To be a good consultant you have to be a bit of a psychic. Client: "I want something done. The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains." Consultant: "Ok, so that's a complete system overhaul....
Delivered my baby around the time of the Covid Delta spike last year. Before delivery we asked family that wanted to fly in from out of town and stay with us in the first few months to be updated on vaccines (Covid/tdap). Everyone in the family was fine with it except my father who started a major fight with me over the course of a month. It was fighting via text, screaming over the phone and him sending me a ton of right wing conspiracy articles and random videos of people getting
I have a corporate apartment through EOY and my lease for my permanent residence ends in June. Do I have to maintain a permanent residence or can I use the corporate housing as such until project end?
I wish I could arrive at the airport with 10 minutes to spare rather than have an hour to kill drinking $10 cocktails. Oh, and not have to travel home on a Saturday. That'd be cool 👌🖕
As someone who struggles to set boundaries- how exactly do you set them? Do you just verbalize this ina check in? I’ve been on a project for 1.5 years. My old lead was great. My new one is a POS. The type who instant pings you after forwarding you an email or pings you excessively about non urgent emails after 5. I’ve never missed any deadline and everyone in my network says this is abnormal. I’m not sure if I should verbalize this to my PM or just not answer the pings
Dubai for 5 nights. Seems like I’m using my bonvoy points (4+1free) is the best deal. Considering Grosvenor house, but also willing to pay if needed for another hotel. Is the Ritz JBR good? Honeymoon
Has anyone whose ever left for another consulting firm/industry ever see their old colleagues at client site?
Was at the airport this morning and almost took a flight out to Hawaii and drafted email about not being well and taking time off ..
If a man lies about his age for an entire year of a relationship, what does that make him? (He’s 10 years older than me...he claimed he lied because he married for a green card. But what does age and marriage have to do with each other???)
Saw a client yell/cuss at the Starbucks barista because his drink was made at 160 degrees instead of 180. Didn't know people like that actually existed lol. Anyone have an entertaining client story?
Worked 9-5 everyday the past two weeks and my flight wasn’t delayed. This job is totally sustainable with these hours, it’s even fun!
What’s the norm for displaying tattoos in the workplace? The other day, I saw a client with a large back piece creeping out of her summery dress. Does anyone care anymore? Is that the new normal?
Tips on staying motivated & engaged on a project that you are not interested in? Been on this project for months & have never found the work interesting but I’ve pushed through Contd..
Booked a room for a family member for upcoming wedding. Do I still get points if we transfer room to her credit card at check in?
I fly a lot. What’s a good credit card for that?
My client wants us to take Uber instead of renting cars. I just entered 26 Uber receipts. Oh, there's an ACN/Uber app, you say? Yeah, no. I have to enter them into MyT&E *and* 2 client systems. #FML
Delta logic: screens for the 8am Monday flight. No screens for the 5pm Thursday return. Thanks Obama
What the hell Marriott...Renaissance Downtown Chicago is so stupid. Not one room has a computer desk.
Anyone traveled to Belize recently? I'm hearing rumors of a sandflea epidemic. is this true?
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I'm developing an ulcer from this project and it's only Monday morning. My Senior Manager is making it worse.
I got slightly buzzed, took an Uber home, changed and got into bed before midnight. No drunk calls or texts. No drama. Is this what adulting feels like?
Loafers vs drivers?
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Went through a series of interviews for IBM and on the final interview, I was told by the manager that he was moving me forward.. only to get rejected. Should I consider myself lucky?
I just don’t understand why it takes Deloitte three months to file an RFE response. The wait is killing me
Anyone familiar with Ampush?
An executive recruiter reached out to me for a Director level role with the firm
Biden President and Klobuchar as VP?
How does the prevailing wage determination mechanism work? Especially for the firms where MBAs share the same rank as non-MBAs? (Does the average get pushed up by the salary differential?)
While playing truth or dare, I picked dare.
I dare you to confess your deepest darkest secret.
How much taller / shorter is your partner?
Low spending + high unemployment+ growing stock market = deflation (?)
Are we doomed and when?
For those who anticipate an inheritance/could request parental support if needed, have you taken on more risk with your personal investments?
What do you do when small local firms won’t give your resume the time of day, but everyone you ask for resume feedback on says your materials are fine? These aren’t big law or boutiques, we’re talking probably paying $20-30 an hour part time as an associate with firms of 1-3 attorneys generally. I know biglaw is recovering from COVID but has it really hurt small law so badly getting an interview is next to impossible? Any and every practice area. Work is work. Approx. 500k local population size.
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