Anyone receive an offer & negotiate a start date months down the road to take advantage of a better maternity leave policy, or any other reason? Wondering how many months is reasonable to ask for.
So far I’ve been through 1 IVF cycle. I have one embryo that is frozen waiting for transfer. My doctor is wanting me to do another round of IVF to back eggs for baby number two down the road. Has anyone been through this? I know of two people around my age that got pregnant naturally with their second baby after IVF. Does anyone know about banking embryos for future use instead of transferring? My insurance doesn’t cover anything so all this of out of pocket.
Hi Moms - need some advice w/out judgements please.Had received my 1st vax and learnt I was pregnant. Had subchorionic haemorrage in my 1st trimester and was at high risk of miscarrying.Could not take the 2nd shot. I start my 3rd trimester in 2 weeks and am considering geting vaxed again esp. when I did the immunity test and learnt i have none. I am geriatric high risk pregnancy. My OB thinks its a personal decision.Can you share when/if you got vaxed,hows the baby,does it impact pregnancy pls.
I feel like my kids 1st grade teacher is being too strict, but I'm not sure if this is normal or I'm being sensitive because it's my child. E.g. she gave him 2/10 for his math homework because he doodled on the page, colored in the circle that has the page number, didn't draw the word problem neatly, wrote his last name under the name line, and says some of his numbers aren't legible. All his answers were correct, except one where he forgot to fill in the blank. Is this normal? X-posting
I’m terrified of pregnancy but not of motherhood (except for the noise, kids are so loud). Pregnancy/breastfeeding looks horrible to me, but I’d feel bad about missing out on kids because I was scared of something that wasn’t so bad. It doesn’t help that I don’t know a single pregnant person—in my 30s and none of my friends have children! Any moms out there who can speak about what it’s actually like?
Friend runs a company and hired a VP of Sales to help grow the business. Guy got some relocation $ and was supposed to start 2 months ago. Ever since he said his kid had an accident and from that point on kept pushing the start date back claiming he has to do something related to the accident. He hasn’t sent any proof to HR, has been requested twice claims he will but then doesn’t. And has pushed his start date back half a dozen times. How should I advice him to proceed?
Help & suggestions please. I don’t have parents and recently had a kid. I am having trouble in recovery and my daughter is a preemie. I am going back to work in December but can’t send kid to daycare due to health. My aunt who raised me wants to visit and help me out , see places too. With the travel ban going away , can she get a visitor visa so that I have someone reliable in the house along with the new nanny. Are visitor visas possible to get now ? MIL is another option but she is aged.
Anyone realized their child is a very poor speller? What did you and how did you help them? My child is in 2nd grade and I want to help before it gets even worse. Open to all advice. TIA
Pregnant IBanking Director who will be a single mom needs advice on negotiating maternity leave - I have been with a boutique Ibank for 10 hrs and wish to ask for paid maternity leave and flexible WFH for another 3 months. Can you share any precedents form the industry? Our company policy is terrible (12 wk unpaid) and I wish to use my leverage to advocate for changing the policy for all future parents, not just for myself. Many thanks in advance.
These are the threads we should frame and hang in all agency lobbies instead! "Just got laid off. Just found out I’m pregnant. Someone say it’s going to be okay, because that seem..." See full post https://joinfishbowl.com/post_2r395j
Doctor spouse wants to a start her own practice. I want to work hard and become MD in consulting. Have 1 kid currently. I feel helping wife start her practice will mean my career will have to take a backseat. Thoughts/suggestions ?
Let's get a thread going of parental leave policies? What's the parental leave policy at your agency
Just got an offer at ACN as a Strategy Manager and HR made it clear that parental leave was 2 weeks fully paid for men. Theoretically up until 12 weeks is covered by NY State ($900 weekly). What would you do? Have you seen men take a few months off for parental leave in consulting even if unpaid?
About to take an offer at EY. Want a baby soon and saw the great news about increased parental leave. Question is, can u use vacation time consecutively with it? Right now most on leave take 5 months
Currently on parental leave. As a father I’m so dang thankful my firm has it and I can’t imagine how my immigrant parents manage to raise two kids without leave.
