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For 13 yrs of experience (Java Architecture, Springboot, Microservices , Aws) , what salary should i ask for in Western Union ?
My current ctc is 37L.
Looking to get my MLO cert. I have 2 years of teller experience in a credit union. What kind of job opportunities/positions will an MLO cert/license create for me? Any/all suggestions welcome!
So I was listening to The Read podcast on the whole Gabby Union thing n they said “they don’t want us to be blk, they want us to just be present and quiet so they can say they hire blk ppl”. Truthhhhh
Anyone here work in consumer lending with a credit union? Interested in discussing pay structures to see how my credit Union compares.
My bonus this year was patently absurd, so I used a bit on some heat: AMM 3s, Parra Air Max 1, and the black Union 4s. Hate to let the resellers win. But at the same time I worked my ass off and wanted some kicks lmao
Moving to DC soon from NYC, what are general thoughts on the neighborhoods Capitol Hill, H street, union market, NoMa or any others that are pretty close to the train station? Appreciate any insight
What are the cool spots/street in south end ? Just walked Tremont between union park and Springfield. All the cool restaurants are here but is there something else around here to checkout? This is the happening part per google and I am not sure if I am in the wrong area. Appreciate the help!
Is it just me, or is it common for former union bosses who go into corporate management to have an inherent inclination try to treat their employees the same way they would treat their employer in their previous role? Anyone else have a similar experience?
Im a special Ed teacher and new to AZ. Is there a good teachers credit union anyone can suggest? Thank you
I'm single and don't plan on any big investments for at least 2-4. Got $20k+ sitting in my credit union savings acct that I'd like to put elsewhere. Advisable to put it in a mutual fund?
Looking to get pre approved for a first home mortgage. Any bank/credit union recommendedations? Can you also share the APR you were give? TIA
Are you all in NEA or AFT as your union? We’re in NEA where I am. Just curious which is better. I’m am only 23 so I am still learning the ropes.
Have people received inflationary raises? My dad received a letter stating that they’re giving him a 6.5% raise + a one time lump sum of $750 bc of inflation, retroactive to July 1st. He works for a university and is part of a union. Kind of feel like my company is being shady because I work in CRE & we do raises + bonuses in February which was when I was planning to ask for an inflationary raise. But I feel like a lot of companies have done this without having their employees ask?
NYC - Team dinner near Union Square. Recs?
What should I aim to become 4-5 years down the line ? Currently I m doing selenium automation testing with 8 yoe. Have experience in uft, api and desktop application automation and some of the devops application as well. And lots of other related knowledge and exposure. Should I aim to become Automation architect ? Solution architect is also for us ? What does solution architect do ?
The funny part is that before this leaked, some MBA was most definitely patting themselves on the back for thinking of "With free text, we risk people writing Shout-Outs that generate negative sentiments among the viewers and the receivers...We want to lean towards being restrictive on the content that can be posted to prevent a negative associate experience.”
I am seeking for insight on Union environment. I have an interview Monday for a Construction company that has union employees. How bad is it to deal with a bargaining contract? Is it as bad as I hear? Speak to me Union experience?
We made it to the weekend, HR fam! Or in my case, barely made it 😂😬. What are you doing to take care of yourself this weekend? I’ll go first: quiet evening with my husband tonight - may visit a brewery. Then some much needed time in nature tomorrow. We carry heavy burdens for our orgs, often without having a safe place to share our own burdens. I’m cheering all of you on as you make work better every day ❤️
What type of stories do MBB consultants who want to continue their career in their company tell in their applications? Im going to apply next year but Im not sure how interesting my application can be. I dont have time to do much asides from work and in the future I'd like to work in PE (have worked in many projects in this practice) which is pretty cliché.
Can any MBB folk share examples of their general story?
Ownbackup - their Talent acquisition team (TA) reached out to me for a senior data role. Total compensation includes base and stock options. Do any of you have insights on their compensation details, especially stock options? Since pre ipo stock options are the only variable component, this is the first time I will be working for pre-ipo company and wanted to educate myself. Thank you in advace.
How do people feel about pre IPO biotechs? Too risky for a first move into industry from consulting?
My CD was high on drugs while working remote for the past two plus years. He got a paid trip to rehab, a few months off, and now he’s back, fucking everything up again. He’s never going to get fired because the ECD loves him. I need a new gig.
My enthusiasm for producing music is gone. The pandemic killed my passion. Has anyone been in the same boat and found their love for it again?
I'd like to host my team for dinner but don't want to serve alcohol. Is there a polite way to give them a heads up or is it unnecessary? They know I don't drink but may not know I don't serve it.
Do you guys get objectives or briefs anymore? Somehow I seem to be getting told more recently I need to tell them what we should do next year....
Do you have a recommendation of trainings or books that help to improve verbal communication skills?
I got a job offer from MasterCard last month and I requested the HR to shift my DOJ by few weeks due to personal reasons. The HR always says he/she will do it but I'm waiting since a month for it to change. What should I do?
Sometimes I feel I am just numbing myself with whatever I can (dessert/sleep/game/shows etc) and avoid thinking about the part of me that's still hurting from breakup, the uncertain future due to visa, and the feeling that there is nothing to live for. Just trying hard to pretend they are not there to free myself from the misery for a short second. But I know they won't disappear just because I refuse to face them. 😔
For those of you with iPhones, I texted myself something and it showed the read receipt even though I have them off. Does this happen for everyone? I’m confused
Any insight to PwC tuition reimbursement?
