Has anybody relocated recently to banglore to join Shell.
I got a relocation excel sheet . Does Shell book the flight and temporary accommodation .
I called my H.R to clearify this but he is not replying.
I have the Chase Sapphire Preferred card already but looking to get another cc. Thinking about the AmEx gold or platinum but not sure I can justify the high fee for platinum. Also open to other cards as well. I don’t travel for work so not flying consistently but do like to do a few big trips a year. Any tips are appreciated!
What I’m about to say is extremely selfish, but I really don’t want to spend the last few “free” weeks prior to tax season with the family. I’m doing it because it means a lot to my mom. I have no friends back “home”. Also, I feel like if I had my own family or even a significant other the parents would understand me not coming home. For some reason I’m single so what else would I be doing lol now they want to travel with me when I’m home to see other relatives..
My international flight time changed by over 5 hours but still should be able to make my connection. What are my options? Ideally want to use this situation to change the departure airport
1st row Delta comfort lady just called out dude who put his roll aboard in the bin above her seat! She made him come back to front 10 rows, and take his bag with him to a bin above his seat!
Is there a way to get upgraded on United when I purchase an award ticket? CPUs and GPUs are not eligible for award tickets but I don’t want to spend 2x miles for a business ticket 😭
Hello -travelling to client site for the first time, few questions as a manager: 1. What’s my max per diem for meals? 2. I am travelling on Sunday - hoping I can charge meals on Sunday as well? 3. I decided to stay the weekend as I had to travel back again on Monday - can I charge the hotel during weekend? Since I will be avoiding the full flight cost which is huge?
Are there women here that have a significantly larger income than their male partner/ spouse? My husband used to make a little more money 10 years ago when we first met (when we were both making under 60k). Then I started climbing a fast track career ladder and now make a total comp of close to 300k and he is still under 80k... (which is totally fine with me btw). But I have noticed that this has caused a lot of serious issues for our relationship. any advice?
Why aren’t my points in Marriott updating? Stayed there last week and still no update?? How long does it typically take? Realize they just had the merger but still...
Can anyone tell me how's LTI overall in terms of growth, leaves, work life balance, travel, etc.
For Flying Blue (Air France/KLM) points - do you need to book a flight or actually fly before they expire?
Tried searching to no avail and they responded on WhatsApp by saying they're swamped and to try calling, which I'm sure won't be much better.
Gate agent at Southwest asked me if I worked out while I was speaking with another agent. God I missed traveling.
I have an offer of 18LPA fixed with united airlines and 20LPA fixed with Globallogic. Should I join globallogic or should I negotiate with united airlines and join there?
Which is best with respect to wlf and culture? Please give me some suggestion. I need to join next monday.
lam about to join a new org in a few days and they have planned a travel to Europe for me to get Technical KT. But the thing is they said only for 2 weeks. They are going to file a business visa(l can stay up to 90 days). I want to spend some more time there( atleast 2 months). How I can convince them to increase this duration?
Since I will be new there l'm not sure what to say. Only thing I know at this time is, the project is a bit complex and all developers are outside India.
Was told I had to leave a Marriott hotel last night mid stay due to a fire alarm compliance issue. They credited 6k points and gave me a room at a nearby Marriott property for the night. Con’t...
Any recommendations on great travel agents/planners? How do you plan your trips, find great experiences, get great places to stay? My husband and I both work, but barely have time to plan and are super picky and want to make our trips memorable, two young teens also along for the ride….
I am debating doing a solo trip (no idea to where) but I’ve never done one before. I’m scared it’ll be super lonely and I’m not sure how dining alone would be. I am also worried about safety (I’m a woman in my early 30s). Most of my friends are married with kids and I’m single so hard to plan a trip with friends, this the solo trip idea. Any tips / thoughts? Budget isn’t really an issue.
