Anyone else juggling having kids at home during the winter break and trying to work from home around your SO (who is also working from home). The holidays are always SO hectic at my place and I'm feeling like a failure, my mother was a perfect housewife and I'm far from it lol. Other parents struggling with this?
I feel like I'm aging at a rapid pace 😔😬🥴...I used to feel like I looked young for my age and now that I'm in my later 30's, I feel like everyday I look older and older. I don't wear a ton of makeup and do usually eat pretty healthily/ drink water. What other tips, tricks, and treatments should I be considering?!? (Mostly feel like my skin is dull, uneven tone, and wrinkles are becoming more apparent) Ugh, ha.... I know it's part of life but want to slow it down!
Mama fish, tips for starting college savings for baby? 529 vs regular investment account? Generally not a fan of govt dictating I can spend my money, but are the tax breaks worth it if I could have
Are there companies that have no wait period to use maternity leave? I heard it's best to stay at my current company if I'm planning to have kids soon because most companies have a 1 year wait time before using mat leave.
What is your firm’s policy for compensating female equity partners/shareholders who take the allotted amount of maternity leave (and thus may have collections from clients but no chargeable hours)? Are they just hung out to dry from a comp perspective for that year or does the firm step in and support from a comp perspective the hours lost as a result of maternity leave? Coming from a mid to big law firm with an eat what you kill structure and a single tier of partnership.
Hi ladies/moms, have you guys get pregnant between jobs without FMLA? I had my first one three years ago. I really want to have a second one but also want to have potential job switch. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Heading down to the Springfield area to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and my mother-in-law wants to get up around 3:00 a.m. to line up for Black Friday Sales... honestly, I don't think I love anyone enough to get up that early and spend hours in the cold dealing with a crowd of people... Happy Thanksgiving everyone
How do you cope with loss and grief? My father in law lost his battle with cancer this morning. It was sudden and unexpected. We lost my husband’s grandfather about a month ago, again to cancer, and he declined rapidly so that was somewhat unexpected, as well. My poor mother in law has been dealing with helping her husband through his cancer and dealing with the loss of her father. Any tips for how to help her and my husband through this?
Wife got a positive pregnancy test today. 2nd baby on the way. I’m excited but also feeling pretty numb. Recent job changes, about to move house. Any advice?
Looking for baby moon recommendations for early March. Obviously Covid is an issue, but hoping it’ll be better by then (at least this omicron wave may be over) somewhere warm, and not too far of a flight from DC area, tho if it’s affordable we are willing to fly. Trying to stay in the states since pregnant. Any reccs? I’ll be about 20 weeks pregnant. I know it’s early but it’s the only time we’ll be able to take before the baby comes.
I’m in mid 30s(single) about to get started with egg freezing and haven’t even discussed with my mom back home. Going through lot of emotions myself & not sure if me telling my mother could make her feel sad or even more worried. I was planning on telling once I complete the process but when I went for my 1st consultation I came back in tears & felt like I should tell about it to atleast my sibling. Need your thoughts this one ,fellow ladies .
Approved by doctor/HR to remain remote and it’s not going over well( we were told we would remain remote, which included giving up our desks, but are now being asked to come in two days). The person who seemed the most annoyed by my request is my direct boss. I found it odd because she announced she was only doing one day because she was pregnant and the director was basically like “ok”. I don’t want to put a target on my back and I do enjoy the work. Should I just bite the bullet and come in?
Hello moms, I need help for our soon to come baby girls name that will rhyme well with « Dorcas ». I really like the name Dorcas but my husband likes hyphenated names such as xxx-Dorcas or Dorcas-xxx. Any suggestions please?
The kid was there all this timeeeeeeeeeee
Dropping my parents off at the airport as they fly back home to India. Know that with advancing age, they may be the last time they visit here and it is possible I may never see them again. Have such a heavy heart even if I know this is how life goes 🙁
I’ve been back from Mat Lave for 6 months and recently sat down to meet with my new Supervisor to discuss future opportunities for advancement and express that I’m hoping to have a salary review soon.
He told me he agreed I was undervalued when reviewing my comp and mentioned a few times now that my maternity leave was a factor in me being underpaid - what do I do I feel heartbroken and discouraged? I feel so stuck - I love my work but how can I feel ok every day knowing this?
Weaning baby now (he is four months). I have a big freezer stash and it’s in the deep freeze so it will be good until next December. Is the better strategy to constantly give baby some breastmilk every day until I run out (like 8-10 ounces a day or something, mixed with his formula) or is it better to just give formula and save the freezer stash for if/when he gets a cold or something, and then mix it in liberally only then)?
Saw a post on women in consulting bowl about a kid saying hate you and some moms providing great suggestions. I didn’t have family growing up (grew up in an orphanage) - any books/ideas on how to
Anyone have insight into the type of questions for FTI Consulting one-way pre-recorded interview? All they’ve told me is it’s 4 questions and should last about 15 min in total (2 min given per question). Nothing about whether it’s behavioral, technical, etc.
How much do new Canadian B4 partners make? See a lot of numbers on here but seem to only reflect the US market.
