I’d love to hear from people who went from implementations at a partner to consulting on their own. How has it been, anything you wish you had known prior, and any regrets? Bonus points if you do reporting. Thanks!

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For delta if I have status that lets me check in 3 bags and I purchase 2 tickets for me and a family member using points does my family member also get 3 bags aka we can check in 6 bags total?

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Where should I shop? Im 25, I’ve recently gotten rid of a lot of my clothes and I want to start curating a wardrobe that’s cute and comfortable and versatile for WFH & office. Bonus points for dresses with pockets and sustainable companies 😂

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What are the unique eateries that can only be found in chicago? Bonus points for desserts as well.

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Thinking of getting a new CC - is the Amazon card good for points/cash back? I do a lot of shopping on Amazon

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How to hire for any creative role in sixty seconds: • Look at their past agencies. Any of them better than yours? Yes=1 point. • Do they share more than 10 LinkedIn connections with you? 1 point. • Are any of their past roles the same as the role you need? 1 point. • Does their portfolio look professional? 1 point. If they score all 4 points, just pull the trigger and hire them. Stop making it so complicated.

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What is the best Amex Point transfer? Leaving the firm in a couple of weeks and want to transfer all my Amex points.

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Just financed a new vehicle and the finance company will only allow payment with a debit card. Are there any debit card deals out there that do cash back or are worth looking into to pay off a ~30k vehicle to get some cash back or points?

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Hi All Need help from all of you , I am looking at below info 1 How are hot skills rewarded in your org , share best practices that u are aware of ( include as much minor details as possible such as any bonus being paid etc ) 2 For L& D - how your org's incentivise and motivate employee to take up training - tech or non tech ( completion bonus , vintage points , etc)

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Does anyone have recommendations regarding rewards credit cards? I’m looking at my finances and realized I have an opportunity to get more cash back / points. Any one have any recs on cards that are out there? Also, points cards, cash rewards card, or both?

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Is it just me or does the lack of travel now take away the allure of consulting? My points and miles were a perk I considered. And I enjoyed the lifestyle. That is gone now. I can make my salary elsewhere locally without the travel and BS.

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How any of you teach or have taught in a low SES school with very low test scores? Any tried and true teaching points that have made a difference? Every year the 5th graders I teach span a huge spectrum, from newcomer ESL students to above proficient native English students. Trying to find ways to improve outcomes.

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Hi I have a real question that is going to cause a lot of controversy but it gets me so upset every time this happens. In casting and director searching, the request is always “non-white and female if possible”. It’s like I get more ‘brownie points’ for the most diverse person I can find. I don’t remember the last time I posted a casting request and was allowed to ask for white applicants. Isn’t this reverse discrimination? This can’t be the answer to equality. Am I crazy or unfair??

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2 resume questions: Do you have a summary section with a quick 1-2 sentence synopsis of your entire career (maybe 2-3 total lines)? For bullet points, do you describe job duties for within your job (IE: Analyzes, interprets, and reports critical financial information and provides recommendations on business process enhancement)... OR do you describe ways you made the job efficient (IE: Rebuilt and automated Excel monthly supplemental analysis, transformed financial review Power BI reports)?

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United lost my son's car seat on a 3 hr flight. It was registered as a checked luggage with the proper csrseat tag and everything. After following up with an agent after we landed, they said it stayed in EWR and they are working to get it shipped to me in the next day or so while I'm on vacation. Anyway to get points for the inconvenience, I'm Premier platinum if it matters. They did give me a free loaner carseat until mine arrives but it's kinda crappy tbh.

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Help! Need high end Marriott property for a beachy/relaxing vacation in late Oct (using points). Reservation at Solaz Los Cabos was cancelled due to infrastructure issues that shut down hotel indefinitely! What are the best properties out there?! Ideally in North America.

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Anyone have Marriott points they are open to selling?

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I work for a few partners. While some partners tell me I’ve done a great job and make minor edits to my work product (i.e. organization of points, finessing certain arguments, etc.), one partner in particular tells me I’ve done a good job but rips apart my drafts, uses my foundation and redrafts the entire thing. Am I doing something wrong? I have reached out to the partner several times to find out if there’s any feedback I can use to improve my work, but I’m always told everything is fine :/

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I am looking for a way to create a lookup in excel where I can type a value into a "search" cell, and excel will spit out every instance in a range where that search term occurs, as well as a corresponding value from a seperate cell. Example of what I envision attached. Data table on the right, search and results on the left. Bonus points if it can be done with multiple columns of phrases.

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Dallas vs Boston in terms of opportunities for consulting and tech product management role roles? Dallas seems to more affordable and better standards of living and better weather as compared to Boston (although summers do get a little hot i know). Can someone put some more points on pros on cons for both? Is the cost if living really that different (will i save much more as compared to Boston with similar salaries)?

