What are good excuses to come to and work in the office? (In a country with semi-mandatory home office with exceptions being approved easily by employer)

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1. Do you need an LCA for working on a local client? Client is located within a mile of my home office
2. If yes, can you start working at the client location while the LCA is being filed?

Anyone familiar with whay are the levels at KPMG in Singapore? Seems different from my home office

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Hello! I have a pretty sweet home office reimbursement policy that I want to take advantage of. What are some of your must have / favorite home office finds?

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Got an offer as a Senior 2 in EY’s FAAS practice for $117,500 base and $12,500 bonus. Home office is San Francisco. Is this expected for that position? Any insights?

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Anyone have experience doing a secondment and then returning back to home office? If so, staff level / country to and from / length of secondment?

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Does JP reimburse nowadays for home office equipment?

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Any recommendation on good floor lamps for the home office? I have tried brightech LED lamps but they are not bright enough

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How did you get started in your career as an FA? I work in the home office and have been an assistant to an FA before. I have a network, I have ambition, I have credibility and connections at my firm..

Damn I miss my life before the pandemics (the home office part can stay, though).

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Why do people buy Starbucks coffee when your home office has a nice automatic Starbucks coffee machine and all you have to do is place a cup. I swear I'm not cheap but wasting $3 bucks irritates me.

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Just landed a full time gig, looking to get some furniture so I’m not working on my parents’ kitchen table during this remote period. Any recommendations for desks and chairs? I’m hoping to find something that’s easy to assemble and break down for when I need to move, and something that won’t cost an arm and a leg.

I know everyone has a different kind of setup that works for them. I currently have a laptop, drawing pad, second monitor, and a desk riser.

I want to dispose my office chair and i live in Newton. Anyone knows if i can leave it curbside or where i can check for the details?

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Are y’all back to traveling M-Th or are you able to work from home/office more frequently now after the pandemic?

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Hi friends I am looking for a job into email customer support where I have 2 years of experience I am ready to join on an immediate basis anything would work be it work from home/office if there are any suggestions then please co-operate looking forward with all your replies hope this new platform helps me out with some new friends and suggestions

Anyone else get frustrated when a manager ‘thinks’ they’re being helpful by actively telling you that a lot of the stuff you do to help manage your ADHD is unnecessary and there’s a better way to do it? Like they mean well, but even when I try to tell them I do it for a reason they think I’m just being difficult - e.g. work in a team room with headphones on, have a physical to do list, have a bunch of tabs/docs open at one time, bring a second monitor, take regular short breaks etc.

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Does Infosys reimburse Internet bills for resources who are working from home??

Also does they provide any extra miney to setup home office, like for chairs & tables?

Starting a new job and figuring out WFH desk set up. They gave me a laptop and $500 stipend for office furniture. I have a desk, chair, and iMac for myself. Trying to decide if I should get a second monitor on an arm for work, or if I should buy a new laptop for myself and a monitor I can plug each computer into at the start/end of work. I def want a big screen for personal use but it's tough to fit it all on one desk. What did you all do?

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Hello RSM coworkers! I am thrilled to be moving to RSM into a Scheduler roll. I just found out yesterday and want to be as prepared as possible in the next steps.

So here are my questions.

How long does the background study take? I'm guessing admin staff have a study that is faster and less complicated than someone in Tax ect.

When training at home what did you need that wasn't supplied by RSM? My home office is well stocked but I want to be as prepared as possible.

Thanks in advance!

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Is there a polite way to ask the SM if we can work out of our city office instead of the sad suburban office that’s closest to him and the partner? Majority of the team lives way closer to the city office. I chose my home office and did not expect to have to travel just to work with my team in the office. It’s one thing to travel to client site (obviously part of the job), but another to have to drive out just to work with my team. I wish that would’ve been communicated to me before I started.

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Can I technically be "based" in one city but live in another? Why does it matter where my "home office" is? I alt-travel to see my friends in another city every weekend and I'd rather just live there.

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Sorry for the seemingly stupid question, but what if I decided to have the doctor do an FET without any of the medication (PIO, estrace, etc.). I have a PGT-A tested embryo waiting in frozen state, I just can't mentally prep myself for all the injections. Is there a reason this wouldn't work?

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Hi fishes, how much should one have as gross salary and CTC to get 1.5 lpa in hand after tax deduction?

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If anyone here did the Super Bowl spot for the Kia EV6 with the robot dog, I had my car at the recycle center in town and two workers referred to my car as the one with the robot dog. 🤖🐶

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What is the %hike in Citiustech if you get a rating of 3.75 out of 5? Citiustech Healthcare Technologies

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I am such a loser, I’m choosing to work tonight to get my mind off my personal life.

