I am going back to work tomorrow after a 6 month maternity break. The guilt is just killing me. Does it ever stop, does it get easier?
Best place to work as a Mom? I’m looking to change jobs now, and hoping to get pregnant in 2-3 years. So I don’t want to take a job that is bad for parenting.
Hello, I really need your help. I am a mom of two, boy who is turning 4 mid September, and girl who will turn 1, their birthdays are just 3 days apart (Friday and Monday), we recently moved to Seattle from NJ, and have some cousins and friends in Seattle, only one cousin has kids, rest all are just recently married, I am not sure how to plan the birthday party, we would like to invite our family and some friends, would be around 25-30 people. Baby girl’s first birthday and toddler boy (contd)
Paternity leave as per Accenture policy?
How old were you when you had your first child?
I'm pregnant and have asthma. I've opted to stay home without pay instead of working the floor during COVID. I feel so bad for my coworkers!
Found out I’m 7-8 weeks pregnant. I’m on a high visibility project and my role is critical. I work with very senior execs and my due date is 2 months before go live. Should I make the project leadership aware and be transparent so that they can start planning and/or look for a backfill? (I just started the project a month back)
Out of curiosity, is anyone else a single parent on here? I have 50/50 custody, but with all the school activities, on my nights alone I am making up time and working. Leaves little time for personal me time, let alone dating. At this point in my career, it’s not easy to just “coast” and a nanny is not an option. Anyone else in the same boat? Haven’t seen as many single parent executive women around.
Deciding between a Blue Shield PPO and a Kaiser HMO. Any thoughts of each network in LA? I am pretty healthy in my early 30s but may get pregnant in a year or so. Thanks!
I have a counselor that always calls a meeting when a kid complains. She doesn’t take time to talk to me about it, and I’m always in meetings. The kids are empowered here.
An in-law is in a failing marriage. Her spouse has been extremely crude to her and her kid for several years now to the point where she feels hopeless in getting the love feels she wants and is miserable.
My wife had the idea of me showing the in-law type of love I’ve shown to her (my wife), because she claims the in-law has appreciated what I’ve done for her so far (I haven’t heard such appreciation, however) and the in-law could really use the boost to her self-worth and self-esteem.
Ladies do any of you from EY know if we can move to another firm immediately after maternity leave?
So far I’ve been through 1 IVF cycle. I have one embryo that is frozen waiting for transfer. My doctor is wanting me to do another round of IVF to back eggs for baby number two down the road. Has anyone been through this? I know of two people around my age that got pregnant naturally with their second baby after IVF. Does anyone know about banking embryos for future use instead of transferring? My insurance doesn’t cover anything so all this of out of pocket.
Hi ladies, I am nearly at the point where I want to start having kids. However, I have made a career change somewhat recently (about 1.5 years ago) so I am not really experienced in the tech industry. Would having kids be detrimental at this point in my career (is it always detrimental)? Has anyone had experience of having a big career in Tech and being a mum? Any tips or advice?
Note: I do have a very supportive husband but his work is not very flexible necessarily.
I work at a 12 person firm and need to negotiate my maternity leave. Can you please share your firm’s policy? Thank you !
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Even after 6 years of marriage I don't like my husband at all.
Can't/won't Divorce him coz I am a coward and won't be able to face judgements
Although I'm already being judged for not having a kid yet
I don't want a kid with this guy so just can't go ahead with it
How do I keep myself happy being in the marriage?
I have been mixing baby formula in spring water for the last 3 months (baby is 10
Month old now) and I just found out that spring water can lead to mineral overdose. I am freaking out
New here. Trying to figure this app out. Here’s a pic for likes to DM. Loving this community so far!
Hi, My current CTC 19.2 YOE 10, skill set .Net, Azure and K8S.
I have got offer from EY with 28.5 fixed + 2.85 Variable.
Also got breakup of 35(33.25 fixed and 1.75 variable) from ATOS.
When I have tried to re negotiate with EY HR to match amount from ATOS. She was saying EY doesn't have that policy of giving counter offer, her personal thought is won't be possible 99%, but she will update later if there is any scope.
Please share your thoughts shoud I wait for EY GDS or go with ATOS.
Any update onmid year hike?
My husband got exposed to someone with Covid on Monday night and tested positive on Thursday.