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In your opinion, is it worth keeping the AMEX Gold card after using up the sign-up bonus points?

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Where did you go after EY-P if you were in TSE or CGS after leaving as a Consultant or Director. How much are you making now and what position/company etc? Trying to look at exit ops and could use some reference points please and thank you.

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Please help. I am debating between taking the gre and the gmat. On quant, I scored very high on in practice exams for the gre but the highest I got on on the gmat was 55th percentile. Verbal is the opposite, but the degree to which my quant score on the gmat is low is worse I think than the degree to which my verbal score on the gre is low (if that makes sense). Should I take/report gre? I’m wondering if well-written essays make up for a lower than average (by like 2-4 points) verbal gre score

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Partners. Do team members just come and go from your perspective? Feeling very disengaged and demotivated… do leaders actually care to talk people through these low points in their careers or is this something we need to figure out on our own? Want to talk it out but feeling like a burden more than anything.

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Anyone have to do a timed Excel assessment for Yelp’s BizOps group? First time with one of these so any recommended strategies, focus items, pain points, etc. would be great.

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Need to book a Marriott for parents, how do I make a reservation under their name with my Marriott account to make sure I get the points. Is there a way to do this?

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DM me if you’re looking for a referral to Chase Sapphire Preferred with the 100k points Sign Up Bonus.

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Southwest: I have been flying some short Midwest points and have had a Southwest Credit card since 2014. I was told by Chase that I could close my current card and then reopen a higher tier card, And I would be approved and get a sign on bonus. Today I was denied because I previously had a Southwest card. Now I have no cards!! Anyone have this happen?!

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Hey Stock traders folks (intermediate/expert) in group, can you please give your insights into following points. 1)How much capital on average you put every month into trading OR how much capital you have put till date. 2)How much you are earning in trade on average every month.

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Traveling next week for a client after a long time. Booked a Delta Main Cabin ticket through concur. Now I am trying to upgrade to 1st using my points but the delta app shows all premium seats as unavailable. Usually it did let me change it in the past but not this time. Have Delta policies changed for ticket upgrades from Main Cabin to Comfort+ or 1st? I recall all DL Main tix were eligible for upgrade as a additional purchase option.

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Need to transfer over 100k Amex points to either a gift card or hotel/airlines miles. What’s the most lucrative conversion ? What have other done.

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Deloitte folks - what are the real hours worked throughout the year in the three main areas of M&A advisory (FDD/val/TAS) - bonus points for dallas peeps

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Looking to boy Marriott points. Anyone interested in selling 100k?

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/benritz/2021/07/15/dont-make-young-americans-pay-for-medicare-expansion/ What do folks think about expanding medicare to 60-64? The article makes good points on how the young continue to subsidize the older generation, who had better chances of buying a house / developing wealth. Also, why expand when it's already underfunded and will continue to be underfunded 🤯

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For CFOs, Controllers and Assistant Controllers in PE, Venture Capital and Family Offices: what is your base compensation and typical bonuses like? When did you leave public accounting (if applicable) and how is your current work/life balance. Bonus points if you are in NYC.

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Looking to vacation next summer in Greece and Italy with the fam. When you all book on bonvoy points do you reserve the room just for yourself or do put the actual number of people? When I search for just 2 people staying the room, there is availability to use bonvoy points. When I search for 3 people(6y/o kid) nothing is available. The same in Athens, Rome & Naples.

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Folks who moved from PwC to Accenture, how is it compared to PwC in terms of WLB and overall culture? Just trying to get some data points. I know that it can vary by group.

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How do you take up the salary talk? I am an Analyst and pretty much new to corporate world and obviously consulting too. So, what I have noted is that, salary is brought up at 2 points 1. When initially the HR calls and ask about current salary and expectations (or this is through an application form) 2. When cleared all rounds, towards the end just before or after sharing the offer letter. How to take up the conversation at each time? And when do you tell your expectations?

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Does anyone know what the TC, base, and bonus is at McDonald’s (corporate)? For example, a manager or senior manager position. Other comparable QSR industry jobs/data points also welcome.

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Okay, it’s week 3. I have a really noisy class. I have tried points, draw tickets, attention grabbers??? Help!!!!!!!

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Just finished my first year with the firm - enough points for an international round trip flight, along with a few days at a hotel. With that said, not a lot of spending money - where should I go?

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Any thoughts on JW vs Renaissance Esmerelda in Palm Springs? Looking to use some points and suite nights. Likely to just be by the pool, ordering room service, spa (if it’s open)

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I cancelled my SPG award nights reservation. How long does it take for the points to show up on my account?

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Late night reviewing presentation and fell asleep and the yellow highlighter drained on to the hotel bedspread. I confessed.....or should I have demanded points cuz they drained my highlighter 😂

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In general, is it a good idea to transfer Marriott points to united miles, assuming redemption is at value? I have a lot more Marriott points than I have miles, and want to use miles for a biz tix

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Where to stay in St Thomas? Marriott properties all look ridiculously expensive in $ and points. Any other suggestions?

