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I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant,
I'm planning to have a baby and, as an accountant, am accustomed to putting in Saturday hours (we all do during tax season). Once I start a family, though, I'd reeeally rather not work weekends... should I just suck it up and accept it as part of my career choice, or try to have a conversation with my boss? Any tips?
I would recommend you have a conversation with your boss to explain that your priorities are shifting as you are planning your family life and would like to consider not to have to work in the week-ends anymore. For me, my job is very important (I'm the bread winner) however my children and my husband are MY PRIORITY. They are my life and my job is a mean to live my life in an enjoyable way. I've always made my priorities very clear with my managers. I give myself 150% while at work, I don't take lunch breaks if I have to to make sure I complete my work on time. I will from time to time work at night to catch up if I had to leave early for family reasons. Children grow up too fast and I don't want to turn around one day and feel that I missed out on a lot of important times! Hope this helpful :-)4 COMMENTS > Fairygodboss Member
I have been working for three years in my current
I have been working for three years in my current role and this is my first job after completing my STEM PhD. I work at a Big Oil company, but was just offered a job by a major chemical company and another big oil company. The jobs are nearly identical to my current one, but they are paying about $30,000 to $35,000 more than I make now (20% more than I make). While I am likely to take one of the roles, I wonder, am I being underpaid or are these offers higher to try and recruit me away from my current role?
If you're being offered a job somewhere for that much more money, it's not charity! It's supply/demand -- it sounds like you are inclined to leave but I would think you are underpaid b/c the market rate is either higher than you thought when you accepted your job, or has grown.1 COMMENT > Fairygodboss Member
Most jobs reflected are in CA. I live near Memphis, TN
Hey All! I recently left a big company where I had multiple mentors (but not a lot of satisfaction in the work) to move to a small firm. I also changed career paths from sales to project management, which has been my goal for the past few years. While I'm loving the new role, I'm the only PM in my firm and I'm not quite sure how to find a mentor outside of my company. Do you have any advice on how to find a mentor outside your firm after a career shift? I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks!
How does New York State's new paid family leave policy dovetail with short term disability policies? I'm trying to decide whether to purchase additional short term disability coverage to cover wage losses during my next pregnancy. New York State has passed Paid Family Leave and so I understand if I give birth in 2018 I will be eligible for approximately 50% of my salary for 8 weeks. What is unclear to me is whether I would first take 6 weeks of short term disability and then 8 weeks of Paid Family Leave? Or is the short term disability taken at the same time as Paid Family Leave and so I would collect disability and paid family leave at the same time up to 100% of my salary. In that case it wouldn't make sense to purchase additional disability coverage. I can't find an answer anywhere, and my employer and their short term disability carrier Aflak don't know either.
I am considering leaving an anonymous review of a former employer on a jobs website. I experienced extreme bullying by a co-worker, and management defended the individual, labeling it a "personality conflict". I know it was far more than personality differences, as I experienced many covert and overt aggressive behaviors over the years this person was in my department. Example's of the bullying tactics used against me are the filing of false incident reports against me, harrassment while I was on vacation, smear campaign to clients and attempts to provoke me into confrontation while on the job. That is a snippet of a long list. I have already given notice and have an upcoming date to exit this job. Should I post an employer review anonymously, to warn furture applicants of the work culture ?
I recently started a new job with a small company. The woman who interviewed me seemed very eager and friendly and the type of work is what I was looking for--they hired me right away. On the first day I learned they bought a new computer for me (yay) and another employee donated a desk (it's a new position.) When I was given the tour, I was told not to use the kitchen sink because it has a permanent blockage that they plan to get fixed and that the office has no hot water. I didn't think any thing of it until a couple days later when I found out that the sink has been broken for as long as they've owned the building (8 years!!!) Also they seemed in no hurry to get my employee paperwork together until I mildly insisted. I don't know if this is just characteristic of a small business environment (10 people) or a red flag that they won't take care of the team. There is also some more recent flood damage that I've been told will be fixed by March of next year (there is an insurance claim.) Should I be worried or is this within the realm of OK for a small company? Thank you!
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