I really want to have another baby... Bio clock is running out. I have two kids in school, one with special needs. I'm already struggling to stay ahead with work and family responsibilities. I am afraid of how my team will respond if I tell them I'm pregnant or trying. Am I crazy for wanting another? Or crazy for letting my job get in the way of growing my family.
What’s the difference in positioning of Four Seasons vs Ritz Carlton? Is Ritz more of a city hotel while Four Season is resort style?
Mid tier airline card comparison: Amex delta gold vs Citi aadvantage / Barclays aviator? Looking for ~$100 annual fee airline card to boost airline points balances to work up to some aspirational redemptions :)
I have an HSA account, but made a 200 dollar payment using credit card.can I reimburse myself from the HSa account and then make a $200 contribution back into the hsa.essentially want a tax (contd)
Why is Delta offering free messaging on flights? Hoping to upsell inflight internet? Differentiate itself in the market? Some more nefarious reason?
I work in a self contained classroom. A parent of one of my kids wants to come and volunteer after learning all my staff quit. Can I allow her to do this? Admin has no idea and I'm not sure with FERPA laws.. advice, suggestions? What can I have her do if she can come?
what credit card is the best for points? currently have southwest but don’t like how you can’t travel abroad with them
I am about to return to work after maternity leave. I have a 4 month old and a two year old. Our daycare is periodically closing due to COVID. We don’t have family nearby to help when daycare closes and I’ll be headed into busy season upon my return. I’m already on a reduced schedule. No one else I know is in my shoes in my group/office at EY. How have your families in similar situations dealt with this? I feel like I’ll be very unreliable as we head into the busy season.
True life: I'm addicted to delta cookies
So I am attending a birthday party for a three year old Friday and I have zero clue what kids like for gifts. Any ideas? It’s a little boy (friends kid)
Omg so out on a date with this dude it's going really well and then he's like so when I'm I gonna see you next? I'm like 2weeks 😬 (alt travel) he's like wait so you travel for work and then on cont..
Best choice between these 3 Chicago hotels: Swissotel Chicago, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, or Loews Chicago Hotel? Thanks for your recs!
Are there any people that are single mothers by choice? (Had a kid on your own and raising on your own by IVF or adoption) Would love to hear your experience and any advice!
Can someone who has a login click the below and give us the lowdown? What agencies really don't care about parents and which really do? https://www.campaignlive.com/article/best-worst-ad-agency-parental-leave-policies-2020/1673159
Just got recruited for Google which is located on the west coast and I live on the east coast. However, I have a kid on the way. What would you do? 🤔
When did you stop traveling while expecting a child? My wife is due with our first in June and I am trying to plan for a conversation with my MD. Is the 34 week mark a fair ask?
Anyone here into astrophotography? Want to up my game with deep sky objects, nebula, star clusters, etc. But confused on telescopes and telescope equipment. Looks like I would need 1) Telescope, 2) Field flattener 3) Tracking mount (my existing tracking mount can only take 6.6 lbs) 4) T Adapter 5) Sturdy tripod (my travel tripod is too flimsy) Any other gear I would need? Is there any place that sells reliable packages at the 800-1200? Debating whether to get a computerized mount at this range
Interested in your opinions. Last year I took a government job. Before I was working as an independent consultant and netting more - obviously without pension and benefits though. (Lost work due to pandemic.) With extra medical expenses this year (outside of government insurance) I realize I’m simply not making enough money to do what I want and need to to (medical + travel + investing). Everyone tells me to stay for security and WLB.
Potty training question for 21 mo- I am reading Oh Crap potty training & trying to find time to do this over a LONG weekend probably Thanksgiving as it will give me a good lead of one month to practice with my child. In the meanwhile, her daycare has started teaching potty training. When home my LO removes pants, goes and sits on potty by herself when she thinks she wants to pee with the diaper on as that is not something she can remove easily. What approach do you think is the best here?
For those with nannies, when are you planning on giving them their end of year bonus? I’m trying to figure out if we should give it to her earlier in December in case she wants to use it towards Christmas
Hello folks, I have 4 offers in hand right now. I need some help in choosing: Teradata Pune - 16.5 LPA (including 13.13% variable) MasterCard Pune - 17.12 LPA (including 1.12L variable) Cloud Collab B'lore - 17 LPA (fixed) Coforge B'lore - 19 LPA (including 5% variable) + joining bonus. Could someone please tell him which company out of these 4 have the most benefits and provides a good work life balance and a good work culture? Years of Experience - 6 years 8 months. Please help me.
Is it worth it to go back to school for a better track to a FAANG company? The division I’m currently in seems like there are no good opportunities, and I have the funds available to finish my undergraduate full time (Canada). I applied to Amazon before for a highly senior position and made it to final interview so I think I would have a better chance for a new grad type role.
Went out this weekend for my cousin’s 21st bday. My cousin ended up getting super sick, throwing up at the bar, etc. my buddy and his gf came to the same bar (they were celebrating gf’s bday). Seeing my cousin in a bad state I decided to take her home. My buddy’s gf got super mad at me and my gf for wanting to care for my cousin. She then gave a half assed apology saying she was annoyed at the situation. I don’t really know how to bring this up to my friend. Any suggestions are appreciated!
Anyone in Microsoft Cloud & AI strategy team? I have an interview tomorrow and hoping to discuss some last minute thoughts
This week truly showcases why I became a consultant - achieved the 3 most prestigious statuses I'll get: United 1K, SPG Ambassador, and most importantly Starbucks Gold. ✈️🏬☕️
What is the average salary for a Tax Consultant II in the central region(Houston) for Deloitte ?
My age: 42, Spouse: 53. Spouse retired. Current real estate value - $6 M (Net after loans is $4.5 M) Combined 401K/IRA accts = $1.9 M Liquid/short term assets: $250K. Net Monthly income from rents $10K Monthly expenses $14K. $4K shortfall after rents Estimated future income: Spousal 401K draw in 6 yr (~$5K/mo) Spousal pension in 9 yr ($5K/mo) My MD pension - 9 yrs to vest, 16 yrs to draw- ~$5K/mo My 401k draw - 17 yrs - $5K/mo Options: Retire in 6 years, 9 years or earlier. Thoughts?
Any books/self help materials for someone who is constantly worrying (and waste a lot of unnecessary time)? E.g. No matter if i pass or fail an interview, there is always something to worry about. The worrying/anxiety multiplies when I proceeded further in the interview stages. Now that I signed the offer and is pending background checks, my anxiety is off the roof as it itches closer to my starting date.
Why is unlimited PTO a scam?
For technical folks - what % raise are you targeting for exit ops? I feel like 50% is feasible considering how low my base salary is and how much industry typically pays
Any thoughts on a Creative Lead position at Facebook/Instagram NYC? Has anyone here worked there and/or have some insight on how it’s like?
$40 bonus on Rakuten (formerly ebates). Stack your savings and get cash back on your holiday shopping!
In the interview process for Russell Reynolds. Anyone have any experience with them? Understand what they do; however, is it a good career move? What are the exit opportunities like? Comp any good? Any advice would be appreciated.
I had an initial screener with a firm recruiter last Monday. She said it should take 10 days until the next step. I think this is a bit long, but usually I’ve heard back quickly from other interviews in my life. It’s been a week, should I follow up or wait the 10 days?
Once you get the “I just sent your book to the CDs” email from a recruiter regarding an actively open position, how long should you wait to follow up?
When leaving a job do you typically get paid out the full balance of accrued PTO? I have about 200+ hours saved up (Virginia if that matters)
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