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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 :-)7 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
Hi there! I'm working to gather all necessary data and competitive information to submit a compelling proposal to my company in hopes to increase paid parental leave. Has anyone on this board been successful in doing this? Do you feel like there was any specific information that really won over your HR team/board of directors? I'd also love any insight in format. I'm in marketing, so I can put together a mean PowerPoint, but should it be something more formal? I'd love any guidance as i'm really passionate about making this happy for myself and my colleagues.
Hi, So this time I decided to send a thank you after what I believe was a successful interview on my part. I think I was at my best. Reason I normally do not send them is because it is rarely customary in the country in Europe where I currently reside. In most industries you do not send them. However I applied to a global recruitment firm so I figured better to send one than not as there are a lot of people with different backgrounds involved in the process. Now they replied just one day after the interview and basically said "thank you for coming and for your contribution, we will get back to you shortly". So is this is a positive or a negative signal that they replied so fast? Could I even have made a bad presumptuous impression when I sent one? Do note that it was a group interview as well as a individual interview, and we also had assessments. Any advice or experience shared would be so appreciated! Kindly, Celia
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My thoughts/My question is.. I know what I want to do in life .. for instance I want to help others and work with a company that gives back. Nonprofit, I want to work with say fair trade , sustainable companies. I also have numerous causes I want to work for /or with like the ocean, saving dogs/animals, environment , wellness, etc. I’ve been in sales my whole life -and love working trade shows, traveling and fundraising .... how do I go about narrowing down where to look and finding the right companies I want to work with??? How do I get my resume to stand out?? Thank you Kelly Hoagland
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