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Those of you who have been fired in the past, what was the reason and was it a blessing I disguise?

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Got laid off. Used that as an opportunity for a career pivot. Found my perfect role within 6 weeks. Good luck!

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Fired from most jobs I held prior to BCG - usually because I was wanting more in one way or another. Each departure was quickly met with a new opportunity and each was a step in the right direction. Am now satisfied with where I’m at and have accelerated faster than people who stayed in the roles I was relieved from

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I felt this so much.

Pretty sure i’ll be getting fired soon.

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I got fired from a decent-paying, but ultimately bad job when I was 21. I'm glad it happened, because I may not have gone back to finish my degree otherwise.

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Not fired, but close. Bad working relationship with supervisor It was terrible at the time but highly influential and I’m better for it. Lots of lessons and mitigative behaviors learned

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Know someone laid off from finance gig and started cool business. Went better for them after that. It wasn’t bad before but just better.

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Fired or laid off?

Either one.

Fired from long term employer for prioritizing long- standing personal plans over company party. Do you think that place was toxic? Total blessing. Gave me KITA i needed to get a way better job.

Laid off twice - technology startups - both were emotional and traumatic but ended up with me in a much better place - emotionally and literally - each time Got into consulting after the last one and haven’t looked back

The feel-good stories are overrepresented here. I got laid off 2x. Neither was particularly good for my career. Spent a total of almost a year unemployed, which made me miss 100k earnings, deplete my savings and maybe delay my retirement by 1-2 years, but thank God I had savings to burn! Great new jobs were hard to find, so had to settle for less interesting work experience. Non-linear path, resume gaps and jumble of work experiences make exiting consulting now more complex than ideal. Life still goes on, but a layoff that you don't expect and prevent can hurt, especially if you're job hunting in the middle of a great recession or pandemic.

Not a feel good story, bu there is something to be said about life not being over. Layoffs are not good for progression and almost will always come up in grad school interviews. But it is a ship that can be turned around. The feel-good part that I needed when I was laid off was that there is light at the end of the tunnel. As you may know being there yourself, it is very hard to see that post a layoff

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Analysts who left in their 1st year either (voluntarily or laid off) where did you end up and how long did it take you? Consulting isn't for me and I'm obviously only eligible for entry level roles

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Just been invited to a career in consulting night by Bain about 4 months after I took the tests for a referred application. Is this just fired out to everyone or is this indicative of something more?

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After watching succession it lowkey felt like it was written about the Ford family. Around the time I was watching the show I met bill ford at some event I help organize at the train station being rebuilt. Thought I was on the come up. Couple months later I was laid-off/fired ahah. Wasn’t even a mid manager was just an entry level employee lololol.

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Has anyone on H1B here been laid off and found a job within the 60 day graces period? If so, what was your strategy?

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Checking in with those who were laid off a few months ago. How are you all doing? Are you having any luck finding open positions?

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Accenture Strategy layoffs? .....👀

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Does anyone else feel like their burn-out cycle is shorter? It used to take me about 2 years of grind before I hit a burn-out phase where I needed to do some serious recuperating. It feels like I'm at 3 months now, or even less. I've already spoken to my wife about building quarterly mini-vacations into my schedule just to keep my energy up. And by burn-out, I mean you're at the point that every single ball you are juggling can drop and you get fired and almost see that as a blessing.

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What constitutes a “notice period” when terminated? Wondering if eligible for severance. Not fired for any of the “causes”. Working in at-will state.

After 5 years of good ratings I was terminated from a regional CPA firm, but my last day is next month. Am I obligated to tell a prospective employer I was fired while I am technically still employed?

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Recreational drug enthusiasts, how has lockdown affected that part of your lifestyle? Doing more, less, the same as before? Dealers still active or is stuff harder to get? Layoffs=Walter White 2.0s?

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Anyone else having crazy layoffs this week? 😞

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For those in senior positions- how are you not constantly worried about the success of your work? There’s so many things that can affect P&L that are out of your control, how do you stay calm and not feel like you’re going to get fired as soon as growth slows?

