In years past, people used to talk about Oracle, Cisco, IBM and GE the way they talk about FAANG now. Before that it was Digital Equipment, and Wang Computers. Before that it was AT&T, Ford, GM, and Chrysler. The list goes on. Along the way, the people who over-optimized for those companies got laid off at the worst time possible - late 40s/early 50s. The point is that you shouldn't get enamored with a brand. FAANG will eventually go that way too.

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Looking for roles internally at the current company, and the role identified is an individual contributor role. I exited consulting at a Director /SM level, and due to the layoff took a not so good role 2 years ago. The hiring manager for this role asked "why do you want to be a people manager". Frankly, I was a little shocked at this even being a question. How would you react in this situation it you were me? Would you entertain/respond to this question at all? The communication is in writing.

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🐠, I was laid off from industry during covid and started consulting this year, which was a step back in terms of level and salary. I have received an offer that would allow me to course-correct and advance past where I was before. I like my current firm and have put a lot of effort into making it my new home; however I don’t like my project and am stuck on it. I am terrified of making a move so soon into a role that isn’t a fit or worse, results in another layoff. Appreciate all perspective!

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My Director and I don’t see eye to eye. Our personalities clash, sometimes he sits in meetings I have with my staff in silence to observe. The micromanagement is making me feel like I’m going to get fired soon or something.

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How do people not get worried about layoffs every quarter? Every single time I hear non positive news internally about the pipeline/growth, no matter how small, I think I should be leaving

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Anyone else afraid that with all this mass hiring there will soon be mass layoffs?

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I have a friend who unfortunately was just laid off as a bank teller. He has four years of experience, but has never done consulting. Is this something that he could try his hand at? Or do you think that he should have more experience or certifications under his belt first? Trying to see if he can start as a consultant.

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As a new consultant I always fear screwing up and being fired, how do I overcome this

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Looks like Booz is making the vaccine a condition of employment as of nov 22. Looks like you resign or get fired.

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Before a layoffs what are some good suggestions to prepare and what services could my employer provide? Thank you.

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I got laid off during the beginning of the pandemic. Since then I’ve been struggling with drug use and finances. Deloitte hired me out grad school. I’ve been unable to find a job in IT Controls. Any help? I did IT Controls Audit Readiness for a couple years. The market is so niche and being black makes it twice as hard to find work. I really need some help landing a new role folks. I’m 22 days clean!

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I got laid off during Covid and pivoted to PM at FAANG and a partner is reaching out to me about rejoining. A part of me misses consulting but have the salty taste of my lay off experience.

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Has any MD, Partner or leader fired a client? I was thinking about my last consulting gig and the main client treated the women on the project like dogshit (many of them crying in their cubes) and how the senior leaders just shrugged their shoulders.

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Does getting fired really matter? What “record” does it go on? My FICO score?

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If my firm mandates the vaccine and I don’t provide proof, do they have to pay me severance when they fire me? FULL DISCLOSURE: I’m vaccinated, I just don’t want to work here anymore and I would like some extra $$$ 😂😂😂😂

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Loved latest episode of Billions….you are not vaccinated you are fired.

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Has anyone on H1B here been laid off and found a job within the 60 day graces period? If so, what was your strategy?

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Have you ever been fired from a client? What are the signs?

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Messed up one presentation (message wasn't super clear) due to lack of sleep last night and stress, am I gonna get fired?

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Me as a new hire : *panicked I was going to be fired at any moment.* Me 4 years into this : Maybe if they fired me, it wouldn’t be that bad of a thing for my life 🤣😂.

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My manager mentioned to me that she was part of the reason that I survived the Covid19 layoffs last year and that I should be thankful to her. Here’s my issue - I have been highly ranked in my annual reviews 3 years in a row, why would It even be a discussion topic? Is it logical to think there is someone at the top who wants me gone or am I overthinking this.

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For those in senior positions- how are you not constantly worried about the success of your work? There’s so many things that can affect P&L that are out of your control, how do you stay calm and not feel like you’re going to get fired as soon as growth slows?

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Accepted an offer at Deloitte but got another offer and want to renege. Worked there before and got laid off. Would other company find out in a background check or anything like that?

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I wish people would realize that requiring a vaccine to go into the office is not a vaccine mandate by a company. Simple solution: work from home. Like everybody’s been doing. You’re not going to get fired for not going into an office.

