Trashy Flex Thursday! What's something cheap you do that you love? Extra points if it's something other people roll their eyes at. Just a fun counterpart to all the weird flexes people make on here about whiskey, Scotch, cars, vacations, etc...

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Real talk. Long term relationships of this bowl: How often do you make out with your partner? Like full-on 5 minute plus make outs. Bonus points for context on age ranges, length of relationship, etc

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best excuses for missing a deadline? bonus points for technical reasons and humorous reasons.

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“Working” remote. Latte, laptop, eye on my kids in ski school, powder accumulating rapidly. And don’t worry, I’ll get a solid 5 hours in the hill. Bonus points to whoever can name the hill (no Goog)

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When you use your points to book hotel with your date or SO, do you charge them by looking up the rates as if you were to book with money?

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Please settle this debate: periods or no periods at the end of bullet points on slides? I have very strong opinions and am always challenged on this

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Legit question.. what are the counter points creating debate about wearing a mask? Why would someone NOT want /agree to wear one?

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Gen Z: Why won’t older people take us more seriously?! Gen X: Maybe try stating logical points of view supported by facts and logic instead of immature name calling? Gen Z: Ok Boomer. HAHA WE RULE!!!

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Need to hear from the underdogs any attorneys that were not top tier, top 1% and have had sucess in their careers-- what points? Do you still practice,if not what did you transition to?

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Who else books last minute to maximize points? I’ve effectively tripled my points for the year, flights usually 300 round trip but day of it can reach 1200 :)

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Ever since i joined consulting, I have hates the expression pain points... FOLKS i have found a replacement — PRESSURE POINTS.

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New to American culture. I have observed that women randomly refer to me as “sweetie” at restaurants or other points of sale. I am not offended but definitely feel weird. Is this common ?

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All good points

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Just joined consulting from industry. Transparently struggling with how little depth of knowledge a lot of people have yet they feel like they are experts in everything. Feel like it’s tough to speak up when you’re new, tougher when the “experts” have strong points of view and personalities. Path of least resistance seem to always win. So much of this seems like complete BS that as an industry buyer, I would have never paid for. Does it get better or is this just consulting and the wrong fit?

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Whats left in consulting if there’s- - no miles - no hotel points - no free food - no client interaction - stuck in front of your laptop in your room for 15 hrs a day What will still keep you motivated?

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If you claim to be a conservative who’s even thinking about voting Biden, knowing about all the conservative accomplishments Trump has done in the past four years, and just on the Supreme Court alone, then you were never a conservative in the first place and stop pretending to get free internet points

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What do people think of the recent JK Rowling controversy? Just read her essay and it did raise some very interesting points. Wondering what others think

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General question: can you change the culture of a 4,000 personal organization in 3 months? I think you can set up a framework but real cultural change takes time. And Nov/Dec doesn’t seem like the ideal time to do it. I ask because trying to find a way to present this to my boss with proof points.

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If the pandemic really does have the long-term effect of ending/ severely curtailing regular client travel, do you expect consultants will get paid more? Yes, I realize we are a very well-paid profession (to preempt the obvious response many 🐠 were going to make), but not traveling certainly takes away from the overall comp due to less points/ expensed meals, etc. Thoughts? Just curious about people's opinions.

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What is your favorite memory of 2020 so far? Bonus points for posting a picture of it!

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De Blasio is single handedly the worst Mayor in NYC History. Every major incident that has taken place here has a direct correlation that points back to him and his administration. Change my mind

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How much did you spend on clothes around 23? Trying to leave Forever 21 behind but I’m not sure what price points are reasonable for good quality clothes. Store recs also welcome! Tyia

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Let’s discuss: best city in the US and why? (Don’t factor in COL, but key points - people, culture, opportunity, diversity, food, landmarks/nature)

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The Ritz forgot my wake up call. Woke up at 8:10 on my own instead of 6:20. How many points?

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What is going to massively change in our industry in 3 to 5 years? Doesn’t have to be doom and gloom. Honest thoughts of what will change. Bonus points if you can explain how to adapt!

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Alright everyone....I’ve been tasked with orgqnizing a team “Secret Santa”. But you guessed it....I can’t call it “Secret Santa”. Any alternatives that don’t suck? Extra points for alliteration!

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Investing in your image: What percent of your salary is your watch, if mid-to-high tier? (bonus points if it was for your first one)

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Why is the Democratic answer to every problem either get rid of it or make it free? College Tuition is a problem...make it free Student Debt is a problem...get rid of it Guns are a problem...get rid of them Healthcare is a problem...make it free Law Enforcement is an issue...get rid of law enforcement Babies are a problem...get rid of them Immigration is a problem...get rid of borders Different points of view is a problem...get rid of them/cancel them

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So while browsing new listings for apartments in NYC, I have observed the following points: - there has not been a significant price drop yet - high inventory of crappy apartments - Brokers are still being rude and charging a broker fee on top of their rude behavior Just my two cents.

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In a third world country for a project... my Marriott airport pickup driver hit and killed two stray dogs on the way to the hotel. I don’t even want points. What the hell do I do/say?

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I just spent $1K in points for my fam (my dad, his wife, and my sister) to stay in a hotel near an event they like going to. I've done it for 3 years, and now starting to feeling a bit more protective

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Just purchased a Nintendo Switch for the wife and I. Looking for game recommendations that we can play together. Figured it would be something fun to do while at home. Other data points: We aren’t gamers. We haven’t had a game system in years. Thanks!

