Congrats to all the folks that got promoted at PwC! And thank you fishbowl - I wouldn’t have known about PwC promotion time without you.
Is it normal for a Partner to tell me “you know this will delay your promotion by 6 months” a day before my STD for mental health reasons? (P.S. He assumed I took the leave for mental health reasons although I never mentioned that to him). He also said “people like you leave and never come back so make sure you talk to your sponsors before making any decision, there are people who are excited to work with you”.. the conversation is on replay in my head
Weird combination of de-facto self-promotion under poor guise of advertising Becker’s products PLUS humble-brag of winning the EWS award. Gotta love it!
How much do you value pay vs. experience? Been with the firm for a few years now and severely underpaid, but working on interesting projects and good people. Can probably get a 50% raise if I jump.
How much does reapplying to a school you didn’t get into better your chances the second year…this being a hail Mary year for me, wanted to know if it shows growth/dedication should a promotion happen for me in the interim (HBS primarily)
There’s no better feeling than getting into a top 2 business school after being denied a promotion + being discriminated against in a toxic work environment (sorry for the humblebrag, just so excited to leave my job)
Dallas fishes: considering Frisco, Tx to buy a home as I have heard it is all new/nice and to raise a family. I have not lived in Texas. How is traffic to DFW and to downtown? Overall do you recommend
I just got promoted over a friend and I am really worried about how this will impact her. To be honest I think she is even more deserving of the promotion than me. What do I do to make it better so our friendship isn’t poisoned by this?
I’m going to be acting manager for 18 months before the official title promotion. Should I accept that as normal?
Have you ever run into a situation where you asked for more money (either a raise or when negotiating an offer) and you got it and regretted it? What are the strings attached to more $?
I currently make $132k and have not had a IRA. Is it worth opening one if I expect my next raise to bring me above $139K (which is the income limit for a single)?
Why is there a push to raise the Federal minimum wage? Why not leave this to each state?
Consulting broadly has a structured promotion system (A/SA to C/SC to M to SM to MD/P)... does investment banking have a similar structure?
Should be getting a raise by the end of this month, I am definitely being underpaid, do I bring this up before or after I find out how much my raise is?
Wanted to wait until after promotion notification to bring up a transfer. How long to wait now so it doesn’t seem too obvious that was my reasoning? I have about five months before I need the transfer
First year level 9 (consultant) expecting to hear about pay raise this Wednesday (will be minimal) I am leaving the firm and new offer wants me to start on 11/26, should I ask to start 12/4 so I can..
Someone want to explain how everyone in consulting can be this duped... we accept promotions for more responsibilities without knowledge of compensation... that literally doesn’t happen anywhere else. How dumb are we? Ps. I don’t count myself, I’ve never taken a promotion without jumping firms :) though plan on doing it next year - as SM
Everytime I ask my boss for a raise he tells me there is a freeze. How should I handle the situation?
I am a background check away from putting in my notice. KEEP grinding if you’re miserable and/or have trouble getting out of bed in the morning. This took a lot of ghosting and interviews+offer letters being taken off the table due to COVID. Stay humble and you’ll be next. Take a midday walk and schedule some coffee meetings to expand your network and stay sane.
Had a Blackstone recruiter reach out to me for a consulting role. I only have about 1.5 YOE. I think it’s a given I should interview but I don’t want to sell myself short. Thoughts? Advice?
Poll (options in the comments): How have your hours changed since no-travel orders began?
https://hbr.org/2020/01/what-top-consulting-firms-gets-wrong-about-hiring thoughts? Article mentions case interviews as a poor predictor of performance.
Got an offer from Guidehouse as a senior consultant in HIA back in January. The recruiter is MIA and not coming up with joining date and giving reasons like other PRoject team was put on bench and they will be allocated first before giving joining dates to the new hires. What should I do...if the recruiter comes back with the joining date. Should I join? What is the business situation at Guidehouse right now?
I’m curious to know how can I follow up with a recruiter without looking desperate. The interview went really well, and she said she would reach out soon, but haven’t heard back from her yet.
This is my first job, and the experience is super weird as its WFH. What mistakes have you made in your career that you wish had been avoided?
What are some industry (Tech/Retail) roles that are ideal after 2-3 years in Tech consulting? I have a Comp Sci background but I don’t want a Dev role. And I’m not looking for BA roles in banks.
Mid-level freelance strategists, what is your day rate? I want to make sure that I am staying competitive/not losing money.
After receiving Green Card (employer sponsored), is there a minimum period that one needs to work with the sponsoring employer before switching? Asking from a legal/USICS’s point of view, not ethically.
That feeling when you let one rip and then scramble to double check if Zoom is still muted... and it is
I recently transitioned to wfh full-time, in house. Amazing gig - I’m not complaining - but I literally never have to wear suits or anything fancy. Coworkers wear t-shirts, rarely blouses. My background is litigation, so I’m used to wearing sweaters, cardigans, suits, dresses. I don’t want to be the only one wearing business casual outfits but I can’t bring myself to wear a tank top/t-shirt and sweats/leggings every day. Advice for what to wear to wfh now that I’m just dressing for me? (Cont.)
How do you handle attraction in the work place. During my summer internship I was really attracted to this girl I shared a office with. She was way out of my league so I didn't even attempt to ask her out or anything. Plus you don't hookup where you vlookup. During one of the days she wore a really short skirt and I got a bit aroused. Since my housing was really close, during lunch I went home and fixed the issue. How do you handle being aroused at work?
This is for my real estate agents. I’m brand new into the business and I adore the work. What tips or pointers can you give to a new agent- I’m in Las Vegas if it helps to be specific. If anyone has any book recommendations that’d be awesome as well. I’m looking to learn anything and everything. For example, learning what I can and can’t do to make a deal close
Hi! This year I have been blessed. I made 200k from selling stocks and still has about 700k worth of shares. My family of 4 were struggling to make ends meet the past few years because California, everything is expensive including our mortgage. We are trying to organize our finances, we have 401k &got the house refinanced. I’m interested in investing in rental properties. I have read some blogs and watch some videos but would still like to hear from people some tips on investing with cash flow?
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