The youngest baby boomers are either 54 or 55. In about 5 years all of them will be out. Does feel like there would be a dramatic change in our industry?
So EY gives up to 16 weeks parental leave now... If you have a kid at the beginning of busy season do you still get promoted?
Creatives, if I send you resources you asked for in an email or Slack and your response is to ask me send it to the PM instead, I immediately view you as a precious child. Don’t be a child.
Just need to gripe. My partner of 10 years and I don’t plan on having kids. Why shouldn’t I get a paid sabbatical in lieu of parental leave? (Could apply to straight peeps too)
Let’s start a conversation around parental leave - how is it at your agency. Does your agency do enough to support new parents? What changes can we make in our industry to better support working parents? Share your stories about being a working parent.
(Parenting adjacent) How does anyone juggle a chronic illness with work and kids? I’ve already done a long leave of absence and dropped from partner track to staff attorney. But I miss about three days of work a month ill, plus doctor appointments and having two kids (9 and 10, one autistic). We moved in with my parents and brother so I have help, but I’m so tired. (Their father isn’t an option for support of any kind). Suggestions?
Just became dad of 2nd kid.Let's say if you have to pull diaper duty night shifts (12- 5 am) what would you take, drink to avoid extra fatigue. With my first one I could drink redbull and sleep in the noon. Now I am so exhausted by morning and sugar rush wears off after couple of hours. I am taking double dose of daily recommended b complex but not sure how safe is that for a month. Any thoughts or ways to deal with exhaustion.
Thoughts on Evian's new baby ad?
On ✈️ in front of a very whiny little kid with a great mom. "Kira, see all these other people sitting here quietly? You need to be a big girl and do the same. And then you get a cookie." It worked!
Loved comments on law books for summer reading. Pasted responses. Two questions:1-Recommend recent outstanding Fiction/Non Fiction reads. 2-Any especially suited to Audible listening? Thanks! --- Bryan Garner's book with Scalia-Making the Case and The interpretation of legal texts-Blood Harriet Tyce-Devil Take the Hindmost-More Money Than God-Barbarians at the Gate- The Quantum Magician-Taking of Getty Oil-Swimming lessons for Baby Sharks by Grover Cleveland-Shane Read's Art of Cross Exam.
Screaming/crying child directly behind me after landing. Don't fuck me with a long taxi, ORD.
As someone else pointed out, this seems like an everything bowl. So... what SUV should I buy? Planning to lease, don’t want to pay luxury brand price, don’t need a massive MDX but also don’t think a little CRV is going to cut it. Have a baby so safety is important.
My brother has 2 kids, aged 6 and 3. They never call or keep in touch but take full on advantage of my 77 year old mother who has health issues and debilitating back pain. They put her in stressful situations...she never says no because she’s too nice. Today called and said dropping off both kids FOR 6 days while they go on vacation to Florida for someone’s bday. I live in another state but am summoned to help take care of their kids with absolutely no notice. I say no & im the problem...
I’m pregnant!!!!!!!!!! So excited.
Currently pregnant and up for promotion to Executive Director. My manager is supportive and eager to help. He has been vocal and helping me build relationships w his boss and peers. At how many weeks would you announce? I don’t want to halt the process but be honest that I’ll be on leave starting June - November. And honestly, my focus will change.
One friend announces an engagement, another announces a baby, and I'm sitting here on a Friday night baking cookies and coloring. Making thirty look shitty.
How much paternity leave does your firm offer?
Just gonna put this out there: found out today that my pops had a kid out of wedlock. Kid is 24yrs old. Mom is crushed. That and I have my CRT on Friday. Fuck!!!!
Hi, I’m currently on parental leave and interested in doing some minor side huddling like case coaching or college essay editing etc. Something consultants can do well and easily. Are there known websites/ forums to offer these services and get connected to clients?
