Anyone else tire of the “plant mom” and “dog dad” me too conversation? It seems to be more frequent. For example, company says, “Parents, please share pictures of working from home with your kids during Covid” for a diversity and inclusion project. Undoubtedly someone responds, “what about my plant babies? 🤣”. I don’t want sympathy but I find it childish. Just give us the courtesy of understanding that plants and pets are not the same. Stop “me too’ing”
Hi all, I was a civil Engineer earlier and was laid off facing the Covid brunt and have upgraded to Data Science now, actively looking for a job to support my family. So if anyone can help or give leads it would be grateful to help support my family. Please please 🙏🏼
Anyone letting their hair grow out and donating to charity after COVID ends? I haven’t gotten a haircut since before the pandemic and don’t feel safe to get one until it is over. For people who have donated hair before any organizations you would recommend?
Another lie from our car-salesman President. He just said we had the “largest testing capacity in the world”, and that “nobody’s done a better job at testing...” but we can’t test 100 Senators to keep the government running. https://www.axios.com/senate-doctor-mitch-mcconnell-coronavirus-testing-e99282f6-90f5-4e11-8b45-02548f38ab12.html
Does HR have an obligation to inform its employees when a coworkers tests positive for Covid? What if a coworker's family member tests positive? Which takes precedence...privacy or safety?
what do people think the impact of COVID will be on job security in the consulting industry?
I believe people should get vaccinated when they can and if they are able to. I also think it’s wrong for governments to mandate vaccination. Doing so severely infringes on individual freedom and sets a bad precedent for the future.
2 things I don’t understand: -if vaccinated people can still catch and transmit Covid why don’t employers have to make them test weekly? -why is there no recognition or option to provide antibody status for people who were sick and recovered from Covid?
This would be a big business culture shift. But it is probably time for this change. https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-americans-should-never-shake-hands-again-coronavirus-influenza-1496772
Just learnt FIL is in ICU under observation after contracting Covid. He has other pre existing conditions. Just became citizens this year and haven’t gotten around to doing the OCI card yet. Any guidance in how to get emergency visa or travel to Hyderabad would be greatly appreciated! Are there special flights & quarantine rules?
For those eligible for vaccines in Illinois as part of group 1b+ (pre existing conditions) and have access to transportation, there are many appointment windows available in Springfield and southern IL (3 to 4 hour drive) State site explicitly says all zip codes can get vaccinated at these sites: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/statewide-vaccination-locations
Controversial take: someone suggested to me that some of the Big 4 are just using Covid as an excuse to fire people they wanted to before but did not want to go through the hassle or hurt reputation. So as long as Covid continues, they will keep firing people and not raising salaries even if they can afford to. What do you think?
In case this helps anyone in here who doesn’t already know. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. https://nypost.com/2020/04/03/how-hungry-nyc-residents-can-get-free-meals-amid-coronavirus/
HELP! Roommate is being insistent on not allowing either of us to go out due to covid (except for groceries). We live in Chicago, and phase 4 is starting in a few wks meaning most places will re-open with limited capacity. I’m not trying to go crazy here and hit up every club/restaurant/public place. But I’d like to enjoy a meal out or a small gathering at a friend’s place, things like that (w/ all proper precautions in place) but roommate is not cool with it -how to approach?
Thinking about going to Iceland for a week next summer (assuming the covid situation is in a better place) - how much should I be planning to spend for two people?
Tone-deaf response from the left wing Democratic mayor of D.C., who was speaking near the place a 17 year old had just been shot to death. "Mayor Muriel Bowser, speaking to reporters near the scene of the shooting, noted that public drinking and marijuana use outside were prohibited, as were gatherings of more than 50 people as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. “It’s very important that as a community we have a zero-tolerance for this activity,” https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dc-shooting-leaves-dead-20-injured-72269085
Has anyone here had a breakthrough Covid case who also received the Moderna vaccine? Anecdotally - went to a small wedding last weekend and a TON of the guests are testing positive for Covid now. Everyone at my table has symptoms or a positive test at this point - except me. I had a negative test and got moderna. They all received Pfizer. Other guests at different tables are seeing the same thing, including married couples with different vaccinations.
Just looking for a place I can maybe find someone in the same boat. I have PCOS. I weigh 336 lbs despite sticking to a strict diet and exercise regiment. I’m 25, single, and growing even more isolated than usual as I find myself using COVID as an excuse to further shelter myself. Any other ladies experience this struggle and have advice or inspiration I could draw on? TIA 😞
If you had a PE interview in 6 days and haven't done much prep, what are the things you should do to get ready in a limited time frame?
Anyone ever applied to a job via USAjobs? If so how long is that process in finding out if your gonna be interviewed
My firm is virtual - all work done remotely in home office unless on client site. Haven’t traveled since mid October. It’s driving me nuts. What do you recommend doing?
From talking to students at multiple M7 schools, it seems like all of the BB/MBB/FAANG companies recruit at most if not all of the schools . So if you're planning on recruiting for one of these, is there really a major difference in career opportunities between each school? Asking because it seems like some schools are specifically known for finance vs consulting vs tech, but if the companies are all recruiting at all these schools, the differences don't seem as pronounced to me.
Hi all - Would love to find any good hispanic grocery stores around the city. Bonus points if they have a beer selection. Anyone know any?
To those of you in MBB, how do you treat yourself with the wealth you're making? Champagne with your Maccas? Constantly ordering Grab/ubereats/deliveroo is a privilege isnt it? (Assuming lockdown situation is in place)
Anyone exited to Chick-fil-A Corp? Currently interviewing and appreciate any insights. Thanks!
ADVICE: Just got asked to interview in another city. The HR rep didn’t offer to fly me out, but asked if I could come to their office for an interview... cont
Are airlines doing food/beverage service right now? I have delta and American flights coming up. (FYI - More so curious about the alcohol part of the beverage service.) TIA
I have two career paths I'm aiming for at the moment, strategy consulting or finance/strategy at a CPG. My end goal has always been to exit to CPG. If I dont land in strategy consulting should I consider tech consulting?
How do I deal with a super intense senior associate that is making life difficult? This associate sees no difference between 11 AM and 11 PM, weekend or weekday. They will text me on my personal cell instead of emailing, insist on long zoom calls during which they insist on turning camera on, won’t review anything I send them unless it’s on a zoom call (yes, that is crazy and not the norm at my firm), and is not a good team player (something good? He did it! bad? You did it)! What do I do?
If I use gift cards in booking flights or hotels, can I expense the total amount including that is paid by gift cards?
Junior associate with deal closing tomorrow. Partner said that I need to cover for part of the day (despite the fact that I said I’m taking off for Yom Kippur) cause said partner is golfing. Also had to cancel a vacation for said partner a month ago. Sign to leave?
Looking for guidance on resume for an AP level position (strategy consulting). Presuming you want to highlight core skills through project examples but still keep this to 1 page?
Welcome introverts! Bowl leader here. Hope most of you are about to enjoy a week of peaceful WFH. While here, let me know what you hope to get from this group & what you want to see more of. ⬇️
Now that MBAs are all going online, does it still make sense to get one as an international student? It seems internationals have the very short end of the stick and no employer wants to risk hiring one for MBB/IB/PE. Thoughts?
What are you doing for your mother today?
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