Best resources to learn general modeling skills as well as life sciences knowledge? Looking for ways to upskill / develop expertise and provide more value for my team despite having no PHD /

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Most of my teammates don't have a PhD. In my mind, the real value of a consultant is their approach to solving problems, not their expert knowledge gained from a PhD, etc

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PhDs are REALLY good at one really specific thing that’s useless 99% of the time. Other than that, they have an inflated ego (probably over compensating for the fact that their boss is 5 years younger than them)

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Look at some edX courses through MIT. Can find some good modeling ones there. For LS knowledge, you'd probably bring more value by just staying up to date on news out of pharma and biotechs. Always useful to be the guy who can add context to a discussion

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Anyone have insight on remote roles? Pros and cons? How’s career growth if you are primarily internal?

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Since Covid happened, I keep seeing posts about people working longer hours from home than at office. Well has anyone actually achieved the opposite, which is working less hours? You save time on commuting, meaningless meetings, coffee breaks, random questions from coworkers, etc. This question doesn’t apply to parents with young kids.

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Anyone move from Big 4 to Grant Thornton? Any major differences? Thinking about switching.

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XPost: How do you appease the client when they call and ask when their tax returns are done and they want them done now but they are further down the queue of returns because they submitted their PBCs later than other clients who submitted their source docs on time?

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ORD is a shitshow this morning.

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If I get an offer elsewhere, with a higher salary offer, will Deloitte increase my salary to keep me?

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I have visa stamp valid until 2022. I am not in USA and planning to get back within a week, Am I allowed to enter ? Wife on stamped h4, is she allowed too ?

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I have been offered a 25 percent hike at a big 4 but have another offer with 40 percent hike in a Boutiqe firm. I asked the HR of the big 4 if she could adjust since I have a 40 percent hike letter. She said she’ll check. She hasn’t gotten back to me yet. Should I contact her? Currently working at one of the Big 4.

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Blunt message I give to 1st years: "Everyone assumes you have the skills and knowledge of a toddler. Don't talk about what classes you took or your internship. Say and be open to anything."

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Correct way to record time? I travel for my engagements but it seems if you’re traveling, it counts against your total billable time. I just think that’s weird. Am I doing this right?

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I’m starting to wonder if the Biden admin assigned Kamala this “border excursion” to watch her fail. I liked her better before she gave interviews.

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