So I have a child with a disability (lots of therapy, special school, etc.) & my job knows and has been flexible. This thanksgiving week I was going to take off the whole week. I had to have a bunch of work done prior to leaving and I was so overwhelmed with work and day-to-day that I turned in some stuff late I apologized AND right after she realized I messed up a marketing campaign big time. I’m so scared I can’t afford to lose this job and I am so upset I let my personal and work mix. Advice?
Do any of your kids make these moaning noises in class? Mine do, and I find it grossly inappropriate and disrespectful, but I’ve figured out how to stop it. I asked the kids if they care to have me meet with their parents, themselves, and the principal all together so they can describe what these moans sound like and why they are making them. A colleague of mine had this problem in her class and my suggestion worked for her too. The room gets quiet fast!
Trying to get pregnant and not sure.if work or stress has a part in it. I like my job and want to grow but also want to have kids. When is it too late to have kids?
Hi! I am looking to a buy a new home in Brandywine, MD or Upper Marlboro, MD. I have 2 kids. I’m looking for what’s the most kid friendly, close to DC/VA (I work in Arlington), best options for daycare/schools/pediatricians/hospitals etc.. Any advice on both locations will be helpful! TIA!!
I am a consultant on a transformation program at a multinational. The person I report to didn't interview me; it seems i was flung onto her. For the first 3 weeks she seemed helpful / friendly. She then took 1 wk PTO. During that time I implemented changes (with the full support of her boss, who hired me). On her return she complained about the changes / took time to adopt them, even resisted/tried sabotage. She seems threatened by me. I think I should leave, I don't need the stress. Thoughts?
Seems like the tolerance for having babies home during the work day is getting less now that it’s been a year and vaccines are here. Is everyone ready to go back to traditional childcare arrangements?
How much do you typically contribute to a group gift for a coworker? (Ex. baby shower, wedding, etc)
Moving to take advantage of these rock bottom rents. Have never considered living uptown or anywhere above 59th. But looking at some really nice places in Yorkville. Anyone live up there? My parents took me to Charles Schulz park all the time as a kid, and it seemed like a magnificent journey. I know Q train has def made it more livable. Thoughts? The apartments are big and nice.
Anyone not love the parenting part of having a young kid? I love my 15 month old but I’m just exhausted and feel happier when he’s in daycare. He’s just a cranky human and teething and I don’t know what to do with him all day in the weekends. I am still very selfish and enjoy my time to get things done. (I’m on meds so not post partum). Just feeling guilty about not loving this stage
Q for those DWK: if you make more money (as a woman) than the father, is he still obligated to pay for child support?
A close friend (who is physically distant) is giving birth to her second child next month. She didn’t register for anything because she didn’t need anything and lives in a small-ish space so doesn’t want the extra stuff. Any ideas of gifts / nice things I can send her either before or after giving birth? What would you have appreciated?
The company I work for in the construction industry is revising its parental leave policy. I’m aware of lawsuits related to equal bonding time. The updated draft policy gives 8 weeks to birthing parent to recover & then 4 weeks to each parent for bonding. Reactions? I would appreciate any insights.
Had anyone at PwC had babies 14 months apart? Any limits on parental leave with the births so close together?
Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO /Consulting firms / Impact organisations. Please share if there are any leads.
I have worked in Education, Skill development, Child protection, Health and Adolescent and youth empowerment domains.
Preferred location : Bangalore, Mumbai
Hey ladies, any advice on starting a new job and sharing your pregnant? I start a new role in a few weeks, I’ll be about 11w when I start and it’s fully remote. Any advice on how to share / when? This is my 4th round of IVF (no children) and I’ve miscarried in the first before so I feel like I wasn’t sure if this is/will be something I need to share but things are progressing well and I’m not sure what to expect. I’d like to wait till around 20w or so if possible, is that bad?
Currently have a 5th grade girl who is struggling with classroom behaviors and choices. When questioned, she says she wants to be a boy, but her parents won’t allow it. Obviously, she is struggling with more than making good choices at school. Her parents are very kind and appreciative of all we do for their child, but they are also clearly struggling with this. Anyone ever been in a similar situation or have some advice on how we can best support the student?
