My next phones won't be bought through our carrier. We're on an old set of plans - $30 for 6Gb and our 'voice' costs are basically $20 on top of that. The newer plans start at $70/month and limit you to 1Gb of data. If you want a hardware subsidy you have to move to the new plans. » 10/10/14 11:48am 10/10/14 11:48am

Something smells off here. If he's called the Controllers group I'd guess that he's in a Big 4 firm that is doing tax or some kind of non-audit work for Comcast. It seems likely that he's used his firm's access to get ahold of someone higher up. That's going to get you canned every time regardless of the underlying… » 10/07/14 8:19pm 10/07/14 8:19pm

I'd be very cautious about this - LinkedIn did a school ranking based on a number of factors. While my program was highly rated (based on who's alumni of what school and works for what company) there were a number of schools that were rated very highly that don't have that reputation (one is a very new university). » 10/02/14 8:00pm 10/02/14 8:00pm

If you're doing this you should be sure that the people you're looking at work in the department you're interviewing with. Many times IT people will be dressed very casually but the sales group will be all suit and tie. In very large companies the culture/dress code will be different in different divisions and… » 9/06/14 4:43pm 9/06/14 4:43pm

While you can get the content for free there is value in having to take the tests, write the papers and get graded. I listen to university level history classes during my commuting, sure I've got the content but I don't consider myself as knowing the course like I would need to if I had to pass the class when I was… » 8/31/14 7:17am 8/31/14 7:17am

The thing I'd stress is that people today will likely have a career that spans many different jobs. I'm an accountant and went to school to be one. That sounds pretty linear but along the way was a degree in engineering, stint at leading a small IT shop, corporate spy, forecaster then various accounting roles. With… » 8/31/14 7:07am 8/31/14 7:07am

one thing to consider is the hours you work vs. what a consulting company would expect. My experience has been that as consultants you're expected to be always on call and work 24/7. That's why the companies I worked for would hire them and why they 'bill' so much. The other thing is that I've noticed that they… » 8/29/14 9:00pm 8/29/14 9:00pm

It's probably a good idea to get some change when you get some foreign cash or at least get some at the airport. I got caught once because I didn't realize the drive from airport to hotel was on a toll road. That could have been costly but the nice toll booth lady cautioned me and sent me on my way. Then I had to get… » 8/27/14 12:13pm 8/27/14 12:13pm