I was on PTO last week and had some follow up interviews for a role I was interested in.
The bad news is, I promptly forgot to send thank you notes! (Family PTO in Disney/Kennedy Space Center - so a bit crazed!). I am back in the office today and sent the notes... but, I am wondering how big an issue this could be.
I know I’m supposed to feel refreshed whenever I’m lucky enough to take a nice long vacation, but instead I feel unmotivated and distracted (even after I’ve been back for a few weeks). Anyone else feel this way when they come back?
Do people feel like other associates just avoid work on deals and generally leave a total mess when they take time off (and hand the mess)?
Day dreaming right now about going on vacation.
Would you rather go to Greece, Spain or Portugal? Why?
Aside from knowing vacations aren’t a thing for PMs. How does one burn some time off without keeping tabs on things? (I don’t have an assistant yet)
Shameless request (I'm not at McK anymore): traveling on vacation in Jan on Delta. Could use a couple drink vouchers. Please help.
Tackey request but I'm traveling with my overbearing mom
Traveling to South Beach for vacation. Any recommendations for good bars, lounges, etc.? Something fun and relaxed but not too touristy, more local. Thanks in advance.
Got an offer to Disney, with a title bump to Manager…but with a $30K pay cut. Disney is my favorite company, the role sounds exciting, and I get more PTO, but the pay is low. Would you take it?
My previous firm took care of holiday related expenses if disrupted by work needs which is the general practice in the industry. Not the case at new firm. What are people's thoughts on this topic?
Holiday styles in Atl
Question for those who know the exit process at Deloitte: If you leave Deloitte (put in your two weeks) do they just pay you for your already earned unused PTO or do they ask you to take it instead of working your last two weeks?
Our partner, who art unavailable
Hallowed be thy name
They project won
They work be done
Though not within client budget
Give us this day our billable hours
And forgive us our bench time
As we forgive those who take poorly timed PTO
And lead us not to industry
But deliver us to client site.
People posting about the A-List, you must be really bored — it’s holiday, stop being salty.
I am on PTO and need a van for the weekend should I rent the standard vehicle and get a van or SUV from the lot or pay for the van instead? How does this work? Or will I get an upcharge cont.
Might be a long shot, but wanted to see if this bowl could share any wisdom/insight. A friend has been offered a role as an independent contractor commercial counsel for a pre IPO tech company in NYC (roughly 10-20 hrs/wk) with the possibility of becoming a full time offer. He has roughly 3 yoe and was at a V10 firm doing tech transactions work but took time off for health. Would appreciate any insights into what a reasonable hourly wage would be to offer up in negotiations. Thanks in advance!
ACN: what's the protocol regarding taking pto while on a project ? Choose your days, make the bookings then tell your lead or get approval first then do your personal logistics?
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My husband doesn’t let me go collect mail from downstairs (high rise building) since virus can be airborne in the elevators.. we have groceries delivered to our door (left outside door). Cont...
Are you supposed to earn elite night credit for using Marriott 50k free night awards? I assumed yes, but I used one two weeks ago and have not received elite night credit yet.
Looking to get staffed on social impact projects at BCG as an associate. Haven’t done social impact work before so looking to see if folks have any tips and advice when staffed with social impact.
Are there any major differences between regular case work vs social impact in terms of best practices, lifestyle, working norms, etc?
Anyone just stop & realize how far we've made it & how good we have it compared to our non-consulting peers? Or even think about where your parents were financially at your age? KEEP IT UP Y'ALL 👏🏾
How do I translate my teaching skills (especially soft “people” skills) into “corporate language” so I can build a resume that can get me out of this? 20 years is enough; I don’t need this anymore.
we are #hiring for a
1.Appian developer (3 year- above)
2. Java developer (2year-above)
at Persistent Systems…
Has anyone encountered this error before? We can’t access a workpaper with 70% of the work done 😩😩
For former Deloitte/PwC colleagues, what is your experience like at MBB? I’m talking team collegiality, WLB, work itself, etc.
I wonder if I’m too emotional to be in business / accounting does anyone have any book recommendations dealing with this?
Seems not all, but most people I meet above me in the corporate ladder are kinda of bullies .. I’m just over it ...
Hi there! I’m a new grad PT trying to navigate/figure out what a fair starting pay is and if I should negotiate. I will be working in acute care for a well known hospital in Cincinnati, OH. Anyone willing to share their pay and YOE?
Other. My portfolio was so bad from working at my longest tenured job that it took me an extra two years of applying for jobs between meetings to finally get another offer.
Wow, today is the first time I’ve thrown up from work anxiety. 😂 When you get assigned what you’re not booked to.
