Day in the life of a management consultant (client version)

*following is a quick excerpt of a “typical” day as a management/strategy consultant on a project with heavy client interaction*

From a recruiting perspective, you should take away the following:

  • The days are shorter than in investment banking (12-14 hr days average, with spikes up to 16 hrs for particularly busy periods)
  • While they’re shorter, there’s no real “downtime”. In investment banking, you may go hours, even half a day of waiting for this piece of data or that review from the associate/VP. In management consulting, you’re always working – you typically have one big project and many smaller tasks running in parallel
  • Projects like the one below, you live and breathe with the client team. This means lot of meetings, lots of “production” of memos/slides/etc, an opportunity to build meaningful professional relationships and often to “manage” client teams to help you get the job done
  • You work REALLY closely with your team. Expect to check-in with your manager at least once daily if not 4 or 5 times (for internships, it’s even higher), and since 80% of the time you work in one room with the entire team, you’re always “on-call” and constantly interacting with other team members and your manager.

Now on to the day!

Background – I am on a 4-member team (manager and 3 associates). We are staffed on an operations turnaround project with a focus on personnel (read: reward the best employees, train the average ones, and develop systems to remove or improve the underperformers). Client headquarters and main operations are located in the same city, a 4 hour flight from New York.

7:30am – Hotel alarm wakes me, I automatically reach for the smartphone. The Production team has emailed me with Powerpoint slides I sent them last night. Breathe sight of relief as this means I won’t have to spend 2 hours this morning before team meeting getting my client presentation slides ready.

7:45am – as I’m getting ready, smartphone buzzes. Manager says he’ll be 15 minutes late this morning. The team usually meets in the hotel lobby to share a taxi to the client (client is particularly cost-conscious on this project). I contemplate going back to sleep, until I look at my work shirts. All are wrinkled, and v-neck sweaters are at the hotel dry cleaners. No extra sleep for me.

8:15am – shirt is ironed, laptop bag is packed. Meet team in hotel lobby and we pile into the taxi for the client. In taxi, everyone is reading the WSJ or busily scrolling through their smartphones. Manager asks collectively if we’re ready for the client meeting at 2pm, I silently nod my head in agreement.

8:45am – arrive at client headquarters. We spend most of our time in the client’s satellite office (the bulk of our project is focused there) but this, our monthly progress checkpoint, requires us to be at headquarters.

9:30am – we’ve settled into our office for the day, a nondescript conference room on the 10th floor. Everyone’s a little nervous but also excited – the CEO’s secretary has just confirmed the CEO’s attendance at today’s meeting. I do a quick scan of my emails and open the attachment from the Production team. Thankfully most looks good – there are the usual typos, missing footnotes, and weird alignment issues to fix – but could have been much worse.

10:30am – I’ve fixed all the minor issues with my part of the presentation, or “the deck”. Print out 4 copies to share with team as we aim to do a quick review at noon. I let the manager know.

10:31am – I can now focus on cleaning out my enormous inbox piled up from the last few days of focusing on this presentation. It’s littered with: emails from ex-teammates asking me questions about work I had done on past projects; surveys and questionnaires sent by firm HR, recruiting, and various other groups (and boy are there a lot of these); random forwards from friends and other analysts

12:00pm – team meeting starts. The main partner on our team is dialing-in (stuck in Toronto for a different client meeting). Minor confusion as we seem to be on the wrong dialcode. Turns out our team secretary has changed everyone to a new dialcode but partner was still using the old one. Problem fixed.

12:30pm – the two other associates have finished running team through their slides and analyses. Only one tough question from partner so far. Manager has seen our material a thousand times so no surprises from him. It’s my turn to present. I carefully run them through the slides, making sure to highlight the “so-whats”, the really interesting anecdotes from the client that reinforce my conclusions, and leave time at end for questions. There are none – partner has small nit on the source for a particular chart – I realize I left out the footnote. Dang.

1pm – team meeting ends. Partner wraps up by mentioning that the senior client had some questions recently about scope being too narrow (ie, we’re not doing enough), and has scheduled a late afternoon call with the broader team (read: more partners) to hammer out this issue post-progress review. I twitch nervously in my chair wondering if this means workload will increase.

1:30pm – we’re at team lunch, and have invited some of the client team from the satellite office. Through the last 8 weeks we’ve built strong working relationships with the 4 member client team – and through forced socializing have gotten to know them on a quasi-personal level as well. Chipotle burritos done, we head back to the office to prepare for the meeting.

