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To my enlisted military and first generation immigrants peers, keep hustling you’re gonna make it. Just got offer of 170k. Went to a shitty city college and parents never made more than 40k combine their whole lives. I can finally let my parents, wife, and kid enjoy life instead of working to live. Pix below is how much I made my last two years in the army e-5 pay grade, this is from SSA chart.

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Where the hell did I go wrong? Junior officer, great school, tons of certs, and I’m at a little less than 100k. I’ll crawl into a hole and die I guess

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What type of certs do you have? Typically cloud software certified people with some experience make well over 6 figs in a year. I work in Salesforce and people rarely make less than 100K.

Dang feel like E5’s pull at least 65-70 now with BAH and BAS

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Lol if they let u off post. Or if u find urself a bah wife

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This isn't true for everyone, but most enlisted get pay on top of room and board, so pay can feel lower than normal. For those I know who served on boats and subs, going through dangerpus geographies got you hazard pay and a break from paying taxes

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What's your new job?

Cloud security architect. Funny thing I got all my cloud skills while at acn 😂

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Congrats! I had a similar route as an E-4 in the navy. I remember filing my tax return at 22k and now making 195k. It feels great to provide a better lifestyle for your family. Well deserved.

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I can’t tell anymore: are all married people miserable? Is it normal to think, ‘I can’t do this anymore’ when we’re alone? How do I reconcile that w/ my love for my child & their relationship?

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This has extreme 'bargaining with a child' energy.

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MAGA hat kid: the victimhood is strong in this one.

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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.

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Crushing on baby! Baby driver ftw!!❤️

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Did anyone's brains just stop working while pregnant? I'm 13 weeks and can only manage to work half days. I'll sit at my computer for 12 hours and bill only 3-4 hours instead of my standard 8-10. I have work to do, but zero motivation or availability to focus unless there's a looming deadline. Does this phase pass? Did this happen to anyone else?

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Does EY pay 100% for maternity leave 4 weeks before baby is due? I know they do 16 weeks post delivery but CA state law allows you to take 4 before due date. Anyone able to get it approved and paid?

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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.

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I’m a 1st year prob 1 teacher & I just found out I’m pregnant (due mid-June). Definitely NOT planned and VERY stressed nervous. It’s hard to be happy right now. Advice on telling my principal, etc?

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Expecting a baby this summer. Should I still be looking for other job opportunities? EY has a very generous paternity leave if you’ve been with the firm for 1+ years, but not sure if I would have the same opportunity to take 2-3 months leave if I switch jobs. Can I potentially work parental leave into negotiations?

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Resigning while on paternity leave - should i wait till get back then submit resignation or can I resign while on leave and still get paid while on leave? Engagement will appreciate the advanced cont.

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I’ve been dating a very physically attractive 6’4” con man that claims to be a barber for the last 2 years in Houston. He drives several cars including a Bentley and a Corvette. If anyone is dating a man that fits the description, let me know and I can tell you more. He also has a ton of baby mamas in KC, Vegas and Houston.

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Looking for a Desi inspired gown/dress to wear at my baby shower. What are your favorite south asian online brands to shop? must ship to US and nothing crazy expensive.

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Wrapping up maternity leave and negotiating start and end times with the nanny. What time do your nannies come over and how late do they stay? Both husband and I are consultants and our hours are so unpredictable. Nanny can come 8 hours a day. We are thinking 9-5 and then based on our day, one of us takes care of the baby for another two hours and do the bath/bed time around 7ish.

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Any interesting cyber Monday deals for baby stuff that you guys are shopping for?

Did you save your baby’s stem cells? Worth it?

Ladies with widow peaks and lots of baby hairs - what do you do to tame your hairline and have it look sleek and neat? I’ve considered doing laser hair removal for my baby hairs but open to ideas! For reference I have dark wavy hair.

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Are there any creatives you look up to who’s personal life isn’t in shambles (divorced, cheating on side, neglecting kids)? I was happy to make advertising/career my life until I had my first child...

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Impulsively jumped firms for better projects. I want to get pregnant & settle down. Worried I sabotaged ops to transfer internally so soon or fear need to get local gig & how my resume looks. 😬

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ACN folks - how much does a newly promoted MD make? Breakout of base, bonus, equity would be great.

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Do the big four (S&A, Business transformation) give market sizing profitability etc type cases similar to MBB?

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All of my friends and seems like everyone around is looking for a job change as I see on a average, everyone is getting close to 100% hike in new company, is this just a bubble, because hiring and job is wfh, or this trend continue even next year once the physical offices open up? I'm going through a bad FOMO, seeing everyone change companies and getting double the pay. Tried giving interviews, but many rejected me just because of my 90days notice period. What should I do? YOE-2.5

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Has anyone ever had a student in their classroom who became very sick part way through the school year? What did you do to show support as a teacher/school community?

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Have you ever seen a client fired in mid-production?

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Work at a hold co and tired of hearing the ceo’s are in it with us and taking cuts? I call BS on that! They are only reducing salary and will still earn millions. Omnicom John Wren - $19,818,780 in 2019, his 2020 sacrifice = 5.05% reduction. IPG – Michael Roth $16,590,172 in 2019 his 2020 sacrifice is undisclosed. WPP Mark Read £2,594,000 in 2019 his 2020 sacrifice = 1.88% reduction. Publicis Arthur Sadoun €3,265,800 in 2019 his 2020 sacrifice = 4.6% reduction.

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Got an offer of 170K + 10k sign bonus or 180k + zero bonus. Would you guys agree the latter makes more sense? In both cases I’d be subject to salary increase in 2020 and performance bonus.

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Which is better: waiting Day if to switch flights on American Airlines or calling a couple days before? I don’t have status (I know bad me) so I can’t switch for free.

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I wanted to post this for those who see and those who need to see: I, along with you, feel dejected by my current position. But I went to an absolutely no name school and could not find a job out of college for 5-6 months. Randomly got an interview request from PwC for a position I never applied for through LinkedIn. All this to say, everyones path is different and yours will work out how it should. Everything happens for a reason, assuming you always put your best foot forward. May we succeed.

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Anyone get promoted mid year After receiving the bonus/review? (No pay increase for the promotion)

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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.

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Have loved Chipotle since I was a kid but now I can afford the extra guac. 🙏🏼 #gratitude

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Curious - how many of your consulting interviewers were women? My ZS interview - 2 males, 0 females My Deloitte interview - 3 males, 0 females

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Does Deloitte belong in MBB? DMBB?

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NYC UI: I applied 3/9 and claimed weekly benefits every week while pending. My claim was approved 5/13 (with a crazy low of $182/wk). The NY Labor system now says I haven’t claimed my weekly benefits since I applied. Beyond frustrating.

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