I work with several people with kids and I have noticed quite often that they completely disregard any issues of people with no kids and try to one up work life imbalance conversations with stories of them being parents. It must be hard being a parent but I don’t think people at work should be treated differently or given any additional consideration just because they have a kid. You already get parental leave so If I’m expected to work 12hr I ask the same to be expected from my peers with kids.
I’m curious to hear from people at other firms what is offered in terms of part time work or alternative work options for people that don’t really care about making partner and might want to work part time. I just had my second child and want to ask to come back from maternity leave on a part time basis but our firm doesn’t seem to have anything in place right now. If your firm offers this, what’s the billable requirement, how much of a pay cut is it, and do you still get benefits? Thanks!
Gonna get baby's heartbeat tattooed
Hey Fam. Spouse & I have been planning to start trying to conceive this year & specifically this month (27 and 28). Has anyone else felt very ready to start a family but when it’s time to start trying, start second guessing if you’re ready and thinking about all of the pros and cons. Should we wait another year? What if we have trouble getting pregnant and kick ourselves for waiting? Will people see us more as just parents and not as much for our successful careers we work so hard for?
This virus is not a joke people. It killed a healthy actor, 41, who has a 1-year old child.
I'm 22 and just starting out my career, I've done good at saving my money and I have investments, but my emergency fund (3 mo living expenses) in just in my savings account from when I was a child. I am wanting to move my emergency fund into a high yield savings account. What are the ones that people recommend? Aspiration is really the only one that I have heard real feedback on.
A coworker this week told me I look 13. I know I have a baby face but that’s so rude! I should have told her she looked 50 (she’s not 50)
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)
Hi Ladies! Personal finance question: looking to buy a place and I live in a HCOL city. If we spend 36% of our monthly salaries on mortgage and have 22% leftover after bills (one kid daycare costs etc). Does that sound reasonable?
For those in relationships (not married), so you spend Mother’s Day with your SO’s mom? Does your SO spend the day with you and your mom? Is your mom inclusive?
Overheard. P1- I workout at home P2- I have a 35lb baby so lifting him counts right P1- you are lucky you can have kids P1- *WTF look* P2- I lost my ability to have babies couple of yrs ago *crickets*
Scared to change my LinkedIn to “Open to Opportunities” for fear of my company’s recruiter or parent company recruiter seeing it and then thinking I’m checked out. Should I be? I’m just curious what’s out there...
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)
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?
When you're the only girl on the team and the rest of the team votes Hooters for Friday lunch and your waitress ends up being 7 months pregnant ... Lololol 😂😂 #jokesonyouguys
Going up for promotion next year. Will it impact me to be on maternity leave for the last 2 months of the performance period or will the rest of the year speak for itself? To wait, or not to wait?!?
Is 210 HHI enough to live a upper middle class life in Dallas? Have 1 kid, and another on the way. Curious what people think.
Anyone know what life at LEK is like as a parent/expecting parent? Looking to lateral but will be wanting to start a family in about 2 years and nervous about the workload while balancing new mom responsibilities. Would really love to hear how others have handled it and if they would recommend! LEK Consulting
Is there any Bench period in Deloitte?
If I open up a survey capturing the anonymized data of fishbowl bankers, what data would you like to see? Salary, position, age, years in banking, satisfaction of worklife, etc
How likely are you to get a job you interview for? At B4 they basically gave us offers if we had a pulse, what are the odds for industry jobs?
I'm so thankful that EY has not made the Covid19 Vaccination a condition of employment and they allow work from home to remain an option. Such a great employer. I don't want the government or my employer to dictate what happens to my body, we must always have freedom of choice. That is one of the things that makes US a wonderful place to live. To all who received the vaccine I'm happy you had that option. I will wait a few years until there is enough vaccine data before I put it in my body.
Water leaks out of the ceiling and onto the toilet when the shower is on. Marriott in LA. How many points?
From Todd Gibbons, BNY Mellon CEO Through diversity and inclusion comes understanding https://www.linkedin.com/posts/bny-mellon_through-diversity-and-inclusion-comes-understanding-activity-6672643580982558720-ktc5
Thoughts on suit + no tie for interviews?
Do all big 4 and larger mid size firms have PIP? How long do they usually last, and does anyone get fired for purely performance reasons without being put on a formal PIP?
Picking a country to live and work in: my spouse is a Mexican citizen (with US green card) who works in Mexico City, and I'm a US citizen. We want to live together, but my spouse has great career opportunities in tech in MC, and finding a job in the US has been hard. I could likely get a job in MC, but I don't speak Spanish and my income would be much lower. How should we handle the decision of who moves where? We are both looking for tech jobs in the bay area, but we haven't had much success.
Anyone know what kind of experience or certifications I should be aiming to get if I'm trying to break into a pentest role? I just graduated last year and have about a year of sysadmin experience and am trying to get into it asap. So, I'm already applying/job hunting and probably won't get much replies but. Should I be looking at more security analyst/admin roles first? Going for certs? Getting a masters? Wondering what I can do to improve my chances. TIA
Worst questions to hear from senior colleagues: 1.) Have a second to chat? 2.) How busy are you? 3.)...............
Does anyone know if I have a paid membership to United Club lounges, can I access Marahaba lounges at DXB? Traveling on emirates, status on UA.....
Are google project management roles worth the jump? PMO roles are not highly regarded at all in my practice.. wondering if it’s different in industry
What does a background check look into? Past work history, criminals record? Would a DUI come up for a Consulting/ sales role? Does it matter? Asking for a friend (really!)
Hi ladies, would love your suggestions on this. How do you successfully network after joining a new company and are 100% remote (for now) ? Joining Deloitte HC, but would like input from others. TIA!
Best place to expense dinner in Boston?
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