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About to get rolled off a project, manager thinks I’m underperforming. Has anyone gotten rolled off before and bounced back or do you usually get fired shortly after? This is the first time

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Happened to me on my second project (about a year ago). Have bounced back and am now totally thriving. I’m almost glad it happened because it made me take a step back and get my shit together. Everyone gets burned / knocked down at some point. It’s about being able to be honest with yourself, finding mentors who will support you and give you honest feedback, and really truly wanting to get better. Show them that they’re wrong. Do everything you can to bring your best self to work and find the right leaders to invest in you. It’s hard and it sucks, but rolling off of that project is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. You’ll get through this. Good luck! 💗

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It typically takes me 2 years to get people fired.

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Yeah... work for MBB and you’ll never think this again

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Very common. It’s usually just a case of style mismatch and is easily fixable if you find the right manager

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I'm trying to get rolled off. Is that bad for my career?

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If you have been otherwise pretty solid, it's not that big of a deal unless you were a total disaster or did something really bad to be rolled off. I tell this to all junior folks: you all have been overachievers your whole life: top grades at top schools, landed a gig at a top firm and have been performing well. At some point, you will hit a wall on a project and get a knocked down. It happens to everyone. Figure out what happened and put a plan to make sure it doesn't happen again. If it was a skills mismatch, either learn the skill or speak to staffers and don't get on those projects in the future.

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Non-issue. Talk to your PML/boss and have your side of the story heard, unless you really think you're an underperformer, in which case address the reasons

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