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Over 40 in Consulting

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Discussions for those with a few more miles under their belts, away from prying ears of the young whippersnappers.

Do you remember the time before smart phones and laptops when you left your office at 5:30pm and did not have to think about work until 8:30am? HOW did we manage to get anything done?

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Has anyone tried Thermage or Ultatherapy? Would you share your experience?

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Help please! College daughter signed lease at her sorority house. School went remote so she’s never moved in. Sorority is threatening to give her an eviction notice which I assume would end up on her … more

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Folks who have school going kids who are in 1st ,2nd grade do you take plan any FSA. What amount do you plan and how do you reimburse it.

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Has anyone had better or worse luck using skills-based resumes or abbreviating work history? Currently applying for at least two jobs for every bad day I have (my own form of decompressing) and not … more

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Typical crazy time on project. Working everyday. How are folks keeping work/life balance to make sure there is time for family and the rest of your life? Feel like projects are setup to give as few r… more

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Has anyone over 40 joined a startup? What has your experience been? Is it worth taking a shot?

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Any recommendation for those 50s to 40s..

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Any recommendation to change portfolio in 401k once you hit 45

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I’m shifting from consulting to coaching as I find helping people overcome challenges in some area of their life far more fulfilling. In order to provide the best service, I would like to conduct mark… more

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Anyone make the shift into Consulting late in their careers? I’m struggling - moved from industry after 15+ years, leveraged relationships to get into a Director role at PwC. Realizing now that I spec… more

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Anyone here get LASIK after 40? I'm considering it but my eye doctor said that I'm trading distance glasses for reading glasses. Wish I had done it sooner in life but had severe anxiety about… more

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Just got laid off at age 61. Is age a factor with hot skills? Currently a hands on certified Salesforce Application Architect.

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I’ll be expecting to see this story unfold in the next season of Fargo

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A hypothetical question! If I win a lottery or one of my investments pays off , do I need to share the earnings/ windfall with my ex ? Divorced two kids 50-50

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19 years ago today, I was giving a pitch at Canadien Tire in Niagara Falls. The meetings were cancelled, but the borders were closed and I could not return to the US for 3 days. I ended up driving m… more

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“Did you have a brain tumor for breakfast?”

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So how do you feel the consulting life is impacting your wellness as you hop over the age of 40, I’m finding under Covid I’m much more healthy/lost weight etc.

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I received a job offer in industry yesterday. I want to counter asking for a sign-on bonus and a title change to make it officially a c-title (it’s the same job, just old fashioned healthcare titles).… more

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I have been driving on trips for years and my wife doesn’t. However, my 18 year old daughter now is wanting to drive on family trips, and my wife supports the idea. Is it wrong for me to insist on dri… more

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Turning 45 next month. Not sure if I want to make Partner or if the runway even exists anymore. Don’t want to work beyond 60. Any success stories of a late career pivot?

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I’ve been in consulting for the past 15 years and I’m now exhausted. Not because of the work but because the Millenials on my projects spend less time doing the work and more time complaining about ho… more

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Has anyone else watched the new Bill & Ted? (So much nostalgia. I loved it.)

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Does anyone think that they will die broke despite being in consulting?

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What is stopping you from going independent?

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Everyone thinks I’m 32 because of my appearance. On my next birthday I’ll be 50. Can this hurt me?

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What are people’s thoughts about moving close to aging parents versus following career opportunities? I have an offer to return to an executive role in industry and the position is in middle America w… more

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So what is the magic number to retire if you’re 50 - 55? I know you need to cover your own health care until Medicare but what’s a realistic number to have right now in net worth to be able to go for … more

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I’m 43 and joined consulting from industry 1-year ago as a director. I work in healthcare. I am really struggling with the endless EOD emails, taking direction from people I don’t respect, and not see… more

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Looking for some perspectives. We are thinking about relocating from Dallas to Philly in the next few months. We are in our mid-40s with an almost 1yr old and 2.5yr old. We both can work from anywhere… more

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Those who have had heart attack. What were the signs, 4-5 days leading up to it?

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As time goes by I feel less religious and that we are stuck to the surface like mold. Is this normal. Some of us are like those birds that can fly to anywhere but choose to huddle along a electric cab… more

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Turned 45 today.. female, divorced and no kid.. somehow feel like wasting time in consulting working with immature SMs who thinks my way or no way. Any idea to spend the day doing something interestin… more

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Nothing else to do. Any over 40 gay guy (same) quarantining alone want to talk to me?

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