First day back at work after leave and baby’s first day at daycare 🥺 I’m so excited to work and have some normalcy again but I miss my little man so much! No question, just having lots of emotions 😭😭
Soo….has anyone embarrassed themselves in front of students? Today I got my foot wrapped up in a kid’s Chromebook charger and bit the dust in the aisle between desks. The good news is that I landed on the best possible body part, so it’s all good. This is second only to the day I ripped my skirt all the way up the back while directing choir…don’t ask.
EY moms (not in CA) - has anyone taken 6 months off after having a baby, taking unpaid LOA at the end after using mat leave and vacation? (I’ve asked this before but no response so I’m going to try again! I had really bad PPA right at 4-5 months with my first so hoping to take 6 months this time)
I visited a friends that has a 1 year old baby. She asked me if I wanted to get a dog, and then asked me if I wanted to get a plant 😂. She said it was a good way to start carrying for something else and get experience for the future. I think this is hillarious I don’t see how a dog or a plant will fulfill my life. 😂
I need recommendations for nice maternity work pants. My office is WFH but I occasionally need to go in. I’m 16 weeks (first pregnancy) and today realized in a panic when I attempted to get dressed that my work pants are either too tight in the waist to wear or getting there. I’m tall (5’10”) and usually wear Theory, Rag and Bone or J. Crew work pants. Any suggestions for nice black maternity pants that I could pair with a blouse or blazer? Thx!!
So, what if your kid is in a 6 person Montessori class with no interaction outside of their “pod”, serious disinfection and prevention practices and all the other parents are super socially conscious and aware. 2 teachers per classroom and no infections during summer school on campus. Yay or nay?
What's your firm's parental leave policy? Like how many weeks? Is it different for moms and dads (or primary vs. non-primary)? Wife and I are planning to have kids in the next two years and want to be in the best situation possible.
My in-laws are the worst. The list of micro aggressions are too much to list, but the most recent transgression occurred yesterday. I recently had a baby and I now use shape wear to feel more confident and it looks good. I think a certain auntie noticed and made a beeline to tell the family. I overheard someone say I knew she couldn’t look that good that soon 🙄. I wish I could distance myself but I have two kids so it makes it more challenging. My husband is also close to them. For added contex
When did you start implementing a schedule for your baby? Mine is 5 weeks old right now, and all of the advice I’ve received so far is to ensure he’s eating regularly (every 2-3 hours, per the pediatrician) and otherwise follow his cues for an ear-wake-sleep rhythm. However, I’m eager to implement a daily schedule to have more predictability and hopefully get longer stretches of sleep at night. When can I start this and what’s the best way to begin?
Slalom's maternity and paternity leave are well below industry average. I've heard rumors that this is slated to change but I haven't seen any action. Anyone have better Intel than nothing and rumors?
A bad feedback cycle, and other things I’m my life have led me to wanting to go back in adderall(was on it as a kid). The feedback was anonymous. Cont...
Did your job change after mat leave? Going on Mat leave soon and manager is thinking of bringing in a new PM to handle my vertical and having me switch to a new one. I work on enterprise connecters currently in the iPaas space and would switch to Platform, which is totally different. On one hand its a good career move & valuable experience that I couldn't interview for without prior experience. On the other, scared to move into a new area outside comfort zone with a new baby and mom brain.
I have a toddler and baby. Toddler was always home due to pandemic and started preschool. He brings sickness home every week and we are all sick miserable. Thanksgiving was worst as baby ended up hospitalized and I have zero family support. I am so traumatized and couldn’t bring myself to send older to preschool again with covid fear of my kids. Can some experienced mamas share your wisdom on how you managed sickness , covid fear and do right by the kids
We continue to improve as an industry when it comes to employee benefits but the gap with how tech companies treat their employees continues to widen. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/09/tech/microsoft-12-weeks-parental-leave/index.html
Hi mommas. Slowly weaning 4 month old from breast milk and wanting to move to only formula by 5 months. I know lots of people get formula shipped from Europe but that seems too much of a hassle. What US formula are you using? We’ve tried happy baby organics and Bobbie and I’m not sure which one is better (debating if having probiotic is a plus or no). Any thoughts welcome!
My husband was laid off today. We have a new baby & new house so it’s a bad day. He’s in the financial services industry so I’m reaching out to see if anyone knows of any FS consulting roles open?