Did the spg nights / points move to Marriott as part of the merge? I don’t see spg points in my Marriott account
I’m convinced that the reason some of these firms are so prestigious is because they have intentionally exclusionary recruitment practices. I used to believe that you had to already be rich to get hired at MBB. Now being on the other side of the recruitment process , I really do feel that it rings true. I hate the way we evaluate candidates and decide on who is “high priority” during coffee chats.
Hi fishes, Have an offer from Infosys- 10.17 and Accenture- 11 this is Fixed CTC. Which organisation should I go for?
For those of you at firms that have DEI/affinity groups, can you let me know if your firms have a Jewish affinity group for self-identifying Jewish associates and/or staff, and, if so, how this fits into your firm’s DEI goals (i.e. on the sliding scale between welcome participation or benign neglect).
Which one I should join, CGI or Infosys
Any home office chair suggestions? Nothing as bougie as aeron but something cheaper and almost as good??
I started lowballing and it’s working
I will be joining Barclays Chennai location by end of this month and would like to know if Barclays has onsite opportunities for Finance professional atleast down the line after 2 to 3 years from now.
Pls DM if interested
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Hey folks , which companies in pune are still offering complete work from home or permanent work from home?
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Which area in Austin is better for a single guy in early 30s to rent? I have been focusing around Downtown but keep hearing SoCal is pretty fun too?
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Does anyone absolutely loathe their soon-to-be in-laws?
I'm a 27-year-old tax attorney who made $255,000 last year and every time I buy something, they always comment on how it must be nice to be able to afford it or they act like it's ridiculously expensive.
I finally responded by saying that it is nice but it's even sweeter that it wasn't given to me at all. I don't understand people's obsession with a particular dollar amount. I don't judge what other people spend their money on.
I’m known in my friend group for having great taste in music and playing amazing songs they’ve never heard. While my taste is definitely fire, I do source a lot of gems from a few Instagram accounts I follow. I feel like they would greatly benefit from knowing these accounts, but I remain a gatekeeper.
Which is a good brand for pistachio icecream? Also, flavor recommendations? I always stick to a few flavors and think it’s time to step up my game.
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Body bounces back faster the younger you are. Travel ASAP. Have a kid at 30, next at 34. Then travel more once they are either 6 months old, or after 6 years old.
That’s how I’d redo my choices.
Kids don’t have to stop you from traveling.
No but they have influence on how often and where.
Yeah, where you want to be coming to advice for family and medical planning is the Fishbowl Confessions group. Makes sense.
Also, you're fine having kids over 30.
And S1- I’ve never spoken to you before, I just saw your reaction to somebody else, that’s all.
My wife had our daughter when she was 44 years ago. Totally healthy. No issues.
Yeah, healthy geriatric pregnancies are the exception, not the rule. And they usually require lots of money and discomfort. That's why I don't think we should recommend that women should wait until their 30s if they want kids.
My mom had 2 still-borns at 33 and 34. Then had my sister (who is paralyzed from the waist down) at 35 and then me (who has rare complications) at 37. All her babies in her 20s were completely healthy.
Read the risks yourself. From down syndrome to autism, risks go up a lot after 30.
^ this one doesn’t necessarily suggest increases actually. It also links a bunch of other studies.
As a preface, both kids and travel (especially travel) is highly overrated.
Logically, travel usually goes first, but if you can't afford it right now, why miss out on having children?
I want to buy a yacht, but I'm not going to use that to hold me back from having kids - even if that'll technically help me save up faster.
Honestly I agree travel becomes overrated when people overdo it. It’s not like you suddenly can’t travel after kids. It takes more planning/budgeting but people act like the second you give birth you’re stuck on house arrest until the last one goes to college.
I vote for kids young & just do as much travel the year prior / while pregnant. I’m so tired and in pain and had my first at 27-28 (who can remember) I’m 32 now (I think). It’s better to be able to get off the floor when you have kids :) At 32 my knees hurt already, my back, everything. I slept on the floor for 15 min with my 2 yr old two nights ago and my neck has been killing me ever since. I’d never want to do this older.