Anyone testing in Houston? This is insane. My exam scheduled for the end of May was cancelled and I was able to reschedule for July. Really hoping that my rescheduled date doesn’t also get cancelled.
What is the partner comp structure like at McKinsey (how much % base vs bonus, what is vested, etc). Also what is the internal seniority like (is Sr. partner same as Director?)
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A City Council proposal to give New Yorkers the right to not be constantly bombarded by work emails when they are not at work...read more here!
Thoughts on this article?
Reminder that if you sell your labor to live, you're part of the working class. The "middle class" was invented (by people like us) to target subjective differences in lifestyle based on income.
"bUt HuMaN nAtUrE"
Happy last Friday of summer! Does your agency do Summer Fridays? Did you have time to take all of them? Why not All-Year-Round Fridays? Why not a floating weekday each week? What would you argue for?
How do you feel about your job today?
Laws like in California and now Illinois are a step in the right direction to cut down on unpaid overtime hours (requiring employers to pay for personal electronic devices/service ...
Not meant to replace unionizing but I think this could be very helpful and might inspire some of us to unionize. Please drop your salary info for your current or past job. Info is anonymous!
The first things you need to organize your workplace are a full staff list and an org chart (title hierarchy). If those don't already exist, you can make them.
Work on yours this week!
Soooo we just got bought by Accenture. Anyone want to get this project off the ground?? Like, soon???
When it hits you.
Has anyone seen that Patriot Act episode (the Netflix show with Hassan Minaj) where they talk about the video game industry? It sounds very much like advertising and they’re finally unionizing.
Hi. I’m going to this training and if anyone else in advertising or design industry wants to attend we could have our own break out group there and meet.
Humane hours would be nice. Also some parameters for weekend work. It either doesn’t happen or we are paid handsomely for it?
I created an comms consulting/marketing agency focused 100% on using advertising to combat COVID misinformation that is costing lives: we’re called The Auxiliary and you can check us out at resistcovid.com.
I’m reaching out because we’re running (our second) hackathon against the infodemic- this time centered around finding creative ways to keep Georgians informed about COVID amidst misinformation and mistrust and an early relaxation of social distancing.
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How long does it take you to feel creatively "burned out" on an account? Do you like to hop every project or do you prefer having a deeper relationship with the brand?
What would be in our collective bargaining agreement? Sane working hours, for sure. Harder to lay off or better severance. What else?
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Total lack of class consciousness is the biggest hurdle. People think the industry just is the way it is because they get paid okay and don't work in horrible conditions. They just move elsewhere instead of fighting for things they want.
The IFPTE is a union that is interested in organizing in the advertising space. I've spoken to them about it at my agency.
So there’s the National Writers Union and the Newsguild. There’s probably more. The Newsguild is affiliated with CWA, who, if memory serves have had organizing project aimed at tech workers, at least in the Pacific Northwest.
In America, the question of who organizes who isn’t always very cut and dry. Often times it’s left to who’s willing to commit the resources. That’s why the Service Workers International Union is both the largest union for health care workers and the largest union for janitors and building service workers. It’s also why the Teamsters organize grad students.
The question around who would represent different classifications of workers is largely dictated by labor law. Though, not Right to Work. That’s a completely different thing.
In terms of what union represents what classification of worker, ideally you’d want everyone in the same union. There may be different bargaining units and contracts, but the same principles around strength in numbers apply.
For example, in a hospital you’d probably have several bargaining units - it’s usually grouped around the level of training required and the type of work. So for example, you’d have. Service and Maintenance unit made up of Nursing Aides, Housekeepers , Dietary Workers, Unit Secretaries etc. You could also have a Technical unit with Rad Techs and Surg Techs, etc. Then you’d have a Nursing unit filled with...well nurses...but usually only RNs...LPNs are typically in with the techs. Then you could have a professional unit with all of your Pharmacists and Social Workers...folks with advanced degrees. Lastly, you could hypothetically have a unit for Physicians and Residents. All of those units would have separate contracts but could all be in the same union.
This has nothing to do with Right to Work. All Right to Work does is say that you can’t make being a member of a union a condition of employment...so no union shops. A lot of unions don’t like it because it means that they have to always be organizing and demonstrating their value otherwise they lose resources. But, arguably, this is how they should be acting all the time...at least in my opinion. Right to Work doesn’t have to be the big deal people make it out to be...Nevada’s a RTW state and the Culinary Union is one of the strongest unions in the country. They’ve figured it out. Other places could too.
Thanks so much for the detailed response—I had to read it twice to get it but I think I follow.
I’m still scratching my head why advertising creatives haven’t figured out a way to unionize. Is it because no other union Would take us on? We can’t accommodate freelancers? Have we convinced ourselves that clients and agencies would just hire scabs?
And surely this is a multi-pronged issue. I just wish we had a strategy to even so much as tackle it.
I’m sure part of it is finding the right union. Organizing can be resource intensive. The unions that are organizing successfully right now also tend to think really strategically about the industries they organize in. They have limited resources and tend to focus on industries they are at least tangentially related to. On top of that, there’s not a lot of history outside of the film and performing arts of unions organizing in creative industries.
It’s also likely that most of your fellow creatives haven’t thought about it as a solution to whatever problem they have. A huge part of organizing is building a vision around a union as a force for change. That means having lots of conversations with folks and educating them about what could happen if they organized.