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I just got divorced, and didn’t want to make it harder on my kids, so I took all the debt and agreed to a generous child support payment so my kids are taken care of. I make good money, but am buried under student debt, child support, medical debt, and other debt. I live paycheck to paycheck. I use my points to stay in a hotel during the weekends so I can see my kids because I can’t qualify for a decent rental due to my crushing debt. Most friends and family think I’m rich because of my salary, but the reality is I’m closer to bankruptcy than anything. On good days, I know things will be better in 10 years. On bad days, I think about how my kids would be better off financially if I wasn’t here and my life insurance paid out. Then I get to talk to them before bed for a few minutes, and I remember they are the greatest thing I will ever achieve; I don’t want them to think I selfishly took the easy way out instead of fighting for them. I have another 6 or 7 drinks, head to bed, and wake up 4 hours later to go to work and do it all again.

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Ass 5 - no one asked you to believe or post. I don’t want to be mean to you or dismiss you, like you did to this person who opened up, but live and learn my friend. Oh, and watch out for Karma. She has a way of stopping by when you least expect her. ;)

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I work for others ..my boss wants it that way . He has a kiss ass he wants to get him promoted so that he can play plolitics well high up . I work 3-4 projects to make this Kiss ass look good and nobody gives a rats ass. Even I had to by him dinner and drinks from my dinner allowance on his local projects . My wife hates me for never being there for her and I am on h1b so can’t switch jobs easily . All the while, kissass is busy mooching free meals and taking selfies and licking asses of the high ups . This is going on for well over 4 years . Hr knows , other colleagues knows but all tell me to suck up and keep the way things are

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Not gonna lie, you sound pretty entitled. There’s a time and a place for a** kissing/licking but is there any chance this individual just aligns better to your boss?

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I haven’t opened my laptop in a week. And I’m not on vacation.

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Wow. I can’t even fathom this. The dummies I work with need to have everything checked even after 4 eye review has been done. I try to scare them and say it must come client ready because I don’t have time to check it and it will still be wrong. Ugh

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I had a proposal to write today but accidentally got shit faced at brunch

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“Accidentally” may or may not be replaced with “fully on purpose” in this instance

Renewed my airline lounge membership, submitted the expense report for it, then put in my resignation.

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I want to party with you

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Might’ve impregnated my Director last night ..oops

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CC1 - we want the truth. Nah, we deserve the truth!! We want an update, or we might take the streets and protest!! Viva la revolucion!!!

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I just ate a third of a jar of peanut butter as a snack, while pretty much naked from the waist down. Not my proudest moment 😭

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Also F. Have also been there. ✊

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Sometimes when I’m on a project and I know my PL is in meetings all day, I sneak off to a movie theater to catch a film. Have done this five times now and never been caught

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I’m a PL and I think this is great

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I have no idea what I will do if I leave consulting

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I basically never work on Fridays

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I feel so much better

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Folks in my company bowl are incredulous that someone told an intern they’d only have to work 55-60 hour weeks. Meanwhile, I don’t think I’ve ever worked over 50.

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The key is to not think everything is equally important, and become close with your clients so you know their perspective. Only work on what the clients think is important and don’t get sucked into internal consulting drama

Nice try, FBI.

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Or HR

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Traveling to client site rn. I want to stay home with my partner.

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Pls fix

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Sometimes I take a later flight out Monday mornings and just tell the team my early flight was really delayed

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Lol buzzkill

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I just proposed to my girlfriend!

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This is the first wholesome reply I’ve seen on this thread lol

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I genuinely don’t understand how consulting is a real job (especially strat where I work). No idea how we get away with it. My wife wouldn’t pay half my day rate to bail me out of a Mexican prison but my team makes excel models that cost more than my car.

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You underestimate how much people are willing to pay to unburden themselves of responsibilities

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I swipe granola bars from the break room and give them to homeless people

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Granola Robinhood

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I bring workout clothes when traveling but don’t end up working out

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Maybe the extra weight when lifting to overhead compartment counts for a little? 😉I do this too. On the bright side, they are clean and ready for next week most of the time. I don’t even unpack them

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Have cheated on my SO (current and previous) in every single client town.

