Just received cousin's invite to her wedding and it's on a Sunday. It's not necessarily a destination wedding but is in a city that neither she nor her family, nor her partner's family lives, so everybody has to fly + get hotels. I'm annoyed because I think it's a but disrespectful to your guests to make them all travel and do it on a Sunday so people have to take time off work Monday in order to attend. I know I don't have to attend, but shouldn't it be convenient for guests?
I mentioned during the interview process that I had a young daughter and the conversation immediately went to “you saw this position requires 25% travel, right?” I should’ve never said anything. 😔
Delta delays is causing me to get stuck in Atlanta overnight with no hotel provided because "Mother Nature doesn't pay for hotels". What.
Isn’t JETS a solid long term play? Granted most airlines are down due to this delta variant and I’m sure it might drop a bit more, but with the way everyone is traveling I don’t see how this doesn’t play out well long term
LEK vs Parthenon? Heard both are sweatshops. Would love to hear real life data points. Thank you in advance!
Do you think Biden will forgive any student debt? And how much do you think will be forgiven if so?
Alt travel: flights to London from client are cheaper than back home. 3 days in Europe? Heard conflicting statements if intl flights are OK to expense for alt travel.
Some really interesting points on racism
Courtyard marriott Atlantic city tells me breakfast isn't complimentary. Platinum here. Marriott website says courtyard offers daily credit OR breakfast. Anyone else experience this?
Hard money loan for a buy, rehab rent project: 168k principal, 8% interest, 2.9% loan cost (4.8k) and 4 points (6.7k) The upfront cost seems a bit excessive to me or is this normal today?
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.
Last flight of 2016! Hallelujah 🛫🙏🏻🙌🏻
Every month AdAge always points out some smaller agencies and other creative to apply to, and that’s awesome. The flip side of that is that no matter how much research I do on google, there’s a cap on what I’m able to find, so what’s the best way to learn about these smaller places ahead of the curve?
Sitting behind Ben Carson, from ATL to FLL, wonder what he thinks of the debate last night. Famous people that you saw on the flight?
Anyone ever mooch airline club access off a stranger? Considering standing outside united club and asking solo travelers if I could be their guest...
In case you never got to see the New York Times article about air quality in classrooms, I’m posting it here for you. It makes some very important points about creating the safest possible environment for students and teachers. 1. Open windows if it all possible 2. Place air purifier centrally 3. Don’t place fans in a way where the air is pointed at people Have a great year and keep yourself and your students safe! https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/02/26/science/reopen-schools-safety-ventilation.html ￼￼￼￼￼
Plot twist in the Bezos story: he’s hiring some truly unsavory people to represent him, per NY Times. (I’m a little obsessed by the story.) Cont’d...
Plane DEN-ORD took off, 40 mins into the flight had to turn around and land back in DEN because of fuel problems/leakage. How many points/$$ in voucher should I ask for?
Wife doesn't travel much and got an email saying her points AAdantage points will expire. She won't use or reset the expiration date.next best option? Transfer to me, donate, other?
Anyone at Slalom Consulting willing to talk/refer? DM me for an easy referral bonus! I have client facing xp with Deloitte! (Strategy & analytics). interested in a few specific roles and would love some insight on opportunities with your group!
HELP! I have left my belt at home. Flying to client site currently. Any options in airport or anything to get it before arriving onsite? Best cost effective option?
Does anyone else here have a passion to eventually start your own company someday? I really just want to work for myself, be my own boss, make myself money, etc but I don’t know where to start. Should I start a side project on the side? Figure out what I’m passionate about, what can make me money, etc?
Best firm for financial tax in Seattle area? In terms of the team vibes, company culture, growth opportunities, benefits and pay, work life balance.
It's been 3 weeks since I joined IBM. I am still not allocated to any project. Is there any way where I can find suitable project for my skill set and apply for it myself?
First day back on the job after paternity leave. Never had a harder time leaving the house than this morning...
Does anyone ever get fired from a Big 4? I have a staff that I have no idea how she made it through. Much lower level of performance than even the interns.
Looks like we're next in line to get the covid vaccine after healthcare workers. Does anyone know when this will happen at your school or community?
What are everyone's thoughts on going back to school? 🙄 1. What were your motivations to go/not go 2. MBA vs other MA/MS degree pros and cons 3. Is it a good "break from consulting" opportunity
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
I am looking for moving forward in my career. My background is as follows: - bachelors in environmental health and safety engineering (EHS) - masters in safety sciences 6.5 years work experience - worked in distribution in EHS for a year - worked in EHS Consulting for 3 years - currently working in insurance consulting in risk management Want to get opinions on next move. Living in TX now. Insurance pays alright but my last raise was less than inflation rate and salary growth is low.
This 4th of July has been the worst one in my whole life. I found out my significant other was cheating on me, my dog got really sick and now my pregnancy test came out positive...
Can anyone recommend me a financial planner in Los Angeles? I started a new job 2 months ago and need help making decisions about 401k -> rIRA, backdoor Roth, CA 529, and some real estate related implications of inheritance. TIA!
First year associate here from McKinsey & Company. What’s a typical end of year salary raise for my position? Is it standard and only the bonus is performance based?
Moms, I have a 2 year old and a 3 month old. Everyone on my family is vaccinated. What are safe activities to do with these kiddos in the midst of all this covid variant environment. I thought about the pumpkin patch, hiking, the park, and walks as long as we distance from others. I just get nervous about catching colds or a breakthrough covid infection. I’m not paranoid, just risk averse. The whole family got the TSV bug a month ago, and it was miserable. Just trying to be practical, but not a
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