Did anyone go for an H1B extension visa stamping in the last couple of months? If yes, can you please share your experience - time taken, consulate location (city), did u get RFE/ admin processing, etc.? Thanks.
How do you typically travel with your kids still in car seats (under 4)? Traveling with 2 under 4 and last trip used the rental companies car seats and they left much to be desired. Will be traveling alone with them so don’t know that I can get theirs to the airport on my own with luggage and double stroller. Any tips welcome! TIA!
Anyone know if buying Marriott points or airline miles counts towards the annual $250 travel credit offered by Citi Prestige Card? I have about 15 days left before my statement/1 year anniversary is up and I want to cancel my card.
If a friend has a better SPG rate books a hotel but has no status checks in with me to the same room, would my status still be recognized?
Currently have gold on both United and American. Tempted to split next year's flights between the two and keep status on both. Brilliant or terrible idea?
If anyone is looking to start (or continue) their American Express journey, PM me for a referral link for the Amex Gold card: 90k points after $4k spend in 6 months + 20% back as a statement credit on all restaurants up to $250 during the first 12 months!
One day.. I’ll quit my travel job so I can have one of these and dress her up like an Ewok every Halloween (ovbs)
Delta Gold Amex vs Alaska cards
Anyone have pros or cons of either? Found an offer for Alaska that has 60k + $100 statement credit + companion pass annually after $3k spend in 3 months. Delta Gold offer is as stated in their site. Preference would go to whichever one offers an instant card number to use, but I believe both of them do that.
Edit: am in SF with plans to take trips across US as well as up and down west coast
If you have a valid visa stamping till Sep 2022 and you are unable to find a job in the 60-day grace period, can you use the same stamping to reenter the US after another employer files for an H1B transfer? Thanks in advance!
I am current interviewing with Visa and they started the background check before the final round. The recruiter called me saying she’s already have an offer ready but I have to go through one final interview with the VP. However, he has been out of the office for the past two weeks. She mentioned they are not interviewing anyone else for the position, but I keep seeing the position being posted over and over again on LinkedIn. Any thoughts? I have other offers in the table.
Hi Folks, I'm last day at at current org is nearing. I'm a full stack developer with 5.6 years of experience and I have received offers from Airbus and JPMorgan Chase.
And both are offering similar CTC Airbus with 22 fixed plus 3 variable (retention bonus of 5L) JPMorgan Chase with 25 fixed. My family is extended recently considering work-life balance as one of important factor. Which would be a better company to join?
Does anyone work/has worked in PwC TRS (Tax Reporting and Strategy)? Can you give insight into what you do, how much you travel, and potential exit opportunities?
Just got my H1B! For the folks here, any advice on dos and don’ts/ unexpected things on this visa you wish you knew about earlier?
Can I travel through United airlines from India to USA? They seem to have direct flights. And is covid test mandatory to travel?
Have a possible opportunity in industry. Would be pay cut from $90k to $75k. Caveat is 10 min commute, 9-5 no travel. But would have to learn Salesforce Marketing Cloud/email/mobile (automation)...
UK has come up with a self sponsorship visa. You don't even need a job offer to move there. Check out for more details.
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My YOE is 5.3 and I am holding around 24 lpa offer now TCS has started my visa processing for uk.I have an query that, should i stay in tcs and go onsite or go with other companies.
Thanks for your valuable feedback in advance.
Currently i am getting 8 lpa from TCS.
How important is your job title? I am at a mid-size technology company. They are going through restructuring. I think I will have some flexibility on my new title. Right now I'm a specialist. How important is it to be a Marketing Automation Manager vs a specialist for future jobs?
Hotels nuts $$ this week in Manhattan...grabbed the Sheraton TriBeCa to keep costs down versus my usual. Boy that was a mistake, kind of a crap hole...
Been 6 months since my i140 was Approved. Just started my 5th year of H1B, priority date not current and I’m from India.
Would it be any risk if I were to switch employers now even if my new employer’s PERM is delayed/denied/RFEd? Can I get my unlimited H1B extensions based on my current employer’s approved i140?
Since LA is too expensive to afford a decent home in a decent neighborhood, what are some suggestions to cope with high tax rates? Thanks folks!
What is the absolute worse interview question you were asked? Funny, rude, shocking, downright illegal, etc.
After how many days can we expect the offer letter from TCS post the status is changed to "Evaluated" in ibegin portal. I had HR discussion last week and CTC break up was shared with me last Tuesday. This Tuesday (24-Aug) the status was changed to Evaluated..so now in how many days can we expect offer letter from TCS?
Sinema is such a strange political animal. She had unbelievable amounts of leverage to ask for ANYTHING in exchange for her support of the Manchin bill, and she asked to give the most unproductive set of billionaires and millionaires a tax relief by keeping the carried interest loophole? Wow! Just wow!
Meanwhile, the same bill goes ahead to expand the powers of the IRS to go after the little guy (those that can’t afford accountants and tax lawyers). Unbelievable stuff!
Anyone find your relationship (or the office environment/atmosphere) with your boss changed after they were made partner?
I got selected in Consulting and Service Integration BU of TCS....just wanted to understand is this consulting unit of TCS.
