Q for consultant moms. How did you navigate your career post maternity leave/after the 1 year local project limit? Are projects more flexible with travel for mothers? Can any traveling moms comment?
Any considerations when disclosing to the firm that your wife is pregnant? Debating when to share the news...
My Career Counselor (read: mentor for non Accenture 🐠 ) is expecting her 1st baby! Any gifts anyone can recommend (more on the personal side)? I’m in charge of purchasing on behalf of our office.
Been on mat leave since March and plan on going back in September. What do I tell co workers (friends at work) who keep asking when I will be back? Should I be honest or just stall? I am feeling super guilty about being on mat leave
Do you ever contemplate suicide, (without serious intent) over work frustration/stress? Having a really rough week and afraid I’m going to burst into tears if I explain to my team, but also don’t want to look like a baby.
Any advice for "working remotely" with a 9 hour time difference? Ideally trying to take a vacation
What do people do on vacation? First day of vacation and I can't rest - constant feeling of missing something important from work
Let’s start a conversation around parental leave - how is it at your agency. Does your agency do enough to support new parents? What changes can we make in our industry to better support working parents? Share your stories about being a working parent.
I just cannot get pregnant, I can’t do it. Why ruin my body when my partner won’t have to do anything? Women in my family dont have a history of snapping back😭
Any Dubai recs? I'm thinking about braving the August desert heat and taking a spontaneous vacation.
Going on vacation for 2 weeks and looking for recommendations on business books that you couldn’t put down. Mine are Creativity Inc and Shoe Dog.
What age were you when you had each kid? I'm 32 and we are trying for our first. SO is 36. But the endless relentless lectures from the women of my family about why "it's so late! Hurry! It's going to be impossible soon!!" is driving me insane. Ideally I would want it to be planned and natural, not IVF or anything, but you never know.
Hi Ladies! Does anyone have good recommendations for wireless headphones that aren’t Air Pods? Air Pods don’t fit or stay in my ears (I have small ears and often have to use child-sized). Thanks!
My husband and I are planning on starting a family in the next year or two. I enjoy working, so I don’t expect to be a stay at home mom. As of now, neither is my husband. At what age(or months) did you decided to bring your child to day care. Who watch your child before then? Our family does not live close by.
Doing some benchmarking as we revisit our leave policy. Do any of your firms offer external career coaching for transitioning into / then back from parental leave? Any organizations you’d recommend or things you’ve found to be particularly helpful / successful? Thank you!
Taking a half day of PTO this Friday. Cheers to everyone who can get out of the office early today after a crazy week of grinding. To those who can’t, may the PPT winds always be at your back.
I found out I was pregnant & made a deliberate decision not to reveal this news at work as I had concerns that this might negatively impact my Perf Review (unconscious bias). I informed my People Lead & HR, & specifically requested that they not share this news either. I now find out my PL has shared this information. I confronted her indicating this was not her news to share but she deflected (kept saying it would not affect PA) & inferred I was over-reacting. What would you do in my shoes?
First year C here. Button down + chinos + blazer okay for the holiday party? Too casual?
How do you deal with draining family members? My wonderful mother takes on a LOT to keep the family life running back home (across the country with matters that can't really be helped from afar). She's stressed and every time we chat it's just an endless swell of negativity and problems - we all have our own issues and just having to listen can drain me for the week. She blows through boundaries because she needs to vent and I'm not sure how to protect my energy and still be supportive. Ideas?
Anyone from EY WFH outside the US? Thinking of doing it for a few days, but not sure if I should tell my team since firm policy states we must be in the country.
Did yall file another LCA to add in home address since its WFH eventho you live <50 miles from main address in LCA-office
Are there any Big 4 or middle market firms that have national tax/policy (WNTS, NTS, etc.) practices that won’t work you to death?
I hear daily about how understaffed we are, but I’m currently interviewing elsewhere. Any tips for telling engagement teams / partners if this works out?
7 months in and about to be laid off due to COVID. No idea where to turn. Good reviews, just serious downsizing. Ready to take on my next challenge
for people whose parents might be visiting from India to the States, would you recommend any particular travel and/or medical insurance?
Have a PE-owned company as a client. I’m on a growth strategy case, and the PE folks are really looking to sell this company ASAP. Beyond the obvious “how will this growth strategy boost this company’s EBITDA fast,” what other questions should I be anticipating when presenting to the PE folks?
hey ladies...saw a similar post thought i would ask too. looking for hair stylist in chicago. thats really into hair care whether its natural or relaxed. extra points if their schedule is online for booking!
What’s the average salary for an SVP Creative Director (Copy) in Chicago at a large Agency? (20 YOE)
Got an offer from Guidehouse as a senior consultant in HIA back in January. The recruiter is MIA and not coming up with joining date and giving reasons like other PRoject team was put on bench and they will be allocated first before giving joining dates to the new hires. What should I do...if the recruiter comes back with the joining date. Should I join? What is the business situation at Guidehouse right now?
TSA Lines. QQ: Did you guys experience any longer TSA lines due to shutdown? Should I go to airport earlier? EWR...
Insight into Kirkland M&A (Chicago)? Heard they were allowing permanent WFH, anyone hear this? What are *real* hours requirements (I.e, what kind of hours are associates really pulling)? How are associates treated?
What would be the most useful certification for a generic data analyst to obtain for maximum exit opportunities?
ACN- CFO EV (in consulting sector) Deloitte - Finance & Enterprise Performance EY - Performance Improvement - Finance Transformation Which group should I join &why? Culture,pay, work life balance, etc
CLT drinks tommorow?
I graduated in May 2020 and found myself excepting a Junior Art Director position in Healthcare. I never saw myself in health but with many agencies having hiring freezes I decided to get some experience and save up some money in the meantime￼. Fast forward one year; I’ve added a new campaign to my website and I’m starting to apply to consumer agencies again￼￼￼￼. ￼ Any tips to help me make the transition?￼￼ Any place to avoid? Who have you noticed is hiring again? Thanks in advance :)
Any advice on not letting frustrations come out in an unproductive way over slack chats or other virtual programs, especially as we use these more and more instead of direct discussions?
What is right mortgage rate strategy for first time homebuyer - 2.6% with 1.5k lender credit or 2.5 with 1.8k points fee fee. I am leaning towards 2.5 with assumption that I will be able to refinance in future with 2.4 when rates go down further. What would be your choice
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