I have no problem with a firm trying to save money, but don't do it at the expense of your employees.
Bonvoy question: Didn’t it used to be free breakfast and a welcome gift? When did it become free breakfast or points?
Do you necessarily have to declare when you move away from your home office? E.g based in NYC but then you go move 2 hours away. Assuming you don't need to go to your home office often
Thoughts on CAIA? Difficulty, hours studied, study tips, overall experiences, etc.? I’ll be sitting for Level 1 in September. Currently work in the fund of funds space - moving over to my firm’s hedge fund research team soon so CAIA seemed like a perfect way to get knowledge in the area beforehand. I’m almost one year out of undergrad (econ background) so a lot of the CAIA content is new to me
Is there ever a benefit to telling your RL that you don’t see yourself staying long term? At the SM level and I’m really just over it. Trying to figure out how some people have navigated getting referred to openings at clients. We’re short staffed so don’t foresee them turning around and letting me go just by virtue of expressing this isn’t my long term plan. However, can see how it may ding future ratings so probably best to keep my mouth shut
There are days I can’t wrap my head around things in our schools system. Our county will more than likely be shut down this week due to drastic increase in covid cases. We will know today. Yesterday, teachers got a harsh lecture that we were the cause that Covid was spreading in the schools (it wasn’t nice), but now sports can play when our county is shut down. I can’t make this stuff up. Our society would never survive a true plague.
First year Analyst looking to get promoted. Who are the most important people I should network with/reach out to before promotion cycles begin?
Anyone ever use Airbnb in Hong Kong? Taking my parents so seemed like a cost effective option vice 2 hotel rooms. Thanks!
Would appreciate thoughts on when to pay of student loans. Have about 40k left @ 4.5% (refinanced twice). I should be able to pay them off in one lump sum in a few months with personal savings. I’m currently paying the minimum, while saving aggressively in HYSA account , contributing to 401k to employer match, and contributing to Roth IRA. Does it make sense to just knock them out or should I increase investments focus? I know there’s likely not a “right” answer but what would you do?
When you call UA to apply an RPU to a booking and what the rep actually does is put you on standby on a flight 10 hours earlier. WTF?!
Just used my TSA-pre, global entry and priority pass (chase lounge access) in two out of the way airports. Felt like red carpet rolled out wherever I went. Can't believe I waited this long!
Has anyone here applied for the graduate visa ?
Looking to resign in about a month. Really need a mental break from the corporate world. I’ve amassed about 2-3 years worth of salary in my investments to hold me through for however long. How bad is it if I took 6-18 months off to pursue hobbies and possible other career paths (content creation/vlogging) while being unemployed before applying to another job in industry? TLDR; I’m about to quit, how bad does a 6-18 month employment gap look when looking to apply again to the workforce?
My professional life at the moment is far from ideal. I’ve been on quarantine (long story, but a good one) for the last seven years. Royalties from my books don’t pay the bills. My entrepreneurial pursuits remain hampered. For the interim, I’ve been looking for a remote opportunity where I can leverage my skills in marketing, sales, social media, and elsewhere for a decent sum. I have a social media presence which, in recent years, reached millions. There has to be something exciting I can do.
Au revoir SPG. It’s been a good ride. How many of you will be looking to ditch Marriott (or already have)? To which program are you moving ?
How impressive do you think it is to hit Partner at Clearview? How does it compare to, say, reaching VP in industry? Vs. hitting partner at MBB?
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