Spinning off an earlier post, is it better to quit or get laid off? I would think quitting and using the time to "re-center" (i.e. Travel for a few months) then job hunt would look better than lay off
Biglaw first year deferred from September to late January with a $10k advance. I had to incur $11,000 in credit card debt to live, & right when I started work, had a medical emergency that ended up costing me another $3,500. My paychecks have been smaller due to paying back the advance and prioritizing maxing out my 401k and HSA (my credit card debt was interest free). It was depressing working these hours to mostly just pay needs and my debt. Today I paid it all off! Woooooo! I feel so free.
Pwc folks, do I get a min of silver status with United Airlines? If yes, how do I apply for it?
What are your thoughts on southwest assurance (Texas) raises this year? Same as last year? Better? Worse?
Best SPG property in Hawaii?
Vacation Question- Westin vs W (Paris)?
Philly downtown Marriott is lit
St Regis butler emailed me so many times before my trip that I felt like I was going to the St regis just to visit him. When I met him, it was as if we already knew each other.
How is spend at Marriott calculated? Just the nightly rate? Or the final bill that includes all sorts of tax?
Finished 2 years in consulting out of undergrad and am thinking about taking time off to travel and explore other opportunities (maybe even find a way into tech). Any advice?
A good indicator of a bad day is drinking Sutter Home from the Hilton Garden Inn pantry.
Is it fair to rent a car instead of Ubering because you’re sick of making small talk with drivers who also ignore the fastest route on the GPS causing you to almost miss your flight every week? 😪
Anyone else freaking out about Delta? My baby is 6 months and starts daycare on Monday. I feel like I’m sending my kid into harms way (I can’t afford a nanny).
Do Bonvoy points always expire after 12 months, regardless of what tier you make? Coming off of IHG and those did not expire at EOY.
HILTON just sent out an email saying they’d adjust the points required for elite status qualifications once the situation is assessed by the team. And reservations can be changed without any fees CONT
Getting together for a weekend with 7 other high school friends in Denver in early November. Looking at Westin downtown, Renaissance and Hyatt. Any recommendations for night life and hotel in Denver?
Fishes two questions, what will be senior associate salary at Strategy&, glassdoor suggests 54k, is that correct or higher in cases? Also, what would be the average room rent (1shared room in a flat) near SE1 or within 30-45mins of travel time? Relocating from EU and not sure if it makes any financial sense.
$75k + $10k bonus for senior financial analyst role in NYC - should I take it? It seems a hell of a lot better than my $60k role in audit. Currently an A2.
Im a M at a Big 4 firm working M&A strategy. 10+ YOE, no MBA. I got here with an engineering degree. 200k+ TC. I’m considering a MBA, in fact, I got accepted to a top 20 school and will start part time in just over a month. Is it necessary at this point? Im already doing the work and learning what I need on the job. Do I need to put the stamp on it and make it official?
How does someone ask to be rolled off a project and what are ways to provide feedback to their experience even if it’s negative?
Question for the more seasoned consultants, these layoffs and overall downturn in our industry, is it an annual cycle? Or is this abnormally bad
Anyone go through intense anxiety (shaking legs, sweaty palms)? I’ve been facing that for two years and feel intense pressure of smallest of tasks and lack of self worth about not getting a promotion
Which company should I go for, Deloitte India(not USI) or IBM CIC? Both are offering almost similar package, Role is more of Senior UI Developer (React Js).
I was rejected at Netflix right after passing the recruiter screening. The reason given is that they're looking for someone who has worked on longer-term projects. I worked on my last project for 2 years and have a 6 year project on my resume as well. I guess they don't like that I've been an independent consultant for the last four years and was on 4 projects during that time. Has anyone else encountered this kind of bias against independents working on shorter-term projects?
Honest question- In this time where women are striving for equality and men need to play a key role in making this happen, why do we have women only conferences? How does alienating men help? #GHC19😑
Does anyone sign their emails at the end with their initials of their first and last name? I'm not sure how I feel about that, I've noticed quite a lot of people in the firm and at the client who do.
I was unemployed 6 months. Now I’m turning down interviews because there’s so much interest. Clients and publishers are throwing wads of $$$ at me. If you’re struggling, keep going. There’s hope!
I know Python, SQL, Tableau, some cloud technologies. What skills can I continue to learn to make myself more valuable as I try to exit consulting? Any recommendations on positions I should start applying to?
XPost: How do you appease the client when they call and ask when their tax returns are done and they want them done now but they are further down the queue of returns because they submitted their PBCs later than other clients who submitted their source docs on time?
What is the process of an RFP and winning a project? I am a senior con interested in learning the process of getting business to come in eventually. Is this always done between you and the client in a silo, or are there sometimes competitors in the room as well?
Thanks for doing this! Last year it was announced we would see a market correction in salary vs. the other big 4. What we got was underwhelming to say the least. What was the rationale behind this?
So I got a new contract working remotely. No guarantee it will get renewed come December. However I'm tired of living in DC thinking about renting an air bnb in atl for a lil bit but unsure if I want to give up my apartment I have a 1 bed room den for 2100 900 sq ft which is unheard of. However the wharf area can get dangerous what should I do. Wait it out?
Has anyone in the US on H1B/L1 moved and not reported the new address to USCIS? How big of a deal is this? Should I be very concerned?
Does your blazer have to have a button and be buttoned up when you appear in court? Some of my blazers don’t have buttons.
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