Does anyone have any books/media to recommend on being an Asian in the USA / UK (and particularly being East or Southeast Asian)? Have just finished Big Little Man (Alex Tizon) and Severance (Ling Ma) both of which were excellent and captured a lot of complex feelings I hadn’t been able to put into words before...
New C with unrelated background. Got offered a testing role but have no skills/interest in tech. Do I take it to just to get staffed or hold out? Also worried about slow downs/layoffs if benched
Sr. Writer/ACD in LA laid off twice this year. Horrible luck. Previously worked at Ad Age A-List agency and trying to get back in the big game. Anomaly, TBWA, R/GA, Etc. Anyone have a lead?
Can you get fired or laid off if you are on a short term disability leave? Does this call for a lawsuit if this happens?
So this happened. Since getting laid off I’ve been applying to every job that I believe I’m qualified for. 30 minutes after I hit send I received an email from the company stating that I did not have the right qualifications for the job. No one from the company looked at my portfolio. How do I get past the algorithm and get my work noticed by a real person?
Few people in the world make more money than Mark Reed, John Wren, Michael Roth or Arthur Sadoun. Cant they offer anything to avoid layoffs?
I was laid off fall of last year, allegedly due to covid. I just saw that they re-listed my position and now am devastated and doubting everything about my career. I got good reviews at this and my previous jobs but many are cowardly about giving honest feedback. I took a step down and started a new job recently so I’ll be ok in the long run but the job I was laid off from was my “dream job”. I don’t have strong family/friend support, exacerbated by covid isolation. Any wisdom/advice?
Is it a bad idea to get a new job this period? My firm is not talking about layoffs at the moment. Has anybody moved from their somewhat secure job?
Why do I always see job postings for Pharma and Healthcare agencies? It’s like they can never fill their roles. 24/7 365. If I was in that part of advertising and enjoyed the work, I feel like my job security, promotions and money would be in a much better spot than where I am now, If anyone is looking for a job due to Covid layoffs, might not hurt to suck it up and do pharma work for a bit!
Saw a post here recently of a high performer strategy guy laid off at Deloitte. A Deloitte recruiter reached out to me for strategy role. Just wondering what’s going on at D and if it’s worth pursui
I had a recent manager that I’m thinking about reporting to HR. He called me emotional during a meeting, made a joke about how I was “fired” in front of the client, and in general berated me everyday. I fear the reprecrussions though. What do you think? Anyone else been through something like this?
What's the deal with severance pay in New York State? I've heard both it's not required and I've heard it's required to pay 3 weeks for every year of employment. Anyone know what the real deal is?
Are consulting layoffs / hiring sprees a good way to gauge the "pulse" of the economy? Is a downturn near with all these layoffs we've been hearing about?
I'm rolling off my project in two weeks and shit, just realized I can't expense my life on my Anex anymore. Where do I buy food?? SOS
Anyone ever stay at hotels near ORD (Marriott or SPG)? Looking to use points but not sure if any are particularly better than others.
Hello - I have a valid h1b stamp from my previous company till 2021. Recently changed to Deloitte on an approved petition and planning to travel to India in Dec. Do I need to apply for a fresh stamp?
Double dipping on severance and paycheck from new job. Can former companies even find out that you have a new job if you keep quiet?
My most recent director told me that my time is being charged as Sr Consultant, so that’s the expectation for my performance. My title is associate, so two levels below a senior consultant. My last two appraisals have been scored against senior consultant roles, which my company has used to justify why I’m not eligible for a salary increase or promotion to consultant. Is this normal?
When updating your LinkedIn is it good or bad to specify what “type” of consultant you are in the title? For example - Management consultant, Healthcare consultant, Technology consultant (at x firm), etc. Or just put Consultant (at x firm). I’ve seen both ways and am wondering if one is considered more standard than the other?
Does anyone travel with their Apple TV (or similar device)? I haven't yet but am thinking about starting - although hotel internet can be a little suspect.
Looking at moving to Raleigh. Fed law clerk who also clerked in state court (NJ). Curious as to the potential salaries and benefits for a third-year associate and what is/isn’t negotiable.
Anyone here know about the SHL? Friend of mine applied to MBB Healthcare Analytics practice and has been asked to take this test. Thanks in advance
Apparently, I should spend my bonus on a Yamaha ATV, 1962 holiday boat or a Ducati Superbike. https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-how-to-spend-your-bonus/
I’ve never had a really bad experience with Marriott until tonight. It’s a travel day so I was up at 4am, had a long day at the office and a long team dinner after of course. Get to the Marriott cont
How long does LCA processing for new client locations? Been stuck for the past month unable to travel and no one seems to know what the hold up is. Is it going to be like that for every new project?
Just talked to the DC Covid Trace Force. I am unexpectedly impressed. I had contact with someone who tested positive, and the Trace Force guy was like, “Can we send you food? Medicine?” And I just sat silently for a second before saying, “No man, but it’s appreciated.” These people are doing the job right. Is there a way I can get Uncle D to send them pizza for lunch?
My best COVID investment so far: 2 months of Leetcode subscription $35/month (SQL/Python) Joining FAANG as a Data Scientist @230K (from 130K). Masters + 5 YOE Thanks to EY for being so penny pinching and motivating me to lookout. The sign on @100K will definitely help. To all tech consultants stuck in consulting, the grass seems green on the other side. Good luck!
PwC 🐟 I completed the 4 REAL blindspots training last year before 04/30. I’m going up for promotion this year. Do I need to take it again? It’s showing as 100% completed when I opened it but I wasn’t
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