Please help - I need opinions on men’s clothing! What are people’s perceptions of black suits vs. blue/gray? About to refresh my wardrobe now that I’ve made associate. I work in a conservative industry, so leaning on adding some black suits, especially now that I’m a but more senior and going to see more client action. I like my blues and grays, but if I wear those exclusively do I come off as less serious? Any and all view points are welcome, truly just testing the water. Ty!
Been growing my hair out over the last year (male). Newly promoted SM, and will start traveling for on-site proposals and client workshops soon with older senior partners. Does it look bad if I have a man bun? I’ve worked with some - but not all - of these clients in the past and don’t think the ones I know would care, but fear judgment from the partners. I’ve been able to keep it pretty out of sight on videoconference calls
A senior client director gave me major kudos today in front of of my direct manager and sent a message to my senior director. Not a bad way to start the week, but man am I mentally exhausted already lol.
Office chair recommendations? Looking for something comfortable. My back has been hurting because of the cheap one I bought so looking into buying a good one now lol...
Since quarantine started, I'm doing everything EXCEPT exercising. It's super weird. I am like just not able to do it. I cook fresh healthy meals, cleaning, reading, working, catching up on sleep, pursuing my passion & side interests, started taking supplements, got a standing desk, walk around in meetings.. but NO dedicated working out. And I can't get myself to do it! Help!
How soon you get laptop as part of virtual onboarding process for laterals these days. Also what all things they provide in welcome kit. Don't think productivity allowance will be applicable for new joiners now ( i.e. Allowence for buying laptop stand, office chair etc) Any recent joinee please share your experiences. Thank you!
Anyone use and recommend the kneeling ergonomic chair? Debating ordering one because my home office chair is really uncomfortable!
What is your recommendation for a comfy office chair (will spend most of my days sitting in it)?
I have an old relationship with a c-level client leader that’s having some issues with someone at my company doing work for him. I’m not part of that work, and I want to help both sides. It’s fixable but puts me in an awkward position, e.g. needing to call out one senior person in my company that maybe isn’t a good fit there when I don’t really have any details other than what the client/friend tells me. Any guidance if you have been here? Thanks.
What’s the one thing in your home office that you was a game changer other than the obvious (laptop, table, chair etc.)?
Is a stand up table worth it ? Thinking to upgrade my home office desk and chair. Anyone try autonomous ?
To the cute associate at my client site: Sierra Echo November Delta Break November Uniform Delta Echo Sierra.
Advice for dealing with a subpar manager? I’ve been staffed on a project with a recent-hire manager known to not be great - as far as I know he’s not very on top of things & doesn’t give much guidance (something I need as I’ve recently joined). Does anyone have any advice?
Any recommendations for a good adjustable standing desk? My apartment is small so looking for something that is <40in wide
Back to back calls every day, unrelenting context switching at 30 minute intervals. At any given moment my only goal is to just make it through my next meeting / client call / orals. That's it. I'm literally existing in pure survival mode day after day. Anyone else in this special kind of Hell? Anyone successfully pull themselves out?
How do you create a setup where you’re not “looking away” from the camera on calls when you use your second monitor primarily for everything? I’ve gotten feedback saying it looks like I’m not paying attention when conversing on zoom.
Didn’t get stimulus & thankful to be working, but I’ve paid a lot setting up a home office (screens, fax machine, bandwidth.) Normally I only do standard deductions, but can I write it off next year?
Cargill Business Services or CGI. Which is better in terms of work, benefits & work life balance Profile: BA CTC almost similar
25. At MBB. Thought I wanted PE but I’m thinking FAANG PM type role might be better now. Ultimately I’d like to start my own business. Where are people who join PE 4-5 years down the line vs those who join FAANG?
PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!
Follow-up: Are your office services workers represented in your union? Or would you work closely with the SEIU to help them secure the rights they deserve along with the rest of your agency?
Do you ever feel like your life has just been paused for years? Not because of covid but just because you retreat away from it
Best car rental company please. Am so frustrated with Avis and hertz. Cars always breaking down and terrible customer service
We are having our 1st “Share the Mic” discussing: Diversity in the Workplace. Weds 12.16@12PM EST. Details: ￼￼￼While it is widely known that sexism and racism are prevalent in the corporate sector, how has that affected you? Are you aware only thirty-two white women, three black men, one Latinx woman, and zero black women head Fortune 500 companies? Did you also know some people might be surprised to learn that discrimination is also rampant in philanthropic and non profit institutions?
Can someone who has a login click the below and give us the lowdown? What agencies really don't care about parents and which really do? https://www.campaignlive.com/article/best-worst-ad-agency-parental-leave-policies-2020/1673159
Thinking about joining tech. 🐠 What are the non-FAANG companies do you see the highest potential (thinking that joining FAANG today probably doesn’t provide that much upside)? From a preference standpoint, most interested in fin tech and health tech. But trying to solve for RSU potential above all
I just watched the KPMG boss video and honestly I feel it can be interpreted in different ways. You can tell when a person says something to intentionally hurt you and when they can’t just fathom the implications based on how people interpret it. As we learn to work in an increasingly diversity focused environment I pray there’s room for forgiveness. Mind you I am a person of color. I believe in second chances and I don’t think he should have lost his job. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9253165/KPMG-boss-QUITS-video-showed-telling-paid-staff-lucky.html
Does healthy debate regarding current events have a role in the classroom these days? Is it supported by staff and administration? I teach littles, so we're not ready, but I'm geniunely curious over how interested or non-interested older students are concerning today's topics...
Has anyone had cosmetic surgery and had their firm approve FMLA leave? I’m afraid my leave will be denied bc it is an elective procedure. The only reason I really care is bc my hours will be prorated for the 2 wks I’m taking off, and it is a 6 hr procedure with intense recovery. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with how firms view this type of request for billing attorneys and if the firm (as opposed to third party benefits admin) makes the final decision? FWIW, I’m at a big firm.
My annual review is coming up. I’m asking for a raise. I’ve made a list of accomplishments. Is it too much to bring this list to the meeting and give it to my bosses to help my case?
I’m dealing with taking care of a 70+ family member that just moved in and is dependent on me. Worried enough about COVID infection. I think my partner may be laid off this week. How to deal??
Anyone done a H1B transfer lately? How long did it take for you? Please indicate if it was premium processing or not. TIA!
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