2pm – client meeting starts. I’m still mentally reviewing my slides – even though I’m not leading the presentation, I know I’ll be called on if anyone has questions about the data, the methodology, etc

2:10pm – CEO enters room. Everyone’s attention is immediately focused on her. She smiles, shakes each of our hands – I briefly wonder if she’ll ask me how old I am as she shakes mine. But no – they’re too professional for that, even though it’s probably one of the first questions on her mind. Her VP (and our senior client lead) tells her that we’ve worked together very closely these last 2 months, and have a lot of interesting findings to share today. Everyone smiles nervously.

2:45pm – manager is leading CEO through one of my slides. The CEO – who to this point has largely been silent – points at a graph and says, “wow, is this really the improvement you’ve been seeing? And were the initial performance numbers consistent across all employees?” Everyone rotates their heads toward me. My time to shine. I look down to make sure I’m seeing the same thing she does, and then quickly share facts and figures that by now I’m reciting in my sleep. (“Yes, this is the improvement – 300% over priors based on pilot with 10% of the workforce; No, initial performance numbers were not consistent across all employees but 80% fell with a plus/minus 5 point range”). Manager flashes a relieved smile and our attention once again returns to the CEO. She nods in silence.

3pm – meeting over! CEO seems happy with our findings. Mentions to partner on phone (with whom she’s worked several times before) that once again, he found an excellent team, and she’d been hearing great things all along from senior client lead. CEO says she looks forward to seeing where we’ll be by project end (in 4 weeks time). Manager is beaming.

3:15pm – after politely saying farewells, our team heads to our original team room for a post-meeting debrief. Upon dialing in, partner thanks all of us and mentions the scope issue discussion call at 4pm.

4:00pm – scope issue discussion call with 3 partners and team begins. Manager spends next hour in increasing frustration as partners cannot agree on anything – how to address the scope issue, which client to address it with, what our recommendation should be. Finally, two of the partners have to drop off for another meeting. Finally, the lead partner (who we’ve been working closely with) stays behind on the call, and tells us that he’ll circle-back with the other 2 partners to try and reach consensus. He’ll circle-back with the manager to sort out the details. We return to our laptops.

5:30pm – receive large email attachment from client team. It’s new employee performance data gathered from this quarter. They wanted to share the latest with me so it can reflect in the model we’ve built. I look through the data – it’s a mess. Quarter of employees are missing from the sheet, data is improperly formatted and different attributes are combined in one cell. This is going to take hours to clean-up with a variety of Excel functions. I resolve to work on it later tonight and tomorrow.

6pm – manager packs up and suggests we go home early. It’s been a long but successful day – plus tomorrow, we have a busy schedule packed with client interviews (we’re trying to gather more qualitative insights to further reinforce the data findings).

6:15pm – we all pile into a taxi back for the hotel. Two associates are on the phone with significant others. Manager is having a catch-up call with our partner. I put on my iPod, and plan out my night – which will include the gym, room service dinner, and several hours spent cleaning and incorporating the new data in time for tomorrow.

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  • Luis R. Villegas H.

    Hello, Kevin Gao.

    There seems to be a minor mistake in the narration “Day in the life of a management consultant”:

    At 8:15 am, manager asks collectively if they are ready for the client meeting at 1 pm. But the client meeting was held at 2 pm, not 1 pm. So, either there was a change which was not mentioned in the narration or it is a little typing mistake.

    Best regards,

    Luis R. Villegas H.
    LVVL1000 (at)

  • kgao

    Luis – thanks for the catch. It’s been fixed. Also – please think of this as more “indicative” as opposed to precise. I didn’t keep logs throughout my work days so this is a recall to the best of my abilities of a “typical” (if there is such a thing) day in the life.

    Appreciate your feedback and careful read! Take care.

  • Luis R. Villegas H.

    Do not worry, Kevin. It’s an excellent job!

  • Tejas Deshmukh

    Hey Kevin,

    Good description of the day in life of a consultant.

    I enjoyed it. You have nicely highlighted all the feelings of a consultant.


  • kgao

    Thanks Tejas. I hope your life isn’t much worse than the 6-7pm + a few hours of hotel work :)

  • ahembeea

    This is one of the most useful websites I have found so far. Though I wonder why I couldn’t get here earlier, I’m still in time as I’m about to head to a graduate school soon and visiting your website is going to be a daily exercise (and a healthy one I’m sure!) until I’m done reading with all your posts. Thanks! This is just the kind of site I had been searching for all along.

