Friend of a friend just died of covid (delta). Not vaccinated. Please be careful out there everyone. I wish this was over but it’s not.
I typically despise all the "how many points" posts.... but alas here I am. WiFi didn't work on my flight. Anyone complained for this and how many points did you get??
Just got back from extended PTO. First time traveling with the new expense system. Anything thing dramatically change when expensing ie seat upgrades on flights or hotel food/drink and Landry?
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” – Reagan Happy 4th of July!
Any bets on when change fees come back? American just called to “confirm” my family flight to FL for spring break which I booked a year ago. I asked why she was calling and the agent admitted the flight was oversold by 22 seats. Buckle up people - travel is coming back!
So is there a catch to linking your spg/Marriott number together? I feel like I might be missing something here...🤔
When you call UA to apply an RPU to a booking and what the rep actually does is put you on standby on a flight 10 hours earlier. WTF?!
Going abroad with my boyfriend over New Years. United 1k and waitlisted with plus points on both legs right now. Any tips on how to get these to clear/upgrades confirmed?
Husband told me the other week he had the first business trip scheduled that he would fly to. I don’t understand why that can’t be done virtually, given the last 1.5 years, but he seems to be set on the fact that he’s “expected” to travel for work and is booking the tickets. We both are vaccinated but have two very young children who aren’t. It’s not even Covid that’s at the top of my mind but rather the pointlessness of resuming business travel. Am I overreacting?
I played golf the last two days then came home and packed for morning flight. Work hard, enjoy the weekend!
Do any of the top consulting firms have analytics roles (preferably not super technical) that don’t require weekly travel?
Please critique my annual budget. Family of four in the Bay Area. HHI: 850k Income tax: 300k Daycare: 50k Housing: 45k (mortgage + property tax + insurance) Grocery / restaurants: 20k Charity: 15k Random Amazon spending: 10k Car + gas + insurance: 10k Medical: 5k House cleaner / landscaper: 5k Utilities: 3k Retirement savings: 135k (maxing out everything) Remaining for taxable savings: 250k Don’t do enough travel but that is largely due to COVID. Saving 45% of gross is probably too much?
Poll - Have companies started travel to client sites? Which companies? I know Deloitte team members are traveling. Also, I see a new trend based on interactions with a few people. Most prefer remote
Anyone know if Delta still allows ‘same day confirmed’ flight changes to different date as long as it’s within 24 hours of orig flight? I’ve done this in the past but doesn’t look to be allowed per Delta.com
Anyone flying out of EWR? How is the security check? I am running late and will reach 30 mins before my flight. ;(
Someone on the ✈️ asks to swap seats with you so they can sit next to their family, are you the type of person who says Y or N? Aisle to middle swap on a 6hour flight..☹️ but its a mother w/ 5 y/o kid
Do laterals make you look like you failed to get a promotion? I’m up for promotion, have a great story and strong performance; a good opportunity to lateral came up at a much better firm - but promotions are so random and shrouded in secrecy at my company that I kinda want to join a better firm while I can.
Is it reasonable to ask for a larger signing bonus if the firm says you’re not eligible for a discretionary bonus the year of joining, because you’re starting 4-5 months into their performance year?
How likely is it to internally transfer between Big 4 advisory practices that have zero overlap in transferrable skills? Trying to get into B4 valuations by self studying for CFA/teaching myself the required skills and networking, but unsure of what my realistic chances are since I have no relevant prior exp. Assume my engagement reviews are stellar, can this happen?
Any partner willing to share with fb what their comp is? If so, please provide your service line, years as a partner and if you feel comfortable, your firm
Does anyone have insight into WeWork or have experience working there? Talking with one of their teams right now. Certainly hesitant due to all the issues over past year plus the fact that COVID is hitting real estate but seems like it could be an opportunity to get in before they go public. Any thoughts or feedback would be appreciated!
Curious as to how other small firm owners are handling transition to have employees work from home? I employ several older paralegals who cannot seem to get themselves set up. Prefer not to lay off.
Is it considered unreasonable or rude to ask recruiters to provide JD and compensation range before the first phone conversation.? I feel that would save all involved precious time.
How do you respond to co workers asking for your help while you are on maternity leave? It’s regarding project work that you transitioned over. My maternity leave is also unpaid.
Is moving from MBB to FAANG non tech roles (strategy & ops) worth it? How is the career progression?
Anyone from F&EP strategy here? What's up with our practice 😕 It is led by SAP practitioner now and almost every project is tech / ERP oriented. Is the legacy S&O portion dead?
So - what do you think the impact of COVID-19 will be on our arts and literature? More? Less? Different? How?
Trying to understand the loan closing costs. Does 1.5 k lender fees plus 3-5k third party costs (for eg: title) sound reasonable?
Asset Managers - what’s life like? Interviewing with an asset management company this week and not sure what questions to ask to get an inside scoop
Anybody has had any major client business related fails. For me an interesting one was we questioning CEO why they have not done (a rather obvious) cross sell to which he actually replied ‘we didn’t get around to it, but that feels like a good idea and an opportunity’ it probably costed the firm about 10-20% in profit p.a. for 10 odd years. I was amazed and horrified at the same time that he said it coz I would have been fired for much less
Vaccine & Normalcy are on the horizon. Where would you rather live post covid: NYC, LA, Austin, Chicago, Portland or other?
I applied for JP Morgan and it still shows you are profile is considered for interview. It's been 15 days i haven't got a call or mail. What to do here? How can i reach out to HR?
PwC Director comp/Advisory/Technology Consulting/High cost city - What is the range of director compensation for external hires?
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