Best way to network at a big firm is to make relevant TV show references by generation - Partner: Cheers - Senior Manager: Seinfeld - Manager: Friends - Senior/Staff: How I Met Your Mother
Hi fishes, I have a offer of 9.5 LPA with 10% var. Need help on deciding whether I got good offer based on salary breakup, I feel in-hand will be less from this break up. Please pour your thoughts and also let me know in-hand salary.
Any McK folks willing to give a burner to talk about RPA opportunities? Other McK buddy from Fishbowl, that I was working with, seems to be MIA. May have got busy. Appreciate the help!
I've got an interview at Strategy& for a senior associate position - any tips on what to expect or things to say / not say?
Got done interviewing for my dream role 2 weeks ago. The firm proactively reached out to me yesterday and said they’re going to take some more time to make a decision. Idk if it’s a good sign or bad, but I’m losing hope. 🥺 please send good vibes and prayers my way! 🥺
Just wanted to remind my fellow creatives that agencies need us more than we need them. It’s important to be respectful, but don’t be afraid to speak up, push back, ask for a raise, ask for time off or quit. The value we bring to the table is fundamental, very hard to replace and is often overlooked by us and leadership. Agencies everywhere are in overdrive mode and creatives are being overworked to keep the engine moving. Make sure you’re compensated properly for it.
Looking for input on a career decision. Me: 9 YOE, homegrown manager who is currently doing a stop in industry. I have an offer to return to consulting (M&A). My end game is pure strategy. Do I take the offer or wait for the opportunity to interview for pure strategy? My take is it’s more difficult to lateral the more senior you are in your career.
Who else is buying gaming gear (keyboards, mouse, chair, headset) to work from home? It seems items geared to those folks are a lot more comfy and ergonomic for working too.
going to be joining deloitte consulting soon. should i get the corporate credit card? is it easier to expense with it?
Art director presents idea we were both tasked to do. The entire concept is mostly my idea, and has a key element that she did not like and almost refused to add. I basically pushed her to add it. It’s that part that the client actually loved, and when the meeting ended, everyone thanked her and congratulated her, and she said “thanks”without giving me a mention. Even our cd and account folks. Should i let it go?
As an ABCD myself, I feel like a lot of ABCDs tend to be generally pretty cold and unfriendly, especially to other desis. They tend to hang out in their own cliques that share their same disdain for desi culture and look down on their own kind. Yet at the same time they preach about progressivism to no end. Generally I’ve found recent migrants to be far more warm and welcoming. Anyone else feels that this is the case? Again, not generalizing here as I’m an ABCD myself.
Found dried blood on my pillow.. After laying on it for the past hour. Thanks for not changing the sheets, Marriott.
Can you cash in on the lodging per diem and use air bnb instead of booking the preferred rate hotels for client travel? I think I'd rather have the cash than the hotel points.
I'm 6 months old at D! Planning early promotion next year.. counselor and pm both are backing me.. I need to go to India for at least 4 weeks in Dec ... most probably would be rolling off from current project by then .. would this vacation hurt my promotion chances coz of utilization etc?
Website out of Chicago booth sharing salary information for mbas: Transparent MBA. Try it.
I’m about to have an interview.. It’s for python and I am not prepared. I have 3 hours, what should I focus on? I know I definitely should have studied more but I have been having really bad nerves and stressing out all day so I would appreciate some positivity and constructive advice!
I live at home rent-free and contribute about 16% to my 401k. Is there a better way I can be investing my extra income?
How open is EY to remote work?
Recently laid off from Sr. Consultant role in energy in Houston. 4 years exp in supply chain/procurement and 2 in consulting (mainly tech PM work aka scrum). Have my MBA and PSM 1 cert. I know opportunities are far and few between right now, but looking for either energy or supply chain consulting role. Open to travel once resumed. If anyone is aware of a need, I'd appreciate the help!
Agree or Disagree? Remote teaching = more parental involvement. If you agree, do you think this is for the best, or are they getting TOO involved?
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