Looks like we might be in for a snowy weekend...what is everyone's favorite snow day activity?
Currently I am working in IBM Kolkata location with 17 LPA fixed salary. Work Life Balance is good here with good policies. I got offer from Bank of America with 25 LPA fixed for Mumbai location. Is it worth to resign IBM and relocate to Mumbai? Please suggest.
Total Experience:8 years IBM
Our annual reviews are approaching & one of my direct reports has been with us for almost six years w/ little growth. My reco was to let him go & find a stronger, hungrier & more motivated designer at the same level. However, my boss instead wants us to promote him in hopes that will spark some motivation. I am not behind this decision & have voiced my multitude of concerns in promoting an employee who doesn't deserve it. HR is behind the decision! Thoughts on promoting an undeserving report?
Starting with our very first IVF cycle this week and kinda nervous 🤞
Nurse says retrieval to happen tentatively around 18th Dec but then transfer can take place in early February too considering genetic testing takes weeks. Is this the norm? Just fearing the team is not unnecessarily delaying things owing to holiday break.
Found myself in a conversation with the branch manager (white male pushing thru his late 60's) about holiday decorations. I just told him how I've been directed by corporate to keep the winter holiday decorations as non denominational and he nearly exploded. Starts saying how Christmas is the "American Way" and "nobody is going to take MY Christmas" and "this is MY BRANCH, I will decorate for CHRISTMAS" and so much more. I'm just flabbergasted, frustrated but not surprised.
What’s the highest pay can be offered at BNY Mellon for J grade (AVP) in BA profile ? I have been told they don’t have budget when I asked for 30 fix.
Black owned business!
Does anyone else have strong alcohol cravings / triggers in Airports, Airplanes, Hotels/hotel bars, travel in general? I can be fine at home but then go on a bender starring the minute I enter an airport all the way through returning home.
Have you ever given honest feedback to a company when leaving? For example the d&i initiatives leadership is taking has lead to joking about common racial stereotypes in office whenever an update is sent. I’m not used to those comments being said so freely for all to hear and fear they’d hire a minority (as part of those initiatives) in my place and subject them to that. I’m not sure what there is to gain but wanted to get other points of view.
New to the bowl, but prepping for interviews and looking for any existing case books to work through. Good ones out there?
Any creative communication ideas to reach employees that have limited email access?
We seem to do the same communications every year for open enrollment. We do an array of materials mailed to their homes, poster promotions around our campuses (both printed and digital), table tents for our cafe and vinyl decals for bathroom mirrors and office windows. Do you have a method you’ve used that works really well or is creative/innovative? Appreciate your thoughts!
I share his pain.
Any divorcee or single mom 🐠 here? I am separated, and it’s just been hard dating the other cohort. Looking for someone who understands what I have been through. 35 M here
Would be delighted to get referred in SAP. I can refer you back in JP Morgan if you are looking for a change.
Role: Project Manager
Getting paid twice monthly is better than bi-weekly. Easier for bills and cash flow. Change my mind.
Yelled at my dad for picking a fight with my mom every morning and every night esp the last week (but also for the past 2 years). It felt good to get it off my chest, even though I know it didn’t solve anything.
I did realize - I’m no longer interested in having a relationship with him anymore.
Accenture fish willing to refer?
Any idea guys??
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I just had my first almost a year ago. Ever since coming back from mat leave I’ve wanted to find a new job to do something more exciting. I struck out a lot and am defeated. Now I’m thinking I should just stay put even though I’m not that happy. I’m uninspired by the work but I feel like I have a firm track record and can do enough to “get by” where at a new place I’d have to start over with little leeway. Anyone else feel this way? I want to do something else but feel stuck…
Im so confused by maternity leave policies and Reed can’t answer any of my questions. So, I can take 4 weeks before delivery and 6 weeks after delivery through California disability leave in addition to 12 weeks parental leave. If I deliver early, does it mean I have more time off after delivery? How about I deliver late? Another question, my due date falls on Christmas time, can I stop my disability leave and use holiday time and continue with the disability leave?
Today is my last day BFing (after building a stash in the freezer). Baby turned one last week and going back to work next week. Cracking open bottle of champagne with hubby tonight and getting drunk😂
Anyone use the grace sense2snooze bassinet?
Looking for mid range bassinets that have a rocking feature(okay if it’s manual too) and also want to eliminate SIDS risk! Any suggestions would be welcome and much appreciated!
Is it insane to commit to attending a wedding (as a bridesmaid) 5 weeks after giving birth?
So I’m on a milk donation group because donor moms (love them!) have helped with milk for my baby. Of late I see a lot of posts as below - def okay with personal preference of the donor meds and vaccines but each person spells it out differently like “no c v*x” etc. is this a thing? I feel like they’re addressing lord Voldemort
Anyone ever put their electric breast pump into a checked bag? Thinking of doing it, somehow seems odd to me (like it could get damaged) but logically it should be fine, right?
