How do you face so much data without getting any anxiety or stress to finish within budget? 1st year associate. Only been working for three months.

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As an associate, you're the cheapest labor. You shouldn't be concerned with the budget at all; if the managers see any issues they will say something.


Idk because I did get a lot of anxiety and stress. Other people seemed more relaxed so I figured it was just my personality. It does get easier.


You keep communication up to date with the senior/manager/partner.

I stopped focusing so hard about the budget and instead focus on turning in quality works. At the end I always let management know how much time was used and what may have caused the budget to go over. Sometimes the budget just needs to be updated because it was not priced correctly at the beginning.

But as long as you’re in communication with your management then they should have a good idea what to tell the client.


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Ask about budgeted time and if you spin your wheels, ask.

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