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Can they disburse excess PTO for those who get fired on 11/16 to the rest of us?? It’s just in time for thanksgiving AND Christmas, too?!

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Accenture in US requiring all employees to prove they are vaccinated by 11/15. Non vaxx must be approved medical or religious reason Being laid off is the consequence

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I’m transitioning into consulting and I landed what I think is a good offer. Is it normal to feel like you’re unqualified and that you’re gonna get fired a month into it because you won’t be smart enough to do the work or is that just me?

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If you hand in a 2 week notice but the company lets you go immediately, does that mean you’ve technically been fired? Would you potentially get a severance package in that case? *Sorry if this has already been asked. I know it’s At Will Employment, but I don’t understand how that plays into “being fired” if you’re let go early, and where severance packages come into play, if at all

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I'm on PIP, but I found a new job before getting laid off. Would the PIP have any impact on my future career?

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I’m back on the job hunt after layoffs. Feeling a bit discouraged. The market seems a bit weaker then the news let’s on. Any recommendations on job search activities? I’m using LinkedIn and applying to jobs. Thank you for any help.

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Would you refer an old coworker you dislike to your job for the referral bonus? My old coworker Home was fired from his job is now asking me for a referral to my current job. I’m wondering if I should put in my referral just in case he gets a position or just stay out of it

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Can I be sued for working two full time jobs if the companies are not competitors? Understand that it is against the terms of employment but worst case I’d just be fired. Both jobs don’t have many meetings and working hours can be flexible so it’s possible to manage both

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2021 vs 2020 - thoughts? I actually think they’ve been equally crazy. 2020 was nuts with the pandemic and shutdowns and layoffs, racial crises and unrest, and the election. 2021 has the variants, anti-vaxxers, everyone quitting their jobs and companies scrambling to hire back everyone they laid off, insane stock/crypto market with everyone gambling away/lighting all their money on fire, Afghanistan falling, and just in general feels like everyone is manic and frothing at the mouth. New normal?

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Fellow Fishes - How did you all deal with failure in your career. I was ambitious and smart. I was in IBM and considered to be one of the best of my class. I was fired and haven’t really found my way. I don’t know what to do anymore. 3 years after the fact, I am still at an entry level position. I hate myself for letting things get this bad but I don’t know how to get out of this perpetual cycle. I tried working my ass off but have not been able to shake off that unfortunate past.

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Was working in my community’s lounge with Deloitte swag. A girl probably saw the Deloitte logo and walked up to ask if Deloitte was hiring. Said she used to be in consulting but got fired when Covid hit and started doing OF. Now that OF will be gone soon, she’s contemplating going back to consulting. I didn’t know what to think or how to respond and I just said I’m on a call. Now I’m contemplating making OF account to check out her content 😅

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Just remember when you are stressed or worried about something literally the worst thing that can happen is you get fired (and even that's extremely unlikely). Theres a lot of jobs in life where mistakes actually matter. This isn't one of them.

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What would disqualify someone from receiving unemployment after being laid-off/fired? Also, doesn't at-will employment mean you can be let go at any time without reason? Wouldn't being at an at will emp make you ineligible for unemployment?

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I didn’t apply/request unemployment aid until 4 weeks after getting laid off in the fall last year. Is it possible to get back paid for those weeks? Thanks

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What agency ISN’T going through layoffs right now?

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Is it wrong that I like when people leave or get fired? Not like I get joy from misfortune but I love the drama and scoop

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What are the reasons partners get fired (besides sexual harassment and expense report fraud)? What keeps a partner from coasting and raking in the bucks?

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Got laid off this week—any freelance opportunities floating around for an Art Director? I’ll literally take anything at this point.

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When was the last time there were significant layoffs at your firm? Do you foresee them happening again soon?

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Fairly certain I’m getting laid off in an hour. Been through it once before. Any tips?

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Hi All, I was laid off back in April from an EHR software company working as a Consultant/BA. I’m looking to transition into working in consulting and was wondering if anyone wouldn’t mind checking out my resume for some feedback? I would appreciate it!

I spend so much time getting others to do work for me & communicating with partners and clients that I hardly get anything done myself. Gunning for manager, or about to get fired for being useless?

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My coworker, a senior copywriter, was just laid off. They've got tons of experience. I've seen them churn out 5 individual scripts in an hour. Any leads I can throw their way?

