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Old 03-23-23, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Everybody who does always asks whey they didn't do it sooner.

I don't mind working long hours if they are billable. I work about the first 200 billable hours each year to cover the overhead. Everything over that goes into my pocket. My "salary" is not set except for accounting purposes, so I'm happy to sell as much of my time as I can.
We donít really have a ďproductĒ yet. We could consult to the tune of 250-300 an hour based on current and prior roles, but we have to build a customer base etc.

We make a great pair though, sheís stronger on strategy and Iím stronger in identifying tech, resources and building things.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
My daughter spent a couple years at Deloitte. Saw it coming, and jumped to a tech company to work in-house. Makes significantly more and is much happier.
My sister is a Deloitte alum too. Senior Manager on the audit side before getting fed up and going into industry, then setting up her own shop.

I will say there are few training grounds than the Big 4/Next 4.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
We donít really have a ďproductĒ yet. We could consult to the tune of 250-300 an hour based on current and prior roles, but we have to build a customer base etc.

We make a great pair though, sheís stronger on strategy and Iím stronger in identifying tech, resources and building things.
It's hard to judge that time. You'll never think you have enough in the bank (money or customers) to make the jump.

When I jumped ship and first formed my own firm, I was afraid I would starve in year one. Didn't and actually did quite well. But, there is the fear every year that this one will not be as good as the last. You just keep plugging along and never give up.

The nice thing is that people generally want you to succeed, and will refer business you've never thought about just because nobody likes to see anyone fail.
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Originally Posted by thin_concrete
My sister is a Deloitte alum too. Senior Manager on the audit side before getting fed up and going into industry, then setting up her own shop.

I will say there are few training grounds than the Big 4/Next 4.
Daughter was audit side as well, and was moving up. First in Dallas, then moved to Austin. Once she got to Austin and the headhunters heard about her, they came knocking on her door. She had multiple offers to leave Deloitte.

She's now with Big Commerce on the revenue side.

A friend of mine is with Deloitte on the advisory side, and made partner a year or two ago. Before doing so, he was traveling to Europe as much as 200 days per year, while he had a wife and young twins at home. Covid gave him some respite from the travel, but he's back at it. Seems it just never gets better. He makes a bunch, has a really nice big house on acreage, and everything else he wants, but his marriage has seen some strain and he's never really around to enjoy his family as much as he would like.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
The golden age of television started when The Sopranos demonstrated that audiences would accept a show that didn't have to reset to the same status quo every episode and target the lowest common denominator. There were a few exceptions (The Twilight Zone was excellent, for example), but there was nothing on par with, for example, The Good Place. Or Breaking Bad. Television improved dramatically in the past two decades.
Incorrect. This was the golden age of television.

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My television consumption is generally limited to live sports. Baseball, college football and a smattering of Hockey and NASCAR. We will occasionally stream an old TV show or movie on one of the platforms.

I couldn't tell you what shows are on what nights or even name more than a couple. Yet, despite my health issues I live a very fulfilling life. I'll always have my 70's music that velo vol doesn't appreciate.
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
My television consumption is generally limited to live sports. Baseball, college football and a smattering of Hockey and NASCAR. We will occasionally stream an old TV show or movie on one of the platforms.

I couldn't tell you what shows are on what nights or even name more than a couple. Yet, despite my health issues I live a very fulfilling life. I'll always have my 70's music that velo vol doesn't appreciate.
I start a YouTube TV subscription every year in August and kill it around now. I keep it for basketball (college) and football mostly.
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Since when is a bear "friend shaped"?

They look nothing like dogs.
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EricF are you close to Santa Ana?
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Just priced going 1x on the 5200.

If I went Apex it would be about 300
If I went rival it would be about 450


How bad is Apex?
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
EricF are you close to Santa Ana?
Can I help? We are about 45 miles from there.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Are you an attorney?

Every in-house attorney I've ever known has been much happier than the big law counterparts. Salaries are lower, but with the stock they usually make it up. Sometimes by a lot.

I've been solo for almost 10 years, and have not missed the firm life at all. I still have some periods of long hours, but the rewards are worth it. The flexibility and lack of BS is even more worth it.
no, i'm an architect, a principal in the architecture equivalent of "big law." some similarities in the structure. i spend a lot of time with land use attorneys and my best friend, brother, and many other family members are attorneys, mostly labor defense or in-house labor.
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Originally Posted by big john
Can I help? We are about 45 miles from there.

Ouch. Iíll be there tomorrow. I knew you were farther away, I never really knew where Eric was.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Ouch. Iíll be there tomorrow. I knew you were farther away, I never really knew where Eric was.
I think he lives about 20 miles from me but we've never met in person. It's probably a similar distance in driving to Santa Ana from our respective homes.
It's supposed to stop raining here by tomorrow. It's raining today again.
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Originally Posted by big john
I think he lives about 20 miles from me but we've never met in person. It's probably a similar distance in driving to Santa Ana from our respective homes.
It's supposed to stop raining here by tomorrow. It's raining today again.


I get in around noon. Part of me wants to get outside and see stuff, but I know be exhausted. So will prolly just hole up in my room.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I get in around noon. Part of me wants to get outside and see stuff, but I know be exhausted. So will prolly just hole up in my room.
John Wayne airport? I've never been there but my parents lived in that area from 72-94 or so.
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John Wayne airport? I've never been there but my parents lived in that area from 72-94 or so.

Yup, and I think we stay pretty close to the airport. Iím not sure.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
EricF are you close to Santa Ana?
I'm not far from Big John. Without traffic, it's about 45 minutes for me, too. At the wrong time of day, it can be double that. Flying in to SNA? I was closer when I was on vacation last week.
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I'm not far from Big John. Without traffic, it's about 45 minutes for me, too. At the wrong time of day, it can be double that. Flying in to SNA? I was closer when I was on vacation last week.

Yup. No worries. First time there. Iím usually in beautiful, always tropical Fresno.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Since when is a bear "friend shaped"?

They look nothing like dogs.
Fat dogs.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
Yup. No worries. First time there. Iím usually in beautiful, always tropical Fresno.
I'm not a fan of Fresno. Any part of it.
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I'm not a fan of Fresno. Any part of it.

I donít leave the hotel.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I get in around noon. Part of me wants to get outside and see stuff, but I know be exhausted. So will prolly just hole up in my room.
Reminds me of a time when my old boss was doing a lot of travel for business - he and the CEO were out beating the bushes for investors. I said, 'It must be nice to be go to all these different countries' and he said, 'Every hotel near the airport in every major city in the world is the same.'
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I donít leave the hotel.
That's probably best.
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