I have been tasked with creating a social strategy at an edtech company that relies on basically zero budget. I do have access to our in-house creative team and can expense small things here and there but that’s it. Does anyone have advice on what I can do to get leaders to understand why working on our brand awareness and audience development is important? What sorts of organic social strategies have you tried in the past that have paid off? Any ideas are much appreciated!
What computer monitor screen and keyboard do you use at home? And did you let the firm reimburse you for such items?
I recently was let go (in lieu of accepting my two weeks) and I should have received my March expense check by the end of April per the employment agreement (submitted the report April 1, let go before mid April). I have emailed HR but haven't heard anything. I've got a feeling someone at the top is putting a hold on it. How do I get my money from them? It's a few hundred dollars Sorry if this isn't the right bowl for this question - I've checked a few.
OK gonna maybe open a can of worms here but I have to ask: it seems the sudden inflation we're seeing has taken the ins. ind. by surprise. The cost/expense projections done X yrs. ago for this and poss'y subsequent yrs. have been thrown off. Costs to repair/replace cars have shot up unexpectedly. Same for houses. Med costs have all gone up. Ins. cos. have relatively thin profit margins to begin with. There's talk of cost-cutting measures-- incl. layoffs. How realistic are these concerns?
How does margin interest impact taxes? Can the margin interest expense be used to offset capital gains or dividends? This year was the first time I used margin so curious about the tax impact
Obviously investment strategies differ, but where do you draw the line on not choosing a fund based on the expense ratio whether for an index fund and also for a managed fund?
Expense question eating meal with your date: do you split the bill or take turns taking (whole) check?
I need more consultant friends 😑 Friends can’t even afford a weekend getaway that would only cost $100. You’d think by mid to late 20s, that wouldn’t be a ginormous expense
I have a $600 “wellness credit” I need to use before the end of the year. Any suggestions (creative and useful!) for what I should get? Can be used to reimburse anything related to “wellness”
Would it be wrong if I was to expense CPA exam if I’m leaving the firm this Friday? I worked for 2 years and I’m leaving for personal obligation but still will be pursuing CPA
I was offered a job with a company who offered $30k less than I’m making now. I was prepared to take a pay cut for the opportunity but asked for a $10k reduction because I’m not a high earner yet so it really makes a difference. Eventually we (the CEO and I) shook at a $20k reduction on the understanding that they would pay for my gym membership as it’s my biggest expense, and I was upfront that it costs $4k a year. Today they reneged on the gym element as they don’t offer that..
My previous employer is asking me for 2500$ for the legal expenses they had for filing my H-1b visa. I signed a document saying in there benefit section that "As an additional benefit, Company has sponsored your H1B Visa or Green Card at considerable cost to the Company. Should your employment with the Company be terminated for any reason short of two years from the date of receiving the said visa, you agree to reimburse the Company for those expenses." Please advice what should I do?
We have self driving cars... why on earth don't we have fully automated expense reporting?
I grew up in a LCOL city where my parents both worked blue collar jobs and pulled in about $90k/yr combined. Honestly gave me the best life I could have ever asked for. I’m 29 and am making that much and keep asking myself why I kill myself trying to make more and more at the expense of my physical, mental and emotional well-being. I just don’t get it what makes public accounting, consulting, law, etc. worth it.
Anyone ever dealt with a green card legal fee expense repayment, I.e. clawback by an employer? Is it normally enforceable under NYS/NYC labor law? Repayment is required 24 months after receipt of the green card.
Craziest thing: had to go to my manager's hotel and wake them up at noon the day after a team event to implore them to get to the office ASAP before anyone noticed they were still gone. I was tempted to expense the required taxis as "rescue mission."
I know a car is never really seen as a good investment; however, I am currently on a project where I can either: 1. Get a rental car every week to drive. 2. Expense mileage ~220 dollars per week. My client site has an electric car charger where I could charge my car for free - so operational cost would be pretty minimal (already have a place to park). Project signed for at least the next 18 months. (Cont below)
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Normalizing naps at work:Japan feat
A friend of mines just graduated 2 year radiology school (did not go to a 4year) curious to know what his starting salary might be at his new job because he just ordered a new $50k car. Anyone know what the starting ranges might be ?
Does anyone else take it a little personally when you’re the last one on the “To” line or is that just my anxiety lol
Seeing all these "great place to work" awards for my former employer completely undermines my perception of those awards. I'm actually starting to wonder how many places run for awards like this to paper over their broken culture.
I had a superior talked down to me and can't shake it off. I live by the golden rule, I'm always professional and very respectful to everyone in the team. So this really rubbed me the wrong way. Is this typical behavior? I'm trying to figure out if it's the type of thing to expect at a larger firm (switched from smaller recently) or if this is simply someone I need to avoid by switching sl/firms.
Live picture of me sitting in on client calls knowing damn well the only reason I’m here is to take notes which won’t even be read afterwards.
Struggling to decide if I should give low rating to this individual. Felt like my working style was orthogonal to his, which created friction throughout the project. Felt he thought he was doing
“Unlimited” PTO. Is this actually a good thing? Or does firm culture shift to where taking time off is judged?
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