My 3yr old daughter was playing with 2 different sized crayons yesterday. The bigger one was mom and the smaller one baby! The imaginitive conversations that followed were the best entertainment ever!
I have an awesome opportunity to apply for a promotion that would give me additional responsibilities but a faster track to leadership. I am also 10 weeks pregnant with my first confirmation appt next week. I want to go for it but feel bad about applying when I would go on mat leave in about 6-7 months, pending everything is on track with my first appt. Wanting advice on whether to apply or not and whether to disclose the pregnancy?
My bipolar father has ruined our whole family's lives. He won't take his medicine, keeps having episodes, and only cares about himself. I only feel hatred when I am around him or see his face. He has made us miserable. I don't know how to deal anymore. He doesn't even know me anymore, he doesn't know any of us, but will put up an act in front of the world. I don't know what having a dad looks like. Apologies for the vent.
Due to social distancing rules, when the kids come into school in the morning, they have to immediately report to their classrooms. I get it, but I also don't have time to entertain them as I'm prepping for class. What can I do to keep them busy?
Mother opened a Roth IRA at 61. What would be best for her to invest into at this age ? She’s not putting a lot in but has very little retirement in general. Would be something to occasionally dip into after 67.
Chicago Tribune: Huge crowd gathers at Rotary Hill near Naperville District 203 offices to demand area schools reopen. Hundreds of Naperville-area parents & students rallied Monday to urge local school boards to bring students back to the classroom and the playing field. Hmm...so all these parents just want to send their kids into schools do die, right? And kill all the teachers and their families too. All out of pure selfishness.
I'm looking for thoughts around training (classroom and self paced) offered by your firm. How important is it to you. Do u really have time to take the training. Just curious
Are you required to come into your building? I'm teaching vitrtually, but 2 days a week I'm required to come into my classroom.
When was the moment that it really dawned on you that you are a full fledged attorney? Mine was when I was a first year and did a pro bono DV case and won custody, alimony, and child support for mom.
Doctor spouse wants to a start her own practice. I want to work hard and become MD in consulting. Have 1 kid currently. I feel helping wife start her practice will mean my career will have to take a backseat. Thoughts/suggestions ?
hi ladies! starting a new job soon and am nervous about setting work/life balance boundaries. 1. is that even a possible thing in this industry and 2. would doing so reflect poorly on the new kid?
Currently on parental leave. As a father I’m so dang thankful my firm has it and I can’t imagine how my immigrant parents manage to raise two kids without leave.
When a question is asked in the classroom:
How do you use technology in your classroom to teach math and ELA to SPED students? I will have 1 first grader, 4 second graders, and 2 third graders in my room at the same time for ELA.
McKinsey dads: what’s parental leave time at your firm? Is there a minimum tenure requirement to take the leave?
Last night I was looking through pictures on my phone. I was such a happy kid and young adult and even after joining the firm I’m at I was happy for 2ish years…..the past 4 have been awful and depressing though. Man I wish I could go back to that time and do things over.
Help! I’m visiting a friend in a few weeks who just had a baby in March and I want to bring the baby a gift. Any ideas for what to get her?
How often does your school's wifi crash? We are supposed to be doing most of our work on google classroom still but this early on we've already had two whole-day internet crashes.
Lately I’m becoming more frustrated that I’ll never be able to buy a house out here despite making a good salary. And with my job, I can’t move somewhere affordable and be fully remote. Anyone else?
Hi 🐠, need some advice. Was told by my manager that time doing research (for info related to my client) is not client billable and has to be charged to the overhead code. This strikes me as fundamentally wrong, esp bc this is a flat rate project so the hours will just affect my utilization / internal metrics, not how much the client is billed. I asked for a non-billable code that counts towards utilization but was told my utilization is fine even though I’d be billing <40hrs & to use OH code
What is your minimum to jump to another big4? Do you look at X% of your total comp? Or X% of your base salary?
what are the difficulties in changing job of green card application in process? I-140 is in process?
How hard is it to move to FAANG from a relatively unknown boutique consulting firm? Are there extra leaps compared to MBB or Big 4, or if you get a referral you have similar odds?
Hi all, I’m looking for ways to develop myself professionally. I would love recommendations or tips on how you continue education in your field to stay relevant and continue to learn about different marketing strategies. Any tips on really good conferences, programs, classes, books, would be so so appreciated. I’m currently a senior manager for local marketing activations on a planned path to become a director. Thank you!
With the long-weekend, lets do a book thread. Give me your favorite sales book - here's mine - How To Win Friends and Influence People
For people managers, will you choose to downgrade to individual contributors at FAANG or continue being a people manager in traditional industries (e.g., finance, healthcare)?
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?
I’m completely burnt out from work and I’m considering taking a break until the end of the year or so. The challenge I’m having is this deep rooted anxiety of having a “gap” on my resume. Is that something that’s still a red flag to hiring managers or am I overthinking it? If you’ve done this, I’d be so curious to hear your thoughts! I know I’m in a privileged position to be able to consider this, I’ve found this bowl to be so supportive and helpful so any thoughts are welcome 🙏
I often see posts about people getting 350K exit or 450K or more in FAANG. Are those strategy folks from Big 4 or are there cyber folks too getting these exits ? I am making close to 200k as M3 in cyber . Not able to anything that would pay more than this in non-consulting ? What roles should I target ?
Anyone know the deal with distinguished achievement? How many people get it? How much better is your raise/bonus? Etc
S3 here. Planning to move companies as my promotion this year looks unlikely. Can i pitch myself for a manager at another big 4? I have close to 9 years of experience and a masters
What do you think the best companies are for creative individuals? I'm looking for a more dynamic role.
Considering an offer where equity is part of comp and vests immediately. Does that mean I get to keep whatever I earn equity wise even if I leave after 1-2 years, even if I don’t have access to it for a longer period?
So what happens to current Ms at the new tiering levels? Especially if they were gunning for a D promotion in the next 1-2 cycles? Do they jump up to SM2? Or just have an extra 2-2.5 years added to their cycle?
Risk of getting fired as a new experienced hire in HC with solid 3 ratings and tons of impactful PRD, but on the bench for too long?
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