  • Kevin


    I really appreciate your comment. Don’t hesitate if you have any feedback or questions about posts and topics. Cheers.

  • Jana

    I had a sense of déjà vu when I read this. It was the story of my life as a BCG associate.

  • Kevin

    Jana, I’m glad we’re hitting on the right themes! Let me know if you’d be interested in guest-posting and/or being interviewed. Hope all is well – I assume you’re no longer with BCG.

  • Usha

    Great article! Describes exactly how it is to be a consultant. I wish I found this website earlier – very useful! About two years ago I was contemplating banking vs consulting, I ended up in consulting and quite happy with my decision!

  • Kevin

    Thanks Usha – if you don’t mind my asking, where are you working today? Please stay in touch.

  • Alejandro Carranza

    I really likied the article, but I actually have a couple of questions:

    What would be the expieriece and the age of this consultant. Does he has a MBA from a top program or he is a college grad?

    Also, how do the Consulting Firms see the MBA grad or the MSc grad, especifically in Management Science and Engineering?

    Thank you for your answers!


  • Matt Kyker

    Kevin Gao,

    I’m 17 years old and am in the extensive/frustrating process of figuring out what I want to do with the rest of my life. I’m almost certain that business is the way to go for me. But I can’t really choose or get my head around exactly the career choice that would make me happy for the rest of my life.(I know I’m young and haven’t even started college or had any real experience to have a grasp on anything in the field but out of curiousity…) I can’t afford Ivy League schools for undergrad but will most likely go to The University of Tennessee(Knox.), a pretty good business school and play my cards at NYU for grad. Back on subject, what, if you don’t mind me asking, made you want to be a management consultant? Do you enjoy what you do? How is your family life? Do you recommend it to others?

  • Ted

    If someone graduates with a Bachelor’s Degree in something other than business, what are their chances of even getting an interview with top firms? What about getting the job? What is the consensus among hiring management consultants…do they want a business undergraduate or are they looking more for talents, accomplishments (athletic, academic, etc.), how you work with others and past leadership positions? If the latter is acceptable, are there specific majors that are especially impressive (ie. statistics vs. facilities management, psychology vs. english, engineering vs. business finance)?

  • Fellow Kevin,

    Great summary – I apologize for being so nitpicky (you and I would call it being great with attention to detail), but I think you should finish describing the rest of your day in detail….number of hours you worked in the hotel, when you slept, etc. etc. That way we know exactly how much free time you had, and we can each individually decide how much to distribute between sleep and personal time. It might just seem a little deceiving leaving off the day at 6:15pm….


  • Just to clarify, I guess I ask for more detail about that typical day because I work in economic consulting, and that is very similar to the typical day in economic consulting (I worked on a client site not too long ago), but I am sure that in my industry we work less hours than management consulting.

    To give a better picture about the typical life of the consultant, can you describe your week a little more? Weekend work happens quite often? Does it happen often that you can take work back to your hotel, or does it happen more often that you work until 11pm-midnight at the client site?

    Just asking b/c I definitely am considering management consulting in the future.


  • Karthikeyan


    Thanks for the intriguing insight. I am planning on to do my MBA, specializing in management consultant. Your post has increased my interest towards manag. consuting.


  • Abdi

    Hi Kevin,

    I’m an MBA student of the University of Manchester, UK. I was really passionate about being a strategic consultancy. However, recently I have found out that as a consultant, I will have a very hard life. Is it as harsh as it is said? Do you have any idea of the lives of the other specialization in MBA ?(i.e. enterpreneurs, general managers, investment bankers, energy sector, and so forth)

  • Guest

    Hahahaha, nice summary. It mirrored my life two months back. Very accurate description thanks. The funny thing, I thought this was so cool back in college. Now I’m tired of the travel.

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  • Erich1357

    I don’t want to sound lazy but… are the 12 hour days common at the analyst/junior level or are they just kind of standard in the industry?  I could see pulling these kinds of hours when I was still 23 and single, but now I’m 30 and my wife and I are considering having a family soon.  Are the 60 hour work weeks just something you have to accept about the consulting industry?

