Hi Partners! I am sure there were many moments in your career where you thought of leaving for an industry job or try something different (tax specifically). What made you stay and do you have any regrets in not trying a different path? Or are you happy with your choice to stay?

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Totally at this point now…. In business consulting and looking to maybe get out of the consulting game. It’s not for everyone and the politics can be exhausting.


I agree with PWC 1. Different game.
Also, some places are more political than others. I found EY to be very much so. But every place isn’t.


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