Anyone here have experience with a vanishing twin? Went to eight week ultrasound and there was one healthy baby but also an empty sac. The nurse practitioner said it should not be a danger for the remaining baby but it will make genetic testing more difficult. I’m also reading online that risk of complications is higher with a vanished twin. Anyone been there? Was it ok? Could you still have genetic testing with hope of accurate results?
I have got an offer based in Boblingen, Germany with 60k euro as fixed. Will it be enough for a couple with a 3 year old kid ? My major expense would be accommodation, groceries, kid’s school and transportation. Please do let me know your valuable inputs. TIA
Would love to hear from moms whose babies went to daycare / school right after maternity leave (no nanny etc). Due in March and on the list for a stellar Montessori daycare / preschool near us to start in August (school year) when baby is 4-5 months old. Feeling guilty and struggling to decide if keeping baby home a year with a nanny is better, starting school in 2023? However, I’m worried about cost - we really would not be able to afford a nanny in our city on our salaries. Advice welcome!
I’m pregnant with my first. Super early- 5 weeks. Lots of time for things to go wrong. I’m also a step mom to two toddlers (we had them for a few weeks and now they’re at their moms until after Xmas) , and full time job. I’m EXHAUSTED. I have never known tired like this. Any tips and tricks on how to stay awake and focus at work? I’ve limited my caffeine intake (down to 1/2 cup a day or decaf only) and literally feel like I am a narcoleptic goat.
Torn between having a third child or stopping at two. Anyone else struggled with the decision? Anything that helped you decide?
Microsoft 🐟 I’m joining soon and curious to know about the parental leave policy. Are you able to take leave within a year of your start date/is there a waiting period before becoming eligible for the leave? Thanks in advance!
I am getting ready to send my 2 year old toddler to a toddler program next week for the first time. Have to fill out a form “bathroom waiver”, which is basically allowing teachers at the school to clean my child after a potty, including genital area. I feel uneasy about this but I know I have to let them… I assume all parents have signed such waiver?
Mother’s Day gift ideas??
Dads with older children: while raising your children, did your children prefer their moms over you? I know some will prefer dads over moms, but I assume majority of children out there will prefer their moms over dads… I have one child and it kinda hurts to see my child always preferring the mom over me. I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but I just do. How did you cope with such issue raising your children?
Parental leave policies for your companies? Doing a comparison and I'll start. Slalom's: 8 weeks for primary caregiver (maternity leave) 1 week for non-primary (paternity leave)
I grew up in a low income and single parent family. Humble beginnings. Now doing an average job as an accountant. I always feel inferior and insecure during a relationship. I know it’s not good but I cannot stop feeling that way. I don’t know how to become the confident, outgoing and stress free version of myself.
Are all desi men just babies who refuse to grow up or is it just me who got lucky enough to adopt one? Case in point - this is how my husband scooped the butter
New employer’s parental leave policy is silent on whether you have to return to work for a certain period after the leave in order to avoid having to pay back to leave. Are pay back clauses common?
I’ve really been having the urge to get out of consulting lately. I’m hesitant to leave Deloitte however Bc my husband and I plan to start a family in about 2 years and I know deloitte’s 16 week parental leave policy is rare in the marketplace. Mom’s - do you feel like it’s worth sticking around another 2ish years for the parental leave benefit? (FYI i am newly promoted to SC)
8 weeks pregnant and had some spotting yesterday. Drs office is closed for the long weekend but I talked to the on-call nurse who said to call back if it gets heavier. Anyone else had this experience? Trying to stay calm but quite worried.
My elderly parent aged 76 has cancer, COPD, high blood pressure and severe asthma. Lives in NJ but seen periodically at memorial Sloan in NYC. I keep hearing about 20 year olds getting the vaccine but I feel so hopeless as New Jersey is a bonafide disaster as it relates to distribution. Anyone have any suggestions at all regarding how to move forward? This wait and see game isn’t working given how dire her situation is. I just don’t know what to do and am already on the wait list... ❤️💕
SIL is having a baby shower and I can’t make it - ideas on things I can get delivered the day of that you think would be a nice gesture (in addition to baby registry items).
Saw my neighbor walking with her kid in a stroller. She. got mail from her mail box, which included an Amazon box, and put it on her kids lap. Went in the house.
PRINTER for trial: Best small, fast and efficient printer for courtroom during trial? Wireless is probably best.
Did someone say an IT implementation?!
I feel grossed out every time I break, cook or eat eggs - I tend to think of how I produce these each month.. and feel guilty for eating another’s..
Looking for F/T UX leadership (assoc director level w/management exp) for our KC office. Please let me know if you are interested or may have some leads for me. That market is really hard to source.
Hey all. Can anyone please refer me at Deloitte, E&Y, Boeing, BCG or Barclays. My notice period is 15 days and I'm into Automation Testing profile.
Pros and cons doing a HDHP with HSA vs. regular PPO? Cost wise, I’m spending $18/month on the PPO and $20 copays per visit (I only usually do my physical and maybe 1-2 specialist visits). With the HDHP, I’d pay $0/month, would have to pay for each appointment given after $3000 deductible, but my company contributes $900 to my HSA. It estimates I’d pay $90/yr with the HDHP as I’d use the $900 to cover the costs vs. $345 with the PPO. I always see HSA emphasized here so confused what route to go
Ryan had his partner call last week. If things don't change in six months, layoffs will begin. It would be much better to ask people to take a pay cut, or a few weeks off without pay. Some people may be willing to take a package as well. Don't expect it will be the sweet package you are offering to partners to retire early.
Thoughts on Autodromo? I hope the bowl won't approve it I need an excuse to just not to buy one more watch 🙈 https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/autodromo-group-b-safari?variant=32195902799947&utm_cam
Any tips/scripts on how to negotiate for better salary without turning down what the co is offering?
Who’s an account executive? It seems like this is an extremely popular and challenging role in sales. Let’s all discuss what we sell, what company we work for, our OTE and if we like our current employer and if we don’t like them what do you wish would change? Let’s specify if we are mid market, enterprise etc. so we can see how the comp compares. Are the goals they set for commission and bonus realistic? I’m an AE as well my title for some reason is taking forever to update.
Everyone has started going out with friends and family. Who is to be blamed is the 3rd wave hits?
Do you all check/reply your emails even when you take some time off/are off sick? I feel like I live in constant FOMO. Like something super important/urgent is going to happen even if I don’t have any trials or Ct deadlines coming up. If you do, how do you switch off?
Is it me or are other associates finding that they are easily distracted while working from home?
I’m interviewing at a smaller firm in a couple days. I just dug out all of my work clothes from before Covid. The place I’m interviewing at is jeans. I have one black skirt that fits but no jackets. Do you think I could wear a skirt and sweater instead of a full suit?
What are the benefits of American Express platinum versus all the other American Express cards? Do you get any additional benefit for that 700 a year in membership dues?￼
I have the opportunity to travel a few places domestically this fall back-to-back, but still have a lot of anxiety about the Delta variant despite being vaccinated … what to do? I have FOMO and have been dying to get back to traveling but now that it’s here, I’m hesitating
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