Asians in Consulting

I'm so proud to be an Asian guy. So damn proud. But man, sometimes they sure don't make it easy for us.

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Definitely isn’t easy, and when growing up my parents reminded me that if you do well - it’s expected, but if you screw up - you stand out. Instead of letting this get to me, been trying to slay expectations and really improve on the client relations part. After a couple of my mentors reminded me to play ‘client counselor’ + pre-empty let communicate and see what makes people tick / be happy, it’s helped my team from being unresponsive bastards to the trusted advisors. Be proud and let them see our pride / recognize our greatness!

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Move to Asia. That’s what I’m doing after spending 17 years in the US trying to make it work. I love my college football, and I love my moist briskets. I love my white friends, black friends, Latino friends, my Asian friends, and they love me too. Even after more than half of my life, however, there’s a level of comfort I feel back home that I suspect I never, ever will in the US or elsewhere. Am I a loser? Am I a racist? I just don’t care anymore. I’m tired of watching myself.

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Great piece on LA Times about Yangs run at president. Since Kamala Harris dropped out there’s been a lot of unconscious bias coming out against Asians as being “white adjacent”. Hate the model minority stereotype.

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Explain.

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Don’t worry my friends. Our century is coming up

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Pros and cons - we also get labeled as smart, non-violent, rich (?), educated etc.

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We are all crazy and rich

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What makes you proud to be asian? Id love to hear :)

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I love how we always look young for our age!!!

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OP - what area of the country you grew up in and where do you live now?

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Move north and then double your salary to shut them up😜

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I hear you OP; heard everything you’ve described and it does feel like i have to work harder - at work and in my personal life here in California. It’s the feeling that people don’t take racism against Asians as an issue and yeah asian men in particular are just viewed as smart/nice. Only recourse I have really is just work harder I guess.

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And the occasional steroids injection. Gotta make it work for us.

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About to re-enter the US for a new employer but won't have the physical 797 by then. Emp says I could try and submit a scanned copy and visa approval email. I think this is a horrible idea, thoughts?

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There was talk of building a union...What about just a support network? Not a union, but an org that worked to support us in networking, salary negotiations, lifestyle management, skill building, etc?

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If you get delayed while at client site during a connection and staying overnight, do you expense that hotel? I used points last time and today’s weather looks awful.

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Are people observing details at home that they had never noticed before? With a lot (!) more time spent WFH, the color of paint, the reflection of light, peacefulness of the backyard, ...

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Anyone know anything about TBWA World Health in Chicago?

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I feel like there's no room for rachetness in this job. Idc about '70s tunes and beer - like dude I'm the reason why Bodak Yellow is trending. Let's talk about memes, pop culture, and social media...

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Fake ass Cannes project season is upon us! Tell me again, over emotional instrumentals, how your fake website and case film is curing cancer/prejudice/hunger/world wars. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Why are the art directors staying late more so than any other position at ad agencies? Do they also get paid more than most other roles at equal levels?

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For those who have received H1B extension in the last 1-2 months, was your salary greater than or less than 100k? I am trying to figure out whether denials are more common for people with lower salary

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6 figure salary language: I know we are still in a world where saying 6 figure salary means something, but people also said 6 figure salary decades ago when it was more than double its value today, and may have even used the terminology when it was worth many times its value today (I don’t have the full history on when it first became popular terminology.). Do we see the terminology “6 figure salary,” used in esteemed terms, going away any time soon?

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Has anyone ever involved a lawyer in negotiating severance? Got the agreement and a lawyer thinks he can do better, not sure what leverage there is on pay, but any similar experience?

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2 years exp., audit associate up for promo to senior. What's yall's typical salary and bonus or % increase for ppl going into year 3, or to senior level? Say office loc, so I can adj appropriately.

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President Trump, please step up and show leadership. If you can sign executive orders protecting statues commemorating child traffickers and rapists due to the role they played in this nation, I am sure you can open the door for more meaningful conversations with the country. For a start, you can sign an order to better hold police accountable by mandating a federal body cam law... start somewhere sir! Please.

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What is a fair comp for SM1 in Tech(AIM)? I have been a “lifer” at Deloitte and although I always get 1 or 2, live in a Tier 1 city, but I know I am underpaid. What are your thoughts on the base comp?

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Googler🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🦈🐡 Passed the case and got into the second round of the interview for a BA role. 2 years of experience. What type of questions do the interviewer ask? (In addition to behavioral)

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Stay at Boston for personal. any suggestions? Westin Waltham is good, but only 1 king (I've 3 guests), Le Mer is good but fairly exp $652, Marriott is okay but $86 parking! Spg platinum here & 2-4sept

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I'm a student graduating in the Spring, signed an offer with PwC but am interviewing for a PTA position with the FASB for the summer this month. Anyone with experience with this or know people who do?

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Outlook, Teams, Zoom, Slack, Texting, PowerPoint, Keynote, Google Slides, DropBox, WeTransfer ..... SYSTEM OVERLOAD! Am I right??

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I have a 9 year old and his school started remote classes this week...I cannot get him to pay attention for more than five or ten minutes at a time. Any suggestions to fix this?

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Is it possible to convert to L1A after H1B I-140 approved ? Reason being level change Manager level and also worked outside US for one year.

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