Advice needed! I was laid off in Jan and since then I’ve been building my own practice (which I started last year and was doing on the side). Since Covid happened, work has been a lot slower so I started applying for jobs. I got two job offers in these past couple weeks, but the problem is that neither is in the area I want to practice, though the experience from one of them would be probably useful in the future. Ultimately I want to have my own practice, but my dilemma is that as a 3rd (cont.)
Half of this bowl a couple months ago: “But Sweeeden!” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/business/sweden-economy-coronavirus.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
Thoughts on REITs? Their values are still deflated compared to pre COVID levels, and interest levels are still at zero... if a REIT in question has a good balance sheet, what do you 🐟 think?
Made plans for my close non-lawyer friend to visit. Found out she is unvaccinated (hasn’t gotten around to it - she says). The handful I hangout with are vaccinated. Majority of my office is vaccinated - or required to wear mask entire day. Struggling to find the words to cancel plans until she’s vaccinated. She is sensitive. Any advice?
Some states are cancelling testing for the year. Do you think COVID could be the end of standaridized testing?
I need a part time job to be able to support my family that lost most of their income due to Covid. I’m a first generation immigrant college grad, which for me means student loans and parents with unstable jobs. Any ideas what I could do to make some extra money besides retail?
Just need to vent: my friend refuses to bring up the topic of covid and how it will likely effect her wedding. She’s just moving forward like we aren’t in a pandemic and it’s becoming exhausting trying to be supportive and excited for her when it feels like she’s living in a fantasy world. She just had us purchase bridesmaids dresses and I can’t help but feel like it was a complete waste of a few hundred dollars. I feel bad for having these thoughts but I’m over it.
Mass Gen has an incredible site called Fast Literature. Super helpful summaries of major big changes in COVID science https://www.massgeneral.org/news/coronavirus/treatment-guidance/fast-literature-updates
What "hard truths" or insights has the coronavirus crisis revealed about your own firm and our larger industry? Let's be pretty open and honest here.
Anyone letting their hair grow out and donating to charity after COVID ends? I haven’t gotten a haircut since before the pandemic and don’t feel safe to get one until it is over. For people who have donated hair before any organizations you would recommend?
For those of you that have had COVID, how long did you wait before returning to work? (remotely) Still feeling a bit clammy and my back is super achey but overall much better than I was a few days ago. Just curious when others said “good enough” and started working.
United Airlines is cutting 30% of it's workforce by October 1st. Apologies if this was already posted. https://www.chicagotribune.com/coronavirus/ct-coronavirus-chicago-united-airlines-job-cuts-20200505-542kkmykdfbvjdefti6d3tbb7i-story.html
So we hired our own doctor to be on a firm wide WebEx about how COVID is ok. When pushed on whether the Dr would travel, he says “No.” LOL @ the idiocy of my firm.
Are there any pregnant women on the bowl who HAVE gotten the covid vaccine? How far along were you and how were the side effects? (cont)
Once the dust settles post COVID what do you think the hybrid model will look like for most companies with number of days in office vs remote each week?
Do you check emails on the weekend because of covid wfh situation/generally? Or check email but wait to reply on Monday unless an urgent response is required?
With the return of going into the office, do you plan to hire a dog walker to come everyday, 3 times a week, or daycare? Got my puppy during COVID and I’m unsure what to do when we go back to the office soon.
For those who made the jump from large consulting firms to boutique outfits, did you enjoy the switch? I imagine at the top level, smaller firms provide greater responsibility, maybe even comp?
Any tips when preparing for CSCP?
Rant: apply for job online. Job emails me with 7 questions as "next steps", one of which is salary. I email back. They email back (at 9pm mind you) "we can't meet your salary expectations"...
I got an offer for Senior Associate at KPMG in VA, how much should I shoot for in terms of salary? IT Audit, I have 3 YOE
Guidehouse 🐠, what’s the salary range for a Senior Associate with the Business & IT Strategy group? Also, is a Senior Associate equal to a Deloitte SC?
Has anyone here left for Accel-KKR in an operating role? What does your day to day look like? How is the work do you different from your consulting work?
Hi. I have a question. In a world where COVID is under control, how would you feel if your companies went back to being fully in the office? But maybe others were adopting a hybrid model- some days remote, some days in the office. Would it make you want to work elsewhere? How important is being able to work remote (at a location of your choice, not at client /travelling) a few days a week to your job satisfaction?
Anyone who had COVID or pretty sure they had COVID, have you noticed any strange symptoms long after the initial sickness? I exhibited all symptoms in late March for ~10 days and recovered. Since then, I’ve had a few weird 1 day fevers and occasional stomach issues, latest in August. Wanted to see if anyone else had similar experiences.
I’m sick of living in NYC but can’t go anywhere.
How many sick leaves does ACN have?
Any recommendations if I’m interested in a lateral move from a boutique digital consulting firm to strategy consulting at a firm like Strategy& or Accenture Strategy? Do I have any shot at MBB or OW?
Is getting CFE worth it? I’ve failed the 3 different sections of the CPA and I am giving up. But I would like some kind of certification to look a tad more marketable. Thoughts?
Hi everyone, I need your advice. I've been interviewing with MBB and Tier 2 firms over the past few years. However I was never well prepared for case studies. I now decided to take 6-8 months and seriously prepare for cases/mental math and try them again next year. I currently have Victor Chengs book and few others. What else would you recommend for me? How can i lay out a plan to study? Any source you can recommend free or paid?
Did you all have to formally request your SAT, ACT, GMAT scores and send them into MBB after you got an offer?
Can you please help me choose between these 2 offers? 1. Indium- 16 base+2JB(no variable) Have to work as data engineer contractor in uber india but with what the HM explained, it sounds like support role. 2. Swiggy- 16.5 fixed (no variable) Business Analyst
Does Deloitte have any promotions with SPG or Marriott where we get some bonus points just for checking in? Heard EY and KPMG have something like that!
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