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Is it normal in Big 4 to: 1. Assign tasks with least amount of direction, context and criticize for not thinking on the feet? 2. Assign more than one task at the same time and push for updates on all?

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Yup.

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Sounds like a regular day

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Welcome, intern! It's gonna be ok. Do your best and stay positive if you can!

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Try starting a full time project while having three part time projects hanging over your head at the same time. Oh, and one of the part time projects has a micromanager that wants daily status updates even though you don't work on it every day....

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Just throw stuff out there and see what sticks

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#storyofmylife

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Welcome to consulting

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I see you're new you consulting

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Yup.

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So true!!!

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This is correct.

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OP try asking more questions when assigned tasks that are unclear. The assigner may falsely assume that everyone has the same background as him/herself. Asking questions in a timely manner is a critical skill IMO

What ey5 said...no good manager will fault you for clarifying the shit out of stuff.

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