Hey everyone, so my sister and her boyfriend have both gained about 60-70 pounds since COVID started. I’m getting very concerned for them and I’ve seen firsthand how they’re developed awful eating and drinking habits and they hardly ever exercise. I’m very concerned for them, but I have no idea how to talk about it with them and not make them angry or hurt. Any advice on how to have this difficult conversation?
Anyone else at a firm so rooted in the past that you’re embarrassed explaining it to other attorneys? Example: We are 10 months into COVID and my firm still hasn’t decided on/implemented a video meeting platform (Zoom, Teams, etc.). So if I want to have a video meeting I have to ask the other party to use their video services. And it’s not at all a funding issue.
What are the potential exit opps from Finance Transformation? Pretty sick of process/tech in Finance function and want to do something more fulfilling 🥴
Is Ronna McDaniel (GOP Chairwoman) on the same good stuff that Don JR. And Kimberly are on? This is hilarious: “Joe Biden can’t run from his disastrous record responding to the coronavirus.”. Ha ha ha ha ... ha ha ha ha. These people!
How does it make sense that the children are going to school while most adults here have not started going back to work yet? If it’s COVID related still, it’s not consistent.
Does anyone think follow ups with doctors are sometimes scammy? I recently got pretty sick saw 3 different doctors each refered me to the next finally the last one decided I needed emgrecy surgery and took care of me. The thing is each doctor wants me to come back and have a follow up with them and I'm like no.
Need advice. My sons have kids ATV things. More hard core than a power wheels but not true ATV (they go 8 mph I think). My kids were riding in our culdesac with husband watching. Husband and oldest came inside for a few minutes and in that time, neighbors tiny 4yo jumped on his and crashed on our driveway. Broke her arm. 😩 We would never have allowed her to ride and her parents NEVER supervise when she’s outside. Are we dicks for not offering to cover some/all of medical bills? I don’t feel
Always thought I would be with a NYC guy on fun, fancy dates in my future. Realizing now that everyone wants casual there, and in my hometown (here for covid), I make significantly more than most guys I go on dates with, many haven’t gone to college, but we have more similar interests and they are interested in a serious relationship. It feels like I’m settling and I’m so jealous of the people who do have the fun, exciting life in the city I dream of.
When is it time to go client side from agency? I’m not looking for a new role but a contact has a contract to full time placement that is for a stable company and sounds like a significant pay raise. My current agency has good benefits, I liked the work pre-covid. Now raises and promotions are paused, and they’re very hesitant to hire with no end in sight. I’m not sure it’s worth it to hang around.
Ladies, I’ve noticed (pre-covid) that when men introduced each other or even when they enter the room they always shake hands with each other - even if they’ve known them/worked with them for months. But for myself, I may get a handshake on first day but never again. And I find it annoying like do you not think of me as your equal or do you think because I’m a woman I want a hug?? Has anyone else noticed this, or am I taking this the wrong way?
My roommate and best friend refuses to get the covid vaccine whenever it’s available because she believes vaccines gave her sister autism. We’re reaching a point of tension where I can’t bring anything up with her that isn’t topical because she’s going through a lot and becomes easily triggered by anything foreign to her. I can’t move out right now. And it also makes me sad that she’s so close minded about the world. Any advice for coexisting/coping? I predict winter will be tough. TIA...♥️
My happy place 🥰 High doses of vitamin C when sick or before getting sick along with vitamin D and E keeps us healthy all year long ... I also drink silver water
what do people think the impact of COVID will be on job security in the consulting industry?
Just need to vent: my friend refuses to bring up the topic of covid and how it will likely effect her wedding. She’s just moving forward like we aren’t in a pandemic and it’s becoming exhausting trying to be supportive and excited for her when it feels like she’s living in a fantasy world. She just had us purchase bridesmaids dresses and I can’t help but feel like it was a complete waste of a few hundred dollars. I feel bad for having these thoughts but I’m over it.
Has anyone with an ADA disability put in any notice to their company? I have one and my doctor is concerned I’m being pushed to the limit with the amount of work I have. Been working 70-80hr weeks if
Half of this bowl a couple months ago: “But Sweeeden!” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/business/sweden-economy-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Has anyone taken disability leave, and then used it to look for jobs? How does this work legally?
What’s the fastest way to get a COVID-19 test result? Urgent care places say 2 days for RTPCR results. Someone suggested going directly to a hospital for a same day result but on calling them, hospitals are saying tests only for in- patients who are going for surgery etc.Appreciate any help 🙏
8 weeks later and I am still testing positive for covid. But since I am symptom free for over 3 weeks I can return back to work. They say I am not contagious...i do have antibodies. But I am still nervous about spreading it.
