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SC1, you are correct AFAIK. There is no uniform standard for WLB across most consulting organizations, it varies across locations, and even within the same location, based on who you work for. I have some SM’s reporting to me who take care of their team and try to ensure that they leave on time most days; and of course there are a few exceptions, who just like to work hard (not smart) and make others do the same. As a Partner, I’d always choose the former, since it makes sense from both an employee well-being and a commercial aspect. Those teams where people work normal hours (and you have worked to set boundaries with the client), you generally respond to extra work by asking the client: “It will either take longer to complete, or I can bring more people in, to ensure the delivery date stays the same”. In the other (workaholic) situation, my negotiating power as a Partner is handicapped by my team having made the client believe that they can do everything, and that the client “owns” them 24/7.
As for those of my Partner peers (I’ve only heard of them on this board, haven’t met a lot in person), who believe the client is always right, and the team doesn’t matter, I think they are in a race to the bottom.


This thread is all the reasons I quit consulting in 2018 😂 esp big 4 consulting where living to work is the norm. All those with health issues please take care of yourselves and GTFO of your situation while you can still redeem your personal and/or family life back. No point in chasing the big carrot if you’re miserable and unable to even handle the essential things that matter most. It’s definitely not worth it! Pursue the light at the end of the tunnel and don’t look back!

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You place your hands under the faucet in your bathroom at home and surprised when the water doesn't start flowing.


Too many answers from Pwc. Quite telling


Let he who is reliably home for dinner at 5:30pm on Wednesday nights and regularly drives his kid to soccer practice cast the first stone.


When your phone automatically connects to the Bluetooth on your rental car because you’ve had that one before


When you get rolled off of a $5m program where you're the SME because you took a personal day after 9 straight days of 12 hour days


Agree with P1

When you fall asleep at home and forget where you are and start screaming when your boyfriend comes to join you because you think a stranger has broken into your hotel room


I heard about a guy (with wife also in a demanding job) whose kids picked up the nanny’s accent.


My child doesn’t speak English either. And had th nanny’s accent exactly

You skip the flu shot hoping you will get sick, for the downtime and rest.


I’m wondering how many of these likes are from people thinking “OMG I am so doing that this year!"


When your 7th, 5th and 1st graders
know how to turn laptop on - log in with your passwords and set you up into meetings while you drive them to and from school and activities


Cybersecurity at its best.

“Dad, give me your phone, I need the 2FA code!”


When your mom sends an email to your work address to get a call back.


When your girlfriend makes up an imaginary (hopefully) person called “weekday boyfriend”


Nope. He’s real. Her calculus is that by saying she has a weekday bf you’ll laugh it off, and deep down, the burden of lying to you will be lifted from her conscience. It’s quite brilliant.


This, by far, is the most amusing, entertaining and depressing thread all at the same time! LOL


When you’ve replaced the toothbrush in your travel bag thrice while the toothbrush in bathroom cabinet looks new


The client “catches up” on email every Saturday morning meaning we have the pleasure of waking up to asks every Saturday...just like Christmas morning!


You should set out of office autoreplies from friday 5pm to monday 9am


When your fish gets head cancer because you haven’t changed its water in 2 months


How uplifting.


This is making me feel hella thankful for my team’s flexibility level right now.


When you get home but your key doesnt work. Then you realize your apartment is actually the next door over


1) when your wife says (with frequency), “I hate your job!”
2) your more comfortable socializing about shop than socializing with your real friends
3) your routinely are disappointed by customer service everywhere
4) you’ve got an unused gym membership for at least 8 months despite working or living next to a gym
5) you put on at least 5 lbs per year during you first 10 yrs in consulting
6) iphone games while waiting for take off counts as a work-life activity
7) you’ve become comfortable being a total D to non-client people who you believe should know better


Damn.. talk about boundaries...


When you are pregnant , nauseous and vomiting but have a client deliverable , have a cup to vomit next to you , keep vomiting ( by muting in a conference call) and multi tasking to complete the deliverable as you can’t afford to take bathroom breaks for the next 3 hours with back to back conference calls - true story and happened yesterday . The best part is when someone tells you that atleast i had the flexibility to do that in your home and not from client office or hotel .


😂 that sucks but actually though, would you prefer having to puke in person? But damn they need to give you a break.

When you’re grateful to work at a firm that gives you the flexibility to choose to work from the client site or your hotel room after midnight #flexibility #balance


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Been on the verge of tears all day. I’m the manager of a team/project that is going sideways, with a ton of expectations on me to deliver well. I know I could, but I truly don’t have the motivation to take charge and get things back on track because I’ve been hating my job for the last few months & feel like I’m not growing at all. I have so much work, but can’t make myself do anything other than search for new jobs/work the bare min for my own sanity. Don’t know how to move forward from here…


Any one interested in Change Management Opening with ITC
Blore location
4-6 yrs of exp.
Higher exp ppl in change and release can ping me
Budget - 15lks
For JD ping me 1:1

Pls NOTE I am not HR or Job consultant

Preferred early joiner who is not on job


Might be a common phenomenon, but I have put on some considerable weight and because we never had to go out, didn’t bother shopping for a long time. Now I have to go back to the office and none of my clothes fit me. Where can I buy good quality plus size formal clothes?


So I'm looking for suggestions on how to grow my career. Currently I'm what's called a delivery engineer. I do project based work that involves developing a system architecture based on customer needs (exploration meetings), working with sales to develop the quote requirements and the SOW, installing servers, deploying a pre determined set of vms, getting them configured and integrating the a whole system together, doing turn up testing, partial to full user deployment, knowledge (continued)


What is a senior manager salary at RBC?


Uniqlo stretch wool custom jacket. Is it good ?

Almost too realistic.

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So far these are the COVID -19stats by country, please pay attention to recovered and survival rate. Also note these are known cases.

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Has anyone made a switch from a different job function to experiential? How did you make the switch? What helped?


1. How much of your own (not combined) savings spent on your wedding?
2. What % of the total wedding expenses was it (split with SO)?
3. How old were you?


Today at Infosys after working here for 3 years, I finally got a raise and a promotion. I am now a senior associate (good news right?) however, my salary is only 63k a small increase from the 60k I was making prior. Also, I've been working hard to get programming certifications only to be put on production support projects. I want to leave but I'm actually burned out right now to look for another developer role. Honestly, I feel pretty drained right now but what can I do?


Four days left in our two week wait after IUI and clomid. So nervous already ❤️how do you balance staying optimistic vs realistic?


hello fishes, needs your suggestion. I have 13.6 years of experience in java/j2ee area, i have 4 offers in hand. Wells fargo- x LPA LPA, mindtree x+1LPA, wipro-x+1 LPA and maersk-x+7 LPA. which one is better to join.


Anyone tried Johnny Drum? Just got introduced to it recently it’s amazing for the price


Where are my fellow INTJ's? What service area did you find yourself in and how do you like it?


How hard is it to go from Big 4 Tech Consulting to OW or Kearny? What sort of things do they look for in experienced hires? I graduated from a Top 50-60 school and both were hardly recruiting campus hires but in last 2 years they’ve been recruiting a lot more but not sure if that’s here to stay.


SO is too attached to their family and I’m afraid it’ll end an otherwise great relationship


Anyone had luck getting their Amex corporate rewards membership fees waived this year? $55 aint worth it when Im not traveling


Not law related, but so life right now.

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