Big picture question: How did you settle on a FIRE number? Originally I did the simple "estimated annual living expenses divided by 4% rule", but am now second guessing that for many reasons. For example, if I want to live on 70,000 per year, I'll need 1.75MM... but what if 70,000 in 20 years won't be a ton of money? Also, what about saving up for kid's college funds? How to account for the possibility of tax law changes? So many questions!
Parents of newborns, how are you approaching having visitors during Covid? I’m pregnant and trying to figure out what are reasonable expectations of my family and friends around visitation/holding the baby (anything from washing hands when they come over to quarantining before visiting and holding the baby). I want to make sure we’re protecting ourselves/the baby and our older family members who are at a higher risk. Our families live nearby so I anticipate they may want to visit frequently
Came across an ad for Noom and I signed up for it as EY pays for Noom. Does it really work? I’m highly skeptical coz I had a baby and I need to lose about 15 lbs to get to my pre pregnancy weight but I put my goal as losing 48 lbs just to see if it works. Anyone who tried Noom and kept off the weight?
Just ruined Mother's Day weekend with somehow getting on topic of family issues. Congratulations to me! No coming back from this 🍾🍾🍾
Traveling from Seattle-NY-Dubai-India soon. I want to take alcohol for my father but I don't drink. Which Scotch/whiskey is popular? Is it better to buy here, and check it in or in duty free?
Recommendations for back to work after baby? I’m almost halfway through leave and starting to get a little anxious
How many training underpants did You need while potty training? What else did you buy for ex. Extra pants? Intend to use oh crap method, with baby in daycare.
Moms - What is this Swaddling business? When can I get rid of it? My 6 week old is a light sleeper and often wakes up by the time I finish swaddling. Ped said you don't have to swaddle if your baby is fine, but baby wakes up without one..
Any restrictions taking parental leave in the first year of employment at BCG/Bain? Couldn't find anything published online about it and not ready to disclose (too early in pregnancy)
Anyone estranged from their parents? I have an emotionally needy mother who’s very unhappy in her life, her 3rd marriage is falling apart , she doesn’t have friends and her coworkers don’t like her
👩👧 Anyone lost their mother when they were young? I’m in my mid 30s, and the older I get, the harder it feels (counter intuitively) ➡️
Anyone deal with post partum depression or depletion? I’m so foggy (18 months after 2nd child)
I really want to try for baby no. 2 soon but now if I would start it would put me in my busiest month of January when the baby would be due. I already went down in hours this past year because of the pandemic and my Team had to pick up the slack. I also was told yesterday that the team struggled when I went down in hours. I really want to start trying because I want my kids closer in age. My daughter turns 2 in July so I would like to start soon so they are 2.5-3 years apart. I don’t know
Apparently one of my neighbors just had a baby. Goodbye sleep. Not that we knew each other well, but it was better than nothing.
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..
How do our firms view consultants and managers getting pregnant or just having young children in general? Is it a death sentence for future staffing opportunities? Conversely, would it mitigate the risk of layoff due to covid considering the optics / laws around woman’s pregnancy rights in the workplace? Honestly just curious.
due end of Jan. I’m starting to get those mood swings I had in 1st trimester and starting to be tired, and short temper at times. MIL is coming 10 days before baby is due to help for 4 mons.. cont
Any suggestions for baby moon? Can’t travel out of the country and should travel before mid November. Live in Chicago.
Tech fish, what is your market TC vs your expected TC? Market TC = base + bonus + RSUs vesting over the next 12 months valued at GRANT price Expected TC = base + bonus + RSUs vesting over the next 12 months valued at CURRENT price Market TC should be competitive with what you can get from other companies. Expected TC is reflective of stonk luck. Would also be interesting to know how long you’ve been at your company. I’ll start Market TC = $330k Expected TC = $595k Tenure just under 3 years
Need to get some likes so I can DM you guys about exit ops from Audit to Advisory. Anyone wanna help a poor S1 out? Thanks!
I’ve been in consulting for 3 years now and I’m burnt out. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to make the transition from consulting —> biz ops (skills to market, interview prep, etc?) Also any recommendations on how to get data experience on projects?
Anyone in the Deloitte Salesforce practice interested in referring me? I have dev and BA experience with 3 years of SF and not sure how else to go about applying
Can we apply for new jobs?? In the middle of recruiting. Will need H1B transfer after I get the offer. This orange buffoon cant end our career growth!
My partner (along with his team) has been laid off from an equity research role. He is on H1b visa and has until end of February to find a new job otherwise he’ll have to leave the country. I would be very grateful if someone knows of any sell-/buyside investment analyst opportunities and can refer, please. Years of experience: 9yrs. Always been with II-ranked teams and twice voted rising star. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.
Anyone know of any good tools/resources with job prospects for 65+ trying to find employment after behind laid off during COVID? I imagine many have been forced into early retirement. Unfortunately, it appears the discrimination is very real when it comes to allowing “retirees” to participate in our workforce.
When do you plan on telling your firms that you'll be leaving for an MBA in the fall or will you just give a regular two week notice?
A friend was told their firm will cut ties EOY if certain things don’t improve. Friend had planned to quit in the next year anyway (to start their own business), so there is no real incentive to bend over backwards. Friend’s goal is to keep the income for a little longer, but to minimize conflict / headaches. What’s the best move here? Wait until EOY and take the severance? Give 6 / 9 / 12 months’ notice now? Is there such a thing as too much notice? Could too much notice backfire?
What’s the best way to get started freelancing? Just update my LinkedIn and start reaching out to recruiters? How did you figure out your day rate/hourly?
Working on a take-home case study for a direct lender, I was given a public company take-private scenario and build a model around it, want to get you guys thoughts on whether I should include a few pages on historical financials?
Does anyone have any insight into industry jobs that are fully remote meaning you don’t have a home office?I don’t mind travel either. I am in strategy consulting in the financial services (Banking)
Current moms, how do you make this career work with children? Putting off having a baby because I love my job and just can’t imagine how to do both.
Can we all agree that we’re blessed to even have the ability to WFH instead of being outright laid off? With every passing day my will to do unspeakable things to keep my golden-handcuff job increases
What is the typical timeline of promotion from senior analyst to consultant at Accenture?
Trump confessed to Bob Woodward about the lethal danger of COVID in February. 7 full months later, he has a lead adviser in place with no infectious disease expertise.
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