How much weight have you gained during the pandemic?
Anyone here tested positive (or know someone who did) for COVID 2+ weeks after the second Pfizer/Moderna shot? What were the symptoms like? I’m fully vaccinated but feel something coming on and am nervous.
Pre-covid did B4 have Holiday/New Years parties?
Random, last-minute request.
Dallas is hosting “America's Outstanding Teen National Competition” (Miss America-Affiliated) this week and they are looking for one CPA to volunteer/support for 1-2 hours a day (Tues-Fri). Their CPA had to back out today with Covid.
If you or someone you know would be interested in volunteering, I can connect you with the organizers. Good opportunity to give back/support a good cause.
My team wants to do something for the holidays in lieu of an in person event due to covid. Any ideas? There are about 20 of us so zoom calls can get a little crowded
My husband tested positive with covid - despite both of us being vaccinated. He has to isolate from the kids and I which means I am having to solo parent + work. Our kids just turned 2 and 4, so they still need constant supervision. How have others stayed afloat with workloads in similar situations this last year?
On Thursday, the USA had 118K covid cases. Japan has 103K cases in total.
Population of USA - 328M, population of Japan - 127M
Friend of mind has a PhD in infection disease and organized the Covid response for the largest county in large US city. She wants to pivot to consulting, but has no idea where to start. Which firms should she consider targeting?
Moved into a doorman building for the first time on a covid discount. I didn't realize how well off all the other tenants would be, its a bit unnerving.
Best North American destinations for early/mid-October for a 4-5 day weekend? Taking into consideration covid risk/weather/ things to do. Open to fly anywhere. Considering Vancouver (never been), NYC ( are things mostly still normal), Vegas, Hawaii (never been. Not sure if 4/5 days is enough time)
Just arrived to Sydney from Chicago with my wife and 2 sons both under 2. Escorted to hotel quarantine and spending these 2 weeks trying to figure out if I would/could/should make the move to Sydney permanent. Wife and kids are Australian citizens. Made a list of pros and cons- cons column is empty - the only concern is work. How are you folks doing with COVID economy? Are there significant downsizing? How’s the projected technology consulting pipelines down here?
Just got promoted to SM. I worked my ass off for this and am very proud. At the same time, my daily life is exactly the same - my role won’t change and I can’t celebrate because of COVID. Also, I feel guilty because I know so many people who have been laid off during this time. Any advice on how to enjoy this accomplishment and feel the excitement during this time?
Best place to travel to with relaxed covid restrictions that's also beautiful, inexpensive, and has a lot of good adventure spots?
If you are teaching face to face, have you been visiting family members who do not live with you? My family wants to see me, but I’m so worried about spreading germs to them. Sometimes I worry I’m being over dramatic, but then I worry if I loosen up even the slightest something will happen. I live alone, so it’s tough. Any advice or thoughts?
I had an early counsel out at MBB due to a long time on the beach and COVID-19. 1 year tenure. Bad luck, everyone is very sorry, yada yada yada.
I like this job and I know I can be successful at it. What can I do to have a shot at another MBB or Tier 2?
Would prefer not do an MBA since I have an advanced degree already.
Any other options? Thank you!
My sibling told me to call their in-law, who lives with them, and wish them a happy birthday. I would normally go over for any special occasions they host, but otherwise not really interact with the in law at all. I didn’t go this time because they have covid rn, but AITA for not calling?
Part 4: the average American won’t care if you’re Chinese. This Asian family, dad and 2 kids, age 2 and 6 were stabbed, because someone thought they were Chinese bringing in coronavirus.
Do you believe the behavior we are witnessing this year is the new normal or will things return back to normal next year?
Anyone get their interview rescheduled for BCG? Had a interview back early COVID that was going to get postponed but still nothing wondering if others in same boat.
Is applying for fall 2021 going to be a blood bath? Given deferrals / covid related unemployment?
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My wife is looking for open projects in IBM.
Skill set : Java,spring,springboot,microservices
Let me know if there is any vacancies in any of the projects at IBM
There is so much to be heartbroken and worried about these days, but I worry about the precedent set by the Depp/ Heard case. If a privileged white woman can’t discuss her abuse without even naming her abuser, even after a court found evidence of abuse, where does that leave the rest of us?
