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You can you theoretically turn down a promotion? Can you imagine what being a 40 year old associate w/ 18 years of experience would be like??

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Thad the company's way of trying to push people out.. Some just don't get the message, like when Milton gets moved to the basement (insert stapler emoji)


Hahah u eventually just stop getting raises


It's odd. Eventually there will be an intervention.

I know a couple.

In the specialist track at Deloitte you can stay at your level indefinitely. Eventually you will hit the top of the salary band though

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