At new tech company job, l asked if we have releases for the quotes & images we have of people on our website & if the photos were stock. Was told if you can find it on Google, it’s public domain...
Why only oracle functional people are hired in Deloitte UK? Why not technical? Any idea when will come to know about the Canada transfer?
How inappropriate would it be to talk about being part of an interracial relationship in a essay? Darden apps asks: Share a time in which you engaged with a perspective, identity, community or experience that was different from your own/ how it impacted your worldview? I (white, female) have been dating my BF (Indian, male) for a few years. It really is the best example I have, I can share examples in the comments. But I can’t get over that it feels so “ick” to exploit my relationship....cont
Anyone have an app or Excel spreadsheet they use to keep track of utilization? We just switched systems and our new system doesn’t give us a real time balance of our utilization rate (cont)
Hi 🐠, will be staying in Singapore for 4 days and 3 nights. What do you recommend? Thank you in advance 🙏🏼
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Any product/ux designers within the financial services space?
How does your schedule look like? How much headsdown time do you have? How is your worklife balance compared to any other industries you've worked at, if any?
What NY tech companies have inclusive culture and have good support for their engineering managers? Support in terms of mentorship, training, good organizational structure and processes, etc
Happy Women's History Month!
We're curious - do you feel women are well-represented across professions in your city? If so, where do you live?
Let us know in the comments below 👇
I wish I had found fishbowl and this bowl sooner in my life. I love the advice and anonymity this platform provides. Just feeling grateful.
Hello WiT Bowl 🐟 🥣
I would love to start having recruiting events for organizations that are searching for women to fill technical roles.
I am planning on our first event to be 7/22 at 7 PM EST.
If you are a recruiter or know of a person that would love to present open roles at their company please contact me so we can get you on the schedule.
I am calling this “Tank Recruiting.”
TIA for your attention!
I’m almost always the only woman, woman of color, young woman in any meeting because I’m a technical product manager. I own a major product and I’m great at my job. But it always sucks when there are a bunch of white men, they find it awkward to pronounce my name. So they end up talking amongst themselves about my product and I have to interject. Any advice on how to deal with this?
Currently I am working full time at IT service desk and was thinking to enroll into a degree program. I completed 2 years computer programmer diploma almost 5 years ago and found that I have no interest in programming. I do want to get into business analyst, scrum and IT project management kind of roles. Is Bachelor of commerce major in Business Technology management a good degree program to enroll? Any suggestion is appreciated. Thank you in advance!
Hi ladies! Has anyone gone through interviews for the Facebook RPM program? I have mine in the upcoming weeks and I’d love any tips if possible. Thank you!
I’m close to getting an offer, but starting to feel very anxious about a potential job change. I’m not happy in my current role (not a great product, people are awful to work with). But feeling nervous about something new also being bad.
1. How confident have you been about making a job transition before?
2. Have you ever regretted the move? What have you done next?
I have a business solution for the restaurant industry that I think could be a pretty good idea. Now I need direction, where do I start to look for people to bounce ideas off of and see if we can make it a viable software/app? It’s one of those ideas I don’t want to share with just anyone 🙂.
I know this isn’t a finance bowl but does anyone have a recommendation on a female financial planner?
What’s a great small to medium (50-200) startup with strong focus on company culture, diversity and equity?
Would love advice for getting experience for career pivots and ways to obtain some new skills - volunteering? Free programs? What are good ways to get some background without returning to school?
Have an interview as for sales engineer with google looking for websites/articles to refer to prepare better. Thanks guys!
I have been applying for jobs for exactly one month, prolly sending over 15 applications a day, with or without referrals, not a single lead, not a single interview, not a single follow-up from any recruiter. My profile is prolly not as competitive as I thought it was, given that I moved from a foreign country to the US, but I do have some good experience and I graduated from the one of the best unis in the US. What am I doing wrong? Help!
OK fish! A couple of strange things have happened and I have a question. What can recruiters find out about your job seeking activities. For example, recently somebody in a senior position said “they just excepted a job with you, but they are still engaging with job postings on LinkedIn.” Can a corporate company know what you are doing on LinkedIn?
Anyone here work at Nordstrom corporate? Looking at a Sr. Manager role and just curious about company culture, wlb, are you happy with your salary, etc. Thanks!
I have just passed the phone screen for a job at YouTube (Google) and was wondering if anyone has any words of wisdom for the next stage?
They are very keen to fill the role and I am interviewing again in two days. Has anyone been through this process?
It is for a non-technical role. I am so excited and overwhelmed to have got to this point and want to put my best foot forward 🤞
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