Shoutout to everyone whose project is ending and their next project has backed out/delayed indefinitely 🙄

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Started at a new firm 3 months ago, first two months was swamped staffed on a huge deal, (my only file) did my hours everything good. July: deal was supposed to close did not due to regulatory stuff but my work stream is done and over and am now really really slow, asked for work to people I had worked with to help them close - nothing, staffed on a new deal , client on vacation so everything is on stand by. I’m freaking out don’t know how to reach to partners/senior associates (ctd in comments)

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Imagine, instead of Meet the Parents, a movie called Meet the Partners where an analyst anxiously waits in an introductory zoom call with the project partner only to receive a “pls reschedule” an hour later. What’s your best consulting spin-off of a movie?

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Looking at my project assignments like...

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My face when someone asks me what kind of project work I like to do.

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Just sent a kiss message to my project lead by mistake.. ready to die now 😃

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Also, how many times do you receive an “urgent request” before the client goes on vacation? Here’s this important stuff I need done, but won’t be around to answer questions until 2 days before due.

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Anyone here had a stomach parasite recently? What were the symptoms and how did you treat it? I think I might have picked one up later week in Nicaragua at client site.

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You’re given a brief for an OOO campaign. Could be cool. How many days are you given before you have to show concepts to the ECD? And to the client? Curious about time expectations at different places.

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I hate the cultural norm that makes drinking and eating rich food almost mandatory for client entertainment and/or team bonding on travel jobs. Any tips on how to stay fit and stick to a healthy diet?

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Dont know why there is a need for me to go to the client's site as a staff I if all the work im doing here can be done back at the office- such a waste of my time...i seriously dont know why i'm here

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Would you rather travel every week or have a 90 minute commute to a local client client without any per diem or travel points???

17 years in 850 in production 12 years to go. Never lost a client in a cfp conversation. I make educating myself a priority. Any reason whatsoever I should put myself through the cfp process?

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Colleague of mine got her rating yesterday- I'm positive she's going to quit and screw us over on this project because she is feeling some sort of way about the firm. Can't blame her but thanks mgt :/

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What digital/cloud based project management tools are you using?

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My project is remote for a couple of weeks thinking of working from Spain where family is instead of working from home. I don't want to transfer though. Anyone been there done that?

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A question for the associates: How should I talk to a new associate on my team (4 mos.) about critical issues including 1) spending too much time on a single project; 2) not meeting expectations in terms of number of billable hours; 3) botching easy procedural issues? This person has significant skills and writes very well. But their work is consistently turned in at the last minute, they have to be corrected on procedures regularly, and they never come talk to me without an invitation.

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Currently dealing with a medical problem and needing to go to the dr’s once or twice weekly. Unfortunately not always able to get convenient time appointments. What’s the best way to navigate with project leadership?

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Anyone else currently dealing with the fact that their job/project is exacerbating the deterioration of their mental health?

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Have a waste of space direct report. Have been optimistic about training up until I stumbled upon him writing a paper about the project. Shady or nah?

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If I quit and my firm asks me to turn in my laptop immediately (not currently on client) but they still pay out my two weeks (I know they will), can I start my new job early? Within those two weeks?

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Having my 1st baby and trying to figure out invites for the baby shower and could use input. My SIL /MIL won’t host a family shower for me. My mom thinks it’s tacky for her to host anything. My friend is hosting a shower & told me to invite anyone I want. I’d like to invite family on both sides. I don’t want my friend to be stuck with the bill, so my hubby said he’d pay for it; my mom freaked out and said it’s like I’m hosting one for myself. She wants to not invite any family now. Thoughts?

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