This is my little furball Sheero. He always used to chase me with his Little feat, wagging his little tail all around the house. Whenever I used to be busy on my laptop with work, he just used to sit on my lap and sleep like a peaceful baby. He was such a good puppy. He is now resting with angles up in the heaven and I miss him a lot ❤️.
What are you doing for Mother’s Day?
Once you’ve secured a job (as a college student), how do you keep motivation up? Struggling with motivation, mental health, and the purpose to school now that I have a role lined up.
WLB at MBB (including during COVID)? Thinking about moving over from Big 4 (at Manager or Associate level), but also don’t want to grind like I did in my 20s …since I’m thinking about becoming a new father in the next 2 yrs
Child college saving account. Any advice?
Is there a way to find out the gender of the baby if I am still in my early 1st trimester? Like heart beat, my reaction to food, haha... an impatient mom...
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?
Starting a thread of suggestions for super happy movies / shows to watch during the two-week wait, (or any of the many waiting periods during the fertility journey)! I'll start: -Mrs Doubtfire -You've Got Mail -The Parent Trap -My Best Friend's Wedding -Mamma Mia I and II -My Big Fat Greek Wedding -Crazy Rich Asians -Ocean's 11, 12, 13 (maybe not quite as feel good, but there are many beautiful people to make you feel good!) :) -Holiday movies: -Hocus Pocus -Elf -Christmas Vacation
Anyone recently submitted form to extend their parent's stay on B2 visa beyond approved 6 month. Is it mandatory to submit updated return ticket I that application
What’s the cost range of health insurance for a young family of four if you are self employed?
Why is maternity leave, policy and other women's issues not important as compared to Juneteenth, coed bathrooms, and all the other issues in the media today? Women are half the population and at an average of 2.1 kids per woman, these are major issues. Are we not vocal enough? Organized enough? Not a serious voting demographic? Too grateful things are better in this generation? What is it? Why does 50% of the population matter less compared to these smaller marginal groups?
Hi there! I have a remote, freelance, part time position for a project manager at one of our brands - this is at least a 3 month gig with the option for it to go much longer term if there’s interest on both sides. Between 20-25 hrs a week, great for a parent or someone that wants to re-enter the workforce. To apply:
Do any other firms have a policy that requires you to return to work for a certain period after paid parental leave, and if you choose to leave you are required to pay it back? If so, is there anyone who decided to leave before the end of that period? What happens if you can’t afford to pay it back?
So my husband recently became a share partner at a firm, which is a bit stressful for us because (i) it’s a big transition and a lot of stress for him and (ii) they are pressuring him to move to NYC (we are based in TX where most of my family live). Anyways, we are planning to have kids, and I’m worried that if we move and have a child that I will alone, also working in biglaw and raising the child alone without help. Anyways, I was wondering other women’s thoughts, experiences and advice.
Am I the only one afraid to take a mental health day because I know the crap show I'll have to return to?
Am I too old? Too old to chase a wild dream of living in a beach town? Too old to follow a hunch? Too old to sell everything and start over somewhere else? Some days I feel like I am. With parents in failing health and a grandpa that is lonely most of the time, I feel obligated to stay here. To keep living the life that “makes sense”. I’m 32 single, no kids, own my home, essentially have life by the tail. I live an hour from where I grew up. Feel like I don’t fit in with my friends anymore…
I feel very lost. I just started as an associate at a big firm this year and have a one year old son. Learning how to be a mom and an associate has been extremely tough and I have felt burnt out on multiple occasions this year. Prior to having a child, I was a very determined individual and was used to saying yes to almost everything because I wanted to accomplish those things. Nowadays I feel like I don’t care about my job as much and being away from him gets more and more difficult.
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?
Thoughts on weaning - my sweet baby is now 13.5 months and was down to nursing twice a day after she turned one. The last ~2 weeks she’s either been too distracted or too tired to nurse in the evening
I want to move to one of the bigger firms like EY, KPMG, Deloitte, and PwC and am not quite sure how to go about it. I currently work as a client engagement manager for a smaller cybersecurity software company with a top secret clearance and a few certifications. Any advice? EY Deloitte PwC KPMG Accenture Booz Allen Hamilton
Millennials: lazy or simply different priorities? I personally find nothing wrong with a generational culture that encourages work-life balance.
Hey guys, super naive intern here! What’re the main differences between creative directors, associate creative directors, and executive creative directors?
Consulting lesson #123- The year you are up for promotion is always the year with the stiffest competition
Anyone watching Indian Matchmaking? Aparna and her mother have to be the worst, right? She thinks she's a godsend and quite frankly she looks like a potato, is ignorant, doesn't sound nearly as intelligent as she professes to be, and is even more negative than I am! That's gotta say something.
I thought I missed business travel. Yet here I am on my first business trip in 18 months, sitting in the main Detroit Delta Club, waiting on a severely delayed flight home. Stupid weather.
Hi fam! Me and my partner (females) just got an oral consent from my partners best friend (gay male) to be a sperm donor. Anyone has experience with this? I know lesbians usually go to sperm bank but we wanted to know “baby daddy” and have him involved as a godparent and when kids ask questions introduce him as a father. Personal life stories and dos and donts welcome. All my friends are straight or gay men so I have this resource and general internet.
Vacation ideas? Keep in mind I'm poor
Partner: you will work as an acting senior, but we do not grant you the rank of senior or a raise. Staff: what? How can you do this? It’s outrageous, unfair! Partner: take a seat, young auditor. Me: what about the client who ate all the cookies?
Any managers left companies in the middle of a project? How was it taken / handled by firm? We're talking ~10 week shorter project
Thinking about getting into valuations. Anyone have any insights about this path in Big4 and in industry? Specifically I’m wondering: 1) what’s the scope of work like at Big 4? (Is the service line split into industry sector groups, or do some groups do Valuation for tangibles and another does intangibles) 2) how are the hours like? Working 9am - 3am consistently? 3) what exit opportunities exit after the Big 4 experience? 4) how does Compensationfor HCOL seniors/ manager look this year?
I’m in my early 70s. Hanging on to a pretty easy creative job. Any thoughts on where and what to do next?
Currently in NYC, considering another Sr.CW opportunity in Chicago. What’s a realistic salary range?
Is anyone (agency side) in NY hiring for consumer and market insights research (quant or qual but preferably both) roles at the director level?
Folks -How to find Senior level positions (Director /technical project manager) @Analytics in Startups or high potential companies?I thought of using Linkedin premium but not sure if that’s the best option. Thanks
Has anyone filed a NIE and got it approved for their parents? I just had a baby and my parents are in India .. had to cancel their trip due to the travel ban
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