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As someone who’s been on the other end of the cheating scenario, fix your shit. This isn’t funny. Go see a counselor, get help, or breakup. You owe it to your SO’s life you could potentially ruin

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Each morning I Skype my manager with a "Good Morning" even when it's not a good morning.

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On the partner track.

I’m vacation with friends who don’t understand why I would like to catch up on sleep during a vacation.

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Would you cancel an interview (for tomorrow afternoon) when a partner schedules a meeting at the same time?

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Kpmg salary for associate advisory consultant? Fresh MBA Graduate with couple of years of experience

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I go on maternity leave soon, and my firm offers 16 weeks paid leave, which I plan to fully take advantage of. The only female shareholder in our office keeps pushing me to only take 6 weeks though, because that's what she did. I feel really put off by her comments, but its also making me feel guilty about taking the full time. This is mostly a vent, but if anyone wants to give me some words of wisdom or thoughts, I will take them!

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On my first project and can’t ping anyone from the project because they’re all offline. Flight ran late and I want to be on site soon. Can I head directly to the client site with my carry on?

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Salary check: senior consultant in cyber security practice in Canada...4 yr exp. salary is 65K (before taxes) UNDERPAID?! Thoughts?

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I’ve applied to over 40 jobs since I was laid off in March. Not one click to my portfolio, per analytics. With a family of four, we are being spread thin. Not only is the income desperately needed, but my creative soul needs a release. I would be happy to do typical Art Director work but I’m “over qualified” for that and am never taken seriously when applying for work below CD/ACD. If anyone needs or know of any company needing freelance work, large or small—I’d really appreciate the lead. 🙏

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I have 2 years of sales experience but am looking to make a career change into HR? Any tips of how to standout on my resume or any general advice? Thanks!

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Seems obvious to me yet i still must ask to hear out the trade offs…. Non equity tech MD at a specialty business unit at MBB, or MD at a leading system integrator with public equity and significant total compensation increase? Feels like being a true MD and no second rate citizen status supersedes the MBB brand name if you’re not partner track.

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Has anyone made a successful transfer from the EM/EL position at MBB to a VP at BB ibank, or vice versa? I know the skillsets are different but wouldn’t they even out at the project management level?

thoughts on this inclusion thing? As a minority it seems to be a publicity stunt... for the pictures and social media posts... Just confused about why we are still talking about what needs to get done

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Sippin on Coke and rum, I'm like so what I'm drunk, It's the freakin weekend baby I'm about to have me some fun

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YOE-10 My LWD in TCS is 20th Nov and I had my H1B stamping initiated before I resigned but due to embassy issues I am not getting visa stamped. Also my ASSOC promotion is due and has already been delayed by 6 months. After resignation I am being told that I will be sent immediately as soon as visa is stamped by embassy which I know is true but project is not ready to promote me in near future. I also have offer from Accenture with 22 LPA. Pls advise what wud hv been ur choice.. onsite or switch?

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NFTs. I get it on principle. I’m there for it! But I read headlines and basically art NFT space is like buying sneakers. They’re a big deal if you think they’re a big deal. But yeah, I guess that is art. Idk… I scroll through open sea and it’s like a church rummage sale of crap. I desperately want to join in the excitement of this new and next thing, but beyond licensing… which requires demand first… I guess I don’t get it.

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What do you do on Monday to get your week set up? I feel like I spend so much time helping my team get their pipelines in shape for the week / setting up a plan.

First day on a project in Seattle. Things to do? Places to see? People to meet?

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I’m realizing I have a lot of fear—mostly related to health stuff and death. Feel like people are getting sick left right and center (not talking about covid). I’ve never had anyone close to me become very sick or die—don’t know what I would do if this happened. I’m also overly concerned about my health and seem to be at the doctor every month to get something checked. Can anyone relate or provide suggestions on how to overcome something like this?

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How is work from home going, you ask?

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