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Ever been promoted at your firm while on a project and you have to be rolled off bc your billable rate is higher than what the client has budgeted? Or does your firm find this as an opportunity to renegotiate the SoW?

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What’s a project? Never heard of it. I love my bench so comfy

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Yep - it was years ago, but I led the proposal that won a nice chunk of follow-on work for my client, got promoted to Lead Assoc, and was promptly too spendy. And as the PM, I had to cut my own hours because I managed the budget! 😳 But, it taught me that it’s important to bid labor categories with wiggle room in mind, and also not to get too comfy where I sit because growth at my firm means being flexible. It wasn’t the reward I was hoping for at the time, but a valuable lesson nonetheless.

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I don’t know the details of your situation or client project but typically we promote based on someone operating at the next level. That means the client should already feel that you are worth the higher bill rate for the role you are performing. If the client has a big issue, then we propose to replace you with a more junior resource — again, if they want to keep you, they end up paying the rate. If you still get rolled off, then maybe you were not providing the value of a resource at the higher level for that particular client/project.

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Great thx for the insight P1

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Yep A>SA

Could also be office politics which got you off the account.

Yes, thats also part of project planning and budgetting around year end

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