Amex platinum: With COVID, has anyone recently gotten them to waive the annual fee? I plan to call soon as my anniversary is coming up in a few days
Has anyone gotten a green light to expense home office set up due to COVID? My firm allowed for $200 only (purchase of monitor or docking staton).
Has anyone taken their annual physical checkup and dentist appts after COVID started to be a thing? Or is everyone skipping this year to save it for next? Interested to hear experiences for those who went in during COVID. Thanks!
Any ortho or ID docs know if the closed air circuit helmets used in joint replacement are useful against covid? I was thinking about using one over an N95 for intubations.
Is anyone else super excited (not in a morbid way but in a super geeky way) to analyze the data sets of COVID-19 and 2020.
I’m envisioning similar anomalies to those seen in the 2020 election. 😂
Cool thing about data kids. Girls lie, guys lie, (people lie), numbers don’t lie.
Too bad we can’t all be data analysts.
Has anyone used “documentation of having recovered from Covid” to get back into the US? Flying home from Mexico on Feb 4th, tested positive for Covid on December 17. I understand that a positive result within 90 days of the return flight and a letter from the doctor that you’re cleared is an alternative to negative result.
This is a little far out but I have always wanted to study abroad and never got the chance because of covid. I'm thinking once I have about 4-5 years of working experience in PA, to take a year off to go abroad to learn the language or teach English and then come back to industry. Has anyone done anything similar? Would doing this affect my career prospects or progression if I stop working for a time?
It’s pocket change, but it’s something at the very least!
Joining the ranks of those being laid off due to Covid, I’m now looking to go freelance. Having worked as an Agency Producer my entire career, but jobs now being scarce I’m looking to broaden my horizon and also seek work in Production Companies.
For those of you who are doing both, or did the switch, what did you find most different or challenging going from Agency to Production Company side? Was there anything that threw you off or that you hadn’t anticipated? Any regrets? Pitfalls to avoid?
Worry about Omicron? Cases have increased by fivefold in the city I live just during thanksgiving, and nobody cares about it anymore. Everywhere is crowded with people. I feel like Americans are giving up themselves on this.
I work with a classroom of Middle School ED students. One student, who I worked with the year before, has changed alot over the year. Last year (pre COVID), she had a good head on her shoulders and I thought I had good rapor with her. But over that period of isolation, she tried to commit suicide.
All year, she was much more withdrawn and ALWAYS on her phone! At the end of the I was 'beat up by her - she really knocked my glasses off.
How should I approach her in the upcoming year?
Kläder på jobbet.
Jag blev anställd under covid och har inte behövt köpa en enda kostym ännu. Skulle uppskatta lite råd kring detta ämne, märken, färg och sånt?
Typ marinblå eller grå Oscar Jacobsson / Tiger / Boss?
För Män alltså.
I have been an RDH for 30 years. Looking to transition to something different with better pay. Since COVID the dental field has suffered a mass exodus in my area. Short staffed, overworked & under paid. Newbies are offered same pay rate + sign on bonus due to lack of applicants. Job is too physically demanding after 30 years. I have a BS in Dental Hygiene Science with a specialty in medically compromised patients. Any suggestions?
Married for a year.due to Covid been home all of the time.It’s a small 1 bedroom apartment, one works in bedroom and another in living room.I don’t know what to talk to my husband and I feel like spending time alone. What do you guys do when you wfh ? I feel like I want a week just for myself. Is this normal to feel like this?
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I am software manager of team leaders managing ~35 folks in multiple locations. My experience is varied and I worked on Cloud/Devops/Applications/Firmware developments. I'm looking at this time for a change. Does anyone have an interesting and equivalent position in his/her team I can apply to, likely director or senior manager ones?
My preference for big companies. I am located in Israel.
I'm good spending time alone, my parents wonder why...often saying why don't you invite so and so over, but honestly I like spending time by myself and don't really need thw company. I've told them I'm fine but it seems like a foreign concept to them. 🤷🏻♀️am I weird?
Does anybody incorporate SAT/ACT vocabulary and question stems in their classes? How does SAT prep look like in your classroom?
