Dating a traveling consultant
I'm not saying that's what happened here, but, well, I'm just saying…
There's no one worth dating anyway "[Firm name redacted] is full of nerds and nutcases.
A dateable girl here is a unicorn; I've heard rumors of their existence but have yet to see one in the wild." Ouch. But, really, it's the lifestyle: "In consulting many male employees, especially at higher levels, have romantic partners in other cities.
It especially happens on business trips, especially annual 'reward' events." Given the hints of when and how these assignations take place, I'd love to know whether this person's definition of "romantic partner" includes the kind of "partners" that Secret Service agents make the news for meeting on "business trips." Bottom line: a job that requires you to travel all over the country, if not the world, working on temporary teams seems like the perfect recipe for short-term flings with colleagues (and, dare I say, clients—but that's a whole other survey).
It also reveals how this ex-Bain consultant used a statistical approach to choosing his wife.
Then, he says, you should set aside a bit of time for “calibration” — dating as many people as you can so that you have a sense of what the marriage marketplace is like.
When it comes to office romance, consultants are one of the most permissive groups of employees around.
Just 1% of consultants who took our office romance survey indicated that they thought romances between coworkers were never acceptable, while 31% claim that any kind of office fling is acceptable—even those between bosses and subordinates.
That's substantially more relaxed than the average respondent in our survey—overall, 5% believed all office romances to be unacceptable, with 29% seeing no problems with any kind of workplace relationship.
Overall, meanwhile, 52% of consultants confessed to having had some kind of romantic relationship with a coworker—slightly higher than the 51% rate for the survey as a whole.
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