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I hate open office plans

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Oh really? I LOVE them. I love having no privacy, constant distractions and hearing every stupid word uttered by my coworkers. LOVE IT!

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☝️ Still trying to sell it, VP? 🙄🤦‍♂️😂

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I million fiery furies for open offices. Also science backs up their wild inefficiency. Another confession? I hate Slack. It’s like the open office of the internet.

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I started working from home and generally finish’s a full day’s work in 4-6 hours from home. And I have a small baby and no nanny. Its bliss being productive

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Is that you Capt. Obvious??? 🙄

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@OP — they know it isn’t a good idea and the research proves it. They don’t do it because it’s “collaborative.” That’s the PR spin. They do it b/c it’s the cheapest short term solution to making higher profits. Only when capitalism starts rewarding “the long game” will it change... which is never.

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sc1 - I second your hatred of slack. It’s almost as distracting as an open office. So you put your noise canceling headphones on to avoid the noise, try not to look up when someone does something weird, try not to get startled when your boss hovers over you, only to be distracted by a group slack convo about scheduling that has nothing to do with you.

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It's funny that executives and partners never have to"benefit" from open seating 😂

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My first agency job had cubicles. And while at jwt. It was nice - I could put inspiration shit on my wall or relevant to what I was working on, didn’t wear headphones and can’t think of a time when my concentration was regularly broken.

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Hate them too. I understand the usefulness of collaborative spaces but at some point we need our own semi-private space

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Someone should introduce said captain to execs that think this is a good idea

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There are a couple things it solves for.. less junk around the office, less lag time in getting new team members seated near their accounts/client group

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👆🏻🧐🤪 not saying I support them. Just saying those are two pains in the ass that I no longer suffer from.

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☝️ Some had cubicles. Others had offices. I had both; with an office as a mid level. It was heaven. Couch. Mini-fridge. TV. Especially since you pull 12 - 15hr or more shifts in this shitty business. Those days are long gone though. Now it’s back to this:

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SSA, I’m getting kicked to open seating just like everyone else!

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It’s all about money. Shove as many people as possible into an open space. We were asked by the CFO “do you want privacy or a raise?"

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As someone who has only worked in open office plans, what did it used to be like? Are we talking cubicles?

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Anyone on the Accenture strategy call - heard that they are trying to raise MD salaries despite a origination problem

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To consult is to "seek information or advice". So making decks to present information seems like exactly what the profession is. Why do some "consultants" here talk down on slides?

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That time you were already staffed 60 hours and you get an email from the staffing manager.... Can I curl up in the fetile position and say goodbye to the minimal social life I have?

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Former manager left for an MBA at Kellogg and decided to not come back, but instead work for Nike's Global Strategy Team. Sign me up.

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Just bought a briggs riley carry on for 500 bucks. Tell me I didn't get ripped off.

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Seems big 4 has insight to rating and bonuses early. Any idea on ACNs?? I feel like nobody knows this shit till November for us

Anyone else really disappointed with their rating and cost of living increase/bonus?

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How common is it to use a personal credit card for expenses?... Thinking to ramp up personal Chase sapphire points.

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When you hear your manager discussing how he "isn't too thrilled about the idea of a project in Dubai..." And you fight the urge to jump up and down screaming "PUT ME IN, COACH! PUT ME IN!"

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I know the base salary is the same between strategy and technology at the BA/BTA level but how significant are the differences in bonus as you progress through the firm?

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Best book recommendations for personal development / consulting to kill some time? Thanks!!

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