Hey does anyone know of a charity focused on providing struggling single mums/dads with baby clothes/toys etc. I have some good stuff to donate but I’d rather not donate to a general place - any suggestions appreciated.
Maybe staying at home this long has made me more critical, but I’m struggling to maintain any suspension of disbelief with ads and tv shows. Case in point: the MB ad where the kid snuggles the dirty, grime & bug ridden toy off the front of a truck - seriously!? And don’t get me started on ‘Your Honor’ - WTF, do they not have fingerprinting in the NOPD???!! Case closed.
Is anyone dealing with pressure to travel/attend in person events? I’m pregnant, there is no vaccine for my young children and therefore we are still taking precautions pretty seriously as a result. Seems like “I’m being careful because of Covid” is no longer an accepted excuse
I’m fully fucking losing it. I wake up at 6 with my 3 year old, feed my kids breakfast, work from 7 to 6 while people CONSTANTLY message me (eff you teams and Skype and slack), cook dinner, put the kids to bed and then field the anxieties of my SAH partner who “needs the break” that I never, ever GD get from dawn to bedtime, watch about an hour of TV while reading work emails and then fall asleep to do it all again. I am never alone. I am never not serving the needs of other people. I am not ok.
My wife and I need a break. Had our first baby in March and we are worn out (getting better) but very tired. Wife said to me “I need us time”, and she’s never said that in the 3 years we’ve been married. Suggestions on getaways or things to do?
I never developed boundaries as a child and now it’s messing me up personally and professionally. Where do I begin fixing myself? Any books, podcasts that may help ?
Had a great weekend linking up with fam, went wine tasting, fine dining and all. And I love it when my six year old says she wants to be a CPA when she grows up. But do I really want her to go the CPA route? My younger sister’s a doctor, brother in law’s an engineering manager at alphabet, both grossing 600K annual Bay Area combined both dumb as hell when it comes to business/finance. Sorry maybe just hating a little bit here. Am I wrong to suggest my kid to choose tech instead?
For people who have gotten pregnant through Shady Grove Fertility, how long did they monitor you for before transitioning to your OB?
Currently have 12 years banking experience and an MBA. I’ve always been career driven but now I’m ending my 8 month mat leave soon with my 2nd baby. I’m really torn if I should take a few years off to be a SAHM. We can financially handle it, although it may be a little tight. My biggest concern is getting back into the work force in 2/3 years. Will this decision really impact my career? Maybe I can look into part time work but I don’t even know where to begin to look with banking experience.
Moms, did having daycare at your gym help you to go more often? Did the environment help?
Hubby thinks that we can workout at home (peloton, weight bench, online classes, jogging stroller) or in our community gym & pool. But I'm excited to join a local sports club with lots of amenities (classes, squash, tennis, swim) and 2.5 hrs daycare / day.
I'm remote so getting out of the house occasionally would be nice, plus give baby some exposure. Baby will start full time 9-4 daycare soon though.
TTC for ~2 years now. We Saw a obgyn and more recently an RE as well. They conducted all possible tests ( semen analysis , HSG , thyroid , ultrasound, genetic screening etc) and there is nothing wrong. At a loss to understand why we haven’t been able to get pregnant. Anyone experienced something similar ? The RE recommends IUI as next step
I was contacted by a recruiter just before I went on maternity leave. We stayed in touch and now, a month into my leave, I am preparing for a first interview at Google for an interaction designer role. First, any tips on how to prepare for this interview? Second, I feel like if I’m doing all this interview/material prep, I should go all in, apply at other big companies and try for multiple offers. Would I be wasting time since I don’t want to cut my leave (goes to July) short?
SO beyond frustrated with my work environment I think it may be time to leave for good. I returned from maternity leave after 4 years of working at my very old-school, boys club, nepotism-friendly company. The number of remarks I got on my appearance, my pregnancy and etc was a little annoying before I left, but since I've come back it's been nothing but comments on how they can't believe I'm leaving my husband home with the baby etc. Sorry for the long post just needed to vent!!
I just found out my cousin is pregnant. I’m a little upset because I assumed she wasn’t having kids. She’s 38 and her husband is 45. I’m happy for them but now I feel more alone on my childfree journey. Anyone else get tired of being the black sheep? 🥺
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!
Etiquette question. Invited last minute to a family party (my in-laws) ostensibly for Father’s Day. Accepted invite. Shortly after, my sis in law advises that they will also be celebrating the HS graduation and birthday of her husbands nephew. Do we bring a cash gift for the young man? How much? We know the young man and like him but don’t typically celebrate holidays or buy gifts for him. He has two brothers who will be graduating in the future and don’t want to be inequitable to them.
Struggling with the position of a relationship in my life.
