What percentage of your day are y’all productively working? Lately I’ve been super distracted on my phone, personal email, holiday plans, posting about all the above on fishbowl, and I’m trying to figure out if it’s just me.
How often does your engagement leader pressure you to work while on PTO? Don’t understand why they can’t pull someone else who isn’t on PTO to pickup the work. After all, people are very replaceable in our industry...
Is this where we talk about how to low key dance to your favorite song at the holiday party but not be THE dancing negro? Lifelong problem.
I'm on vacation, completely removed for the daily hustle; enjoying my time off. My wife called with an urgent request: she needs help with a deck that's due on Friday.
Honest opinions please (even if negative/harsh!) - 2 week vacation in Q4 as a finance lateral that joined the firm in 2021. Will folks be raising eyebrows at this and judge me negatively?
Getting back from a two week 'vacation' exhausted and just as much in need of a break as I was before I left... FML
Is it weird/rude to do work during a 2 hour hair appointment (instead of taking the PTO)?
I can’t stand people who are “taking time off” and are online doing work. Like, why?!? Have some boundaries for yourself. No one thinks you’re a hero for doing this.
Quick question ya’ll: How much accrued PTO is normal? Is “up to 5 days accrued PTO” bad?
If you have 200 hours of PTO can you take 1 hour a day and end your day earlier for the rest of the year?
I miss reading for fun. I need a vacation. Does anyone else ever fantasize about Jerry Maguire-ing outta here?
Anyone done a Great Lake family vacation with young kids? Meeting friends and both have a 2 year old. Recs appreciated - Ideally drivable from Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Cleveland (nonstops). TYIA
Getting ready to come back to work after a week of vacation. Definitely feeling imposter syndrome and that I’m not smart enough to come back to Int’l tax. Anyone else ever feel this way about their jobs?
Is this feeling regret or nervousness or felt settling? Started new job and had 60k pay bump and same hours. I would say pay bump is main driver but also the professional development in learning new tech. I do feel kind of unexcited though. Maybe its some of the benefits like 21 days pto instead of 28 plus collective disconnects. Also no wellbeing sub. Having to set passcodes like every hour for security reasons. Is this just new job jitters or prelude to something people experienced before?
How are gaming chairs different from ergonomic office chairs? Something like this, anyone have experience?
Has anyone been placed on a visa suspension while they were stuck outside USA? Were you able to come back and join your firm later?
Once you’ve secured a job (as a college student), how do you keep motivation up? Struggling with motivation, mental health, and the purpose to school now that I have a role lined up.
Can I ask what is the relocation bonus for Big 4 and Accenture for new grads, if there is any? Also, what’s the typical signing bonus for new grads?
When you're stuck on the world's shittiest project and the client fires your team's ass to give the work to KPMG. Sorry partner, don't feel sympathetic. Guess I won't be extended after all 😂
Offer at growth tech company in SF/NYC: 135k TC (105k Base, 120k RSUs over 4 years, no signing) 2.5 YOE, offer would be for Sr. Business Analyst at Asana, AirBnB, Slack, etc. Take the offer if you’re current TC is 95k? Why or why not? Thx for the feedback
I just realized I'm excited to see the hotel front desk staff. It's like Cheers at this point!
As a relatively new hire out of a top undergrad school, how long should I wait before applying to MBB if I got rejected after final round interviews last year?
Doing my first very remote online. Any tips? Should I get an external camera vs my laptops?
Anyone successfully clear any Oracle EPM certification? Did you use any data dumps? How was your experience? Given that it’s mandatory now at D, trying to see how I can clear an exam when I’m not working hands on, in any epm tool development.
How many big 4 people are done busy season right now for audit? Started getting asked to work 80 hour weeks which is why I didn't go big 4. Thinking about switching if it stays this way.
Mamas, how much did you spend on maternity clothes? I’ve had some gifted and bought some support tanks and leggings and looking to invest for the last 4 months. Probably one-and-done, so won’t reuse
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5055923/Arrested-Saudi-princes-photographed-five-star-prison.html Does this count towards lifetime nights at the Ritz?
Is it possible to go from Big 4 consulting to MBB, or would you have to get an MBA to make that shift?
What is your take on consultants being stuck on long projects? It’s like pulling teeth trying to roll off of some accounts. We never get a say in our extension. Will leadership address this?
Any restrictions on baggage allowance if you book your ticket with reward miles for American ? I am platinum. Just learnt last week that upgrade was not possible because I booked through points.
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