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Client walks into my cube, out of nowhere asks me, "Are you doing everything you thought you'd be doing by this time in your life?" After a long silence he goes, "By that answer, I'm guessing no."

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How old is your client? Is this some kind of millennial survey?

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Savage!!

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25. Been one of "those" years, too. The man could see my soul lol

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He is 55. 😐

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He is wise

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Lol

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How old are you, OP?

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I hate it when clients ask you existential questions

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Lol usually only people on my own team are willing to get this dark

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They're probably debating their own life and just asked for validation. Now it sounds like you're both in the same boat...

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Already dreading work and waiting for the next weekend. Hate this remote project. Always worried about ratings/utilization/etc. probably not a good sign as a new (>6 month) hire.

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How long should you last with a client who clearly is sexist against your kind?

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Landed in client city at 2 am (coming from west coast) since I take the 4pm to maximize ground time where I'm available to the team. 7 am all alarms in hotel go off to evacuate the bustling. Points?

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I feel like I'm on a "sink or drown" kind of project.

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That feeling when your client starts completely unnecessary drama the day after you find out your husband has cancer...💔

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I'm going through a layoff at my job. I was a programmer many years ago and have gradually moved to a Project Management role over the years. I don't really like that kind of work and see an opportunity here to reskill a bit. What are thoughts on microdegrees or certificates from the like of Coursera? I have good tech acumen, just wondering if someone would hire in the area of Data Science with one of these degrees. For info: 40s, 20+ years experience, and BBA in Computer Info Systems.

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Our team was about to get a new manager but when an exec mentioned her name to the client, the client said she heard bad things about her and would prefer them not on the team. Anyone hear of that b4?

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Love when the client sends files over at 5 pm after being a week late and expects them updated now.. there goes my evening

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First time in my career that a client has made me cry.

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What are some of the strangest things you've been asked or required to do as part of a job interview?

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I heard a good project manager goes unnoticed when things are running well. We don’t do it for the glory...this is encouragement for all you hustling those gantt charts at 1am.

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I’m on my phone constantly during Zoom meetings. I’m on it now with my phone just out of frame. I always just look like I’m really concentrating. I don’t know how I’m going to go back to in-person meetings. All these meetings are so meaningless.

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Thoughts on 1 year MBA versus a 2 year program???

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