Marriott to adopt a dynamic pricing system for point redemption from March next year onwards. This would reduce the worth of all the points accumulated. Time to move my loyalty.
Ever reflect on the exact time in your life you knew you did not want kids, and the triggering event or circumstance? In my case I just never had a maternal urge at all.
New consultant moving to MBB - sorry for the dumb question but are you allowed to fly on a Sunday as opposed to Monday morning? I assume no as it would tack on hotel costs but just curious.
PwC - what is the paternity leave policy? Do you need to be with the firm for a year before you can avail it?
Anyone can share EM level salary range for MBB firms in UAE ? Base + bonus. Also, does it differ across practices ? Strategy vs. digital vs. analytics McKinsey & Company Boston Consulting Group Bain & Company etc.
This is a good article. I recommend people read it. Adopting a baby is one thing, but the fact is most kids in foster care are older. It’s not an easy process by any means. If you’ve had an older student in foster care, you are a witness to this process.
Adoption can cause lifelong trauma for child, birth mother and adoptive parents https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/roe-v-wade-was-overturned-adoption-isnt-solution-lack-abortion-access-rcna35238
If you don’t have a stay at home spouse, how do you manage your kid? I’m starting my day around 7 am and ending around midnight every day. There’s no way that I can have a kid and I’m not sure why I constantly spend over 12 hours a day but bill only around 10 hours... this job is killing me
Anyone had a child after 35? What was your experience? We’re thinking about adding to our family but I’m scared about the possible complications and a “high risk” pregnancy. What makes 35 the starting age for high risk?
What are the current total comp packaged at MBB for second and third year post UG roles? Plz include breakout for base, potential performance bonus, any profit share, 401K, etc. Not something you can find on Management Consulted, etc...
I had a friend in my building help me out with childcare and this person charged me something very unreasonable especially when she was watching her own kid at the same time . I’m not going to say anything since it’s a temporary situation but I do think this will ruin our friendship. So annoyed and to top it off , she told me she gave me a discount . We didn’t talk about a rate up front but I assumed that since she’s my friend, I wouldn’t get taken advantage of.
Does anyone have a rough sense of the geographic concentration of PE roles? Like should I be ready to move to NY / SF if I want to lateral from MBB (current BA at McKinsey in a LCOL city).
My wife was able to get pregnant off oral fertility ....she has PCOS... she took progesterone and letrozole.
Its been 5 months since the baby was born and her period has not gone back to regular cycles - we hoped that the fertility and pregnancy would regulate her menstrual cycle.
Can we artificially create that cycle using progesterone so that she can have a period every month? I wonder if she would ovulate on progesterone alone too in this circumstance. Is anyone regulating on progesterone?
Hi Everyone, As a professional and a Single father I look for side gigs I can do from my phone or something remote even instead of being in a office. Any suggestions?
Mothers of fishbowl, I’m 11 weeks pregnant and thinking about my baby registry. Would love to get a list of your “must haves” for the baby’s first 3-12 months. Specific products and brands would be extremely helpful. Trying to crowdsource supply recommendations here lol. Thank you in advance!
When do you tell your work that you’re pregnant? We had an oops and surprise! I’m pregnant and due at the end of March. I’m terrified to tell them but I feel like I should tell them sooner than later since I’m due during busy season. 🤦🏼♀️ I’m married & we have other kids but they’re older & I didn’t work in PA when they were little so this is all new to me.
Shot at H/S/W with the stats below? Also considering CBS, UCLA, and Stern.
Preliminary thinking is that story will matter the most and test scores are probably fine. I’ve heard arguments that 330 GRE is not enough to stand out as an ORM, and 3 YOE is too low to show clear leadership trajectory. Any advice?
White male, 26 YO, 3 YOE
3.9 GPA from top 25 state school, engineering
330 GRE (164Q 166V)
2 years at boutique tech firm, 1 year at MBB (2 at time of matriculation)
I am very pregnant, due October 19th. I also have been applying at other firms because I am desperate to relocate and get out of my practice area. I never get bites, so my motto has just been, well, might as well apply, regardless of pregnancy. But I just got an interview invite to one of my top pick firms! Any advice on how to handle it? It will be a zoom interview, so I can hide the pregnancy, but I'm not even sure if that's the best route. Help me figure out my life, please! 😁
I am set to return to work on Friday and, after two months of trying everything under the sun, I can't get my baby to drink from anywhere other than me. Has anyone else run into this? What did you do? I talked to someone the other day who told me they quit for awhile 😱 I'm freaking out. Help.
Is MBB big in Asia? I wanted to move to Asia for one or two years and started to looking but I am sure about their salary and reputation.
