I am a field marketer. I travel and cover 12 states. HQ is across the US on the east coast. My manager put a surprise calendar invite twice now to go to home office without consulting dates to see if we were available. I stood up and asked to be included on available dates and said I will attend virtually but asking me to be away for 4 additional full days away from my family without asking me is not OK. I already travel a lot and this boundary is super important to me. Am I right or wrong?
Has anyone rented with Avis recently? Did they actually check your employer if you used a discount code?
Can anyone interpret mayor Bowser’s new quarantine rules? For example if I live in MD and I travel to California, am I exempted because I’m a MD resident and can go into DC? That’s how I read VA and MD excluded. https://coronavirus.dc.gov/release/dc-health-releases-list-high-risk-states
So end of the year and I’ll be 4K short of United 1k status. Is it worth the approximately $1000 buy in to go over the top?
Has anyone had success “holding a meeting” through Marriott to obtain the 10 elite nights? I’m 6 elite nights shorts to renewing titanium elite for this year and debating trying the meeting option
Is a 35 minute layover in ATL long enough assuming both are Delta flights on similar sized planes? Only been to ATL once and remember it being huge but not sure how hard it is to navigate
How do we think business travel will change for women? My work is primarily focused in Southern, red states. I hope to be pregnant within the next year, but I am very worried about traveling somewhere where I can’t get medical care if I needed it.
Has anyone here needed to cancel a trip you had planned before the judge set a trial date during the travel dates?
Any tips for Emirates upgrades? Don’t have a ton of points with them and have an insanely long non-work flight coming up...ie economy.
Delta FA spilled hot soup down my leg and arm of sweatshirt and in my hair as she was walking down. Just drops but now I smell like vegetables and was planning to wear this during my trip. How do you
Going to Peru. Preliminary going to Lima and Cusco. Any recommendations in terms of number of days? And whats an acceptable/reasonable flight airfare cost coming from newark or jfk? Thanks!!!
Any AA CK’s that got the EXP gift offer interested in selling? I’m in the market. Took the year off from travel so I’m only at Gold. But picking back up next year.
If you achieve new platinum elite status on Marriott this week, how long does that last for?
What are McKinsey’s benefits other than health?
- Wellness (gyms, classpass, etc)
- Travel (ex business class)
- Food allowances
- Home office
- Dry cleaning
- Other special McKinsey benefits
Just had a terrible year professionally - became a new mom, but couldn’t travel once I got out of maternity, missed utilization and tanked at year end. Got $0 /$0 comp. I am feeling so low and
Hey 👋🏽 I have 130k CSR points saved up and am planning to use them for a flight to Italy. What is the best way to use them for a flight? I was planning on purchasing through the portal for 1.5x
How is everyone feeling about post-pandemic travel? Have you planned anything for this spring/summer?
I am an Indian citizen leaving in Canada with a PR. Also have a US B2 tourist visa.
Can I travel from Canada to US to visit my friends for the holidays?
Checking if anyone tried this recently?
Those who have the Amex Plat and/or the CSR, would ultimate combo be being an authorized user on the platinum for the lounge/hotel status perks and a full user/purchaser on the CSR for points value?
I’m one night away from Marriott platinum this year. If I book with points to stay somewhere, will those nights count toward my status for platinum?
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Looking for a Per-diem Nurse Manager for overnight shift, 11p-7am for a psychiatric facility in New York. Is anyone interested??
Has anyone taken the looker certification? What was it like? I’m looking to go through the courses looker offers before taking the cert.
Seems like there are a lot of incoming Cs and PCs into PA Consulting. Current and recent hires, what are you on / have you been offered and what YOE? Let’s help those going through the process out!
Any suggestions for a physical therapist trying to change careers? Having difficulty because I don’t have experience in anything else except working in an outpatient clinic.
If the stock market gets to be closed then I get to be closed. Give me holiday or give me death 🥴
Looking to move 1 bedroom from Manhattan to Brooklyn. Any recommendations on moving companies and/or how far in advance I should book?