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The corporate devices are taking a while to ship, how can I get outlook/teams on my personal phone for the time being without converting my personal phone into a work phone?

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Currently working as a Relationship Banker. Haven’t had no complaints with how Chase has handled the pandemic from the consumer banking side. Recently I was asked if I was interested in a Financial solutions advisor role at Bank of America. Things have slowly began to pick up at our branch and while I would like to continue my career at Chase. The bump in base salary increases as well as the earning potential. Any advice on how to make a decision? Things to consider besides pay?

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My friends think it's cool that I "get to" travel all the time, they don't get how disruptive my job really is... #flightattendantproblems

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Are there any IT control testing jobs out there that have projects internationally?

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Hi guys. Just completed my Masters from Asian country and wanna do PHD from Australia/Canada and apply for PR ship there ? kindly guide me ?

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Saying no to extra work, taking planned vacations,
maintaining a good work life balance, leaving the office on
time, taking time off if you're not well...
..does not mean you are not a hard worker.
It just means you have a life beyond work as well. And that is
completely okay.
It took me a while to realize this.
Do not make the same mistake.

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Any agencies looking for a sr. Art director?

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Hello Fishers

Can anyone please help me in pucking the best among 3.
Olx
Chargebee
6sense

I am looking for a better work culture, learning and job stability.

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Welcome! I love this city more and more every day! Let’s connect and get to work! 💪🏽

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Tips on how to quickly learn mid/advanced Excel tricks and shortcuts? Forum or training somewhere?

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Hi Everyone. This question is specifically for people who have an Abu Dhabi work visa. How long did it take for your work permit to come through after you provided the complete set of documents to your firm? Thanks!

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Looking for flat and flatmate
Location - Gurgaon
Flat - preferably a fully furnished 2BHK, under 15k per head, within 7km radius of office (unless its significantly economical)

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Most staff/sr assoc would make 80% of salary for the next 4 months if fired & yet firms are considering pay cuts.

Like at this point just fire me idk what kool aid some of you are drinking

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Spouse is struggling with quarantine. He’s been home for a month, still employed/getting paid, but not wfh and has nothing to do. I’m wfh but my work has ramped up due to covid...Cont.

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In industry and they’re advising employees who have received their 2nd vaccine to return to work 2 weeks after the 2nd dose. I got my 2nd one yesterday and I am not ready to go back to office full time. My company precovid had no telework policy so I am not mentally ready to go back 😩 just needed to vent.

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When was the last time you were drunk and how old were you?

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Hot take: buttons are lame af, like lemme just fasten up my shirt rq 🤓

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Best place to buy dumbbells for at-home workouts? I already have 3, 5, 8 that I bought several years ago. I want something heavier and wondering where to buy em from

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Why do you love or hate the holidays?

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A couple months ago I got offered a job with a company and when I asked for more money, they went and hired someone else.

Fast forward to today - I got an email saying the other person didn’t work out and they told me it was “fate” lol

I really don’t want to work for a company that does this

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Hello! I have a pretty sweet home office reimbursement policy that I want to take advantage of. What are some of your must have / favorite home office finds?

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Literally what do you do to keep yourself occupied? Feel like I used to be able to fill my time with frivolous hobbies like video games and cars, now it all seems selfish and meaningless. Now I mostly just hike, watch tv, browse internet, clean the home with the wife. What do you do with your free time? I know people simply say to not worry about it and just appreciate existence/life but I’m not sure how to implement that philosophy. Any tips?

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Anyone get an Oculus Quest?

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Mask mandates in the US for a certain amount of time will never work, it needs to be played like a game. There needs to be a goal (stanley cup) and strict enforcement (referees). Can’t just say “masks should be worn until 12/31”. There’s no incentive to wear a mask since they won’t cut it short if we do well and will extend it if we don’t do well. Also why a national mandate will do nothing. Imagine telling someone in NY they have to keep wearing masks because Cali can’t enforce anything

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PSA never use Uhauls U-box service (their PODS equivalent). Don’t cheap out because they are the lowest cost mover!

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Sriracha has 0 calories 👀

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Which superpower?
Flight or the ability to detect covid-19 in someone.

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Have healthy boundaries with others - just because you know everyone is quarantined and home, it does not mean they have unlimited free time for whatever.

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Consultants and accountants, is this WFH situation messing with your awards season too?

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Who here has grown closer to their partners or family in weird COVID times? Pull these heart strings!

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