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Why do we have to go to the client site every week? Can’t we just work from home and go maybe every other week? Meetings can be held on the phone, we can share our screen on Google Hangouts, etc.

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We’ll save time, carbon emissions, and travel expenses for the client, too.

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I’ve done strategy projects which are remote other than the read outs. Clients are more open to it than you might think.

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I think/can see more pure strategy projects are more flexible to remote weeks vs implementation work requiring more FaceTime

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Consulting is at least as much client services as it is technical. Being in person gives peace of mind and comfort to the client, also certain things are done more effectively in person, other times it is pure optics

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EY1, yes, and I question their life purpose every day

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Because a lot of our clients started working before the invention of the internet and they’ve not updated their thinking.

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I’ve been remote for 4 months and it is miserable. 4+ hours on the phone everyday with more “sorry you cut out can you say that again” than I thought I’d hear in a lifetime. Client I’m working with has to be reminded via pings how to join a zoom meeting weekly. Oh, and I have to cook for myself while being a prisoner in my own home, tied to my laptop 12 hours a day. Pls help

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That’s a lot of water and electricity 😂 jun run an infinite loop in python or java.

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I read this imagining D+ standing at bedroom door while SC whines about not wanting to get out of bed.

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Most F500 clients I’ve worked for have their own remote teams and it’s more of a bother for them to find a place for us all to sit than the benefit of looking at a bunch of shiny analyst faces all day. Nothing like flying across the country to have the client ask you to work remotely from the hotel because they can’t find desk space. I had one client put us in a Wework for the engagement (which was actually pretty awesome).

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Totally depends on the engagement and the client. I work in deals, and being onsite a few days a week, alongside our deals PMO and the buyer/seller teams sometimes is way more effective and also crucial for relationship building (especially if you’re on the buy side of a carve out and trying to get additional post-close work from the target). That said, there should be a balanced approach, staggering team members (some m-w, others tues-thurs) and then adjusting as the relationship builds and the project goes on. It’s not black and white, for sure. Start low with your asks (maybe go home weds night instead of Thursday). But don’t be afraid to bring up to your team.

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Travel project in Hartford, CT for 3 months, yes or nah? Are there fun things to do there?

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Embarking on the nomad life...any advice? I moved out of my apartment. I’ll be in my project city during the week and exploring different cities every weekend

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how do I get myself out of this project (without burning bridges) that keeps extending and extending me? any way I can roll off before my roll off date? *note: this is my 14th month

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Travel question: I'm starting a project that's 45 miles away (3.5 hr commute) but they are providing hotel..can I assume I also get meals?

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Just started a new project and am on an all-female team!! So pumped

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Every time the client sends an email to our team addressing me the senior on my team reply all even though it was addressed to me. Think its annoying and don’t know how to address this

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That awkward moment when you are upgraded while your client is back in economy! :/

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Just got an offer but on a project long term with ppl I like and don't want to leave stranded but I gotta do me also got screwed during CRT so part of me is like f it but really want to broker this

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Does anyone have tips to explaining the amount invoiced to a client when they are surprised at the number? I itemized time spent on each day of the project but not specific activities. Should I?

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Any agencies enforcing a work from home policy yet?

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Welcome introverts! Bowl leader here. Hope most of you are about to enjoy a week of peaceful WFH. While here, let me know what you hope to get from this group & what you want to see more of. ⬇️

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Is anyone here on H1B working remotely from a state that’s not where their home office is located?When you filed an LCA to WFH from a different state was it easily approved?

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Freelance senior writer in Toronto. Open to remote work. Hit me up and I’ll send my book. Cheers.

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Is client letter absolutely mandatory for H1B stamping? I have the MSA and Sow for my current client project but the client does not hand out these letters.

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What do people do while on bench? As a newer Associate I feel like my odds of getting on a project any time soon are slim.

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Became friends with the client which is great.....but killing my productivity since she just wants to talk about family and non work stuff literally half of the working day 🙆🏼

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Can anyone offer advice/direction on seeking out a mentor? I am having a lot of issues with my team and client. I feel like I have no one to talk to (don't trust HR) and really just need some advice/guidance.

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About to be a Partner here. Any advice on how do you great people go about building new business? Where and how do you start if you don’t have a running client?

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Have any firms given timelines for how long work from home will be in place?

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Thoughts on a first year audit manager in the Southern California market making $96k? Seems like that’s really low but hope some mid-tier folks can chime in. bonus points if anyone’s at crowe 🙂

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Can we reimburse certifications fee? If yes, what’s the process.

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Anyone else get really sick of the suck ups/brown nosers?? Like cut the crap everyone can see right through it

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Pregnancy hormones are real. I haven’t cried in front of my team yet but everywhere else...including now in front of an officer at the US Mexico border. Nothing immigration related is even wrong!

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Recs on what to do in Denver/Colorado Springs for a girls trip in late April? Things to see/do, restaurants/bars/breweries? Hotel recommendations (Bonvoy properties so we can use points)?

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Any ideas on pay scales at Uber ? Interviewing for an operations role with 10 years of big 4 experience

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Layoffs at IBM?

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Europe/UK fishes: am tired of US immigration and actively considering a move to Europe or UK. I work in the banking industry in the data space and with bonus make about just north of 200k a year. Was searching random jobs in LinkedIn and not knowing anything about European salaries thought would ask here (cont'd inside)

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ADVICE NEEDED: Got the leadership invite for lay-off convo with HR. (Wished they did not do it on a Sunday) Status: H1B QNS : -What are some things I should know before going into the convo with leadership? -What should my immediate next steps be as a visa holder and what are some things I should be aware of and should start thinking about ? Any advice is appreciated. Still can’t believe it and trying to process it all... Thanks all.

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Any suggestions on a standing desk and a comfortable chair? Paying from my own pocket, not expensed by employer :)

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I work in commercial litigation. Is it just me or are interrogatories a complete waste of time? One side asks vague ridicules questions that are impossible to answer and the responding party gives....

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Finally hit SPG platinum 🙌🏼🎊🎉🎊 what did ya'll choose for your gift?

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DFW, I understand you got plenty of open land, but did you really need to build the rental car center far off in another time zone?

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Had an interview at an in-house shop (Chicago) and the hiring manager insisted I provide my current salary. HM even went as far as saying I would not get an offer without it. Anyone experience this?

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"Precheck" line at terminal B in PHL...what a joke...

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For the younger generation of folks who wanted to jump into consulting for travel opportunities and to physically interact with clients, this job may not be as appealing to them anymore

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Anyone at Amazon who can tell me the difference between principal, Sr tech PM and Sr PM? What should I aim for w 2.5 yrs at McK Digital, started at post MBA equiv and promoted at 1.5 mark?

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Anyone heard back from the H1B lottery?

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Frank admissions of the day... Things I do not miss: Going to the office. Seeing coworkers. Getting dressed up in uncomfortable gear. Doing stupid team activities after work. 💐 Gifts of Covid era!!

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Those who took on debt to get an MBA to join mbb, was it worth it? Career fulfillment-wise? Financially? Life-wise (assuming you’re older and have to juggle more responsibilities)?

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