33F and over the apps - anyone wanna chat and check out a new restaurant this week?

Bonus points if you’re into fitness/health, dogs, or travel.

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[For young professionals] Like this post if you wouldn’t date someone outside of DC proper. Bonus points if you comment where you live 😊

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Does booking hotels via thank you (citi) points still let you use your hotel status and you get the associated benefits? Googling hasn’t given me a clear answer to this, so hoping someone would know!

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Republicans have gerrymandered WI so badly that the voters would have to vote Republicans outs by +20 points simply to get a majority of state seats....

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I'm about to lose Marriott Ambassador Elite this coming year due to lack of travel with very few points left. Should I convert to Hilton, Hyatt, or other? I don't expect too much travel (maybe a few days every month or 2)

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Currently have Amex Plat and Gold with about 400k points - should I renew (I have no other point-generating cards rn) and if I don't renew, is there any value lost on my existing points? I don't have much travel nowadays and spend mostly on dining and groceries

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Anyone have any good recommendations for a Marriott/Westin resort? I have a lot of points and 10 days and have no idea where to go. Down to go literally anywhere but want a resort.

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HCL Technologies
Hi Folks,
Could you please help me in clarifying the below points while filling preonboarding docs?
1. I submitted my resignation papers in my current firm on yesterday (12/08/2022) my lwd is 10/10/2022. but here in the attached pic why it's showing date of exit from previous employement as 11/08/2022.
2. After submitting bgv docs when bgv is initiated.
3. Do I need to sign manually the joining docket form and scan it back ?

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Is 75k points sign up bonus for $2k spend over 3 months on the Delta SkyMiles Gold card a good deal?

I just got a new capital one venture card. Without completely changing my spending habits; I’m looking for suggestions and tips to maximize my points.


Also: Once I actually get points what’s the best way to maximize them and make them go the furthest?

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Looking to get an Amex platinum card…anyone want to refer a dude for some points?

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I told my boss I found his “Thanks.” on Slack aggressive and he now uses exclamation points to make me happy 😂 awww but I actually appreciate it lol. I know this sounds ridiculous which is why it’s a confession.

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Hi Fishes,
Any inputs about
Abzooba is really appreciated? Wlb, job security are the 2 main points I am looking for.

Also, is this a startup org?

Role: PM
Yoe: 10yrs

Hi Fishes,
Any inputs about
Abzooba is really appreciated? Wlb, job security are the 2 main points I am looking for.

Also, is this a startup org?

Role: PM
Yoe: 10yrs

Buying like $10-11k of West Elm furniture in the next week or so. Is there a decent way to take advantage of bonus points/etc? I either get their store card and do 0% for 12 months or open a new credit card for the spend bonus (CapOne Venture X? Amex Gold?) And balance transfer that to a 0% card (for 18 months on my old Discover) to pay off slowly?

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I have to edit 90% of the emails I compose because I naturally use way too many exclamation points to be taken seriously. In person, I’m animated and easily excitable but over email it makes me look like an airhead (!!)

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Agile experts - can you explain why it’s better to provide story points / tshirt sizes than actual hours for user stories? I feel providing hours is significantly more accurate.

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Is there any way to access email after your last day which is today as i want to get the vantage points email password.

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How do I - in the most respectful and polite way possible - tell a manger that they suck and that something in their management style needs to change?

Time management, contact touch points, points of feedback, support and overall management under this individual is horrific and it’s hindering my delivery of work.

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I’m currently looking to transition into the health technology or technology space and have a doctorate in psychology. I think the best entry points are likely UX researcher or product development. Anyone have any experience with this kind of transition or have any recommendations of other positions they’ve enjoyed?

Question: Mother of 1 teenage daughter who’s 15 and a sophomore in highschool. Trying to maintain my career, like all other moms while being available for my daughter during one of the most pivotal points in her life to date. I attempted to go back into the office but the lack of flexibility has driven me to search for remote work. How have you moms balanced work(in office) with parenting a teenager?

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Do you find it worth it to pay to upgrade your corporate Amex green card to gold or platinum out of pocket? I've considered platinum in the past, but that was for 150k sign up points/miles.

(Starting at McK this month)

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Hello fishes,
Can anyone suggest which will be best choice ? please mention supporting points too
I have five offers
CGI: 15 fixed(PF included)
TCS :17.3 - 9 % variable and health insurance and employer PF deducted from my CTC only.
Mphasis: 17 fixed + 1 lakh variable + 1 lakh PF and insurance
Zensar: 19 fixed + 1 lakh variable
Optum: 18 fixed + 2.7 lakh variable +1 lakh PF an insurance + gratuity

YOE: 4.9 till date
LWD: Aug 15
Technology: java, springboot and Angular

I am starting a new job that will require a lot of travel. I currently have the chase freedom flex (downgraded from preferred 2.5 years ago) and Amex blue cash, never use the Amex. I am in between CSR or Amex Platinum, leaning towards CSR but I won’t be eligible for the 60k bonus points since I earned them when I had the preferred. Would CSR still be worth it, assuming my biggest spend is on food/groceries and I love to travel internationally (1-3 trips a year) or should I go for the Amex? TIA.