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I was told that Macquarie might offer a Fixed pay of 29 lpa. Can some please tell :
1. Would EPF, Gratuity and medical insurance premium be over and above the fixed pay or is it all included within fixed pay?
2. What is the appraisal cycle?
BILLABLE v. SALARY BASED.... pros and cons? I’ve never worked at a firm that has billing requirements, I’ve always been salary based, but I’m interested to know what your experiences have been!
Leadership was close to moving M&A Tax into PwC Advisory. Not sure that changes or enhances how we already work with Deals teams. Culturally I don't think its a fit.
Anyone want to buy a LondonHouse ticket for Saturday? 8am - noon. Premium open bar, food, and “st patty’s day swag”
Started a new nanny. She’s seems great. Kids like her. She’s proactive. BUT 5 days in and the youngest one (18month) has been injured in the face in 2 days in a row. Story doesn’t quite add up. Said she fell asleep in pram with helmet on but has massive bruise in cheek. Her references checked out. Am I overthinking it? Should I sack her or have a talk and stern warning?
Ethzero scam or not? Is the fork happening? I dont see any team members or any news on the internet.
When I'm asking for compensation, should I ask for more than what I want? Should I go higher on base vs bonus? Any strategy involved?
Is it difficult to switch to a product based company from WITCH companies? I have 4 YoE and finding it very difficult to get call backs from product based companies for similar roles.
I might be thinking too much but after virtual on-site, I see some Google people checked out my profile via LinkedIn. I mean my recruiter has not even passed my profile to HC yet, is it possible that she can share my profile with some teams? Or this is just coincidence?
Going through a breakup rn. Finding it very hard to focus on work/life, and finding myself leaning on friends too much. As the fog clears, i realize that I prioritized my ex far too much in my life (before friends, family, myself). He cheated w a rando (premeditated) & talked to his ex weekly while we were together. Convinced me to stay then ended up leaving me Bc it got too hard. Still love him a lot but this all proved too much. No question but any kind words or wisdom would be very welcome
Anyone have an idea of what a good price is to have an electric car charger installed in my garage?
Love how the dial of the hulk changes with the light
Had 3 phone interviews + one in person. Went well. But now they lowered title/experience needed, I assume to find someone cheaper. How can I tell them I'd still consider w/o seeming desperate (I am)?
Hope you are doing well.
I have a condition and want to know your opinions. I have given a particular date 30th May of joining in offer letter Legato Health Technologies , but now they are saying that the joining will be delayed by a day Or two.
I am getting confused about this and also getting a little bit afraid as well as I have already says no to other offers and now this happens...
Request you all to please help me on this.
Thanking you all in advance.
What happens at AYDE event?
Men, which are the best clothing brands?
Which in-house companies have good product (UI/UX) visual design department? Other than Spotify/Google/FB..
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What is the biggest pay cut you would take to move to another country? My dream is to work international. Looks like salaries in Western Europe would be around $50k... I’m currently making 95k
Those who left D: besides last regular payroll and PTO payout, what are other payments you have received from D? So my last payroll and PTO were paid to me two weeks ago and today I received ~$700 DD into my bank account and I have no idea what it’s about..
Take a moment today to be grateful for your job, food on your table, clean water to drink and a roof over your head.
Best site/platform for upskilling, learning new things with some of this downtime? Any topics recommended?
Just started dating someone ... What are some relationship red flags/dealbreakers? It's relatively harder to pick up on since we are all traveling so much...
Deloitte peeps-a consultant @ D is same as a senior consultant at other big 4? EY has staff, senior consultant, manager. Where as D has analyst , consultant, senior consultant, manager.What’s the dif?
Does Accenture drug test?
MBB fish - how much of the firm gets let go each year due to performance? Are you pretty secure once you have the job or is one bad year a potential for being let go?
TFW your flight is late in the morning and you don't have to pack on Sunday night. This weekend was surprisingly relax just by not thinking about traveling on Sunday!
Singapore FinTech Festival. Bonkers. Full stop.
Who's getting stuff done these three days? 😬
Where the f$%# do holiday travelers get the right to yell at airline employees when the passenger came unprepared? This lady started crying and yelling when she didn't have her passport on her to LHR
If you think your Monday is bad, I just got to client site, opened my laptop and realized I brought my personal MacBook instead. So my Deloitte Macbook is 1,600 miles away.
Looking for book recommendations on strategy/strategic thinking. Something along the lines of Contagious but open to any options. Thanks in advance!
People who have jumped between the big 4’s + Acn, for manager and senior manager positions, is it worth it, will you do it again?
does anyone here subscribe to Grant’s Interest Rate Observer and would be willing to gift a discounted subscription?
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