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3 regional and 1 intercontinental return trips in my first 3 weeks of work. Client needs babysitting and is demanding. Is it normal to feel like I'm struggling?

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Definitely. Don't worry, this is a hard job and NOBODY feels like they perfectly know it all. Usually those are the people that are being transitioned out

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Totally normal, as you get in the groove tasks go faster, you build short cuts. It sounds like you got dropped in a tough first project.

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Hey don't worry, just get at least 6 hours of sleep and know that we will never fail. The work will get done ... ask for help.

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OP .. ask for help .. McK is super high collaborative culture .. it's not cutthroat as perceived from the outside

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This is a tough job OP .. especially for MBB .. super high client expectations

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My best bud from BCG once spend four weeks working everyday, including weekends . Used to get 3-4 hours of sleep every night

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Experienced hire but intensity seems rather over the top. I'm fine working during flights but not through weekends. any advice on making it work?

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Yes I recognise demands are high and I'm not new to industry so should perform better. Wondering if it stays at this level most of the time though! Joined an industry practice from a high visibility firm.

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^ SM1 would be grateful for advice on types of shortcuts!

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Build ur network of friends in the firm..thats the start point.

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EY I know several that have gotten in. MBB have recognized clients are looking for experienced advice as well as fresh eyes from bright people.

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How did u get in as an experienced hire? So tough to break into mbb

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Nice...good luck.

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