How is everyone spending their summer vacation? I worked last summer, but this summer I will be spending with my kids. Let's hear it!
Former KPMG 🐠 When did you get your PTO bank payout and how? Was it direct deposit on a semi monthly pay date or just random check mailed to you?
I am struggling with motivation. My job is good - it’s interesting and engaging. My health is good - I’m exercising regularly and I feel pretty healthy. Kids good, spouse ok - but I just came off PTO and I have zero interest in hitting it hard right now. I think it’s burn out, but I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing to fix that. I just don’t want to logon to a full day/week of video conference calls. It fills me with dread, actually. Any advice?
I’m planning on not returning back to my job after my baby is born. I have no paid maternity leave outside of short term disability (60% pay for 6 weeks, an elective benefit that I pay for exclusively) and will use my sick time / vacation time while out, too. So, what’s the etiquette for when to put in notice while on leave? Any ideas?
Going back to work on Monday and I really want to quit and take time off. I feel burnt out and not interested in doing advertising/design anymore. Even after a long Xmas/NY break, I feel refreshed mentally but know that within a week or two I'll be drained again. Has anyone ever quit to take time off or taken a low stress/casual job elsewhere to reset their brain?
In my 10th week and actively interviewing. I am starting to show a little. How do I navigate this?!
Re: asking about policy for employees giving birth, time off, I will definitely show before my probationary period is over, etc. (Based in NY).
I’ve never taken a day of off because....heeeey I’m on vacation every single day cause I love my occupation!
This is my year! Who can relate?
Cheesy client holiday t-shirt reads, "Now watch me sip...on chardon-nay-nay." Welcome to the holidays folks 😐🔫
Somehow Monday/Tuesday are work days because Christmas falls on a weekend this year… (but the weekends are usually somewhat protected when Christmas falls on a weekday) and everyone’s operating as if we wouldn’t normally have a long weekend. I’m fine working if necessary but it’s a little odd to be treating as business as usual especially considering I’m not even able to take the Monday/Tuesday off in our HR system even if I wanted to because it’s a statutory holiday (in Canada)
Has anyone ever gotten cosmetic surgery while working at the firm? If so, did you use your vacation hours or get a doctors note?
What's the dress code to the BCG holiday party in NYC tonight? Never been but going as a +1. No theme specified
10th year partner at litigation defense firm. My billables are 2040 a year, with no time off. BD and associate training are non billable but required.
Bonuses are tied to procurement, but my partners will not give any for my files, or will make me share on cases I bring in. Recently, they have tried to keep me away from clients for fear I will steal them and quit.
Recruiters will not work with me bc of lack of business. Feeling stuck. Thinking of quitting the law. Advice?
Deloitte Advisory: What type of work do associates in the Business Risk program do? Are salaries typically higher than audit? Thinking about applying!
When you leave, what happens to accrued vacation days/personal days? Timing of payout, and can you accrue more after you put in notice?
Do people normally assume that an unmarried guy in his 40s is a "failure" in life and that he wasn't "able" to get married? Are guys that choose that life on purpose still considered not normal?
Best exit career after consulting?
How do you keep posters and things on cinderblock walls??? I’ve tried tape, hot glue, and Velcro stickies.
What's the political breakdown of attorneys in your firm like? I work at a firm with 300 attorneys, 200 of which are in DC, and people seem to skew generally left of center. (Big IP group.)
Got an interview invitation from Deloitte’s internal corporate strategy group (consultant). I assume no client projects. Anyone have insights into internal corporate strategy consultant roles?
Thoughts on Enjin and BAT?
I just purchased something but feeling guilty because of social distancing and having delivery folks work during this time. Am I alone in thinking this?
What would you do if you won the lottery jackpot?
What would you do if you found out someone close to you won the lottery jackpot?
Looking to transfer to my firm’s ME office for personal reasons. Anyone able to comment on macro consulting situation? Am well aware of the ‘gossip’ about Bain Dubai, so only new perspectives please...
I want to open up my own shop but worry about my ability to bring in business. I do securities law I don't want to go the plaintiffs route but really don't want to work for someone else any more. Any advice?
M&A rising fourth year at a V5 in NYC.
Do you have days you feel you’ll never be truly good at your job, all the while your personal life is perennially on hold because of said job, and you fear you’re becoming a shell of former self and might die alone because you’re single in a pandemic and you don’t do anything but work even though your work is never good enough?
Sorry to be dark, but it would help to know if anyone else feels this way on a regular basis.
I hope you don’t, though.
How can I stop thinking about having kids every day? I’m even 80% sure I don’t want kids! I just keep imaginarily planning for them.
Ever since my high school teacher made a comment about how women have to plan for kids in their careers, I have thought about this every day. It just feels pounded into me day after day by everything I see in society that I need to think about kids and plan for kids.
Is there any way to unlearn this?
Things have slowed down for me in that I’m working only 55ish hours a week. Should I feel bad about getting my time in by Thursday morning, then going to Florida for two weeks with my family? I’ll be working the same hours while down there but am compressing my work week into 4 days the week prior.
Not a consulting related question but looks like T-mobile had their customer data breached over the weekend, which includes SSN and other info. Anyone have any advice for how to monitor this? Don’t know where to begin.
Is anyone else getting sick of the crop top/waist out trend? I can’t seem to find items without it. Workout tank? Crop top. Dress? Crop top with a skirt or a huge cutout at the waist. Pajamas? Crop top. Even sweatshirts are now crop tops - I know it’s for looks but as someone who’s always cold I need the whole thing please! I don’t think they’re morally wrong or anything and if you love them more power to you it’s just never been my style. Can I please just have the whole shirt 😭
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