Curious to thoughts on “best time” to get pregnant/have kids. Am currently a first year consultant and would like to have one soon, but worried about my reputation and promotion timing.
I love business travel. sticking my husband with the kid pickup/after school/leaving early and making excuses to the boss craziness while I sleep in, exercise, work late and eat in peace is bliss.
Parents, what are you doing for college funds? I want to start saving for my kid and don't know where to start. Do you recommend a bank over the others for this matter?
What is RSM maternity policy?
Do people in analytics groups (Quantum Black, Gamma, Lighthouse, etc) get access and exposure to the parent firm's training for general mgmt consultants?
Looking at leaving big law for a small boutique (I would be attorney 3). Current firm offers 16 weeks paid parental leave; small firm is 12 paid. Is 12 reasonable/enough?
Turned in my 2 wks. EM asked me to stay for another week bc manager will be on parental leave around the same time (and sounds like EM is pressuring him as well). Should I consider at all?? Felt a bit guilty to leave the pressure on the manager…
Anyone had negative pregnancy tests but was actually pregnant? It’s around my time of month but no period yet.
We have been quarantining pretty well except for essential grocery runs. My in laws want to meet us. They are also doing grocery runs. Is it alright ? I am 36 week pregnant and my mil is diabetic.
When you had your first child, how old were you? What was your household income and net worth? Did you feel ready financially?
Is anyone feeling the disrespect of students in a classroom? The attitude towards adults when a student is interacting with the said adult. Wow! The mother in me just wants to wash the child’s mouth out for such disrespect, BUT definitely NOT allowed in school. How have kids gotten this far w/o any reprimand for their behavior? What are we teaching them if we keep ignoring….
When leading a team through a reasonably large process change (e.g. changing from non existent to… something), is it a better idea to adopt a Big Bang approach (huge change, but all at once) or through smaller iterative changes (over many months)? What are the pros / cons of either approach? And any suggestions for dimensions to keep in mind when deciding?
My parent's home are in a trust and I am tge trustee. I would like to take a loan to remodel the home - anyone have experience in this? Taking a Heloc or other equity loans for home improvement?
16w pregnant w/ 2nd child and have an interview for a job I want. When should I tell the potential employer? I know it’s illegal to discriminate...but also want to be strategic. Any advice?
Moms, I am 14 weeks pregnant. At KPMG, the new year starts in October and basically by spring of the following year, so April 2021, is when they put people up for promotion for the following year. My goal is to make it on that promo list in April 2021 - But thats when I am due. When should I inform my team that I am pregnant and how do I let them know that I am still willing to work hard for this promo despite my pregnancy? Thank you!
Lady 🐠 - What's S&'s maternity leave policy? Do you get the option to skip CRT? Does it play against you on any way?
Let's get a thread going of parental leave policies? What's the parental leave policy at your agency
Can someone please help me navigate concerns about the vaccine? Literally all I hear from Fox News zombies saying big pharma and Bill gates are pushing the vax for personal profits only and Covid is not that deadly. What has worked with those in the inner network circle? What hasn’t? My pregnant wife who is nurse received both doses and I think a couple relatives believe the baby is going to be a cyborg.
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Thoughts on Costco sofa sets / sectionals? Not the most stylish, but looking for comfy and durable and strain resistant to survive baby and dog and extended family. Doesn't need to last forever, but 5 years of enjoyable comfy sitting, sleeping and reasonable use is all I expect. Had a trendy gorgeous velvet masterpiece before baby. I miss those days. 😔 Anyway, any advice, fabrics, or other things to consider?
Hi, I was on a production support project in Tech Mahindra and I switched to PySpark developer role in CTS. My CTC updated from 4 LPA to 12 LPA. I have 3.5 YOE. Can you please share your thoughts about this switch in terms of profile change and the CTC? Is PySpark developer same as a data engineer role? Thank you.
I recently got my friend hired (1-week in) at my workplace and turnaround is all time high right now (darn Covid, 3 people left since I've joined for 7 months), but I'm gonna be talking to a recruiter as a salary offer came up for 50% higher than my current workplace. I feel really bad if this opportunity actually comes true as 50% increase to salary is ridiculous not to consider. I feel horrible and don't want to burn bridges and I like the people & manager I work with. What should I do?
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I’m 28 years old and just realized that I make more money than a surgeon just to make ppt slides. Life is insane and we are all incredible lucky. Keep grinding kings
I’ve got a few roles open on my team, Fortune 10 healthcare company, good mix of hardcore data scientists and ex consultants solving interesting problems. Cont’d...
I’m applying for roles as a software development manager in NYC and both tech and finance companies. I have 15 years experience in tech. Not from the US and only moved here last year. Does anyone know the ballpark salary range?
Hi, Can anyone refer me to JP Morgan, MSCI or any other firm in the Wealth Management domain? I'm a certified financial planner and CFA L1 Candidate with 2+ YOE Thanks in advance.
My wife’s employer doesn’t offer short term disability benefits for pregnancy. We just learnt she might be pregnant. How do I go about buying short term disability insurance ?
Are there any real differences between the Big 4 in FDD or all the same? I know for audit they’re basically all the same
Speaking of boutique firms. What's the name of the trendy millennial one with crazy health benefits that was ranked #1 recently for fun and WLB? I think it was in PA and did primarily healthcare...
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
Any insight on Accenture Interactive? Competitive to get in, how to increase my chances (excluding referral), culture, work. TIA and happy Friday!
Staffing For a Project-Based World. What models are you all using when it comes to building your departments to meet the demands of clients who are shifting to project-by-project relationships?
In your experience, how many days/weeks/months did it take from final interview to offer?
Looking for a mid or senior level art director on the west coast (or mountain time) at a WPP agency. Open to remote but has to be in either one of those time zones. DM your book 📚
Current undergrad. Have internship offers for two very different roles. The first is a public sector generalist management consulting position in DC. The second is for a smaller early-stage incubation venture capital firm in NYC. I've always been somewhat of a generalist, with varying interests. I feel as though based on my decision my life could go in very different directions... Any insights? Esp if you're in public sector consulting or have made a similar dec. Gratitude.
Fellow consultants, I’m struggling and I know complaining about this will only make me look weak but I need to vent. I’ve been working upwards of 60 hours a week since January and I’m tired. If I was doing meaningful work, it would be one thing but most of my days are spent supporting my client with fire drills that end up not mattering. He’s very reactionary and trying to guide him to hold off or think of other approaches doesn’t work. (Cont).
I work in London and my employer is asking us to accept a -15% salary reduction. Cost of living is so high and I am tempted not to accept, though I’m concerned with team/partner perception if I don’t
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