This is our first holiday season in the Nashville area, any suggestions on family activities/light displays we should check out? Our kids our 8, 5, and 3.
I want to vacation for forever
COVID policy for interns. How are you handling? Paid time off? Case-by-case? Are you sharing a specific policy (yes, I know it differs state-to-state)?
February I have been on my job 28 years. The owners up and sold the business without a notice. I am salary and have always received my salary on vacation week plus vacation pay. New owners said that’s the stupidest thing they ever heard and it will no longer be received. I’m exhausted giving a job this many years and feeling I now have to start all over. Does anyone have any advice how should I handle this. At this point I think it’s time to find another job but fear of not making as much money.
Who has MLK off as a firm holiday?
Just got a promotion to go to 105k + 10% bonus unlimited PTO (trust me when I say I really use my PTO.. 😂) for embedded software engineer in Melbourne Fl. Should I start looking for a new job?
How much holiday tip should I give to my building? Been here for a couple of years and planning on staying, however, it’s a big building and have 15 people, so wanna also be conscious of the budget. Should I differentiate the amount?
Is anyone new to the city (or for whatever reason), doesn’t have a set friends group, and not going anywhere for the holiday open to the idea of having a Thanksgiving dinner or brunch at a restaurant together? Most of my friends are in late 20s but I am 34F and open to hanging out with any one in 20s-40s :)
Do industry accountants take vacations that are 2 weeks+? I rarely see my clients go on a long vacation but that’s probably due to the audit cycle so I’m curious. Even on Christmas Break some of them are already sending emails on the 26th.
Do you fly out to family for the holidays or do they come to you? We're hosting Christmas for the first time and having the entire family come to town for it. What are some can't miss holiday events in the city? Ideally accessible because my father is in a wheelchair.
What is Vacation buy back policy. Can I sell casual leaves as well along with Regular leaves? I can see in vacation portal casual leaves option to while raising request. EPAM Systems EPAM Anywhere
What do you do for your Senior Managers, Managers and teams during the holidays? Do you buy them all gifts? Holiday party?
Let's start a thread to highlight which industries and/or companies are doing right by their employees this holiday season. Share your job title and what kind of year-end bonus you are getting. (Feel free to share your company's name if you are comfortable doing that)
Attending a company holiday party where they're doing a white elephant gift exchange. I barely know anyone except through emails and IMs given that most of us WFH. Fun but office appropriate gift ideas $30 or under?
Aside from all the usual benefits like paid vacation time, health insurance, 401k matching program, have you ever seen a truly unique business perk?
I have a new lined up - start date is Aug 10. Will my current firm hate me forever if I take 30 days PTO on July 5th and then immediately quit when I come back?
What is PTO at BCG? Not the usual PTO but one used to track projects / resources based on what I have heard
I found the following perks in Deloitte should also be considered at RISE
1. Office Phone reimbursement
2. Well-being allowance yearly 25k
3. Vacation allowance of 25k
4. Amount of Rewards and Recognition min 5k compared to current reward Rs.1500
I got fed up with production support project in IBM as have to work on night, holiday,weekends, no balance but with 6+ year of experience afraid of switching due recession news
Deloitte Tata Consultancy Infosys Accenture IBM
Boss: "Aren't you supposed to be on PTO?"
Overworked employee: "I'm not here in spirit."
Is McK cash flow okay? Hear they are cancelling not just retreats but also in person trainings; my friends are also having trouble being staffed; in addition they are cancelling retreats
Are BCG/Bain also facing staffing issues / cash flow issues?
How many people are trying to change jobs (search for a new job) during the pandemic? considering we have a lot of time to search and interview... without our bosses knowing
Does anyone have a template to poll a TA team on time in task? Trying to evaluate how much time a team spends on Admin duties.
What is the role of assistant consultant in TCS? Team lead or can work as developer also?
I am worried I am continuing to press amazon buy button every 5m just cause I am bored and trying to improve my life. They made it so easy to buy that it’s hard to stop yourself!!
Recommendations for runners shoes? Shoes from walmart destroying my feet. Blisters on both feet. In a lot of pain 😓
Hi, I have given 2 round of Infosys interview in August. On 1 September HR sent a mail for Document submission. Now after multiple follow up HR sent a mail that The recruitment is on hold.
What does this mean. Can anyone help out on this. Shall I wait for offer from Infosys.
