Who’s still at big 4? And why are you still there miserable? Lmao please leave

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Must be nice to have unlimited exit options, even in a pandemic

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Where is the joke?

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Trying my best to leave everyday. If B4 experience was valuable enough in the marketplace to get quality exit opps, I wouldn’t be trying to leave.

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Only places worse than B4 like B4 experience

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Meh my life at pdubs is decent

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