I have a really deep regret in which I left a dream job that I waited for YEARS to materialize. I was new long distance marriage. I wanted to start a family and with the location of dream job (pre-covid) I made some choices. I soon became pregnant a few months later (was in late 30s). While I am thrilled with a healthy baby and have a decent job currently-I am sad that I couldn’t make my dream career work. Covid has put another hitch in a comeback and now i’m 40. How do you deal with regrets?
Over a year ago, my then 13 year old daughter told me about some nude pictures that were going around of a 12 year old girl from another school. She mentioned the girl’s name and I realized that I knew the girl’s mother, so I texted the mother to tell her- because if someone had taken pictures of MY daughter and was sharing them, I would want to know! The mother was very nice and thanked me for telling her - though she already knew and had the school and the FBI involved (continued).
When you guys started feeling the kicks or baby moving, what was it like? I'm almost 20 weeks and feel something hard about 2 inches below my belly. It's usually right when I sit to watch TV at night. Am I feeling the baby's hand or foot?
Has anyone raised a baby/child while still teaching? Can it be done? I’m worried about money for childcare and fitting it all in schedule wise. I don’t want to derail my career, but a baby is a baby!
My sister’s baby shower is in a couple of months and I was wanting to get her a bag with some postpartum items for her. What would you add to the bag?
What compels you in life as a child-free person? I am 32, about to buy a house which was my big goal and now I’m feeling aimless. I have a salary that would let me save around 40k a year and feel like I’m at the point where “I’ve made it” yet now I’m wondering how to make paint a vision of what my larger pursuit in life is. Any advice?
How did you meet your significant other/what are good places to meet people? Dating apps are brutal and a bar just isn’t the right place to meet someone. Please add suggestions lol
I am curious how many high school and middle school teachers of both low and high incidence disabilities, feel like they are knowledgeable enough about transition services. Additionally, how did you become knowledgeable - continuing education, mentors, self-educated, parent educated? I am currently working on my masters and researching the obvious gap between high school teachers and community service providers that inevitably results in frustration and delayed services for students.
Feeling insecure about maternity leave. I work at a great place, just generally nervous about how much I’ll miss and how different my outlook at work will be when I return.
Hi, my baby is yelling while sleeping at least 2 or 4 times at night. What happens is that she yells once, wakes us, we look at the momitor, and she is sleeping peacefully. OMG. What is this? It has been happening for the last week.
Context: My baby is 10 months,sleep trained since she is 7, sleeping from 7 pm to 6 am, no problem. 2 naps are great and always at the same time. Poop once a day regular
How does everyone stay motivated? Is it money? Am I just a dumb kid for trying to find a bigger picture in it all? If someone says to protect the investing public I am going to cry.
My husband & I are coming up on cycle 3 for trying for our 2nd & I’m honestly feeling hesitant. I’m feeling in between having another baby because our 1st is just so easy (for the most part) & we have our routine/schedule set down. Plus we’re both thriving in our careers right now.
Is it normal to feel wishy washy? Did anyone have to take a step back once they added another kid?
PwC - what is the paternity leave policy? Do you need to be with the firm for a year before you can avail it?
What is your companies paid parental leave benefit/policy? Currently offer 12 weeks fully paid for any new parent and thinking about adding additional time.
I know I may sound like a total entitled bitch but I get so irritated with my in laws. I love them dearly but they always say they want to “help” with the baby - but that means that they watch her for 30 minutes and then if she fusses or needs a diaper change they hand her back to us. I’m okay with this except that they ALWAYS say they want to help. And then when they come here on the weekends we are furiously cleaning and cooking because that’s the only time we have. I told my husband (cont.)
Wife and I are both vaxed and boosted. We also just learned she is 6 weeks pregnant. We haven’t told family yet. Now I have Covid and am pretty sure she does too. Both symptomatic. I tested positive, she was negative. I’m losing my shit. Just had to vent that.
Has anyone tied how their career and how they interact with bosses/other coworkers is tied to their childhood/being narcisisticly abused? I am a victim of narcisisitic abuse as a child, have seeked therapy for it, and a lot of therapists do not understand naarcisistc abuse and actually tell me to reach out to my abusers. I just feel like on a subconsious level I am behind others when it comes to emotional disregulation as well as just having a higher level of anxiety. Can anyone relate?
Where can I get a good quality maternity clothes? I don’t want synthetic materials at all. Fashionable and cute is a huge plus! Would you ladies prefer store or online purchases? With growing belly it’s kinda hard to predict how big you will be in a month. 😅
Did anyone else adopt the new Florida Wonders curriculum? We just adopted it this school year, and I teach 4th grade. My team and I have not found a good flow, schedule, or whatever you want to call it. We feel like it teaches too many skills in one lesson, and we are not able to truly teach anything “deep” enough for students to master. Does anyone have any insight? What do you do? Do you like the curriculum? Why or why not? Would you be willing to share what you do weekly/daily? Thanks!
