Fishies who are experts at investing - can really use your advice! I have extra $25K cash saved but don’t know what else to invest in. Already maxed out on 401K/IRA, $ in savings for a rainy day, some $ in Wealthfront, and some $ in a brokerage account (tech stocks, ETFs). Is there anything else I can do to increase returns and diversify my portfolio? In my late 30s, hefty mortgage but no other loans, 1 kid on the way. Thank you in advance!!
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Help - my mother got the covid vax and now she has a ton of joint pain and her docs arent helpful. What do I do! Second pfizer dose about 2 months ago and she has lupus - its not the pain that comes when you first get your shot this has stayed for the two months now
My firm has not announced any raises yet even though the market has gone up (A LOT) and firms in the area all have done so. I’ve decided to demand a raise to the compensation committee. But struggling to come with a number. I’m class of 2014 but have gone on four maternity leaves 😂. Any suggestions???? I’m in a smaller city (not CA/NYC/DC etc) and at a pretty big regional firm.
Has anyone had success negotiating a large medical bill with a hospital. I had an emergency room visit, resulting in a bill of which I owe $2k (after payments by insurance). I’m capable of paying, so not expecting to qualify for any programs. Just think the amount owed is outrageous (I.e. $4k for a CT Scan!?) Any tips?
Senior Buyer whose specialty is electronic components with 27 years of experience. Recently ended up in the medical world and realizing I under sold myself. Management asked me to do an analysis and come up with a number. My current salary is 82k. In our industry with the same experience etc. jobs are posted for up to 108k. Management mentioned that they want to keep people and they pay their worth. I got this position through a recruiter. Any information good bad or indifferent is appreciated!
Hey 🐠, looking for some advice - what’s the best way to approach a conversation with a more junior team member about being out of office frequently? Since they were hired back in May they’ve taken off 1-2 days per week for various reasons (plus 1.5 weeks for vacation)… I understand that things come up, people get sick, etc. but it’s impacting delivery / I never know when they will ping in the morning and say that they won’t be in so I have to have someone else, or me, pick up the slack…
My I485 status just changed to new card being produced and i’m just beyond excited. This bowl has been a great support group for me through this process and I just want to say thank you 😊. For those interested in timelines , Filed i485 on oct 30,2020. Biometrics feb 18,2021, EAD/AP - March 8, 2021, Medical RFE - Sept 2,2021. Card being produced oct 5,2021. And I’m ROW
I’m 4 and half months pregnant. A recruiter reached out. Should I disclose that during our initial conversation? If not, when would be the appropriate time to share that?
My dad passed away 10 years ago.He was a “good”dad while alive (not the best husband). I spent lot of my youth/adult life fixing his mistakes after he died, which weren’t mine to fix. While I have tried to forgive him for myself, the relationship with his memory is complicated. Our family friends (husband and wife) who really were there for us in every sense after his death came to visit. That “uncle” is the closest thing to a father that I have. Today, I really wished he had been my father.
Hello mamas, I have a 6 months old and dad and I both work long hours so we hired a housekeeper while I was on maternity to help with the cooking cleaning etc and to eventually care for our little one when I go back to work. I went back 3 months ago and I quickly realised that the housekeeper was required to do my job as mom while I'm away plus take care of the house which made her even more exhausted than I was. I hired a nanny who only looks after the baby when I'm at work while the (cont'd)
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How many of you have complicated relationship with your father? My father had an affair and hurt my mom all throughout...they r still married but I can't forgive him!
Moms from NY: how many weeks post partum were you on short term disability? I recently had a call with the leave team at my firm and was surprised to hear that typically STD after birth is 6-8 weeks, depending on the type of birth. My question is: anyone here returned to work before 6 weeks? Asking because I want to recuperate for 2 weeks after birth, then go back to work and use the remaining maternity weeks later in a year. I wonder if this will be allowed. The Leave team person made it soun
I am going out on FMLA in a week. Having a fairly serious medical procedure. I’m terrified. Anyone out there with kids at home have a Hysterectomy and care to save their experience? I am home with a high schooler and i don’t want to put a ton of pressure on her to take care of me but I have heard this isn’t something to take lightly. Just looking for some insights. Thanks 🙏🏾
I go on maternity leave soon, and my firm offers 16 weeks paid leave, which I plan to fully take advantage of. The only female shareholder in our office keeps pushing me to only take 6 weeks though, because that's what she did. I feel really put off by her comments, but its also making me feel guilty about taking the full time. This is mostly a vent, but if anyone wants to give me some words of wisdom or thoughts, I will take them!
Recently got an offer from MBB, but having a fear that ill have a hard time doing well because im really terrible at ppt. How long does it take to get proficient, any tips?
Had anyone at PwC had babies 14 months apart? Any limits on parental leave with the births so close together?
EY folks please help me. I am confused. For maternity leave in the state of CA: We have disability leave, EY parental leave, and optional CA paid family leave. Which one comes first? Say I want to....
Has anyone transferred AMEX points to Qatar airlines to upgrade a flight? Qatar website is a disaster and it’s a pain to figure out if it’s worth it.
I have an RN friend, cardiatric surgery with 5 YOE, interested in leaving nursing and wants to explore healthcare consulting. Any advice from HC consultants? What level does an RN typically join as? What services / types of consulting would likely be best?
Can someone please help me on how I can negotiate a higher salary, when a large component of my total compensation is linked to variable pay. I have cleared the final rounds of interview with a company, where the variable component is almost negligible and they're only willing to give a raise over my fixed compensation. PS The variable pay last year at my current firm was impacted due to onset of covid. :(
I have 3 bonus kids and 2 bio kids. I am counting the days until my youngest bonus kid leaves the nest.
Hello fishes, Does SAP Labs have variable component in their salary structure? How much they give hike on annual appraisal on an average? Thanks in advance.
Please help me evaluate this offer! Base - 133k, bonus - 57k (target), GSU - 101k (spread over 4 years). 4.5 YOE, L4 GCP role, based in NYC. Thank you!
Hi anyone in PwC up for referral and making new connection ? I am looking for internship.
Hello fishes! Differences between MBB’s operation practices? Mck operations seem higher up? For people within those practices, against which firm do you compete the most during Rfp?
Any tips for ACN skills interview?
For my yearly review I tried to request for a bigger compensation with a few reasons on how I have taken up more responsibilities and helped sustain/grow business to which I receive a response where they still need a follow up email from me to justify my effort in the past year. The people making the decision are all new so they haven’t been a part of my journey. I know I deserve this raise. How do I make it more convincing?
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Is there such a thing as an A1 experienced associate at PwC? Got an offer for an A1 experienced associate but the salary is lower than I was expecting - I was thinking A1 would be a campus hire. Any insight from PwC fish appreciated
Do companies run analytics based on MS teams conversations to predict which folks are a flight risk? Every time I mention leaving or complain about work to a friend on the app, shortly after I get some form of incentive to stay or an apology from someone higher up.
BCG or MBB folks, got a call from the recruiter today that the outcome of decision round and calibration call today was positive and the lead partner will give me a call on Monday to discuss with me on the role and offer directly by himself. Trying to get some inside from the HR but she just asked me to wait and hear from the partner, sounds a bit weird and surprise to me as normally this state was usually with the HR. Anyone experienced this before? Was this really a good sign? @BCG Digital
Wow. I could never work from home full time. I had Waffle House to go for breakfast and cookies and bourbon for lunch.
How is it possible that’s someone in my mba program has a mckinsey interview already without even starting school yet?
Can anyone shed some insight on compensation (including bonus) and billable hour requirement for Bryan Cave in the Colorado offices?
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