Planning to use Bonvoy Titanium Elite benefit to get 40% off a hotel mattresses. Any recommendations on the best mattress? Or should I buy directly through one of the big 4 manufacturers?
To all the single moms and dads: how did you deal with the struggle of child care & work hours. I will make a challenging career move into a strategic role and I realized: the day has not enough hours (the night doesn't either). What worked for you (more nannies, baby sitters, etc)? How do you deal with a job which requires 60-80 hrs?
I’m pregnant and have been at my job for a few months to qualify for the state family leave which is only 4 weeks. I’m wondering what others have done to prolong their maternity leave when starting a new job.
5 month baby, Sending him to daycare ( cleared by pediatrician) starting July. Our first child, went for orientation today and really struggling mentally about having someone unknown take care of our child. Feel so guilty, don’t have other options with both of us WFH right now.
Long story short - my nanny has many conservative values - mom shaming breastfeeding in public, gender specific roles, considering boys better than girls etc. it never bothered me before and I have learned to co exist with her however now my toddler is speaking and understanding more I am worried about him being influenced by her. Further she also has comments against my SO being too involved parent & calling out son as cutie, hugging toddler etc as he is a boy. Contd..
Hi mamas, how do you handle a sick child when you cannot take the days off? My son is 18 months, just started daycare and he’s been sick a lot. I just changed job, so I don’t have enough PTO to take, but I’m able to WFH. Husband cannot work from home or take time off since he has a big deadline at work right now. How do you handle a sick child but also get the work done? We don’t have any families live close by neither.
Shall I pick up SPG or Marriott now? Both are same now? Had SPG platinum years ago but haven't travel for a while. Now stuffed on a travel project again.
Not sure if this has been shared on here, but looks like Bonvoy is updating point redemptions to align with cash value of rooms vs seasonal peaks / hotel categories. So for example a Category 8 hotel in peak season is 100k points/night, regardless of nightly rate (let’s say it’s $2,000/night). I’m speculating you’ll see that jump to something like a 1:100 exchange so that the same hotel room in 2022 will be 200k points / night.
Do you all ever have guilt calling in a sick day? I have a pretty bad cold and 5 months pregnant. I’m just so slow today and want to nap. Working from home
Anyone cancelled a Marriott reservation redemption on points after the deadline? Were you able to get the points back? Thinking to change plans for an upcoming trip due to Omicron variant. Deadline to cancel was the end of Nov.
What credit cards do you all recommend for travel points/rewards? I don’t travel for work so this will strictly be for personal travel but still looking for all the tips and tricks. I’m booking a trip soon and want to start taking advantage.
so my kid is always sick and goes to daycare . i’m starting to think it’s the daycare and perhaps I need to switch.
Elon Musk says 'civilization is going to crumble' if people don't have more children. How is this true? Isn’t overpopulation the root cause of almost all our problems, specifically things like climate change, lack of housing, and traffic? I feel like a global one child policy would make the world lot better, it would reduce humanities total carbon footprint.
Tall folks, do you have a standing desk that works for you? I’m thinking of purchasing one for my father who is 6’6…
Another mass shooting in a HS. Semi-automatic handgun was used. Thoughts? https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna7128
Good morning and welcome to my home office! I've got my coffee and am looking forward to responding to your questions with Zoe and Ron. I was raised by a single parent in upstate NY (far from NYC!). I've had to ask a lot of questions in my career and look forward to hearing yours!
Ladies with IUD: pros and cons?
Just found out my best friend's wife is pregnant and want to get her something. Any tips??
Does contributing to 401k beyond the match make sense? You can’t touch it until you’re 59.5. If i were to invest on my own in various etfs Ill pay the 22% tax upfront and then cap gains would be 15% when i sell. I’d have freedom to use that money to invest in real estate. when i pull my yearly salary out in retirement I’d Atleast be in the 22% bracket if not higher. Since the last 3 dem presidents have increased spending like crazy i expect massive tax hikes in the future. Am i wrong?
Accenture Senior manager, $192k bade, total comp ~$210 -225k. What should I expect for Slalom fixed and variable comp?
As a male mid-level/senior associate, can you take the full parental leave (10-14 weeks) and come out without impact on partnership prospects? What are questions I should be asking to get at this issue before accepting a lateral offer? Quiz recent junior partners with kids? Seems a bit aggressive but may be necessary.
Can we expense shipping charges to EY Law? Sent them a signed copy for an H4 extension. Cost me $50. General admin code?
My insurance sucks and I’m racking up too much debt for my therapy session and psychiatrist appts. Any suggestions?
Random question but do you let your kids hang out in your bedroom and use your master bath if applicable? My kids always seem to want to use our bathroom instead of theirs and my spouse doesn't care but I grew up with my parent's room basically being off limits and think I'd prefer it that way.
How to search project in ibm as I have joined new and waiting for project or someone to call from 3 weeks. How many days is bench in ibm.
AA ✈️💺 Benchmarking: I’m often curious as to the spend for folks above / below on the upgrade list. Perhaps others are also curious, too? Would AA folks post: Home airport / EQD / EQM / EQS?
When you are the only female in a big meeting and you literally have to raise your hand to say something because you don't want to talk over others.
Is senior promotion automatic in big 4? How do you not get promoted to senior? Do you have to be really bad not to get promoted to senior?
H1B- anyone from Deloitte heard back on the lottery result? Is there any change on the INSZoom portal?
What do you all think of the long term outlook on MBB? Are they going to be passed up by big tech and tech consulting and left with a little piece of the pie 15 years from now? Thoughts?
What are some signs that a client is looking to jump ship? My client is making me nervous...but not sure if I am just being paranoid (as a junior person who doesn't know better).
Brides: after your wedding, did you acknowledge any of your bridezilla behavior or do you still hold that anyone who ‘wronged’ you was at fault?
Newbie here and frankly hadn’t thought about saving or retirement ever. I wasn’t taught how to manage money by my parents growing up and since we didn’t have much once I got some money I started treating myself. I managed to kill bad habits and clean up my debts. I’m looking for any blogs or information you guys can share that would be helpful in this next stage. I want get my finances in order so I can retire (semi early) Thanks!
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