I’m pregnant & relatives have started asking if I will “stop working.” Am I being overly sensitive if I find this insulting? I’m very happy with my career. Of course they’re not asking my husband that
Anyone recently gone on maternity leave in California? Mine starts next week & it seems like the only option to receive the State paid disability portion is on a debit card instead of direct deposit?
Okay what’s up with the child tax credit? Moving it to 3,600/child under 5? And give people monthly payments of the credit? Is this really true? So if I have 2 kids under 5, I get a check from the IRS Monthly of $600?
How will my fellow Desis see an unmarried woman adopt a child? Is it gossip material?Anyone adopted as a single parent?
Seeking a Mandarin language nanny in NYC for our child. Let me know if you have any agency recommendations or direct leads.
Anyone deal with post partum depression or depletion? I’m so foggy (18 months after 2nd child)
My son is entering Kindergarten and his (great but hamstrung) public school can only offer 60-85 minutes per day for remote learning, 3 days per MONTH in-school. Just not feasible for a working mom in this industry. So I met some parents, we hired a private teacher, and I’m rolling with a 4-family homeschool pod. I’m keeping my kid in public school, hoping the curriculums can align and not go crazy. Love and strength to all moms and dads and partners out there. It’s tough - but so are we!
When did queer become ok to say & why? I played “Smear the Queer" as a kid/had no idea what it meant; now I find it as offensive as the N-word. Why “take back” a word instead of just not using it?
Mother superannuated today and was able to watch her farewell speech. Feeling very emotional (i.e. tearing up at midday) as I recall our humble beginnings and how much my middle class family has sacrificed and achieved. My parents sent their only daughter for higher education abroad and it is tough to see them grow old. Getting exposed to so many new facets of life as a 25F…. just one of those days. Kind words only please 🙏
Any suggestions for baby moon? Can’t travel out of the country and should travel before mid November. Live in Chicago.
Question: I’ve seen so many women get in mommy mode and throw their hobbies, careers, everything to the side as soon as a baby arrive. I don’t want to do that and in my mind I feel that I’ll still get to be myself. Does being a mom naturally make you lose your previous identity? It’s hard enough trying to move up within our roles but is this naturally in us?
Anyone heard of “honour killing” stories outside of movies from people you know IRL? This concept just seems so unreal to me. How does a parent kill their kid? Or do they not view them as their kid? Is there a history of dehumanisation happening before it gets to this point?
2 weeks from my due date for our first. Any last minute tips/baby bucket list items? Other than “sleep!”
Someone on the ✈️ asks to swap seats with you so they can sit next to their family, are you the type of person who says Y or N? Aisle to middle swap on a 6hour flight..☹️ but its a mother w/ 5 y/o kid
I don’t like dogs. Don’t find them cute, they smell horrible, and how do people let them lick their faces?! Ewww
I grew up with strict father who doesn’t like getting happy and showing emotions , there are instances I felt this was specifically for women. When I got out of my home around 17 for college I became a very cheerful and excited person for every single thing. I loved myself , enjoy every sunset etc. met my boyfriend who was an introvert but he used to feel so happy seeing me happy for tiny things in life. FF 7 years - married and all I hear is sarcastic comments for my emotions. Contd..
My husband and I are expecting and both of us have moms diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD.) My dad passed away earlier this year and my FIL lives in Australia and is the nicest man. He’s just far away from us since we’re based in the NE. My therapist says your family doesn’t have to be blood related but I can’t help but feel sad our baby won’t have grandparents or a similar type of figure easily accessible/ nearby. Can anyone relate and/or have a similar situation?
Is 210 enough to live an upper middle class life in Dallas? Not trying to come off as shallow just genuinely trying to understand. Have a $300K offer in NJ and $210k offer in Dallas (single income, small family) and want to make sure I’m able to give my family a great life. Dallas seems like amazing place to raise a kid, but it’s also not as cheap as everyone seems to think. The houses we want are $650-$700K range. Insight appreciated
I got a notification that I was selected for H1B processing back around May or June, but haven’t heard anything else. Does anyone else on the same boat? No idea what is happening.
What are EY's bonus rules for CFE/CPA?
Just wanted to post a data point for a startup VP role I am interviewing for. Series B startup $250k base 0.4% equity vesting over four years, worth $350k / yr at latest valuation Any other data points out there?
Is there any point to applying to places right now? Or is everyone on a hiring freeze? I unfortunately got laid off :/
Does PWC sponsor employees for MBA ?
Do you spend your entire per diem? Or do you prefer low-cost food options (chipotle for example) and save the rest of the per diem?
I’ve been asked to interview an engineer for a role at my company. They’ve already had an interview with the hiring manager so what questions should I be asking? I’ve never interviewed an engineer before
My immigration lawyers went radio silent this week. I’m wondering if it’s a sign... I assume they will know if I’m let go?
I’m getting my first classroom as a special educator! What are some things that you love having in your classroom (favorite books, favorite activities, posters, decor, organization tools, anything!)?
Who has left their job as a consultant? What are you doing now? How did you get into that role?
Is Bain New York hiring in FS? Interviewing now.
Most of my friends like fall because of the weather and pretty leaves. For me, it's that blissful period between summertime meandering vacationers and winter flight delays. 👌
Does anyone here regret joining MBB? If so, why?
Can anyone please weigh in on base salary and bonus structure for Strategy& director level role? Also is the path to partnership similar across S& and PwC? TIA!
Hi Fishes! I’m a newly promoted S1 in tax at a Top 10. I’m trying to join the Big 4 post 10/15 (preferably KPMG) Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to make it in? I had an interview with EY two weeks ago (before I was officially a senior), but never heard back, probably because they were looking for a senior lol. 😭 Thank you so much everyone!
EA Compensation Can we start a thread to evaluate what the market looks like for comparison? I’ll start: Company type: Big 10 Region: Midwest Support for: 3 partners, 1 MD and 2 National service line leaders Comp: $67K Curious if my salary is in line with industry.
Sorry to hear this, CP+B’ers...have some friends there who are safe for now, is this the last of layoffs there (CO and LA)? http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/cpb-cuts-3-percent-of-staff-in-boulder-and-l-a-as-part-of-larger-restructuring/143982
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