Despite getting next to no sleep and feeling constipated, I have finally figured out why I have been so happy all day. Summer dress code in the home office!
Has anyone tried out the Branch Furniture ergonomic desk chair? If so, would you recommend it? If not, which chair would you recommend?
Has anyone purchased a whiteboard for their home office ? Any specific brands you’d recommend. White board wall paint seems to have fallen out of favor - does anyone have experience with that ? Thanks
Has anyone received an with the expectations to have your home office in City/State 1 then you request to be based in City/State 2? Were you successful?
What are your home office must haves? I lateraled to a new firm that is giving me a $500 stipend for home office equipment, furniture, supplies, etc. But I can't use the stipend for anything they have already provided me (keyboard, mouse, dock, monitor). I do plan on getting a printer. Any other ideas?
Has anyone switched to a standing desk? Do you feel more productive? Was it worth it? Did you switch at the office or at your home?
Best office chair?! I’m WFH until at least Jan 22 and I need to upgrade my desk chair. Suggestions? I know the Herman Miller is awesome but would love to spend less than $1k. Around $400ish
Moved to a new place and thinking about getting a corner standing desk. The autonomous one is $1k, so wondering if anyone has found a good, cheaper standing desk for the corner of a room! TYIA
I am sure it’s been asked 100 times but humor me please. Best office chair to add to the good I’m doing with a stand up desk? Lol. Would love to stay in a reasonable range if possible (800 max)
At home desk setup suggestions? Any products you highly suggest to make working from home comfortable and easy to use? Thoughts on standing desk, a ring light etc
Any recommends on a chair and standing desk AVAILABLE ON AMAZON ONLY for total of up to $500?
Has anyone ever slept in their home office/ their firm's office in another city? (for the entire night not just 10 minutes)
When there is a huge line of people (30+) for the deli at your home office, but the lunch lady surprises you with your favorite chipotle chicken wrap already toasted and ready. #winning #goldstatus 😁
Screen sharing with an ultrawide / 4K monitor - what’s everyone’s experience like? In the past I tried to screen share with a 1440p monitor and people would complain my screen was too small so I have a secondary 1080p monitor that use exclusively for screen sharing. I’d love to move to either an ultrawide or just upgrade the 1080p monitor to a 4K one but am worried I’ll have the same issues it appearing small on the other persons end. Anyone have any suggestions?
Is it worth driving 1hour+ each way for free childcare twice per week? We are having trouble finding a quality nanny for two days (we have a great nanny on other two days). Rather than continuing to pay big $$$ for inconsistent and unreliable care, it thinking of driving to my dads house to let him take the kids while I work from his home office. May be problematic if Both me and my husband are needed in the office. Do you think it’s a good idea? Will save me $260 per day / $520 per week
Does our IT walk ups typically carry mac chargers for loaners? Just for the work day? Specifically the NYC office (not home office but in the city)
What was that trainwreck last night?!?!? I know we're not supposed to talk about politics, but my comment is bipartisan. Our gov is a mess and our leaders unbecoming! What will our students learn from this? What can we do to make it a teachable lesson?
What are the lessons that you have learnt from Strategy Consulting that you may not learn in other management consulting?
Hi Tax Bowlers, I'm an experienced associate (2yrs) in a Big 4 Transfer Pricing division. I have reached a point in my career where I am considering taking up a professional certification. Several colleagues recommended taking up either ACCA or CFA, however, I see little connection between these certifications and the work that I am currently doing, and what I plan to do in the future. What would you guys suggest? Would it be detrimental to my career if I did not take up any certifications?
This might be a dumb question but when folks say max out 401k contributions, do they mean the full 19.5k per year? I usually do the 5% to get my company match.
Recently completed recording a series of seven one-hour webinars, approved for credit by CFRE for both certification and continuing ed. Did some advertising on LinkedIn, no takers yet. I have some name recognition in the nonprofit development world, where quite a number of people do need these credits. Not sure what to try next. I also have a 25k word text that could accompany these webinars and serve as a desk reference, not quite ready for publication. Have not figured out distro.
Any recs for a semi-affordable, last minute get away? I’m still 100% remote, I’m burned out & I need a change of scenery for a few days. I’d plan to go for a long weekend & then work remotely for part & take part completely off.
Under normal circumstances (I.e. pre Covid), is it much harder to get sponsored for actually academic courses like MA or MPhil as opposed to MBAs? People might say those are not as relevant as MBAs to business, but MBAs don’t strike me as anything particularly vocational either.
Has anyone here started a non-profit org/ been a board member of one, in USA on H1B? Pls DM w/ your suggestions including immigration attorneys I should talk to. Really want to setup one for a philanthropic cause but google searches call it out as unlikely.
Reposting from another bowl: The Real Agency Salary Spreadsheet https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/11obKJpckWJNyEYPdhHM0iaGp0x4QoVk_7aitRC5zVlc/htmlview?urp=gmail_link#
What was your starting salary in your tax career and how does it compare to what you make now?
Any companies in NY hiring at the moment that sponsors H1B visa? I’n trying to find opportunities while waiting on internal transfer.
If my h1b extension is currently pending can another company apply for a transfer or nah? Not sure if I have to wait till the extension gets approved?
Are there any good movies or novels that show skill development - like follow through? Self-management? Money management? I read a lot of self help books so I know a lot of the theory, and books peppered with examples help, but I feel like most 1 paragraph examples don’t five justice to how hard it may be to change a behavior.
Does anyone have a work culture that prioritizes WLB? Sometimes I feel like it's all talk for branding.
For our mental health. I am sharing this confidential support line. Thank you to all of the psychiatrists who are volunteering. https://www.physiciansupportline.com/
Has anyone had any experience interviewing through hirevue? What was it like ? I understand it’s just the first step of the interview process .
What web meeting platform are you using for client meetings? I’m currently using GoTo, but considering switching over to Zoom. (Got rid of Fuze years ago, it was crap)
Met with my boss today and was told “well you’re way better at your job than we expected...so keep doing that and just that. We might be able to have some more interesting work for you to do in 2-3 years”. Meanwhile...I am BORED TO TEARS!!!!!! And it’s tempting to quit, but I make more money than both of my parents combined EVER have, we had zero layoffs during COVID, and I really do love the people. At the end of the day...I guess I’m just hear to vent and to see if I’m the ONLY one.
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