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Up In The Air / Re: Massive JetBlue Mosaic Devaluation
« on: December 03, 2020, 08:57:24 PM »
What's left to massively devalue?
Free on-demand upgrades to EMS by ticket counter/gate agent

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: Cleveland Master Thread
« on: November 04, 2020, 04:08:07 PM »

What was this levy for and how much is the tax?

Credit Cards / Re: Earn a Cat 1-4 Cert for spending $4k on Hyatt CC
« on: October 28, 2020, 11:37:47 AM »
My (new higher fee Hyatt) card is "not eligible for this offer."

COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Lakewood covid cases
« on: September 27, 2020, 10:30:27 AM »
Iím wondering how many people are switching are staying home from Shuls because of this.

Politics / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 08:38:07 PM »
Would be the first Supreme Court Justice not from Harvard/Yale/Stanford Law School (Top 3) appointed in the past 45 years.
Right now, I believe every justice (alive) attended Harvard or Yale. I think RBG was the only Stanford alum on the court...

ETA: Actually, RBG studied in Cornell and Harvard...
Columbia and Harvard.

There have been many Harvard Law grads on the high court, but RBG was not one of them.  RBG received her BA from Cornell and her JD from Columbia Law School.

A top graduate of Cornell University, RBG enrolled at Harvard Law in 1956, following her husband, who was in his second year there - he'd attended for one year before his legal education was interrupted by the military draft.

Her class at Harvard Law had 552 men but just eight other women. In a story that's now legend, the school's then-dean asked those women, at a dinner party, how they justified taking a place that would have gone to a man.

RBG left Harvard after her second of three years, since her husband had accepted a position at a New York law firm in New York. RBG transferred to CLS - and was denied a Harvard degree, despite having gotten the majority of her legal education at Harvard. Years later, in 2011, Harvard awarded her an honorary degree. The occasion, I suspect, served more to bolster Harvard than RBG, who achieved plenty in her legal career despite the "indignities" (see Harvard imposed on her.

General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:38:28 PM »
Thanks all.  Has been seamless thus far, and they agreed to increase their offer by $400 to match a Vroom offer.

General Discussion / Re: Car Lease Master Thread
« on: September 22, 2020, 12:06:50 PM »
Got an offer from Algo on selling my used car. Have people had good experience with them?

Goods For Sale/Trade / Re: Hyatt Awards And Upgrades Master Thread
« on: August 17, 2020, 12:02:12 PM »
if anyone else want to try Iím paying $300 for 2 cat 1-4 nights ($150/night) but reservation is for tonight so next couple of hours only
After looking around it seems the key point here is that these nights are not supposed to have blackout dates and should be able to be used whenever a standard rate is available
Needs to also be for the standard room.

General Discussion / Re: Proofread DDMS Posts In Advance...
« on: August 06, 2020, 02:40:48 PM »
Bah, I published the version before the proofing.
My efforts were for naught!

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: East Coast Covid Roadtrip
« on: July 08, 2020, 05:05:57 PM »
And only one Hyatt hotel in the entire state  >:(.
Better than New Hampshire which has zero...
Don't waste time looking for points hotels to explore Acadia. The only large chain hotel in Bar Harbor is a Holiday Inn IIRC. You could stay at points hotels near BGR airport, but that puts you over an hour each way from Acadia.

Destination Guides And Trip Planning / Re: East Coast Covid Roadtrip
« on: July 08, 2020, 03:01:49 PM »
I don't know what's open.
Maine has many beautiful national parks for hiking. 
1, though plenty of great hiking spots

Up In The Air / Re: Passport expedite
« on: June 24, 2020, 05:39:06 PM »
I applied for a new child's passport using regular delivery timing at the post office on March 4. We finally received an update that it is approved today with an expected delivery of June 30.

General Discussion / Re: Law School
« on: May 14, 2020, 12:09:00 PM »
7th year in biglaw in banking/lending practice (so not one of the supposedly "lifestyle" practices like Tax or T&E). My billable hours last 2 years were 1967 and 1872 respectively + another 170ish or so firm/pro-bono work, so definitely not doing 80 hour billable weeks on a regular basis. Would not be surprised if people telling you that they consistently do 80 hr billable weeks are exaggerating or over-billing.

COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« on: May 13, 2020, 02:38:12 PM »
There are legitimate counter arguments, such as ability to physically monitor employees.
Consider If employees' work (and for fair comparison, we're talking about the types of jobs that could be done remotely vs. stocking a warehouse etc.) is boring to the point that employees can't be trusted to perform remotely without employer monitoring, they probably can't be trusted in the office either. Plenty workers in boring jobs waste away hours in the physical office.

I recomend two resources on point:

The book "Remote":

Great Hidden Brain podcast on "BS" jobs

COVID-19 Discussion Board / Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« on: May 13, 2020, 11:41:31 AM »
I work in the Miami office of a global NYC-based law firm. I work mostly with colleagues in the NYC office and very few of my clients are even in Florida, so even before this hit, the Miami office was mostly a "remote" location from my perspective and I worked from home at least one day a week. In the pre-Covid era, I used to work out of WeWork spaces in Toronto when visiting family there and no one at the firm knew the difference. Frankly, many of the "culture" things that people point to in the centralized physical office (e.g. colleagues popping in to chat or socialize) are fine in moderation but on a full-time basis distract me from getting deep work done.

I think having a shared space that folks can get into, as needed, to collaborate, establish a routine, or get away from home-distractions will remain important post-Covid, but this has definitely been a light-bulb experience to many senior partners who previously swore by the face-time model. 

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