What's the most ridiculous client entertainment expense you have seen?

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Furniture for house and partner got fired :)

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During training our coordinator told us someone once expensed a Sherpa to climb a mountain. #yolo

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Fake invoices attempting to cover a leased auto. Very elaborate. Still got fired.

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Leased lambo

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Hilarious....but try to take out a mortgage out with a restricted entity and the firm will be on you like white on rice...

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Have to chose between United, American, and Southwest for direct flight to new project. I’m a Delta guy so am clueless regarding benefits. Thoughts?

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Headed back to a client site for the first time since February 2020. What do people even wear anymore?! I feel like a kid playing dress up. Help.

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Currently on a project that has nothing to do with me. I understand developing a new skill set but I have no past experience that aligns with the scope and deliverables of the project. I've spoken with the PM and they say I'm still the best fit. I think it's just due to the firm being understaffed. Time to talk to my direct to get off that project? Thoughts?

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Does anyone sign their emails at the end with their initials of their first and last name? I'm not sure how I feel about that, I've noticed quite a lot of people in the firm and at the client who do.

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What is the average salary for a Project Qualify Manager with 5 years of experience?

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Who here has successfully gotten a client on Behance? I get requests but haven’t landed so far.

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One day before vacation, I got an okay project review today. I am stressed out about finding a new job and performing better at my current job. I lost excitement for my vacation. Someone cheer me up!!

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In accenture countdown site. I can see project as '' bench-state''.. What does it means??

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Doing my onboarding with EY today. I was just told EY doesn’t provide work phones? Is this actually true lol

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Have a side project that is doing well, looking to raise some money. How much should I give for seed funding?

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How do you reckon a couple manage expense and savings when they get married - as in if I were earning 150k and my husband 100k should we both contribute like 2000$ toward monthly expenses each and 1000$ toward common goals and have a personal savings on the side? What are some best practices and lessons learned that you all can share, any help is deeply appreciated. I am very nervous about finances post wedding.

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Hey fish, need some career advice. I recently got promoted to senior! We have been working on a client deliverable to close a project and my current engagement has two made directors who I work with directly( one just got promoted from SM this July ) . During one of our discussions in putting this doc together, I may have come out as “aggressive”/“opinionated . I’m generally the quiet one , asking for feedback and listening in mostly. I didn’t realize it in the moment but at that point (contd)

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Can you expense Clear annual fee? Global entry and TSA pre already allowed I think

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I thought once you are manager you can’t invest in these big companies because your firm may provide one or more services. As a manager, can you invest in apple stock if you are in tax and don’t work on any project relating to apple company?

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Is a stainless steel datejust with jubilee/fluted bezel too flashy to wear at client site? My client is an insurance company and we’re doing analytics strategy

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Who else drank their per diem dinner today 🙋

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Strategy& vs PWC perks: are there any differences? Specifically for things like expense amounts, ability to book biz class tickets, gym memberships, airport lounge access, cell phone stipends, etc.

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Colleague got chosen for a project and I heard through the grapevine that he was the “only junior employee considered for it.” As another junior employee, how do I phrase my feedback question to essentially ask “why wasn’t I chosen?” I honestly care less about the project itself and more about why they didn’t think I would be able to do it

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I am curious to hear your honest thoughts. I don’t know what other firms have done but my firm has fired people, furloughed people, cut pay, delayed promotions and hire dates, etc. but also has allocated a chunk of change above what has been given in the past to support social justice causes. While I support the cause I wonder how associates feel about this when frankly some of it is at their expense?

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What will be salary band for Accenture Strategy and Consulting at Consultant level in HCOL? 3 YOE - 2 in Industry, 1 in consulting. Glassdoor has varied numbers.

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Currently double booked, and absolutely livid after a meeting to discuss my allocation and the Partner who keeps promising more and more of my time to his client had the audacity to look at me and tell me with a straight face that I need to learn to say no more. EVERT TIME I SAY NO YOU OVERRIDE ME AND SAY IT'S NOT THAT MUCH WORK AND WE JUST NEED TO GET IT DONE. Of course the two men just agreed that I needed to stop being so nice, as there was any kind of way for me to win here

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It’s been a week since a second round interview for a local government position. They said they would be in touch “soon”. Is a week too soon for me to send a follow up email? I just don’t want them to think I’m not interested or forget about me..

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Has anyone interviewed at insead and/or applied for scholarships? I have questions about the scholarship application (I just want to apply to merit based ones but I have to fill out whole form and I don’t know what to answer to “how much scholarship do you think is appropriate?”) and unresponsive interviewers

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For Mega Backdoor Roth contributions why do most articles/people focus on conversion to Roth IRA vs. Roth 401k? Been doing the former for years but starting to think latter might be easier/cheaper.

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Where is the future home for principled, democratic conservatives? Do we think a new conservative party can build around the likes of Cheney, Romney and Kinzinger? How can they gain critical mass? From rewriting state election laws, to fomenting insurrection, to going to war with public health officials over COVID vaccines, the GQP are irredeemable at this point.

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Can interviewers tell if you are articulating a well-prepared story? I practiced about 15 stories for few months, used them, did not clear the interview. Versus lately, I did not prepare at all, only did "conversational stories" with interviewers and got an offer. Is this normal?

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Feeling sick from anxiety this morning. Knowing I have to leave today and tough week ahead looming

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Was it a weak year for vendor holiday gifts?

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Pondering. How many creatives struggle with the imposter syndrome. And even though you get into this business because you have talent, how do you stay true to that and not listen to the haters/ cancel culture that makes you feel like an imposter. I feel like I’m not alone, but I’d love some advice on how you guys paddle your own creative canoe.

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Do you think your building or classroom is ready to go back to school?

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I have seen a lot of interest in PM roles in this group. Can anyone explain the difference between product and program management? Is product more strategic vision and program is basically glorified project management?

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Can someone help me understand why a recruiter will choose to low ball me after I already told her my range? Also offering my no sign on and 5k relocation for a senior level role. Cont

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Is the main advantage of applying to mba early simply to literally start making more sooner? Is it easier when you’re younger? I’m fortunately not in a rush to apply and I think next year my app will be stronger, my income is not gonna be much higher post mba, I’ll have another promotion, better recs, and less debt to take on. What am I missing?

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Step out on faith - Current big4 Strategy consultant looking for an opportunity to pivot to an MBB role. Any partners looking to hire a MBA with a diverse background? I can provide email.

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I’m on an engagement with another associate. I’m fully booked (upwards of 60 hours a week every week of July), while the other associate hasn’t had billable hours for the last 3 months... engagement team has some changes they need to get pushed through to the wps, and I’m the better choice to push those updates (have more experience in wps and just better in general). But the other associate has availability and just gets paid to do nothing. Should I bring that up to someone? How and to whom?

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Everyday is Mother’s Day 🥰

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has anyone revised what they expect in comp in the interview process? interviewing for a tech firm and quoted base+bonus but no RSUs. upon researching more feel like i low-balled a bit and should have asked for RSUs too.

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