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Anyone else have a lingering fear that they could be fired at any moment? I’ve received great performance reviews and my partner says I’m doing very well, but I don’t vibe with my colleagues as well as it seems others do.

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That’s ok. Contrary to some people’s belief, you don’t have to be best friends with all or any of your coworkers. Sounds like your work is respected, and ultimately that’s what counts.

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Pretty hard to get fired in consulting. Usually lots of warning signs along the way. Especially when there is just a need for warm bodies currently.

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As you move up the ranks charisma becomes more important. It’s important to be able to establish relationships with business partners and clients. Even in industry. And in consulting it’s important that team members want to work with you and also for you. No, you don’t need to be best friends, but building good relationships is important, and it sounds like you have some growth opportunities there. So while you won’t be fired over it, you may eventually cease to progress because of it.

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What KPMG says. Being nice doesn’t take you to the top. Being nice and being a hard worker does and it sounds like your performance is great. And being nice doesn’t mean you’ve to be friends. You’ll do just fine!

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Unless you’re at an up or out firm, if people want to work with you and the firm has work you can be staffed on, and you haven’t done anything egregious, you’re not going anywhere.

Thanks all for the insights!

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