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Overheard some consultants last night at a quiet hotel bar talking about how pitiful it is to sit in coach and laughed at people without status while bartender looked at them with disgust. Be humble

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It's a privilege to have this job that many can only dream of which allows you to travel and see the world. Don't be a dick to people that don't get to travel that often

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I base my self esteem on my airline status because that's all I really have going for me

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Yeah but getting upgraded isn’t much better. I’ve heard that business class on British Airways is exactly the same as slavery.

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“It’s a privilege to have this job” - OP. Yeaaah don’t get to full of yourself there OP. The consulting industry is awful and a lot of people consider it flawed and a curse, not a privilege.

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Lol SC1, it's one of the highest compensated and coveted positions one can get right out of college. Wouldn't exactly call it a curse. It sucks at times but look at all your undergrad business school buddies signing people up for credit cards at chase, then look me in the eyes and tell me we aren't privileged to have this job.

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(I was being sarcastic)

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Well SC1 I'll continue to scrape the bottom of the barrel in my consulting job with "free" vacations and an income thrice that of an average family at age 28. I grew up poor and this is heaven, we lead good lives.

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I was typing slow. Wasn't a response to your msg

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D1, I was not privileged to have a consulting job, I get paid way more now that I left, and it is certainly not the most coveted. That is a mindset cultivated by living in a self inflated, egotistical bubble.

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I gave up my first class seat to a kid traveling alone. Didn’t want recognition or points from it. Just felt it wasn’t really worth much to me but certainly worth an amazing experience for that kid. Why make such a big deal out of a perk that we really didn’t earn.

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Those folks who don't travel as much for work and hence have lower miles to redeem and places to see on company buck, they have the privilege of staying home, with friends and family, have a life in the city and have a better overall worklife balance. There is always a trade off..

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I don't need to be humble about my status with airlines or hotels. I give up a major chunk of my life to travel unnecessarily to shitty towns away from my home and life. These perks make it worth it. It makes my travel and overall experience better. No matter how much you hate on this, you will not give up an upgrade or your status because you call yourself "humble". Esp these days it is pitiful how terrible is the regular economy seating, boarding process and overall experience. Personally I wouldn't laugh at those folks but hell if I would ever want to be in their shoes.

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Cool, you know you can do that without being pretentious too.

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Ah ok, got it.

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I guess it's one of the better things you can do out of college if your goal is to work for the man for the rest of your life. I'm actually just about to get in line for my donkey chow too.

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So the question is would you rather have a normal life where you can spend the week with your family and friends or a shit load of airline miles so you can go on vacation for "free" twice a year by yourself

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@EY2, humble is never a bad thing, whether you're a pro athlete, politician, general, or consultant. All gave up time and paid a price to get where they are. Ppl who aren't humble about it are...hmm, what's that word...oh yeah, Dicks!

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Grew up poor and this is heaven? Interesting.

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I agree with @SC1

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Ew s&1 kid can’t even drink what a waste

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