Hey fishbowl fam! Have any of you recommended one of your students for Kumon, or put your personal child into their program? What are your thoughts from a teacher & parent perspective?

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Biglaw parents with infants who use formula, I’m not sure how you are keeping it all together. I had a free weekend and my friends didn’t, so I (foolishly) offered to look for their formula since they’re running super low. I went to 20 stores (5+ hours and probably 100 miles of driving) before I found the formula they need for their kid (needs a special type of formula for health reasons).

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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.

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I’m feeling down. 😢 After 3 failed IVFs with the last one ending in a chemical pregnancy I sought the opinion of a second fertility doctor. She said given my age of 45, my husband and I had the same chances of getting pregnant with another round of IVF with my own eggs as I would naturally and wouldn’t move forward with IVF, only with egg donor. My AMH is 2.6 and FSH was 7.4 just this past month. Should I ignore her and seek a third opinion? Not quite ready to go down the egg donor route yet.

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COO candidate after his second interview remarking to me about my CEO,
"good lord, she's good looking. How happy is she with her fiancé?"
Me: "Well, her fiancé is the chairman of the board, so I guess you can ask him how happy they are."

SMH.

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My father used to travel to Singapore quite a lot for work and being back those krisflyer magazines. The last page always had a picture of a diver or some other guys wearing a Rolex. Wanted 1 since 8

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You ever miss a toxic SM cuz there’s trauma bonding. Every time I see my old SM I just miss him…even though I had an awful time on the project.

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Hi ladies, I'm in my mid 40s and I think I'm entering peri. I currently have a Mirena but I should replace it again soon, but one more will put me into my 50s(!!) and I was wondering if anyone here knows that they're in peri or menopause without having periods. Is there blood work or something to check? I definitely do not want to have another child accidentally. I've got 5 more years until my youngest is in college and don't want to start over again.

Genuine question…
I have about $3M in net worth (retirement accounts, stock market investments, checking and savings account) Additionally, I have two homes about $1.2M in average market worth. Have been thinking about FIRE but at 2.5% rule I’m looking at about $100K in income annually and about $28K from rental income. Age is 48 going to 49. And one kid yet to start school = $200K college expense. What would you suggest possible options can look like for retirement?

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Found a most enlightening work on decolonial history with tons of TIL moments especially about Anti Colonial movements in Egypt, China, Japan and course India in the 19th and 20th centuries. Most histories this period often adopt a Euro-centric lens but this book flips it and tells the stories of these turbulent times from the vantage point of the pioneering Asian leaders like Tagore, Al Afghani, Kang Youwei etc. Lovers of Asian history would surely appreciate this book

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What's something you dreamed about having in the future as a kid that you are still waiting on? And better question: Have you ever built something you always wished you'd had?

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I’m worried my BF might be getting sick of me during quarantine since I’m the only person he sees. Any tricks to keep the sparks alive? Dating for 6 months, don’t live together.

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Would anyone be interested in participating in a research study? The only requirements are to be a school district employee and have a child in the district with special needs. Please help!!!

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Son’s 2nd birthday coming up.. thinking of opening a custodial account for him and buy a couple hundred dollars worth of a SP500 index fund and continue doing that on subsequent birthdays. Is it a good birthday gift? I understand the drawbacks of a custodial account (losing control once the kid grows up and it affects financial aid etc). I think it will be cool for him to see all the purchase dates fall on his birthdays and teach him about long term investment

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Hi fishes. I am social work professional with 6 YOE in international NGOs. I am looking for opportunities in CSR / INGO / 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

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What is your favorite parent communication tool and why? I used Seesaw this last year and it worked fine, but I’m considering checking out class dojo. Thoughts?

Ugh. First okcupid DTF and now hidden valley ranch BFD. Lazy and trying too hard at the same time. And to make it more relatable to suburban dads, they got the kid to say- I’ve got your bfd right here

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I’m 6 months pregnant and scheduled a 30 minute meeting to chat with my HR rep to talk about our parental leave benefits (specifically how to navigate taking additional, unpaid time)…. She declined the meeting and directed me to review the policy documentation online and email her with any specific questions I have. Is that normal? Feeling a bit unsupported but also not trying to overreact

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I ran into my ex a couple days ago and it’s just all screwed with my head. We are kinda talking and he invited me to his company holiday party to be his +1.

And then he’s been ignoring me.