Moms of older (8+ kids). My son is in on a “select” team sport (that he is very good at and he always is smiling when he plays) — but getting him out the door is so painful... WWYD
My 13 year old just told me I looked great Humm I wonder what she did wrong. Also, how is everyone doing with working from home on demanding projects and managing middle schoolers? I am finding it a little challenging and wondering if anyone has a good set up, kind and amount of help you have if any. Thanks!
Did you or your partner give you a gift when you gave birth? What would be a good gift? I’m wondering whether I should spoil myself a little..
My 18 month old climbed out of his crib. We moved the crib to the lowest level and even tried putting the mattress on the ground. We’d watch the monitor as he scaled up the side like spider man and jumped out. We tried having him sleep in a sleep sack. To our surprise, he was still able to climb out. For safety reasons we went ahead and converted the crib to a toddler bed but we’re well aware that he’s not ready and will not stay in his bed. Any suggestions on other options???
Hi! Not a mom yet but living in the DC area and seeking advice on providers you love for prenatal/maternal care/delivery! Want to be established somewhere I like when we start to try!
Maybe you mamas can help with my anxiety and nervousness I feel at times. 21 weeks prego, went for anatomy scan this week and all is good (minus slight dilation in baby’s kidneys). Because I had a miscarriage earlier this year at 6 weeks I’m so nervous something might go wrong with this pregnancy. No signs it has been- just the nerves. I bought a Doppler- yes I caved in- and I find myself checking way too often. How can I calm my nerves?.. Maybe I need therapy. Thoughts? Suggestions?..
We really need the help with our toddler and house chores. Does anyone have a nanny+ house manager arrangement? Is it the same person or different? What responsibilities and pay ( with location) - did you go through an agency?
Any recommendations, please- my awesome husband and I are overwhelmed and desperately need help! First time parents and away from all family help!
Circumcision - this is a topic where I’m really stumped. I know it’s a highly personal choice, so I can tell you a bit about me and my husband:
- not religious
- liberal Democrats in a coastal state
- my family is conservative and all-American
- husband’s family is from the Midwest so pretty similar but the only cousin my son will have is uncircumcised (his mom is a lesbian and they live in the woods in Vermont).
I want to be progressive on this topic… (cont)
My project is requiring a lot of time commitment during early hours and evening and it’s getting hard to pick up LO from day care. I wanted advise frm ppl who have hired help for pick/drop off.
Has anyone done trips to Japan with a 3 or 4 yo? Looking for kids related acticities and recommendations. Planning to go in April for 8 to 10 days.
My almost 3 year old loves his crib. It’s pretty a apparent that it makes him feel safe at night. I stupidly did not buy a crib that coverts to a toddler bed and he has no interest in sleeping in his big boy bed. We also need to potty train him.. I know he will continue to wear a diaper at night but I dont like forcing potty all day then Trapped in a cage at night. Am I over thinking this? Is he ok I’m the crib till he’s ready or any tips to make the transition smoother?
Ugh - mom help needed. I flipped out on the daycare director this morning. I have three kids in this daycare and two of them have field trips to the pumpkin patch planned for next week. Found out this morning that they are not requiring masks and the busses to the pumpkin patch will be filled to capacity with the kids plus adult chaperones. Their excuse for this reckless stupidity is that they are following all state requirements and the adults drop of the kids off every morning so it’s (contd)
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I used a midwife group - they rotated appointments between different providers so you meet everyone. You never know who will be on call when you deliver!
I’m seeing an OB/GYN group that has midwives and OBs, but I haven’t seen an OB yet and I’m at 22
weeks. I’m going to be asking about that at my next appointment—my office has cut down the number of my appointments due to COVID, and it’s kind of messing with their model of meeting everyone so I’m prepared for whoever ends up delivering my baby.
Definitely not unheard of, my old OB-GYN does this. I switched before my first appointment for personal reasons but your first visit really doesn't need to be with a doc. They just ask you your family history, if you feel safe at home, give you an order for blood work to check your hCg levels, and then answer any questions you have.
First pregnancy here too, I was surprised during my first visit too, they said it's with a nurse practitioner and next visit onwards would be with OBGYN
You don’t actually have to see an OB until your last trimester (*edit: you can be followed by a GP until then)
My OB won’t see patients until the 12 week appointment, it’s a nurse practitioner until then.
However, the practice called to let me know my first visit will be with midwife as OBGYN dont have any appointments available. First baby, and very confused how the OBGYN practice work. Any help would be most appreciated by a very confused, worried pregnant women!!! Thank you
It's not atypical. You will probably see both of them throughout your pregnancy, and have a 50/50 that either is on call when you deliver.
Thank you! Very helpful insights. I feel more confident about seeing midwife for the first appointment.
Update: The midwife cancelled 25 minutes before the appointment citing she can only see patients at 10 week. Almost certain that no OBGYN wants me as a patient. Not a crier but ended up shedding few tears thinking about any complications that may arise because of lack of medical care!
EY2: Thank you! Your words are so reassuring! First time mom here,and dont have much support at present. Appreciate you and BCG1 taking time to share experience.