Attended Infosys interview last Saturday after that, got a mail asking to upload current offer letter, application form and then photo after that till now, the status is in "review in pending" status, so when can I expect update?
Why this group is so silent?
Hi guys, my current package is 5.5 Lpa with YOE 3 yrs getting offer of 15 Lpa (13.5 fixed + 1.5 variable)...is it a good decision to join with this package or i should ask more..?plz suggest
Do you think any of our black leaders like Obama, Oprah, or Lebron will lead any marches? It would be more powerful if they did.
For those who are transitioning into this field, or already have, what are the main things you did to get the job? Did you get an additional degree?
Is this true currently demand for data engineers is much more as compare to data scientists?
What are your tips for leaving a company? I don’t even want to ask for a counter-offer, but also don’t want to hurt feelings or burn bridges. I really just don’t like the bureaucracy
Any math programs out there that you are finding to be successful when used with students in grades 4-6 who perform at an instructional level of 1st grade? We use a SRA direct instruction program and 1/2 the group is making gains while the other 1/2 has made no progress. We don’t have enough staffing to split the group either unfortunately.
Do you ever feel that you have achieved everything in life and you have nothing left to live for?
When I was young, I had ambitions. I have passion. I have energy. And there are so many things I want to do, I want to achieve, I want to experience.
But nowadays, I feel like now that all of those are there… I can’t seem to find what’s the next big thing to chase after…
Considering they’ve never read the Constitution, I’m not encouraged they’ll be up on WW2.
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Anyone moved from Big 4 to Bain & co ? I am tech focussed, Sr developer with Cloud skills and Venturing into personal AI projects. What opportunities are out there in Bain & co ?
@Alixpartners: Preparing for AlixPartners interview. Anyone available for a quick chat? Would really appreciate your help. Also, what’s the typical salary at SVP level?
When you finally found a nice pair of pants that you really like and get bleach on them same day... FML
Our family dog started to cry this morning and found out she has a leg fracture. Been in the vet for 2 hours worrying, gawd my parents must have loved me when I did dumb stuff like this as a kid/teen.
Help! Any good accountant recs? I have some complexities (Eg multiple location changes) and need to get taxes in this week. Any recs appreciated here or through DM! In US, California and New York were the primary geographies if that matters.
I’m about to apply to a position at Deloitte. Anyone willing to offer a referral? Happy to dm about my background and work experience
Are there still people under 30 making partner? I’ve heard the 6-8 yr track from undergrad to be a lot more possible than it is now.
I'm sick of doing strategy work, how do I get to do easier longer term projects? I keep getting pulled into growth strategy and M&A strategy.
Got offers from OW and MMC. MMC is a corporate role that will oversee OW’s performance and create efficiencies. Very high level working with executives, so I’ll get a lot of exposure to executive level business operations. After a year or so I would have the flexibility to move to OW since it’s all one company. Is going to MMC/ OW the right move from Deloitte? And between the two roles, what would you choose?
I feel like I have serious seasonal depression. I am new to a city up North, it’s always 25° or less, I have no car, and I still don’t know a ton of people. Any suggestions to get me out of this rut?
Anyone hiring senior level consultants in financial management in the DC area? If so please shoot me a message
Any good personal finance resources for new grads? How to choose a savings account, how much to invest, etc.
Is excel a database?
I have a MS degree. Does anyone put that on their linkedin next to their name? 'John Doe, MS' or are masters degrees a dime a dozen nowadays..?
New manager here..best practices?
Just got a consultant to manager promotion - what do I need to know/do tactically? (step 1: celebrate. Step 2 and what I'd love advice on: all the random stuff like business cards, cell phone, etc.)
Went to see MobiDick in DC with McK team and got seated next to Accenture team by mistake. Told them I am from McK, former Accenture for 10 years, they were like "Are you messing with us" :).
I notice someone has liked 10 of my posts today, how can I contact her without publishing her FB username? Obviously share the same sarcasm.
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