New employer’s parental leave policy is silent on whether you have to return to work for a certain period after the leave in order to avoid having to pay back to leave. Are pay back clauses common?
The culture around PTO on my 6-7 person team is one where: 1) no one (besides me) takes more than 1-2 days off a year, 2) people frequently brag about how little time off they take…”I only took one day off for my child being born”, 3) people make comments that I’m “always on vacation” (in the last 2.5 years working at my company, I’ve taken cumulatively ~4 weeks off). Team workflow is deal-based so it’s difficult to plan in advance for taking time off as deals often come up unexpectedly. Cont…
Hey all, when would you say is a good time to inform your direct manager of your upcoming parental leave? Wife is expecting but not sure when I should tell my boss so we can plan on transitioning / back filing before I’m out. Thoughts please?
How do you feel about putting on hold your family expansion plans because of a recent promotion? Do you think it’s a normal thing to do? And if so, how long is the normal waiting period? Knowing that the parental leave is about 6 months!
Dads with older children: while raising your children, did your children prefer their moms over you? I know some will prefer dads over moms, but I assume majority of children out there will prefer their moms over dads… I have one child and it kinda hurts to see my child always preferring the mom over me. I know I shouldn’t feel this way, but I just do. How did you cope with such issue raising your children?
Anyone have tips on culturally relevant (read Black) parent podcasts or parent preparation programs? I’m looking for something similar to New Mom Boss but for us
Thinking of getting a Black Baby Alive doll for my daughter. Preferably one that talks and moves, but there seems to be so many. Any suggestions?
Today is my first day back at work (and first full day back in my physical office) after a few weeks off for parental leave. Needless to say, I am struggling to stay focused on anything other than wanting to go back home to my spouse and child. I know I shouldn't take an emotional temperature on day one, but it has been more difficult being back than I anticipated. Any tips for navigating the waters for the first day/week/month back?
I am getting ready to send my 2 year old toddler to a toddler program next week for the first time. Have to fill out a form “bathroom waiver”, which is basically allowing teachers at the school to clean my child after a potty, including genital area. I feel uneasy about this but I know I have to let them… I assume all parents have signed such waiver?
I’m at the point that I start trembling every time I get an email alert. It’s the little things piling up that is getting to me. The to do list full of, “send emails to X about Y,” “follow-up re this,” “revise the 100 small things the baby lawyer drafted.” Tasks that might take 15 minutes to an hour individually, but all together it’s a lot. I’m the bottle neck. I’m the one who needs to move these things along. But there’s always something bigger and more urgent. Nothing’s ever FINISHED.
My wife and I need a break. Had our first baby in March and we are worn out (getting better) but very tired. Wife said to me “I need us time”, and she’s never said that in the 3 years we’ve been married. Suggestions on getaways or things to do?
Hi , I am working as an Contractor at Zs Associates from my parent company HCL technologies. As per offer letter my probation period is 12 months and notice period is 3 months.I want to switch to another organization but they need someone who can join early. There is anything I can ask HCL technologies to early release me ? Thanks
McK and BCG 🐟, do you all accrue tenure while you’re on parental leave? If so, how much?
SIL is having a baby shower and I can’t make it - ideas on things I can get delivered the day of that you think would be a nice gesture (in addition to baby registry items).
Is it fair for divorced parents to take up two parent/teacher conference slots? I don’t think it is. I would love to hear your thoughts about this and how it os handled at different schools.
What is Accenture's parental leave policy..
New mom here - ways to overcome/cope the guilt of missing work when kid is sick or missing baby when baby is sick and focusing on work ?
Happy Saturday! All week 3 challenges due by 9pm to qualify for prizes!Here's a final GUESS WHO for the wk. This person auditioned for Up With People when he/she was 20 and was selected to tour around the world with them for a year. He/She would perform for groups and events held at the civic center solo, as a child. He/She would sing and dance at these events. He/She also won 1st place state UIL in poetry reading. This person loves to "roll" with whatever comes his/her way!
Hey family-Has anyone gone with a pediatrician who didn’t have hospital rights to do the exam at birth? Context: first baby, high risk pregnancy (blood pressure), in northern Dallas suburbs but delivering in Dallas proper; strongly prefer a doctor of the diaspora (my OB is black; we want our son to see black excellence all around), but those in the suburbs tend not to have rights in hospitals in Dallas proper
How do you know when it’s time to find a new job? I love what I do, my coworkers, and my clients, but I keep thinking that there’s something more out there. Mostly thinking of more money and title bump
Accepted an offer earlier this month, with planned start date mid February, at public high growth software company. Meanwhile I’m still going through interview process with a unicorn start up and should wrap up this week. If I get a second offer, what are the consequences of reneging on the first offer?
A senior person in my org who I don't know, mailed me with "Hi <my last name>" asking for some help. I replied back with "Hi <requester's last name>, how can I help? Never heard back from this person.
What ever happened to Big Fuel? Their name just popped up and I was shocked they were still around.
Did you do anything different leading up the transfer / any advice on what to expect, i.e. exercise habits, limiting caffeine, etc.? I have the saline ultrasound this week, (hoping it's not as bad as the HSG), then I hope I'm cleared to start prepping!
Any good resource to learn about school systems in a practical way? Grew up in India have a toddler, and kind of new to the education here, for ex. Recently found out that if you move neighborhoods you don’t need to change charter school but have to change public school.
My newborn is supposed to go to the pediatrician to get vaccinated at 6 weeks old, which is next week. What to do? I live in a high risk area in California. Big deal if I delay getting these shots?
I am going to receive an offer from accenture should i chose to move from kpmg(kgs) to accenture. Please suggest.
Any digital consultants here who specialize in working with SMB like myself? I can't believe there wasn't a bowl for us already, so I created one. Do you think this might be helpful to have discussions about issues that pertain directly to small and midsize businesses? https://joinfishbowl.com/bowl_3km4j
I regret taking a promotion to become exempt/salary. The amount of freedom I had prior to the accepted role I took for granted and now I'm kicking myself in the butt.
How often do you all deal with conflicts at work? I feel like my current job isn’t a good fit but also early in my career so I don’t know if the daily annoyances are just normal.
Why do I constantly feel like Sandra Bullock in the movie “Gravity” working in audit or “Bird Box” trying to stay sane going down the river completely blindfolded while crazy lunatics succeed in Big4?
Any intel on PW’s NYC finance team?
Hi Everyone, I need 11 likes to activate DMs. Need to reach out to a few people here. Please help! Thanks.
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