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Back to back calls every day, unrelenting context switching at 30 minute intervals. At any given moment my only goal is to just make it through my next meeting / client call / orals. That's it. I'm literally existing in pure survival mode day after day. Anyone else in this special kind of Hell? Anyone successfully pull themselves out?

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Same here. Kpmgs bonuses are paid out on 10/15 and then im jumping ship. Completely burnt out

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Feel like I’m losing my mind the last couple months. It’s the virtual environment. We are all struggling at this point. Hang in there.

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What is orals?

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Oral presentation

Yes. THIS. We all have it and it’s not sustainable.

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Block few mins for yourself in a day n disconnect/ meditate during that time - it’s in your hands and do-able

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I’ve never heard it referred to as meditating, we are talking about a wank right? “It’s in your hands and doable”

Block out your calendar between long stretches of back to backs.

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Only work if people actually check your availability before they send the meeting request. I frequently have 2 or 3 meetings requests at the time because people seem to not give a crap or they can't find an open time slot with everyone so they just book what seems best (for them)

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Yeah but I’m on the easiest project in the world now and couldn’t be happier

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Same! And no calls! 🙌

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Consider yourself lucky, people don’t have jobs still

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Same. I just pray for those special words "I'm giving you XX minutes back in your day"

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Yup. We’ve all been there. I started blocking an hour for a mid day workout twice a week. It’s not much but made a huge difference for me. Granted, I’m an SM so i have some more flexibility, but I’d encourage you to try it.

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Ditto. I declared a week PTO on the madness. Know will have to pay back before and after I return.

I’m considering going to Accenture because that’s my experience where I’m at now. At least I would be paid better to be unhappy somewhere else.

I think I rolled off that project in July 😅

Say no

What level are you?

Block out calendar with your own work time, skip meetings if you can get someone else to go in your place, set boundaries with D/P/VP. As someone juggling multiple clients and projects, only way I’ve been able to not completely lose it.

Not any better at Accenture. Sounds toooooo familiar

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