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Pharma freelancers: be honest, what do you love and hate about it, and what do you make in a year?

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Would you mind sharing what title you have that goes along with your freelance rate?

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Balking at these numbers… is this real life?? Trying super hard not to feel resentful as the journalism kid who went in the client services direction only to end up having to write copy for so, so many projects over the years but can’t now take the credit to support a role shift 😔

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Thanks so much for the encouragement, truly. It just seems incredibly daunting to make this (or any other) type of career shift at this point. Especially after fighting tooth and nail just to rightfully and finally be where I am. My head knows it’s possible, if I choose to take on yet another fight, but my heart and the rest of me are too tired to even consider the possibility. I’ve also been in this long enough to have heard (and seen, and helped craft, and mostly admired) a million mentions of “the book” and “building it up” and designing ~all~ the beautiful things to showcase and sell your talent. I just don’t have this type of work experience -officially- or the samples to even take my best shot at what would realistically be me scrapbooking something together. Wouldn’t even know where to start!

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Freedom from a lot of the politics. Probably make around $300k this year. What do I hate? Um...advertising?

Mostly HCP/managed markets with some patient

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Posting from the top side.

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Frustrating moment when your excel crashes because there's just too much going on.

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Leaving my position @ Big 4. I want to list some of my engagements on my LI profile, and get some recs from clients who liked me. Thoughts on posting client names or refs?

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On site role's biggest perk is a 9 to 5 commitment

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Lol @ some of these consultant bonuses being equivalent to my entire annual salary 🙂🔫

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What's your favorite solo travel destination for the weekend?

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When you're playing GTA San Andreas on your iPad in first and your project leader walks by on his way to coach #anotherdrinkplease

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When you live in NYC and love how everything is almost as easy as living in a hotel. Not sure how the rest of you do it.

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Anyone consultants working in hong kong or china?

Does Deloitte offer year end bonus?

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The moment my manager showed me how good she is at brown-nosing clients was the moment I knew I can't do this forever #getmeout

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New in consulting and on the beach after my first 6 month long project. Makes me wonder if I bombed it? Anyone ever had those thoughts?

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That moment you blow off junior staff for counseling bc getting your nails done is so much more important

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First hot toddy of the year. 🍸 Christmas in Dixie.🎄

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Midday naps make me more productive. Wish it was just part of corporate Murica *sigh*

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Merry Christmas fellow Fishbowlers 🎄🎉🎄

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When you go home and say you're a consultant and your family nods politely like whaaaa...

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