I thought I'd come out and ask the general public for their experiences in the Consulting industry to gain insight as to what is the "norm," if any, for a Friday when working remotely. I'm currently working for one of the Big 4 Consulting groups, and have been on my project for a few months now. We've had a busy times (though the hours still weren't too bad), working 14 hour days plus one of the weekend days.
But when shit isnt hitting the fan, my Fridays are really laid back, extremely so that I'm a tad concerned, to the point where I question is this normal? or do I have it that lucky? On Fridays, I do on average about 2 hrs max of client work. The most I've ever spent on client work was around 5hrs, and that was due to a client call lasting 3 hours. Very rarely do I even need to do the 2 hours of client work on a Friday. Last week, I managed to do only around 30 minutes of work the entire day and started my weekend at 11am (basically a 3 day weekend)
I realized that this was an issue, and began reaching out to my friends who are also first years at other consulting firms, and many have voiced the same type of productivity (average roughly around 2-3 hrs of actual work). I'm starting to question whether this is typical for a Friday? or if I should cherish the moments I have left on this project if it only goes downhill form here.
Love to get perspectives from people from other firms. My assumption going in was that working remote would be laid back, but you'd still have a shit ton of stuff to do, its just the fact that you get to do it form home.