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Automatic red flag to have an engagement kickoff just before the holidays, receive emails at all hours of the day (to include weekends/holidays), be told there’s a lot to do but “it’ll be a great opportunity”, and then be told leadership wants people to prioritize work life balance? Figured I’d be looking for an exit soon, but this just pushed it up.

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Isn’t that like every project?

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Its a no for me. All the boot licking comments are funny and toxic.

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Is this real? Did you come from industry? There must be more going on than this. Sorry to hear but it sounds like consulting isn’t for you

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F that noise

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Honestly sounds like you have great leadership. Usually they tell you to expect no WLB and buckle up

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It’s even worse when it’s a complete lie. Words mean nothing.

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Guess it’s just me. I’ll admit that personal circumstances have caused priorities to shift in my life

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Surprised to see this coming from a director. Are you new to consulting or your firm?

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Nope. Just had leadership in the past that respected boundaries and shutting down. But I guess when you have leadership trying to ‘prove’ themselves, the shit flows downhill

I got a ton of e-mails this week and ignored them all.

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They're saying "prioritize" WLB? That's a neutral term; they're saying neither high nor low priority. Taken literally, it's a meaningless statement. As usual, we all have to set our own boundaries.

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That sounds like a hell of a client. Nobody is going to die by waiting a couple weeks. Only M&A could be so pressing on dates and have real impact.

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Remember: nothing is ever a great opportunity or has high visibility

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