New consultant holding meeting with a stakeholder. He asked if this was her first project, she responds yes happily. Stakeholder hangs up the phone. MD sitting in the room drops his phone. #uhoh

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Who the hell let a new consultant on her first project run a stakeholder call?!?

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That's what happens when dumb fucking partners want hot girls on their team. He kept begging to lead a call, so we let her, and that's what happens.

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Not her problem if she answered correctly. If it's a meeting she could have run then it's a shame that the stakeholder hung up. If not he could have spoken that he needed someone with specific experience. It's low on his part to hang up. Where were his manners? I don't even hang up on cold callers.

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What a dick. And what a dumb team leader to not understand his client's perception

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He was an asshole. So C1. I agree with you.

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I got dinged because I was leading meetings with the Director of Finance, the Senior and Manager let me run it independently despite them being on every fucking meeting invitation. Imagine my seething anger when I was told in my written review that I should've involved them in calls because the client went back to the Exec on the engagement offline and complained that they had junior resources run meetings. There I was, thinking that I was doing a great job.

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Not saying it was her fault, she was not set up for success. At the same time if it's an important stakeholder engagement, client execs have a right to expect a certain level of expertise. Did he handle it wrong, sure. But does he have a right to be upset that a "junior resource" is wasting his time, absolutely.

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^M1 is right, she wasn't set up for success. ~6 months into my first year, I was asked to hold multiple meetings with Directors, VPs, and EVPs - partner on the project made sure I was comfortable and I ran over the call and some scenarios with my manager beforehand. Had no issues with any of the meetings because I asked for preparation and received it.

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Yeah honestly that's more on the stakeholder than the newbie. Yeah the newbie could have given a runaround answer, but if he dug any deeper she would be a liar and he'd be more pissed. Extremely unprofessional as a stakeholder. Who knows if that associate was prodigy in their field or worked multiple internships through college. The stakeholder should have realized that everyone has to start from somewhere. Is this a New York client ?

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I hate New York. But love it too much to leave. Lol

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That is rather dumb...

I agree with M1 as well; and I think it's terribly unprofessional for the client steak holder to hang up just beachside this person is new. He could have escalated that offline. But this is something we can do nothing about as clients are gods.

Yup. NYC client.

Hahah knew it was NY. Guy probably got the job from his dad who's ceo. The manager should've responded with "well do you want to take the notes for each meeting ?"

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