My ex fiancé from 5 years ago literally started following me and liked pictures on my insta. He’s married with a kid now. Like why? 🤦🏻♀️
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Received an offer for digital strategy analyst at a media company. Reports to EVP. Dream is to exit into M&E digital strategy so this lines up perfectly. On the other hand, I’m also up for early promo to senior associate (feeling 50/50 about my case) and am currently on a media project rn (don’t want to burn the bridge). Offer is looking for someone to start ASAP...would it look bad to take an offer so close to year end? ~1.5 YOE
Has anyone here done PBM strategy work?
I’m a little over 2 years into my job. I’ve switched from Accenture -> B4, and my focus has been around adv analytics / data engineering. I got an offer for a t2 strategy firm, and I’m trying to-
What do y’all respond with when family and friends ask what you do for work?? I usually say “I help the sales team sell software” but that sounds super lame 🤔
My wife is expecting offer letter from EY GDS. Can she expect 47L (50% hike on CCTC) Fixed from EY GDS at 11.5YOE-Techno Functional role?
Currently working with one of the Big4 already as a Manager.
How hard it is going to be?
Hey IT Sales Expert,
What are the two models used to structure the sales deal with the prospect in Information technology? (I roughly know the name of one model called Fit Bit model? I don't know even if that's right, but highly appreciate if you share your knowledge)
Anyone heard of Acquis consulting? Small firm out of NYC, contacted me for LS consulting role. Liking to learn more about their work
Thinking about taking a trip out to Alaska. Recommendations on what to do and where to go?
What are the easiest practices within S&C to go from A to C? Or does this not really matter? Anywhere I can objectively see the performance of each practice?
What is BST department and level 52 in Bosch?
Folks get upset when I don’t share my opinion first so here we go: police shouldn’t exist lol. Let’s discuss though.
If things don’t get better in the next few months , are we the first ones in the line of fire ? I feel that layoffs are imminent.
Currently a senior analyst and have been working in analytics for about 6 years. Struggling to get to the manager level, despite top performance reviews and managing direct reports in previous roles. Have moved around a bit (average length in role 1.5 years) which undoubtedly has been a factor. Any advice on how to get to the next level? It seems near impossible to make an external move to manager without a Manager title.
Thoughts on backpack vs messenger bag? Backpack just seems so unprofessional, young looking. But can’t argue against the utility or helping your back.
Hey fishes! I'm a new audit senior thinking of switching to advisory. I have my CPA and work fuy virtually currently. I would like to continue to work fully virtually. What advisory practice do you recommend and why?
Also should I start applying now? Or get some more peoject management experience first?
ZS folks - does your bonus % go up with promotions and/or raises? Trying to determine how long I will have the 10% max bonus as outlined in my A offer letter.
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Trying to transfer July 1 but haven’t heard anything official about the date/approval. Need to plan my life in my new city. When do I get to be annoying to HR about the progress of the transfer?
Current status: scouring the airport for delayed flights with apology snack carts. #consultantlife #2hourdelaywithasideofnutella
What’s your gross salary (household), how much was your house before down payment, and what was your down payment?
Just had my 1 year anniversary for working in PA last month. I have 1 section of the CPA exam down. Should I feel bad about only having one done? I'm definitely kicking myself for not studying much
I feel like I’m being underpaid, I am a S1 with 2 years of experience in Indiana, is 58k about right or should I talk compensation with HR sometime soon?
What type of breed of people generally stay in PA for the long run? People have told me the brightest ones and the worst ones leave and mostly average ones remain, but thoughts?
CLA folks - tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Also, what is the leave available for parents?
It’s kind of a drag to see how when your comp climbs - life doesn’t change all that much. You pay off old loans, now save an appropriate amount for retirement, maybe fix up old stuff that you had deferred until now. Older friends mean more wedding / kid birthday costs. You can’t eat the $5 drunk food meals anymore. Then what’s “left over” after all of that really isn’t too earth shattering.
Anyone considered leaving b4 for Siegfried? Seems like you get less hours, big bonuses, varied experience?
Does EY have any cool benefits/incentives? I.e. Deloitte has the well being subsidy of $500
Does PwC reimburse for the ethics exam as well
Feel like I always get horrible anxiety (Sunday feeling) leading in to Monday mornings. Is this just normal adult life or does this mean I need to switch jobs? Only ever worked in PA.
How long does it usually take to get an offer letter? I had interviews at a big 4 firm over a month ago and got an offer over the phone a few weeks ago but still no offer letter. Is this normal?
Exit opportunities for M&A manager
When should I hear back after my first interview? (Prerecorded) From EY ? Anyone get rejected for that round was quite simple interview but worried about getting rejected
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