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Been in MBB for about six month, I can’t seem to get use to the 65-70 hr work weeks 😣 even an easy day leaves me exhausted. Anyone else feel this way?

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If it's not worth it, even for the money prestige, the get out. There's no shame in quitting a job you realized you didn't like

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Get out

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Hey there. I moved to MBB 1.5 years ago from a PhD too. It was really hectic and exhausting for the first 8-10 months. Partly because the intellectual stimulus in consulting was not the same as the one I had from my PhD so it left me drained. Until you find some thing that re-energises you it will be a slog in consulting or any other job. As others said don't quit less than 1 year in. Though if it's any solace Sunder Pichai and Sheryl Sandberg were at MCK for no more than a year (SP was there only for 11 months I think) so the future is bright

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Suck it up for at least a year. It'll look like you bailed to future employers if any less than that.

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Agree wholeheartedly.

How quickly will MBB counsel out? Agree OP should make it to 12 months, but when can they let up on the gas?

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12 months exceedingly rare, considered a mis-hire. 18 months pretty uncommon. 24 months most common for counsel out. Can also stretch to 27 or 30 months if you have missed the opportunity to show a critical skill. Can never let up on the gas though. Never promo cycle starts before the current one is even official

Omg sooo drained. I also think some people are built to manage it better - my team does 6:30am flights, 8am check ins and midnight finishes without breaking a sweat and it kills me. 1) Put up your own boundaries, I say to me team I stop working at 10pm and will walk out of team room then unless it’s a disaster... and I’ve got just as good reviews as those that stay until late 2) Try to sleep as much as you can by being insanely efficient with everything else - wake up, delete IG/FB, exercise whilst emailing, don’t sleep procrastinate, have breakfast at work etc. 3) Don’t always drink at team dinners as I find I get bad sleep -> more exhausted. Do 1x team dinner max a week and just opt out the rest

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...and all of this to last you your 1-2 years then if it’s still rough get out 😉

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^ Mck1 Seems like a pathetic life

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Following.

Are you on the MBB generalist track?

Where were you before MBB?

Having a job for the first time is definitely a factor. I’m not sure if I got used it or numb. 18 years in...

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Suck it up and tough it out for at least a year. It will be worth it

Lol I feel like that after a 9 hour day

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