Is there some kind of database that shows who has property that only realtors can access? Like could they look up someone by name to see if they bought property?
My father left me Rolex Datejust 36.
He bought it in late 90s but it’s still in a great shape. Inside was never cleaned. I am told that it should be cleaned every 7 years. Is that accurate? My father never got it cleaned and it seems to be working well.
Does HCL provide work from home?
What was the situation pre covid? I live in Gurgaon and HCL doesn’t have an office here, would there be an expectation to travel to Noida everyday?
What's the best way to teach 3.5 years old to not hijack other kids toys. He is okay with sharing his toys but whenever we visit friends, he would take toys of their kids and refuse to return. It's so embarrassing
Anybody have recommendations for entry level Social Media Coordinator roles at medium sized marketing agencies? Im career switching from sales to marketing.
My buddy told me the smaller agencies can’t keep employees because they aren’t offering competitive salaries so I’m looking at slightly larger size. I want hands on coaching and teaching as well.
If another company has sent you a job offer, but I respond with a counter offer, can I be in the possibility of loosing the job offer all together?????
Hi all, I’ve been in my current role for 1 year now, I have 1 year of formal HR experience plus 5+ years of management experience. My current company is global and I’m the only HR rep at my site, with~100 EEs. The rest of my HR corporate team is in another state, including my manager. My manage is very hands off (I go weeks without hearing from her), so I don’t feel like I am learning much. While I like the experience I am gaining I would like some 1:1 coaching. Am I warranted to look elsewhere?
Hi smarties, I have 9 YOE in software engineering and project management in automotive industry in Europe. I will get a MBA degree from Imperial College Business School in early Match 2023. Consider myself has a ENFP personality style, and want to pivot to sales & strategy & product. Do you guys think going to consulting is a good choice? Which department in which consulting firm will you recommend? I’m open to APAC, North America too if opportunities are great. Thanks guys.
Trying to decide the perfect size and setting for a diamond solitaire necklace to wear everyday. I have 1 ct tw studs and a 3 ct tw wedding ring and band (not afraid of some bling). I’m tall (5 10). Thoughts? What’s solitaire necklace do you love to wear daily?
One of my friend is Btech (Mechanical, 2017 passout). He has two years of experience working as Patent Analyst. He has done Post graduate diploma in Intellectual Property Rights in 2021.
He wants to change his career from Patent Analyst to SAP procurement and logistic domain. He has good knowledge in this domain.
He is immediate joiner.
Looking for assistance to start career in SAP domain in one of the reputed company.
Thanks & Regards
Man in early 40s. Great shape. Son is 14 and wears a silver necklace asking me to sport one too. To be cool like him. Yay or nay for men to wear chains these days? Are they back?
Has anyone been to Alaska in December? How was your experience and what were the best things to do other than northern lights?
A must read. I feel this article in my bones: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/04/parenting/covid-pandemic-mothers-primal-scream.html
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I’ve been in consulting for about 11 years now. I was considering moving to industry at this point in my career. Thoughts on career mobility prospects at this age?
If with the wave of a magic wand you could change one thing about your career, what would it be?
What are your favorite ways to eat/drink well while on the road? The older I get, the harder it is 😬
They say you’re supposed to have 4x salary in your retirement accounts by age 45. Is that true for us as well? Seems really tough to do with the caps on how much you can put into those accounts
Got a call from a former boss to join their boutique HNWI RIA. This was an industry I was interested in after my first career. Feel like there is limited growth in my current role. Should I leap?
For those miserable in consulting 1. What’s no 1 thing driving the misery? (WLB, don’t enjoy the work, other?) 2. What’s holding you back from making a change?
I am so happy this bowl has been started. Finally finding some relevant conversations 😀
How to keep kids occupied. Have 6 yr and 3 yrs old. They have ran out of all the play ideas. Any online home schooling apps for 1st grader to keep up with school . Any other ideas to keep them busy
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My FICO score just hit a milestone of 812. Should this be the opportunity to look into refinancing a lower rate mortgage?
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My exhusband is having trouble finding a job in the area we live so he can be close to children . I have been the sole support for my children for a while now. He’s at the director level or higher. Is
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School shooter threats at my kids’ high school today - the threat circulated on social media on Thursday and the police still haven’t resolved it (cont)
Bad news about retirement withdrawals underscores how much uncertainty too many Americans face https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/29/bad-news-about-retirement-withdrawals-underscores-how-much-uncertainty-too-many-americans-face/
Hey, all you folks who started when I did and actually became execs while I still flounder, have you used professional résumé writers and exec recruiters?
If so, would like to hear your experience/would welcome referrals.
