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Had a boss once tell me in my analyst years she "didn't think consulting was for me" and I couldn't hack it. Six years later... I'm up for promotion and the re-org will align her to my team. CLASSIC.

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#cunt

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I hate incompetent managers passing out judgements they aren't qualified for. Just because someone oversees your work doesn't mean it makes them smarter.

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I'm more troubled by the fact that she's still with your firm...

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Pwc1 I would normally agree with that theory but she was someone who cut others down and after this now infamous performance review with her, I took it really hard and went the opposite route. Thought everything I did was wrong and had no confidence in my (great) work products. And @Deloitte2-- agreed!! Not only is she still at the firm but she was promoted once since then. Doesn't matter now though 👋🏻

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Put her on lunch duty.

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That's awesome

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I have a similar story, my male manager was so horrific to me and an extreme sexist. Now resource management is asking me to staff him. Guess who is getting no utilization this year

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Run dem circles round her

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This is awesome. Good for you. Though in her defense perhaps that allowed you to push and make it versus what you could have been doing at the time. We've all had our times when we were not shining at bright as we'd like.

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Isn't that sad? They go undetected on how they manage people and create issues.

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Life is good

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@booz op that's awful. I figured when I said that it could be the case but wanted to give a devils advocate perspective to keep us honest. Good for you though to turn around and see the value you could add. And good for your firm for recognizing it!!

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Love this! You go get them 👏👏

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Currently working at the consultancy arm of a digital marketing firm. <1 YOE, first role out of uni, paid £50k pa (experienced level role, manager liked me I guess) but really keen on joining a strat house (s&, eyp etc) with better rep, exit opps and MBA sponsorship. Aware the grass is always greener and I have a pretty cushy role (good culture, ok wlb, but repetitive work) as of now so thoughts on whether I should chase promotion here then exit or jump this autumn for a grad/analyst role.

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Creatives, what are your job KPIs at work? Like during your evaluation what helps you build a case to justify asking for a promotion, salary raise or bonus? It seems to be that when it comes to account department it’s pretty straightforward to measure sales.

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What exactly is utilization? The percent of time you work and are billing?

Some are gonna hate me for this but at what point did you realize that maybe I don’t want to be a partner and maybe this is just gonna take too much sacrificing for me to make it. In public accounting there’s a lot about work life balance this and that but I’ve never seen a partner not work all day. I’m not in public accounting anymore just curious on if any partners here ever thought to themselves that maybe being senior manager long term and making 150-200k wouldn’t have been so bad.

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