People who stay in Consulting for the long term must have hearts of steel. Between the lay-offs, roll offs, politics, and getting fired/yelled at by the client it’s been a busy year

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“Hearts of Steak”? Because they get beat up a lot?

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Lol I fixed it guys. It autocorrected to Steel

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....hearts of steak?

First day on the job, I was told that part of consulting is to learn how to develop thick skin and roll with the punches. No one told me it was gonna involve monthly breakdowns, bureaucratic BS, and unruly clients/critical managers

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