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How to deal with Principals/VPs who are a bit overly passionate about their job? Got a call this morning where they just legit chat me up about the case....like I don’t care? You’re calling me on the weekend, unless you have anything of substance to say please save it for Monday? How do I tactfully tell them I just want to get my MBA and then GTFO and have no intention of becoming a Partner?

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Sounds like your first mistake was answering a work call on the weekend

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Never ever ever answer weekend calls. You answer one, they expect you to answer more

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This is not a thing in some parts of IT consulting

I always ask if it’s urgent, and if they say no, I ask them to wait until Monday. We don’t have to beckon at every call, but the more you do it the more they cross the line.

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Yeah was going to ask that. Ignoring, then replying back in 20 min or so is usually safe

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You answered a weekend call.

You need to reassess how you’re setting boundaries. Which it doesn’t look like you are currently doing.

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I always put my work phone to Silent mode during the weekend, unless it's the deliverable week. I do check my emails but don't respond to any until Monday.

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