As a result of COVID-19, my husband’s job will be eliminated and we are thinking about moving to Dallas. Any insight on DFW agencies/opportunities/living in DFW are appreciated!
Is going to Milestones worth it? I’ve been for other promotions and wondering how this is different. Not sure I want to mingle with such a huge group of travelers in a COVID world, and have to figure out childcare if I bring my spouse. What did others with kids do?
Anyone transition from consulting in Tech/IT into medical school? I'm in my early twenties and studied pre-med and Engineering. Medicine is my passion, though.
Does anyone have insight into the truck market? I read that truck prices are inflated due to Covid (more people doing DIY, hauling campers etc) but didn’t know if that was credible. I’m thinking about getting one soon but not sure if there are any market factors I should consider.
Honest confession: my life pre and post-covid was pretty much the same. What can I say? I'm a homebody!
Anyone else prefers going to doctors of South Asian origin? I feel more comfortable believing they are little conservative in approach ( less medications/ amplifying medical situations ) as is done back home. I feel this is crazy but I am the only one who thinks like this?
How have other firms dealt with employees testing positive for COVID after reopening? I work at an Am Law 200 that reopened in June and has required all employees across all offices to start coming back in to work every day since then. We got notified that an employee in my office received a positive diagnosis but the office isn’t planning to close and doesn’t think contact tracing is necessary though the person likely still came into work every day last week while waiting for their test result.
US traveling through UK covid restrictions
I am traveling to Greece next week and have a 17hr layover in London. My partner is not vaccinated for a genetic health reasons. Can we leave the airport during our layover if we have negative covid tests? The info online is mixed. Thank you!
Who are the pharma copy folks who ate doing all the Covid vaccine work? How do you like the work? Intense? I imagine it can be difficulty having rethink all your work every Monday based on whatever story broke in the Sunday Times.
I have an offer to start in a week but I haven't given any notice. I'm worried about making the jump and given the Covid19 I have the opportunity to work both - slight overlap. Should I ride both?
To those of you who invest excess HSA funds, what do you normally buy?
I’m considering just VTI or VOO. Theoretically I won’t need these until retirement related medical expenses. Should I be concerned about unforeseen medical emergencies?
For reference, I just transferred by HSA balance that’s been piling up into a new brokerage account. It’s about $3,000, and I left $200 in my HSA account associate with the debit card. I’m 27 and incur basically no medical expenses.
Can I refuse the ask to show my apartment? Have about 2 months left in the lease and concerned about COVID.
What documents are usually required for HSA reimbursement? I'm not withdrawing anything from my HSA yet and would like to hold on to my funds to be used later in the year. So, I need to keep documentation saved with me.
Are EOBs enough for reimbursement or do I need a payment receipt for each bill I received from medical providers?
I could save all below but just wanted to be sure they are absolutely required -
Health provider monthly billing statement
Need help on where to get started to safely lose about 20 lbs gained from Covid/ pregnancy (8 months post partum). I do at 25 minutes of exercise 4 days a week and a 45 min class on weekend. I am at my desk all day and don’t move enough. I am bad at drinking water and drink la croix or Gatorade zero. Eat too many snacks and carbs but eat somewhat healthy during week. Need to cut back alcohol on weekends I live where it’s freezing so don’t walk much in winter. Need small steps to get started
Hey 🐠. Our office D,E&I team is admittedly pretty nascent. We are currently doing some work to understand what other companies are doing around disability inclusion to document - and hopefully implement - some best practices. Is anyone willing to share the tactical changes your office has introduced? (Ideally outside of awareness efforts)
Hi All, I’m the bowl owner here, just wanted to mention that we are 50 members strong, hence I though we can do an anonymous introduction to mention where do you work, and where do you live… and what do you expect out of living in Pune city in terms of your career.
About myself, am working as a project manager in Citi, though I have moved to Mumbai from Pune during COVID to find a better opportunity here, I wish to move back to Pune in near future for better WLB and opportunities.
I am almost certain I have ADHD. I honestly have been having trouble reaching a place to get diagnosed. Can anyone share their path to their diagnosis? I found a place but they’re charging me 1.2k for the whole screening process. Is this right? I have insurance with EY (Anthem). I was going to get screened for this during college but COVID sent me home before I could go in. Now, I can barely get myself to do work. It’s easy work but I need the pressure to do it. I’m 23 and in SoCal.
Our 5 month old started daycare about 5 weeks ago. We’ve already had to keep her home for 2.5 of those 5 weeks due to catching various illnesses (croup, rsv, brinchiolitis, etc). Both my wife and I have been sick most of that time as well (gotten it from the baby). Wife is thinking we get a full time nanny for the next 4 months to help the baby build antibodies. Cost aside, is this feasible / worthwhile to go thru the effort / finding the right fit, only for 4 months?
