Note to all: Just because you have elite status and are riding dirty in first class does not mean you get to be a douche nozzle. Don't make the window passenger step over you to get to their seat!!!!!
Anyone flown United basic economy to Europe? Does Silver elite status help with the seat they assign you or are you still getting a crappy seat regardless?
Qualifying for elite status is like the myth of Sisyphus - we spend all year rolling our stone up the hill then it's back to the base. #notevengoldyet
Aeroplan early recognition candidate here - short of 5k AQM to hit a 100K super elite status by October 15. Any tips on how to hit the status?
Enrolled in the EY - AA Elite status challenge for Platinum.. I could have sworn when I participated last year, they gave me platinum status for the 90 days... Am I thinking of a different challenge?
Ambassador Elite Status - worth it? I had it years ago but never really used it. And how/when does the intro happen?
I have over $1k in United vouchers that will expire at the end of the year. Platinum Elite. Worth calling to see if I can get expirations extended? Gonna be hard to travel at all this year..
My cousins, their families, and I are all planning a quick trip to the mountains. Because of the way availability for our Airbnb worked out, we have to get a hotel the first night. All my cousins and their spouses decided to opt for a cheaper Best Western hotel while I have Bonvoy points I want to use...and also don’t want to stay in a BW. They’re upset with me bc I’m staying somewhere different....For that one night. Am I wrong to choose Marriott bc it’s more convenient for me?
Staying at the Miami Edition for my birthday! Used my points, and am a Platinum Elite member. Any ideas on how to ask the hotel if they do anything nice for birthdays? Also, how to get upgrades?
Have elite status w/ Hertz (PC) and National (EE). Which program will treat me better (upgrades mainly) at Heathrow? What about other locations (train stations etc.) in the UK?
Anyone else still seeing their Marriott Bonvoy elite status still say “until 1/2020”? Anyone know when it will update based on last year’s nights?
Would you stay at a Hyatt Regency for 12k Hyatt points or a Ritz for 50k Marriott points? Assume globalist/platinum elite for both
Best way to blow Bonvoy points on a 1 night stay in Honolulu? Considering Ritz, Royal Hawaiian and Moana Surfrider. Any good experiences?
Using all my bonvoy points on this hotel https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/voyager-station-space-hotel-scn/index.html @
How many Fishbowl Love points for elite status?
How do I get cash for bonvoy points?
Bonvoy Brilliant cardholders: can you make a reservation for another person, not accompany them, and still get points/member rate? How about if an authorized user of your card makes a res for himself?
While freelancing have you ever had a full time employee fight alongside you for the work, while other FTE teammates on the project throw you under the bus in front of the stakeholder or lead of the project? Freelancers, have you ever thrown an FTE or freelancer to the wolves?
Which firms have strong public sector strategy practices outside of McK and BCG? Thinking in terms of projects such as digital strategy for a federal agency, COVID response plans, K-12 education restructuring roadmap Not so much PMO or tech implementation projects
What is a smart % of salary should you allocate towards rent ? Looking for new apartments
Anybody successfully create additional income streams? Disciplined saving and investing is obviously the safe path to wrath, but I don’t like being wholly dependent on my salary and the market
Have a Delta credit card? Can you get in SkyClub? You have 2 free premium drinks per DAY waiting for you right now.
Offered a position on strategy team of Fortune50. Pay would be only a few thousand more. Want to try for B-school in a year. Should I stay in consulting or take offer to try/learn something new?
Cheers to the fellow consultants whose teams decided to WFH this week 🎈 & to those who are traveling - you got this 👏🏽
I have only had male mentors and I really wish I had a female role model to look up to in this field. Any advice for how to network and find a good female mentor? Im up for promotion to manager this year and I want to leave the firm after. I don’t know where to start and I lack the confidence and network needed to change careers. Any useful advice? Thank you!!
How do you practice inclusion in your personal/professional lives? I can start if it helps, when trying to gather other perspectives I start with what I believe then go to someone the exact opposite.
PHR or SHRM? I am looking to get more certifications related to HR vs recruiting, but I am unsure on which one is "better" or will help me grow into more of a strategic HR role. Help!!!
What do you do if you’re on a project and they do not give you enough work? I keep getting variances the last couple weeks, and I’m afraid I’ll get in trouble over this.
Big picture question: How did you settle on a FIRE number? Originally I did the simple "estimated annual living expenses divided by 4% rule", but am now second guessing that for many reasons. For example, if I want to live on 70,000 per year, I'll need 1.75MM... but what if 70,000 in 20 years won't be a ton of money? Also, what about saving up for kid's college funds? How to account for the possibility of tax law changes? So many questions!
This article is a good read in terms of how to handle the COVID-19 crisis: https://blog.shrm.org/blog/promoting-workplace-mental-health-in-the-age-of-covid-19
For those of you that got coached-out/fired from PA, what was the conversation like leading up to it?
Thoughts on McKinsey's client selection process?
Remote week this week. Fiancé thinks I have to travel but will surprise him by being home when he's done work! It's the little things.
Actively looking for an HR generalist role! Does anyone know any roles opening up soon in your companies? My background: have a BBA in HRM, MSHRM, and SHRM-CP certification. One year and a couple of months in EY’s People Advisory practice, and some HR internship experiences. I’ve done work with the talent team on my projects in the past. I’m looking to go internal ASAP so let me know if you have advice or know of any roles opening in your company 🙂
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