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The moment you realize your project lead has no clue what they are doing/saying.

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What are some standard things in RFPs you laugh at? For example the thumbnails of blurry excel or ppts for example deliverables. What’s the client like... oh yay I get a ppt!

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Today I've worked in the hotel, the car parking lot, the client site, airport gate, airplane, uber, and my home dinner table. It 'twas fly day.

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What was the biggest dumpster fire of a project you’ve been staffed on? What made it so wildly unsuccessful and what could have remedied it? Did it ever get fixed and did the fire get put out?

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🐟 with visible tattoos: Do you make an attempt to hide them at the client site? Thinking a forearm tattoo (nothing vulgar/NSFW) and trying to understand my options for polo/rolled sleeves

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Our project is getting an intern today and I will be in charge of managing him. Any advise?

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Got a client solutions role at Facebook but also a strategy & product analytics opp at NYT. If strategy & product is end goal, is NYT a better choice? Scared to give up FAANG

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Why do senior level account and sales people pile on to client meetings and pitches when they only emcee the meeting or even worse don’t say anything. It’s ok if it’s just one key relationship lead, but there’s like 5 of them every meeting. I thought participation points were for millennials but I guess older folks are now going after them too?

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Working for a client where the Buyer has a HUGE sense of urgency and the Director who is my SME and coordinator seems to think time is endless spent 4 weeks explaining the benefits and why we need a

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Has anyone managed to swing remote work and traveling abroad? My project would support remote work, but not sure how traveling internationally while doing so would be received.

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MRW I’m rolling off a shitty project

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EY 🐠 I have been told that my service line wants to put me on a project where I’ll need to be onsite for a few months. This is my first engagement at EY where I need to travel to the client site...

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Project problems.....everyday

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How long should you last with a client who clearly is sexist against your kind?

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Because of course the client read an article on the internet so now we have to explain how that article isn't completely correct.

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How do you know when you’re burned out? I’m not busy at work, I get paid good money, but the thought of working on any project makes me feel dread. I don’t mind coming to work, but I don’t (cont.)

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Working with a team where the client asked them for a full RFP response with a full solution baked in with only 1.5 week turnaround. How is this possible or even professional? Any similar stories?

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Tips for an international-traveling project?

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Can anyone speak to Bain’s DC office culture and project mix?

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Laptop Brief Want to get a new laptop bag. Preferably messenger. Leather. Not too small not too big. Any recommendations? The essentials I carry are. Client Macbook Pro. ACN Surface Pro. Cont...

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If you freelance/were looking to freelance: 1. What is your job title? 2. What is your hourly rate?

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How can I be a role model for my bright eyed staff when I myself am burned out, unmotivated, and generally miserable in this role? Hard not to let show the emotional toll the stress has taken on me.

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I'm tired of virtual happy hour, team building, etc I didn't like small talk in person and I certainly don't like it online lol I just want to do my job and then turn my computer off ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Currently designing a new online portfolio, but actively applying for jobs. Is it strange to put something in a banner at the top my current site to stay tuned a new portfolio is coming soon?

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CBS or Haas post-mba goal is MBB/Healthcare

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I just started as a first year associate two months ago. If layoffs happen, am I going to be the first one out?

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Please explain the difference between wanting or feeling entitled to a promotion and actually deserving one. There's no such thing as a ribbon for participation in the real world.

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I’m getting into consulting but have no idea what a reasonable hourly rate would be for creative ops. Any suggestions?? I have 6+ yrs experience with Fortune 500 companies, working on the brand side and at an agency.

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Had a stop loss of Zoom at $415 which got executed early morning but stock opened at $440 or something ? Any idea what would have happened? I use vanguard and new to trading.

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I just became manager to 2 people on my team. But no promotion, title change, or salary bump. They said I need to prove myself and it will be factored in during annual reviews. Is that typical or BS?

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I had a panic attack yesterday because I heard more layoffs at work. Past 3 were women laid off in a company with already few of us and I was convinced I am next. They sponsor me so I may have to leave the country... feeling so low. Don’t know where to go next.

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Really considering calling in sick today and working from home. That's how badly I want more sleep.

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Need help.A really close friend got laid off In a Smaller consulting firm .he is on opt right now so more urgent to find a job quickly .his immediate function is project management .could anyone refer

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I am tired of all this EO talk. Can we go back in time when the FB posts were complaining about flights, hotels, dates, what bag pack to buy, salary questions, savings $$ at 28, etc.

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ACN 🐠: Anyone else catch that bulletin in the portal about closing the gender pay gap initiative? I'm all for it yet where is the mention about closing all of the gaps ... (continued)

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I have an engineering degree/technical background but due to some reorg changes I’ve been aligned with marketing. Is this something that’s inconsistent with my skill set? Or is the role of marketing..

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Client has checked out and dropped all execution on us. We can handle this. What we can't handle is the extra scope that arose yesterday and is due by eoy. How do I get my sm to understand this?

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Could people share some “I got laid off and it turned out to be great” stories? Granted I’m sure none of those stories involve being laid off in a global pandemic like I just was.

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