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I am 28 and 2nd year manager. Is this weird? Everyone else my age is no where as far along and I feel like I am surrounded by idiots

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Interesting..if you started right out of undergrad at 21/22 (depending when ur bday is) then I guess you're right on track - 2 yrs at each level. Nothing crazy about that. You'll likely do 3 at M then 3-4 more at SM till ur up for PPD. You won't be the first, or the last, but def not the norm. As for being surrounded by idiots...you sure they don't look at you the same way? Maybe they view you as a cocky young M who is in above his/her head?

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Time Will Come !

New York is 3 hours ahead of California but it does not mean that California is slow, or that New York is fast. Both are working based on their own "Time Zone."

Some one is still single. Someone got married and 'waited' 10 years before having a child. There is another who had a baby within a year of marriage.

Someone graduated at the age of 22, yet waited 5 years before securing a good job; and there is another who graduated at 27 and secured employment immediately !

Someone became CEO at 25 and died at 50 while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years.
Everyone works based on their 'Time Zone',

People can have things worked out only according to their pace.
Work in your “time zone”.

Your Colleagues, friends, younger ones might "seem" to go ahead of you.
May be some might "seem" behind you.

Don't envy them or mock them, it's their 'Time Zone.'
You are in yours!

Hold on, be strong, and stay true to yourself. All things shall work together for your good.

You’re not late … You are not early ... you’re very much On time!😊👍stay blessed.
You Are In Your Time Zone....🌐

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Brag alert

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Fuck you

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Mine is 8 inches. Oh, wait...sorry, is that not what we were doing here?

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I was a 2nd year manager at 28 too and a) it was not unusual (I.e. no reason to brag) but more importantly.. b) I failed miserably at being a good manager. I don't mean ratings were bad, but more like it took me a while to switch from being an individual contributor to managing others. I was naive and arrogant, and (like OP) thought my staff were idiots, not realising that it was my failing in not getting the best out of them. Was humbling to see the same people blossom and excel under someone else's management.

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Yes - it's weird because you're so successful at such a young age. Please impart your wisdom

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The minions below u with actual life experience think you're dumb af

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You is smart, you is kind, you is important

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U grew up in the firm I assume. Ur on track.

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🎶🎶🎶Hummble bragggggg🎶🎶🎶

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You smart , you succesful but as the DJ Khalid says ---good job, you played yourself

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You'd be called Chutiya in this case OP!

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Not so humblebrag

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Tough crowd

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Oh and OP, I bet this is what Trump sounded like when he was your age. Keep up the good work man. So proud of you!

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I'm 40 and a Sr. Associate... am I behind? Oh wait, I don't care. This is my 3rd career.

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In my humble opinion, one had to have experienced real failure and bounced back to be a good manager; I mean a real manager; titles doest really matter! ...don't get that over your head; no manager says they see idiots all over....you just got lucky (judging you based on what you have written); get well soon!

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My daughter is almost 2 years old, in line to be a BTA next month. She'll be a partner before she's 10. Sorry pal but she's got u beat

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BCG1 🙋🏽‍♂️

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