Over 50 in Consulting

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Has anyone here ever tried negotiating “at will” employment terms in the US? I’m curious what specific terms folks have asked for and how the potential employer reacted.

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What’s the next move when you’re this age, at plateau of career, not going any further and burned out, but have to work for at least 5-7 more years? Would love to hear from those who made a fulfilli… more

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Don’t think if my self as depressed, but definitely struggling to give a sh!t recently. Covid, WFH and the craziness of the political drama is definitely a factor, but can’t help but think age and car… more

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What is the best exit from consulting if you are the breadwinner and your spouse has medical issues? I feel trapped by medical insurance requirements.

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S/O, kid and I getting the Pfizer vaccine on Monday. Parents got there’s last month. Wish us luck

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Interested in getting a Master’s in Computer Science. Partially to round out/update skills and partially to clear the path to teach at a university. Any suggestions? I want to make sure I ask enough q… more

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What are the benefits of a trust in estate planning for a single person with assets around $2m?

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I can't imagine what they would have tbough of 50 year olds. 🤣🤣🤣

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Does anybody have any experience getting a Grandpad or Jitterbug (or similar) for an elderly relative who is not local to you? My Dad is reluctant to carry a cell phone and never uses the flip phone … more

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We're aiming to live long enough to spend it all. If we die younger there is a substantial estate and only nieces and nephews. I have three topics that I'm requesting your thoughts on before I… more

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At what point does it not make sense to buy/ build a bigger home? My husband dislikes our house immensely (was his with former wife) and wants to move. Only owes $180k on it, we’ve been together 6 y… more

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Wondering how Accenture is doing with layoffs? Is it a viable company to consider?

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Instead of watching tv (and all the crappy political ads) I got hooked on Star Trek The Next Generation on Netflix. Started on season 5.

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I’m 51 and a consultant. Am I too old to be this level. Starting to feel like it.

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I will be 50 in January. Close enough? I am a consultant in the data analytics, expertise is in Adobe Analytics.

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This week I found an app on playstation4 and Apple TV streaming called Pluto Tv. It’s free and has a bunch of old shows playing 24 / 7. Including MST3K, the Rifleman.

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Has anyone here been able to recover from career setbacks caused by Dot Com, 9-11, or Great Recession economy? Just turned 40 with 15 years of relevant industry experience, and my Big 4 employer broug… more

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I just realised that all the women over 50 in my practice have been "counseled out" (including me) or put on a PIP this year.

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I just turned 50. Now what? What goals did you set for yourself when you turned 50? All ideas welcomed!!!!

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Has Covid changed your retirement plans? What is your targeted retirement age?

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Fairly recently divorced and feeling the financial pinch of having one income. Unfortunately my salary is not in the 6 figures. I am afraid I need a second job (part-time). Is anyone else in a similar… more

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Yesterday my younger brother called me looking for good hidden swimming spots in the mountains. He was up there with a bunch of friends and their original plans had fallen apart hard. And I go much … more

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Last Friday I got a call from my group lead Partner, that the person from Markets running a proposal I'm working on is complaining that I don't work fast enough. WT-actual-F.

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Anyone else have trouble separating who you are from what you do? I think a lot of our generation built our self identity around our work. If I take my work away, I'm not really sure who I am.

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WTF. I feel like I went directly from "rising star" to "fading star", without actually ever shining.

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What do you suggest people under 30 do to put a stop to ageism?

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I realize this isn't a dating bowl so forgive me in advance. Are there any over 50 males serious about meeting an over 50s female? Life is short and I truly don't know where to meet age app… more

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Any male 🐟 that can share the experience of starting alpha blockers? I take it at bedtime and feel like I have a head cold in the morning. Dizzy all day too.

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Weird question alert: When did your daughters start “developing?” Noticing signs in my soon to be ten year old, which is a little concerning, as my sister has huge...tracks of land. Would rather my da… more

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I'm so tired of working. I just want to buy a little place in the country and live a simple life.

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My observation is that it is hard for consulting partners to land the quality public or private board roles everyone naturally targets. Despite there being a significant amount of exceptional talent t… more

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My regular GP doesn't take Cigna, which is my new workplace insurance, so looking for a new general practitioner in NYC. Healthy so mostly for annual physical and the occasional something minor. M… more

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Is anyone changing their retirement plans based on COVID-19 realities and the future of work.

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Wonder how much more of this rat race I can take and starting to think about where to retire. What places are on your list and why? I need ideas and inspiration!

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My dreams of retiring in 3 years have disappeared with the stock market decline.... Unfortunately, my retirement income sitting heavily in 401K.😕 Anyone else feeling the same?

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