I am severely burned out and my boss tells me to suck it up. He's been a realtor for 50 years only because he inherited this company from his father, but he never had to do any of the hard lifting. Being a realtor is hard and tiring, y'all.
How do you deal with the worry of having to provide for your family when your parent(s) are struggling to start a second career? I feel selfish & don’t even think they’d accept my help but I’m scared.
How to deal with your mother in law from hell on your wedding day? My fiancé also agrees that his mom is losing it and she has been horrible during this whole wedding planning process. I don’t want to have to think about her or have her ruin my day.
Baby's first trip to the dog park thus weekend! First time I've ever seen this puppy tuckered out.
Moms of teens, where you at?
My teenager pulled some sneaky crap tonight to go to a party at midnight many cities away. I lost my sh*t.
How are other mom’s handling their teens and parties? Advice needed.
I grew up going to parties all the time, getting into trouble, so I know what happens at parties. To this, I have become a strict parent, more so because the very real fear of fentanyl everywhere 😩
Can we just skip the teen years please?!
Do I need to take an infant CPR class before baby arrives? Any other classes you recommend? Thank you!
Any thoughts on raising a child vegan? We have a few months before she can eat solids but this topic has divided our family in half. Looking for guidance.
Any advice on timing kids with your job title? I’m currently an SA in Advisory, debating whether it makes sense to have a kid while still in this role, or have a kid once I make manager (1-2 years). Thoughts? Does it really make a difference?
Anyone work in tax at a big four and has flexible hour arrangement? I would like to have my first child soon and I wanna know if flexible hour arrangement is a feasible option.
What are some resources on child development? I'm a first time mom and really can't tell if I'm doing enough to be sure she's learning what she needs to learn via play, activities, books, etc. at 16 months.
First time posting, I apologize in advance if it’s TMI. I am a working mom of a 16 year old and a she is pregnant. I live in Washington state. Can a grandparent take maternity under my circumstances?
Has anyone decided to quit? I am at the peak of burn out, too much of baggage in personal life to sort out, kid is totally neglected and not to mention I am physically drained. I am not sure how to navigate the situation and where to start.
If you could go back and start over would you still choose this path? Or would you choose a different career and/or a different time to have children? I accidentally became a working parent in law so while I love my job and my children I don't think I would have planned it quite like this.
As a parent, do you prioritize making career choices that are “safe” but not inspiring, or do you prioritize making the choices that are less safe but help you realize your full potential? I’m faced with such a choice, and while I’m fine with my safe job, I get stuck on how to explain myself to my daughters someday because I feel I’d want more for them. I feel a lot of pressure to model the right thing for them, especially as a same sex parent - anyone else?
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?
What do you tend to do with your Kid(s) for spring break? I want to start traveling abroad with my 8 yr old daughter but wondering if she’s too young or if it’s safe enough for just us 2 to travel abroad? I think the exposure would be a good learning experience yet fun!
What is a good 1st birthday gift for your own child? Leave me ideas below. For context, I already have a 529 account for her and another general savings account and plan to contribute to each of those at the end of the year. I know she’s probably still too young to care but still want to get her something nice and memorable
Anyone here adopt a puppy during the infertility struggle? Husband and I considering it to have something positive throughout this situation and thinking the extra companionship would be helpful. I work from home. Husband has had many family dogs and lots of experience with it, I’ve had a family cat before. But not sure if it’s actually a good idea - wondering if it would truly help make us feel better and keep our minds off of the struggles or if it would just add extra stress. Thoughts?
Y’all just a quick vent - I am 10 weeks 4 days and just really f*cking tired of being tired and nauseous. Work is like pulling teeth right now with a difficult client and a director/partner who aren’t respecting boundaries particularly well with some utilization BS on top of it. I have anxiety and ADHD just normally and this is our first child (but second pregnancy after one miscarriage earlier this year). Just uuugggghhhhh. Tips for coping appreciated.
It all starts tomorrow! So freaking excited! Hope it’s not a Mercedes - Redbull show yet again. I’m hoping it’s a 3 way or 4 way race. That’ll be amazing!
Is it a bad idea to date someone from work?
When you're President, they let you do it
Is there anyone who has recently redeemed their ESOP amount from Amundi after leaving the organization.
Anyone have any insight on working at Mattel? Seems like a great place to work, but would love an insider’s perspective.
Let’s say a fish who worked their whole career in a psu bank fish tank in various roles , working hard and learning a great lot of experience (despite not having the need to, since the fish gets fed promptly no matter what), now wants to experience the ocean (Pvt sector jobs, foreign jobs, non banking jobs, defi job) what would the most important skill the fish would want to have a smooth transition and what would be the skill that will help the fish to leverage their talents better?
