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Any moms out there? Finding it really tough to work in consulting and be with my kid for only a few hours a day. Luckily I'm local, but not sure how long that will last.

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Go federal - you'll be home almost everyday by 6

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Traveling mon - thu really sucks. Luckily, my kids are well taken care of while I'm gone but still trying to find ways to work more remotely...

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I'm not a mom, but all my mom Consultant friends have one of the following situations; 1. Older kids and a SO with a flexible schedule or 2. SO who is F/T WFH. I also think it is up to us as female practitioners to push mgmt every day to live up to the firm's commitment to F&P. We will soon be going to 2-3-5 weeks on my project b/c I directly asked the Partner for it, now the whole project gets it! Ask for what you need to make work work for you!!

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I think it's a 70%time 70%pay sort of arrangement. She's damn good at what she does so that gives her a lot of leeway I think

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Soon to be mom and no idea how I'm going to cope with returning to the consulting life. A PT arrangement sounds ideal but probably not realistic :-/

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Nope.

B1 is spot on. Federal is usually local and normal hours

My boss does flex time and works three days a week

PWC, does she really just work 3 days though? Though consulting sometimes touts PT opportunities, I've rarely seen people not go overboard.

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