Managers, when you & your team are stressed out / working late, how do you cope/keep morale up?
EY folks - anyone up for a virtual happy hour next week sometime? We could maybe use zoom?
I recently joined a niche function in an industry role, and think it could translate to consulting well. What are the things you (partners or equivalent) would want to know before pushing to build a new (sub-)practice area?
Is anyone else here still 100% WFH?
Just had a planning/staffing meeting with SM to plan out the 12/31/18 YE for my public client. Currently looking into leaving PA and I feel bad about planning out the rest of the year. Any thoughts?
I know the reason I want to go to grad school but how do I develop a convincing business case? Any tips? I want to make sure it’s enough for the firm to see value in paying for it completely. Any tips?
I’m a noogler with a $1000 wfh stipend burning a hole in my pocket. itching for a 4K monitor and/or apple air pods max since I’m in a noisy area. Am I being reasonable? Or am I crazy?
There is a partner in our office that routinely discusses associate performance with other associates. For example, she will tell Associate A that Associate B isn’t performing and/or hitting hours, etc. Recently, I learned that she has been discussing “issues” she had with my work product two years ago (I no longer do any work for her). Is this something I should bring up? It bothers me that she is talking about me to others.
I personally hate being stopped by awkward strangers with clipboards on the sidewalk to talk about nonprofits. Do they actually benefit from this versus promoting themselves on social? (1/3)
Ever started going off on a full-on rant on social media about how incompetent a company is, and after 15 people chime in you realize that you're all talking about one of your clients?
Anyone here have predictions regarding the halving event May 2020? I’m gonna hodl until end of 2021 and sell out...I’m hoping 50-100k per btc
What is A&M base for FDD for each level? I understood it was flat across all cost of living and years of tenure but have seen varying numbers from people
I am an Admin Assistant. I do admin, project coordination and lead a few projects. I am often in meetings with a lot of execs & from my experience (even in my team), I find that people seem to think lowly or are dismissive of admins work. I am currently looking at entry roles in consulting but am worried hirers will see my title & dismiss my application too. My friend suggested changing my title to Project Assistant or Coordinator on my resume to reflect what I do now but this feels like lying?
Looking for a sustainability opportunity in a consultancy in the UK.
Background in sustainability (MSc) + 1.5 YOE (sustainability/ESG).
Would greatly appreciate referrals/ coaching
Does PwC still offer a 401k match plus wealth builder? If so, what’s the wealth builder contribution for an internal firm services manager? Considering applying as a boomerang to an IFS position. Thanks!
One of friend got two offers. She is having masters in finance degree with 5.5YOe
1. Capgemini Invent
2. Deutsche Bank
Any suggestions which one to go for?
How is work quality with CCB Bangalore /Mumbai?
What exactly they do and how is the WLB?
Has anybody in the UK started their own engineering consultancy? I see this as my next step but I'm struggling to find good case studies on how to get started.
Any advice is welcome!
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What is the male equivalent of the conversation I just had: being advised not to “huff up on stage” like “little miss bossy boots” and “try to take take charge” of my own spot, on set.
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My agency is on the rise, but I personally haven’t made anything I’m proud of in a year. Should I stick it out or try another agency?
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The Ogilvy brand refresher tho 👌🏼 Kudos
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I just overheard her step into our bosses office saying that her workload is too much and that she needs help (most likely mine since I'm the only other employee trained to do so. My workload has become pretty insane most days, I don't have room in my schedule to provide her with help but I'm worried my boss will ask me to help to appease her.
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When I’m extra frustrated, I try to give myself a short time out - set a timer (even if it’s just 5 mins) and go into another room, away from the laptop, and just take a breather. I should walk around the block or something for some fresh air/sunshine, but sometimes I just lay on the floor 🤷♀️ It doesn’t take away all of what’s stressing me out but it gives me a little time to get my bearings and a bit of patience back so I don’t feel like I’m in stressed out reaction mode.
I’m not always good at this, but tactically - clear focus on to dos. When I’m most stressed it is usually because there are 10000 things to get done and I have neither prioritized nor recognized what IS getting done. Breaking it down, pen on paper and crossing things off helps quiet my brain.
Having someone - at work or at home - to vent to without trying to problem solve also gets things out of my head that I can’t get out to the team itself. Literally saying “I need to get this out of my head, can I just say all the things? You don’t even really have to listen” - often hearing myself gets me over myself.
And then sometimes, I just allow myself to say not today. Like right now I’m lying on the floor in my hallway answering you instead of finishing what’s on my list. I just need to be done with the week and the work will never not be there.
All that said, I *am* appropriately honest with my team. I am not good at happy face, but I can answer a “how are you?” With “you know, a little overwhelmed at the moment, but I would we have this, looking forward to getting to the other side and (whatever the inspired outcome is).
Or I go the other direction and tell someone “todays not the day to ask that, let’s just get down to task at hand” it acknowledges but doesn’t dwell.
Again, not consistently good at these, but they do tend to work when I remember! Good luck.
I should add that I picked this job bc this is supposed to be really rare at this company. I don’t think it’s a pattern. I specifically tried to avoid this bc I know I don’t handle stress well without my routine and personal time. I’m looking for tricks for creating space / positivity when you’re stuck in the grind.