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How do I stop favouritism on my project from getting me down? My goal is to leave the firm within the next 6 months if possible. I know that I should focus on learning and gaining as much experience..

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.. as I can, but I’m tired of the daily BS y’all. My project lead has a favourite, who is constantly offered good opportunities within the project, whilst I’m scrambling for the bare minimum. I’m tired of having my contributions overlooked. I’m tired of feeling invisible. I nearly cried today because the dynamic is so sh** and I don’t know what to do. Unfortunately for me, the project lead has the emotional intelligence of a brick, so explaining any of this to them is useless. How can I ride it out for the next couple of months?

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Are you earlier in your career? I'm sorry you're in this postion but unfortunately that is what happens sometimes with corporate BS. You play the situation as best to your advantage as possible. You moan about it your friends for your mental relief. You get out as soon as you can, bc you can't fundamentally change anything. Get to another project, another team, another company. I had to deal with that for the first 3 years of my career! Didn't want to leave until I could get a job that wasn't lateral. Probably should have at least tried to leave earlier tbh. What's keeping you around for 6 months?

Honestly, I just continued to go above and beyond with the tasks that I was given. And moaned to my family and friends about the ridiculousness of it all in the meantime. Funny enough when my boss was relegated to another role, my new boss promoted me right away. But I was already planning my exit.

Leave.

It’s really not. It’ll take some time but once you commit to leaving you will get out.

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