Last year was my 1st year reaching 50 Marriott nights and I didn’t receive any communication on the choice benefits. Agent kept saying 4 emails were sent to me. Did this happen with anyone else?
Trying to get smart on saving/investing. I have a 401K, but what else should I be considering? Any tips or ideas you can share?
I graduated in May 2020 and found myself excepting a Junior Art Director position in Healthcare. I never saw myself in health but with many agencies having hiring freezes I decided to get some experience and save up some money in the meantime￼. Fast forward one year; I’ve added a new campaign to my website and I’m starting to apply to consumer agencies again￼￼￼￼. ￼ Any tips to help me make the transition?￼￼ Any place to avoid? Who have you noticed is hiring again? Thanks in advance :)
Friend runs a company and hired a VP of Sales to help grow the business. Guy got some relocation $ and was supposed to start 2 months ago. Ever since he said his kid had an accident and from that point on kept pushing the start date back claiming he has to do something related to the accident. He hasn’t sent any proof to HR, has been requested twice claims he will but then doesn’t. And has pushed his start date back half a dozen times. How should I advice him to proceed?
Real talk 2: if you decide to have children, it’s entirely possible you will not like the child at first (or at various points). It’s a huge decision, and having complex feelings about the matter is completely valid
Regarding retirement, the way I understood it the ideal was: 1. 401k match 2. Roth IRA 3. Max 401k 4. Other accounts (eg. HSA if you are elegible, potentially 529 for your kids, otherwise just investing in stuff) Is that right or am I forgetting something?
I’m in second trimester. I just came from my grandfather’s funeral, outside. My aunt was around her 2 siblings last week that had Covid and she hasn’t been vaxed. She hugged me and mom (4 weeks from her last chemo session) and only told us about her siblings after. I’m so mad. I guess I’m just venting but the potential complications for the baby, me, and my mom make me worry. Any comforting words?
My little step sister is 9 and is very clearly and openly the less favored child between her and her brother. I feel terrible for the environment she has to grow up in. I opened an UTMA account for her and am contributing what I can to help her out. Is there anything else I can do to ensure she has the financial freedom she needs to get out of her situation as soon as she hits 18?
A&M folks, how good (or not) are your health / dental/ vision benefits ? How much are out-of-pocket expenses for families? Also how is the 401(k) match?
Thoughts on working at Walmart corporate? I imagine pay is below market and benefits are subpar but don’t know if that’s true.
Working an expo / benefits fair: what have you done that has worked in getting people to your table, and peaking their interest in an appointment? (Details continued in post)
What is keeping you in consulting? I am getting offers from industry which is almost 40% higher than my current TC with more benefits. Am I Missing the point of consulting?
Advice to young lawyers. Read a book. I saw the thread about savings and many young lawyers (20s and 30s) don’t know how to open up a brokerage account or invest in their 401k. I know they don’t teach personal finance in school (though they should!), but my advice is that you should go to your local library and read a book about the subject. You have the skills necessary but you must invest in yourself. No one will look out for you.
Doing some benchmarking as we revisit our leave policy. Do any of your firms offer external career coaching for transitioning into / then back from parental leave? Any organizations you’d recommend or things you’ve found to be particularly helpful / successful? Thank you!
Has anyone here decided you don't want kids? Just turned 34 married for 13 years. I still have no desire to have kids. I am okay with this life but sometimes wonder if I would feel some emptiness down the road. Please share your experience.
Turned in my 2 wks. EM asked me to stay for another week bc manager will be on parental leave around the same time (and sounds like EM is pressuring him as well). Should I consider at all?? Felt a bit guilty to leave the pressure on the manager…
What happens to your pension after you leave Deloitte? Thought if <$30k they provide a payout. Left a few months back and haven’t heard anything.
I had my 10 week ultrasound yesterday and found out baby has gastroschisis . I couldn’t sleep, conflicted about what’s the best decision to make. Any moms been through this before ? I am worried :(.
What is the federal parental leave policy? I’m new to government and having a baby soon. I know we’re given 12 weeks and have to sign an agreement to work 12 weeks after we return but are there other stipulations to a claw back period or how long we had to be at the agency first?
Has anyone used cellphone damage protection benefits for amex plat? Any challenges and tips that I should know ? What are some of the docs that they require to get reimbursement
In house interviews: I finished a final round of interviews and was expecting a final decision after the interviews. Rather than yes or no, the recruiter told me that the feedback is positive but they need to interview one more candidate to compare since I am the first one interviewed. And they wanted to add one more meeting with their new team member starting next week. Is this common and what’s the best way to deal with this unexpected message? Thanks!
Will I be at disadvantage in my job hunt if I told prospective employers that I was made redundant in previous job from covid?
This “always on” slack/teams culture needs to end. Timestamped emails after and before work hours should be penalised as signs of poor time management skills and project management efficiencies. I hope we do like germans and labor laws are made for after work hour messaging.
I was hired out of my MBA to a firm that has now pushed my start date out 90 days twice since Covid. Am I doomed? Are any consulting firms are hiring right now?
Has anyone worked in PA during the last recession? What was it like (particularly re: firm culture) and which industry/specialty were you in?
Getting rid of my Platinum Delta SkyMiles AMEX. Spoke with Delta - it doesn't help my priority for upgrades unless I spend more than $25k on the card. Only Delta Reserve AMEX helps priority.
Thinking about buying a home in the next couple of years either around the Chicago area or suburbs with access to the city. What’s the best neighborhood for a number of factors such as- diversity, safetiness, property value, school rankings, overall funness? I’m a South Asian man married to a White woman, so the location diversity does matter to me when raising kids. Thank you for all your help!
How do I get my old project to leave me alone? I rolled off, but they keep calling me in for little things. My new project leads are okay with it for now, but I want it to end. What to do?
I got laid off today and need a new job asap. Would love to connect with anyone looking for a junior writer.
Marriott and SPG members can link their accounts, Match elite status, and transfer points 3-to-1!
First time on bench since I joined last year. Feels weird to have pretty much nothing to do but really needed the time off. Should I try to find a project right away or wait for one more week? ⛱
In general, is having several years of consulting/ being a career consultant seen as plus or negative by state and city government agencies hiring for leadership positions?
Is anyone interested in a hedge fund research analyst role? I’m accepting a startup offer but am happy to refer (I have 2.5 years of work experience). If you’re interested send a resume to email@example.com
So I just found out I'm pregnant and need to tell my employer eventually (it's still quite early). Since this is WFH, I can obviously keep this to myself for much longer. When is the appropriate time to tell my company? (I have a good relationship with them.)
Been recently using the Hilton honors app to book hotels for work. Thinking about using the Chase portal with my CSR instead. Thoughts or input on this?
Yay!!! No more masks for the vaccinated in most stores! Even more excited to go to Costco than usual 😇
Asking for a friend; has anyone had experience with interviewing at The World Bank Group or know someone that has? Greatly appreciate any insight into the process for a developer role. Thanks!
New To the Big 4 and having trouble articulating my individual goals on Workday. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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