Spotted on morning flight to LAX: multiple people wearing “KPMG future diversity leader” purple T-shirts. What’s this about?
Flight attendant to Passenger struggling to fit his bag into overhead cabin: "Sir, please pull it out for a second, and push it back in on the other side....there you go, slid right in" #morningbrain
If staying 5 nights at Marriott properties on points but it's split: 3 days one location 2 days another... Any one have luck getting them to waive the 5th night? Platinum member for what it's worth
Still hoping to purchase Hilton Honors points! Ideally looking for 150k, but fewer will help as well. Hmu if you have some to sell!
I would like to spend a month or little less in NYC to get a feeling for it before I make the decision to move there. Dont have a crazy budget to get a hotel for a month and airbnb fees are stupid high. What other options do I have?
Best Marriott SPG in Vienna?
So is CR really worth it? Trying to understand the real benefit since we all make a ton of airline and hotel points - trading off the $300 in travel credit vs $450 in fees
$800 flight, $140 hotel, $108 in per diem - all for a 1 hour meeting we could've done virtually.
Best app or medium to pay credit card bills and receive cashback or discounts. I've got to pay a large bill, hence asking.
I swear to god the maids at the Westin intentionally point that little handheld shower apparatus straight at you so when you turn on the shower...
Bed bugs at the Irvine CA Marriott. Another brand new Marriott called Marriott Spectrum 10 minutes away was much nicer.
I don’t have much experience traveling in (international) business class. I recently upgraded a flight for 3 people but I am hesitant to pay again to reserve the seats. As far as I know they’ll let me choose the seats day before departure. Question — am I taking any risk by not assigning seats? I’m guessing since I already paid, they’ll hold the seats for us. Granted we may or may not be able to sit together, I just want to make sure they’ll hold 3 seats.
No work travel in the immediate future on current engagement. AA Platinum Pro status going to expire if I don’t get $2,000 EQD’s by year-end. Think I’ll hit ~$1,200-$1,300 with personal travel. Worth spending $700-800 more to retain status by paying for full fare first class on 1-2 of my personal trips?
GC holders are not held to the US travel ban. Does that count only when your GC is in hand or i140 approval and AP would work too? Thanks in advance
Us open grounds passes for sale. Two for Friday for $80 each, two for Saturday for $115 each. Flight to NYC was cancelled this morning :-(.
I’m sooo sick of Marriott from the Bonvoy situation. Anybody have luck transferring to Hilton or Hyatt, getting status match?
Best spg property in Paris?
Are there any Houston strategy firms that have a local business model I.e. no travel? Want to make a switch but avoid 10% traveling
Has anyone bought a car recently? My lease is up in a few months and I want to buy my next car. There’s barely any inventory so feels like negotiation isn’t going to get too far since the dealerships will have zero issue selling to someone else. Anyone had any luck and/or other suggestions? Seeking people who have gone through this recently or have relevant insight — normal tactics aren’t really cutting it in 2021 😩
Currently in the US but interviewing for a UK-based firm and role. The comp level they are throwing around is £250k TC. Is this reasonable for a Director-level role with 12 YOE? My comparator would be wait 18-24mo to become a consulting partner - in the US that starts at $450k/£325k. For the purposes of this question, assume I’m optimizing for initial comp, not long term potential, and not livability, Intl experience, WLB, CoL etc. Thanks!
Week remote now back to it. My 6yo son was nearly crying last night as I tucked him into bed, knowing his dad has to go yet again. I shed a few and had a strong beer. Here we go again....
Confession: Whenever my clients talk about union avoidance, I secretly think, I’m on the side of the workers... Nobody tell my partners 🤫
Probably a dumb question.. How do you introduce yourself to your child’s class? I’m reading a book to my child’s preschool class and wondering if I should say my name or just xxx’s mom?
Hi everyone! I’m got selected for the Hirevue interview stage for Goldman Sachs for the talent acquisition role. Any tips or advice on what I should expect? Any help is greatly appreciated :)
Hello all - looking for an outside consultancy firm/company that evaluates and provides recommendations around talent development (I.e, competencies, talent review and successions planning)? It would need to be reasonable on pricing as well. We don’t have top self budget.
Tip for London US embassy appointments - spend some time refreshing the reschedule date page - it's booked up until March but occasionally someone may cancel / switch - I managed to snag an early October interview today
I’m starting a fully remote agency job as a Designer very soon. I’ve been working remote since last year, but does anyone have any advice on starting out on a new job like this?
As soon as my husband and I got engaged my mother in law flipped a switch. She went from being nice and sweet to bitchy and passive aggressive. It’s so awful dealing with her that I have to drink when I’m around her to deal. Anyone had a similar experience? She completely tainted my entire wedding with her behavior. It’s a losing battle to talk to my husband about it because he can’t help but decent her.
Deloitte S&O Managers - what's your base salary?
Just wanted to S/O to Accenture Strategy for raising base comp. Forcing our leadership to say “if ACN is doing it, we gotta do something!” You are the real MVP!
Can anyone speak the the human capital practices at their firm? I'm currently in HC consulting and want to continue working in the field, but not sure what opportunities there are in MBB.
Folks that have been laid off in their careers, did you take a pay cut in your rebound role? How big and how'd you cope?
Anybody working to exit to something outside of tech? Maybe to a particular industry? Something creative (art, music, etc)? Other? Just curious since we see a lot of tech exit wishes...
Can somebody refer me at MBB, Accenture, EY and PwC? Victim of Deloitte layoff. Would appreciate any and all the help I can get!
Considering leaving the media agency world and I’m toying with the idea of going client side (for a brand) or tech side for an ad tech vendor. Any thoughts from anyone who has made the jump?
Advice needed: my stepmom pays for our vacation every year but she is a monster. I say we all pay our own way and dissolve her hold. The others say just deal with it for a free vacation. She is controlling, mean, and creates a stressful environment. I started getting my own hotel down the street but that made my siblings very mad. So I said Fine everyone pay next year and they folded. I hate it there. But they are my family.
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