Any fish here dealt with a lonely/toxic parent? I recently came to the realization that my mom is toxic (think guilt-tripping, saying mother-child bond is sacred, making comparisons, etc.) and has become very dependent of me, and as much as I want to be there I can only do so much since I have a family myself. She refuses to move to a nursing/retirement home, look for companionship, and seek professional help for tasks she needs done such as car maintenance, insurance inquiries, etc. (Cont’d)
At EY , do you have to be there for a year before you can take the 16 weeks of parental leave or is it an immediate benefit?
Ladies, any experience and tips for new moms going back to consulting? Is it possible to manage working while putting baby in daycare? And of course, is it possible to stay local?
Anyone ever negotiated parental leave before? I have an offer on the table. Gave me what I asked for $ wise and PTO. But mat leave is not great. Not trying to have a baby now, but in the next 5 yrs.
I need advice, has anyone been in a similar sit? Met a guy on Bumble in March. He had gotten out of a 4 year relationship in December. We dated for 2 ish weeks, on date 3 we made out and touched (no sex but we both came). After the date he tells me he needs time to himself, his mind is all over the place. We’re May and he reached back out (to congratulate me for my sisters baby). Said he’s in a much better place mentally, wants to meet up. CONTd in comments
My spouse and I were planning on trying for our first (IUD officially removed!!) and a few months later I decided I also needed to change jobs. Ideally I wish I’d realized sooner - but now with two potential big changes on the horizon - should I stick it out in this job just to make it doable if I get pregnant? Or gamble on both huge life changes at once?
Any agencies with good parental leave policies? Or are most through short-term disability or only partial pay?
I am not familiar with this concept and would like to understand what constitutes a Mom date? A parent at my kids’ daycare asked me about it and I was not certain what it involves. Is it like a girls day out or can I bring my kid along I would prefer the latter.
I’m a parent pushing 40 and the most joy I get out of my days is sitting up past my bed time at night playing iPhone games as the weed gummies kick in.
Struggling with jealousy of another woman- Im pregnant and the father is off engaged to another pregnant woman he cheated on me with and I’m in therapy but it’s a total blow to my self esteem and heart. How can I get her off my mind? How can I change my mindset? How can I reframe this so I’m the victor and not the loser?
EY maternity leave, do you get 16 weeks plus Short Term Disability? Or just the 16 weeks?
ACN 🐠’s, what is your parental leave program? And do you have a leave of absence program for non-parental leaves?
Hey fishbowl fam! Have any of you recommended one of your students for Kumon, or put your personal child into their program? What are your thoughts from a teacher & parent perspective?
How do you all handle tantrums from your toddler during dinner? We finally made it out to have a socially distanced dinner with a female friend of my husband. My toddler started getting really fussy during dinner and my spouse continued his conversation -not wanting to leave. I took the baby on a brief walk but that wasn’t really helping. Spouse still did not want to cut dinner short (we were already on dessert) and he kept his conversation going. I sat down and baby is grabbing plates (cont)
Husband found out that his fed job that he was hired into with the promise that he’d receive paternity leave will not let him use his paternity leave because he hasn’t worked for government for a year yet. But baby arrived a few months before he started his fed job. Is he still eligible for paternity leave when he’s been at the job for a year?
I took a positive pregnancy test this morning (yay!) after a four-day vacation that involved way more than my fair share of drinking. I’d taken a pregnancy test the day I left for vacation and it was negative. While I am so excited about the positive test, especially after miscarrying several months ago, I can’t help but feel totally guilty and worried I may have affected the baby. Please tell me I’m not the only one who has experienced this and whether my anxiety is warranted!
Is their a site similar to the knot’s wedding website where I can create a baby site? I wanted to add maternity photos to share with friends/ family, gender reveal video and baby registry.
Just got an offer at ACN as a Strategy Manager and HR made it clear that parental leave was 2 weeks fully paid for men. Theoretically up until 12 weeks is covered by NY State ($900 weekly). What would you do? Have you seen men take a few months off for parental leave in consulting even if unpaid?
Ladies, need your help! Currently pregnant and think I want to move forward with getting the COVID vaccine now instead of waiting until after giving birth. I plan to talk to my OB about it, but am curious what your experiences have been. Did you decide to get vaccinated while pregnant? What questions did you ask your OB about it? Were any of you talked out of it (or into it) based on convos with your OB? If you did get vaccinated already, any bad side effects or complications? Thanks in advance!
I’ve really been having the urge to get out of consulting lately. I’m hesitant to leave Deloitte however Bc my husband and I plan to start a family in about 2 years and I know deloitte’s 16 week parental leave policy is rare in the marketplace. Mom’s - do you feel like it’s worth sticking around another 2ish years for the parental leave benefit? (FYI i am newly promoted to SC)
Anyone have a good office chair recommendation? Really not trying to spend more than $150 but willing to go to $200 if there is a really good recommendation. Thanks!
KPMG to Deloitte move worth it for 8% raise?
I got a fat raise and promotion this year but that hasn’t cured my depression. Considering leaving and a paycut to just make it to next year alive.
Is anyone else having difficulty when teaching pronouns now with non-binary terms? My students insist on the fact that Susan doesn’t have to be she it could be they. Answer key says she. How do we handle this?!?!
Got an interview for Cisco Product Manager role. Anyone have any experience with their culture, compensation and WLB?
Can’t help but feel invisible in my current situation- I’ve been pursuing a transfer for over a year (within my same group) and even though I’ve repeatedly asked for help and pulled in directors and partners —I keep getting pawned off to different people. This has cost me a promotion this year although I’m a high performer and my pay is at the high end of my bracket. Meanwhile, white colleagues are getting promoted each year (unheard of). I am told that i’m getting paid well so to be ‘happy’
Unpopular opinion- maxing out your 401K is overrated. I would rather have the money for other investments that I can access now ( ie real estate). Thoughts ?
C2 at MBB. On track for promotion to become project leader in July. Although exhausted with the work and want to exit by end of year. What are some typical exit opportunities at project leader level?
Anyone have any good educational materials for participants in a 401k that you provide education for? Thanks
Would you rather stay in a niche that you’ve been doing well in, but you happen to find not too interesting, or try new areas and risk not doing as well? Ive been in pharma analytics for the last 4 years, receive good client feedback, good raises / promotion and have learned a lot. But I’m not sure if I want to continue in pharma long term.
I am due to take 2 weeks parental leave sometime in the next month and have an offer lined up. Is it better to tell the new place I would prefer to push my start date to take my leave and join two weeks after (accounting for 2 weeks of notice when I get back)? Would that be burning a bridge with current firm (taking leave and giving notice as soon as I am back)? I want to avoid losing 2 weeks of salary during that time if I can.
Looking to apply to EYP strategy as a senior associate/consultant. I have 2YOE in consulting (across EY and boutique) and a masters in accounting. Would anyone within the practice be able to give me an overview on the type of projects the practice sells, the type of work I’d be doing in my role, and any insights on the interview cycle? Haven’t applied yet, so a referral would also be appreciated (help me get you a referral bonus!)
Does anyone have leads on some good sources to search for remote temporary document review jobs? I am leaving my current job soon to move to a new city and I need to have some income while I’m job searching
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