General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?
Best way to blow Bonvoy points on a 1 night stay in Honolulu? Considering Ritz, Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider. Any good experiences?
If I'm Delta Platinum, will I get any sort of status match from American? Usual Thursday flight got eliminated
Best North Indian / Delhi style street food (e.g., Cholle bhature, chaat) and general Indian sweets (e.g., jalebi) place in NYC? any suggestions. Missing home due to this travel ban.
Cabo Westin or Jw?
Pwc folks, do I get a min of silver status with United Airlines? If yes, how do I apply for it?
Is Peurto Vallarta in Mexico worth going to? My husband doesn’t want to take the long flight to Cancun and we have already been to Cabo. Looking to relax for 4 days and live in an all inclusive resort. Any resort recommendations there as well?
Is it fair to rent a car instead of Ubering because you’re sick of making small talk with drivers who also ignore the fastest route on the GPS causing you to almost miss your flight every week? 😪
Just spent an hour on the LGA Avis shuttle for what should have been a 5-10 minute drive. Hate this place. 👎🏼
Spinning off an earlier post, is it better to quit or get laid off? I would think quitting and using the time to "re-center" (i.e. Travel for a few months) then job hunt would look better than lay off
Late flight and Uber driver leaves with my luggage. Chase his car. Another car honks. Both to no avail. Now late. Suitcase has work clothes for tmrw. Working on getting bag back now. Lesson learned.
Thinking of either Belize or Costa Rica late fall this year. Any recommendations? In particular would like to hear about Marriott hotels and off-property excisions in both countries. Thanks!
Marriott platinum members, what kind of benefits or upgrade do you get when you arrive at a hotel?
People have been poo pooing going to Hawaii due to lack of reservations for activities and poor service due to understaffing. I have a Maui trip planned in Sept and I'm thinking about putting it off. Is it that bad? I'm staying at the Ritz.
Dilemma - To travel or not to travel. That is the question. Delta surge. Is it a good time to look for remote or 50% travel opportunities? What’s your take?
Frm BOS, regular 8 AM flight w/first class upgrade gets cancelled. On 9 AM flight w/10 people on the upgrade list. Check in & rqst for an upgrade. Bump every1 else down and get upgraded to 1 open seat
Credit card holder recommendations please! I like to have my credit cards, IDs, DL all together in a compact cardholder. Nothing crazy, up to $100 but flexible since it stays inside the@purse mostly
Bout to hop on a flight EWR to ORD cuz I'm hardcore craving some deep dish pizza #consultingpointsperks
How important is it to get your CPA in the long run/ outside of big 4? Would CFE be beneficial? I’m a forensics staff.
Just got a big raise (50%+) starting July 1st that is going to move me out of income limits for direct Roth IRA contributions (prior to raise was under the limit) even with maxed pretax 401k and HSA - however I am already halfway through contributions ($3000). What options do I have to address these excess contributions?
Advice needed! Have just been asked to Freelance with W2 form. Without any benefits. Is this even possible? Would I lose my eligibility for Unemployment insurance once the gig ends? I was laid off from my full time agency job 2 months ago and have already freelanced as self employed on an LLC since. Seems like they’re being tight and taking advantage of the current climate.
Rolex Sub, Sea-dweller or Deep Sea? Haven’t tried the latter two in metal and concerned that 43mm and 44mm maybe too big for my wrist (7 inches). But love the last two more. Can I wear it at work?
Usually I feel excited to dive into work/research. All of my work has shifted to COVID response-related projects and I spend the workday reading sad predictions for the future so client can adapt. 1/2
I have visa stamp valid until 2022. I am not in USA and planning to get back within a week, Am I allowed to enter ? Wife on stamped h4, is she allowed too ?
I-140: PwC immigration wants me to bear the cost of premium filing for I-140. I understand this is standard. However, they are asking for $2,225 ($1,225 filing fee+$1,000 legal fee). Is this standard?
Omg lady won't give up her seat so this non white family can sit together who has a baby. "If these people who can't speak English can't afford to sit next to each other, why do I have to move" ewww
Hello team I am SAP Security Consultant. Let me know how can I prepare for CISA certification ?
Has anyone switched from a transactional practice to regulatory/litigation? Would love to hear about your experience. I’m a third year biglaw finance associate in NYC, but realized that my dream job would be working for the government doing some sort of financial or commercial regulatory/enforcement position. My mentor suggested going to a small boutique firm that does that type of work and eventually move to a government role. Is this a crazy idea? Welcome any thoughts!
Any Guidehouse people on here? Thinking about applying there, specifically Chicago, and was just wanting a little more information. Guidehouse
I’m in consulting because in my undergrad business school culture it was either finance (non corporate) or consulting. Industry was seen as failure. I never gave it second thought. Anyone else?
I’m not getting the experience I need at my current agency and I’m not getting jobs I’m interviewing for because of it. Anyone else experiencing this?
Have an upcoming interview for a capabilities & insights analyst role at McKinsey - how does this role and track differ from the others at McK? Will I get to do some client interfacing?
Hello, My queries is more towards how to deal with counter offer? 1- During screening. Why are you looking for job after having an offer? It took a month to interview you and release offer letter. And many more question on same. 2- After getting 2nd offer letter. How to deal with previous org (1st offr)? Any email body if you can share will be really helpful. Please share your thoughts.
As a first generation college graduate, first one to land a job in Corp. America, there’s so much that I wasn’t prepared for like 401k, investing, along with other things that increase your TC that aren’t bonuses or your base salary or how to diversify your income. I’m 25 and I feel like there is SO much I still don’t know. Any good book recommendations/youtubers/podcasts that helps navigate this?
I love this group. For those that receive company equity as part of their comp, what’s your strategy? Do you immediately sell it all and put the cash into index funds?
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