  • Confidential…

    Here is my life with one of the big 4 consulting firms…

    1. Start my day 7:30 am….read the newspaper/coffee
    2. 8:30 am leave for office – for 20 minutes on BB checking emails/other developments/phone calls….
    3. Reach office at 9am – login to phone service, check emails/respond, , look at what needs to get done today from the list made previous night, grab another cup of coffee
    4. 10 am – review with team on on-going projects ( usually leading two or three projects at the same time)
    5. 11 am – call up clients to provide them the updates on the engagement…
    6. 11:30 to 12 – do administrative tasks (expense reports, time sheets, check project costs, re-aligning time to team members, updating project timelines…
    12: check in with the director on upcoming pitches/proposals…we usually do 3 proposals a week.
    12:30 – find an approach/methodology for a pitch lets say ” market entry into hotel business”….either I work on it or assign a consultant or  a-con to help me with the proposal…
    1:00 lunch – 15 minutes , and then followed by coffee , yes 3rd cup…
    1:30 back on the desk for another project review of another on-going projects….which would last few hours…

    4:00pm – one of the client is coming in and there is a project update delivery due…review the presentation, analysis etc….get the admin folks to set-up snacks/tea etc.. also grab another cup of coffee = 4th cup

    7:00-pm – client leaves with expectation of all changes discussed to be delivered in the morning, for the next two hours work on the changes…

    9:00- pm – back to the proposal review which apparently needs to go out tonight since boss has decided to take the red eye flight to meet the potential client tomorrow morning…an hour of review.

    Between 7 and 9 , find time with the team members to get a snack from the office cafeteria…probably 15 minutes gone…

    10 pm- send the proposal out to the boss, send the presentation out to the client…
    10:15 to 10:30 – make a list of things to do for the next day and what needs to get done….
    10:30 pm – close shop and reach home at 11 pm…take a shower, eat dinner, 12 ish…
    12 am – check office emails for any last minutes messages/emergencies…
    12:30 am – off to bed…

    This is a normal day…on a average 12 hours/day and including weekends if the project deadlines are near

    Tough day is usually 16 to 18 hours day which happens at least once a week if some deliverable is due or team is trying to find solutions to client problem…

    In between all this we are suppose to call up potential leads for business as well…on-going BD work, calling up some old clients that you have done business with to see how is it going….

    There are also days/weeks when we are on the road…those get even worse – constant travel….

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  • Kristie


    I’m a first year undergraduate student and I’m really interested in becoming a management consultant. One thing that makes me hesitant, do you have any time for a family life with this career? 


  • jennyrae

    Thanks for posting – in classic consulting lingo, it depends. If you view family life as dinner at 6 every night of the week, it’s unlikely – you’ll be on the road, working late (sometimes for long stretches), and you’ll put in an occasional weekend. You might even get called in from vacation – but it won’t be every vacation. At the end of the day, it depends on the firm, your seniority (you have more choices the higher up you are) and your career trajectory.

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  • Clint

    Fresh out of college and no industry experience. Maybe industry experience should be a prerequisite before becoming a consultant

  • mcguest

    Hello Kevin,
    I have 14 yrs experience, 12 yrs in IT, 2 yrs in prod marketing. Graduated with MBA in 2011 from Kellogg. How can I break into MC with this background ? what are my typical challenges ? Also can you pls. point me to any MC firms (boutique is fine) less insistent on travel as I cannot do a 100% travel each week.
    Would appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thanks in advance!

  • jennyrae

    Thanks for commenting! Maybe we should do a comparative post on different types of consultants and their standard days…

  • jennyrae

    Absolutely. It won’t be every week, but unfortunately you won’t necessarily know which weeks and, at least for the first few years at the firm, nights and weekends could be common. A 60-hour work week is the average. While some may be 40 and some 80, you won’t have any control over that.

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  • ddfdx

    I don’t see 12-14 hours here. It’s basically a slightly extended 9 to 5. Arrive at work at 8:45, leave at 6:15.

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  • kool

    Dude do you call this life, i mean what will you do with extra dollars in your pocket when you have not time to spend the same.

  • guest

    Big 4 consulting typically doesn’t qualify for management consulting, wrong website.

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  • JB

    I have a GED (kicked out of school after a really bad, in a series of many, fist fight, grew up in a household with an abusive alcoholic parent) and started working in tech sales at 17 living on friends couches with a 12k base salary…at 25 I got my bachelors during the night(while all jobs I applied for required undergrad be completed) and had been starting to make like 50k base plus comp making around 100k selling technology hardware and services, the consulting side really interested me, so I read and LISTENED a lot, now I am 35, have a huge base working for a Mid-Tier management consulting firm with great bonuses and people around me to learn from……it’s all about seizing the opportunity and going all out…give 110%

  • Bmac

    Wrong! Yes they do. All the big 4 firms have verticals that do exactly the same type of work that the Mckinseys and Bain’s of the world do.

