International 🐠..Does Google apply for premium processing for H1B transfers? How fast/slow is BAL in processing and submitting documentation for visa transfers? How long did it take some of you from start to finish?
On my notice period and bench for the next couple of weeks. With wfh I'm basically doing whatever I want (running, reading, swimming, day trips nearby) during work hours. Can't travel abroad cos UK visa is being issued. Any activities/places I should visit in London that get jam packed during the weekend?
I’m looking for a job in NY, but scared now that offices are closing now because of the virus.. I’m also in a time crunch because I’m on a visa...help!!
My H1B extension is currently in progress and have received an RFE. I am planning to travel outside the country next week and I can’t return till I have my visa stamped. But will leaving...cont....
Chase UR is migrating systems, so they might not be able to find recent rewards bookings. Ask for a specialist if you have that issue - saved me a lot of time!
Just got my Chase Reserve approved. Does chase allow you to downgrade your preferred within the first year?
Got to HKG early. Between priority pass, Amex plat, and Star Alliance Gold I have seven lounges to visit. #firstworldproblems, #fifthbowlofnoodles, #unitedclubsucks, #alltheintangibles
Is the chase sapphire reserve worth the fee?
This is sort of unrelated, but I just got the Amex Plat. Does using my card to buy coins on Coinbase count toward the spend for bonus points?
Spent a year in banking at an EB but had to go back to school because of H1B visa issues. About to start as a BA at McK in the fall. Any thoughts on my ability to recruit for summer 2022 PE Assoc roles? Or do I have to spend minimum 2 years in consulting before making the switch?
Corp Amex due date is Jan 25 but I have not been completely reimbursed for the amount due. Do I just wait and let it roll past the due date or pay out of pocket and get reimbursed later?
Any good strategies for getting retention offers from AMEX? Have platinum and gold cards and the gold card annual fee just hit - which I’m trying to reduce or have a reason not to cancel/downgrade
Life of non-immigrants depend on the Visa they hold and it’s so sad these companies don’t have a team where we can speak to someone immediately in case of a visa emergency situation . In EY you need to submit a form and wait for days together to get a reply from a human. Mean time you would have gone through 5 anxiety attacks.
Does anyone know how to stop credit card companies from sending their offers? I get a stack of the same ones every other week when I'm home and its annoying to keep shredding them every time.
Does anyone know how long is the H1B processing time right now ? (For new visa). My case was received on May 21st - Still have not heard anything.
Is it safe to go for visa extension (dropbox appointment) at US consulate in Mumbai given we have all the necessary documents including NIE letter from employer?
Keep getting visa issues (canadian looking in big tech in the US) and had offer rescinded after employer realizing I need H1B. Any advice?
Getting ready to do hard pull on credit report for mortgage application. My better half is in 700-719 range (lenders will take lower score between us). What do we think is the better option to increase her score—increase credit line at current credit card, apply for new credit card, or do nothing? Thanks in advance!
Any integrated producers looking for a full time job? San Diego based company looking for a integrated producer. Let me know if you’re interested!
Would appreciate it if someone can give me information on Strategy&’s FI practice. Currently a PL at BCG. I was just offered a Director position at Strategy& with more than double my current salary. Wondering whether if it makes sense to make the jump.
Should I fly American or Virgin from BOS to London next month? Timing and price are all the same. No status on either airline so I’m in economy. ✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️
KPMG Australia fined for widespread and systematic cheating on training related to professional integrity, resulting in Partners being forced out and repercussions for staff. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/sep/15/us-watchdog-fines-kpmg-australia-over-widespread-cheating-on-online-training-tests
CMV: noise canceling headphones are overrated. It blocks out the background noise and isolates annoying noises like baby crying...earplugs are far superior for traveling.
Will there be a salary bubble like the housing bubble? Hearing how much people with 2-7 yrs experience are getting offered to move companies is blowing my mind. At some point this is not going to be sustainable and salaries will drop back down to reality. However, I am concerned that all of those folks with inflated salaries will get in situations they can’t support after the correction. Then what happens?
Anyone in account management in Amazon AWS? How is the culture, wlb, how is that org structured? Considering an offer, any insight appreciated 🙏🏻
Just changed employers. Previous employer uses Fidelity for 401k and new one uses Vanguard. Are there are distinct pros and cons of rolling over into the Vanguard 401k vs transferring to an IRA account?
When is a good point to transition Baby 2 into Baby 1’s room? Baby 2 has only just started sleeping through the night, so I want to make sure that skill is solid before we make a move, but (con’t)
Alright maybe tone deaf, but I’m finding it hard to use my points to escape for a couple days. Anyone else finding it hard to use points? I’m talking mid-week “Bonvoy”...
Just had a kid and need to purchase life insurance. What have fellow fish used for insurance? Are the online offerings better than talking to a broker? And term vs whole life? Thanks so much.
What is your avg screen time? I’m using at 7-8 hours each day which seems insane but maybe it’s because I use my phone for all the zoom calls?
First week WFH in a long time. Kids are home so thought I’d go to the office for minimal distractions...nope: (cont.)
Normal to feel like you only work a couple hours a week? Client has off fridays and leaves early daily and SOW is lax. Not really sure what I’m learning, most days I order team lunch and book some
Attention HR professionals at medical device/pharma companies: will those workers who regularly visit hospitals to service equipment, give clinical instructions on product, and sell, be eligible for vaccines any time soon? I’m getting conflicting info on where these workers fall in the vaccine hierarchy, and of course every state’s rollout is different.
What will you do if you feel like you’re not growing anymore in your career but then organization structure change happened, new manager, new goals and maybe a big chance for promotion? Are you going to look for a new job or stay?
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