African & Caribbeans in Consulting

Thank you for creating this bowl! It’s refreshing to hear about topics other than racial rants. Feels like home; I can mingle freely without worrying that my statements/questions would annoy others.

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This is annoying. You can make a statement about finding a bowl with folks with common cultural practices without being childish.

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Your comment is also annoying.. you can let people have things.

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I get what you’re saying but please consider that American Blacks have a very painful history. Their pain is real, and if we live and work in the USA, in many ways - we eat from a garden they planted.

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Let's be clear.. the slaves of the West Indies and South America built America and many more countries as well. Many American slaves were shipped to the states after being in the Carribean first. There were fewer direct trips between Africa and America. The trip was between Africa and the "Americas".. so you cannot separate Afro people from the world built on all of our back.

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Completely unnecessary post and very divisive.

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OP don't let these ppl get to you.. they fight for their own spaces and are so protective of it, but would prevent us from having that same space.. I hate the notion that my experience has to be kept in the dark because some people will get upset at my story. Let them pass.. clearly they knew the arguments and don't care to resolve it. They basically saying just get over it... how typical ammiright?

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Lol I’m with OP. No direct group was referenced, they just feel safe here. Anyone that takes jest to this is insecure

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There's a lull in copy work across the agency right now. I know work ebbs and flows, but is there a point when i should start actually worrying about lacking billable work?

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Just got fired with no warning or PIP. What is this world coming to?

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After offer acceptance but looking to change location (position is in multiple cities). Should I decline this offer and interview again ?

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Anyone here work at Blackrock? How easy is it to get a product or client-focused role in the US? Or move to Asia? Also does Blackrock work with consultants? How are they handling automation?

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Anyone else just sitting around waiting for the ax to drop? I'm a soon to be 2nd year corporate associate who has seen work completely dry up. My utilization held pretty steady around 50% immediately after shutdown, but August was below 15 billables with no appreciable work in the pipeline. Aside from letting people know I'm available and doing pro-bono/CLE, it's starting to feel like a serious "covidcation" leading to termination.

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$210k base with no bonus option for south SFO, is it good enough for a family with one kid?

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Has anyone taken a leave of absence for medical issues? Is it like taking a sabbatical with 20% pay?

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Whats basic salary range for a junior art director?

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Anyone aware of international airlines refunding Indian travellers to the US because of COVID? Wondering what their positions are this month especially with the rise in confirmed cases in the US.

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One of my friends is quitting because she is burning out, no time for her baby/family and there’s no female role model in the group with kids and family. This is just sad. Sometimes I wonder if (cont)

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What’s the easiest way to explain to people that the $1,200 check is not an advance on your refund for next year, but rather a pre-payment on a credit that otherwise wouldn’t had existed but for COVID

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My younger brother who is 18 years old thinks he knows everything and refuses to self-quarantine. He is still in high school and all of his friends are taking their time off as an opportunity to hang

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Interview at HBS coming up, anyone have a good way to catch up on the top news stories from the past month or so? Or any other tips in general?

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What are your thoughts on the new 2018 Merrill comp plan? No more bonuses with SGA going away. 3HH requirement to avoid grid reduction. I️ have too many households now! I️ only want $1mm+!

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Currently an audit senior (likely 1-1.5 yrs from manager). Thoughts on leaving audit for a position in TAS(same industry but different firm)? Does anyone have experience doing this?

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Is it possible to convert to L1A after H1B I-140 approved ? Reason being level change Manager level and also worked outside US for one year.

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Freaking out! I accepted a job offer and completed the drug test 3 days ago. The first sample wasn’t enough so i had to drink a lot of water within an hour time to produce a bigger sample. Now I’m worried as it may come out as dilute and I’ve heard companies may rescind offers because of this. Any thoughts?? Will they let me retake it??

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PSA: ATL Terminal B Sky Club kitchen is under construction so all the food is pre packaged. Aka, I finally won’t have an empty kitchen when I land

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Anyone stuck at IAH Houston?? 😖

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