Does anyone else struggle to define how ambitious they want to be? I feel like I’ve always pushed to be the best and achieve the next milestone, and I think if I tried I could become a partner or executive or what have you (I’m a manager now). But I’m also tempted to switch over to a less stressful, internal job (for the same pay, just less steep comp growth) and just be comfortable and enjoy life (contd)
Our firm told everyone no bonuses this year due to the pandemic. However, people like myself with high utilization received a “bonus” in terms of a gift card. My director notified me of this, but the other day my boss was mentioning how no bonuses this year really sucks. I was told by the director to not mention it to anyone but I figured if anyone knew I got one it’d be my boss. I feel super uncomfortable now because do I essentially lie to my boss because I’m not supposed to talk about it.
Hi, I’m looking at a 1 bedroom apartment with a rent of $2,195. I have a salary of ~$80K. I have zero debt and have been living with my parents for the past year so saved a ton. Do you think it is reasonable for me to afford this?
I have a dilemma. I received two different job offers. One from a VERY good consulting firm, the other from a corporate company (pharmaceutical industry).Both in sustainability field, same salary.One 200km from home with possibility to work remotely most of the time (consulting), the other literally 850 meters from my house right now. The corporate company offers 6 months at first with the possibility to get a permanent contract afterwards.The consulting firm proposes a permanent contract. What should I do?
I’m pending an offer from Visa Inc for a Senior Director role and want to know some guardrails. The recruiter informed me in our very first call that Visa “doesn’t pay cash to bring people on” and alluded to not offering a sign on bonus or RSUs. This is very strange to be competitive in the tech world. Would love to hear input into pushing for both equity and sign on as part of the offer. Thanks!
Any recommendations on how to get promoted from a Consultant to a Manager? I don’t want to wait 2-3 years, I’m self driven and want to know what they look for when considering for promotion.
Have an offer from another company at 22% But heard from CC, SM, MD that I’m being considered for mid year promotion. Should I stall other offer? If so, when are mid-year promos usually announced?
Looking at a job offer in the Bay Area where the total base comp for the Mrs and I would be brought up to $300k. Realistically how much do you need to make to even have a shot at buying a house in the San Jose area these days?
Raise your hand if you've almost spilled coffee on yourself while purposely ignoring a beautiful girl in the hallway only so that she thinks that you have shit goin on in your life
Year end review resulted in a pat on the back with no promotion or pay increase and half the bonus I was expecting. Now I have zero motivation and can’t get myself to work the way I used..advice??
I work for a regional firm in the Midwest and just had my 2 year anniversary. If I moved to Minneapolis what could I expect for salary from a B4 firm? I’d assume I’d come in as a 3rd year staff?
Given the salary leveling that happened this past performance cycle, does anyone know what the Tech Consulting Manager base salary is at ACN now?
Anyone work / heard of experiences working at Bloomberg? Thinking about applying for a position there.
I’ve come to the conclusion I’m much happier in London than I am in America. Any 🇬🇧 MBB open to a referral?
Which spg platinum benefit is the most worth it? I'm thinking between 10 suite nights or one free night
While I understand why companies would like to cut the pay of employees moving from ultra-high cost locations like SF, it does seem to me that your value to the company is your value (regardless of where you are) and this could have a negative impact on morale and retaining top talent. Setting aside the tracking of tax implications mentioned in the article, which is of course important, what are your thoughts on employers adjusting pay based on location worked, and what happens if/when WFH ends?
What mid-career compensation (at age 45 or so) can I conservatively expect if I pursue Corporate Strategy, and exit at the Manager/PL/EM level? Currently at 31 years of age
For those of you in Tier 1 cities, how much do you pay in rent compared to your monthly salary? My monthly rent is $2.6k (36% of monthly income) and am wondering if that’s too much..
Newly married 🐟 what's your thoughts on merging healthcare with SO? Any easy way to analyze this? Does anyone do medical at one company, dental and vision at another?
Client to film director (in front of actor) “Can’t we just put him in Spanx? He’s looking a bit too chubby on screen.”
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?
My boyfriend is on unemployment. I’m getting seriously irritated by him playing video games from noon to 4am while I WFH. He’s also being perpetually happy and I need advice on how not to kill him.
With Slack and Skype at everyone’s disposal, I tend to find myself getting bombarded with questions even if I’m in a meeting or have my status as Busy. How do y'all deal with this?
What do you wish you knew when you were asking for your first raise? I’m well over half a year from that conversation but it’s on my mind. Me and my partner have sold a good deal of work but is that enough? Because there are times when I know I could have given more to a project, but I choose my mental health instead. This is so toxic but I feel like I’m not pulling enough all-nighters to earn a raise—like it’s some unspoken rule that my whole team is thinking but not voicing.
curios for ppl in a green card process,: what's your agency policy on starting the process? Do you have to work for the agency for a certain amt of years or at a sepcific levels ( managers? ADs? )
Need to quit before year end so I can cash out this PTO. Otherwise I lose and leave anyway. Anyone thinking the same?
Still on my parents medical insurance but also want to get my own insurance so I can go to Northwestern hospital for a specialist. Current insurance is not accepted there, but I don't know much...
I haven’t traveled since covid started. Do I have to take my mask of when getting past the TSA checkpoint?
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