Now my 1 year old has Covid. So close to the vaccine coming out. He started to show symptoms last night. I feel so heartbroken and defeated. I did everything in my power to keep him protected. Didn’t socialize, didn’t take flights etc. He’s running a fever and I have been giving him Tylenol every 4 hrs.
Any one been in the same boat? Any tips to handle the situation? How not to feel defeated?
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Hi I am new into data privacy and wanted to add some training and certification towards CIPP/C (Canada as I am based here) and CIPP/EU....can you suggest what is the best way to prepare for these tests and how much it will cost? I am approached by a mentor and he is saying that £1500-£3700 is standard fee for training and he can give me 50% off on this...any suggestions?
What should be my expected salary?
Tech stack: .net core, angular
Current salary : 33.2 LPA
Anyone who has joined Bosch recently - If you were onboarded physically at the office location, were the original documents mandatory to bring for verification even after uploading all the documents in the first step hr portal?
Need help and guidance.
I am working at WhiteHat Jr as a coding instructor for 2.5 yrs teaching Python, JS and react native.
I have 4.5 yrs experience prior to that in PHP, MySQL, JS.
I am currently preparing for Data Science role and want to grow in this field. I want to work on some projects which will help me build my resume as I would be coming back in IT.
Please guide where should I look for some relevant projects and if any part time/full time positions where I can start.
Hi everyone, I have received offer from BCG Gamma for Analyst - Predictive Analytics, Decision Scientist at Fractal and Senior Analyst (Data Science) from Tiger. Which shall be better in terms of WLB and Learning(actual data science).
What do you do when you follow a partner’s instructions to the T, but they end up criticizing your work product and by extension your competency? Do you politely push back or just take it?
Would you rather invest in a house/townhouse in Chantilly/Fairfax area or Alexandria/Springfield?
I’m trying to plan a birthday celebration for myself - it will likely be around 15 attendees. I wanna do something where people can mingle; has anyone here ever done a birthday party at a cocktail bar or lounge before? I was thinking maybe we could get a couple hours with small plates and cocktails/wine/beer, and then move somewhere else as the night wears on.
Anybody find YNAB difficult to use? At the end of my free trial and dont think Ill extend it. I get that it forces you to be deliberate with every $, but its overwhelming. I just need a simple spending overview with limits on categories. Think Mint might be good for that - any thoughts?
I hold the H1b Visa with valid stamping, I got the 797 copy as well. Now at this point of time can if i join Infy can i transfer it to them?.
Not i havent travelled yet in the current company. Infosys Infosys Limited .
Any one could you please guide the general process of the above query?
Hey everyone I am currently working in business sales in telecommunications and am studying for my ccna but I could use a mentor for anyone that has gone down that path.
I currently have my bachelor's in business and have close to about 4 years combined of IT experience and tech school.
How have court proceedings been during quarantine? Any wild video or audio court experiences?
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Stream of consciousness opinion :
1)Means indestructible if it were a male name
2)why wouldn't they pick a name that was female first instead of a male derivative (akshay is the original name)
3)Americans will butcher it - pronounce aahk shah yah instead of अक्षया
4)Bengali friend tells me Shaya means petticoat in Bengali
I have a neighbor with that name. I like Akshara more but this is fine too. If you guys can’t agree, make it a middle name.
Don’t try to “westernize” names. There’s always greatness in distinct names.
Not my fav name!
Na hum amitabh. Na Dilip Kumar na kissi hero k bacche. Hum hain seedhe saadhe Akshaya.
Is your surname Patra?
If you are in US, non desis will have a tough time pronouncing it.
My nieces names are Akshaya and Akshara, 3 months old twins 😍
Better than Puja haha
Thats a hard no
How does it matter what some random people think? You’re the mom and you don’t like it. End of story, find another name.. you don’t need this group’s opinion
Now that I’ve gotten some responses, here’s the back story - hubby loves this name and will not consider any of my suggestions. I would rather go with something with a more English touch but he’s being super headstrong.
Not asking to change the name, only the spelling as pronunciations are different East vs west, For example: Ekta vs Akta both are pronounced same but only when spelled according to region. Or else you can always have the kid correct everyone for rest of their lives. 🤦🏽
It is better both of you get in some sort of consensus. Opinions in FB is not going to matter, unless your hubby is also reading this bowl.
What other names being considered?
If this is for a girl child, it’ll be hard to differentiate with the boy name Akshay. I would say, no.
Name of the house I grew up in, so I love it!