I have a child who has been identified as a selective mute. Anyone have experience with this?
Out sick one day and worked from home. Come in the next day and male client asks me in front of the entire team “are you pregnant?” (I’m not) 😐 is this very inappropriate or am I overreacting?
Hi, Consulting Moms! I need advice - I am leaving industry to return to consulting. I have offers from KPMG and Deloitte, and we are looking to start a family ASAP (we have been actively trying and I have a feeling it would be just my luck to start a new job and find out I’m pregnant). Would love your insight around personal experience with hours per week, work-life balance, culture, etc. Offers are same level/role/scope (Change Management / Transformation / Human Capital) and same salary. TY!
Any experienced hires out there? Constantly feeling like the last kid picked for the kickball team.
Hi moms, anyone implemented taking cara babies 5-24 month sleep training course on their 4 month old? She says baby isnt developmentally ready until at least 20 weeks but I read every where that 4 months is ideal to start sleep training. Our baby sleeps through the night but needs to be rocked to sleep and we want him to be able to sleep independently
New parent here. Is it normal to pay $34,000 per year per child for child care in your country? I’m pretty shocked. 🇦🇺
Therapist helping me ground after an emotional trigger: Can you tell me something you can feel about your body right now? How about the air from the fan, or the feeling of the chair against your back *Baby gives a full soccer kick directly on my cervix* Me: I've got one
Do you think parental leave policies and the culture around it at your company are fair?
Parental Leave - what is your firm’s policy and how is leave allocated (primary v secondary caretaker, everyone gets x weeks and birthing parents get x+6-8, etc)?
Props to American citizens making it clear that intentional child abuse is not an appropriate deterrent for illegal immigration. Huah! Go America 🇺🇸. Make Trump 🏳️ again!
FTM - I’m just curious on how some of your maternity leave is set up. I received short term disability pay for 6 weeks and then paid from my job for 6 - they offered additional bonding time, but unpaid. The paid portion came from my “sick time.” I wasn’t sick, I was caring for and bonding with my son. That’s been bothering me since I returned. Now I don’t have any sick leave and any last minute time that I need to take is unpaid. Other countries give moms the entire year, 100% paid 🥴
First time mom here and want to start creating a budget for myself for my maternity leave- any tools/ resources on finances for pregnancy/maternity leave. Thank you in advance.
Can someone give me perspectives on this? PA used to be attractive despite low pay high hours due to its fast path (promotions) & fringe benefit like work from home, parental leave, ect. (To be cont)
Is there an industry community for agency mothers to connect? Curious to hear what resources you use & communities you‘re part of. Or does your agency have their own mother groups to support you?
Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?
I washed and folded the baby’s laundry, washed the bottles, took out garbage and konmari’ed half of my closet... all while hubby napped after dinner. Now I’m so annoyed I married a lazy man child 😪😤
Expecting our first baby soon. What are some things/gifts I can get him or things we can do that will be special, that he can use throughout childhood or even remember throughout life? Feel like we’ve been scrambling to nail the essentials to keep him alive but haven’t done anything else because work has been so busy. Any special recommendations?
Moms - Suggestions on where do you buy flowy or loose tops to wear post partum. Have a toddler so out and about most of the time but hate when someone enquires how many months pregnant I am .
Mothers who have left their husbands in the first year of their first child’s life - talk to me about why you did it, whether there was a “straw that broke the camel’s back” and how you feel about everything now in retrospect. I really need some help thinking through this. I haven’t talked to anyone about it, and I don’t want to be rash.
Did EY’s Super Bowl commercial just insinuate that you should question the COVID vaccine?
About sixth months post partum and I am so unbelievably tired all the time. Baby sleeps through the night yet somehow I am exhausted to the point of lying in bed all weekend while...
Any tips for negotiating your severance for a non-partner role? Many good years at the firm—it’s just not working out of late and both me and my firm are looking to part ways.
Has anyone made the jump to FP&A? If so, can you please comment what interview questions you were asked?
just got turned down for a job I worked super hard to land. I'm so bummed and I really need it They went with internal - said I was a great candidate and keep applying, they just cont
I know nearly everyone is feeling burned out right now - how are you managing? What strategies are you using? I took a full week off in January and really expected it to do wonders...but I feel like it didn’t help at all. Every assignment I get still feels like such a huge weight. I’m so exhausted & overwhelmed. Would love to get some ideas for other things I could try for stress management. Thanks!
A confession: Asked my office crush out today casually. We work in the same client space, joined together and we both live in Pune. Said no without giving any reason. I am disheartened 😔
Just accepted an offer from a former client at an exciting company - Joining the corporate strategy team after 5 years in consulting post mba. I doubled my comp in cash before equity - which is flattering / exciting - but also a lot of pressure … a bit worried they expect me to come in and be a wizard. Any tips / advice?
Anyone interviewed with S&O at DoorDash? Got an interview for a senior associate role. They asked me to do a take home exercise which takes 4-5 hrs to complete. Worth the time? What’s the pay range look like? 5 YOE in ops consulting.
Looking to break into the broader healthcare industry from pharma consulting. Which non-pharma healthcare companies value pharma experience / don’t exclude it as part of healthcare experience? (Many companies want provider/payer experience). Targeting Senior Manager roles (5 YOE + MBA)
Hi All, I'm 5+ experienced in IBM DataPower, secondary skills include working on WAS, MQ, Jboss, Tomcat - shell scripting to automate basic stuff. Holds certification in AWS Cloud Practitioner. Knowledge of DevOps tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Docker, GIT, SonarQube. Please let me know of any opportunities
Anyone exited to retail from T1/MBB? What types of roles and what’s been your experience with the day to day work?
What’s a good ACD salary in ny? (For Dtc health) Talking to hr tomorrow about going full time and am assuming I’ll get lowballed
Working as an audit staff in big 4 shared service centre. It's been 2 years. I really don't like what I do there, also it seems I won't like what I'll be doing there even after becoming senior. Thinking of leaving and joining industry once ACCA qualified. (One more paper left). But people around me discourage that growth potential and earnings in industry are way less compared to public accounting. I know that too but I still want to leave. I'd like to stick to core accounting. Thoughts pls
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