I’m a layout engineer for a large construction company. I make 31/hr, 280 a week per diem. 1000$ month truck allowance. Lodging and all expenses paid by the company. One WEEK PTO That said, I’ve been here two years. No raise, no bonus, no opportunity for advancement. Is this typical? Or should I look elsewhere.
Does your firm supply, or reimburse for, dinner at work? (Assuming you can’t bill the client).
Is it allowed to reimburse a fitness band as part of this year's well being allowance if I reimbursed a fitness band (a different one) in last year's allowance?
(I gifted the previous one to my mom)
How much did you give up on alcohol in order to have a healthier life? At what age?
If not 100%, how frequent is it “worth it” for you to have alcohol at the expense of some level of hangover?
Deloitte peeps. What is per day among you can expense during travel towards fitness? Also, anyone try orange theory fitness here, how was it?
The firm asked me and another senior associate to take the first year out to lunch on her first day. Sure no prob. Then they asked me to submit the invoice and they only reimburse for the first year lunch and not mine or the other senior associate. It was $75 between all of us and I only got like $20 back. It’s making me feel super nickel and dined. Am I wrong?
Hi, I am an Emergency Room RN with 11 years of nursing experience. I live in long island NY, and am going for an ASU RN position. With inflation, how much is realistic to accept for hourly rate? The position is 5 days a week so I can't pickup per-diem shifts to compensate very easily. Any advice is highly appreciated.
Has anyone utilized the commuting expense reimbursement from we are deloitte options (INR 20K per fiscal)? Just wanna know what receipts do we use while entering DTE expense entry if using self car subtype option. FAQ just mention mileage at 12 per KM. TIA!
So PwC said that we can’t expense meals since we are working from home. This is bs! Anyone else heard about this? Can we appeal this?
If I decide to quit my job after maternity leave, does anyone know how much I have to reimburse to my employer for the FMLA health insurance they paid? And how long do I have to stay at the company post my maternity leave to avoid such reimbursement payment?
If my boyfriend pays me fair market value rent every month, can I claim this rental income and therefore take advantage of rental expense deductions and depreciation? If so, would expenses and repairs that apply to the home be counted at 50%? I started the construction for a rental dwelling in 2020 that will be on the same property, but won’t have paying renters until later this year. I’m hoping that by claiming his rental income for 2020 then I would also be able to capture those expenses.
For those who have purchased an expensive watch (Rolex, Omega, etc.), how much were you making and how much did you have saved up before you could rationalize the expense?
Hi new joinee here, How many days do I need to wait to get smartphone reimbursement 30000 from Deloitte? Can I purchase the smartphone now in Amazon deal and reimburse later. please help.
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?
Need one help , for collecting Deloitte laptop i visited there collection centre by putting PTO ,can I reimburse my travel expenses (Bus Fare ) as from my home to ofc and ofc to home
It's around 600+ Km distance of one ways
How do I return my expense amount to deloitte because the order was canceled and I canceled the status on my expense dte but still the amount has been sent?
Hi, I'm travelling from my base location to BLR and I'm planning to avail the Hybrid Commute Allowance.. I'm taking the Business Class in Air India.. Will I be able to reimburse it? It would cost me 20k.
Anyone in ny market do per diem work if so what type of work and what do you charge and what practice level are you at?
Another amazing, helpful email from our LT. Sell more work and keep people busy - thanks for the advice. Seriously?
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PP hair loss….is there anything you can do!? I almost had a break down when I washed my hair! Is it better to wash more often or less often? Have to be honest dry shampoo has been my best friend, could probably spare to wash my hair more… was doing 3x per week before baby. Any help is appreciated!!
What’s everyone doing this weekend? 🤨
See something you don't like or disagree with?
Hi everyone, has anyone been able to get their H1B visa stamped from India recently? Are the consulates accepting appointments? Additionally, can I switch jobs without getting it stamped? Will that require me to go through lottery again?
Has anyone been successful in negotiating to pay the net rent instead of gross rent on a monthly basis?
Back in the day:
Guy: “Wanna go out Saturday night?”
