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re: TSA stupidity causes 600 passengers to miss flights in 1 day in Charlotte - MStant1
I have flown in and out of Charlotte a lot over the past 5 years and it always has some of the worst security lines. ...
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re: Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
Most people are unaware of what is in the USA PATRIOT Act as it relates to their bank accounts....
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re: Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
Shameless bump because it's my birthday....
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re: Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
This whole election cycle has been so absurd to me. I'm generally very engaged, but this cycle I've just been so disenfranchised....
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re: Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
[quote]feel like i haven't seen you here in a while [/quote] I mostly lurk these days. ...
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re: Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
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Trump's Mistakes in His Memo - MStant1
[link=(https://www.washingtonpost.com/apps/g/page/politics/memo-explains-how-donald-trump-plans-to-pay-for-border-wall/2007/?tid=a_inl)]Trump Memo[/link] This is just a silly memo that has already been discussed, but I'd like to focus on Donald Trump's ignorance as it relates to Anti-Money Launde...
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re: CNN: Trump adopts GumboPot's plan to make Mexico pay again - MStant1
[quote]Ask for an ID. [/quote] Current regulations for remittances do not require an ID for transactions less than $3,000 - which for most migrant workers their transactions are significantly less. That said many money service businesses do have their own internal policies requiring ID's at low...
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re: Who here is former Big 4? - MStant1
[quote]What my friends are paid is not the right comparison set. The comp set is what others in the same field are being paid. I think consulting / advisory is where the compensation issues exist. The B4 sets the market for audit and tax and if one of them is out of line then people will just switch...
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re: Who here is former Big 4? - MStant1
[quote]So how did you guys feel about working for the big 4? Did you feel like they paid you appropriately? [/quote] Most will probably tell you no they weren't paid appropriately; however, if they were being honest with themselves most probably are paid appropriately. When I consider my age an...
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re: Who here is former Big 4? - MStant1
[quote]How do they treat compensation? If someone got a sizeable raise leaving for industry (this is normal) and then comes back to the consulting firm (presumably in the same title) does the firm give an additional comp bump? [/quote] Obviously, I wouldn't know anything "officially". However, ...
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re: Who here is former Big 4? - MStant1
Depends what do you currently do and what you want to do in the Big 4.......
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re: Who here is former Big 4? - MStant1
7 and a half years in. Still cranking away. Trust me if you want to return to your firm you can easily return (at least from what I've seen in advisory). I've seen so many leave and boomerang a year (sometimes less) later. As long as you didn't leave like a jerk they will welcome you back w...
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re: Gary Johnson Officially Announces - MStant1
[quote]I remember the ancap discussions and general anti statist fun we used to have. There was you, wiki, bluevelvet, hemphead, gmorgan, sfp and others I can't recall at thee moment[/quote] Man I've been gone too long. I didn't even get an honorable mention on this list....
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re: Big 4 Consulting - MStant1
[quote]Consulting at the Big 4 is limited due to their audit practices. Consulting projects for audit clients can create conflicts of interest, or the appearance of conflicts. You might want to consider one of the consulting businesses that were spun off from the big accounting firms (there used to ...
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re: Big 4 Consulting - MStant1
If you are interested in true blue management/strategy consulting, then Big 4 isn't the place. McKinsey, Bain, Deloitte Consulting (not advisory), BCG are what you want. The best way to get into one of those places is to go to a top 10 MBA program. Engineering consulting is out of my wheelhouse,...
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re: Big 4 Consulting - MStant1
[quote]What advice would you give a young person trying to break into consulting at one of the Big 4 (Deloitte, KPMG, PwC, EY)?[/quote] Depends on what you are defining as "consulting". The only one of the Big 4 that still has a distinct "consulting" arm is Deloitte. The rest have what they call ...
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re: NYC next weekend - MStant1
Highly suggest Spotted Pig in the west village if you're after a burger....
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re: does your company still offer a pension? - MStant1
Mine does; however if you're not an executive, then it's relatively small. The real pension starts for the executives. Rumor is that Non-equity executives get something on average in the realm of 150k per year in retirement. Equity partners get something on average in the realm of 500k per year. ...
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re: Left Over Ham Ideas - MStant1
The Mrs. And I threw the left over ham and the ham bone into a pot of red beans. Was delish!...
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