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Poll results: What is your favorite aspect of being a private sector planner?

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  • I like it because I get to make maps and graphics

    1 20.00%
  • I'm into analysis - give me a Census dataset or a GIS database and let me do the numbers

    3 60.00%
  • The writing is the best part

    3 60.00%
  • Public interaction is enjoyable - I like hearing the range of opinions

    0 0%
  • Attending meetings and working directly with the client is always fun - we always talk about the big issues

    1 20.00%
  • I actually like project management - I like to know if I'm going to make a profit

    1 20.00%
  • I have my own consulting firm - I like the fact that I run the whole show!

    1 20.00%
  • There's something else that I like - I'll describe it below

    0 0%
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Thread: Rigors of Private Planning Practice: Question #6

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    Cyburbian Wannaplan?'s avatar
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    Rigors of Private Planning Practice: Question #6

    What is your favorite aspect of being a private sector planner? Multiple responses are allowed.

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    My favorite part of private practice was the flexibility of being my own boss. I could manage my time effectively. I could still do that to a large extent in the nonprofit sector (my job there was essentially consulting, just on behalf of a particular organization with a particular point-of-view), but now that I am back in local government it is a real struggle.

    What I don't understand about consulting is how people who are not partners can tolerate the time/billing demands of the larger firms.

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    Cyburbian Mud Princess's avatar
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    I picked #2 and #3. I'm a data geek. And I can't imagine a job in which writing would not be part of my responsibilities.

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