Traveling next week for a client after a long time. Booked a Delta Main Cabin ticket through concur. Now I am trying to upgrade to 1st using my points but the delta app shows all premium seats as unavailable. Usually it did let me change it in the past but not this time. Have Delta policies changed for ticket upgrades from Main Cabin to Comfort+ or 1st? I recall all DL Main tix were eligible for upgrade as a additional purchase option.
Can we use work phones abroad? I am taking a vacation but need to take a client call around the same time I land at destination. Can I just dial in to the call business as usual assuming It’s 1 hr?
On a project in NY. My SO wants to visit. Is it okay if I let her stay at my hotel room? I'll be busy during the day at client site and she can tour the city and we can get dinner at night?
Brought and conquered for breakfast my leftover 4 ounces of cold Ruth's Chris Filet Mignon to the client today. How else could I give a nice little "fuck you" for almost two years of slavery to them?
So tired of the hours. I enjoy being part of a team and client serving but the hours do not match the benefit or even come remotely close
Just wrapped up a year long project and about to join the bench. Anyone wants to staff me? EY S&O.
I'm working on an account that consists of 3 other agencies, each one has it's own project manager. One of the lead PMs developed the timelines for 2019 campaigns and all the rest of us are to (contd)
Anyone made the switch and started working for the client ? Wondering if it is a risky move and what to watch out for
Seeking advice - have 2 competing offers. First opportunity is in consulting (ACN) and the other is in industry with similar responsibilities as consulting. Industry opp company is a startup. I’ll have to take a cut of $13k in base + bonus + 401k match in industry vs consulting offer. Industry opp is at a Director level for strategy & operations and involves client management. Would really appreciate your input. Thanks!
YOE-10 My LWD in TCS is 20th Nov and I had my H1B stamping initiated before I resigned but due to embassy issues I am not getting visa stamped. Also my ASSOC promotion is due and has already been delayed by 6 months. After resignation I am being told that I will be sent immediately as soon as visa is stamped by embassy which I know is true but project is not ready to promote me in near future. I also have offer from Accenture with 22 LPA. Pls advise what wud hv been ur choice.. onsite or switch?
I forgot to expense something from a few pay periods back on my last project. Would it be wrong if I expensed it now? It was a cab from the airport to the office
If the agency gets a brand client that I know is unethical can I ask the CD to not want to be involved with the specific client?
Received an offer from McKinsey & Company and am super stoked to join, but I’m getting quite criticized in my personal life for the decision mostly because of the public image of the firm. I get where they’re coming from, but figured most of the consulting industry was like this, not just McKinsey, and strategy work is what really interests me. Any tips on how to deal with it?
When I was in industry, I started presenting to SVPs as an intern. Now my manager says I’m too junior to present to an SM on the client team (I’m a level 10). This is a little upsetting
Why do digital advertising strategy roles ask for writing samples? I’ve come across this requirement a couple of times now and everything I’d write as a strategist is client-specific and confidential🤷
Lots of us are skilled at delivery but most sales books seem to focus on the pitch and closing... What are your best resources for learning to develop and nurture strong, lasting client relationships?
Do we need to edit client hours to 0 for Holiday manually? I could see 8 hours holiday is already added automatically and still project hours are showing as 8 hours. Please clarify recently joined in D usi.
Been in consulting for 6 yrs. Wanted to travel since I was single. Stayed on local projects for all 6 yrs. 3 months into a steady relationship, I get on a traveling project. ACN troll lvl: 👹👹👹👹👹
What do you do when due to project schedule you end up booking vacation travel much later? The price has gone up a lot. I hate to pay extra now.
“It just stresses me out-having ALL women on this project. It’s not even a gender thing. It just... if anything it‘d be MORE sexist to keep the team “as-is” simply BECAUSE you’re all women, you know?"
Best marketing books/videos for a brand new advisor that is building their book from scratch?
We’re hiring 450 people in Digital at CVS Health in the first half of 2021. From Developers up to Sr. Directors. Architecture, Analytics and Strategy, Designers, Project Management and Product Management. Offices in Boston, RI, NJ, NYC, Chicago, Dallas, Arizona, and Denver. Lots of Full Remote or WFH Flexible (after COVID). Message me if you are interested in a specific role, or in general. I’m handing out referrals. https://jobs.cvshealth.com/ListJobs?CVS%20Job%20Category=Digital&prefilters=none&CloudSearchLocation=none&CloudSearchValue=none
Need a few good questions for a micro-aggressions webinar I’m hosting.. any one of you done this before or have any ideas? Planning to touch upon various types of micro-aggressions such as race, religion, gender, religion, age, title etc.
What is the best way to get into a functional role when most of your experience is technical? I’ve done tons of functional trainings and talked to several partners and my managers but can’t seem to
Back in the day, I did my own PR, sales & marketing for whatever business idea I was running with at the time. What’s a good remote sales opportunity I can do anywhere in the world that won’t be painful or too high touch? Where I can use my social & business skills (markets, law, cloud, publishing, media, logistics, algos, social media, books, ebooks, design, podcasting, marketing, press release writing, voiceover, journalism) to earn a few extra shillings?
If we have a prolonged recession because COVID lingers much longer than we had hoped, won’t the consulting be kind of fucked for the next 1-2 years? Like no travel benefits whatsoever, long hours, no learning from being at client, limited project opportunities for most industries, always worrying about utilization, layoffs, etc.
At what point did your College degree start paying off as compared to peers who didn’t go to college? I have multiple friends who have 0 debt work in construction/ unions making 6 figures since 20...
Does KPMG have a student loan repayment program? How does it work? How does it compare to other big 4 firms?
Do you have a place where you're able to lock up your stuff in your classroom? I don't and I'm not sure if I should make a big deal about it.
If I got laid off, can my friends at other firms submit me for a referral bonus to be hired as an experienced associate/staff? Or is the entire point to poach from direct competitors?
Any Oliver Wyman 🐠 willing to chat? Looking to apply for a role there but would appreciate the time to speak to someone about the firm and your experiences there. TIA!!
A friend of mine interviewed for an Associate role with McKinsey. He is a masters student (not an MBA) with ~2 YOE. He claims that HR told him that base pay for the role is 230K. Is he bullshitting?
Is there a standard for Tier 1 vs 2 city. I am assuming Los Angeles is Tier 1 , what about OC/Irvine and San Diego. Some websites say San Diego is Tier 3, is there an official standard.
When do you bring up salary discussions in the interview process? First round? Second round? I’m curious to know everyone’s opinions.
Happy (zoom) Passover for everyone celebrating!
Recommendations for attorney to review partial purchase paperwork? Bonus if worked with Ameriprise advisors
it’s wild how much casual racism there is in the HBS threads. maybe the reason you didn’t get in despite your top stats is that your essay pointed to the same type of low EQ that goes with complaining about how unfair it is.
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