Any ladies on here who’s single and TRULY happy without a SO? Seems posts are about “finding the one” and dating woes. After divorce and failed toxic relationships, I’m FINALLY ok with being alone! 🤗
Does anybody work with a smoker? Seriously NOBODY rips cigs in this industry. Just seems weird that, in my 7 years, I’ve never worked with a smoker
H&R Block I have the same offer for the same role from H&R Block and EY GDS. So money is not a deciding factor. My priority is WLB. I know that H&R Block has great WLB. Need your inputs about EY.
17.5 LPA + 50K JB
Tech : Power BI, SQL, MSBI, ETL
YOE : 4 years
EY H&R Block Deloitte India
27M anybody’s up to kick this boring lazy week with some activities or date… open to talk and get going from there…😁
If anyone is looking for a Coachella weekend 2 ticket please let me know! Selling for face value I just can’t make it anymore
I am working into service management, having my working expertise in Change, Problem and vendor management.
Prefered location - Pune
Current ctc - 7LPA
Total work experience - 10+years
If someone can please refer or suggest how much is the market standard pay for the above skills
Bought and sold SQQQ for a measley 5% gain the day before the inflation print as I forgot about the print and had a bad feeling that it would finally surprise to the downside given oil price trends and interest rates...dumb luck but glad I did lol, would be getting my face ripped off
What’s your favorite or must do course for Diversity & Inclusion?
Could be on LinkedIn learning or other platforms.
Do you think the FTC will actually block the Rite Aid deal? If so, is Amazon going to swoop in for the win?
Best song that is dedicated to NYC?
Im on NP and I got offer of 10.5 fixed from Publicis sapient for Selenium Automation tester role, my current organization trying to retain me and they are offering 9.3 fixed + 1.5lak retention bonus but my role is Manual testing, shall I take back my papers or join sapient???
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How do you guys feel about the Truth commercials? I used to really like them, but now they just annoy me.
Okay, who's running KFC's Twitter?
I’m looking for some new things to read or listen to — doesn’t need to be ad-related. Books, podcasts, whaddya got?
I’m not really into fiction, but open to anything. Last books I enjoyed were Junior and Moonwalking with Einstein, last podcast I binged was Startup (Gimlet).
Anyone have advice for dealing with CD’s (talking specifically about entitled white guys) who constantly crack smart ass jokes at the expense of others?
I have worked as a Marketing Coordinator in the past. I am now 7 years out of the job market and trying to get back on track with my career, I am about to turn 30. :( * Immigrant here.
I recently just completed a 1 year volunteer internship for a non profit as a Social Media Coordinator. I love Marketing in general and honestly at this point would be happy with any opportunity I get, but, I have a desire to work with Event Marketing.
What advice would you give me?
How do you tell someone to stop messaging people on slack during the weekend? They go as far as tagging people and selecting "notify anyway" when DND / snooze is on.
With so many layoffs and the strange uncertainty of this industry right now—is anyone scared to death?
Considering recent WPP issues and Ogilvy layoffs, would you say Vayner is a safer bet to work for? They seem to be one of the few agencies that are flourishing when the rest are taking a beating
Layoffs are coming
Any advice on how to get a job in a different country? I have been trying through LinkedIn for quite some time but it's kind of difficult.
Who TF signed off on this shit? #Gucci
Is the push for diversity in ad agencies really a push for diversity, or is it a push for better, fairer (and much needed, and deserved) opportunities for Black people? Why no mention of opportunities for Native-Americans, Arab-Americans, Asians, etc? We had a discussion in our agency where one (black) person on the committee that helped move us forward said it was ‘a black issue’ primarily.
Do you get unemployment checks if you get fired?
I have two bosses. One boss is usually very kind to me but has told me twice that the other boss thought I wasn’t fit for the job they hired me for. I don’t know how to react.
First of all quick shout out to W+K for the most recent Nike work and now the Atlantic work, very humbling to see.That being said, were any of the employees in the minorities represented by these ads?
Worst boss? Let’s hear it
Just started at a new small agency. I feel so out of place. People literally sit to eat lunch at the other side of the table from me and are so standoffish. I uprooted my whole life left my best friends to work here and am now regretting it. I’m stuck in a year lease and have to stay here a year otherwise I have to pay back moving expenses. Has this happened to you? How did you make it work? I’m so miserable and know I need to move back to where I was before…
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I hate that ad and that rewritten song so much.
Song edit is garbage