Additionally, they are offering me Associate Consultant band with 13 years of experience.
How is the appraisal cycle and ratings bands
Best plays to teach in the classroom and hook students. We already do Macbeth and The Crucible but looking for something shorter/more modern. And go!
Lot of people leaving our agency the last two months. Not sure if it’s just people finding new, better opportunities or a sign of something bad coming down the pipe…The Marketing Arm
Curious if anyone else is or has been in the same boat. I started as an assistant at an entertainment law firm prior to passing the bar. Upon passing, the partner told me they would hire an assistant for me since I now became an associate. That was 1.5 years ago and I am still in the limbo of juggling my own workload + doing assistant roles for my supervisors. I have also had no increase in pay, which is a huge deal for me. Is this normal in the entertainment world? Any suggestions?
Hi all, I currently have 5 years experience as a Salesforce developer and 10 years experience as a .net developer. I also have the Platform Developer I cert. I am currently based in Vancouver Canada and my salary here is $101,000 CAD, with no yearly bonus but I do get share options and the company is not IPO yet.
Is a good salary for my experience? It is so expensive to live here, the money doesn’t go far and I have a 10 month old baby. Just wondering if I should start looking for a new job.
Hi all, it's my first time posting here and I would be really happy to get some advice from you. I live in London UK, where I moved to from abroad a few years ago. I've been thinking about my career recently and I feel a bit lost, not really sure where I should be at my age, how I am doing, and where I'm going. Has anyone gone through something similar? How did you solve that? I was thinking of maybe looking for a mentor, which is something I've never tried before.
Thank you all for any advice
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GME HODL - oh yeah!
25 yo and have $22k invested in a few stocks/ BTC. Thinking about rebalancing into 80% mutual funds and 20% stocks for more passive investing. What are the best mutual funds besides VTSAX for my age?
This may not be a good fit for here, so if there’s a better place to post please let me know. It appears I have a good shot of getting a promotion soon. My manager can’t officially offer it yet, but gave me an idea of the raise. I haven’t had to really negotiate before since my last raise came from a move and they beat my ask. Basically I have no idea how to negotiate for the best raise without coming off ungrateful. We have a hiring freeze so I’m really fortunate and don’t want to mess up.
Just want to share with you guys, I am 24 and investing since I am 18. I am passionate about the markets and working in S&T now. As I like to read a lot of things, listen podcasts, etc. I started a newsletter where I talk about macro, markets, documentaries, books. I also do Markets update and select articles. It is free and will stay that way, I am just learning with you. If you want here is the link
If some of you read my articles feel free to give me any feedback it will appreciated :)
Thought on the next big growth industry in this upcoming decade? Continuation of consumer tech?, AI?, biotech?, etc.
For those who have HM Bradley accounts, how easy is it to transfer money OUT of the account? It doesn’t seem to have a lot of description when I tried to search in the FAQ
How much do you consider “a lot” to save/invest each month? Trying to tighten my budget to focus on investing most of my income each month. Obviously, it’s all relative. Just curious what others strive for.
(24M) I have around 10k saved in my credit union savings account. Thinking about putting a decent amount in a high yield savings account like GS’s Marcus to start compounding interest. I’m not very knowledgeable in investing as I didn’t grow up with a lot or have parents who were money savvy. Does anyone have recommendations on how to navigate the investing landscape? Honestly it’s a little overwhelming and I just feel lost. Should I invest in CDs, index funds, start a Roth IRA ? So many optins
Not that I qualify, but I’m curious - how do investors get access to private equity deals? Do they get “recruited” based on their net worth?
Spouse and I both have Roth IRAs with about 11 closed end funds between us (Pimco, etc) that generate monthly dividends in hopes that the balances will grow by retirement and have a nice stream of inc
Anyone getting good refi rates on jumbo mortgages lately? I have a little under $900k in debt ($700k at 3.75%, $195k at 4.5%, both 30 years) on a property that appraises between $1.25-1.3M. Seeing good rates but only with high up front fees.
Hi there - are there any EY firm level independence restrictions on using Robinhood/Stash for personal investments? I am a noob in investing, but looking at options.
My SIL is in her mid-40s and has (finally) taken an interest in financial planning. Any Christmas gift recommendations to guide her on her path? Nothing too intimidating.
Hey folks, question regarding Roth IRA. I have funded my IRA almost to the maximum this year. I changed jobs now, which I feel might push me above the max income limit by the end of this year. I was well under the limit in my old job when I funded my Roth IRA. What are my options?
Thoughts on daily recurring investment of $100 on SPY and $50 on VOOG.
Also, what are people's thoughts on doing daily $10 recurring investments in AAPL, GOOG, and FB
I only own few Google stocks, I now want to increase my position after using GPay. This is probably one of the best services Google has released in a min. Any thoughts?
I've spent $0 on food and drink this month until now. Overall $207 mostly to groceries and bills.
If this shutdown goes any longer (and assuming I dont get sick), I'd have saved so much!
Newbie here..starting a brokerage account with Charles Schwab primarily for ETFs. Any recommendations? I’ve shortlisted SCHX (large cap), SCHA (small cap) and SCHF (international) for my portfolio
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