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Unpopular opinion for an SM: I enjoy the strategic, problem solving (whatever that may be: decks, implementation, etc) & team building parts of consulting but I absolutely hate the meetings & client-facing side. I just want to be the SME fixing stuff and don't want to deal with anything else.

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Go Principal instead?

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I felt the same way. Way happier at C1

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You have a brother, here. My feelings exactly.

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Be an in-house strategy person and your problem is mostly solved

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I feel this way exactly.

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Why not treat the meetings and client facing side as a problem solving exercise? P.s. This is way more popular than unpopular of an opinion... It's basically the consensus on fb

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I do but back to back meetings all day, all week, for months on end just get exhausting and are a terrible waste of time. My bs meter runs out after 3 hours/day so it's always an uphill battle

Can we job share? I only like the meetings and client interactions. I also like the team building, so we could split that…

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Yes but by skills, not introversion/extroversion

@D1: since we're splitting, can you guys do all the work and I'll hang around and post on FB all day?

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I like how you think!

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