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Had an interview with another consulting firm and the interviewer goes “Yeah I worked 90 hours this week and have 200% utilization but my team is SO. NICE. Everyone is great here” ...... lol pass

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At least they were honest!

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How much is the comp?

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Yeah the interviewer basically did me a solid lol

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Low key signaled you to pass

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At least in my opinion never met a single person who billed 90 hours to a client in a week

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I bill to the tenth of an hour. If I open a client email that’s a .1. It adds up

Plus weekend work helps

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Must be nice lol

Unfortunately on fixed capacity projects you might work 90hrs yet only allowed to charge 40, and util is what it is... still hit by PTOs

Lmao, uber did that with me. I stopped the process right after.

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