We had new neighbors move in across the street a few months ago. A couple with a child of about 7 years old who clearly has a cognitive disability of some sort (I suspect autism). I’m becoming concerned about him. He seems to spend a good amount of time alone outdoors. He often flags down passers by to chat. I thought perhaps his parents kept an eye on him through the window, but today he was hanging on a neighbor’s front stoop for a good half hour. I went over to talk to him and see if (con’t)
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?
Anyone contemplated moving to part time specifically while pregnant to help manage the exhaustion and inability to work usual consulting hours? Part time while pregnant theoretically makes sense but then I assume I am also cutting my mat leave benefits to part time too? It’s rough like I don’t feel like there are any real options to support me during my pregnancy.... experiences??
Dog owners: can you give me a realistic estimate of how much it costs to be a pet parent? I’m interested in adopting a dog but want to go into into with eyes wide open. Thanks!
This baby is competing with my Bose NC headphones. The baby is winning. (No fault or judgement to the mother.... I feel bad for her, she's a trooper).
After graduation I moved back home to save a bit of money. I am now 24 and want to move out this summer. I have very conservative immigrant parents that I know will be both angry and heartbroken when I tell them I want to move out. For those with similar parents - how did you have this conversation with them? I’m the oldest child and daughter and have spent most of my life trying to make my parents proud - the thought of disappointing them is tough 😞
Have loved Chipotle since I was a kid but now I can afford the extra guac. 🙏🏼 #gratitude
Our nanny takes my 7 month old out for one, sometimes 2, long walks every day (weather permitting). Love the idea of fresh air every day but its often for several hours at a time and he always returns home crying bc she's pushed him to his limit between feedings. She brushes it off saying hes just fussy which kind of irks me. Im also concerned that he's spending too much time strapped in a stroller. Is it reasonable to ask her to take shorter walks? Am I overreacting?
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.
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?
Did I miss the pasta challenge? 😜. Blond Puttanesca (Spaghetti with Tuna, Baby Spinach, and Capers). A quick dinner. Ingredients: Italian tuna packed in olive oil, capers, red chili flakes, garlic, anchovies, baby spinach, roasted panko bread crumbs with lemon zest, Italian parsley, black olives, black pepper and lemon wedges.
Went in for a scan yesterday because I was having spotting and cramping at 12 weeks. The OB saw fluid behind the baby’s neck and is referring us to see a high risk doctor immediately. NIPT was negative. I’m panicking. Have any of you been through this?
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...
Any good registry hacks? Or discounts to save money for things I’ll need for me , baby or the house?
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.
Any pregnant mamas thinking about not returning to the workforce? At least for the first three years?
Real talk 2: if you decide to have children, it’s entirely possible you will not like the child at first (or at various points). It’s a huge decision, and having complex feelings about the matter is completely valid
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.
Mother opened a Roth IRA at 61. What would be best for her to invest into at this age ? She’s not putting a lot in but has very little retirement in general. Would be something to occasionally dip into after 67.
For the attorney moms, how do you focus/prioritize work? I’m a recent-ish mom and have been back to work for about 2 years at two different firms in that time. But I constantly struggle with guilt and putting off or slacking on work because it feels like my brain is hardwired to prioritize time with my child. I always feel like I’m lacking in one department. Will it ever get better? Any tips or similar experiences welcome!
My Mom is traveling first time with me to India and I want her to feel the luxury and all benefits of United Airlines. If anyone has Global do you mind upgrading Mom's seat? Would be really appreciated :-)
In other news: Deloitte is full of trolls that are trying to convince you you're about to be laid off.
Having a hard time emotionally...project started pre-covid and I was told it will be about identifying process improvement opps within supply chain. Then ends up becoming this whole headcount reduction initiative! I feel so sad 😕 this is not why I joined this practice. Idk how do I cope? Please don’t say things like grow thicker skin, it’s our job.
Hi I have an offer for the role of Product Manager from Sapient. Can someone provide how's the work culture there ? Also, are these roles put on bench first, and then taken in for client projects ? Also, any thing to be aware of w.r.t. the pros and cons ? Thank you.
How are people "networking" now that we are wfh? I mean, you are barely even aware if people still work in the same company. Previously, you at least saw them every now and then at the office but now... They could have fired half the company and I wouldn't know
Any one who has done CSCP certification and can help guide through the exam preparation ?? Does it help when applying to MBB??
The manager on my project likes to ask another more junior woman do some "admin" stuff, such as book meetings, take notes, and even book his flight!! I really want to help this junior woman not do the admin stuff that much. What can I do?
I’m interviewing for BCG and had a principal reach out to me for a zoom chat. Is this normal for principals to reach out or is this a positive sign?
Next $billion startup: something around onboarding/wfh/wfh setup/company benefits Twitter, FB, others are moving away from offices and the market here will be huge. Anyone want to brainstorm ideas?
Apply your skills to create positive behavior change and social impact. We are hiring a strategist/comms planner for a public health marketing agency based in San Diego. I’ve been with the agency for years and love the brain candy. Always a good challenge to dig into. Role will focus mainly on substance use prevention - ranging from fentanyl, meth, alcohol, marijuana for teens, etc. Ideally seeking candidates working in Pacific time, but recruiting nationally. Agency experience a plus! https://rescueagency.com/careers/position-description?gnk=job&gni=8a7887ac77831b52017784299090435c
That’s going to leave a mark - 25k job cuts globally @ ACN https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8660159/Hundreds-Australian-jobs-risk-Accenture-slashes-workforce.html
Is firm travel back up to pre covid levels?
How much time (in hours) are you spending on take home case studies (per case study) from prospective employers?
Interviewing with a small internal strat team (currently 3 FTEs) led by the CSO. One VP was awesome, Ex MBB really energetic/excited is with 1.5 yrs in tenure. Then interviewed with the other VP and Manager. They weren’t great, overall not quite at the same level as the VP in terms of professionalism and pedigree. They were very tactical and felt more like middle managers without vision. The latter two seem to have grown up in the company (3-4 years)
I’m sooo sick of Marriott from the Bonvoy situation. Anybody have luck transferring to Hilton or Hyatt, getting status match?
In house interviews: I finished a final round of interviews and was expecting a final decision after the interviews. Rather than yes or no, the recruiter told me that the feedback is positive but they need to interview one more candidate to compare since I am the first one interviewed. And they wanted to add one more meeting with their new team member starting next week. Is this common and what’s the best way to deal with this unexpected message? Thanks!
My friend works at a university and 10 years exp. Has experience in networks, system admin, database management, server management and deployments. Anyone hiring for this skill set please pm me. Houston based
New to LA by way of NYC. Experienced strategist looking for Jr. to mid-level strategy roles. (Full-Time or Freelance) Yes, I have a pixel so I can't DM, but I still love my phone. 🤗 Who's hiring?
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