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EY started Layoff today - Guidewire folks. No projects.

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I was fired today. What do I do next? I’m a third year associate at a “boutique” firm. Although I knew my performance wasn’t good and I was on thin ice, I was never given any formal warning, so I was caught off guard when they called me and just fired me, effective immediately. I was locked out of the email and computer system before the call was over, and I’m already off the website. I was so caught off guard I hardly remember the conversation (cont)

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Was lucky to get a job shortly after being laid off. Work’s not hard but feeling burned out cause of bad process, meaningless jobs on top of the pointlessness of everything happening. How you coping?

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I have constant anxiety over being laid off or fired. To the point that I’m starting to feel paranoid, reading into everything around me. I need some tips on how to deal with this as it’s crushing me.

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Somewhat of a recent hire - how hard is it to transfer into a different practice in consulting? Will I get fired for asking?

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Fairly certain I’m getting laid off in an hour. Been through it once before. Any tips?

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Staff sent out paper AR confirms and got them back. Manager saw them and asked why their wasn't fold marks. Turns out staff forged signatures cause he didn't send them. Partner came out and fired him!

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Can somebody refer me at MBB, Accenture, EY and PwC? Victim of Deloitte layoff. Would appreciate any and all the help I can get!

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hi all- I am on h1b currently from india. unable to find visa slots in the next few months. can I bring my fiancé to USA ( she has b1/b2) visa and get married over here .?

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Guyyyyysss guyyyysss there’s a new gay at my office!!! Dont know what to do! Next hookup? Adopt him? Ask him to be my friend? Are we natural enemies? 🤪

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Clearly PwC is Gryffindor, Deloitte is Slytherin - How about EY and KPMG? I'm feeling EY is Ravenclaw, but also saw people saying colors don't match... Thoughts? Bonus: Is BDO = Muggles?

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Hi Fishes, can someone please draw some light on the maximum package being offered by KPMG Global Services for Consultant - FDD (Deal Advisory Practice). Qualification - Chartered Accountant Experience - 2Years (PQE) Current Role - Audit Senior at EY GDS Current CTC - 10.5L

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Would you leave consulting to take a corporate strategy role at F200 company in the retail industry? Currently at B4

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I’ve been interviewing and I’m running out of excuses for being out of the office randomly and without much notice. I’ve used doctor’s appointment, dentist, “personal reasons” and an emergency appliance issue. Any others people have used? I don’t have kids, so none of those will work. Had an interview scheduled for Tuesday just now.

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Client keeps inviting me to meetings but not the EM or anyone else on the team (who needs the information in the meeting). Should I keep forwarding invites to him/her or just let them address it?

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Took a freelance writing gig with a big agency, went through several rounds of work. Now, getting radio silence from the producer as they are “waiting on client feedback”. (Cont’d)

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Would you rather make $100k at MBB or $130k at KPMG as a senior consultant?

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How much had everyone saved up in their bank account by the end of their senior year? I have a lot of expenses (not married but taking care of a child) and I only have a $20,000 net worth

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Is it worth trying to move now to a firm willing to sponsor an MBA? Currently at a firm that wouldn’t, but know I want to go back to school in a few years and maybe stay in consulting post MBA

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How can college better prepare education majors for the realities of the classroom?

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Analysts who left in their 1st year either (voluntarily or laid off) where did you end up and how long did it take you? Consulting isn't for me and I'm obviously only eligible for entry level roles

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At what level does your firm start to pay out equity comp as a share of incentive comp?

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For those who live in HCOL who have purchased a home within the past year or 2....is it normal to spend 40% of your monthly net take home on mortgage/insurance/property taxes? First time home buyer here and even mediocre 2K sq ft homes in bad school districts go for $1.3mil+ here ughhhhhh

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any good companies/firms that are pretty flexible with remote work in the before times? Marketing/sales ops experience.

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