Has anyone taken an unpaid leave on H1b without leaving the country? I am just really burnt out with work, kids and taking care of my wife who is recovering from a severe case of covid. Would love to not work for a month. She is on H4.
Got an intern working under me. I want them to have a good experience but also am struggling because it is a tech project and they are not a STEM major so there is an understanding gap. Suggestions?
Another senior associate just emailed the client to tell him that the PDF the client sent him had two pages that were out of order. He asked the client to RESCAN AND RESEND IT. Like he's never used Adobe in his life? I have no words.
It’s been a hot minute. Thai Basil Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Hoisin Sauce (Keto). My pre-covid work clothes are now loose on me. I’ll have to buy a new work wardrobe wherever that may be. I quit my job and am back in school. Goodbye tax, goodbye busy seasons, goodbye billable hours.. 😁
Have been a PM for my client for the past year, successfully deploying several things. Just got told I will start working with a lower level client associate and I’m being dropped to a BA level...
Is the genetic payload being delivered by COVID-19 useful? Worried that with numbers dropping, I am missing out!
Unexpected side effect of thorough Marie Kondo-ing my closet: online shopping is no longer enjoyable. My wallet thanks me but I need a new hobby to entertain me during my coronavirus self- isolation
Any Internal Revenue Agents here? A couple questions, are you working remote or in office? What is the main task/duty, & are you client facing?
What type of self help strategies do individuals actually find helpful when you feel burn out or stuck in a rut? Any books, apps, meditation, podcasts, etc, others find helpful? I've done therapy and it has definitely helped this past year with covid and a marriage separation, starting to feel like I'm making progress and want to keep up the momentum. Looking to see what type of self help others find actually beneficial and would love to use that to help others stuck in burn out too
Anyone flown recently and needed to show proof of a covid test? Flying American to California for the week and need to know if this Chicago order is being enforced
My firm is virtual - all work done remotely in home office unless on client site. Haven’t traveled since mid October. It’s driving me nuts. What do you recommend doing?
Great vibes with girl after 2nd date, definite potential for more. However, noticed that she adjusted her age by either 1 or 3 years on dating app, and just confronted her about it. She wrote it off due to Covid year, but I find the lack of honesty and real remorse concerning. What would you do?
The client and team loves working with me. I work with someone that isn’t that smart and have received feedback that I get an irritated tone of voice sometimes. Is this anything to worry about?
Has anyone broken up with someone over a difference in COVID boundaries? If so, how did you know it was a deal breaker? I’m considering ending my relationship because my partner is too strict (i.e. doesn’t really leave the house for much).
How to set boundaries at work with the Covid campaigns? We’re already working long hours during the week. I really can’t take this on the weekends too. I know you’re supposed to ‘save your job’ but...
I'm a SM. Have a Mgr on my team who has the tech skills, but basically zero consulting skills. I have to redo everything he does to make it client- ready. #JustVenting
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Told PM and CC that I'm leaving firm. No one has told client yet. 😳. Client is emailing me about future travel plans. At what point should I say something?
I am looking to gain certification or other credentialing in diversity and inclusion, not only because it would look good on my resume both for future job-search purposes and also to become better educated in this area, which is growing in importance. I looked at SHRM's "Inclusive Workplace Culture Specialty Credential" and got a bit of "sticker shock" at the cost - $1,655.00 for members. Does anyone have other suggestions on training/credentialing in this area?
Im currently at 70K and due for promotion. Is 95K too much to expect when being promoted to Account Supervisor internally? (FYI it’s Pharma)
I was asked to do a large assignment for a job interview. A big campaign idea & executions for a product they have. Is this normal?? I’ve been in the industry 15 years and never saw such thing.
Any ACN DXB 🐠 able/ willing to share SM TC ballpark range in S&C please? (Base + bonus). TIA 🙏
Just made the jump to client side after knowing nothing but agency life for my entire career. Creatively, what are the biggest changes I should anticipate? What were your biggest discoveries in making the switch?
Is now a good time to close my position on AAPL? I keep seeing stuff saying the next few years will have no returns. I definitely believe the next 5-7 years will be bright for the company. Although it sounds like that’s all priced in.
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.
How do you all think remote working is influencing gender dynamics in your teams? I wonder if/how relying on virtual comms with no in-person interactions will help or hurt things.
If we had an advertising union no one would be worried if their projects paused right now because they would have health care and a weekly stipend if laid off. Unionize now!￼
MBB 🐠’s, what are some viable options for someone with 5 yrs of ERP implementation experience to join an MBB?
Just downgraded CSR to freedom. About to apply to CSP for the 100k bonus. Anyone know how long I need to wait to get the bonus for CSP while my transfer to Freedom happens? I meet the 48 month reward bonus requirement.
I’m concerned about my mom’s health and want to work closer from home. Is this a valid reason for me to apply to a consulting job that is closer to home? I’m a recent college grad in the US and I’m the only child. My current firm’s office is ~2 hr from my (mom’s) home. I can’t live with and take care of her once the WFH is over. I saw that some of MBBs have offices pretty close to my home (~10 min). When applying to the positions, can I mention that I want to take care of my parent?
Fellow consultants - I'm working on a side project and would love to get your input regarding working from home preferences. Would appreciate it you can fill out this survey! https://shopango.com/pages/work-from-home-survey
You know what really grinds my gears? When the client inserts some incongruous slides in between your perfect slides, disrupting the optimized flow that you had spent hours working trying to attain.
Has anyone here started a non-profit org/ been a board member of one, in USA on H1B? Pls DM w/ your suggestions including immigration attorneys I should talk to. Really want to setup one for a philanthropic cause but google searches call it out as unlikely.
I have an engineering background, graduated last December, and accepted MBB over FAANG (product design & manufacturing engineering offers) . This bowl’s focus on exiting consulting into FAANG (cont)
Anyone looking for referrals for ACCENTURE Global location, if you hold visa , working in some other country and willing to move a different country. Pls dm. I can refer. For your preferred location.
Anyone here invest in index funds? I’m thinking about VTSAX but FXROX has no expense fees so it looks enticing. But I hear most people rave about VTSAX
Working in Tokyo and the only American/consultant. Unlimited expense account. Consulting lottery?
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