Senior Financial Analyst role at a very successful but unheard of startup in (Saas for HC) or M&A I&D IT at Deloitte? Assuming comp is the same but 10k sign on at D and no sign on bonus. Qualified for both roles and have relevant experience and not sure which role I’d enjoy more. Have a resume full of lesser known places but good industries (Mgmt consulting full time, And IB internships). 2 YOE
I have faced technical round interview for Infosys yesterday. As I have observed most companies don't send the mail whether if you have been selected or not, Do Infosys send the mail. If no, then in how many days we will get to know about next round or hr round?
For those in senior positions- how are you not constantly worried about the success of your work? There’s so many things that can affect P&L that are out of your control, how do you stay calm and not feel like you’re going to get fired as soon as growth slows?
Moms.. anyone have a mother’s helper with you at home during after school hours for a few hours so you can work while they watch your kids and help with housework? What’s the going rate (DMV area)?
W+K is in hot water in Brazil — another instance of ads going wrong because of little empowered-to-speak-up diversity at the table at any stage of the concepting, pitching, greenlighting, production, post-production, finishing, final approval and distribution? Or just a fluke? https://www.campaignlive.com/article/wieden-+-kennedy-brazil-creative-leadership-departs-controversial-work/1727220
Week 3 on the bench. What to do? I am working relentless BD with a manager I like and I have applied to all roles in region and done heavy networking. Anything I am missing or ways to staff smarter?
Moms, what is the standard etiquette and timing for your parents to come help out when you have a new born? I am due in April and we live in a small 2 bedroom apartment in NYC. Every one in the family wants to come to NYC and help when the baby is here and I’m grateful but I don’t want to get too overwhelmed trying to host people in this small space. I was thinking my parents could come for a couple weeks, leave and then my siblings can take turns? Thank you! Any advice will be appreciated
Does the workload lesson over time, or do you just get used to the longer hours? Hmmmm...
Finding it hard to continue as an attorney after 10 years as a very happy litigator doing insurance defense work including trials. Courts have been closed for over a year (I practice in NYC) and it does not look like I’ll ever have the lifestyle I once had and loved, going to court and depositions every day. Billable hours seem impossible without court and life has just gotten so gravely boring. Anyone else feeling lost? I’ve spent the entire last year trying to figure out where to go from here
What are project manager roles at FAANG like? Is the work exciting? Is comp similar to other positions. Thank you in advance for your insights.
Real talk: does anyone else find all the bragging about super high billable hours kind of sad? There is more to life and it just reads like life not being lived. 😔
Anyone have experiencing switching firms within Big 4, where you had a good situation and left a really strong network behind? Do you have regrets?
Can someone pls suggest good resources/yt videos for preparing for microservices scenario based interview questions. Tech is java.
Have my first interview for an industry job (haven't interviewed since college 2 years ago for big 4). Any tips? Internal audit position
Hi Fishes,please help me take decision!! Got 2 offer in hand . EY-GDS , 21 LPA FIXED plus 10% VP Luxoft (remote opportunity) , 25 LPA 9.7 YOE , Azure Data Engineer. Earning peanuts currently (13 LPA) Please give me your honest feedback about which one to join. In terms of WLB, Work Quality and Exit opportunity.
Need some help deciding on a role. Exiting B4 after 2 years. Moving to either a senior internal audit role or an ICOFR special projects team. IA has less hours through the year but the ICOFR role has their hands in a lot of the business and would allow me to use some automation skills I’m trying to build. Offers are identical. Having a hard time deciding between about 5-10 more hours a week year round for that experience or if I should go IA for the WLB and fact that IA is at every business
How would you make the business case for adding more diversity to the workforce. I think we take it as a given that people will support this, but some people need to see $$ and #s to be moved.
Looking into leveraging my corporate Amex Green Card to get an extra $150 statement credit on a new Platinum Amex card for personal use. Any downside of using this offer? Also any thoughts on having the platinum card and keeping my existing chase sapphire reserve?
Should be getting a raise by the end of this month, I am definitely being underpaid, do I bring this up before or after I find out how much my raise is?
Hi Tax Bowlers, I'm an experienced associate (2yrs) in a Big 4 Transfer Pricing division. I have reached a point in my career where I am considering taking up a professional certification. Several colleagues recommended taking up either ACCA or CFA, however, I see little connection between these certifications and the work that I am currently doing, and what I plan to do in the future. What would you guys suggest? Would it be detrimental to my career if I did not take up any certifications?
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