Replace pizza party with CV Snack Box (see thread if you don’t know what I mean...)

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I somewhat agree with CV1. Though I would amend it to - if all you’re going to do is post things anonymously here, then I think you’re doing yourself and your colleagues a disservice.

Yes, sustainability has been an issue. However, leadership has recognized this and is working to try to improve things. There have already been things implemented to try to address unsustainability. For example, the sustainability report is shared with all leadership and PLs and discussions focus on how the PL and leadership can address and reduce the drivers of that unsustainability.

There are so many internal avenues to voice these frustrations in a way that can be actionable (sustainability survey, PL survey, coach, PL, project leadership). NO ONE at ClearView wants an environment where people feel like it’s a sweatshop.

Given all of that, if you are not going to try to take steps to push for a change and all you’re going to do is complain anonymously, it would seem that a change of scenery may be best for you.

As an EM, I care that things are sustainable and will do what I can to make that happen (as will the other PLs). I can’t do anything if you just stay silent on the project and post things anonymously on FB.

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🙄. I’m two years in and enjoying it. If you hate it this much - “worker exploitation” “harsh working conditions” - maybe it’s time for you to move to something else...?

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I’ve been hearing a lot of this “if you don’t like it go elsewhere” rhetoric from ClearView loyalists recently

Instead of dismissing them, it might help if you stopped to ask yourself why some of your peers feel this way

It may be a useful thought exercise and a growth opportunity #EverBetter

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From what I learned recently,
communicate, and communicate. In a WFH situation, it is impossible for leadership and PLs to know otherwise. I've been caught in some tough personal situations over the last few months nd didn't want to say anything/work through it which was not smart. My teams/PL had my back as soon as I spoke up

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Yes! 100%!!!!

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What does WLB look like at other consulting firms? I’ve been here for 2y as well and while some projects have been absolute shite (70-80h), as I’ve progressed I feel a lot more agency over my own WLB and support from PLs in trying to cut down unnecessary work. I can get down to 40-60h now which seems reasonable. YMMV at CV it seems

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60h can be rough, but it’s kind of what I expect in consulting. If I weren’t at CV I would be working 60h at a different consulting/banking firm. I would expect 30-50h in industry or tech. For me I still make time for making dinner and exercise; I just tell my team I’m stepping away or protect the time early on.

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The part that scares me most about this firm’s WLB is that in order to be considered a good employee (let alone be considered high performer or get promoted fast) you have to sacrifice sleep, a healthy dinner (that’s not takeout), personal time, time with your family, and overall having a balanced life. Sure if you’re out of college and hate yourself, slaving away sounds reasonable because you have never known anything else. But once you want an ounce of personal life, you really are fucked over unless you have a partner who does all the heavy lifting. Covid has made things worse and the firm seems to accept anything caused by covid as not their responsibility. I don’t even expect much at this point except: please normalize every project having protected hours (so that I don’t have to feel guilty for taking mine) and please stop texting me at 10pm and please get a life

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I feel like the “just leave” attitude sometimes misses that the low retentions can make things harder for all the teams. When the company is staffed out and people keep leaving, the load just falls more and more on those who stay

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When people say that the culture at ClearView is toxic, what CV1 said is exactly the kind of attitude they are referring to

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CV6 For the record, I’m not dismissing any of the comments here. My frustration is seeing all the comments here that seem to be different than what people are sharing internally.

I am 100% supportive of using the app to push for things, but it CANNOT be the ONLY place where that push is made.

PLs and leadership can’t fix things they aren’t told about. Just like you wouldn’t expect someone to get better at OC without any feedback as to what they could improve.

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Are people sharing different things internally? What are they saying? That they are working 60hr weeks and it’s fine, perfect amount of work? At what number of hours is it supposed to become unsustainable? I don’t want to be the only person who says working 12 hours a day is burning me out — I feel that them having this data can be ammo for not promoting individuals who are e.g., efficient but get burned out because of the efficiency

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While I agree with CV5's general sentiment (that people should seek to share their opinions outside of the app and become part of the solution building)... I don't think we should be dismissing what people are complaining about on here. Just bc leadership/PLs are working to address some parts of sustainability doesn't mean we should stop pushing for more, right? And from reading the other posts, it seems like there's still some doubt about potential neg consequences of speaking out elsewhere, which is a valid feeling and something CV needs to work harder to address/debunk.

Also speaking as a PL here, just to add a bit of diversity so people don't think all PLs think the same way

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WOW, just to clarify - are you suggesting that PLs and leadership have not been able to address WLB challenges at the firm because they “aren’t told about” them and so are unaware that they exist?

The mental gymnastics here are truly impressive!

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I agree that the references to all the situations where the team worked really hard to deliver to the client is maybe not the best message. I do think it was intended to highlight how proud and appreciative leadership is of the work the teams do. That said, it could be communicated differently.

As to the first point, the penalizing should not be happening. I recognize that this has occurred at times in the past with select PLs. With the current sustainability survey, it’s not meant to be punitive, it’s meant to be diagnostic. When I as a PL see that my team is reporting lots of hours, my reaction is to understand what I can do to help reduce those hours. Options could be getting an extension of there’s more work than was anticipated, adjusting the depth of the analysis, or providing clearer guidance of what I had previously provided was unclear. At times there may also be things related to efficiency that I can help with - e.g., is there an easier way to pull the data, is there a better resource, is there an easier approach.

At no time do I consider penalizing the team in anyway.

I know most, if not all, of my PL colleagues take the same approach, because we’ve had numerous conversations about it.

Again, you need to be your own advocate. If you’re not, then how can you expect someone else to advocate for you?

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