Any tips on spending $12k in 3 months.?
Had my first stay at a Marriott since the points merger. They have failed to email the folio despite stopping and asking them to do so upon check out. Also verified my email. Get it together!
How far in advance do plus points clear on United? Have some showing as waitlist still (booked the flight two months ago), and my flight is early December.
Joining BCG and I’ve heard that their travel policy allows C’s to fly business class on flights over 1.5 hrs. How likely is it that I’ll be able to take advantage of this? What’s the catch?
If you book a hotel for work travel using points is there a way to get a folio of the dollar value for expenses?
I’m supposed to fly home for Thanksgiving tomorrow but just had an angry call with my parents. Thinking about “missing” my flight tomorrow partially as a weapon and partially to avoid further family “fun” for the next week. On a scale of 1-10 how petty is this? What other, more mature options do I have?
Some companies like Morgan Stanley are starting to require that their employees be vaccinated to come back to the office. Where do you stand on this - should your employer be able to require vaccination? Personally, I think they should be able to, but curious to hear your thoughts. ￼ Is your company requiring vaccination?
Does Accenture offer dental plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, or Delta dental?
I am not looking for a fight, but I was talking about this and thought it would be a good place to poll the masses. Opinions on CRT?
Offered the option to go MacBook Pro, but am deeply ingrained in excel on windows (alt keys, right click key, etc). Tempted to get it as they’re much more premium than most windows laptops I’ve seen, but scared it’ll slow me down. Anyone done it and have any advice?
Dinner conversations about miles and hotel points..
I’ll be a buyer of Airbnb but I see increased consolidation in the hotel franchise market like we saw marriott and Starwood. I don’t see hotel stocks of those kind going away anytime soon. Airbnb also has 0 traction in secondary, less populated markets across middle America where a stay at a Hampton inn at $100 is way better than any Airbnb option. Marriott is a long term hold for me
VC associate offer evaluation: 210k base 30% bonus 20k signing bonus 1.5 million carry dollars at work (400m final close with 250k for every 50m increase up to 500m fund max) with 7 year vesting period (ouch) Completely remote with encouragement for juniors to travel and build relationships around the country. Just wanted to get a feel for whether or not this is a good offer as I don’t know many people in the industry. Happy to answer any general questions about the process as well! Thanks!
What’s the play here fam? Should I just dump $25k on my credit card? Or pay cash for flights?
So, I was helping an aunty at ORD after her flight got cancelled, and she was so surprised because I looked Indian but didn't understand Hindi. I told her I understood Malayalam but she kept saying I looked Indian. I'm confused - is it a common expectation in India (or North India) that all Indians understand Hindi?
Anyone else not feel like keeping up with the jones… I make 250k but I drive a 20k car that’s paid for, my house cost 500k. I feel no need to spend 1 mill on a house or 100k on a car. I don’t see the incentive…. I don’t see why I should have such a high expense ratio that I feel poor.
Delta or American? Why?
Which is the best airline program to align with? I’m going to start traveling again post pandemic and debating on which airline to go all in on (or should I divide and conquer?). I’m assuming 1 of the big 3 (AA, Delta, United) is the answer? What I have: AA Platinum thanks to BCG perk but can get United or Delta to match. Also have Southwest companion pass but that’s expiring this year. Currently live in Chicago if that matters.
So her father has accepted my RFP. I'm proposing in Seattle in November. Does anyone have a scenic proposal spot they might recommend?
How great is it to go back to college campus for the start of Fall interviews... this time as an interviewer! 😀 This is going to be fun.
Researching headphones right now... What headphones do you use? Different ones for travel vs work?
Reading the meeting agenda 10 seconds before the meeting only to find out you have to present... And still killed it
What tech/travel product is everyone anticipating on getting for cyber monday? Bonus if on Amazon!
It doesn't seem right to me that companies will double referral bonus when hiring minorities. Am I the only one or am I missing something here? See link in comments.
I stared at PowerPoint so long today that I was upset when a text I sent today had an orphan word 😐
My wife is giving birth in a few months to our first child. Should I take the full 16 weeks? Four months seems like an extremely long time. What about utilization and bonus? Getting replaced in projects and initiatives?
How and when did you all develop your personal authentic leadership style? I feel like we are all balancing constant feedback with who we truly are
Resigned and they set up a meeting to get me to stay. I dial in have been waiting for over 20 minutes. Burning bridges now. 🔥
Planning to move to Austin from New York. Yay/ Nay?? Have no particular reason other than change of pace, maybe a larger house for same budget, and tax free money.
Does anyone say anything but positive things when the waiter asks how the food is? Even when you don’t like what you ordered? Only did it once in my life and the waiter insisted I reorder free of charge
How can you even form a family in this wlb? I'm only in my 25 and single. Work alone already takes 10+ hours daily, add in gym/cooking/sleep, I find I only have 1-2 hours left a day to actually chill. How do you even raise kids in this corporate culture?
Can the gay consultants please raise their hands
I am noticing that McKinsey is increasingly recruiting at non-elite schools (very roughly speaking not top 15 schools). At my old undergrad, 5 years ago the most competitive firm to show up was EY. This year McKinsey took 4 non-internship full hires. Why is McKinsey going “down market” for recruiting? Are elite school kids losing interest in consulting so McK has to cast a wider net? Or is McK seeking a wider pool for other reasons? I advise undergrads on consulting so want to be best informed.
Whenever pull out my corporate AmEx card I feel like a fucking boss handing it to the cashier, it's like "that's right I ain't paying for this burrito myself"
Friday Life lesson: "If something costs $1,000 and it is on sale for $750 and you decided to buy it, you didn't save $250. You spent $750."
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