Tax savvy people, i have questions. my employer reduced everyones salary during the first 6 months of covid, but offered a “bonus” (aka back to normal rate) if you were required to travel during this time. How will the temporary salary cut + travel bonus affect my filing? Idk I’m feeling petty
In case anyone is interested: free COVID testing around Chicago if anyone is interested. Around a dozen sites or so! https://chicago.curativeinc.com/welcome
I feel violated - stepdaughter asked me and my husband to ensure that we’re Covid free prior to traveling to visit her. I assured her we are vaccinated and limit contact with others. A few days later I learned she took her entire family to a sport event where people tested positive for Covid. It seems hypocritical.
We need to improve our ability to take care of people in their homes. COVID is a perfect use case, as better to have these folks avoid the hospital
Vax question: my state is finally letting me get the vax. I am hoping to do it this weekend (J&J). The problem is I have to fly into Chicago next weekend and will be required to take a COVID test before I arrive as I won’t have the 2 weeks to be “fully vaccinated”. Will the J&J vax cause a false positive on my COVID test? I don’t think it will, as it is a viral vector vax and not a weakened version of the virus, but maybe there is someone on this app who knows the real answer.
Ladies—I am terrified of flying—particularly the parts where we are not over land and the parts where turbulence is really bad. I literally just sit on the plane, staring at the map on the tv screen, with anxiety. I’m supposed to be flying across the world on a 14-hour non-stop flight in 2 weeks. I grew up moving/traveling and therefore flying a ton but always hated it and was scared. I haven’t been on a plane since September of 2019 (due to covid and moving to the same city as family). Advice?
It’s my birthday tomorrow so I have been calling my friends to come to the party this weekend (I limited to >10 ppl due to Covid). I was planning to have a lunch drinks/pizza party since I wanted to keep it casual and outdoors, but I have been awestruck because most of them asked about whether they need to chip in for the party food/drinks or if there are hot guys before they said no. I guess I was naive to think they will all say they will come just because it’s my birthday.. kinda sad :(
Are there any CDC restrictions preventing the administration of multiple COVID-19 vaccines? Had the J and J one-dose vaccine 6 months ago and tried to get the first of the Pfizer two-dose vaccine shots today and was turned away by both the NP and Pharmacist.
So how do you feel the consulting life is impacting your wellness as you hop over the age of 40, I’m finding under Covid I’m much more healthy/lost weight etc.
I just learned that my younger adult sibling has been severely, deeply depressed. This surfaced when sib said they needed help moving and the family showed up to find that the entire apartment was under 3-4ft of trash, including a significant amount of rotten food. (Sib has no sense of smell due to past medical issues.) We are floored. Sib is very private and no one knew. With COVID, no one has been in the apartment. Sib’s supposed to be moving across the country, and we’re worried…
The number of COVID cases on the rise again, folks. Wear masks and social distance! Here’s hoping the rise in number of cases is just because of increased testing, but the uptick in number of hospitalizations in not good news. This is by no means “disappearing” as the President continues to claim.
Last year I lost a good job to Covid-19, so I had to take a job with the first company that offered me employment. I wanted to make it work but my boss is tyrannical and overbearing. I’m miserable working there. My question is: how I conceal my disgust while working with this person? What techniques can I put in place to handle his micro aggressions, while I find something better? Books, articles, ideas? It might take me a long while to find something else and I need to keep my cool.
Friend tested positive for covid… I was honestly annoyed more at the situation but now kind of annoyed at her bc she just is making the situation about herself when she is affecting everyone she could have exposed
How easy is it to switch offices (from one city to another) at your firm? Signed an offer pre-covid for an office across the country and now really wishing I could stay in place. (Start date was pushed back so I haven’t moved yet.)
Laid off due to covid and starting delivering food through UberEats. Do I still qualify for unemployment? I can’t find anything on this and calling is no use
Has Pe mega fund on cycle recruiting started yet? Heard rumors timelines may be slower this year due to covid...
My brother just told me that he paid $400 to get a COVID test and he has insurance…is that not wild? I thought COVID tests were all free or fully covered by insurance. This was back in like Feb/March
Starting at McK (NA) next month and my training just moved from in-person to virtual - are you all seeing a decline in business travel because of covid concerns? I'd heard that a lot of teams had started to travel over the past few months
How’d vaccines become political??? I remember back when it started thinking “imagine how poplar vaccines will be when they come out, and we’ll all be able to stop worrying avoid Covid”. Now here we are, but with so many nay-sayers, we have delta on the rise. How’d this happen???
What monitor would you recommend for WFH situation assuming a IB/fund role? Know there is disagreement whether one wider monitor is better than dual smaller ones so would love to hear both perspectives. Some wider ones that have been recommended to me were Dell Ultrasharp 34 curved USB-C and Samsung Ultrawide 34
Is McKinsey not hiring h1bs this year?
If you apply for a remote position, will they adjust your salary based on where you live?
Hi everyone! I have 3 offers: A: Tier 3, NYC, Base - 100k, Bonus - 20k B: Tier 1, Baltimore, Base - 110k, Bonus - 10% C: Tier 1, Dallas, Base - 95k, Bonus - 10% Which one would you pick and why?
How to build my career in automation testing? (I already work in a test automation project)
As delta becomes the dominant variant and is known to be as transmissible by both the vaccinated and non-vaccinated, can we really continue to blame the non-vaccinated anymore for the spread? If so, why?
Currently on H1B visa, going through GC process. What are the repercussions of visiting/traveling to Iran from my future GC/US immigration perspective? I have a family member I want to visit but not sure if this will raise red flag for GC especially
Interviewing for jobs honestly sometimes feel like the hunger games where only one person survives the fight
Strongly prefer working in-person (I’m a people person) but potentially have a great too-good-to-turn-down opportunity that would be fully remote. Advice on how to make WFH better?
I feel I need a bigger desk with two laptops and a monitor. About how big (approximately) is your work from home desk? Any recommendations for not so expensive desks. Thanks.
Bain reached out to me. Any thoughts on interviewing with and potentially working at Bain?
I am a second year post MBA consultant. I see a lot of similar tenured colleagues thinking of leaving their firms. What causes this mass exodus? I feel I still have a lot more to learn at the place I am at and hoping to stay. Am I missing something here?
What are your tips, tricks or best practices for creating project estimates? We’re often asked to provide costs when we know very little, so how do you estimate?
Does anyone know the average comp for a CRM Consultant in Accenture out of NYC? Or other tier 1 cities?
McK 🐠, have my first round case (zoom) coming up in a few weeks. Any idea what the % pass rate is for moving onto final round, and the final round pass rate too?
Delta SkyMiles Platinum or Reserve card? https://www.delta.com/us/en/skymiles/airline-credit-cards/american-express-personal-cards
I’m in final discussions with PwC for an SM2 role in tech consulting. What is a good TC to expect (base, bonus, sign in)
I’m due for a review and possibly a raise. Any thoughts on asking for a raise during a pandemic?
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