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am I the only person who doesn't care for general 'consultant types'? I find this culture so foreignly pretentious, image-obsessed, and materialistic. I feel like I'm the only one.

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Well you’re a data scientist

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oh shit u got me son

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Shut up quant 😘

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If it makes u feel better from my POV only a small % take it seriously most realize the meme attached to a lot of it. Most of us are just in this career because of the variability of work, different clients, not wanting to be stuck in a monotonous job doing the same thing day in and day out. At least that’s it for me 🤷‍♂️

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OP, don’t take this app to seriously. it’s literally one big joke

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You’re not alone. Plz vent.

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This is tinged with jealousy

Also on the list of insufferable people by career I don’t think consultant even breaks top 3. At least people in my age group (23-26). People in med school relate EVERYTHING TO MED SCHOOL. Literally everything’s a reference to some lab or anatomy or some rotation or scrubbing some old guys back. Don’t even get me started on pompous finance bros that think they’re gods gift to earth for doing pretty much the same shit we do at the junior level just for more hours and more pay. Can go on and on, also had a few glasses of wine so I’m just commenting to comment. We ain’t that bad, if anything I found consultants to be the career that attracts people from the most diverse backgrounds. Mba hires come in with the most random pre mba lives. Musicians, athletes, u name it. Not to mention that at these larger companies (MBB big 4) there’s a huge diversity in people u work with from all diff physical backgrounds too

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you're completely right and I'm so grateful for your feedback! sometimes, hearing general 'consultant speak' makes me hate people in this industry. but I've met so many smart, grounded, weirdly lovable folks in consulting. I appreciate your perspective. I know there are other nerdy, weird, introverted, or otherwise atypical folks in consulting. also, I'm a full bottle of wine deep, waiting to hear if my pet needs emergency surgery or not. so forgive my combative original comment and thank you for the reality check. <3

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Yes. You are the only person who doesn’t care for general consultant types

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I am with you.

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I spent a large part of my childhood feeling inferior from bullying, so I also feel foreign around many consultant types. It often feels like some cool kids club that I don’t have the skills or style to be a part of.

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I've found that consultants in large numbers all meld together into a homogenous buzzword spewing blob, but if you can get them on their own we're all ready to admit that the koolaid tastes funny and we'd rather not drink all of it.

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Do you have examples? Sounds like you’re zooming in on the negative traits and ignoring the positive (hard working, want to make an impact, etc)

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