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Some time ago I did buy a laundry detergelnt which suppolsebly had scent of "Spring and Renewal." Well I'm not exaggerating when I tell you I did not enjoy that scent which was put on to my clothes after laundry. I mean just not a good scent at all. So what am I doing posting this in Happy Thread? Even though I am not out of that "Spring and Renewal" detergelnt I did buy a new detergelnt got no scent to it at all. Now I'm enjoying my clothes more. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


:throws horns:

 

but aren't you a player on the scent/fragrance thread? i'd assume that a stinky clothes detergent would completely fuck up your bouquet.

 

i've been riding dat scentless detergent forever and don't bother with deodorant (my daily driver is Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire)

post #54242 of 58213
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I got an exceeds expectations for my performance review and dat boanus reflects that. That said, it's prorated since I joined halfway through the year. frown.gif

Plus the 40% tax rate... 😭😭😭

I had a stellar performance review, and I suppose the bonus reflects that, but I received a very disappointing raise.
I know that firm-wide billings were low last year, but I'd really expect that to be reflected in the bonus pool, not in the salary figures (especially since someone near my level just left, and another is leaving soon to go back to school).

I know I can't keep getting giant raises forever, but I recently saw some offers made to new PhDs at my title-level and they were significantly higher so I know there is headroom. Granted yes, they have a PhD and I don't, but they are receiving the same title, and I bring 6+ years of industry work experience to the table, while they often have 0 actual work experience.

Either way, I am now leaning towards for sure doing that part time MBA at Booth, and letting a headhunter try to find a competing offer to wave around (even though I am pretty happy with my job and would rather keep my work-life balance over a moderately higher salary at a competitor).
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Just found out that I won a teaching award at my Universelty of which comes with cash prize. I'm honestly surprised that I won. I consistently get very good evaluations from students, but my teaching style is definitely old-fashioned, whereas these awards committees tend to favor "innovative pedagogy" and suchlike.

 

Good thing you already have tenure.  I read a study that winning a teaching award decreases the likelihood of receiving tenure.

post #54244 of 58213
Okay basically since the end of football season we've been hearing stories like "will he retire won't he retire what is his future of football gonna be?" Well now we finally know that Logan Mankins is retiring hopefully we can start hearing about other sports stories.
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I had a stellar performance review, and I suppose the bonus reflects that, but I received a very disappointing raise.
I know that firm-wide billings were low last year, but I'd really expect that to be reflected in the bonus pool, not in the salary figures (especially since someone near my level just left, and another is leaving soon to go back to school).

I know I can't keep getting giant raises forever, but I recently saw some offers made to new PhDs at my title-level and they were significantly higher so I know there is headroom. Granted yes, they have a PhD and I don't, but they are receiving the same title, and I bring 6+ years of industry work experience to the table, while they often have 0 actual work experience.

Either way, I am now leaning towards for sure doing that part time MBA at Booth, and letting a headhunter try to find a competing offer to wave around (even though I am pretty happy with my job and would rather keep my work-life balance over a moderately higher salary at a competitor).

I think you're at that point where you need to jump ship if you want to make those big base salary gains.

The risk being culture fit and work life balance, of course.

Edit: also I'd be wary of part time MBA programs. I know elitist firms and people look down upon them, esp. if the people have done the full time programs themselves.

Every single one of the Kellogg grads at my first job said that the part timers were viewed unfavorably.
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Good thing you already have tenure.  I read a study that winning a teaching award decreases the likelihood of receiving tenure.

I haven't seen that study, but I've heard anecdata about that. Sorry if I'm saying something everybody knows, but in academia most of us have three very different jobs--teaching, research, and the committee work that keeps the gears of the university running. These are all different skills, so that being good at one is no guarantee at all that a person will be good at the others. Sometimes it happens that people who put a lot of effort into their teaching are not especially productive in research, and so that is why they'd be denied tenure. (Tenure decisions are based on performance in all three of those jobs.)
post #54247 of 58213
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I think you're at that point where you need to jump ship if you want to make those big base salary gains.

The risk being culture fit and work life balance, of course.

Edit: also I'd be wary of part time MBA programs. I know elitist firms and people look down upon them, esp. if the people have done the full time programs themselves.

