not in effect yet. We have not received information on when these changes will be taking place. For the short term, you do not need to worry about reporting them."
CSR 🐠 Is there an expedient way to add rewards numbers to hotel and car rental booked through the Chase travel portal? Airline was no prob...but can't find anyway to do via apps...would have to call the individual car/ hotel each time (he says with cold-shivers 🥶).
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