How much do we really need in order to retire? I am 41 and have 2M in stocks/cash and fully own my apt (3M). I have no outstanding debt and ready to find an exit.

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Is the 50-50 male-female hiring rule fair? In many offices the applicants are 80-20, thus women are 4 times more likely to make it. Isn’t this the definition of discrimination?

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For those of you who are wondering about the exit opportunities...

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Looking to exit consulting to be a singer. Looking for an artist name. Suggestions?

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Womxn in consulting: can you share stories where you were obviously passed up for a role or project or otherwise unfairly treated due to being a womxn?

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Anyone else extremely concerned by the NFL’s stance on how to incentivise minority hiring a?

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What are the reasons companies spend millions of dollars hiring consulting services?

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The exit sign on my United flight came off and hit me in the head/neck. 😢 Has this happened to anyone? Happy fly day, folks!

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a recruiter reached out asking if I was interested in an accounting role with a 60k salary (I have 5 YoE). anyone have any similar clueless recruiter stories?

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Who signs up to be HR? Is it just people who couldn’t get another job or are some people genuinely passionate about it? I just can’t imagine why anyone would want to be a HR person, it sounds like a miserable role.

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Had to sit down & explain to my coworkers how the referral system at firms is discriminatory. If 60%+ of your workforce is white, likely 60% of your total referrals will be white

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Does anyone here have a side hussle? What do you do? Salary isn't cutting it and I'm not in a position to change jobs right now. I need to save money this year and could use the extra $$

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Does anyone here actually get off of work at 5pm consistently? If so, what company are you at and what role? I’m so tired of working 12-16 hour days. Looking for a company with great Work Life Balance. Any suggestions?

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I’ve heard you only find the best exit opportunities to startups once you start letting your network know you’re looking. How do you do that while not compromising your trajectory at your job if you’re not looking to leave immediately but want to know what’s out there?

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Some days, I daydream about going to industry, hiring consultants, and then being the worst to the partners and the best to the poor BAs

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Just got laid off. Anyone know who’s hiring?

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Any firms hiring right now in the healthcare space for rev cycle?

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NYC or SF? 25 yo female who loves city life but also craves outdoor adventures. Looking to also exit consulting at some point in the next few years

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I just declined an offer. They have been on calls with me for a month begging me to join (but the position has only 20k salary hike). I’m staying in D as I see myself some potential here even though I only got 3000 salary increase. I hope I’m making a good decision 😫

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Why do so many 🐠 seem to hate the profession but continue to do it? I personally have no complaints and feel privileged to be able to do what we do. Plenty of ppl would kill to be in our position.

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The first person to mention salary expectations in a recruiter call loses. If you ask a recruiter what the position's salary range is, and they ask you in turn what your expectations are, what can you respond with?

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Just sent a resume for a referral to HR and he answered me “sorry we have targets so for a few months we will hire only women”. Thoughts?

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Wrapping up my first and prob last yr with D just because I’ve been on the bench for 2 months and expect the axe any day now so thought this would be the perfect time to share how it all went. Coming in with a technical background to a “cyber risk” role I was expecting work that would need at least a basic understanding of tech related concepts like IoT, machine learning, cyber security best practices, etc and an ability to explain those concepts with rapport to business people from diff fields.

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What is the right term: “Role off” or “Roll off”?

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I have an exit opp with a 30% increase. I should be grateful, especially to have a life raft when more layoffs are likely incoming, but all I feel is grief. Grief at leaving consulting, at having to move geographies. I don’t want to accept an offer when this is how I feel, even if the offer seems to make logical sense. How do I know what to do?

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Any thoughts on transitioning to medical school after 2 years of consulting? Realizing I want to be in a role where I’ll have more hard skills and a clear path

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❤️❤️good news post! ❤️❤️ I’m an experienced hire and I managed to network my way into finding the right people that can leverage my skills and put me in a role that I love! 2020 sucks, but here’s a little hope 🥰 YAYYYYYYYYY!

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Any 🐠 at S& Deals willing to chat about their role?

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I’ve finally made a decision to exit in December 2020, regardless of whether or not I have something else lined up. Before you ask: I’m in my mid-20s, no dependents, no student loans, HCOL, and have enough saved up to fund 6 months of funemployment. I’m committed to this decision and excited to share it!

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I just got laid off. Actively on a project, level 10 S&C, chargability at 85% but almost 8 percent recoverable on top of that. Have to look for a job now. Anyone hiring? Thanks all! I’ve had a great time here!

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Group identity should not take precedent over individual identity. By grouping people into these boxes based on skin color or otherwise, by nature you segregate them. Obviously we all belong to these groups but group identity now seems to be taking precedent over individual identity and it looks like it is not equality people like that want, it's power. If you are a proponent of having hiring quotas you de facto accept that group identity is more important than individual identity.

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Current firm is offering me $450MM to stay for 12 years. May be an opportunity to renegotiate or leave towards the back end - I haven’t read the fine print. But it is a Tier 3 City and I’m not how the exit opportunities will be. What do you guys think? Solid offer or should I hold out for something better?

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Projecting to do somewhere around $200k in revenue this year across my e-commerce side gigs. Seriously considering following this passion full time and quitting consulting. Lack of “stable” income is frightening but I have confidence in myself to make it work. Is there anything I should seriously consider before making this leap that I may have overlooked? If all goes poorly with my plan, will it theoretically be easy to get back into a similar consulting role? All advice is welcome.

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Salary negotiation advice needed. Just had an interview at a competitive big 4 for a higher role and was asked my numbers, was told it was too high (despite it being within the known salary band) and was given a counter offer 50k lower than what I asked for and was told to think about it over the weekend - the figure would be a significant pay cut and isn't an option. How much lower would you go from your original number?

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Philosophical question: Has McKinsey’s brand diminished in luster? Context: Randomly was at a church picnic (socially distanced) with some baby boomer era former MBB consultants. When they found out I was in consulting (big 4), they weirdly started talking about how McKinsey’s brand value wasn’t what it used to be to clients and for exit opportunities. Silly gripes or true?

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Is it worth putting Cum Laude on a resume when you’re 3 years out of school? Went to a school that didn’t grade-inflate but not sure it’s worth putting. targeting mid - top tier industry exit opps

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I’m currently making 60k in industry in a LCoL area and was offered 120k to move across country for a new role. Would I be crazy to turn that down to be closer to the people I love (fam/friends)?

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How long is your resume? My significant other works for the Gov’t and is reviewing 10-18 page resumes as part of a hiring panel. I told him that mine is 1 page. He said that I’m wrong. 😂

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What’s the difference in the types of exit opps between MBB and B4 consultants? Is the gap really as big as people make it or does it mainly come down to networking, relevant skills, and luck?

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I was told I’m being let go soon, and performance was not a factor. Really sketchy...I’ve spent about a year with the firm, and really not sure what to do now. Which firms are hiring/open to someone with 1 YOE in strategy consulting?

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