Thinking of either Belize or Costa Rica late fall this year. Any recommendations? In particular would like to hear about Marriott hotels and off-property excisions in both countries. Thanks!
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.
I have Amex points on corp card and need to buy a long haul flight. It looks like it’s best to use them by booking travel through Amex but I’m confused about the bit that says I’ll get a statement credit when I pay with points. Does that mean I’ll then have to spend more on the card to get rid of the credit?
General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?
With Hilton now. Should I switch to SPG or Marriot? Do it before or after the official merger?
Hey team need some help - I’ve flown United since I was a child, and naturally I’ve flown with them through and through my consulting career. I just flew on Delta for the first time and it was so much nicer than what I’ve been used to. What’s loyalty like here at Delta - and is it worth status matching and becoming Delta loyal? NYC based if that makes any difference. TIA!!
Hello, trying to decide between Residence Inn and AC hotel in Wailea, Maui. Any one have any experience with either? Also I know there are better properties in Maui but these are all my points can buy, so any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Bout to hop on a flight EWR to ORD cuz I'm hardcore craving some deep dish pizza #consultingpointsperks
Best Mexico spg properties, with suite upgrade?
Late flight and Uber driver leaves with my luggage. Chase his car. Another car honks. Both to no avail. Now late. Suitcase has work clothes for tmrw. Working on getting bag back now. Lesson learned.
2nd time this year someone with the same name as me was able to make a Marriott reservation under my account. Do yourself a favor and place a PIN on your account
Has anyone flew this week? What is it like at the airports? I’m supposed to travel to North California this week for vacation but don’t know if I should go anymore
Best way to blow Bonvoy points on a 1 night stay in Honolulu? Considering Ritz, Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider. Any good experiences?
Where tf is the Titanium Elite support phone number on the Bonvoy app? Been looking for 20 mins and feel like I’m going insane
Correct way to record time? I travel for my engagements but it seems if you’re traveling, it counts against your total billable time. I just think that’s weird. Am I doing this right?
Changin Delta flight to tonight. No point in even going to the airport if you have not left home yet!
Forget Glassdoor. The government publicly reports the salaries of H1B visa employees. http://h1bdata.info/index.php?em=&job=&city=&year=All
I am on H1b visa and so is my wife. My visa stamp is expired, and if I go on H4 Ead and want to visit my country, how does coming back to US works? Need stamping or something with Ead?
Just started at a Family Law firm and am low on work (came from another state so didn't bring my clients with me). It has been a while since I started fresh. I make a decent base salary but I need those billable hours to make more. How long does it take to be busy again!? I've joined an expanding firm and the lead attorney is helping me by giving me tasks to do. Just not as busy as I'm used to (this will be my 3rd week). Just need a pep talk I think 😊
Hello, My queries is more towards how to deal with counter offer? 1- During screening. Why are you looking for job after having an offer? It took a month to interview you and release offer letter. And many more question on same. 2- After getting 2nd offer letter. How to deal with previous org (1st offr)? Any email body if you can share will be really helpful. Please share your thoughts.
I can't wait for the first zombie movie to go extra realistic and have a bunch of entry level hires at Big 4 firms complain that being eaten by a zombie is preferable to closing hair salons.
Does what I contribute to an employer 401k affect how much I can contribute to my own Roth IRA/IRA or are the max contributions counted separately? I’m looking to contribute the max to my Roth for the first time but don’t want to accidentally over contribute. Any advice is appreciated :)
I am in process of moving over to KPMG. Curious how the vacation/holiday policy is there?
How easy is it to switch offices (from one city to another) at your firm? Signed an offer pre-covid for an office across the country and now really wishing I could stay in place. (Start date was pushed back so I haven’t moved yet.)
Friend tested positive for covid… I was honestly annoyed more at the situation but now kind of annoyed at her bc she just is making the situation about herself when she is affecting everyone she could have exposed
I’m taking the SPHR in less than 2 months and haven’t started studying for it. How difficult is it? I’ve been in HR for 20 years and have experienced ALOT in that time, although there are always employee relations scenarios that surprise me! How much do I really need to study for this? I just can’t seem to motivate myself to do it, I’m so mentally burnt out at the end of the day from a high stress HR job, the last thing I feel like doing is studying HR!
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!
If you bought ADO additional time off and quit before you use it do you get it paid back?
Anyone make the move from SAP projects to more MBB / strategy / mgmt world? Looking for advice on what relevant skills are, job and responsibility differences, etc
My life's first interview after graduation in HR is for the Recruiter post in " Concentrix". I am a bit nervous because I don't wanna miss this opportunity so please my fellow seniors give me some tips and advice for my first interview. I will really appreciate that. Thank you
Trying to maneuver to interview while you are the main POC for a client is annoying. one last interview hope it’s good.
I have a question for HR/People Department leaders: For companies that are 1,000+ employees, what is your ideal HR/People Department structure? How many direct reports, and sub departments/teams does the CPO have, and what are roles are you hiring for (Traditional HR roles or more fluid/hybrid People Ops roles)?
What’s that salary website that members post here on occasion for more accurate salary data from companies like FAANG Mbb big 4 and IB? Not glassdoor, not paysa, payscale, it’s not as well known
In interviewing for senior level (e.g., group director) positions, is it common for the hiring manager to have you come in to meet with all of you direct reports as a part of the interview process?
Have an upcoming interview for a capabilities & insights analyst role at McKinsey - how does this role and track differ from the others at McK? Will I get to do some client interfacing?
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