Are staff 2s expected to in charge at your firm?

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Yes, small projects/clients

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Absolutely. A second year staff who isn’t at least running some jobs is not a good sign

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I disagree. Not all A2s have this opportunity.

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We're so short staffed we literally have A1s in-charging jobs

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Who’s the staff? High school students?

Depends on the person and project. I would say if they are a staff two and in-charging they are above expectations but may not be stretched beyond their abilities.

So expected? No. Do some get the chance based in skill? Absolutely

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As an A2, can confirm this. Be prepared to get blunt/late/borderline rude responses back from client after your thoughtfully worded questions. They see associate in your signature and it's all over😂

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If needed

It depends but on a small engagement it happens somewhat regularly. Big public engagements—no.

Yep - we don’t have enough seniors 😒

No one ever does. It doesn’t change. Ever

/SM

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A2, A3 will, doesn’t have to be small client, small engagement, maybe, but then you can’t find enough small jobs and someone gets bigger slice. The philosophy is that one can’t be just promoted to S1 and start learning how to be in charge, gotta break the ground early and keep building once actually promoted.

yea they'll usually let the A2s run any near the end of busy season or small engagements. Same for A1s if the chance of them getting early promoted is high.

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