Looking for help with some fresh/interesting insights around trust and the notion of trust? How has it changed over the last few years? Any brands that have played well in this territory?
Have you ever accepted an unfavourable job offer due to personal circumstances? What was the reason? I’m already thinking of when I should leave this company and I haven’t even accepted the offer.
Age - 29
Sex - M
belong to Garhwali/Uttarakhandi Rajput community (If this is imp)
Looking for a suitable match. DM me to know more. Thanks.
Has anyone become CIPP- certified using a training course provided by IAPP? Is the price worth it? My current organization will reimburse a portion, but it is still quite an investment - $2850. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Real Question. Agency or Corporate Recruiting?
I made $150K last year on the agency side. But there are so many corporate roles right now. I’m not money hungry but for years I’ve been wondering about corporate processes.
I don’t want to be making a mistake though.
Not very cash money
If you were put on garden leave during your notice period (January '21), what would you do with the free time?
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I am having an open house on Sunday for our tri level, 3 bed, 3.5 bath home in Bucktown. Our place is in a wonderful location, nestled in between parks (Holstein park even has a pool), restaurants and cafes (Irazu and Margie’s is 5 minutes walk), the Blue line (Western is 5 minutes away), 606 trail and so much more. The home is spacious (2000 sq feet), got a rooftop deck, indoor garage and an exclusive storage unit. If you or anyone in your network is looking, please feel free to share .www.redfin.com/IL/Chicago/2300-W-Armitage-Ave-60647/unit-8/home/12753302
I have an awesome 2 bed, 2 bath condo for sale (preferably) or rent ($3500) in Lincoln Park. Great location, 2 blocks from the Zoo. See the link and let me know if you are interested! https://www.atproperties.com/10549857/350-w-belden-avenue-601-chicago-illinois-60614-nei
Who here is still going out this weekend? 🎉 🍺 🍀
I am looking for someone to take over my 2Bed/2Bath lease in 420 E Ohio (Streeterville) starting in November (flexible). The apartment, the building amenities and neighborhood are truly AWESOME, but I got a new job outside of IL and will be relocating. Message me if interested!
Anyone want to buy a LondonHouse ticket for Saturday? 8am - noon. Premium open bar, food, and “st patty’s day swag”
If you could leave your current firm to work for any other company in Chicago, who would you choose and why?
529 question- Does the fund growth in Vanguard plan outweighs IL state tax credits in the long term? Thinking of 10-15 years. Heard that Vanguard529 plan is better but has no IL tax credits.
Is anyone interested in casing together or looking for an accountability partner to get interview ready? Would love to meet in person after office hours. Live in downtown Chicago for reference.
Looking to purchase an investment property. Any realtor recommendations? Looking for someone who understands the local rental market and is willing to put in the effort to help me find the right property
Anyone looking for a roommate ? (I’m F)
Thoughts on if it is still ok to go for a run outside on the river walk or are people avoiding that as well?
Hi 🐠, I’m at 2 YOE making around 100k in TC and trying to decide on my living situation next year. I can continue renting a 1br at about 1800/month, or in the current market is it worth it to buy a condo? It seems like you can get alright places downtown for 250-300k which works out to a monthly payment around 2k inclusive of the HOA. In my position, would you guys continue renting until you can afford a nicer place or pull the trigger on a condo?
Does anyone have a recommendation for a workplace injury lawyer? My husband got hurt at work and does not plan to sue, but we were thinking a consultation to cover all our bases is a good idea.
Blue line riders, please stay alert, and if you see this suspect, call Area Three detectives at 312-746-8261
For all the people who excoriated my need for going to the barber in an earlier thread since removed, my excuse was I was following Lightfoot’s lead. https://www.blackenterprise.com/chicago-mayor-lori-lightfoot-unapologetically-visited-the-hairdresser-amid-covid-19/
For someone looking to take a driving test (road test behind the wheel) what’s the best way to get an appointment? The dmv link is broken/ doesn’t have appointment most times. Thanks!
Looking for exit opps in Chicago. Currently working at DD-heavy consulting shop (ATK, LEK, OW). Pretty open to opportunities but thinking for a fast growing company, Corp dev/strategy/special proj.
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