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Ask a partner. Any topic that can be answered in a sentence or two. Nothing taboo!

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You talked about setting boundaries and knowing when to say no. Can you talk about how folks can implement and learn this early on? And how to get leaders more in board? I get there is sense of fear in that "I'm new/I'm young so say yes to everything even if it's going to crush me." And there are those leaders that feel like they own you and forgot what it's like coming up in this industry (selective amnesia).

I mean if boundaries aren't set by the person, someone else will do it for you and this job will take whatever you say you can give and then some!

This should be an AMA on reddit, it's getting harder to find the question OP is responding to. Thanks for doing this OP, you're one of the good ones, but alas my PPMDs are... not. Why isn't internal/practice communication stressed more? My practice has 0 visibility into what's happening at the PPMD/SM level and it's so demoralizing to not know where the ship is headed. We were blindsided with layoffs recently for underperformance, when back in June we were so profitable that we were all flown out to San Antonio for an all hands.

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Why all the layoffs?

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Is partner really worth it?

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Is OP going to answer any of this?

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OP just wanted to say how awesome you are and I hope more partners like you follow suit. Reaching out like this and providing advice to those of us who are more junior shows others what true leadership looks like.

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@D8: seriously??! Whether OP is a partner or not someone has offered to answer questions and you have to go and be rude! Don't ruin it for everyone else.

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When did you know you were going to make the Partner cut? What made you realize?

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Signing off for the weekend. Have a great Thanksgiving

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@Deloitte 5 introvert? That's a gift. You probably listen a lot more. Ask a lot of questions. Be b interested not interesting. Also read Quiet Piwer.

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How often do you get job offers? What level in the org chart is usually offered to you?

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Is the divide between your work and personal lives just a blur now? Or can you keep them separate?

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@pwc1. Low tolerance. Expense fraud. If i can't trust you with being honest with a $20 check, how can i trust you with a billion dollar client. Nice question!

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Can networking with partners actually result in staffing opportunities for staff? What's the ratio of analysts (Staff from Ey perspective) reaching out to you to them actually getting staffed on something because of you.

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@ey5 is partner worth it? Depends on what you are measuring. For me, I enjoy working with big meaty issues. In industry, you may see once every 5 years. I see them every day. What's the downside. Hard work? travel? Risk? Ask the same question to a long distance trucker, waitress, or policeman?

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@ey3. I always want to stay my projects with people who showed interest. So yes, it is absolutely worth it. Find a partner who does something you are interested in. But them lunch. That would get you noticed

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@pwc1 I work hard but have good boundaries. I also have a spouse who helped me keep the boundaries in check. The more senior you are the notes responsibility's but the more ownership you have of your scheduling. Learn to say no and show your value by results not input

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What's a piece of advice you'd give someone here that you wouldn't in real life because it's not politically correct/corporate-speak etc.

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@digital all the rage. I think that's like asking what comes after the internet. Evolution rather than revolution.

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"Show value by output not input" i think this is what i needed , thanks OP

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To all who asked about partner comp, average of 800 feels about right. Remember most are in this role from mid 30s to retirement. Big variation.

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4-5 hours. Seriously! That's a recipe for heart disease and low performance. Don't forget we are in a culture that likes to brag how busy we are. Many get their self worth from busyness. Not me!

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Just realized wine every night makes 80 hour work weeks go by smoother #borderlinealcoholic

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How do you guys take 6AM flights, I can barely make a 9AM!!

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At PWC, is Director an executive level or is that senior manager? What are the non-partners/principals called?

I don't watch a lot of TV, but when I do, it's Forensic Files. #obsessed

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Who would win in a fight: BCG the firm or PwC the firm?

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What are pros and cons of working for a small/specialized group in PA?

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Is an Associate Partner (Management Consulting) at EY the same as a tenured SM?

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All signs are pointing to the fact that I accepted a lower title than I should have. I’ve gotten offers for titles that match my experience/work, but am worried it’s too early to jump. Any advice?

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For fish interested in startups: what comp would you take (base + equity) to work at a startup. Friend wants to hire a VP of Finance for his YC startup and was curious about what it would cost.

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How do you go to internal sites on your phone? Whenever I click a link it takes me to “you are not allowed to view this page” even when VPN is connected

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Left my apartment 12 minutes before boarding... man I love DCA

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Suit supply outlet code anyone?

Putting together a Christmas care package for a project team members unit deployed to Iraq. Been a long time since I deployed. Anyone suggestions for what to send would be amazing.

Have a lot of required traveling/flying coming up for this gig. I’m freelancing on a w2. Sooo what happens if I get coronavirus? Do I have any right to paid sick days? 😷

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Anyone know if PCAOB hires visa candidates / sponsor work based GC?

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If you have been laid off in the last few weeks due to Covid please let me know how we can best support you. Resume reviews? Networking? You need to vent open to it all.

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Random question, at what time do you usually eat dinner?

I'm more of a 7PM but have some friends who have been known to eat at 5 or 5:30.

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What would you do if you found client work your manager did right around the time they were interviewing you, and it was a rip off of your idea and design? Said work was a personal project and not for another client.

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Apologies if this is a dumb question but Im new to investing and FIRE. For Backdoor Roth IRA- can I contribute 6k to the account every year? Or the income limit still applies after backdoor roth ira?

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Hey all! I want to do a refresher on workday HCM and I have already lost my materials distributed to us in Core training :( I would love to use this for practice activities. Any recommendations or insight on practice activities? Maybe on community or their learning site?

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