I am due to take 2 weeks parental leave sometime in the next month and have an offer lined up. Is it better to tell the new place I would prefer to push my start date to take my leave and join two weeks after (accounting for 2 weeks of notice when I get back)? Would that be burning a bridge with current firm (taking leave and giving notice as soon as I am back)? I want to avoid losing 2 weeks of salary during that time if I can.
The baby in our nanny share had a cold and tasted negative for Covid. Now my baby has mild cold symptoms. Would you Covid test?
New father here. Love consulting and traveling but being away from my baby has been tough. How do others cope besides the obvious (FaceTime, pictures/videos, etc)?
Anyone have good recommendations for workout programs for pregnant mamas? I know there’s a ton of prenatal yoga programs (including on peloton), but curious if anyone has come across a program/app for women to do weight lifting, light cardio etc... similar to non-pregnant programs. Of course I guess you could use the non-pregnant ones too (assuming it’s ok with the dr) 🙃 feels like there’s a market for this...
Helping mother in-law get back in the workforce. She hasn’t really held down a stable job while raising her kids. Any suggestions if types of jobs to go after?
Do you always clean shave for an interview? Have one with EY later today for SC2 and I think the stubble (clean neck) helps me hide my baby face a bit so I’m leaning towards not clean shaving.
Is it still a bad time to move to NYC? Would be WFH but wanting to get it over with and get out of parent’s house. Would be coming from FL so assuming it’ll be quite a shock moving there
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you! Hoping you all get a much-needed break today and do something for yourself ❤️
“It’s Friday...just pick a line from the manifesto, find a picture of Al Swearengen looking menacingly at a child and let’s get to happy hour.”
Anyone else ever get a feeling of homesickness even when you’re at home? It’s this strange feeling like you’re being exposed and just want to hide. It’s a fleeting feeling that only last like 5-10 seconds. I’ve experienced it since I was a child and thought it was normal but now I’m wondering if it’s related to anxiety or something else.
Any advice on job searching while pregnant or shortly after delivering? How soon after delivering did you feel like your competent self?
I hope this administration implements Federal parental leave. I don't understand how and why we still tout ourselves as the greatest country in the world, and we don't even have basic paid parental leave.
I know not everyone has the support of their parents like they'd want. My daughter came to me recently to tell me in tears that she wanted to be a tattoo artist because in the back of her head she thought I would be disappointed. She was wrong. She's following her heart to happiness and that is all a parent can hope for. So, if you haven't heard this from your parent and desperately want to... then listen...
“A child really isn’ that expensive in the first 3-4 years” ~ Spouse 7 months ago. Our bank account after 7 months of pregnancy says otherwise. I’m excited to be a father and I want to be a good father, but there is zero chance this child is going to remember or even care what decorations we chose for the nursery. Advice on picking battles over expenditures for a future child?
A little embarrassing but F it! After 2 babies back to back please recommend some spandex-y or super control top panties to help with the fupa. My 2021 goal is to lose the baby weight (30 lbs) but I’m afraid the skin is so stretched out it will still be there. Tummy tuck/lipo is in the works—trust! And please don’t feed me any of those, you brought life into the world BS lines. Panty suggestions please (or solidarity to lmk I’m not alone standing in the mirror naked thinking WTF)!
I am very early in pregnancy and working at a startup. We’ll either get Series B funding between now and my due date or we’ll fail. It could go either way and I’m honestly not sure what’s more likely. I’m invested in this company but worried about the risk of losing my job just before having a baby. Anyone have any advice? I’m really stressed about it and am not sure what to do.
If you had a child entering college today, and they actually listened to you, what would you encourage them to study? Potentially interested in tech world, but unsure.
Looking to move to a small company that doesn't have a formal parental leave policy. Anyone try to negotiate having leave in their contract before accepting a job?
Has anyone taken longer than paid leave after baby? I am thinking about taking 6-7 months (a month or two past paid leave). Wondering if it is career limiting.
B4 strategy or general 🐠, would love your advice. Currently, 2 YOE at a well known non B4 firm doing PI/Transformation work. I didn’t get promoted this year because I didn’t have enough experience in my particular group because I was staffed on a different project for awhile. I’m interested in Strategy analyst roles (1 YOE). Will me not being promoted hurt my chances? I’ll probably get promoted at the beginning of 2022. Should I wait until then to apply? Thanks. Deloitte EY PwC
Due to some room mate shifting I am going to shift from paying 900 a month to about 1300. Only other option was getting a single for 1400, I live in a low cost of living city so didn’t think getting a studio would be worth it consider I work from home. Total compensation will be just other 90k this year. Any tips for making sure I stay on the FIRE PATH? Concerned that I’m now forking over an extra 5k after tax in rent and realizing that losing potential room mates has huge financial implication
any helpful hints on how to get an interview at Microsoft or tricks for formatting resume? Do referrals guarantee someone looks at your resume (like Google)? I’m looking at their consulting practice as a recent MBA grad with 10 yoe. Any insights are appreciated!
Hi Accenture 🐠, I recently moved to a different state and bought a 🏡 here. Can I still keep my affiliation with my precious office (SF)? Or do I need to switch? What is the policy? Also, I am up for a promotion. Will the change of office impact my promotion? Thanks.
My overdue promotion (PM to Sr PM) is in progress, but processing is taking a while due to company Covid delays. Is it inappropriate to ask my manager what the salary increase will be? (It’s killing me to wait and wonder if it’s lower than I’m expecting)
Hi all, I really need some advice here, I have the feeling our company has gone a bit overboard in uploading policies. When someone starts, they have 30+ policies to read. I am a bit flustered and looking in other ways to reduce the number of documents to read, but still want everyone to be informed. Any suggestions/tips?
I’ve made the decision to start applying for in house positions which I think is an uphill battle given my purely litigation background—please send good vibes my way☺️☺️☺️
People who got promoted last year - how do you feel about it? I feel guilty given that most people didn’t even get a raise (in the UK). I find it hard to reconcile with the COVID gloom
Flew United Toronto to Boston and then air canada (also part of star alliance) Boston to toronto. Flights were roughly the same price but I got a quarter of the United points. Should I only fly United
Should I take a 15% pay cut and leave Accenture for industry? Or wait it out to find a better paying opportunity? Worried about chargeability and layoffs, hate the process of getting staffed. Wondering if it's worth it though for such a big drop.
Exit options after 6 months in ZS? DAA here. WLB has landed me in hospital twice and my client seems to only care that in my absense, work gets delayed. Also, please recommend any skills one should/can learn on weekends to enhance selection.
Has anyone gotten a Scrummaster certification? Surprisingly difficult to find info on the process online. What is involved/required?
What is the best way to ask hiring managers about their people development skills? Finding it kind of hard to gauge with all these virtual interviews but want a manager who will actually help me grow.
Are there any practice tests available for the Databricks Spark cert that people would recommend? I’m looking for something similar to Whiz Labs as I find that the most helpful for studying.
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