I have a handsome client and can’t concentrate when I’m around him. He doesn’t exactly flirt but I feel paralyzed when he looks at/talks to me. This is day 6 of a 3 mth project...what do I do?
Hi there! I’ve been working as designer in Toronto for the past 14 years, mostly for marketing/design agencies. In my role for the last 7 years I have been doing both front end design (html/css) and digital design (web apps/websites). I am looking now to make a move into tech and am unsure what I should be making, as someone who has both development and design skill sets. What are your thoughts on this?
I interviewed second round OCI for a national firm in Dallas several years ago. I thought the interviews went very well but didn’t hear back for weeks. I finally followed up with their recruiter and was told was told they had passed on my candidacy. Now I’m interviewing as a lateral for the same firm in a week and noticed that the same people who interviewed me the first time are on the interview schedule. Any advice on how to handle or a sample response if they remember me from OCI.
I had a call HR discussion last week with HR/finance associate(not sure about his role), We had a discussion and he asked me if I had any offers and asked to share the offer letter to get approval for my expected ctc from his superior,
when can I expect any response from them, can I expect an offer from them, he is not replying back about the status of the offer.
Cognizant Cognizant Softvision
Hi I have 2 offers with me and need advice on which to join
Total YOE 4.5..relevant 2 years
British Telecom 18LPA
Sony India Software Centre 19LPA
Mgr working in EY - received RFE for H1b amendment for new work location... ey immigrtn team has been of no help - they sent a rfe template to fill - anyone share experience how to complete rfe doc
Fishes optum or British Telecom?
What's the work life like in Deloitte India, Corporate Finance domain?
Thanks in advance.
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-Fixed salary 60% of Cravath scale
-No hours requirement. We expect you to work hard 40-45 hours/week, but we’ll respect your nights and weekends (with rare exceptions), and let you take holidays and planned vacations
-Work from anywhere
If it’s a marginal “no” for you, what would push you over the edge?
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I'd work on setting boundaries. Easier said than done, and if a junior in a busy group, that just might be tough. Generally speaking though, you should not be working on Holidays pending some fire drill.
Nothing NEEDS to get done tomorrow.
Ugh, as we all know the cog doesn't stop spinning even when Christmas comes, so what I'm trying to do is just slow it down a bit. I try to set boundaries with clients and fellow associates by not making/answering phone calls certain times of the day, or emails, or I get up earlier or stay up later than I normally would to be able to dedicate more time to family. It's not ideal, but it helps me stay sane. Good luck in managing it all over the holidays :)
If you’re in a free market staffing system, you can attempt to orchestrate a lighter slate of deals our the holidays. So far I’ve been successful each year at billing heavily in the fall to build up hours, letting those deals sign/close by thanksgiving or early December, and then refusing/avoiding work that would extend into Christmas/NYE. I’m sure that eventually this strategy will fail (for example, if a deal gets delayed significantly into the holidays), but so far so good.
Much easier to avoid being staffed in the first place than avoiding task on a deal you’ve already joined.
I am somewhere in the middle...clients are kinda all over the place so I find some days I'm just crazy stressed and other times I'm chilling. Trying to follow something similar to A2 where I time things to fall at a certain point to keep the holidays clear. It does feel relentless at times!
Have your boundaries. This time of the year is very busy and you do have responsibilities and obligations in your role but don't set aside a certain amount of time to do work and do not exceed that time.
I try my best to manage my time. I make sure to finish all my deliverables so I won't get caught up during the holidays. I've been really exhausted but I am looking forward to spend time with my family without any work-related worry.
Do what you can with the time the company provides you to work. If you can’t produce what they need in the time frame they set, than either the expectations are off due to previous employees doing extra production outside of working hours or you need to work on your time management skills. 9/10 times the goals/quotas are not correct due to previous employees doing extra work outside of working hours causing the company to think that type of production is doable in a regular work day.
It reminds me of the story of the Hippo 🦛
A Hippopotamus was not Satisfied with being just a Hippo.
The Hippo would think , “I am more than this, i can do more!” So he Tried to Paint stripes on his skin to be like the Zebra! But he Wasnt Fooling anyone. He even put spots on his Skin to be like the LeoPard, but everyone Knows he is a Hippo! At a Certain Point he looked himself in the Mirro and said “ Hey!! I aM a Hippopotamus, And There Is Nothing I Can Do About IT!” As soon as he Accepted this he Lived life Happy.
HAPPY AS A HIPPO!!