Hi 🐠 I left the US in August cuz I didn’t get in the H-1b lottery. Now I want to apply for a B1/B2 (tourist) visa and am concerned about the interview. Any experiences or tips to share? cont.
Guys, just got the notification my I-140 has been approved. How much longer to expect the AOS application and receiving the GC? Applied on L1-A visa.
What kind of things do you do to keep yourself entertained/occupied when you get stuck in a shitty city for work travel?
Is this the reality of United States? Been here for 1.5 years and nothing has been more disappointing...
Last flight of 2016! Hallelujah 🛫🙏🏻🙌🏻
Signed up for a job that’s 80% travel. Realistically- how much is it now? (Covid- post covid)
Need 8k more EQM's to hit AA EP before year end. I'm based out of LA area. Any recommendations for mileage runs?
Polling time: Has anyone recently got Administrative Processsing when trying to renew your H1B visa? If so, how long did it take to get it cleared? Try to assess if it is worth the risk to renew.
Accenture people, what is our automatic status level with Hilton? I normally stay at Starwoods, but booking at a Hilton for next week.
How many firms is too many? I’ve practiced 13 years. Since I was a 1st year associate, every 3 years or so I’ve been recruited for another opportunity that is hard to pass up. I’ve been at my current firm 3 years and got the call again, again about an opportunity that is hard to pass up. I don’t like having a reputation of a flight risk, but this keeps happening. Should I decline to pursue the opportunity just so I have a longer track record at my current firm? This will be my 4th if I move.
Best SPG property in Bangkok and Phuket?
Anyone wanna grab my Marriott points? 100k points up for sale. Flat 600$ and it's yours.
The receptionist at the westin in really cute. I want to ask her out. But if I get rejected It will be really awkward coming back here. 😔
Best SPG anywhere warm in the continental US?
I have 71 bonvoy nights accumulated. Should I just book the cheapest room I can find for 3 nights and hit 75?
Just started seeing someone. When is a good time to talk about the complications of travel, 4 days a week? Needs me some wisdom.
Friend received I797B instead of I797A for his H1B approval. The immigration lawyer is recommending him to leave US and get his visa stamped. Any option for addressing this from within US?
What's the anticipated salary range for a Manager at PWC (~7 years of experience)? Financial Services Enabling Technologies practice NYC.
Disclaimer: I do not find joy in the circumstances I am about to describe. Having said that, I am experiencing minor Schadenfreude in the “I told you so” sense. My ex-wife, who told my kids that the vaccine will turn people into zombies (srs), got the results of her PCR test yesterday and confirmed she has Covid. She has been laid up in bed since Thursday and is miserable. Meanwhile, I got a positive PCR result but am entirely asymptomatic. I do hope she makes a quick recovery.
Hi 🐠 looking for guidance : if you have enough saved up for a down payment, would you buy a home in the US to avoid rent and rather pay mortgage? Or is it not advisable to buy a home on h1b and should rather invest in the market ? Thank you
There’s a company that I really want to work for in the future, is it possible to convince them I apply for my green card now and then join them once the EAD card comes in post-GC approval?
I'm curious about a job doing something with medical devices or software. I have about 9 years experience as an EMT but only 3 as a developer, so I'm curious if that's something any employers are interested in. Anyone have any insight?
Interviewing for fti smd and charles river associates principal role. Major city, market and service. Anyone have experience with total comp potential for each.
Best bang for your buck vacation -- looking for a decent beach immediately after busy season. Ideas??
Any ideas on how to structure a virtual happy hour with a big group, to really get people engaged?
Swingers get the rope. I've always heard this and have tried swinging a few times into better positions. Man I just got the rope on my recent attempt. Just a friendly reminder for my fellow traders. I lost 12% of a sizeable position in terms of coin coins.
Fresh hire - still in probation - but have just been headhunted for a role at a large video games company. Pay matching. Role looks way more interesting and culture is much more chilled but isn’t Amazon. Take it or stay? How much does Amazon really accelerate your career?
I’m trying to stay positive but I am just so burnt out right now. I thought working at an agency in planning was going to be a dream role closer to strategy, but I’m less and less motivated every day because of the hours and the lack of opportunity outside of in the weeds, niche tasks. I worry about how my output will be if I don’t find a role I enjoy more with more of a WLB. Has anyone else fallen out of love with media planning, and if so where did you go?
Who's up for a Zoom networking happy hour? No set time yet, just gauging interest. Share career experiences, get to know the broader industry better, and swap war stories!
Negotiating an offer for senior consultant EY cyber practice. Any insights on salary and sign-on bonus?
I’m wondering whether and how other firms credit time spent by associates on business development for purposes of meeting the annual billable hours target. Is such time fully credited?
Earlier this week I was so busy I only pumped three times when I normally pump 6 times. Since then my milk supply fell drastically where I only pump 2 oz each session even if I pump 30 minutes when before I’d be pumping 3.5-5 oz in 15, and it’s been 4 days already. I know it’s silly but I feel sad thinking I won’t be able to feed my baby sufficiently with breastmilk anymore. I’ll supplement but I felt happy being able to provide full breastmilk before and feel a sense of loss now. Just venting
If my manager says they have proposed a promotion for me, and approval will take two months, when do I celebrate? What % of proposed promotions actually materialize ?
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