Anyone want to buy two Rolling Loud 3 day passes? Girlfriend sprained her ankle so I’m just trying to get my money back 🤡
Anyone doing any investing in Charleston, SC
Do any of you spend time on HNBA or other affinity organizations? If so, do you bill your time as non-billable, i.e. diversity? And how do you balance your time going to an events/getting involved?
Anyone moved from NYC and received an Alanta offer-FS? Interested in learning more about the process. I've been applying to roles in Atlanta (mostly consulting firms) coming from FS 10yrs in NY and have received no response.
How do we feel about the avalanche of ai visuals nowadays? It’s obviously super smart, but where does the creative input come from? The prompt? The ai itself? It’s not like we designed this amazing cgi landscape… 🙉
How would you handle not getting a lunch break when you are a salaried employee treating patients for 40 hours a week? I don’t get documentation time either, but all notes are to be completed the same day. Some of us have reached out to HR and we’re told to discuss it with the regional director, but the regional director says we’d have to come in early or leave late to block out a lunch break. My commute is an hour each way, so I’d prefer not to make my day any longer. Advice?
Anyone from McKinsey want to refer me? Think of making move, I interviewed with and got offer from Bain a few years ago but just wasn't ready. Would also like to talk if willing post burner please:
Fellow females - fav perfume?
My students like to pull the "well my other teacher let's us do x, y, z". I know it's manipulative, but it still makes me feel bad and often works. What can I do or say in response without being taken advantage of?
So...what are your social media memorialisation settings? It’s been on my mind a lot lately with my health tanking. I can’t think of anyone I’d want to manage or have access to my social media accts.
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Does anyone know the approximate cost of taxi or Uber from Fort Lauderdale airport to Boca Raton? Planning to visit my mom for a few days next month and car rental prices are insane - way more than the airfare. Is it a bad idea to skip the car rental and just use ubers/cabs? Probably would need 2 or 3 local trips besides round trip to airport.
Anyone else really into real estate pron? Just staring at McMansions you can't afford from all around the world all day?
I'm already done with SF, LA, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Seattle, Atlanta, Denver, Las Vegas, NYC, Miami, Naples, Chicago, Costa Rica, Italy, Switzerland and just finished Scottsdale. 😍
How is your company dealing with Covid.
(Please no arguing but I’m curious)
Our company is making Vaxxed people come into the office but non vaccinated are required to wfh.… I support choice of vaccination or not and this isn’t a post trying to lean to any side.
But I’m more confused as this feels like punishment for getting the vaccine while those who chose not too are allowed to wfh during the holiday season. Our company is required all vaccinated people to come in 3x a week but those who
I am getting depressed with everything - corona, protests, family and friends far away etc. I thought things will get better in June but they don’t look improving...
Can I just say I love these cross industry bowls? Looking at folks with networking on and you people are 🔥.
How bad has your drinking become?
So, when are we starting our revolution? 😡 https://www.businessinsider.com/managers-fire-workers-no-return-office-full-time-covid-19-2022-4
Best standing desk option ?
Deloitte UK - does anyone know the salary band for Manager role in Technology and a Senior Manager in Technology Risk Management? A rough idea please?
General question: is there a way to selectively turn off notifications? A certain thread is literally drowning out all other notifications.
Important supplies arrived today
I went to a physical exam, the doctor suggested a bunch of tests. I said I only want to do preventative ones. He said one diagnostic test is about $300, so I agreed to take it. Because of this one diagnostic test, everything is billed as diagnostic. I got 2k medical bills for the visit, preventative tests and the aforementioned test. Is there anything I can do? I talked to insurance and doctor but they wont budge.
If you go to therapy currently, what format is it? All zoom? In person with a mask?? I want to go back to therapy but the idea of it being on zoom isn't appealing to me.
Any book recommendations?
I get between 4-6 robo/spam/phishing calls every single day. Is this happening to anyone else?
I block every one but they still don't stop. Is there any way to make them stop other than changing my phone number?
I’ve been home with my mom for the last 3 months and tomorrow am finally returning to where I normally work/live. I know I should be happy about a return to normalcy/independence, and I’m only going to be a few hours drive from her, but I definitely am very sad to be leaving and will miss her very much. I’ve seen a lot about how family members have driven people crazy during quarantine, but is anyone else really sad about leaving them? 😢
I find many self staying muted on all my meetings, not offering to present my slides, doing what I’m told without taking much initiative. I’m so tired and lost all motivation after a tough COVID year on top of some long hours. Am I burnt out?
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