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📊 Poll: If you sense you're going to get fired soon, should you just quit?

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After getting laid off 2 weeks ago, I fired off about 20 resumes to different places. I have not received any feedback at all. Any ideas how to get past the computer and in front of someone?

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laid off in Oct but ended Jan with 4 in-persons and good feedback. fast forward a month - ghosted twice, one put on hold, and one no. ~1 month of unemployment left - f@&k i feel worthless.

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Sometimes I fantasize about my incopetent partner getting fired.

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being laid off sucks real bad, but deleting outlook off my phone was *chefs kiss*

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Crispin has layoffs a couple of weeks ago. They announced it at a virtual town hall. The CEO did the usual “good people, hard to see them go” routine. Then he pivoted to the fact that he had safely made it to his Swedish vacation home and proceeded to walk around with his laptop and show it off to everyone.

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Has anyone come back from being put on a PiP? My colleague just got one and is freaking out - her manager is overallocated like crazy, the other two media planners were laid off, and she’s the only one left standing. Her boss says she’s making too many mistakes - but they’re so short staffed. Any hope, or should she start looking now?

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Anyone else finding it strange when people post on LinkedIn that they were laid off and then tag the company thanking them for the time they did have? The company doesn’t give a shit about you - maybe your manager did, but the company would lay you off again in a heartbeat given the chance. Stop being loyal to a corporation

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I’ve been laid off and, as I embark on my job search, I’d like to keep my marketing skills sharp. Any recommendations on must read books, or resources?

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Howaz life working at Coupa Software compared to Big 4 and Consulting companies?any ideas or thoughts?

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MBB helps their employees find an exit opp via alumni connections and an internal job search. Why doesn’t Big 4/ACN/IBM do that? It’s looked down upon to say you are interested in leaving.

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Does the Workday company hire change managers? What’s the salary?

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Since I started to WFH I am just not productive anymore. I did come up with some ideas that might get produced this year, but overall it takes ages to move a muscle compared to how I used to be before

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KPMG M&A Strategy folks - what type cases should one expect to see in the interviews. Asking for a friend. Thank you ! KPMG My guess is maybe a market sizing case? Anything else?

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Anyone work at HAVI? Interviewing with them and I’m trying to get some insights on their company culture and the type of projects they work on

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Hi folks, I am on H1B and just got laid off. Looking for opportunities in market research, UX/UI & product research, insights, media and marketing. I have a master's degree and 5+ years of experience. Please let me know if you know anyone hiring talents like me!

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Whats good work from home reimbursement?

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Expected salary for senior associate at strategy&?

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Anyone volunteering with the upcoming CFE exam this week?

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How is the work culture, work life balance & compensation at Cargill Bangalore office. Asking for Business Analyst profile with 7 yrs experience.

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I have an initial interview with BCG for a digital role via WebEx. Any BCG tips on approaching the 1st interview screen? Also tips on video interviewing. Appreciate any help.

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Can you share with me a public or not-confidential due diligence case study which evaluates a company (either a start-up or a commercialized-stage company) that uses AI/ML please? I would like to see how your company helps assess these clients’ technologies. Why do they need these technologies? Are they licensed or patented? What are potential issues? Thank you!

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Accounts Receivable Specialist 1-2 years experience High school diploma GAAP understanding Remote (not all states) $50-70k

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Need an advice, even though I’m an HR. So, I’m unemployed at the moment and want to start looking for a new job. I negotiated my way out for several reasons 1) My boss was not comfortable doing diversity initiative insisting that all lives matter and we’re meritocracy based business 2) I was responsible for 33 countries, which was very demanding in a time of Covid, as I had to be on most crisis committees directly or as as oversight, and at the same time I have a child on spectrum, and with the

How do I politely ask someone who has started butting in during client calls to everything I say? It makes both of us look bad. She’s expecting a promotion this year to my level.

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Is Bain going to have the same fate post Covid as what happened to Booz & company Post 2008 crisis ?

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I don't see how Fairfield Inn can be in the same hotel program as Ritz and St Regis. The merged program needs like 15 different hotel categories for point redemption.

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McKinsey & Company What’s the deal with the alumni interview first round? Recruiter told me I’d have just a case with an alum for the first round and three sets of interviews for a final round. How concerned should I be for the alum interview?

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