  • Guest_2015

    Do consultants have enough time to hit the gym a few times during the week to remain in shape?

  • CM

    Wow, it looks like you really made it through despite the obstacles. This makes it doubly impressive. How did you find the opportunity? How did you enter management consulting? Did you find someone to network and work with as your mentor? As someone from the industry how did you leverage your strengths while also minimizing your weaknesses?

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  • Jason Melo Hall

    Well they said 12 hours a day, but really you can’t count getting ready in the morning. This is a 9-6 schedule. It is a 10 hour workday (with an half an hour lunch).

  • Arie Ravestein

    You’re way too young to worry about/decide on things like this. First see if you actually like college and are any good at it. I’m 28 and am doing a PhD and am still figuring out what I want to do after (that’s how I ended up on this site).

  • HTC Phone

    yeah. my degree was CS. they don’t care bro. boy does that life sound familiar. been there done that. I’m a champ. You need to be a killer to survive in that world. the guy made a point, that life = no life. u r basically a slave to your job. on the flip side I was so jacked up by travel being sent on airplanes expensensing alcohol and steak dinners from Ruth’s Chris. the high life has its perks. those amateurs who are talking about education and have never done the job are bush league. wait till they ever get a taste of that real life, if you ever even get the chance. another part of the game is you need to stand up for yourself and give yourself downtime otherwise you will get run over stepped on and burned out and abused like an animal.

    take it from the best.
    they call me the Truth.

  • the cynical idealist

    And they are catching up. PwC just acquired Booz last year. Big 4 firms are also expanding their law firm arms.

  • Vincen Mathai


    I Plan to work in MC post my MBA. I need more help from experts such as you who can advise me on the career path that I am researching.

    I want to gain experience by working on issues faced by IT/hi-tech clients. But I need to know for which functions under IT/hi-tech industry do most such gigs happen? A rough percentage breakdown would be great. E.g. 30% of MCs work on Finance projects for IT industry, 40% work on Operations function , 20% work on marketing etc. Something along those lines. If you don’t have the info it would be great if you cn point me in the right direction that can help me learn this info.

    Also, I plan to work as SVP of Product in 20 years ? But I am not sure if doing MC work on product development and marketing at Accenture and Booz for 5-10 years would give the experience needed to jump into Product full time.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Sandy

    i think what really drives the tension is when deliverable are due

  • MB

    A bit confusing, the title explains that you work 12-14hrs, sometimes 16hrs. Then you talk about arriving at work at 8:45 and leaving at 6:15. I make that 9.5hrs!? So where are the other 2.5 – 4.5 hrs or are you including ironing your shirt?
    I’d be ecstatic to leave at 6:15 and have nothing else to do!?

  • Reaver

    All depends on a project – one client will make you hate your job, the other will make you love it. You’ll do 14hrs shifts, you’ll do slack days when nothings needs to be done – and I like it. I tried 8hrs/day office job with constant flow of work and same faces everyday – can’t stand it. But it’s just me.

  • Mike

    My write-up is long, but it can be useful for those who are trying to break into Management Consulting. If you do not like to read, skip it. =)
    Thank you guys for sharing your experience from a day of a consultant. Really enjoyed reading it! Please share more of your experience and/or similar articles in your comments below.

    Now, there are my tips of how to break into MC based on my experience.
    For those who passionately wants to break into Management Consulting I would like to give few tips that I wish somebody gave me early on in my job search process. I learned most of it in a hard way and had to accept multiple rejections before I finally heard, “Yes, we would like to make you an offer!”. I have not attended an Ivy League School, have not had relevant experience in the field, and am not even a US citizen. Could you imagine what it took to build my network from scratch, gain experience, practice business cases with partners, polish my resume and cover letter hundreds of times, and finally get an offer? It was hell! However, I learned a lot and now really understand what it takes to become a MC.

    There are the following tips I would like to share:

    1. Do not waste your and other people’s time! Decide what type of consulting you would like to do. It does not matter how young you are. FOCUS is a key! (Example: MC focusing on Cyber Security of Health Care Institutions and Hospitals). Research your niche and develop your personal “Game Plan” as I call it. It should include realistic and honest self-assessment of your personality, how good you are in mental math, your ability to solve complex business cases, your education (formal education and “really what you know” test), resources available to you, existing network, experience, areas where you lack experience, software skills, volunteer experience, and, finally, quality of your profile in the social media. It sounds obvious, but just few people really get it right. If you are one of them, you will get an offer sooner or later.

