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As a first year, a lot of beach time really makes me feel negative in terms of career development and network-building

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Glad it's not just our company

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Seems like an industry wide problem. Have a few folks who joined our firm and have been seeing enormous amounts of beach time.

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I would kill for some beach time :(

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Same OP. Well, I did feel the same, it really sucked. Made me incredibly stored and I felt like I couldn't leave because I technically didn't have any work experience :/

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Welcome to the beach, kids; I'm (also a 1st yr) currently enjoying it myself and taking advantage of the opportunity to go on dates while I still have the time to

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It’s not a problem persay - because we’re not responsible for our utilization rate. But it can be really discouraging, especially in your first year when you are trying to build credibility.

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You’ll find your groove. I had about 4 months during my 2nd year due to a recession and being in the wrong part of the firm (PwC). In retrospect I should have enjoyed it more and done more cool stuff. I haven’t had more than 1-10 days bench since. Do try to get involved in some firm stuff so your name is top of mind. It’s easy to be forgotten and then bad things start to happen.

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Is beach time a legitimate concern at McK? For post MBAs?

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Praying for some beach time - 21 months to the date and not one day of beach!

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Consulting is a dying industry

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Joined as a Staff and been here over two years. I've had 1 week on the bench. I think you should enjoy it.

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