Spent years on my own, focusing on myself and my career, now that I am in my mid 30s I found a great woman whom I have been with for a year now
The problem is: She bases a lot of her identity in our relationship. For me my relationship is just one more of the many things that are important to me.
I feel like this is starting to create conflict when I dont make her the center of my world.
Anyone dealt with something like this?
Not going by the ability of reproduction, how many sexes are there? I feel like for decades, we were educated by the society that there are only two sexes (male/female). Humans can feel more liberated if they are not fixed by this thought that we are limited to ‘two’ sexes. Just my random thoughts 🤗😊
What is an average starting salary HCOL area for a job right out of college as an analytic chemist?
Hi all, Can anyone please refer me for any open roles in ETL testing.
YOE- 7.5 years
Currently serving NP
Preferred working mode: WFH.
Thanks in advance!
Anyone looking for mid-level buyers or planners?
Any thoughts on Decoded Advertising?
Need some advice
I am currwntly in project with technology SAP TM
I am planning to learn new technology which is more based on front end or application development
Can you suggest me which technology is better to learn as per future scope SAP UI 5 or SAP webdynpro?
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I’m an Internet Marketing expert (full scale branding, market research, website, SEO, social...) but new to consulting. Need advice on how to structure my fees/rates/retainer. Advice?
Anyone here familiar with Vista consulting group? Thoughts on them compared to other MF PE Ops teams? I assume you have less visibility into investment process and dont participate in deal economics
Hello Mammas!! Any moms in LA with a newborn that would like to do meetups? I have a 7 week old and I chat a lot with mom friends about tips and tricks. We have so much fun! I think its so interesting to learn from other moms! I am on maternity leave until November so if anybody is interested in doing this let me know!
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I got offer from globant. I have one query regarding bonus. There will be any annual bonus in globant? In offer letter i Don't see anything like varible/annual bonus.
senior producer, denver, quoted at 85-90k
currently in LA, mid level at 90k.
are they low-balling me? makes no sense to me that salaries in denver are as low as everyone says.
HELP! I accidentally signed a contact for a month at an agency, I thought they what they offered was decent because I did not count it hourly. Now turns out I’m earning $30 p/h as mid-level ad (cont)
About to get married in 3 months. My fiancé earns 160k, almost twice as I do. She has a 13 yr old son (full custody), and owns the house we currently live in. I pay rent (to her) and equally share utilities, groceries, bills when we eat out. We were thinking about, her selling this house, and buying a bigger house together after marriage, but her son doesn’t want any change, and wants to live in the same house until he goes to college. Should we stay or move irrespective of her son’s wishes?
Archetypes VS personas for UX and strategic design? Keen to hear other opinions on which are more valuable for different situations and why!
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Which of the Big4 have more restrictive independence requirements? D mandates disclosing even auto insurance and savings info which seems excessively unnecessary. Thoughts?
Have seen people who have climbed the ladder fairly quickly in Big4 firms by sticking to one client. How can this be a good thing for you as a consultant? I get the relationship part but how can....
Would you say summaries are as effective for self help books like "the subtle art of giving a fk" and other similar books? I feel the books themselves ramble on too much on a side story only to tell a point that could be summed up in a couple sentences.
Or am I just not getting good book recommendations for growth/development on mental well being and productivity
What to buy for a five year old boy? Looking for something that easily fits in a suitcase ..
Got drilled by client manager on a status call. Ugh! This makes me doubt my decision to come back to consulting. What happened to just being kind to others?
Is there anyone here looking to hire a Strategy consultant? I've got previous experience across public and private sector and I'm now looking for a new challenge with one of the top consulting firms in the UK.
Any help would be much appreciated.
I’m looking to make a lateral move from Deloitte to Slalom, 1st year HC Analyst.. but it seems all Analyst positions on their job board require 5 years experience, could anyone advise what type of job position/industry might be more applicable that I could look out for? (Or any advice at all on this topic would be greatly appreciated)
Best business-oriented, but novel-style books with good writing, style, & interesting characters? Not really self-help/advise focused, more of actual literature with business themes/plots. Any recs?
This job is balls!
Has anyone dated a medical student before ? Are they generally less responsive due to their schedule? Really have no idea what to expect with this girl in med school , so any help is appreciated !
If a manager told you they were going to do everything they could to get you fired next round of performance reviews because he doesn’t like you, How would you handle this? Reporting to HR will probably just get me fired sooner. Should I quit and find a new job? I like working here. Do I tough it out and hope it was a verbal slip.?
I need 2.5k United miles! Best way to get it?
Ladies: what are the top things you expect men to know that many do not or are ignorant about? In relation to work, but feel free to broaden this discussion