What is your firm's parental leave policy?
If you miss your billable hours target but are pregnant and have announced the pregnancy to the firm, are you more protected and given leniency in your review?
Hey fam!! Looking for OB-GYN recommendations for my first baby in the NYC-NJ area! Only requirement is I’d love to avoid the c-sec as much as possible and go for a natural birth! Any suggestions and tips would be much appreciated !!
hi ladies! starting a new job soon and am nervous about setting work/life balance boundaries. 1. is that even a possible thing in this industry and 2. would doing so reflect poorly on the new kid?
My bipolar father has ruined our whole family's lives. He won't take his medicine, keeps having episodes, and only cares about himself. I only feel hatred when I am around him or see his face. He has made us miserable. I don't know how to deal anymore. He doesn't even know me anymore, he doesn't know any of us, but will put up an act in front of the world. I don't know what having a dad looks like. Apologies for the vent.
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)
Question - had a new born in the US, though I intend to move back soon and raise the kid in India. Pros and cons of taking Indian vs US passport ? ( I understand he will be a US citizen as per USA)
Old people are really into holding us youngins accountable over our decision to take out student loans, but every time we catch one of them in a blackface (or insert your own personal favorite) scandal, they always say "I was just a kid; I didn't know any better." Something ain't adding up here... 🤔
Where do you buy your baby’s clothes from? Looking for something cute for my 6 month old daughter’s half birthday 🎂! Also - if you had a half birthday, what was your theme?
Have you been seeing any creativity lately around gender inequity, child abuse, LGBTQ, PETA, guns rights, or other cause related marketing? Why not? Because none of them are trending at the moment?
Just got an offer at ACN as a Strategy Manager and HR made it clear that parental leave was 2 weeks fully paid for men. Theoretically up until 12 weeks is covered by NY State ($900 weekly). What would you do? Have you seen men take a few months off for parental leave in consulting even if unpaid?
I have an awesome opportunity to apply for a promotion that would give me additional responsibilities but a faster track to leadership. I am also 10 weeks pregnant with my first confirmation appt next week. I want to go for it but feel bad about applying when I would go on mat leave in about 6-7 months, pending everything is on track with my first appt. Wanting advice on whether to apply or not and whether to disclose the pregnancy?
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!
Visiting SO’s brother in nyc for the week. Mentioned wanting to invite my friend (female) to join us for Friday plans. Brother in laws wife is out of town that Friday but became somewhat uncomfortable when she realized my friend (who is considered hot) and goes oh it’s a hot girl? Brother in law was then like oh I don’t need to go then. I have my wife and my soon to be baby. Found it all very weird as I don’t mind SO going to see hot friends of the opposite sex but then again we are (cont’t)
Crushing on baby! Baby driver ftw!!❤️
About to switch firms from federal / no travel to commercial / travel with two young kids (under 5). Looking for quick list of recommendations and survival tips to make this transition as a father.
Anyone know anything about the agency, Good Kid? It’s linked to ComcastNBCUniversal but not sure if it’s their internal agency or an agency that would be doing work for outside clients. Seems to be led by some industry vets. They have a LinkedIn page but haven’t been able to find anything outside of that. https://www.linkedin.com/company/good-kid
What percentage of net income should be monthly mortgage? Is it safe to go till 60% for a couple with 4 month old kid? I am in the Bay Area California, looking to buy a house.
37 weeks and baby has not turned yet. Chances of c section are high, while OR of my hospital are crazy busy and I don’t really get to chose any date for scheduled c section... any thoughts/past experience to share?
Any moms out there? Finding it really tough to work in consulting and be with my kid for only a few hours a day. Luckily I'm local, but not sure how long that will last.
Hi Folks- Does anyone has insights on EY- TAS- operational transactional services practice ? Worktype, culture offer made ~15% bump and thinking about prospective career growth vs financial benefits.
Men’s hair style/ facial hair, and interviewing at Big4 poll: 1. Ok to have longer hair 2. Only medium/short hair is professional 3. Trimmed beard & mustache ok 4. Only mustache ok 5. Long beards ok 6. Clean shaven only 7. Hair style/facial hair have no relevance
Rant: apply for job online. Job emails me with 7 questions as "next steps", one of which is salary. I email back. They email back (at 9pm mind you) "we can't meet your salary expectations"...
Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...
How has your agency preserved company culture while the office has been closed and all employees are WFH?
I can't wait 'til the day I can quit. As audit ain't nothing but bullshit. Audit programs won't be a bore. Time entry won't be a chore. Realization, billable hours will be no more.
Trying to avoid paying an accountant, can I actually write off home office space/mileage if I was just permalancing for 3 months last year? Shouldn’t the 7 months of W2 take care of this 1099 shit?
Key West vs Miami for a baby moon in December / January? Any Marriott recommendations for a low key getaway in either location?
Hi, My organization has an opening for PL/ SQL developer with 8+ years of experience. Location is San Antonio, TX. Previous experience in banking is preferred but not required. It’s a long term contract (IC) position. If you have any friends looking for job with similar skills, please DM me.
For those of you in the Dallas office at EY, can you give some details about the culture there? I'm considering a transfer.
TTP vs Magoosh for Verbal? I find Manhattan books to be too dry for me and need video lessons.
Curious the pay difference. What general pay range (US) can someone with 3-5 years of PMO/functional consulting for SAP S4HANA Cloud & On Prem experience expect at a big 4 firm with an MBA(not that having the MBA matters a ton)?
What are the reputations of FAANG companies as places to work? What are your preferences of which firms you’d want to work for/not work for?
In house lawyers for global companies: do you expect your international travel to rebound - ever? I am at a firm where I practice in government enforcement and investigations, and I always saw myself going in house to do this work and travel abroad frequently. Are those days gone because of zoom?
When interviewing for a strategy role without much prior experience, would you be honest and just say that? I feel like the interviewers will see right through my fabrications
IT specialist salary - NYC?
Supremely generalized but is WLB best to worst A strategy > EYP > S& correct? Interviewing with all three and my priority is the least try hard culture with nice people
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