I’m vaccinated but getting very nervous about the delta variant. I’m reading a lot about pretty bad breakthrough cases. My husband is immunocompromised (but vaccinated). Most people at my office don’t seem to care at all about Covid, we don’t have a mask policy, etc. I’m getting really nervous about spending so much time in the office. Ugh
Guitar lessons in NoVa/DC, where are they? I'm the type of guy who hires a bodybuilding coach because he wants to get in shape, I don't screw around. I want a guitar coach/teacher but at least when I was looking a couple of months ago I couldn't find one with trusted reviews on places like Craiglist or simple Google searches. Recommendations? Places to look? Is the supply just rock bottom due to COVID?
Has Pe mega fund on cycle recruiting started yet? Heard rumors timelines may be slower this year due to covid...
I just found out that the person I was with last year is with someone new. We were separated because of distance/covid. It just makes me sad because I feel that covid took away the opportunity for us to be together and further develop the connection that we had. It was unique and hard to find. So much has changed. I’ll get over it and if we aren’t going to be together then I am sure it’s for the best. Just feeling this heaviness today.
WFH/Remote Covid Poll
Asking for a Fordham Media Studies graduate! What are the best ways of getting into the industry now? It's incredibly hard for graduates because of Covid.
Vaccine & Normalcy are on the horizon. Where would you rather live post covid: NYC, LA, Austin, Chicago, Portland or other?
Should I get tested? Friends wife got covid from partying with friends. I had lunch with friend [husband] the next day. Then he tested positive. It’s been 2 days. I’m vaccinated. Scared shitless right now.
My contract with Verizon Fios just ended. And It immediately increased price on the new bill. What can I do?? I see the website has new plan offer but seems for new customer only. Is threating to leave still an option nowaday? Though I am trying to avoid it in this COVID environment....thanks!
Any holiday recs? OPT in the US and need to be able to return to the US. Criteria: no quarantine requirement in the destination country, relatively ok in terms of covid, not banned by the US for the 14 days requirements. TYIA!
So - what do you think the impact of COVID-19 will be on our arts and literature? More? Less? Different? How?
TOP 5 REASONS TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CEO: 1. Easier to monitor your meals, bathroom breaks, chit chat, other non-work related things 2. Tired of seeing your poor person apartment on zoom lol 3. I hate my family hehe jk 😅🤣 4. We signed a 25 year lease on our office building 😳 5. Don’t particularly give a shit if you die of a covid variant sign this waiver lol
Remember when Mitch McConnell called the Covid pandemic a "Blue State Problem"? Well, it looks as if the virus decided to switch parties.
What’s your take on lonely boys? Chatting with a dude—hot, fit, great job. But made multiple references to being lonely cause he’s living alone, cause his friends have left the city cause of COVID. Super open and vulnerable with me before even going on a first date. Not hating, just don’t know what to make of the situation.
COVID life of virtual events: What is the best executions you’ve seen for them? Anything that breaks the norm? All of the ones I’ve attended have been draining with an overload of faces on screens. Anything out there shaking things up a bit?
With Delta on the rise, is anyone hesitant on looking for new jobs for similar reasons when Covid originally happened last March? (Rescinded offers, pushed start dates, etc)
Put on a bit of weight during COVID and have a pretty serious interview coming up this Friday. Any suggestions on dresses? Likely a size 16 at the moment - really want to look put together but I can’t find anything!
Please critique my annual budget. Family of four in the Bay Area. HHI: 850k Income tax: 300k Daycare: 50k Housing: 45k (mortgage + property tax + insurance) Grocery / restaurants: 20k Charity: 15k Random Amazon spending: 10k Car + gas + insurance: 10k Medical: 5k House cleaner / landscaper: 5k Utilities: 3k Retirement savings: 135k (maxing out everything) Remaining for taxable savings: 250k Don’t do enough travel but that is largely due to COVID. Saving 45% of gross is probably too much?
Has any of you planning to downgrade from ed2 to eb3 with recent visa bulletin updates? Is your company paying for it and if not how much they are going to charge for it?
PwC folks- does PwC pay for freezing your eggs? I’m 35 and starting to think I should think about it. Ugh. I really want to get pregnant soon.
I’m at the Promotion Day celebration at Park Grill (Chicago). I came because I needed to go to Office to return my old Laptop. It’s loud and crowded. I’m never in the Office so I don’t know anyone. :(
Sorry to hear this, CP+B’ers...have some friends there who are safe for now, is this the last of layoffs there (CO and LA)? http://www.adweek.com/agencyspy/cpb-cuts-3-percent-of-staff-in-boulder-and-l-a-as-part-of-larger-restructuring/143982
My Truth: I recently left a large firm with great pay, terrible culture, & subtle racism for a small firm, bad pay, & great/open culture. Already looking like one of my better career decisions. (cont)
Looking for a career in Private Equity and investment banking.. as a career switcher, so have some years of experience. Looking for New York and California (but prefer no San Fran)
Any tips for compensation negotiation? Have a scheduled call with HR today for TC discussion with a startup
Do you spend your entire per diem? Or do you prefer low-cost food options (chipotle for example) and save the rest of the per diem?
Best provider for renter’s insurance?
The cyber folks have certifications of some form or the other. I once heard a partner in cyber say that you must target to get one certification per year. How relevant is it for data science/analytics? If it is, what certifications should we get?
Damn. Was lucky enough to land an interview. The interview went numerous rounds, it was super positive, so then I decided I would be 100% honest about something I wasn’t good at, in hopes of being clear that I was ready to grow. Then I got ghosted, and I think it’s because of the said honesty. Feeling low and stupid for ever admitting a “fault” in an interview instead of just telling them that I’m perfect.
My hardly working co worker has fallen asleep leaving me to pick up her slack… 😾 worst part is she is too cute to be angry at… 👿
would it look bad to go from UG to 1 yoe in industry to 6 months at tier 2 to starting at mbb? concerned it is too much job hoping that may be looked down upon in mba apps or PE recruiting
Anyone at DFW terminal A wanna grab drinks 🤗🍸🍷🍇
Are there any married couples working at two different big 4 firms? How did you make sure your finances were compliant with both?
Good morning 🐠!!!!! Waiting on (hopefully🤞🏼) an offer from a company that I had my final interview with on Friday. Please send all the good vibes!!
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