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What is the most ‘chill’ and least stressful line of service in consulting? Or is it mainly just project dependent? I was on one project for 6 months, boring as all hell but I only worked 30 hours a week.

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Project dependent.

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Project - one client had 60 hours/week and other had 15 hours/week

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Honestly, the repetitive ones. There’s only so many ways to implement Oracle finance. There are some idiosyncrasies per client, but if chill is what you are looking for, repetitive projects in the same area is it. But, it sounds like you’re looking for chill and repetitive but not boring, and that’s waaay harder. New product development?

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I think the coolest consulting engagements are long term ones with old established clients. There's plenty of time, no pressure and the clients are well acquainted with the firm so all's honky dory. I have found the short term engagements very stressful. You need to build a reputation with the client, find a solution to the problem, and do all the jargon and documentation work blah blah all at the same time. I think what makes life stressful for us is the shorter project timelines which are generally driven due to the higher billing rates

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