How can I set the stage this year to negotiate a lower billable hours expectation instead of a raise? As a woman I'm hesitant to be open about my reason: I want more time at home with my kids. I lateraled to this firm a year ago for WLB and they are indeed flexible on WFH which helps. Salary is a bit below average for mid-size firms like mine in my area, and I didn't get a raise or bonus this year because I didn't hit the billable target (1900). Ideally I'd keep my salary but go to 1600 hours.
Trying to figure out if I was always such a lazy sack of sh*t but just never got a chance to fully embrace it, or did the wfh actually make me lazier.
You'd think I'd be used to waking up alone every morning by now! The loneliest part of WFH. :(
Have any of your firms discussed a flexible WFH policy post-pandemic? I’m happier & my hours are through the roof. I want to approach management with policy ideas for people like me who are thriving.
How do you work from home with two kids under 4? I got some weekend assignments, but am literally interrupted every 30-60 seconds. Going insane, send help.
Do you guys think Wall Street and investment banks will have a permanent WFH culture in the future too? Used to be in the Wall st. world but left it in 2008 for IT consulting. Might boomerang back.
Does anyone know of any website that lets you filter in-house positions by those who allow remote work? I’m assuming this does not exist but wanted to see if any of y’all have any thoughts.
Anyone else questioning getting an MBA in light of the pandemic and shifting sentiment on remote work? I started a job that’s fully remote and flexible. It’s in a fast moving industry and I feel like taking 2 years away can make me miss out on expected growth that will take place. 2 year grind and then working at some 9-5+ job that won’t be flexible and will likely have to go in office once things are back to normal. With current job I’m making good money and have more personal time.
I'm planning to have a serious discussion about compensation with my boss during EOY reviews. No raises since joining 3 years ago & am trying to get a realistic idea of what to ask for. Context: Class of 2016 at boutique business lit firm in HCOL SoCal; 86k salary; 1500 hours; no 401k; no remote. I handle my own caseload & supervise associates. Firm does not give annual raises. Quality of work isn't an issue. I like my firm/boss & would prefer not to leave if possible. Appreciate any insight!
I am curious how other inclusion teachers are being utilized when the school is doing remote learning. I find that I am sitting in the zoom class and have very little opportunity to contribute. I am having discussions with my teachers on ways that I can better support them and the students when remote.
I think the way public education is I’d rather just stay home and educate my kids and work from home. I finally get to spend quality family time. Any opinions
Hello fishes: please help to clear my confusion: Designation: Consultant Infy: 15.5 lpa + 1.25l joining bonus + Promise of atleast 2 years WFH KPMG: 17.5lpa Which one is better.
Do you like working on retainer or do you feel it takes away from other campaign/project opportunities? Are there more opportunities for you now than pre-COVID? *asking both the Advertising Bowl and WFH Freelancers Thanks
I make over a quarter of a million dollars a year working in finance and since wfh over half my "work hours" time I'm just playing video games or reading a book.
Since we’ve all been working from home for months now, what’s the best office chair out that y’all are using for our long work from home hours? Looking to invest in a better one than my ~$150 one from Amazon.
Designers looking for full-time work👋 Our company is hiring. Remote-friendly forever. In-house, great culture, great pay. DM me your work!
Friends - Is any company hiring? Considering H1B transfer? I have total only 28 months left on my visa? Doesn’t look like the firm is going to sponsor green card. I have been performing well in my department no negative reviews in 4 years yet HR denied to file GC. Apparently they are only considering Managers for GC. Is this the same situation in Big 4 Audit? Please comment.
Any advice for how to decline travel? Partner is pushing for us to go but there is a delta variant and I want to be able to spend time with my family without worrying I’ll infect them. The team culture is quite toxic (these people berate each other daily) so I feel uncomfortable speaking up, but I really don’t see a good reason for going there to do work I can do from home.
Hi! For people who have started with EY US recently, how long did it take you from signing the offer, completing background check, to transferring H1B visa? I'm supposed to start in mid-Jan and trying to gauge the timeline so I can put in notice with my current company and plan other stuff. Given that holiday is coming and EY immigration seems pretty slow. TIA!
Client was 30 min late to our call, and says I'll join "now", 5 minutes into the call, his phone rings and he says wait a second until I'm done. Never shows up. 😐🔫
I need help as someone who is new to Big4 consulting culture. I completely bombed an engagement due to many factors and I’m now rolling off. What is the procedure to move forward?
If you’re happy where you are and are not necessarily looking to change jobs, what would make you seriously consider going somewhere else? How much more, salary wise (in %), would make you seriously consider leaving? What else would you look/ask for?
I have a 2 hour commute home. In an interview for a role, is it reasonable to ask if I’d be able to leave work an hour early every day and do an hour’s worth of work on the train home?
My age: 42, Spouse: 53. Spouse retired. Current real estate value - $6 M (Net after loans is $4.5 M) Combined 401K/IRA accts = $1.9 M Liquid/short term assets: $250K. Net Monthly income from rents $10K Monthly expenses $14K. $4K shortfall after rents Estimated future income: Spousal 401K draw in 6 yr (~$5K/mo) Spousal pension in 9 yr ($5K/mo) My MD pension - 9 yrs to vest, 16 yrs to draw- ~$5K/mo My 401k draw - 17 yrs - $5K/mo Options: Retire in 6 years, 9 years or earlier. Thoughts?
Alright guys. I am currently started preparing for CISSP certification. Looking for all inputs regarding study materials and practice tests. Thanks for your help.
Hi everyone, I have been working as a tech consultant for the past 4 years in the same company. I am not growing within my job and I really want to transfer to work for startups. I am on h1b visa and I am finding it super difficult to find startups that actually sponsor h1b/work visas. Any advice ?
Anyone here saved up for a while for a super car like a Lambo? Curious how long it took / what did you have in savings prior before feeling comfortable? Currently save about 80% of my salary and it seems I could afford one around 45 while being on track for early retirement
I’m pretty sad right now- I learned that my dad committed 529 fraud against my siblings. He sent overpayments to universities, received reimbursement checks in my siblings names, and then forged my siblings signature and deposited to his account. My sister has $70k in student loans. My brother likely will have many too. My sister is owed at least $22k already, and that’s just from the records I found. Has anyone ever dealt with this? Don’t want to go legal if avoidable
Anyone tried or have a Tonal? Thoughts? How are the class? Do you feel fitter after using it? How long are workouts? How often are you using it? Is it addictive and fun like peloton? We have a peloton, which we love, but aren't disciplined enough use it consistently. Need to get back into the fitness game now that the pandemic is over. Like the gym / classes, but the time saving aspect of at home workouts is great and better for us right now with baby. Might get this as gift for hubby.
On ApplicantLab, the coach goes on quite a bit about having a lot of white space on your resume (easy on the eyes), etc etc. This is totally wrong, right? Ive explicitly a Wharton admissions officer say to use margins to your advantage (pack more stuff in) and have seen an application guide at an MBB, where the resume templates include very little white space. Obviously every word should be valuable, but just wanted to check my sanity here since AppLab offers good advice elsewhere.
Finance/accounting fish -- I need to put down my deposit on my MBA for 2021: 1) cash out investments? 2) 401k loan given I'm going to convert 401k -> IRA to pay for MBA given lower tax rate?
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