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Looking to set up my friend on dates: she is 23, brunette, pretty, smart, 5’7”, has a great job, Jewish, in Chicago.... she is seeking a guy that is 24-28 yrs old, politically liberal, athletic, in Chicago, 5’11” or taller, and bonus points if Jewish. Message me if interested and we can talk!

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I just had dinner with a friend who normally travels every week for work and I asked her about points (as I do) and she isn't signed up for any programs. 7 months of points, credit card rewards, lost.

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What's your favorite Super Bowl commercial? Bonus points for dropping a YouTube link!

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If I ain’t gettin my points, steak dinners, and hotel bar drinks I don’t want this demanding job anymore

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What will happen if I don’t accept or decline the meeting with HR today as I am on PTO and send HR a brutal email letting them know with specific points that I was laid off based on retaliation? Any advise

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@Sunday Travelers post pics from hotel view, I'll start (FB points to first person who guesses image location)

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Pandemic has made me realize that traveling / points / dinners etc. were the only real perks to stay in consulting. Remove those and you’re basically in a sweat shop working inhumane hours for leaders that only think of you as a slide producing factory.

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Best resources for planning vacations using points?

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Does getting a 780 on the GMAT really get you any further than a 730? Everything I've heard points to test scores being table stakes with a greater emphasis on story and fit.

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Dumb question, but how do people acquire so many points for their CSR when we have to book flights through the company?

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While the "polls" show Biden 10 points ahead, the campaign is not being run by people who feel assured of victory. The main candidate is literally a ghost. He sits in a basement all day with the "lid" on. It feels more like a campaign that has completely given up.

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Last guest’s socks left in room, how many points? (Also if anyone left their socks in the Westin Cincinnati I have them)

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Need 75K Hyatt Points. DM if interested.

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My email was compromised in the Marriott hacking, are they giving points for this? I know there are other issues to be aware of but wanted to know how many to ask for when I call.

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Should cover letter have bullet points or just plain old paragraphs?? Help! Help!

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Planning a trip to France next summer for a wedding. Need help - When is the best time to look for tickets? Right now they're $900+ for July. Any particular airlines good for redeeming points?

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Anyone concerned about losing airline or hotel points if a carrier/chain goes under?

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I cringe whenever people say they use their points for Amazon/merchandise

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Bit of a niche post here but FYI: if you have a points reservation & don’t confirm the certificates immediately & the hotel changes categories, your reservation will incorrectly update to the new rate

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Breaking news: latest from Social Media Giant Fishbowl shows Clinton ahead by 58 points in a 3 candidate race.

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Can you pay for wedding with points?

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I have enough points to cover one way for an international flight. Any downside to booking two one way segments, pay departure with points, and cash for return?

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People who have (or are thinking of) moving from Consulting to Industry. Did u account for the consulting perks into your salary jump numbers e.g points/miles,no personal expenses during travel wk etc

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Enough with the hotel and airline points already!!!

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talking points when transitioning clients to advisory from aged a shares?

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Ordered room service, asked if dish had nuts in it. Was told no. Took one bite and immediately had a severe allergic reaction (throat closed up). How many points? 🤔

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What’s the typical comp for a 1st year REPE associate in nyc?

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What’s the salary range for an ACD at Area 23/FCB Health?

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I have a couple of friends who i am hosting at my place . They are flying up from down south. My apartment complex requires visitors to confirm they are covid free. I asked my friends to take a covid test before flying up and now they are acting offended. Am I unreasonable for making it a requirement? I dont want to risk exposing myself or my parents. Was i rude for asking?!

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26, no kids or debt, making 175k/Yr - miserably bored at work and want to work for a startup. In the size startups I want for the role I want I’d have to take 50% pay cut Thoughts?

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Salary package negotiating tips for a new job? Thanks.

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What are some common signs in this industry that let you know you’re going to get laid off soon?

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If it were the right opportunity (in terms of salary, title, etc) would you accept a job offer at a new firm given the current/near-term economic climate?

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I need a vacation. Things to do/eat in Chicago?

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We have just elected an idiot with no political experience to the most powerful position in the world with a republican controlled house and senate...may God have mercy on us

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If you quit with 30 vacation days left for the year, does your agency have to pay you for them?

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Can anyone recommend a book about benefits manager (healthcare industry)?

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Where would you invest 10k? I’m looking to hold it atleast a year if not longer. Debating between VGT, AAPL, AMD, CRWD, VOO/SPY, T, VZ, or something else. Any recommendations or advice to stay away from any of these?

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PwC folks - Can we hand over our laptops, badge and other stuff at another office location in place of our home location?Planning to give my notice soon but won't be at my home office. Curious to know

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How much would a 100K salary in Dallas be equivalent to in NYC, SFO & Chicago ?

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KPMG FS strategy Sr Associate salary in NYC? Is the pay across Management Consulting, Risk and Strategy similar?

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How long does it to find another job? Want exit immediately

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I recently send an In-mail message to a recruiter on LinkedIn, after applying for several position at their company. On Friday a director from that same company at my LinkedIn profile. Continued

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I have a friend who wants to apply for an Accenture strategy position in Dubai. Anyone want the referral bonus? Also, anyone at the ACN MENA practice mind connecting with him?

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2019 Hot Take #3: Divided government provides an optimistic framework for markets over the next 12-24 months.

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My firm just recently addressed how they feel on the protesting events that have occurred in the Nation. Compared to Big 4, they are behind. Even though they support the movement, disappointed that it took them so long to say something.

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