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How sad is it that my happiest dream right now is just getting out of consulting? Like nothing would make me happier, they could triple my salary and I wouldn’t want to stay. Anyone else feel this way?

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My mental and physical health drastically improved post consulting to the point where my doctor asked me how I got my blood pressure to stop being so high. Not sad at all. TC post consulting is 2.5X just a year later

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DS1, could you share a little more about your path? I have SQL/R/Tableau/Python experience, and I’d like to learn more about my options.

I felt the same and it’s NOT sad. We spend most of the time WORKING during the week so it’s absolutely ok to have this as the happiest dream. Keep looking until you find the exit. Not easy, but absolutely worth it!! Good luck!!

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Glad to know I’m not alone. Interviewing to GTFO as well, can’t wait. Will go down as one of the happiest moments in my life

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Thanks!

Not sad. Interviewing now to gtfo. This industry is trash and by far, I worked with more genuine depth of skillset, competence, and use of standard tools and techniques in my decade of experience before coming into consulting. I'm also hella ready for my health to go back to normal.

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If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything :(

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It’s absolutely horrible and I think this exact same thing all the time. How can the thousands of consultants within my firm or the millions across them all be ok with this lifestyle? Is it really worth the bigger salary.... only 4 months in... gotta get out ASAP 😞

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Same. Dream about quitting every day. If the u.s had universal healthcare I probably would.

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This was me KPMG. Took the first offer which was a 20% increase and tbh even if it was less than that I Still would’ve taken it. I’m done with consulting and Big 4.

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Which practice of KPMG are you from? Deal advisory and strategy ?

From same practice... I am so exhausted now

What do you do at K? I thought WLB was decent there.

I’m in d&a and it’s not bad, I heard FDD is getting rekt though

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