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What's your "I'm a consulting stereotype" moment?

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+ Making pages for everyday life
+ Never checking luggage, even on leisurely travel
+ Joining early AM calls before even getting out of bed
+ Asking, "what's the 'so what?'" when someone is getting long-winded
+ Speaking about things in terms of "impact" despite not doing anything truly impactful

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When the large custom builder we used to build our home was impressed that I had taken their upgrade and cost options handouts and automated it all in Excel and could come up with the new cost of the home as we discussed changes before they could. They said you basically put our computer system into excel.

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Dragging my Tumi aggressively to the gate

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I don't have bandwidth to answer this right now.

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Spending an extra $250 on a personal international flight because it's with my airline

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I have so many badges from different client buildings I feel like James Bond

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Obsessively checking miles and points

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Can only take phone calls with headphones in

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Disliking people who take too long to get through security.

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When you edit and format spreadsheets your fam/friends make to plan trips, split bills, etc.

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I like to use the word "delta"

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When my SO and I worked remotely together for a week. He's in tech and that week he rebuilt and entire software platform that had stalled. I made a deck. And edited it. And edited it. The whole week.

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I use my Deloitte conference ID to have conference calls with family in multiple counties. And ask "who just joined?"

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Found myself mentally assessing the operational efficiency of the hospital emergency department. While being attended to as a patient.

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‘Leverage’

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“friends with benefits” in multiple zip codes

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When you are sitting next to your senator on a flight home.

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Found myself trying to optimize the TSA process while in line

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When person on plane asks what you do and you say you're a consultant. And then they ask what do you consult? And you don't know how to respond in a way that would make any sense to the person asking

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Knowing the hotel lounge food rotation

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Assigning action items and asking for ETAs to my family while planning my sister's wedding

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Getting ready to move to Dallas and looking at different neighborhoods? Any recommendations?

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What are the career levels at BAH? And how do they align with big 4 levels?

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Any PWC partners/directors here that can advise on Advisory bonus pool funding for this year? The fact that nothing has come out yet is worrisome.

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Anyone know the approximate range of compensation for BCG PLs that exit to Corporate roles in the F1000 or so companies? Is 300k realistic?

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Anyone buying BCC? Bloody it shooted up to 700.

Anyone make the jump from social Marketing to HR?

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Not even applying to an awesome job I'm a perfect fit for because it's a 50% pay cut #consultingruinedme #fml

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Day One (NYC)?

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I found one in the wild!!

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Are there any apps you use to do a quick 15 minute daily exercise to your routine? Izvestia got to get healthy😞

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Anyone willing to do a quick case interview call with me? Interview early next week and just found out.

I owe taxes for the first time this year - about $500 on for federal return (getting 600 back state) My exemptions are the same as ever previous year when I’ve gotten $2k+ back. How does this happen?

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Currently making 90k. Have an opportunity at a boutique consulting firm for level up and 160k but being hired for a single client team. On a work visa so concerned about potential downturns. Thoughts?

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Just got an offer (NYC mid size firm, VP level) but concerned I undersold my salary requirements. Two questions: 1) What’s the range for VP in NYC? 2) Can I negotiate for more $ If I essentially lowballed myself?

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If my PERM is being filed in Chicago, can I move to SF for WFH with a visa amendment but still have my GC filed in Chicago ? Do I still have to maintain an address in Chicago because my PERM is being filed in Chicago? Grateful for any insights

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Anyone considered moving to Riyadh after the Covid situation?

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Want to put me and my wife’s 2020 cash bonus into mutual fund, any recommendations? 80k in total, less risky is better since I have separate stock portfolio.

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