Any 🐠 going to market days next weekend?
What are some of the normal FSH, HCG and Estradiol and AFC levels in non-pregnant females... (we are TTC)
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I’m concerned that men around/above me at work are holding the men to a lower standard than me. Over time, the diff in confidence between me and my male peers has made them more confident. Thoughts?
DM if anyone interested
Bain & Company Hello fellow fishes,
I'm looking for referrals to Boston Consulting Group, Bain & Company , Oliver Wyman and Kearney in Dubai for senior analyst or junior consultant roles. I graduated from a QS ranked top 10 university and have 3 YOE: 1 in a T2 consulting firm in Dubai and 2 in industry. I've passed the first stage for Mckinsey and am preparing for my interviews. Thanks in advance :)
Finally saw “Love, Simon” - so Good!!
It occurs to me that we’re going to see a new push on voter fraud for ballots submitted by people who died before the election due to COVID or other causes. Among plenty of other delays and complaints, of course.
Talent retention | There has been alot of people leaving Agency life for other careers which offer more work life balance or benefits or even just going solo. Your thoughts? How long do you plan to stay in this field ?
16 weeks and so worried all of the stress I’m under is going to hurt the baby. Between work, my own scary (non-pregnancy) health stuff, the pandemic, my mom (who is a widow and lives alone, basically isolated by choice due to covid) is having health issues, and pressures to keep billable hours up, I’ve been having complete breakdowns. Today I spent almost the entire day crying and now have to make up the billable time this weekend. I really worry abt what effect this will have on the babe.
I get people have preferences but come on why is this something to brag about 🤮
I’m a junior associate at a small boutique firm. We primarily represent lenders in small scale renewables. I’m considering applying for mid-big law firms but curious what type of work junior associates are participating in at larger firms. Our transactions are fairly turn key and in my opinion not very complex, with only the occasional curve ball. Anyone work in renewables financing or other asset based financing at a mid-large size firm willing to share an overview of your work?
Hi everyone, a question to the tech industry at large.
Why are people so hesitant to hire disabled candidates?
I am a visually impaired practitioner in South Africa, with 7 years of experience, and as soon as recruiters or business owners hear/read that I'm disabled, the conversation gets awkward and I never hear from them again.
Best recruiters for in-house gigs?
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How would one go about raising an issue of uneven distribution of workflow? I just don’t feel like I’m kept busy enough or staffed on enough transactions to meet budget.
Any IP litigators looking to lateral? Firm is hiring (market biglaw, openings in NY and SCV). DM if interested.
Anyone have experience starting in litigation and switched over into transactional? I feel like My personality has always been meant for transactional. Advice on how to make the switch is welcomed. Thank you
Hi, I am basically the only corporate attorney in a small firm. I am a corporate generalist so I have broad experience (corporate governance, independent k agreements, stock/asset purchases, other general counsel work for clients). I deal with small acquisitions so not considered really m&a as the ones big law doe (my due diligence is minimal in most). I would love to learn more complex m&a but not sure how and I want to better market myself out for a lateral move. Appreciate any advice! Thanks
Hi all! I’m a 3rd year associate looking to leave my current big law firm to join another. My firm pays out bonuses at the end of February, and the firm policy states that the bonus will be paid out to the employee if they are employed on the date it is paid. My new firm is requesting a start date / asking me to provide notice. Assuming I give notice at my current firm on Feb 17th / 18th, am I likely to still get the bonus paid out (assuming it will be paid on Feb 25th / 28th)?
How likely is it to go in-house or a mid-size, better paying firm from a boutique transactional firm? Thank you for all insight.
Anyone know if proxy materials are mailed out on a certain day, can the proxy can be filed with the SEC after 5:30 pm that same day and be considered ok? Rule requires proxy to be filed the same day materials are mailed or given to shareholders.
Has anyone transitioned from M&A to Real Estate? Feeling pretty burned out on M&A and wanting to try something different, but have limited RE experience. I’m only a 2nd year associate, so I’m hoping I’m still early enough in my career to make a change.
My boss is asking me to “reconsider” the way I approach a client… I am in charge of this annoying corporate maintenance thing that we do for a client (I.e., making board of directors meeting to comply with some regulatory reporting required. I always end up missing deadlines. How would you reply?
Do you use any workflow management platforms to organize your M&A deals? Not talking about data rooms, but more actual team management (e.g. Trello, Asana, Midaxo)
Recommendations for firms to look into in South FL? I'm in Ft. Lauderdale but am open to Boca or Miami. I'm a first year associate in ID (coverage issues) but really would prefer transactional work. More importantly though, I'm looking for companies who pay relatively well (doesn't necessarily have to be market), are open to remote/hybrid work, aren't sweatshops. I'd settle for insurance work if theres good WLB & $$$ lol
How do you manage unreasonable client expectations when the client is unsophisticated? Have a client who expected her deal to close next week despite the purchase agreement not even having been finalized or discussed with the other party’s counsel and the lender not having approved the financing for the acquisition.
Does anyone know of a private equity big law practice group that exclusively does fund line work (fund side)?