Has anyone figured out anything creative for a baby shower in a pandemic? Is it still okay to send out cute invites for a virtual one??
Is it OK to go to certain events while on parental leave? I am not doing casework but I also don’t want to miss out on a key training that is rarely offered, for example. Or annual practice meetings
Welcome to Ex H1B bowl. Anyone and everyone who's moved or palnning to move to Canada from the US, while stuck in the green card backlog.
Hi Fishes, Have 3 yoe | 5 Ipa Tech stack: Devops + python development + aws stack ( development + devops ) Which position pays more SRE/ Devops / aws developer for 3 yoe. Please share some salary insights. Thanks
Has anyanyone else noticed a kind of salary stagnation in tech recently? I am getting pushback on my desired salary - almost everywhere. It seems logical given my current salary and experience level and what I would want in order to leave (at least 20% increase). I think there's a trend of offering lower salaries and expecting more at the higher levels of experience. Is this anyone else's experience?
Hi Fishes, Need your advise.. Currently working in TechM as SAP lead, I have triggered Exit. Today VP had called to take back the papers and offered the same package what am getting in Delloite and also S4hana platform. I have got a days time to get back. 1. Delloite coz of package and scope of work I choose. 2. Now VP is giving both in TechM. 3. Now not understanding what to choose. If, No to techm then how should I respond to VP. If, Yes then what points to consider Plz share your thoughts.
Coming back from a lengthy vacation to my CD and the ECD announcing they’re leaving the agency has me like
Anyone at ICF ? What do you like/dislike about the company? Would love some candid thoughts about the culture there
Should I get an MBA to get into product? I have zero technical/tech company background but dying to make a transition
How big of a deal is it to go back on an accepted offer (at a consulting firm) for a dream role at a tech company? I made it to the final round of interviews for the tech company a couple months ago, but they prioritized an individual with a higher level of experience. What would you do, why?
10 days to turn around a RFP. Agency: request schedule Q&A session Client: Let me check schedules. Wednesday next week works for our team... (day 6 of RFP) 🤦♂️
There's a major QSR i recently got an offer for, and someone who interviewed me said I can ask him any questions I had. I noticed he came from consulting and so I'm curious to ask him which industry is better and what the similarities are between this role and consulting. Should I ask him that or is this HR bait?
Has anyone considered going back and getting an MBA ? Litigator here. Biggest issue is starting over in business after 6-8 years in law. Bigger growth upside in business I feel like, and i don’t love the lifestyle of most partners in big law. But maybe now (or 2 years from now) ain’t the time.
I work in a 7-attorney firm with a national presence. Partly because I’m only a few months in, I work a roughly 8-6 day. I’m also new to billing and often find myself working all day and billing just 4 hours. Whenever I bring this up to the partner, he says it’s good we’re not over billing our client. We don’t have minimum billable hours so it doesn’t matter much for the firm’s sake but I think I’m missing out on learning the important skill of billing my time. Has anyone ever experienced this?
Thinking about investing $250 every month in shares. Any suggestions for long term investment? I max out 401K and own set of apple, Tesla, and Microsoft shares which I don’t plan to sell anytime soon.
Anyone know what is the possible career path for workforce management analyst or staffing analyst? Anyone know what is the typical salary for these positions in SoCal?
I’m a junior attorney at a boutique transactional firm. It’s a pretty small office and I only started in April. I’m having drinks with my mentor — a female partner — this week and I want to have a frank conversation about compensation. I know I’d benefit a lot from knowing her salary, how much she works, how much business development she does, what she brings in from profit sharing, etc. I always share this info when asked but still… Any suggestions on how to tactfully ask about this?
How do I get Westin's to place a WSJ outside my door in the morning? Is this a 100 night elite thing?
Ideas for smart casual attire for holiday Q4 event? For context it will be a hybrid outdoor/indoor event
I left the firm recently and am slated to start a new job. But I’m terrified of being laid off (last one in, first one out). Any tips on how I can mentally and realistically prepare in case?
Current MBA, looking to go into product management. I’ve never had product experience and have to choose between a product management internship or a growth & analytics internship. I want to be a good job candidate with experience but... The PM internship’s company doesn’t have the most exciting product, but the founder said he would train me on PM responsibilities. The other company has a cool product, and is heavy on mentoring but i would not be directly involved in PM stuff. Which is better?
Anyone here work for Carbon Black that can help me understand how things be going since acquisition and Covid? Been reading good bit of mix reviews.
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