Very slow day, no work, what do I do?

Analyst 1 in Consulting

As the title goes...I tried to download kindle PC but somehow I cannot install it. My group just finished a project yesterday and for today I really do not have much to do. I have asked round already, my directors, MD, managers, nothing...

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Nov 22, 2019

You quit consulting and apply for a job that actually adds value. Like M&A.

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Nov 22, 2019

lol, no MS intended.

Nov 22, 2019

On the same boat....sooooo bored....

Nov 22, 2019

decided to read the WSJ...and ponder if I should call an escort into the office to cheer myself up

Nov 22, 2019

Ahhh another case of anonymous OP but replying with their account. Smooth one dude.

On another note, reading the news, tarding around on WSO, or consuming memes is what I do in my rare downtime.

Dec 10, 2019

Peruse the Hub and by that I mean the very insightful PEHUB

Nov 22, 2019

If you feel like being productive, I like to make our existing models more streamlined/user friendly, do process write-ups for interns/new hires, or cleaning up the drives I work in.

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Nov 22, 2019

nerd

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Nov 22, 2019

I know :/

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Nov 22, 2019

Shuffle cards and learn slight of hand tricks.

Nov 22, 2019

Never tried using Kindle PC. However, my local library has a bunch of e-books that can be read online - it's actually pretty smooth - runs on Overdrive.com. I read relevant books from time to time when things are slow.

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Nov 22, 2019

Are you not allowed to go home early? Or at least go out for lunch or something?

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Nov 22, 2019

Not sure if I can go home early...I will try to ask my MD. He's a very nice person.
The thing is my Director and my MD are all on phone calls with clients, chasing some deals, but I'm 99.99% sure I will have nothing to do today.

Nov 22, 2019

should have worked from home

let this be a lesson

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Nov 22, 2019

I'm a new hire so I'm not sure if I can ask to wfh. The only time I did that was my manager told me to.

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Nov 22, 2019

you only get the freedoms that you ask for in this industry

maybe give it a few months to build trust but it's rare you'll get this kind of thing out of the blue

at this point in my career i wfh every day that i'm not traveling

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Nov 24, 2019

No offense but if you can't find something useful to participate in, I'd worry.

Nov 22, 2019

okay got something from my MD...glad it's not "I would like this to be done by tonight"...

Nov 22, 2019

The day is still young my friend..

Nov 23, 2019

Work ahead if you can

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Nov 23, 2019

Well when I was in consulting, I was equally bored with work / without work - quit and do something more intellectual / meaningful like finance mate

Nov 26, 2019

Ah yes, finance otherwise known as big brain time

Superior returns guaranteed

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  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Dec 15, 2019

It really is mate. Even before comparing with the BS you make up in consulting lol

Nov 24, 2019
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Nov 27, 2019