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How has consulting changed you as a person?

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Made me more cynical.

Coming out of the military and into commercial consulting, the “looking out for #1” mentality of many leaders in my firm and at the client has been a bit of a shock.

Not to say that there weren’t crummy leaders in the military (there are plenty), but the culture is very team first and there are a lot of great leaders there who genuinely care for their people. I about fell out of my chair the first time I heard a senior leader on my project blame their own subordinate for a failure in front of the client.

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Maybe your unit was better than mine, but I never noticed such “I’m just covering my own ass” mentalities

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Efficient, productive, savvy to workplace politics, qualified, skilled, able to manage a team, overworked, stressed, wealthy, happy.

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Relaxed, free time, comfortable with my age vs career progress so far, able to converse about a wide variety of things because I don’t have time for other interests, sure about where I want to go in my career.


Overall net positive but possibly reaching the top of the curve in terms of benefits. I can see myself exiting to industry in a place of significant strength compared to when I came in.

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It’s made me less physically and emotionally healthy

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Facts

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I’m really good at packing now

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LOL same

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My ego has increased exponentially

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I’ve gotten slightly boring and don’t understand friends that make social plans without concrete dates and times. Also, I don’t really have the energy for concerts, loud noise, or crowds

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Are you me?

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I've learned not to give a f*** in most situations and not to take others' behaviors personally.

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What kind of situations are you talking about?

As a former miser, I’m willing to pay more in my personal life to save time. 🤷🏼‍♂️

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More stress, enjoying life less

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I drink way more than I ever did

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#Truth

Cannot stand below par customer service

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- I only speak in bullets now
- please help

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- sincerely BCG 6 (always have at least 3 bullets 😉)

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Yes and for the better. Had I not gone into it, I'd probably still be in the hospitality business working with my family, or barefoot and pregnant.

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That’s me! Also, I know my scotch now

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I’ve become ridiculously intolerant for people that board planes inefficiently

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I totally agree A9. Boils my blood at times

My tolerance for bullshit has decreased dramatically.

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He said decrease in tolerance not level. Decreasing tolerance, increasing bullshit. Lol.

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I’ve learned to say “I’ll get back to you on that” and be more confident about it 🤷🏽‍♂️

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I find myself infusing consulting jargon into my everyday conversations now - i.e. “no mom, I don’t have the bandwidth to take out the trash...” 😂

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Ma! The meatloaf!

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I’ve become a charlatan

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And i know airports a lot better now

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Yah. I learned there is no correlation between intelligence/effort and pay.

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My soul is dead

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