    2. Determine what knowledge, experience,and connections you do not have and fill in the gaps. It is a very little chance that you will get a job in MC soon if you are not an “Olympic Graduate” from the Top 5-10 schools of the country or do not have years of experience in Big Name Firms. It is true!!! Confirmed by Consultant Recruiters and Consultants.
    Educate yourself using Google, YouTube, YouTube Lectures from the Top Business Schools, Coursera website, Taproot website to find relevant consulting pro bono projects to work on. You also should go to thoughtfully selected conferences, gatherings, chit-chats, bars, volunteer events, clubs, and etc. Go only to events that add value to your selected MC position and/or broaden your worldview! Know exactly why you are going to the event. Have a clear objective in mind. Prepare your elevator pitch, get your business cards ready, and prepare for the event doing some prior research so that you could add value to a casual conversation. Remember! People like to talk about themselves and get something from others. Do not go to an event with an attitude that everyone in the room owes you something. Bring value and communicate that value to people. You can recommend other similar events, books, links to relevant to the conference or your conversation topic websites, personal connections, and etc. It may not be something significant, but you should demonstrate you are a team player, you respect people, and have the right attitude. Then, you will have a higher chance to get their response on your follow-ups and invitations to an informational interview.
    When you meet people, ask for their business card, follow up in the first 24 hours, and ask for an informational interview. Informational interview (II) might land you a job or at least give you more understanding of the industry, industry recruiting politics, access to resources (books, websites, people, projects, news, and etc.), and, of course, friends. IIs are invaluable!

    3. Find a mentor from the field. Tip #2 should help you with that.

    4. Use LinkedIn and make your profile look great. I got contacted on LinkedIn by one of the recruiters and now I got the job at that company. =) Now I have many connections of people from the field on LinkedIn (Even though I have never seen those people in my life, I am very interested in learning from their experiences.) that gave me advice, shared connections, and offered volunteer opportunities. Do not afraid to contact first and ask for advice.

    5. Practice! Practice! Practice!
    Practice business cases, do market sizing questions, brain teasers, and do arithmetic while riding a train back home from school or work.

    Finally, be a people person, develop emotional intelligence, and hear, “Yes, we would like to make you an offer”. It is all about people!

    Best of luck!!!

  • usus

    “several hours spent cleaning and incorporating the new data in time for tomorrow.” I highly doubt you’d leave at 6:15 lol. You’ll probably go to bed around 11PM-midnight. Travel back to the hotel+gym+shower+eat food= its now 8:30. Now work into the night till you’re done.

  • DC from DC2CA

    I read all of these posts and i just sit back with this feeling, i guess it’s the feeling

    that you get knowing that taking a risk to actually start something on your own instead of being a slave to a company with a board or management that controls everything you do while having to check in with whomever every few minutes. all the while thinking you have to be working 12-18 hour days to complete whatever project or proposal your working on only to finish just in time to begin another one. And then hoping you did everything you could do in order to get that yearly bonus earning a total of 120k?-500k (after god knows how many years) it just makes me smile.

    take a risk-think of an industry thats you can take advantage of a do it…go after every bid thats submitted, even those bids all the big companies asume theyre going to receive. go after those $4 million 2 yr projects, even if though you dont have the resouces yourself, sub it out while keeping the highest % you are able to get away with while making sure the sub is happy….and make sure that shit gets done while overseeing and making up your own hours…but for 100-200k…working nearly 3-4k hours a year…Fk that

    no matter how you justify it, that is no life to live.

  • B to the Ryzzo (o)(o)

    8hrs/day office job?? Where did you find that?? I’ve worked in Corporate America for 11yrs now and never once have I had 8hrs/day constant work flow…typically, it’s a 9hr day with sporadic work flow followed by a 7.5hr day with sporadic work flow, followed by 12hr day w/sporadic work flow, followed by a 10hr day w/sporadic workflow, ending with a 9hr day w/sporadic work flow…but yes, you’re correct it’s same faces everyday and essentially the same job everyday….turned in my resignation yesterday and start my career in MC at the end of the month…work from home when I’m not on the road is the biggest perk that there is…