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Hello 🐠, I have been on a project that I do not like, has absolutely obliterated my work life balance, and put me under a lot of stress. Not to say this doesn’t happen a lot in our job, but I have an opportunity to go back to an old client that I loved. My current project leadership knows the date I’m set to roll off, but have been hinting they won’t let me leave because I’m good at my job. I am so desperate to leave and have been advised by multiple colleagues to do so. What do I do??

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Happens often in consulting - at all firms and people leave the firm but they don't care.

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Definitely leave

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Errrr give notice and do not appear 2 weeks later? What they gonna do?

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It’s highly likely they will keep you on. In order to escape you will need to leave.. that’s what I’m doing

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Leverage old relationship and see if they have any pull with the team you are currently on.

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MD/ Partner from old relationship should request to pull you Just be careful, it sucks but your current engagement might give a “bad review” even though you a crushing it This is why people end up leaving the firm

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Line up and commit to another engagement, Wait till right after snapshots have been submitted by them, and then tell them you are definitely leaving the project

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