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EY partner here. Taking a parental leave doesn’t impact your utilization. Take the entire 4 months - it is a great benefit. Congratulations and enjoy time with your little one.

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True need to pump those numbers up!

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Congrats! Take as much time as you can. Clients can wait.

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Utilization don’t worry about it. BUT they clearly take this into consideration when they decide to promote you, raise %, and bonus %. I know many people, including myself, who got robbed from promotion, higher raise and / or bonus, just because we took the parental leave. Good luck and congratulations!

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I have seen so many cases where people were ready to be promoted (SC to M, M to SM, SM to PPMD) but gone 4 months (or longer) out of the year, which clearly played a role in them not getting promoted. Elephant in the room!

Not sure how your firm calculates utilization but in my case it’s just like vacation in that it doesn’t impact utilization. So no impact.

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Please stop sending me invites to join Fishbowl. I'm already here and I feel my utilization dropping rapidly!

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How much notice did you give your employer when taking parental leave? I’m interested in hearing from both men and women. What is considered the standard notice as well as minimum that is professionally acceptable. Also interested in scenarios where the full leave was not taken immediately after childbirth.

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Not confession but asking for advice: I have a sibling who, since childhood, thinks that my mom favors me more than her. For example, if she’s eating smth and my mom goes ‘we’ll leave some for you’ to me in front of her, she would get mad at her and show temper tantrums. She has told my mom how she feels too but I think she’s getting mad at very trivial things? I don’t know if she hates me or is jealous of me since I’m the supposed favored child. Should I just keep pretending everything’s ok?

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Anyone else find it impossible to control what you eat pregnant? I was a littler overweight to begin with and I’m up 40 pounds already (two weeks left) just stress eating ice cream all damn day 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

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How were bonuses determined this year? Was there a utilization cutoff?

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