Gal: “Sorry, I have to wash my hair.”
Guy: “Wanna go out Saturday night?”
Gal: “Sorry, I have to wash my hands.”
Has anyone joined TCS recently like this month?
The partner emails me before a conference call and ask me to take lead for him, so of course I say yes, then he just straight up doesn’t show up for the call? SIRRR
Associate Software engineer with 0 yrs of experience with 115k + 15% bonus. Is this a good starting salary? (Chicago) This is for JPMorgan Chase.
180k base, 30k sign on, 150k RSU (4 yrs), 15% yearly bonus and 15k relocation package. What's my 1st year TC?
A place to encourage, motivate and pretend we were never young, foolish and had entitlement complexes.
Not sure if this would be relevant to anyone but if anyone would like to white label a service, i know the company im with has partnerships and they’re pretty established. Here's the site (uberall.com/en-us) and if you'd like a reference my DM's are open.
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What’s the rationale as a freelancer to call one’s self an “ECD” or “CCO” or whatever when they never had that title in an actually full-time capacity? Just sounds like over-compensation to me.
Ideas for managing relationships with colleagues in other cities (e.g. LA to NYC)? It’s so much harder to build/maintain good rapport when you can’t drop by for facetime and so much comm is by email
My (boutique) agency believes that marketing = being really good at ad buying. We don’t invest in good creative, good copy writing… anything that actually makes a meaningful ad… we just sort of buy ad space with whatever content we can (no thought behind the ad itself). It was fun when I was younger and needed to gain experience, but now I feel stuck, and not happy, which is kind of scary to come to terms with. What would you do in this situation?
Are there any agencies that are actively hiring for recently won accounts? All I see is quit my job this and layoff rounds that 😢
Hate that progression in our industry largely comes with the requirement of managing more people. Not because I don’t like managing people (I love it). But because there are other people that are good at their discipline but straight up should NOT be managers
It’s been a month at my new job & I’m wanting to leave. My team won’t give me work even though they are swamped. They haven’t seen what I can do yet! I try to help everyday and get brushed away...
Is it possible to transition into an agency that does outstanding creative work with an average portfolio? After three years of being put on so-so work I feel stuck.
Share your feelings about timesheets 😝
Almost positive I’m being laid off today. How can I negotiate severance? What’s the best course of action ?
LA based copywriter here looking for mid-sr partner. In between partners and keep getting hit up for team gigs. Not sure how to reply directly to posts so if you reply, pls leave contact info. Thanks!
If you have unlimited PTO, how unlimited is it?
How should one handle a strategy test for an interview and providing past client strategy example? The interviewer wants to assess thinking skills but looks like the test is for an existing client of theirs and I’m cautious of providing a recent strategy deck from my current place of work for an existing client.
How many of the good comedy scripts w/ budget $100K - $1M are going out to the union Production Co’s versus to freelance directors or to in-house options? I’m a comedy director who was super busy as a freelancer, now that I’ve signed with a prod. co. I’m barely seeing any work after months on the roster. Wondering if I should go back to freelance?
Looking for a freelance email specialist to help a therapist grow their audience via email subscriptions
How does one find in-house FT gigs? Would third party recruiters who usually have advertising jobs lined up have in-house jobs too?
For the youngs, esp recent ad school grads: how do they cover presenting in school? Its a big part of the job (at least it always was to olds like me), but I see SO many juniors (even mids actually) get SO nervous about it. Lots of posts here too.
So how important do they make it in ad school now? Do you hear its a skill you need? Or can you just slide by hiding in a corner if youre the nervous type?
Nice dinner. Black car to the airport.
You’re kidding, right? Good luck with that!
No corporate cards at any agency I’ve worked at. Just expense reports and waiting. I’ve racked up miles and I pay off my credit cards immediately, so I’m fine, but bummer for those who don’t have that luxury.
I live for the food
Cab to/from Newark when I lived in Brooklyn.
Maybe expense a time machine back a decade or so to when people still did this
My morning Starbucks
BBDO was the slowest agency for paying expenses of any place I’ve ever worked.
This explains a lot about BBDO...