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post #271 of 502
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If only. In my experience with consultants of several firms and practice areas, the phenomenon of ugly square-toed shoes has been surprisingly prominent.
Sadly my experience as well. We simply have to stop this evil disease once and for all. Use the National Guard if necessary to patrol low end retail operations.
post #272 of 502
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Sadly my experience as well.

We simply have to stop this evil disease once and for all. Use the National Guard if necessary to patrol low end retail operations.

i see square toes everywhere. forget the national guard, might need to do an extermination..
post #273 of 502
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i see square toes everywhere. forget the national guard, might need to do an extermination..

Whatever it takes!
post #274 of 502
Hi there

Does anybody have experience working with/in Accenture or Deloitte's Human Capital practice (especially in Toronto)? I'm currently an HR consultant for a major FI considering a move into the agency world but I wasn't sure how the work would actually look like and how the cultures were.
post #275 of 502
any tips on how to excel as an entry level consultant? i'll be starting in about 2 weeks. some major DOs and DONTs during your first few weeks/months would be awesome. thanks!
post #276 of 502
don't get drunk at happy hour
post #277 of 502
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don't get drunk at happy hour

at all times? or only when someone senior is present as well?
post #278 of 502
at all times is safe. people talk. it depends on how you act when drunk. i think one of the best things that i've done so far is to keep a brag folder (i think i read this on bnet). where i keep all the stuff that i've been praised on so far. it helps for i'm the type of person who doens't like to eat lunch alone... i always eat with people at work. sometimes i'll ask if there's any areas i need to improve on.
post #279 of 502
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at all times is safe. people talk. it depends on how you act when drunk.

i think one of the best things that i've done so far is to keep a brag folder (i think i read this on bnet). where i keep all the stuff that i've been praised on so far. it helps for

i'm the type of person who doens't like to eat lunch alone... i always eat with people at work. sometimes i'll ask if there's any areas i need to improve on.

what happens when your co-workers become your close friends? most of the younger guys i spoke to said that they hang out together after work and party.
post #280 of 502
I have some friends that work for one of the MBB and they spend the weekends doing coke together. I can't say if this is normal lol.
post #281 of 502
lol! were they friends before joining MBB, or became friends after meeting at MBB?
post #282 of 502
Keep friends and colleagues separate.

I like my colleagues, but I can't let myself get too close personally. You never know when someone will end up being your boss or when you'll end up being someone else's boss. When that happens, IMO it adds extra complication that you don't need.

To be clear, I am friendly, and I really like my boss, my colleagues, and my staff. For my staff, I'm not your buddy, I'm your boss. My boss and I have the same relationship, and it works quite well.
post #283 of 502
Though I did so in my first gig out of school (and I'm still friends with many of them) I prefer not to party with those I work directly with. And these days those from the office I party with are in different departments with little professional interaction. I've probably had a beer with my direct co-workers maybe 3 times in the past 2.5 years.
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what happens when your co-workers become your close friends? most of the younger guys i spoke to said that they hang out together after work and party.

just because you hang out together after work and party doesn't mean that you're friends. i play golf with my boss(es) around twice a month and we have dinner quite often. doesn't mean we're friends.

be fun but don't get attached

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Keep friends and colleagues separate.

I like my colleagues, but I can't let myself get too close personally. You never know when someone will end up being your boss or when you'll end up being someone else's boss. When that happens, IMO it adds extra complication that you don't need.

To be clear, I am friendly, and I really like my boss, my colleagues, and my staff. For my staff, I'm not your buddy, I'm your boss. My boss and I have the same relationship, and it works quite well.

this.
post #285 of 502
kk gotcha. what else should i be aware of, as i make my transition into real-life?
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