What do people typically do when they need to book weekend travel, but aren’t sure whether they’ll be staffed on a travel project at that time?
Currently in a rotational program at EY (first year out of undergrad). Got placed on a long term risk project and wondering if it’s worth it staying long term. Currently interviewing for the strategy team at a legacy payments company (think visa or Mastercard) and wondering if it’ll stifle growth doing internal consulting. Would definitely appreciate any insights on this as I’m not too sure who who talk to and ask. Thanks!
Pro se plaintiff, an attorney, filed a complaint alleging mold defects after closing on a property. Client, layperson, may have agreed orally to a settlement amount without proof of damages prior to filing appearance and obtaining an attorney. Client filed appearance pro se, then plaintiff sent over a draft settlement agreement few weeks later which client didn’t sign. Client then got an attorney, filed answer, etc. Can this oral agreement be voided for coercion, indefinite mat’l term, etc?
Has anyone here gone on medical leave of absence for mental health? How much info did you disclose to your project leadership?
For some reason, I never have issues with clients or the work at hand, but it's always internal people that give me the most grief. Everything can be going great with the client and project, and then an M just comes in to rain on the parade. How are these people building "eminence." Who wants to work with people that are always pessimistic and irritated.
If I’ve been asked to take a drug screen after I’ve already been confirmed and have used Marijuana in the last several days, will the client even care if it’s just some pot?
I feel like I’m underperforming on my new project. Top performer usually but some communications gaps & struggling to get my foothold in the internal dynamics. Any tips to prevent a major screwup?
In your opinion, what’s the expected response time for standard emails (not time sensitive, normal client/partner). 48 hours? 24 hours? 12? Depends?
I’m starting to feel very flat about my job. Part of its burnout, but I’m realizing the other part is that I’m just not fulfilled by what I do. I just switched teams and have a great and supportive career manager, but my day-to-day client work is soul sucking. I’ve found myself feeling cynical about things. Not sure where to go or how to look. I’m 26, have advanced relatively quickly, but don’t want to start at the bottom again. Any tips on getting started?
I don’t admire my project leadership and sometimes loose my motivation to work on the project. How do guys deal with this scenario? I don’t want to come across as I want to leave the project but at the same time, I am finding it difficult to hang on to it. Why I don’t admire project leadership? I am not learning anything new from them (I don’t know everything but I feel I am solving small problems and don’t really getting anything new from the project)
Got a job offer client side. Would be making 30k+ more BUT it's a long term contract role (no benefits, Paid PTO etc.). I'm not unhappy or happy where I'm at currently. What to do what to do.
Client I’m on is a nightmare for creatives. A campaign we’ve worked on for a year was just cancelled for no good reason. Happens constantly. Are we all in a doomed profession? Was it always this way?
Has everyone ever done a sustainability consulting project? What are the key market leaders in this space? I’m super interested.
So how did my client opened the week you’re asking? By telling the entire team (mainly consultants) that when the company stock was bottoming a couple of weeks ago they were looking to get out
Been staff aug for awhile. So long I’m seen as my client manager’s right hand man. Just found out I will be reporting into someone below him now. This feels like a demotion, if that’s even possible...
Just got staffed on a project in Seattle - thoughts, insight? Things to do, places to see and eat?
What is your favourite organisation tool/app? Im juggling RFPs, workshops with client stakeholders with actions, instruction from boss, managing BAs, 60+ emails a day from the client, trying to make sure i dont miss tight client deadlines. How do you guys stay on top of all this noise?
Does everyone have that one person on their team that regularly mutes the phone during client calls to talk mad shit? lol
DeSantis Breindel, a NYC-based B2B brand and marketing agency, is looking to fill three full-time roles: Strategist, Strategy Director, and Sr Project Manager/Director. DM me for more info.
I was saving up my PTO to plan a trip to home country in December. Now the immigration team has started an immigration case so I cannot travel in December. I know as per policy I can only carry forward 10 days of PTO. Is it worth to try to get an exception? I know policies like these are non-negotiable. Has anyone ever tried anything like this and got a positive result?
I know interview test helps the hiring manger get an idea of how and where candidates would fit in. But this agency I applied, asked for 3 typography layout (business card), 3 KVs. Isn't it too much?
Can anyone provide input on Grant Thornton’s SALT practice? Considering leaving Big 4 SALT for GT, but want to gather more input before making a decision.
My company gives me a card for all travel related expenses. Does this mean I can’t claim the points?
Anyone worked at both ACN and D and can talk about their experiences? Was approached by ACN to work in a “functional role in the Cloud software practice”
I left my former employer in Q4 2019 but didn’t rollover my Roth 401k prior to the crash, so I’ve left it there this whole time and it’s rebuilt nicely (not back to where it was, but closer)...cont
Fishbowl parents! Did you take the full parental leave? How much time off? Did you feel there were any repercussions? First time dad here - currently on paternity leave and loving it!
What’s your WFH outfit looking like? I’ve been sticking to a polo up top since I do some video conferences, but it’s been PJs and joggers down low
How frequently should one expect or advocate for a raise at a small firm? I moved to a new firm (about ten lawyers) about two and a half years ago. After my first year I got a 20% raise following a brief and exclusively positive performance review. Its been about 17 months since then and silence. I have the general sense that the firm struggled a little financially during COVID and I don't want to seem ungrateful or greedy, but apparently the firm is doing well enough to hire more associates.
How do y’all quiet the noise in your head that’s telling yourself “they’re only interviewing me to check off the diversity box”? Heading into another round for a VP role that I feel unqualified for. It’s hard to not think this is the classic Rooney Rule at play. Would love any tips.
Considering redeeming points for the hyatt Maldives, anyone been there and can share tips? I also notice that you have to pay several hundred dollars a night on taxes and fees? i find that strange...
EY - What is the maternity leave breakdown? 2 weeks prior to DD + X disability + 16 weeks parental leave + up to 3 weeks PTO? Is the usual 6-8 week disability/medical separate from the 16 week bonding leave?
When interviewing, how do you talk about a job you left because you hated it? Don’t care to bash the company. I want to keep it short and professional.
Thoughts on GlobalX ETFs? The company in general, any specific ETFs you like/dislike, their expense ratio, whatever…. Leaving this open ended in an attempt to spark convo.
My husband and I are trying to have a second child and have been trying for over a year. I recently was referred to a fertility doctor and after many tests found out I don’t have much time (I’m 36). The doctors say all I can really do is live a healthy lifestyle (which I do anyways). Any tips or advice from moms that battled infertility? I’m trying to stay positive but it can be so hard sometimes.
I hear transitioning at the M/EM level at MBB & OW is a nightmare. Is it the same for S& and EYP? Curious if it’s just this level where it is hard to switch firms.
Making 90K in Texas, it’s my first job out of college so I’m not sure of best retirement plan: should I max Roth 401k or Traditional 401K?
For all fellow fishbowlers that were laid off, should we create some group to help each other out and use our networks to help out?
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