Hi, does anyone know when an employee becomes eligible for maternity/paternity leave at either Gilead, BMS, or Merck? For NVS, it’s day 1 of employment but not sure if that’s common within the industry.
I have given counter offer to DBS with 25 LPA (Fixed) + 2.5 LPA (Variable).
They are saying for the experience of 7.8 years they can give max of 25 LPA (24 LPA fixed + 1 LPA as pf deductable) + 2.4 LPA Variable and cannot increase more than this.
Tech stack: Java, AWS, Spring Boot.
How should I convince them?
Planning to move to SF within the next few weeks from East Coast. Anyone here that recently moved & was in the market for a decent 1bd apartment in the downtown area? Looking for some apartment recommendations as well as cost per month with any move-in offers. Looking to narrow down my search to 7 to 10 buildings for seeing. I would very much appreciate any info
Is there an argument that unions make better creative? I think creatives are afraid that unionized agencies would be one more reason to take creative in-house. Or, can in-house creatives unionize too?
If you were offered a role working with agencies at Meta/Facebook, would you take it? Is there anything lucrative or attractive about working there?
I got the amounts of FNF from Cognizant today but still the FNF statement is not present in always Cognizant. When can I expect the document with detail of FNF settlement.
My 8 month old has been sleeping through the night since she was 2 months old (like 7 pm- 7 am, no feeds)….but recently has started waking and being inconsolable at various parts of the night. Even daddy can’t calm her, it’s only me (and usually me nursing). Has anyone gone through this?? Tips for not creating bad habits/undoing her previous routine? I feel like we jinxed ourselves with our luck the last few months…😢
Asking for Referrals.
I am a current graduate student at Carnegie Mellon, will graduate by December 21, 2022. I am currently looking for full-time opportunities in Data Science and Machine Learning fields. I have 3 internship experiences in AI/ML last summer at Pittsburgh and 2-3 years of professional work exp as Software Engineer in India.
Thanks for reading.
Any good book recommendations?
Is traveling ever coming back to B4 advisory?
Hi ladies! I am seeking advice as I am torn between between prepping and applying to MBA or FAANG jobs. I currently am at 4.5 YOE, 150K base, engineering manager. My network has advised that an MBA can help pivot careers as I’m exploring content strategy (Netflix). One of my goals is to also work in London. I will add that there is an expectation in my family for higher education and candidly, my longer term goal is a CXO position. Thank you!
What’s the best way to break the news to your boss that you’ve accepted a new job?
I am anticipating it won’t go over well and will be taken personally.
In line with the bed bug convo below - any tips for how to immediately check for bugs in a hotel room? New to traveling
Hi All, I recently created my AWS Solutions Architect Associate certification exam and working towards Professional certification. Do you think I need to take AWS Developer and DevOps certification before I go for Solutions Architect Professional? Any advise would be appreciated. Thank you.
I’ve been clean for about 6 years (with NA) and started to use kratom 6 months ago, without fully understanding what it really is. I’m really ashamed as I realise I relapsed.
As there ain’t nothing like a free lunch I should have known earlier feeling like that wasn’t right. But I guess I lied to myself.
I’m 35 hours off it and negotiating to go to the bodega and get some. How long do withdrawals last? Will tomorrow be better?
I need help making a decision. I’ve been accepted into both HEC Paris and SDA Bocconi. Both are $62k euro. HEC is the better program with connections but I love SDA culture and people. Pivoting from cyber consulting to luxury management.
Hello, I am from IBM Consulting and have an interview with IBM Software Labs in a couple of hours. What can I expect in the interview? Is it too tough to crack?
What is the average age to buy one's first house or apt? I want to look into flipping property as a passive source of income but am still at a stage in life where I want to be flexible on location
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I’ve been unemployed since May of this year and have been applying for HR/people ops coordinator and recruiting coordinator roles with no luck. I’ve managed to stay positive until today after getting an email that after 3 rounds of interviews I didn’t get the job. Any recruiters out there hiring for remote or hybrid (nyc area) roles?
