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Would you work local if given the chance? 15 minute commute, solid 9-5, chargeable for 8 straight months. Potential to be really boring, but great client and experience in the end.

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Depends what you are looking for in your consulting career / experience 1. 2 years of consulting and build a proper consulting tool kit? Answer: Don’t do project 2. 2 Years of consulting because you want to show on your resume you have consulting experience? Answer: Take the project 3. Unknown amount of time in consulting but may want to stay long term? Answer: Take the project 4. Want to make Partner? Answer: Take the project

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There's a lot of good advice here, but weigh the people you'll be working with into this. I work with great people today and would love 9 - 5 and local, but if I had to work with 200 people who couldn't keep up, my schedule and life would be impacted. I wfh and travel quite a bit and there are down sides, but when I wfh, the commute is a lot better than 5 mins and when I travel, I can focus and be productive. My recommendation is to make sure you've really considered all the aspects of the local position. You may find the pros and cons aren't so slanted towards a local job.

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Yes. I love 9-5

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You say both boring and great experience in the same sentence. Which is it and why?

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Ummm yeah. Enjoy your life for a while. Sleep in your own bed. See your neighbours. Are you this intense all the time?

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Yes. Wife and two daughters. Yes.

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For sure

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I’d theoretically stay in consulting forever if that was my project

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Don’t do it. You may have a life, see your friends, enjoy social activities. Better go for the Marriott status!

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The length of the project and huge scope of details makes you want to pull your hair out, (part of a government entity). But the sector is brand new to me and learning something new every second.

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Take local gig... become good friends with one of the guys who are traveling and have him buy you lunch so you can partake in some of the expense budget

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Yeah A1 is right. Life is t worth living unless you’re eating dinner on a hotel room bed or having “forced fun” with the same people you looked at all day. Take the job and enjoy your life. Work to live, not the other way around.

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P1 is right. 8 months! You have to face your wife and your daughters for 8 months!!!

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YES

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Ask your self..do you love your family, do you love having free time and not rushing or living out of a suitcase, do you have friends...if the answer is yes. take the gig!

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Family is terrible! And your stupid bed!

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P1 coming in with the sarcasm

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Yes. Use this time to focus on something else that isn’t work. Workout. Join a bocce ball league. Be a normal human for once

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But is it really 9-5 or fake 9-5

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Haha yea the benefits speak for themselves. I have just seen how easy it is to get sucked into the government black hole. Guys doing long term projects for years on end.

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I do govt and i do commercial. Keep a balance and it is actually a great deal.

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