All jokes aside, you have 10 minutes with your 20 year old self, what do you tell yourself knowing what you know now? GO

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Don’t major in writing. Major in something you love and then get a job writing about it.

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Stop worrying about internships and travel!!!

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Have more casual sex, you dummy

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no one actually knows what they are doing

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Break up with him, he’s cheating on you.

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Drink less and stop worrying about fitting in.

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Don’t be lazy. Go to law school

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Buy Amazon stock. Buy Apple stock. Borrow money to do that.

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Journalism will not be a satisfying outlet for your creative writing

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Everyone is a liar. Remember that

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Clone the dog.

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Use your agency like they use you. There is no loyalty in business! Also if you have a horrible boss who isn’t helping you grow or learn it’s time to go no matter how good the place is.

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you’re gay!

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The internet is a thing. Coffee is a thing. Borrow 30k and keep the old VW. Invest in Apple at $6 in 1995 and Starbucks at $12 and hold. Buy AOL and Yahoo early (sell at $250...trust me). Then invest that money in your neighbors VC firm. Take that money and invest in a company called Google (don’t ask).

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Open up that 401K, make sure you have a few years of f*ck off money in the bank, travel the world every year, buy in Brooklyn and for the love of God you do not need another pair of shoes or designer handbag

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Focus on one or two things you really enjoy and get really good at it. Don’t try to do all things and end up just being pretty average at a lot of stuff.

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Don’t wait until you feel ready. You’re never going to feel ready. Start making moves ASAP, and if you feel you need a break, take a break — don’t quit.

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You don’t want to be a tour manager. It means babysitting grown men. Who haven’t showered in a week.

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Don't marry that guy. Remain strong and independent.

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Explore more opportunities at your university and don’t get caught up worrying about what others are doing or where they are in their lives. Everyone is different, and those who find you important to their lives will make time for you. Be your own hero.

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For those of you who moved from the US to the EU, what was the process like? What would you do differently?

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Are any of you worried about losing your jobs with the gov shutdown? You laying off?

Graduating in May ‘23, and have a Winter ‘23 internship from KPMG in Audit. No full time offer from there yet, but I hear it’s likely to get an offer if you aren’t completely terrible. Just got a full time Summer/Fall offer from EY in Tax - which is a little bit less than audit.

I’d prefer to be working in Audit personally, but Audit did not have a spot open in my local office at EY. What should I do? Take the EY offer and decline it if I get the KPMG one? I know it’s a noob question. Thanks!

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whats your worst experience with Revit/Autocad so far? i love a good story.

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For all 🐠 who work at Salesforce;

I’m looking to join the mothership soon from Deloitte and I have people who can refer me - one who is joining in a weeks and the other who’s been there for a year, does it matter who submits the referral? Also I’m going for an SE SFMC role anything I should know before applying?

FYI - I have 7 certs, all the pardot and sfmc (besides dev) and sfdc admin and consultant

Any advice is appreciated!

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Hello All,
I just wanted to check one thing about form16.
I have 6YEO and recently switched to product base company on 14th March 2022.

Question:
I know I will get form16 from my previous employer for the 11 month's I worked but wanted to know whether my
current employer provide form16 separately for the 17days (14th March to 31st March) in this financial year 2021-2022 ??

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I have about a dozen plants in my office. I am having trouble with little gnats. What can I do to get rid of them?

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Happy new year and please DO YOUR TIMESHEETS

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When a job posting says 3-5 years of experience, does that mean a 3rd-5th year associate? Asking because there’s a bit of a discrepancy between the two, since if I graduated in May 2017, I’d be a third year associate this October, but only have two full years’ experience.

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Best GMAT prep courses/books? And anything thoughts on taking an actual course vs just study book?

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Where can someone trying to enter the industry find 1:1 mentoring?

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A big confusion here... Deloitte India Or IBM? Both have same fixed amount... DI has variable mentioned in the ctc whereas IBM does not have it.. DI - S. Con. IBM - 6B What do you suggest? IBM Deloitte India Tata Consultancy Accenture

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Tampa lawyers who work downtown: where do you live? Looking to purchase a house soon and am trying to decide between a low commute time (crappier house and a tight move financially) and a longer commute time (nicer house and more comfortable financially). The longer commute time also comes with better public schools, and I want to have kids.

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Any good resources for those starting in crypto? Seems to be a lot of info out there and not a lot of “here is how it is done” without all the BS and fluff.

Maybe asked a different way, if you could start off on crypto again, what would you do differently (besides not buying a pizza with bitcoin and not mining bitcoin).

Thanks for the help as I venture into this crazy place!

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How is the work life balance at Bain at senior levels? (SM and above)? What are the typical hours? (Asking to see how it compares to BCG and MCK and make an informed switch if at all accordingly)

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If anyone in the US is looking for a job in the field of civil/construction/environmental engineering doing a wide variety of work in real estate land development shoot me a DM. Remote and Hybrid options.

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Is Bain Capability Network a part of front end consulting?

Curious what the A&M comp numbers were in global transaction tax specifically

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Anyone from Amazon Fulfilment centre Operations here ?

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Anyone else cursed with desperately wanting someone to tell you what to do to get better, but knowing that you would never listen?

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Writing title tags is what my job in Hell will be.

I went client side and today my agency told me they wouldn’t get my deliverable done because they had to leave at 3 for their holiday party. Soooo many mixed emotions

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I still have my rejection letter from Chiat from over 20 years ago. I have dreams of getting a job there now, pulling out the letter and saying “ha, NOW you want me! Suck it!” and walk out. 🕺🏻

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If you have written it well, I will read your long copy.

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I love the show Succession but can’t tell whether this is a family-run media conglomerate or an ad agency? 🤔

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It’s funny, great creatives responsible for famous work, can still be horrible managers.

Thanks for nothing you insecure, non-communicative, careless, incompetent, and probably xenophobic CDs. I’d spit in your face if I had the chance (I probably wouldn’t, but it felt good to say).

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Craving a juicy confession. Enough with the lame ones please!!

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I get more enjoyment out of checking Fishbowl than I do social media because at least people are real as fuck on here.

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Even 10 years in, every time I make a mistake I worry my job’s in jeopardy

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The annual "after careful months of deliberation I'm so excited to announce that I'll be interning at Dipshit agency #12 this summer" LinkedIn posts followed by the obligatory, saccharine "we're so excited to have you" comments from everyone at that agency on LinkedIn make me physically nauseous.

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GF is living paycheck to paycheck and barely spends money as is except on groceries and carrying lots of school debt. Her job also offers very little vacay. She feels like she's holding me back (cont)

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You message someone on Okcupid and they like you back but never reply to your initial message. Hasn’t been the first time it’s happened either. I know conversation-less matches on tinder are a thing..

Am I being dumb for not taking a job at Apple?
I have a competing offer in the city at a big bank. On one hand, the big bank work is not as exciting but I can stay here in a home and neighborhood that I love and probably a work life balance. On the other hand, Apple could be a career-making move but it requires a move to Cupertino, in the most ridiculous housing market, and leaving all my friends/network behind for a job that every interviewer described as hard.

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I HATE when I am asked to have a project/deliverables due by x time and when I deliver at x time or a little before and I inform x person who asked for it by no later than x time doesn’t review it. 😡

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I miss Gawker.

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I love lamp.

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If I have to tell you, an account director, how to run things then it really sheds light on how you got to where you are.

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Bitch stop your stereotyping 👋

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I’m severely underpaid. Just about every person I interact with says the same. Company has been falling apart. Anxiety keeps me from jumping right dafuq outta here. Hate that I’m like this.

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