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Life of a Consultant — Crisis du Jour Management

As a consultant that has been in the environmental business for over 20 years and is looking forward to retirement soon, you would expect that I would not be surprised anymore. You would be very wrong. In this business surprises are not only a given, they are the standard fare that is served up to us, sometimes on a daily basis. Which is why I refer to my job sometimes as "crisis du jour" management. If a week goes by without any glitches, well that makes sleeping a reality and allows you to enjoy your weekend rather than working or worrying about an issue with a project. With that in mind, it is not a surprise that many consultants leave the industry within just a few years of entering the business due to burn out, frustrations with an ever-changing regulatory environment, frustrations with the willingness of their client to do…Log In to Read Full Article

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