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Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders: can you make a reservation for another person, not accompany them, and still get points/member rate? How about if an authorized user of your card makes a res for himself?

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I just gave the GRE test 1. I got 317 (Q: 162; V: 155). Is one month sufficient to improve the verbal score by 5-6 points? Most of my mistakes are in RC.

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Looking to take the family to Hawaii this spring using SPG/Marriott points. Any recommendations on good value properties? Any all inclusive?

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Indian Fish - Ever used your points on AA to fly to India. Torn between saving the miles for European vacations vs. saving money when visiting family. Use the miles or fly on a cheap airline???

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hi all - wondering if anyone would be kind enough to share any “pain points” they have experienced when researching/planning/booking/executing a trip (either domestic or abroad)...

In one year from now, the person with the most 🐠 bowl points wins. But, what do they win? Ideas? Suggestions?

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Loose fixture outside hotel room window kept me up all night being blown around in the wind. How many points?

Dow this year under Trump is down by 1500 points give or take. So much winning! The economic argument of the conservative seems to be fading. Come on guys fess up, Trump is clueless and so are you.

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In South Philly, good spots to go out in the city? extra points for dives with groovy tunes

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Looking for recs for best bang for the Bonvoy points hotels outside the US? I found the Rayong Marriott for only 17,500 points (not sure if it’s nice in person) but that’s what prompted this curiosity

Are shorted or longer resume bullet points better?

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Just got engaged and starting wedding planning. Do you get Marriott points for hotel blocks? And has anyone done group travel through Delta so guests can get discounted flights? Any other tricks?

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Recently went through first round interview for a role. Was told I'm a good fit and would be moved onto the next round within the week. 4 weeks of silence and no responses to follow-ups passed. Cont.

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Manager level salary for KPMG MC? Chicago

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Any experience with having to plan for your interim while on maternity leave? I’m going to be out at the beginning of the school year and was told I have to plan for the sub but will be unpaid.

Question for consulting folks- how do you stay motivated after you got into your role for 2plus years? I can’t tell if I’m just getting lazier month by month or I’m just finding work less important. I am hopping this is a bump and I get over it shortly. Anyone else feel This now or at some point in their career?

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Lateraling to a firm this September. During the post interview process I mentioned that I needed to reschedule my two week Bali honeymoon because of Covid (everything was paid for and then the world shut down). My travel agent just emailed me insisting on getting new August/September 2022 dates. Is this something worth reaching out to my new firm about? It feels kind of silly because it is soooo far away but maybe I’m missing something.

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Hello- I recently got laid off from Deloitte where i was on bench for 5 months. I have been getting project outside but my practice management did not let me. And the reason for lay off is my benchtim

Oh that smell of hotel musk, and those pillows that somehow strike a perfect balance between soft and rough Can't come soon enough...

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While the law requires it, it seems that there’s no mandatory lunch for being a nurse or other healthcare provider. What's your experience?

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Anyone out there working in federal healthcare at Deloitte ? Thinking about a move...curious as to the vibes over there

I am a California teacher looking to relocate. My son is pushing for Boerne. I have spent most of my life in small private Christian schools and loved it! When I moved to public school the large class sizes and trauma/sped students filling my classroom burned me out. I moved to homeschool this year (with my same district) and love it!!! I am curious about teaching in Texas. Class sizes, special ed, private school, etc. Any thoughts would be appreciated!

How many people do you think each SPG/Marriott ambassador looks after?

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CSR or Amex Platinum!??!!!!???!

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Anyone on here come from or exit to VW or Audi (or know anyone who works there)? They have a lot of interesting jobs posted on LinkedIn - wondering what the culture is like.

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I started having wrist pain in the fall and it has flared up a lot recently. My PCP and a hand surgeon both said they had no idea what it was, since the location of pain was inconsistent. folks with wrist injuries: how have you coped? I feel lost without a diagnosis. I stretch and I take breaks and I have ergonomic equipment, and still I am in pain. Any advice is welcome, as are any sympathies or commiserations

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Forgot a contact case this week. Hotel doesn't have spares. Can I expense that kind of thing? Just going off the policy that if I weren't traveling I wouldn't need to but one bc I have like 10 at home

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Any tips for second interview??

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Got some dress shirts for Xmas that are not standard white or blue. Not a fan of diversity in my shirt color. Does anyone rock dress shirtst that aren't white or blue regularly?

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Folks who live solo (no roommates or SOs)— how much money do you have in you savings? (Excluding 401K)

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What is the right base salary for SC. Product offering - strategy and analytics

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Can anyone refer me for an internship at B4? Currently a junior accounting student.

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