I am having the hardest time in my life. Depression and anxiety have become unmanageable from the pressure to bill with only a ten vacation day policy. I don’t sleep anymore. I cry every single day. I have pushed through so much mentally to keep going, To keep logging in and billing but after two years the burnout is real. I have no more will do anything. I’m mentally burnt. My body physically aches from the lack of sleep and pure state of stress I’m constantly in. Any encouragement? Something?
When you’re planning for PTO, do you ask your managers if it’ll be okay to take time off those dates or do you just give them kind of a heads up?
Question regarding Salaried Employees and sick days. I’ve never worked in a company where, as a salaried employee, I had to deduct SICK days from my PTO. What are your practices?
2nd year in and having gone straight from undergrad to banking, cant imagine what it feels like to have a “normal job” (i.e. 9-5, weekend free, no work on vacation, can unplug completely off work)
How long did others take to study for the GMAT? If I have 2 concentrated weeks of full-time study (taking vacation) would that be sufficient? Thank you!
KPMG firm-wide update re PTO: we aren’t AT THIS TIME considering the unlimited PTO policy EY just rolled out, we think our current policy is the right policy for our people even though it has a balance sheet impact.
Forgot to tell managers I have PTO scheduled even though it’s on our team calendar. What’s the best way to break the news since it’s in 2 weeks. I feel bad for not asking first 😓
Any fun holiday gift ideas for my SO of 3 years(gay man)? Nothing too expensive, but all ideas welcome! :)
I will never understand grown ups that don’t have children that still choose to vacation at Disney
I’m going in for a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to find out if I have lymphoma. Am I supposed to like... work if I’m diagnosed? Our company has short term and long term disability leave options but idk. I’d love time off work but not at the expense of cancer (joking to try and get through today)
My manager doesn’t seem to have any boundaries - always saying yes to additional unnecessary work from the client and always working through weekends/nights/PTO/holidays. They are supportive of encouraging everyone else to have a WLB but since they don’t lead by example it ends up making me feel like I’m doing something wrong or crossing a line whenever I set a boundary with them or push back on a request that doesn’t align with our goals or priorities
Does anybody here own a holiday home and rent it out? Thinking of building one but given there's barely any tourism I'm thinking my funds could go further elsewhere.
Taking some time off. Need some book recommendations. Some light interesting non-fiction. No self help or management books. Just interesting topics that won’t make me think about work.
Were you ever asked to burn your PTO and work just because your chargeability was not priced to win the work??? Happy Holidays yeh..!!
Love those nacelles on the GEnx engines. Also, flying for PTO automatically makes it more enjoyable
Question To all CA 🐠 that left EY this year, after conversion to unlimited PTO, did u get your 2020 accrued PTO paid out? if yes, how long after you left did you get the payout? I had about 80 hours at the end of last year and have been diligent of not using any knowing I would be leaving this year.
Necessary to bring laptop while on vacation? It will be at a developing country and we'll be moving around cities a lot, so I'm not comfortable carrying it around. What do you guys usually do?
DEN was nuts this morning. The Clear line was wrapping outside the gated area. Good luck for everyone flying. 👍
What is the stereotype of each Big 4 firm?
Can those that have gone through salary negotiations when accepting a new job provide some insight / tips / advice into the process? How did you end up getting what you want? How many “negotiations” did you go through? Were there any tactics you used or general advise you could provide?
Are partners in IBM like SM in big 4?
I’ve been offered a job (Cyber) in Fed Gov space. 20k salary increase , stock options. So you’re probably thinking what’s the problem? I’m afraid, but the alternative is, I don’t like my boss
Re lateral search: Collective thoughts on whether a referral is good just to get you to a screener, or whether it carries any weight re hiring? Tis the season!
It’s been a grueling 18 months, for everyone. There’s a unique story I’d like to share and it’s my own but I have to believe it’s not only mine. I was privileged enough to be able to WFH during the pandemic and change jobs to a fully remote job during this time. The isolation has become so complete, with the lack of connection and professional rapport or daily respect/clarity thru slack convos and sporadic zoom - I’m at an all time mental low barely able to start this Monday morning.
Planning on working remote from Colorado for about a month. Any recommendations on places/towns? Specifically, looking for towns that offer weekly/monthly furnished apartment rentals (outside of airbnb/vrbo/etc.) in addition to the outdoor activities (hiking, biking, parks)
https://hbr.org/2020/01/what-top-consulting-firms-gets-wrong-about-hiring thoughts? Article mentions case interviews as a poor predictor of performance.
Hello, Received an offer with D-USI with he start date as the middle of the month (15 Nov) How soon can we make our IT declarations before the payroll is processed? While I've maxed out 80C, a bit worried about losing most of the 1L join bonus to tax. For ref the fixed component is 14L.
Can anyone give an update on most recent comp packages for MBB or tier 2 firms? - consultant/senior consultant level. Base, bonus, etc.
Deloitte fish I’ve received an offer two weeks ago. Is it possible to defer entry/start date to 1 year later? Reason being because I’m interested in taking up an internal opportunity Also does Deloitte provide study leave? And find acca exam costs? Deloitte
How much time (in hours) are you spending on take home case studies (per case study) from prospective employers?
Anyone dealt with covid after being fully vaccinated? I have had both doses and now have covid. I feel terrible, have a high fever, and cough that makes it hard to sleep. Tips on balancing work? Corporate associate with two closings this week.
Wondering if anyone had moved to consulting from PhD? Any challenges you foresee in filing green card under EB1A independently. My company is not willing to file for green card at this stage. Any recommendations on lawyers?
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