Is consulting really even worth it anymore if I have to pay for my own food now and travel moving forward is going to be at the max 1/3 of what it used to be (if things are ever “normal” again) so all those benefits we forced ourselves to accept as worth are now gone?
If you entered a higher SES than your immigrant parents and live pretty different lives (e.g., urban hcol, suburban lcol), how do you think about financial responsibilities to parents? Starting to get some real big bonuses and still aspiring towards personal goals (real estate, travel, future kids, etc.), but curious how others allocate their good fortunes (and if SOs agree) Nice gifts? Vacations? Covering mortgages? Offer parental allowance / Encouraging earlier retirement to enjoy life?
Anyone have a referral for a family photographer? I’m behind schedule with my holiday photos! Based in Southbay and willing to travel.
Booking Marriott properties on Concur using Chase Marriott Boundless. Still gets 6x Marriott from the card?
Anyone at ORD want to grab a drink? I have 2 hours to spare. I can let you in the United lounge at B6.
Has anyone ever flown from Pensacola, Florida to Charlotte, North Carolina? PNS -> CLT seems like a pretty entertaining flight #milehighclub
Has anyone traveled to USA with a transfer in a European country ( currently looking at flights with a stopover in UK) ? Are these transfer flights impacted by the europe ban? I am trying to book a flight from India but all stopovers seem to be in Europe. Any help is appreciated 😊🙏
Best place to stay in Singapore? “Bonvoy” lifetime status so prefer those. I like to swim and the Westin and St. Regis have pools but could pass those up if the Ritz, JW, or others are worth it
Did anyone travel recently from ind to usa on a non air india flight. Wanted to know if there are additional approvals needed to fly say qatar or emirates ?
KPMG Fast Track Hilton Gold Status https://www.hiltonhhonors.com/ProcessLanding/ProcessLanding/?lp=KPMG&cid=OM,HN,kpmgfasttrack,LP2010
Home sweet Westin
Best Hilton proprerites in Omaha, NE?
Perspectives wanted - what is the appeal of working in BizOps in industry? Just seems like consulting without the perks of travel and short-term nature of engagements. Maybe I’m missing something so let me know
Entire square block around my Hilton in Seattle lost power an hour ago with no sign of what the problem is or a solution. Of course this would happen when I'm farthest from exits on the highest floor.
Second week with at least one day with no hot water at the Westin. Feel bad complaining but it’s really annoying. Should I ask for points? Who do I ask? My ambassador?
Just reading up on the new X1 credit card and honestly both relieved and flabbergasted it took us this long to get here. There are some things I’m kinda unsure about but over all it seems like it will really help. Love it. Just signed up but the waitlist is already running long *sigh* even with a code..
Have an interview coming up with BCG this Friday, when should I expect to hear back for Round 2 results?
Traveling back from Middle East to DC in December and have a layover in Amsterdam. I am an Indian passport holder, do I need a visa to take the next flight in AMS? TIA!
It's my first day at a different big 4 than my tag and the only thing I have to do is an hour zoom call, then the next two days are 3 hr zoom calls. Is this normal? PwC had me doing 9 hrs of training the first day lol
Hi Fishes, Can anyone throw some light on Deloitte Digital, what kind of projects we get their? Do they serve Indian client? Is it part of Deloitte India?
Thoughts on joining a boutique consulting firm during this economy? Is it typically viewed as safer or riskier than bigger firms? Sorry if this is a dumb question. I know many of the bigger firms had layoffs but I imagine they have much more in the pipeline/budget/resources whereas boutique firms may or may not have had layoffs (is there a reputable source about this online?) but have fewer of the other items.
Any advice/tips on negotiating a sign on bonus? I would leave my current job before getting paid out 2021 bonus which is a decent chunk (10-12K)?
What are the best/most cost effective ways for a small law firm (5 attorneys + staff) to find top talent nationwide? If it’s here: I am at a Troy, MI based Plaintiff law firm seeking Health Care Fraud Lawyers. Having experience in consumer protection laws, false claims act, and the pharmaceutical industry is a plus. Must have 5 - 10yrs in class action and/or commercial litigation experience. Excellent research and writing skills. Competitive pay. Contact Hasan@akeelvalentine.com
Anybody with 3 YOE+ switch from Core tax to their international group? How was the transition? Did you have to step down a level if you were a recent senior/manager? Did you have to switch firms? Reason I ask is that I wouldn't mind delaying my promotion to manager to get international experience. Want to experience international before jumping from PA.
How do you stay motivated throughout the interview process? Especially in the case of 4-5 interviews.
Think it's time to pivot. I'm in an internal services role (contracts) and am feeling antsy. I'm over remote work. I don't need pre-pandemic level of travel, but I need to not be 100% remote. I don't have have an IT background or business degree. Thoughts for next steps?
35 yo Asian male with more than 13 years of experience interfacing with senior management and execs at various companies on security strategy and operations type work. I have a very young looking face (baby face with barely any facial hair) and have been told I look like I’m 12. I have a deep voice when I talk and people usually listen. However, during every first impression from older gentlemen with facial hair, I always get the feeling that I’m too young to be in that meeting. How to deal?
When did you know that you want to have a kid(s) and what helped you decide to go for it? Not a mom but want to ask people With first hand experience. My BF is sure he wants them and I did too until I did the research on cost of childcare, lifestyle changes, and most importatntly the impact on career (my BF says family stays with you but works don't. I love work for the sense of achievement). Now I am leaning toward childfree. I would really appreciate your thoughts and advice!
🧖♀️HOLIDAY BEAUTY PREP! What are you doing for holiday party season? Are you asking or investing in any beauty or wellness treatments as gifts? Drop below 👇
This week's announcements suck for SPG and AA loyal travelers. 2016: SPG is going away and AAdvantage program is changing for the worst.
Credit where credit is due, TSA I applaud you for the efficiency with which you handled the precheck onslaught at BWI this morning.
Just f$&k up so bad in my Meta interview today. Want to kill myself after realizing I made so many simple mistakes in the case. 🥲🥲🥲
How is A&M international tax?Alvarez & Marsal work similar to big 4? It seems their pay is much higher based on some posts. Any insight?
I’m bad at interviewing bc I can’t look at charts and come up with insights on the spot (it takes me a few minutes to process). But that doesn’t mean I’m bad at critical thinking. I feel like the interview process for MBB is flawed
Hiring question: candidates today are requiring very high salaries and we are getting to a point where the average candidate for a particular role is asking for more than I make. I just got promoted and got a 9% increase, which I’m not terribly happy with. Now that I am trying to backfill with this new level of salary and I want to use this opportunity to go back to my boss to get an bigger increase. Any advice or thoughts?
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