I had heard a while back that the placentas of those who tested positive for COVID19 were injured. Have we learned anything futher?
There should be an app like a dating app, but for parents to find nearby compatible-risk, same-age playmates for our kids to pod with during covid. If you make one, I will let you have all the profits if I can just use it to get some social interaction without virus fears!
What razor brand do you all use and find efficient? I can’t wax as I have a sensitive skin and can’t afford laser...
Hi fish. I’ve worked in healthcare organizational culture transformation for 7 years for the same firm, and I’m wanting to experience a different culture. Anyone have thoughts on firms that do this work that may be good targets? And if you have an inside track on a good role, I’d love to hear it.
Anyone using Prodigy, IXL, or other online programs? We are using iready in our district as a diagnostic but the lessons seem to be boring for the kids.
What’s EY Associate Director in Advisory equivalent to? I don’t see that role in the other Big 4s. Is it equivalent to Deloitte Consulting SM role or one better than that?
Webex or google hangout?
How do you deal with clients who brief you on a project then turn around and ask if they can have it later on THE SAME DAY knowing that you're doing this as a freelance side gig to your full-time job? 🙃
Recently i have got an offer from Wipro . Can someone please help me with the annual appraisal/ Hike ? What is the avg hike they give to B3 band employees?
Anyone know if McK is hiring EMs in Canada? Don’t see any postings but figured it could still be one of those “we’re always looking for good people” situations…
What are some initiatives you helped implement as an SE that helped you get promoted and noticed?
Can you please help me choose where to switch:
Current: PwC, 7 yoe, CTC is 12.67
Deloitte: 19 Fixed location Bangalore ( providing no relocation expenses)
First American Financial: 22 Fixed + 3 variable in Bangalore
Eclerks: 20 fixed Chandigarh
I also have an offer from SGS technology, fixed 24 permanent wfh. I rejected Bajaj Finance as they provided low CTC.
If I already scheduled my h1b visa interview but moved to a different company, can I still attend the visa interview? Or would I need to pay for a new one?
What bothers you more? People misusing "i.e." and "e.g." OR people responding "k..." to a super long email?
Thoughts on Mind+Matter?
When does hiring pick up again? Jan or later?
What’s better for exit opps: 1) boutique business valuation and litigation support firm with the chance to work directly with leading industry professionals (called on as expert witnesses in court) that sit in high places (boards of professional designation groups etc.) or 2) big 4 valuations group
I’m a first-time prospective lateral likely to get an offer shortly. I just received a lateral questionnaire that requests billable hours, rates, fees collected, etc. for the last three years. Forgive my ignorance but is this normal/standard? Do people actually answer these honestly? One of the reasons I’m leaving my firm is there isn’t enough work in my group so of course my hours are low.
By how much is your stock portfolio up/ down?
I’ll start - 13% down since 2018 (started investing then)
Quick question - are online coding schools worth it? I’m thinking of a career change and I’ve thought about a coding Boot Camp but saw an online full stack developer course by mammoth interactive. Would I be wasting my time and money with something like this if I wanted to go into an industry as a coder? Or should I just go back to school?
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Life Pro Tip - take a picture of your vaccine card and set it as the lock screen background on your phone. That way you won't have to go searching through your photos on your phone or carry around your vaccine card at all times!
Took a day after my second jab to recover and binged "Invincible" on Amazon Prime.
HOOLLLLLYYYY... my mind is blown at how good this is.
Curious, what do the Trump apologists think about this?
Parents! You've been around your kids a LOT with wfh. What's the total nonsense sounding inside joke you've got around the house now?
How much did you all make / have saved up before making a luxury purchase? Want to spend ~10k on a watch ive been eyeing for a while but unsure how to justify it
Getting tired of my kitchen chair. I’m 195cm (6ft5) and need something ergonomic. I’ve heard mixed cases for/against gaming chairs. I’ve also heard Herman Miller is the way to go on the office end. My budget is $500 as of now. Any suggestions? Tall fish perspectives appreciated!
Find myself thinking a lot about work and my upcoming career change. I can’t stop thinking about stuff like my career ambitions, how I’m going to navigate the office environment, and the “granduer” around my new job. Having a hard time mentally disconnecting and it stresses me out sometimes. Keep relating everything I read/hear back to my career and those trains of though. Anyone have any tips on how to disconnect?
If working with your family (Dad/Mom) do you address them by their first name in a business setting or as “Dad” or “Mom”?
I got blackout drunk on negronis on Tuesday all by myself (not before texting everyone I know).