What should my freelance rate be? Some selling points: I am a WOC with 3 years of experience of doing D&I work for major brands. I am very knowledgeable on pop culture , and social media skills Not sure if that matters. 😂

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I have Amex gold card, and want to better understand how to best leverage my card points as well as hotel points for hotel stays. Should I convert my Amex points to Marriott points?

Any tips on how to present decks without reading from slide? I have my first client presentation and I would like some OG tips on how to summarize each slide while also hitting the key points . Thanks much

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What would be a good answer for ‘why Amazon’? Looking to get a gist of points to be covered

Did the Experian simulator and saw that if I pay all my student debt off my credit score will drop 50 points.

Does it recover after a while or just stay down there?

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Has anyone else not had a Marriott Rewards Promotion in like well over a year? I used to get them regularly and rack up points and haven’t had a single promotion since early 2021

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Quick salary question! I'm looking for any/all data/info that would help me lock in a competitive salary for a Talent Acquisition Manager. I've put together a list of potentially relevant bullet points that would help narrow down the range:

-Major city market (Atlanta)
-Software Company
-Fully remote
-200 employees
-Team of 1-2 recruiters at any time

Haven’t traveled with Marriott in 2 years bit made a points transfer from Amex card. Will my points expire if I don’t stay at a Marriott or the transfer is enough?

Asking partners and MDs: if a junior to mid-level team member schedule a recurring catch-up with you, what would you recommend we talk about? I always come prepare with talking points (e.g asking for advise/opinion/pipeline/things related to the practice). I want to make sure the meeting is as worthwhile for you as it is for me.

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When pitching your group at a midsized firm’s services to potential clients such as PE firms, what selling points would you push for as to why you’re better suited than, or at least a good option over, big NY firms? I’m thinking more competitive fees for one, but what else would convince a PE investor to retain a midsized firm/keep them in mind?

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When pitching your group at a midsized firm’s services to potential clients such as PE firms, what selling points would you push for as to why you’re better suited than, or at least a good option over, big NY firms? I’m thinking more competitive fees for one, but what else would convince a PE investor to retain a midsized firm/keep them in mind?

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Just got the Chase Sapphire Preferred credit card and want to get into traveling more. Any tips on gaining/redeeming points without having to completely change spending habits?

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Advisory people don’t get vantage points ?

Applying for Bain Summer Intern (ACI) and have a question regarding office choice. I’m equally interested in both SF and LA, but I need to rank my top three office locations. How should I rank them? Will both offices review if I put the same points (values) for locations? Bain & Company

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Going to be booking a Disney vacation soon. Any way I can maximize savings? Such as new cards, points, deals, etc. TIA!

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Hi fishes,

Why don't we introduce ourselves here. Please do mention below points and you can add more if you want.

Age -
Gender - (don't be a lier)
Company -
One thing you love -

Be like checking my phone every second waiting for this week’s points and spend to process so the Ambassador Status finally drops...

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First year post my consulting exit and I’m dreading the inevitable dwindling of my points… is this what separation anxiety feels like

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Have you seen the points from Marriott Megabonus promotion posted on your account? Nothing has posted for me.. stays or games...

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My promo code on uber won't work. How many points can I ask for?

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Anyone who recently used better mortgage willing to share their experiences (closing time, responsiveness, etc.)? They are giving me a 2.125% for a 15yr fixed (~$1000 on points) while my local lender is doing 2.875% (2.96% APR)

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I recently purchased a new construction home, and it’s not expected to be finished until late October. The lender I’ve been working with has a 9 month rate lock for $1,600 at 3.125% (zero points). Should I lock the rate or is it not worth the extra money?

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Which airline points have the best deal to get a ticket to Canada?

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🐠 family, What is the best way to spend BA Avios points. Currently in US and unable to fly international for the near future.

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Debating holding onto the safety net I was finally able to save up during the loan freeze or throwing half of it at SL's before payments resume. Open to thoughts fellow 🐠.

Inclination: hold onto it and just save at a significantly lower rate once 2022 rolls around.

Additional Data Points:
- Savings is just enough to fully cover 1 year of expenses in event of sudden job loss
- Cannot save at the same rate once payments resume
- Half my loans are at 6% interest which is a killer
- No NFTs

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Alright guys and gals - this is the first time I’ve been delayed. Supposed to take off at 9:50pm but delayed till 1:25AM. How do I go about asking for points???

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Looking for a job referral, looking either for medical/pharma sales in SoCal if you work for a company looking for a tenured rep please DM me, most of my experience is in interventional pain but I have called on multiple specialties and call points. . If a non medical/pharma company is looking to fill a sales position I’m very open to “career pivot” thank you in advance!

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Hello Fishes,

I am in the negotiation phase as only 30 days left for me to join any organization. I want to get the best offer so that the HR gets impressed and convinced to offer the maximum budget.