Every single one of the Kellogg grads at my first job said that the part timers were viewed unfavorably.

Don't have to jump ship if you can just ask them to match an offer!

Meh, I'd only do it if it were the part time program at Booth, most programs aren't worthwhile...and *many* people in my firm have them (and many people in my firm teach classes there). Seems to be either you come in with a PhD, or you get a part time MBA while working for the firm. And you don't have to put part time on your resume... Honestly, I would be doing it for knowledge, not for networking/recruiting, and Booth has a very strong quantitative program... The credential is useful when justifying billing rates to clients, but otherwise I would be happy to just pay for the half of the classes that would really help my job.
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I got an exceeds expectations for my performance review and dat boanus reflects that. That said, it's prorated since I joined halfway through the year. frown.gif

Plus the 40% tax rate... 😭😭😭






things that are making me happy.... I remember how much fucking money I spent to have motherfuckers install wood drawer shelfs into most of my kitchen cabinets in my house in CT.... this time I installed rev-a-shelves myself. They work even better, and things were so fucking easy to install too (took about 15-20min per cabinet), and was 300% cheaper in the end (i'm not lying ffffuuuu.gif)



post #54249 of 58213
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Don't have to jump ship if you can just ask them to match an offer!

Meh, I'd only do it if it were the part time program at Booth, most programs aren't worthwhile...and *many* people in my firm have them (and many people in my firm teach classes there). Seems to be either you come in with a PhD, or you get a part time MBA while working for the firm. And you don't have to put part time on your resume... Honestly, I would be doing it for knowledge, not for networking/recruiting, and Booth has a very strong quantitative program... The credential is useful when justifying billing rates to clients, but otherwise I would be happy to just pay for the half of the classes that would really help my job.


I agree with this.  True, you're not going to get MBB or Goldman offers when you finish your part-time, but I did my MBA part-time because my employer paid for a big chunk, and I didn't have to forego my salary.

 

Now that I'm a couple years out, no one asks me if it was part-time or full-time.  While if I could do it over, I may have gone full time: the part-time program worked out for me.

post #54250 of 58213
Also, my experience with full time students at booth when I was an undergrad was not that impressive.

So many finance bros who view it as a 2 year vacation between ibanking and their next finance job. Grades/class ranking are hidden from potential employers, so they just had to manage Cs (my roommate literally TAed an MBA class after he got the best grade when he took it, because the full time students just didn't give a shit while the undergrads in the class had to worry about their GPA). Sure, there were plenty of legit students, like former engineers transitioning to management, but way too many 25 year olds who just wanted to drink and network.
post #54251 of 58213
I did full time and the above is pretty accurate laugh.gif
post #54252 of 58213
Hey, it sounds fun I guess.

I wouldn't want to 3 years and a summer of ibanking hours before it (and many people go back to similar hours after it)...but going back to school full time while not actually having to care too much about class sounds like a blast. Way better than law school or something...

For example, the aforementioned roommate who was TAing MBA students as an undergrad finished his ibanking job and went to Wharton...where he promptly enrolled in a bunch of classes he had basically already taken while he was an undergrad. So he really didn't have to try very hard at the actual academics...had lots of time for the whiskey-tasting club though smile.gif

Of course now it is back to work...vacation's over.
post #54253 of 58213
I achieved a personal best in cardio fitness quest today. (That's what I call my cardio routine.) I listened to Speedball Jamm by Vinnie Vincent while I did it. On the one hand, maybe I will continue to set personal bests if I keep listening to Speedball Jamm. On the other hand, I'm quite sure I don't want to listen to Speedball Jamm every time I do cardio fitness quest. It's over an hour of him soloing.
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post #54254 of 58213
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I achieved a personal best in cardio fitness quest today. (That's what I call my cardio routine.) I listened to Speedball Jamm by Vinnie Vincent while I did it. On the one hand, maybe I will continue to set personal bests if I keep listening to Speedball Jamm. On the other hand, I'm quite sure I don't want to listen to Speedball Jamm every time I do cardio fitness quest. It's over an hour of him soloing.
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Cardio Fitness Quest would be a good name for a video game.
post #54255 of 58213
Texted STAGE to Chipolte for chance to win tix to the Chipolte Festival

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