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I'm in a relationship with someone from a different socioeconomic background with supportive parents (financially and mentally). I grew up poor with absent and abusive parents due to their addictions. My partner makes significantly more than me right now even though I have a better compensation trajectory. I've been feeling insecure when my partner talks about large purchases (car) and how their parents offered support (financially and going to the dealer to help negotiate). Contd

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Friend of mine was working with a desi consultancy. She found a better gig and moved, but the desi consultancy refused to provide an experience letter. They were mad at her that she moved and wanted to give her a hard time with eventual GC filing. Why are people like this? Shouldn’t they be understanding and help her since she is desi too. She reached out to a lawyer and the lawyer mentioned that he has seen such cases, apparently only with desi consultancies. WTF?

Should I get a Dyson fan? Is it worth the price?

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Is it a wise decision to switch from Deloitte to Delta Airlines in India ??

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How much salary will get in TCS for 5 years of experience in Devops profile? Range?

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Please help me if it is the correct HRA deduction

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My job is so freaking stressful being on these phones all day with these rude customers is ridiculous

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Will status for current year still be valid till February of next year in the new combined program?

How long should you stay at one company before you bounce to another? I feel like I've plateaued in terms of salary.

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Hi Guys,
I have 2.8 YEO in SAP ABAP and planning to switch in October with a revised salary. Can I switch with the salary revision letter or do I need to wait for 3 months to show the salary slip to HR?

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How did everyone here get into sales? Would love to hear your stories!

I was getting out of the military, had no directly transferable work skills, and needed to make a living in an expensive city (San Diego). Started looking at my options and found that I could do menial labor for just above minimum wage OR I could learn to get people to buy things and make this wonderful thing called commission! Took a job in insurance sales and the rest is history! Been in sales for about 15 years now ❤️

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Looking to move to Chicago end of Jan/early Feb. Going to look at apartments in two weeks. I have researched and heard from friends that the Gold Coast area is the best/safest neighborhood. Looking for a 1/1 $2K is my limit. Is it feasible? Any other good areas I should look at? My office is near Willis Tower and it’s about a 30 min commute from GC w transit but not planning to go daily. Also - moving from Miami which has no seasons so please share any recommendations or advice. Thanks!

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Client: can we do a deep dive on that?
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Anyone planning to FIRE In India? How much $ are you planning to save

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Pls suggest good IT companies in Gurgaon in terms of projects, compensation, work culture and benefits.

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When you know the Partner is putting lipstick on a pig when telling you why you should be staffing on her/his project, but you’re still kinda curious

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I’m a pleb who doesn’t have ad free Hulu and all these companies feigning concern with their Covid-19 specific advertising makes me want to blow my brains out

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Just saw that. Not a big fan of the LF Coupe but would definitely go with a silver Aperta if I could.

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If anyone is looking to give up their lease on the west side starting Feb, I’m looking for a 1 BR apt. Would like to be near the A line if possible.

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My residing location is gurugram, but PWC SDC base location in offer letter is Bangalore.

By any chance can i request access of their gurugram office and work from here ? Tired of working from home daily. Please suggest.

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Has anyone sold their house to Opendoor before?

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Trying to find the perfect quote to adorn my elementary school library wall. Ive already exhausted Dr. Seuss. Ideas, ready.......GO!

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Have you seen this website: www.mrsjudyaraujo.com? It is perfect for parents or new teachers.

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What are your favorite resources for supporting students with delays and disabilities that impact literacy skills?

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I have no clue as to how to help my incoming 4th graders who are reading at a 1st and 2nd grade level. My district uses Lucy Calkins, which supports stable readers. I’am at a lost and I’m stressed

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Anyone have ideas for “digital” word work? Any ideas for PreK-8 would be appreciated.

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Does anyone have a list of free resources for summer reading? TIA!

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Does anyone use the EL curriculum?

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How do you teach kids high-frequency words/fluency in addition to flashcards?

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Does any one use Wit and Wisdom reading? I am looking for PowerPoints, Slides, Reaources, etc ... 4th grade

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I'm in an under-performing school. We have a lot of pressure on us over standardized test scores for Reading this year. Anyone else?

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Do you think libraries will open this summer? My little guys love to get books at the library. How else can they read books this summer for free?

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I have a new student who is a Spanish speaker. I don't know any Spanish. Any apps/resources that you recommend to help me brush up on my Spanish? Any teaching tips?

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We have ordered books from Scholastic for many years, but I was recently approached by an Usborne consultant. Does anyone have an opinion and/or can compare the two publishers? Thanks!

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What are some strategies to use in guided reading groups to reallly break kids out of RB and into Level A and beyond?

Anyone attending the summer institute at teachers college in NYC...my district not funding this year so looking to find like minded folks interested in sharing an Airbnb for the week!

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6th grade teachers: when you do read alouds, do you read a whole chapter to the class each day, or do you just read for a set number of minutes?- I.e: 10 minutes a day. (Please factor in books like Harry Potter that have pretty lengthy chapters)

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