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How reasonable is it for a client or direct manager to expect you and your team to be available for unscheduled calls during business hours, and be unhappy if someone doesn't answer the phone (or skype/teams/etc) call?

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Who else gets anxious when they hear the teams/Skype/slack ringtone now?

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How am I supposed to trash talk without Skype?! Teams keeps all our convos!

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Do you call people via Skype/Teams as you would on your phone (no warning) or do you ping/chat first to ask if they are available to call?

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Don't understand stand why some people always put Away or Offline as their status on Teams/Skype. Any reasons why if you're also doing this?

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How many of you use Skype and not Teams?

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How many calls have you had on Teams/Zoom/Skype/Webex etc? I'm wondering how many hours of my life were spent on "can everyone please go on mute" and "let's take it offline" 😬

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So sorry if this has been asked but, are we allowed to use zoom/teams meetings/Skype for calls with friends outside the company?

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Seeing more of a push to use MS Teams both at my client and firm with the intent of Skype being no more. What’s up with your company?

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Since Skype for biz merged with Teams, I can no longer do conference calls with my clients’ email domain, nor share my desktop with them... anyone knows how to rectify this?

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One of my peers just set up a 3 hours fake meeting with me so her Skype shows she’s in meeting. That way she can avoid her other teams bugging her after she rolled off...

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I am doing some research on the best communication tools (Slack, Skype, Teams, etc). What does your team use and how do you like it?

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+1 if you still use your Verizon bridge because Skype for Business sucks (and Skype for Business has already been confirmed by MS that they're killing it off for MS Teams, smh)

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I feel like the usual consulting exit messaging to new employers used to be “need to get off the road”. For those exiting during the pandemic, how are you phrasing the decision to exit to potential employers? My concern with saying something like “need improved work-life balance” is that it equates to “I want to work less hard” given that many companies allow remote work right now which blurs the hours of operation. Am I overthinking this?

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Any Slack holders here?

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Req'd to write lesson plans though we're doing review through remote learning. What would your prereqs be for a review lesson?

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For those of you without a home office: Where do you usually work? My desk is in my bedroom and I’m considering sacrificing aesthetic to move my set up elsewhere

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What’s the best work from home office investment you made? I have 250$ from the company to use before month’s end.

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I like being able to pace back and forth at my standing desk while on calls. Makes me feel really important. That is all.

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moms- coming in as a partner level from outside the firm. what are female@partners wearing on zoom calls? casual? put together but semi casual? full blazer- suit situation? Thx

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Updating the home office. Anyone have reccos on super comfy but still stylin desk chairs?

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🐠- Any good home office chair recommendations in a reasonable budget? Preferably in leather finish to go with the aesthetics of the study? Thanks!

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If you were officially labeled as promoted in the system, can you put this month’s date as your new title in your resume? Do you really have to wait until the title changes on skype?

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Sitting in front of a webcam 10 hours a day is already doing a number on my back. Does anyone have a good recommendation for a desktop standing desk platform? Needs to support dual monitors. Thanks!

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Lync/Skype - 12% = collaborating on business: 88% = shit talking the person speaking at that very moment

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For traveling consultants, how often do you visit your home office?

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Suggestions on office chair for at home office/study? I need a much more comfortable one, but don’t want it to look too corporate as I also use the room to relax and big/ugly/Corp office look no good

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Got a standing desk for my telehealth setup. Game changer

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H1 transfer. Law firm filed the petition with USCIS with the wrong home Office address. I was supposed to be based out of NYC they filed it Texas. What are my options now?

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Does anyone know how to forward your desk phone, not Skype to your cell phone?

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"Is this about the Skype incident?" ..... there's scandal in this reply all mess!

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What are the zoom happy hours for work like? I have one today that I don’t want to attend but feel like I have to

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Did Ross give interview invites to most people applicants? Anyone know the invite rate?

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Best way to redeem Amex points besides the gift cards they offer? GCs offer terrible value and I don’t have any upcoming travel plans. Have about 130k MR points and closing my Amex account soon.

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Currently in ops at a top tier HF, but would eventually like to work my way onto a desk somewhere... is it worth it to jump back to the sell side and take a sales role to get a step closer to FO?

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I have a month of PTO coming and currently live in a part of CA where most things are closed. What do you suggest to do in my free time? I’ll be using a lot of it to study for my CPA exams but realistically ill still have a good few hours of free time left everyday everyday.

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Do you get a “comp day” at MBB?

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Question for anyone whose left the firm: I've been here for 9 years so my pension is fully vested. What happens to it if I leave?

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MBB folks, what’s the glamour with FAANG to you? I ask because I have done multiple strategy projects for/with FAANG, and could likely get an offer, but I still want MBB 🤨 Am I missing something?

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Friend is offered a position at a small firm where there’s barely any Glassdoor info. Any tips for salary negotiations? Recommend reaching out to a similar role in that firm for salary band info?

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How much would you pay for a business class ticket to Asia? This is for personal travel and I am not considering buying upgrades with miles

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How do clients judge a senior banker’s credibility? 1. Deal track record? 2. Firm brand strength? 3. Where they went to undergrad? 4. If they have an MBA or not and where they got it? 5. Hot wife?

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I feel like the usual consulting exit messaging to new employers used to be “need to get off the road”. For those exiting during the pandemic, how are you phrasing the decision to exit to potential employers? My concern with saying something like “need improved work-life balance” is that it equates to “I want to work less hard” given that many companies allow remote work right now which blurs the hours of operation. Am I overthinking this?

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I decided not to interview for my dream job because it didn’t fit with my life right now. Really weird internal conflict, but feel like I made the right choice

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Would you agree that Assurance has more/better exit opportunities than Risk Advisory? Am I crazy for wanting to switch to Audit from IA? I know it’s usually the other way around since we get paid a little more in Advisory and “work less” since we don’t have a real busy season. I’m being promoted to S1 in October and I’m planning on going back to school for an MBA degree in about 2 years or so. My goal is to get a consulting job at MBB. TIA!

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I am the only woman and the only POC in my practice group (small group in a large firm) and I am so damn sick of being surrounded by white men 😐

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Gave in an bought a Kindle for some escapism. Book recommendations? Read Dear Edward today and couldn’t put it down. Happy holidays, all!

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Hi BCG 🐠— with four years consulting experience (coming from the Big 4 as an SA), is Associate the right lateral rank? I’ve heard SA isn’t as common of a title at BCG but it may be more appropriate

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Data & Analytics bowl happy hour! 🍻 Sat. 16th, 4PM EST / 1PM PST Come network, share war stories, or learn about data roles and degrees! Zoom link to be posted right before the event.

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Just accepted a job for a B4 in Europe in Assurance. 10% raise, and only 40 hours/week! I kept asking about busy season, and they all seemed so confused 😐 goodbye America!! ✈️

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23 y/o Recent MIS graduate Hello I’m looking for some tips on where to apply for consulting/entry-level roles in the Dallas area. I graduated May 2020 with my degree in MIS and have been working as a teller since. Also I’m interested in what areas of IT I should focus on building skills in. I appreciate all tips and advice! I’m a few months into my search at this point and I need a new strategy. (I’ve done a bulk of leg work already searching on job sites, revising resume, interview prep)

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