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What are our thoughts about physically fighting a belligerent woman as a man? Genuinely curious, I'm a Male and had a woman get physically aggressive with me yesterday and I could tell she was about to throw hands. Luckily the situation was de-escalated. But it got me thinking I have no idea what I would've done if she out her hands on me... My personal opinion used to be never put my hands on a woman unless my child or family is in danger or if she had a weapon But now Idk anymore
Hi Ladies, This is a lengthy post, about a family matter. I am seeking some advice from the sisterhood. I am a married mother of a boy who is in Pre-K. I have been married for 8 years now. Contd..
I’m flying from NYC to LA with my 20 month old next month. Obviously we haven’t flown with him since he was a tiny baby and I’m a little freaked out about the whole thing. Any tips on making the traveling more bearable? Is there anything I can do to make the time change less disruptive?
Anyone understand how the DTAA come into play with working remote from India for an extended period of time? I believe you cannot work for more than <> no. of days without triggering a corporate tax obligation due to ‘permanent establishment exposure’. Trying to fill in how many days that is AND whether this applies in reality or not.
Looking for the average PwC signing bonus offered for M1/Finance Consulting/Tier 2/experienced hire. I will lose around 20-30K non vested cash if I make the switch. I can use that as leverage but I am just curious
I have been unhappy about my current job for a bit now, been at the company for almost 10 years, and have started looking for a new job. I have a solid job offer on the table, but a newer PE group just reached out and are looking for a high level either VP or Director of retail sales (my specialty). I am more interested in this private equity group as I would get to build a whole team and really make a retail strategy but they are newer so I am unsure the stability. Thoughts on working for a PE?
Recently i got an offer from HCL tech. The scheduled only one round of interview and then HR discussion happened and offered me around 45% from current package. My question is usually for experienced candidates there will be atleast 2 rounds of interview right? So after joining will they put me in bench and i will have to attend interviews there? Pls pour your views
That look when I receive an email about a new Teams Channel where I find an update instructing me to sign up for team updates via Yammer and training via Zoom.
I have an interview for a KPMG Associate Director role and am currently a Senior Manager at PwC. Is this considered a lateral based on the two firms or is it a step up? Any idea what the pay range is for the AD role at KPMG?
This is such a basic question, but what’s the best way to give my two weeks and not have things be completely awkward at work? I’m leaving to do the same type of work, but at a firm that I worked for in law school and that I know has a much better culture. My boss has a tendency to be passive aggressive towards people that are leaving and given that my office is right next to hers I’m worried my last two weeks are going to be so uncomfortable. Suggestions/advice?
Large team event ideas in-around Newyork (travel should be less than an hour from dowtown) ? Say group of 30-40 people !
I feel im targeted due to my ethnicity .. When I raised my concern with HR I'm being threatened with PIP.. How do deal with it? I'm worried being fired.. Where as I been on my numbers for two years.....
Where are the office Halloween zoom pics???
Sooo which agency is the beat in Detroit? Culture/work/life balance/creativity/fulfillment as metrics.
ACN SM here. I did the math yesterday and my annual base salary/no. of hours worked per week (either actively working or stressing about work) comes to peanuts! I did this bcos an NGO has made me an offer that is significantly lower than my base, but the hours are more reasonable - so suffice it to say my hourly rate is better. I'm torn.. lower salary/better WLB vs more $$$ but no life
Hey, Any Senior Associate Consultant working at Infosys here? Please respond, I want to know few details about this role.
I have 1 year of intern experience and I’m currently in my first year of working as a swe making 93k in nyc. Is this too low for a swe in the nyc region and given my bg? What did y’all start off with?
Asking for a friend so please be kind. My teen nibling dropped a few hints and recently told me that she feels different than her birth gender - knowing that the secret is safe with me and my wife. We are more than supportive and I would do anything for this kid. However, we have a serious dilemma if we should let his parents know or help him share how the situation? Nibling’s family situation is complicated and his parents might divorce soon. Continued…
does anyone have any prep materials for Capital One’s sr business analyst case interviews? I have two weeks to prepare, but I haven’t done a case interview in a couple of years
If I pass the hiring committee, what happens if my expected salary and bonus greatly exceed the posted “floor” salary? I tried to get in front of this, but recruiting department has been slow to talk shop while I progressed through interview milestones.
If you think an interview went poorly, should you acknowledge it in thank you email? Or is it better to not dwell on it?
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