Help please! College daughter signed lease at her sorority house. School went remote so she’s never moved in. Sorority is threatening to give her an eviction notice which I assume would end up on her credit record... Any ideas how to fight this? The only reason she didn’t move in was due to Covid and school closing dorms... We got an abatement from the dorms last semester. Any ideas?
I am joining you guys tomorrow :)
46 year old with net worth of 400k. Long story short strayed pretty late due to personal issues. Any recommendations for someone who has been in similar situation to increase net worth. Looking for just to get somewhere within 1M in next 10 years
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Left Capgemini a month ago for independent. I don't want to do sales and dont care for the principle/partner grind.
Went from about 200k all in to 150 an hour. Raw numbers are great, but you have to pull benefits in. Going to be quite a bit ahead, but not as much as you would think. Insurance is crazy (its horrible that our country has ended up in this position). 2.5k a month for Cobra is best deal...18 months from now Ill be on my own for more expensive with a crappier plan.
Also took a hit with invoicing. Will be month and a half before first check and in the meantime I'm fronting 2k a week expenses.
Saying that...I care about the job only. No extra work other than that. Right now I'm bored. It will get heavy later in the project, but that might mean a couple extra hours a day with little weekend work. This is a long term contract that ends in March of next year, but I'll try to get on the next project after.
This allows me to develop a software company on the side that will fund my retirement.
Will have taxes to write off..but don't know how that will work out until i actually see it.
The contracting company is my old boss. He's got 4 or 5 people working for him. That's the way to do it. He lives in bay area and no longer travels. Does his own projects too...but doesn't have to sweat between projects. He can be really picky what clients to work for and has strict no assholes policy.
Would do again, but has to be right situation. Money needs to be significantly more...unless SO has insurance you can ride.
Not for my position...I'm a project manager. Ill have a software company that I'm developing now that can be sold as software.
Used to be a contractor before, now dreaming about starting a small boutique firm.
Hmmm... the republicans and the democrats are both lost. Do you think it will make a difference if I go independent ?
Thought of it, had nightmares, stopped thinking about it. Not my cup of tea because I’m terrible at marketing and networking, and too risk-averse. Obviously can be a great option if you can solve those challenges but I don’t have the energy or aptitude for it.
Same as C1 here. Love to do the work, but hate to sell it. If I leave consulting, I'm going back to industry.
I did it for 4 years between industry gig and Uncle D. cg1 ticks most of the pertinent boxes in his reply - if you can lead with a long term deal that’s a nice soft landing. Key point cg1 makes and I violently agree with is don’t be seduced by ‘my new salary is 52x$hourlyrate’ - insurance, accounting services, taxes, etc knock that number back fast.
I will say that I will 100% do it again before I stop working.
Let me also add...I'm going to be doing much better, but its a tough start. First day was April 8. Paperwork issues the first week couple weeks before i was able to start submitting invoices. Hoping to get my first check first of next month with net 30 terms. With expenses, I've got $50k in outstanding invoices. I'm on Cobra and we've had a major medical issue. Because Cobra hadn't kicked into my insurance company, had to put 4k to an mri, plus this month and next month payment of almost 5k. Will be great as soon as payments start to come in, but hurting right now.
I interviewed a guy who was running his own show a few months ago for a high level Solutions Arch role. He had a few offshore teams he worked with. He did all the on shore work and sales. He said it was an absolute grind - long days and lots of weekends.
I think he may have been able to grow it, but like small service biz owners I know - hiring more staff means a pay cut for a while. If you can find the right people.
He found the pay, benefits, and PTO to be better and ended up at a competing firm. I am sure he will progress quickly.
I bet he keeps his business when he finds a regular paycheck.
Any one know if there is a demand for change mgmt contractors for sap or other tech implementations?
By your wording I am assuming you dont mean OCM. Release management? Possibly for a Charm implementation? The only problem that you will have is a lot of that work is going to be in house because its ongoing. However, lots of demand right now for SAP...better than I've seen since early 2000.
Put yourself out there on Linkedin, Indeed, Dice (in that order). You must set those apps to say you are actively looking and make sure you update your resume so it has a new date on it. I didn't have luck with that in 2012 but a ton of hits earlier this year that made it to client interviews. Hitting up your network isn't a bad thing either, but you have to be careful of who knows your looking.
Yes and have. It’s been an amazing experience. It’s a lot of work but it’s all mine.
I did it for a couple of years. Not for me. It was a boom and bust cycle. You eat what you kill so you market like crazy to get work and then keep it going. But you don’t have time to keep marketing because you are consumed with delivery. If the project ends, you haven’t kept the pipeline full so you go hungry until the next gig. Plus I hate all the administrative stuff and short-term cash flow problems at startup...
Nope. Really bad idea before retirement.