“when I think back, from my obviously privileged position, on the texture of daily life during the past four years, all the attention sucked up by this black hole of a president has been its own sort of loss. Every moment spent thinking about Trump is a moment that could have been spent contemplating, creating or appreciating something else. Trump is a narcissistic philistine, and he bent American culture toward him.” I think about this all the time as I spend hours in this bowl.
How good at coding do you have to be to get a software engineer position at at Big Tech? How does it compare comp wise to product management within the same firms?
Wise F 🐠 - negotiation help needed - my 57 yo stepmom is an associate VP at a hospital. She’s been offered her same role as .5 FTE instead of leaving outright. How should she negotiate scope of role?
Just like we all have airline and hotel loyalties, what is your ride share loyalty? Uber vs Lyft! I am not so concerned with quality, more so rewards program or benefits.
Fish with both valid H-1B and combo cards, did you stay working on H-1B until your 485 is approved or did you switch to combo? Know there are benefits and costs to each option and curious to what why you made the decision
What do you think of taking a mental health day? My principal doesn't like them as he thinks that they lead to sub shortages.
Does anyone use Efficient Elements for PowerPoint? Thinking about getting it for the company at my industry role, looking for pros/cons.
What are some exit opportunities for a PCS senior? I have no idea what I would go do outside of public and I don’t want to do book keeping....
I have a 2 hour interview with an agency tomorrow for a freelance role. This is my first time speaking with them, a recruiter set me up with them last week and they liked me enough to want to meet me (!!) I’m meeting the members of the team individually which is why it’s so long, but do you think a 2 hour interview right off the bat is a good sign? Any tips for not burning out over the course of 2 hours?
What salary (base and benefits) can you expect if you leave one of the Big 4 after 2 years as a consultant? (No MBA, but a science PhD)
Deloitte Data Analytics USDC is hiring aggressively and they reached out to me. Do ya’ll think I should consider a conversation given that I’m at another big 4, and expecting at least 50% pay increase?
Why does the 401k match in consulting suck so much as compared to corporate? What are some ways to make up for it other than just asking for higher base pay?
Got a letter from the IRS regarding additional informarion on advance tax credit payments on health insurance...wtf? Now they're withholding my return for 8 weeks
When adding a position to your resume, do you only put your most recent position at the company or all of the positions you’ve held there?
Which agencies are hiring right now? I know a lot of layoffs are happening but just curious to see who's looking for new people.
Has anyone successfully negotiated for a better maternity leave package than what your company currently offers?
Anyone else here that doesn't drink? Sometimes find it hard to get to know other coworkers when so much of office culture (at least at the analyst / associate level) revolves around drinking.
Anyone know of healthcare companies in the US that are doing cool shit and need product designers?
I am traveling to Mumbai very soon and taking Air India from Newark. I fly into Newark on Delta. I decided to take a 15 hour layover to hang out with a friend in NJ. It also didn’t hurt that it was cheaper as well. I am assuming that I can exit the airport with my checked in bags and don’t have to deal with immigration. Right?
If a recruiter won't answer your intro emails, does that mean they aren't impressed with your book or there's not a junior position open and they don't have time to answer? Genuinely wanting to know.
What yearly salary increase can be expected working on the commercial team at a big pharma? How does it change from a non-promotion to a promotion year?
Amex Platinum vs United Club card Have both and looking to drop one. I fly out of IAH, so I’m leaning towards keeping the United Club card. Thoughts?
My friend is a Veteran Army Officer with nearly 10 years of experience and just got his MBA from a Tier 2 school. He has a few interviews at boutique healthcare consulting firms on the east coast. What’s the salary range he should be asking for/considering?
Anyone who has a PHR, how long did it take you to study for it? Did you do self study or did you buy one of the classes? Why did you choose PHR over SHRM?
I’m optimistic about the vaccines and I think my agency is going to start telling people to come back to the office. Leadership is excited to be face to face again. I’m very senior but not quite agency leadership. I run the account that’s doing agency’s best creative. How do I tell them I want to continue WFH full time?
I looked through this bowl and didn't find this. I need best Marriott options for taking my wife and daughter (16 year old) to Paris using points. Suggestions?
Deloitte folks... does anyone pre pay for the gas when renting from Avis so they don't have to fill up on the way back to the airport?
Desperate to go on a vacation this year. Do you think cruises will be available around August/ September?
Hi, anyone know about cool teams at B4 or consulting firms that are making big strides in the „ethical culture“ space?
Has anyone utilized the fully-paid stock loan programs from any of the major brokerages? Wondering if the amount you get is worth it or not. Also, wondering what the frequency of your shares actually getting loaned out is.
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