You know that consultants routinely make twice what you make for similar work, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They also enjoy full management support for their projects and, when they’re done, they’re on to their next overpaid gig whether the project was a success or not. Yes, consultants have this work thing figured out.
“It’s a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live here,” the saying goes. In this analogy, consultants are the absurdly wealthy tourists, you the downtrodden locals.
Think about work experience like sexual experience. Consultants are like erotic gods, having bedded dozens if not hundreds of similar conquests. You’re the guy who married the first woman who slept with him. Whose sex advice is more valuable? Extending the analogy further, by dint of experience, consultants are better able to satisfy the requirements of your job/wife. Before you work yourself up into an impotent frenzy, remember: They’ll be gone soon.