Which firms have unlimited PTO?
Just got pregnant. My baby supposed to come May 2022. I work at pwc and we have busy season Jan-March. I wanted to do my baby moon end of March and take a 2 week vacation. I m so scared to even ask HR if that’s okay. This is my first pregnancy btw. Has anyone ever done this? TIA
Do production companies still give out holiday gifts to agency people? Did you get anything good this year?
When's the best time to take PTO ... when you're staffed on a long project or on the bench
👀 Still looking for an apartment swap in NYC. I have a clean apartment in Mexico City. The dates are October 27th to November 3rd, Day of the Dead holiday weekend. With LOTS happening. Located in the best area of Mexico City with a ton of restaurants, cafes, and parks. High speed internet with standing desk, large TV, external monitor, and more. Message me your email or phone number and we can text to exchange pictures and more information.
Gave 2 wk notice, last day 7/20. Lead 2 analysts - 1 will be on pto today until 7/20 (so today is last day w him) other will be here. How to communicate departure? (Contd...)
Has anyone taken an unplanned vacation before? Asking for weeks off when just two days before you want it.
Over the holiday shut down I want to really do some things to have alone time and relax. Anyone have a recommendation for a great spa anywhere that’s easy to get to? Either in NYC or an easy place to get to outside? I would love a spot with a serenity room and with hot tubs etc. please share anything you know and if you recommend a specific massage therapist or treatment or anything. Or if you have other spots like Buddhist temples or anything where I can get some relaxation. Thanks!
At Deloitte toronto, aside from the 20 vacation days, is there any sick days or wellness days? I’m a manager btw.
Best “Bonvoy” property in Hawaii for a personal vacation on points? Open to any of the islands.
Do you keep your automatic replies internal only, or do you use for external (aka client) emails, as well? I’ve gone both ways but have noticed increasing trend to keep internal only. I have a classic situation coming up where my project was delayed, so it is now overlapping with vacation. I am very tempted to go 100% off email (colleagues/clients have my cell) but wondering if this will reflect poorly on me and the firm.
Does deloitte pay out all your unused PTO when you leave the firm? I may be moving to a new company and I'm trying to look this up.
For those of you who left a FT job to start freelancing, how long did it take you to land your first gig? How much time off between gigs do you consider too much?
What’s the common etiquette on taking vacation before you quit? Is it okay or is it better to just quit and not take vacation? I’m working for a ~20 person firm
First time in a really long time that there's no line for TSA PreCheck. Guess the other road warriors are on vacation.
Going out of the country on pto for the next three weeks. DTE only lets me do up to two weeks in advanced. Is there any way to submit my timesheet for the third week? Or just do it when I get back?
Preping up for aws data analytics speciality exam. Going through udemy course for prep. Any exam practice cheats heats or typical topics I need to focus on. Exam in 3 weeks and I have 2 weeks vacation to prep
My dog was diagnosed with cancer today. He went through extensive medical tests in September and he was fine and now the cancer has reached his lungs and come too far for us to doing anything about it. He is my first child I can’t handle this pain. He will have 6-8 weeks at best.
What's the compensation for Directors at PwC DDV? And how is your life as a Director in the practice?
If there was a podcast called “Consultant Confessions” that featured 15 minute episodes of *anonymous* interviews with consultants who tell ridiculous stories about things that happened on the job, would you listen??
Recommendations for where to open a Roth IRA and how to maximize returns? I currently have a Roth IRA certificate (3.2% rate) but the rate at my credit union for a regular Roth IRA savings account are really low.
Anyone switched from an indirect tax position to a tax technology position at the manager level? What was you experience?
I have a potential lead at a new firm, primary client is the federal government. Worried that jumping to federal consulting this early in my career will prevent me from moving to commercial work in the future. Has anyone been able to shift from federal work to commercial or is the transition not possible?
Playing hardball with a big agency on a contract hourly rate is terrifying but I’m staying strong for now. Wish me luck
Any experience with working for CITI (US)? Sibling is offered a role and is wondering if she must accept? She is looking to establish WLB considering her 6 month old baby still needs her time. Will moving out of a big 4 and getting into an industry role with CITI help her ? Any insights much appreciated!
Now that the cases are rising and i feel like wfh will be here forever. I am looking into my wfh setup. I have standing desk, ergo chair, monitors, and keyboard. What other things i can add to improve my homeoffice? Is footrest worth buying?
Loved Downton Abbey. Currently watching and loving Grand hotel. Any other such movies out there on Netflix ?
🐠 With a windowed parent - what do you say when a coworker asks about your deceased parent? (e.g. "What does your dad do") The truth can kind of kill conversations, but lying doesn't feel great.
When interviewing, is it acceptable to reach out to target company’s current employees, outside of the formal recruiting process? I wanna learn about culture etc. Do I have to tell their HR about it?
Does anyone have to use an online lesson book?
Does anyone work in cloud strategy? I am just about to matriculate out of ccg into cloud strategy group at Deloitte. What sort of work do they actually do? (I’ve seen previous posts but not much detail) Also, do other Big 4, ACN and MBB also have cloud strategy practices? If so, how do they compare?
Hi! Does your agency have rules about Slack or how to interact with folks on Slack? Asking because of this piece about how Slack was/is used at Away: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/12/5/20995453/away-luggage-ceo-steph-korey-toxic-work-environment-travel-inclusion
Did anyone go from Big 4 to Big law here? Wondering what that was like/if it’s even possible.
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