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How’s the life after Big 4? Better work/life balance? Liberated?

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You will miss the $ and perks, but will appreciate life

Then again...I still have good $ and perks 😂

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You will actually have a life. Don’t listen to all of the 9-5 BS you here on this app. You work your ass off, sometimes work 8 hours, but sometimes work 10+. Al depends on what’s going on. Thing is, you are working with a purpose - benefiting your company and presumably your own net worth as a shareholder. As a consultant, my goal is to charge as much as I can and maintain utilization- to who’s benefit? Certainly not mine

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