Does anyone have advice on what legal implications could be faced when an employee has sex at the workplace with a client?
Any suggestions for continuing to sharpen my skills as a recruiter when there's no TA manager and no "mentorship" in the company? I'm a 1-man recruiting team and the rest of the HR team is not as knowledgeable in the scope of recruiting.
I’m considering making a career switch to HR (in Canada). Do I need to get any professional certifications or go back to school?
I work in an old school company that does not allow anyone to work remote except for management if necessary. Ever since the pandemic started, it’s been a regular day reporting to work and sitting in the office all day. Due to Covid, we decided it’s best to not meet in person but stay in our desk and talk via Teams/zoom. I am now struggling on finding a remote job because I don’t have any remote work experience. Any tips on how to get a remote job in HR?
Hi Everyone! Has anyone transition to Virtual Assistant after working in HR for a short period of time? Pros or Cons? Any Advice?
*URGENT JOB NEEDED* - BDM/E-com account management roles
Hey all, as I see a lot of recruiters in this group I wanted to know if anyone is hiring for BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER or E-COM ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT or VENDOR MANAGEMENT roles.
My husband is relentlessly trying to get a job in Canada/US but he is getting either regret mails or no response for referrals.
It would be really helpful if there is anyone is hiring for such roles or if you can refer to those roles in your organization. TIA :)
So the new President SAP North America preaches DE&I at every meeting and his first 2 executive hires have been middle age white guys SAP
Like most companies who are finally seeing the value in prioritizing diversity in their workforce, I’m curious if anyone has suggestions for any new creative talent databases that have surfaced lately that highlight under represented professionals. Would love to hear about them all! Thank you!
SPHR exam- has anyone ever been “randomly selected” for an application audit? This just happened to me and the sheer amount of effort that is going to go into collecting all the documents almost makes me not want to follow through. Since I didn’t finish undergrad, they’re asking for a copy of my high school diploma or transcript and that itself is going to be an absolute nightmare to get hold of. Guess I’m not really looking for a solution here, just venting.
Looking for some insight into the recruiting process. If a req was taken down after I had an interview, does it mean the job was filled? From the moment the hiring manager makes a decision and tells the recruiter, what are next steps before the successful candidate is notified? Do you have to finalize an offer with the comp team?
The owners of our company like to do a holiday handout at Thanksgiving each year. They used to do a whole Thanksgiving meal (turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pie). Last year there was a lack of available turkeys in the quantity we needed, so we switched it up and did a bottle of sparkling cider with a $25 gift card. This year the owners want to do something different but they are not sure what. Does anyone have any suggestions? We have about 300 employees in one location. Thanks!!
Hello is anyone seeking a Talent Management and/ or HR Communications consultant ?
I am open to new opportunities preferably remote but may consider hybrid or on-site depending on location.
Hi all, as a Talent Acquisition Partner that is looking to start expending my Professional￼ education, would you recommend pursuing SHRM-CP certification?
Hello! I’m new to Human Resources (7 months). I definitely want a career and to be quite honest, make a lot of money. I wanted to know if anyone got their masters degree in Human Resources and recommends it or if studying and acquiring certifications should also suffice. I’m currently trying to decide between aPHR and SHRM. Thanks!
Can everyone please be more transparent and stop interviewing if positions are on hold? I’ve been interviewing for 6 weeks (several hundred) making it to the 3rd 4th & 5th round to keep hearing, “the position is now on hold because of the economy.”
What ATS are you currently utilizing and what are some pros of using it in terms of recruitment metrics?
Hi, new hr manager here. I have a bit of a situation at work lol an attorney has been making insensitive comments to our support staff, is generally distracting and over sociable and I’ve gotten some neg feedback about him. I spoke with him this morning and this afternoon, he went up to his legal assistant with the Amber Heard filter on Snap, started asking her what was wrong, she didn’t like being filmed, was upsetand ended up working from home the rest of the day. I’m not sure how to move fwd…