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You know I realized I don’t actually want good WLB, a standard 9-5, or time to work on my hobbies. I just want to work with people I like and care about, towards a common goal. Then I won’t care about the hours I put in.

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In an industry role working 40 hours a week but with a toxic boss...really missing my best project team in consulting. The work was mindless but the team was so great.


I'm having a similar issue. Boss is well-intentioned but an extreme micromanager. I've started looking for a new job, and I will also ask boss's boss if I can shift teams.


True that...

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Thank you for the wisdom, tiny dragon partner


That’s where I am at now. I work more than 9-5 but enjoy the work and the people so I don’t really feel bothered by it.

I compare this to a previous job that was strictly 8 hrs/day M-F with no ability to access work from home during off hours and I struggled to get through the day or motivate myself to keep showing up for work.

It really is about “the content” of the work hours vs strictly WLB.


OP I hope you find something you enjoy outside of work. It’s definitely not healthy/normal to desire poor WLB & no time for hobbies.


I’m currently working about 5-10 hours a week (don’t ask how) getting paid the the equivalent of $80k, so yea I have hobbies outside of work. I’d still rather work 60 hours and do something I look forward to.



Be mindful that your partners and senior managers are working long hours towards a goal they like and that’s why juniors hate their lives because it’s not the same common goal for them but the partner seems to think it is.


This. I worked in IT industry and the people i worked with were the best. Became second family where my team actually stayed over over our managers house and the day after we went to go to a football game. We'd go to bars after work to complain about everyone in the company and how they suck and are stupid. Go out to lunch everyday, not giving a F about work. My team and manager took 3 hour "lunch breaks" with our CTO. our office, before it closed, used to have kegs on fridays. Miss it. Our hours and deadlines were long and tight though, but work hard, play hard. No questions were asked if we met our goals.


I went from 40 hours a week to 50 hours and I’m happier these days... I discovered being bored and unhappy at a job is more stressful than just being busy at a job. No real desire to go above 50 hours at any point however, that’s my limit


This is what people who don’t have an outside life say.

Do you not want time to spend with friends? Family? Your own health and relaxation?


This!! 💯


I would agree, but in the absence of this (which is often) I want WLB.


Yeah buddy. This is so true. If you’re energised about that stuff you’ll make time to work on hobbies you want to do anyway.


Work is work at the end of the day. I love the people I work with but not so much that I don’t care about the hours. There are only 24 hours in a day and I have hobbies that contribute to my overall wellbeing and creativity. The pandemic has made me realize that it’s nice to have a life during the week :)


Just out of curiosity - which firm do you work at? You sound exactly like someone I know!



y’all gonna tell em or want me to?

I'm not going to remember the work I did and all the slides I presented. I will remember moments with my family and watching my sisters grow up. Easy call.

Why is this sad? I like to see friends and family, I like exercising, hiking, reading, learning outside of work. I like going to bars and restaurants. I like going on dates. I like having a life outside of work. However, when I’m at work, I want to be around people I like and work on something that matters to all of us. I don’t want to work 100 hours or anywhere close to that. But, I’d rather work 60 hours doing something great with great people, than 10 hours doing something I hate with people I don’t respect. I also won’t remember the PowerPoints I created (that are done for a job I don’t care much about), but I will remember the impact I had and the people who were with me on that journey. There is no sadness to this in the slightest.

And whether you like it or not, work takes up the majority of our time awake. Wouldn’t you want to be happy and excited during that time? Sure I also look forward to my personal time, but I don’t want it to be the sole source of my happiness.

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Potentially a silly question, but if my recommenders submit all the essays before R1 deadline, but I don’t hit the submit button because I want to retake the GMAT, would those recommendations automatically be considered for R2?


What’s the next step for folks in biz ops roles in big tech like Google, meta etc. have heard that biz ops isn’t a terminal job and many exit to do other things - what do these exits typically look like? Are they moving into product or some other business roles - or line leadership?Google Facebook (Meta)


Hi there! Would anyone be able to refer me for an experienced associate or senior tax position at Deloitte in NYC? I’ve had about 1 year and 8 months of commercial tax experience (mainly domestic corporate tax) and am pretty involved with campus recruiting too. I’d appreciate any and all leads! Thank you everyone!


Saturday wrist check. Feeling a bit green today. I will let the Batman rest.

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Am I alone in thinking that if we are in a gated off leash dog park, and your dog isn’t properly socialized (ie bites other dogs, shows signs of fear/avoidance, does not want to be greeted by other dogs, etc), your dog should be leashed by your side and/or not at the park?


Happy Friday Fish! Please DM me if you’re looking to make a switch to BCG and want a referral.

Finally have data after the past 6 months - over half of my referrals got interviews. 20% offers. This is much higher than applying on your own.

I’m more than happy to help:
- Connect you to friends who’ve come in as experienced hires from various consulting firms (big 4, S&, ATK, etc.)
- Hop on a call to discuss resume /behavioral prep / the firm
- Share tips for the new BCG interview format


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