Traveling while pregnant is not a guarantee. You don’t know what issues you’ll run into. Tons of doctors appointments, first trimester awfulness, last trimester hugeness, complications, bed rest, etc. My friend just came back from a baby moon to Europe 2 weeks ago and had a baby 11 weeks early all of a sudden. She’s super healthy , always fit, and 34. It happened out of nowhere with no warning signs.
Good to keep in mind you can always arrange for family to watch your kids and you travel. But you can’t always time when you’ll get pregnant. Some people try for years and it doesn’t work out. It’s much easier to be a younger parent than older.
I feel like most people can’t afford to travel much once they have kids. My one friend pays 2k / month for daycare. Insane
I think the first thing you should do is get your fertility checked. Your partner as well. Men’s fertility gets worse with age as well.
But regardless of those results, plan a trip ASAP.
Had my kids at 31 and 33. Pregnancy is not considered geriatric until 35. They won’t consider you high risk or give you any extra monitoring based on age being a risk factor unless you’re birthing at 35.
Spent my 30th birthday with my husband in Portugal!
30 isn’t a magical switch when biology turns against you. There’s no difference really between being 29 and the day you turn 30. People tend to be alarmists about this stuff, but the risks increase gradually over time, not all at once. I think 35 is quoted as the age it starts to get more significantly dicey
Have you actually spoken to a fertility doctor to get a professional recommendation based on your unique body and circumstances or are you making your family planning decisions based on fear mongering stereotypes?
I’d say go for travel - if you feel that you’re worried about the health concerns brought up by others here: consider freezing your eggs. Other than that I would advocate for your travel and enjoy your life! Going on spontaneous trips can be a hassle when you have two kids and might not as fun as you were solo or with S/O.
You know people do both right? I have been to Hawaii, the Caribbean, the UK and many states in between since having kids….I also traveled before kids (France, Amsterdam, Japan, Korea, Canada and more) and I travel with my kids. I’m currently planning a spring break trip. Having kids isn’t a life ender.
98% of this commentary is bizarre at best, idiotic at worst 🙄. In my opinion, this is what it boils down to: what do YOU want to do? Right. Now. Tomorrow?
That being said, if you are concerned from a medical perspective, book that appoint and find out exactly what your fertility journey looks like now and what it will likely look like in the future! There is no one in the world who can tell you what’s what aside from a qualified doctor- no matter how many statistics are thrown at you.
I’ve seen the world, it’s not going anywhere. Your fertility is though ⏰…
35 here. No kids. Married, though. Lol and even my husband is hanging by a thread.
I am a stepmom too but I’ve only seen my husband’s 17 year old son like 4 times in the 7 years we’ve been together. If he had any kind of custody when we were dating, I wouldn’t have moved forward with the relationship. I was a full time stepmom in my previous marriage and it was miserable. The kids were great but the rewardless sacrifices and being treated like the help and a second class citizen in my own home sucked. In my early 20s I went on a cruise every year. When I got married to him at 25, no one else would watch the kids- not even their mom who was very much alive and well so we had to cancel. Never again. I got into this second marriage thinking I wanted kids of my own but as it turned out…I don’t. And the older I get, the more my marriage is more of a strategic partnership than a love connection. Sorry to say.
You can have both, have the kids and travel with them from a young age, it’s a matter of mindset and rolling with things that crop up.
Me and all of my friends all had kids post 30. I got pregnant with my first at 34 with zero issues and in no time at all. My best friend had her first at 30 and another at 35. My mom had me at 37. My grandma had her 6th at 42. No issues with any of these pregnancies or births. Also, you can have NIPT/ various other testing done if you’re worried about genetic diseases. Also, traveling doesn’t end because you have kids. We have flown with our baby and are looking forward to more trips. Once you have children, you may find your destinations change but you can still go to fun places. Finally, why not freeze your eggs if you’re concerned?
The older the riskier. Also, you want to be a mom not a grandma to your kids.
My mom had me at 37. My parents do not look like they are in their 60s at all and they definitely believe it’s because they had kids later.