Cousin has been trying to adopt for 4+ years and have had several fall through. It's sad knowing there are so many kids out there who could use great parents!
Trying to plan for birth. What did you pack in your hospital bag and what kinda of outfit did you and baby go home in? Must haves vs should've left at home
🐠 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.
To all of those who were laid off (including me), take the silver linings. You will no longer work almost as hard as IB while getting paid 1/3 as much. Hate to get religious here, but when God shuts a door, he opens a window. Take this opportunity to try something you’re actually interested in. It’s a long life, one job does not make or break! I for one am feeling better by the hour. Why work for a firm that doesn’t care about you or your time? Fresh start, new day. Let’s roll baby.
Not exactly womens fashion but what can i get for a friend who's having a baby in a few weeks? It's a girl, but I think it would be nice to include a small gift for my friend too since she probably will get baby presents from others too.
What’s the coolest/most unique watch you’ve seen in person? For me it was a RM nadal. Kid in college had it.. don’t know how but had to be his parents. Kid was so so so wealthy it was unreal. Also had an AP and a nautilus
Recommendations for maternity belts? Had pubis symphonis disorder previously and need a good belt to help keeps hips tight this time around.
I wish some parents in our community would take responsibility for their kids' actions instead of praising the kid when they did something wrong: https://youtu.be/RliKsJlRUJo
Mothers: At what level were you when you had your first kid? I'm curious since I've never met anyone below manager who has a baby or is pregnant.
Young male here. At climax of daily mental breakdowns, I find that turning into a diva while jammin to Destiny’s Child helps get my mind off things. Whatre weird things you do when youve “had enough”?
Had a mommy breakdown. In-laws come over every Sunday and constantly make comments during/resist my 10 month olds bedtime. Hes a sleep champ, but the deviation from his schedule by 10-15 mins makes it harder for him to fall asleep. I feel uncomfortable pushing back on my FIL when he picks up the baby and legit takes him when I say it’s bedtime. Husband apologized and is supportive but how do you recover after a frustrated/overwhelmed random mommy cry? I feel so drained and hubby is trying to ..
Been seeing so many posts on generations- i mean millennials eat avocados coz thats all they can afford, GenXers have disappointed both pessimists and optimists, Baby boomers fucked it up for everyone
Mid-1970’s was the era when alcohol was finally considered harmful to the child during pregnancy. This has to explain why we have an entire boomer generation that has two late incoherent 70 year olds battling it out for the most powerful position in the developed world.
If you have a parent that requires surgery and will be in the hospital for a week, is that covered under the FMLA? I know my work will be very flexible if it is not, but I’m looking at my options.
If you had to listen to a single song for the rest of your life, what would it be? My choice: Always be my baby (Mariah Carey)
Question for the EY moms on our leave policy- (cross posted) Regarding parental leave- does anyone know if you are required to start your leave when you give birth or can this be deferred? In light of the new vaca policy announcement, I’d like to use my accrued vacation time (that I’ll otherwise forfeit) immediately following birth (I’m due any day now) and then start my actual parental leave after I’ve exhausted my accrued vacation time. Can I do this?
Binge watching Futurama and honestly can't stop crying like a baby. This show hits you right in the feels.
I just got a promotion, with title and raise, largely same responsibility. How does this affect my prevailing wage that was field a few months ago?
I used the shower to steam my suit but I let it go too long and all the condensation caused the toilet paper to get wet and now it rips too easily. How many points??
Is it policy violation if we volunteer to give up our seat on flight in exchange for gift card? Is it worth it?
Had any one left Big 4 to do IT audit contract work? Interested to here how your experience was and any pros vs. cons.
FAANG - moving to high COL city? Hi all - received an offer from FAANG for about a 30% increase in compensation and am looking for input. A few of the factors I'm considering: I think the new role will be more rewarding in terms of experience in the long run and with better exit opps should I choose to leave. I am not enjoying my current position in B4 consulting. The more I progress in consulting, the less I like it. It honestly seems like a bunch of BS (continued).
Need to vent but, how can people be able to afford a house that can only eat 25% of their monthly income? we live in a HCOL area and the houses in a good school districts are +400K (these houses are 1 hour away from DC too). I am so scared and don’t want to be a house slave but I have a kid and I want to be able to afford the best for him
Anyone have any success with a leveraged ETF portfolio? Ran across Hedgefundie’s adventure and I’m intrigued, but not sure if it’s worth taking the risk. Fwiw I want to start small (like $1k) and DCA
If you were to objectively rank the mc practices at the big4, how would you do it and how large would the gaps be?
I’ve been sat on this flight too long... am beginning to think the splash screen model is giving me the eye....
Looking for recommendations for a vacation spot (preferably international) in February. We'll have a little over a week, and prefer to be active and explore cultures over beaching. Suggestions welcome
Looking for an office chair for my desk for WFH. Over my couch and working on the counter top. Thanks for suggestions!
What do people think of the recent JK Rowling controversy? Just read her essay and it did raise some very interesting points. Wondering what others think
Never really liked Rand Paul, but listened to him speak about the budget today.. guy is not as bad as I thought. Makes valid points
What is something that you do that you would never tell your client? If I have to work weekends, half the time I’m drunk while working.
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