SVP level strategist with 12 yoe and a few awards from both agency and brand side work. NYC, white female. What should my rate be for a freelance project with an agency? Probably about 5-7 days of work. Also, should I do project or day rate? Haven’t done this before!
Thanks in advance.
Bellwether Technologies Corporation is the worst company I have ever worked for. They fired me 3 weeks into the job after actively recruiting me and enticing me to leave my current job. I did everything they asked. I was more than an adequate employee. They are just a terrible company and they did it so they don’t have to pay back the 800k PPP loan they took from the government.
What’s the difference between pre/post sales roles? Pre sales I would assume knows the product well enough to convince a client to buy. Would post sales be the one implementing the product?
Had to take drug test on a tight deadline for client. Drank this detox and supposedly should work but apparently my results hasn’t been in for a week. Might fail, what are the consequences?
Just bought these boots and was wondering if I can wear them to the client (non-fs). Just slightly worried due to the heel
Hey McK 🐠 out there, I just accepted an offer and would like to know when I should give parental leave notice (we’ve got a little one on the way). My wife also works full time and for us to make this work, both of us will need to fully utilize our parental leave. Should I wait until start of third trimester, or notify before I get staffed on a project? Not sure what the policies or company norms are. Thanks in advance! 🙏
Hi all, I’m looking for a digital/ media planner to join my team on the client side. We’re just starting our 1st party data activation journey so would love someone to join that has a bit of experience in that space. Would have to be in the office 2-3 days which is based in Waltham, but otherwise flexible. If you know anyone looking and would be open to chat. Please shout!
Consulting is so exhausting sometimes… handling client personalities is my biggest weakness, and my social anxiety has been through the roof so I haven’t been able to make many meaningful connections at work. I’m starting to think I’m not fit for this career and that’s probably ok.
I’m an introvert in strategy consulting, working in US, born in India. I find it difficult to host client meetings - how to drive conversation, fill in the pauses, and help drive the group move towards next steps consensus. It’s not that I don’t know how, it’s that I doubt myself, and my language skills. I see some other SC/Ms just repeating what others said, and just talking too much of what’s already known - and they are appreciated. How do I reach a stage where I am able to do this better?
Fee based advisors, how are you calculating Lifetime Value of clients? Minimum account size, management fee, average time the client stays on the books. Do you account for asset growth? Thanks!
What makes WLB at the Big 4 so challenging? I see a lot of people from tech advisory complaining about it on Fishbowl. Isn't WLB dependant on the client/project like most service based companies? Are there any additional responsibilities?
Looking for advice on project management software or tools for HR consulting. Our firm doesn’t have anything that is standard or used at all, and while some of us are starting to venture into using Microsoft Teams, I feel like there are so many tools out there and we could be doing things way more efficiently. We work in small client teams (1-3 team members per client usually) and it’s a mix of strategy, tactical, and outsourced HR work. Any suggestions?
Is there anyone who is working in EPAM anywhere. Actually wanted to know few things:
1. How kuch time does it takes for HR to release the offer letter.
2. How is the company culture.
3. Do they keep resources on bench ? And what do they pay to the resources on bench and what at the time of project?
How to make the client fall in love with you
Maternity leave question: at my firm, female associates returning from maternity leave have a habit of deciding which cases they want to return to work on and not coming back to the more difficult cases/partners. Recently, a senior associate who was single handedly running a massive case is refusing to come back to it, even though it’s left the rest of the team (and the client) in a rough spot because she’s the only one with institutional knowledge of the case. Is this normal?
Staffed on a project which seems to be heading for disaster. Oversold and understaffed. Is my performance going to be negatively impacted by other's failures? Such thing as guilty by association?
Looking for various POVs on short-term consulting engagements versus long-term, retainer-esque engagements. I would consider steady cash flows a benefit of the latter, but don’t long-term engagements make it harder to develop a wider variety of client relationships which could pose risks to client churn?
As a SC, can I start networking with people in my space on LinkedIn and tell them about the work we do. Want to sort of transition into business/client development but unsure if I would need a sign off on that.
Oh Dear Lord! What's with some you desis? How hard is it to invest in a deodorant? Client stops by and asks women team members to address BO emanating from male desi team member yikes man!! Get a grip. Women are not here to handle your personal grooming mess. Not the first time. Can't chew a gum after eating onions!
All desis earning a bad name. Common Et a Grip. Doesn't matter if you're fresh off the boat. Deodorants have aways been available in India
Let's talk about important things. Contd.
Anyone refinance their student loans with Earnest or Sofi? Good/bad? Considering doing it, some of my loans (originally sallie mae) have crazy high interest rates.
Hr discussion brief -
Yoe 7. Holding offer of 25. Current ctc 12.
Deloitte HR said they can't give more than 17.5 fixed...
I have asked them to drop the candidature...
- pays very well and has good perks
- Sr. VoIP Engineer w/ their head in the sand
- Totally bias management
- Poor content moderation, extremist content, inauthentic engagement, weakening democratic norms, amplifying divisive rhetoric, prolific scams, risk of identity theft... the list goes on and on.
Need some help! I’m not a naturally detailed person and, despite on a path towards management, am still bad at quality checks (mostly of my own slides)! Any other not naturally detailed people manage to overcome this? What do you do?
I already check and triple check my work and try to give myself breaks between working on the deck and QCing it.
Thanks a ton in advance!!!
On a plane with my kids for the long weekend. Although I don’t want to go back to the multiple cities per week schedule I had before Covid, I can’t believe how energizing it is to travel today. Airport was a mess, the lines were crazy, the food was mediocre - but the people watching was great and the energy was invigorating. I have missed this.
Is gcp data engineer career a good choice to pursue for 6+ years experienced automation engineer?
Reached out by recruiter about Altman Solon and mentioned the firm had hired a lot during the past few months. Anyone that joined recently able to share about there experience?
Any freelancers in Atlanta? Hard to transition from freelance/small agency GD to art director at bigger shop?
Strategy& recruiters… lol
Don’t mind my drunk ass hitting the start a convo button. 😂 Hope everyone is enjoying a great pour before they get back to the grind tomorrow.
My GF doesn’t want to take any pics with me / post any pics with me! We have dated 2 years, and she has stopped posting pics with me after 1 year of dating, I find that weird as I always want to take pics with her, buts it’s like she’s not acknowledging we’re dating on her social media??
What is the protocol for submitting your resignation at pwc? Does it matter who you tell first (engagement lead, relationship partner, Hr or coach)?
Thoughts on Snellville as a place to buy a home? Found a 4 bed, 2.5 ba for $310K which looks great.
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