Wife and I are going in with my BIL and SIL to pay for a retirement/40th anniversary/MIL's 60th birthday trip to an island for my parents in law when they retire next year. They think we forgot about all of those events and are going to lose it when we give the gift at Christmas. Father in law has had a lot of frustration, getting included in two mass layoffs in two years and taking two straight 40% pay cuts at the end of his career. We're so excited to give them something to look forward to.
What are some things you’d have done immediately, or differently at work as soon as you found out you were pregnant (asking for a friend)
I am planning to start IUI cycle this summer and have booked Pfizer vaccine mid April. Two questions (note I recently recovered from Covid so have antibodies) 1) Have unverified maybe misconception that vaccines affect fertility. Any opinions on this? My developing country family is freaking out and suggesting I vaccinate after I get pregnant. 2) My donor is fully vaccinated and did Pfizer, another rumor that it’s better that parents have same vaccine? Is this true?
Those with littles...how do you and your SO deal with days off work? I think we both secretly hope the other one will be “lead parent” so we can each chill LOL. Do you split the day so you each get a half day of rest/freedom? Switch off days?
Single Moms. How do you do it? How much do you spend on your child, especially if you have to work long hours quite a lot?
Any single moms who raised boys? My first kid, I grew up as an only child with no brother, and really clueless as to how to raise a boy. I’d have an easier time with a girl since I kinda know how
Newish mama here 🙋♀️ Thanks for doing this Delene!! I've been working hard to get back to pre-baby body and feel like my normal self again, but as we all know, Thanksgiving is a time to eat all of the things. I'm usually pretty good at discipline, and have been following a keto/paleo diet that has worked wonders for me - but I cannot resist homemade pie and I know my family will expect me to indulge. Any advice on staying on track while still enjoying? Thank you!! #QA
Have a 2 year project for Romania which will be extended, what are the Pro's and Con's to move there? Also need to decide if i need to take my wife and 5 year old kid there... Any links and suggestions please..
Steven Yeun starred in a movie titled Minari - about Korean American first generation immigrants (and the second generation child) settling in rural America. Not sure if it is released yet but the preview seemed very interesting. I thought it was more interesting because they did not choose the coastal areas for this movie.
New parent here. Is it normal to pay $34,000 per year per child for child care in your country? I’m pretty shocked. 🇦🇺
Haven't owned a set of golf clubs since i was a kid. Looking to get a cheap set for the occasional round (maybe 3-4 rounds a year). I am short (5'5'-5'6'), any recommendations? Thinking about getting a Teen set.
Left a tray full of Halloween candy outside. Within 10 minutes, who I'm assuming is, a teenage kid took every single one :( So much for the Halloween spirit. I sincerely apologize to any kid who had to pick between hot Funyuns and popcorn.
I want to have a baby but I’m terrified that will mean having to give up professional dreams. I can’t imagine working 15 hour days and keeping a tiny human alive and happy.
My best friend & I got pregnant around the same time. We didn’t know the other was even trying - just a happy surprise. But now I am going through a miscarriage and I don’t know how to feel. Lots of jealousy, but I’m still so happy for them. I knew it was a possibility (1/4 pregnancies end in miscarriage) but why did it have to be me? I don’t want to go to her gender reveal next week, it’s still just so painful but I feel like a horrible person for harboring these negative feelings towards her.
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)
Hi , Does epam support maternity leaves or could be a challenge for recent joiners. Thanks!
Do you buy gifts for your significant others family on Christmas? When In the relationship did that start? I’m asking cause I don’t celebrate Christmas but don’t wanna be rude. We’ve been together for awhile and his family never buys me anything so I never thought much about it except this year his mother is getting me a wallet and now I feel weird.
There’s an important meeting in two weeks and every one is planning to be in person. With three unvaccinated kids at home, I feel unsafe to be in a room full of maskless people who are making very different lifestyle choices (going out etc) than I am. My older kid wears masks all day in school and social distances - I feel guilty putting her at risk but also have major FOMO to skip the in person. With life returning back, this is going to be the first of many such situat. What would you do?
Recommendations for books or resources to improve executive presence and on leadership? Asian female new SM looking to up my skills
To keep it general across tier 1 consulting firms...what would be the typical pay band for a practitioner with ~6 years experience and a MBA
Hi all! For an experienced hire as a Human Capital Consultant at Deloitte, what should I expect the salary/sign-on bonus to be at a MCOL city? I have approx. 3.5 YOE (non-consulting), MBA and MS degree (non target school) and also SHRM certified (which is probably irrelevant for the role but thought I’d share anyways). Already did my research but the range is kind of all over the place for experienced hires so just want to have a ballpark. Thanks!
It seems to me that there is a big push to go Indy these days. What are the major benefits of going that route?
Working as Consultant at Cognizant Business Consulting now, I am being offered a role of Senior Business Analyst as a contractor for 1yr, initially for 6 months in Deloitte IN. I am a bit skeptical with this Contractor thing. Can someone guide me please? They say I don't have prior Big 4 consulting experience and hence this role.
What are ways of investing BESIDES 1) 401k 2) Stocks and 3) Eliminating Debt? For someone who’s in early 20’s.
What do you do with a low performing peer who doesn't take feedback well. It's affecting client deliverables. Already brought up to leadership. There hasn't been much movement due to a small bench.
I hired this digital marketing guy and he's doing alright but he doesn't respond to my emails. I almost fired him yesterday after he tested with 50% of our ad budget. I paid a month in advance and I honestly don't see this moving forward past the first month. Anyone have experiences that might help me make this decision?
Are Creative Directors rich?
Seeking advice for moving from industry leadership role (dr of training) into HC consulting. 20+ years in TD (L&D, PC, OCM). Industry roles for last 5 years but spent most of my career in small consulting orgs. CPTD but no degree (long story, about 15 cr shy). Would you suggest addl cert (CCMP, SHRM-C)? Will the lack of degree a no-go or is there a way in while I finish? A Sr director role is being dangled. Would the title bump help with the transition or do I risk missing a hot market?
12 YOE. Began career in Big 4 audit with some transaction advisory, went to PE backed portfolio company doing the whole 9 years from FP&A and Management Reporting to M&A Integration/Consolidations etc. Currently, Sales Insights/Customer facing data heavy/Tableau guru role delving into the data, story telling, helping both internal/external stakeholders optimize their revenue. Recently graduated with my MBA. Looking to return to professional services either in Strategy or Transformation.
Virtual Juneteenth celebration anyone? This is one year especially that I don't want Juneteenth to just go by without me actually celebrating or acknowledging it. Shamefully I have not done so as much in the past. Anyone up for a virtual celebration and/or know of any? I know Deloitte is not giving us the day off… I am thinking of taking it as PTO anyway.￼￼
Best CFP continuing education providers? Not looking to just get the credits done, but something in depth to relearn things I️ may have forgotten.
So frustrated by PE/VC/Hedge funds that hate inexperienced hires and are so picky about relevant work experience while recruiting.
I am sick and tired of explaining to Uber drivers what I really do. When I just tell them that I am a consultant, they ask me what kind of a consultant? Ugh! I guess I don't know myself what I do 😳.
My Toronto peeps how are you handling lockdown a year into it? With work stress at an all time high and no exciting vacation or plans or even vaccine to look forward to I'm really starting to lose it. Seeing how Americans are pretty much back to normal makes it even worse 😩
What kind of salary should a Product manager make at Home Depot given I have about 2.5 years in consulting with undergrad degree?
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