Tech Stack: DevOps, Cloud, Microservices

YOE: 10 Yrs CCTC: 22LPA Holding Offer: 38 LPA ECTC: 50LPA(if possible)

Note: Please suggest me the data points required to convince the HR. I would really appreciate everyone's help and never forget the favor guys. HELP ME!

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Thoughts on refi offer below?

Was offered a 3.625% with $13K points on my triplex. Monthly savings would be ~$750 so breakeven would be 1.5 yrs. Have owned this property for 4 years and am somewhat hesitant to roll over the $13k points into the balance because it would set me back on my equity.

Alternatively could pay no points and lower the rate slightly (4.125%), but I would end up paying more in interest and see less monthly savings ($400/mo). Current rate is 4.375%

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What the hell are performance points 😑

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Looking to move my passive non-US developed into active management (aka international ex-emerging markets). Any recommendations for a good mutual fund? Bonus points for Fidelity Fund Pick so I avoid loads...

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I feel like we are already in the start of a recession, but don’t have a lot of solid metrics to point to. Just general individual points for specific companies. Just me, or do you sense it too?

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Moving from North America to Europe soon - do my Amex points maintain their value (I will continue to have a corporate card) or is it better to use them while still here? Thanks!

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Going on a trip with a couple of guys. With all the points I have I can easily get a hotel for free during our 3 night stay. Do I ask the friends to contribute anything? If so, what is fair?

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Starting the SFO->Miami travel next week. Flights are gonna be brutal but hey at least I get an extra night of hotel points since I pretty much have to fly Sunday afternoon.

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I attended more than 50 interviews in my whole career, and today I attended one of the worst interview ever. It was a telephonic interview. From the beginning his voice was breaking and the call had been dropped 2 times.I even hear the sound of vehicles on his background. When I told him, his voice was breaking, he behaved rudely.
In my mind I was like when this interview will stop.

Hi Fishes,

Any referral for Drupal Developer in Capgemini, IBM, Tech M, Deloitte, Cognizant, Infosys? I would like to switch if I get better package.

Current CTC: 10LPA

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I have a colleague who quit her BigLaw job in NY for a BigLaw firm in LA. After relocating to LA and about a week before the start date, the new firm rescinded the offer for undisclosed reasons. It was not related to conflicts issues or anything with her background check. Those cleared before she moved to LA. Employees are at will, but are there promissory estoppel or other claims against this kind of behavior. Colleague not only left previous job as a mid-level but incurred debt while moving.

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Hello, anyone here work for @BoehringerIngelheim? I am looking for a referral. Thanks in advance!

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🆘️ Gay man in NYC needs helps! I'm visiting the city this week. Any gay or clubs bars to visit?

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I see my Tuck admission letter on the portal but no mention of scholarship money. Assuming this means I didn’t get any. Anybody else see anything?

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How much shall i ask for lead developer position in london if i am getting 75k outside london. I am a lead developer with 10+ exp.

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I would like to share a new approach that I have been following recently that I am so happy about!

I am currently in an okay financial situation where I can alhamdoleAllah afford my expenses, but don’t have extra to give sadaqa (money for poor). So I started giving by helping people everyday, my goal is at least one person a day.
The help could be some time to mentor, help with CV, drive to stores.. etc

I thought I would share so if someone is looking for ways can benefit from this.

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Anyone getting their gc soon here? Based on the new dates?

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Hey Fishes,

I am looking for a job change can I get some referrals?

Currently, I am working as Data Analyst in Pramerica Life Insurance.

Any creatives here working in-house for Verizon in NY? If so, what’s it like?

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What are the goodies provided by PWC Sdc Bangalore for new joiners??

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How secure is TCS ITA Job?

What is the market like for public equity analysts in Australia? Likely would get into the country on my boyfriends visa initially which would help on sponsoring. Are there good jobs? Background: CFA, 3 years Equity Analyst exp., 2 prior years investment analyst exp. Thank you!

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Best boutique consulting firm in Chicago for career pivoter?

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Deloitte GPS folks - for the strategy & analytics practice would you recommend joining strategy or analytics alignment? I have a few years of data analyst experience but I am leaning towards the strategy side (based on the info the recruiter provided). Curious if there are benefits to joining one over the other, or if it’s just based on fit

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I’m about to be promoted into an executive role. I’m late 30’s, happily married to a wonderful man—my career sponsor who is my Sr. Executive and our CIO has been talking to me about my upcoming promotion (I deserve it, everyone knows it’s coming). Here’s the thing though—my Sr. Exec is also my age and happily married. Normally I wouldn’t be attracted to him at all but I’m attracted to power and he wields a lot of it. I would never cross a line, but looking for advice from women who (cont)

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Any Oracle SOA consultants here or have been involved in staffing/ demand process for Oracle SOA? What do you think about the demand? My boss says people are shifting to different skillset. Oracle Accenture Deloitte

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Anyone else think the latest Chanel collections are a little too garish/whimsical?

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