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How long would you stay on a staff aug project before trying to roll off or switch firms if no luck? Project is over 3 years and learning pretty much stops in month 4.

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3-4 months max, unless you’re part of a staff aug type of model practice (meaning all engagements are that), in which case you’re screwed

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ASAP without burning bridges. After a year, burn Bridges if you have to otherwise they'll just keep you as long as possible with no regard for your career or goals.

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I didn't know we had the Associate job title here... Ok, serious answer is that it depends on how demanding the work is and if you can utilize the project to somehow enhance your career from another angle - using down time to learn new technologies, get involved with some BD work (easier to sell staff aug), or perhaps focus on personal goals. If not, then I would work to roll off after 4-6 months once you have made some contributions and stopped learning/growing.

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How do you do this for a role that is expected to last another 9 months when you absolutely dread it? I've received nothing but great feedback on my performance but I hate the role!

Or just coast along, enjoy the 9-5, take up some hobbies, enjoy the travel time and remember that you probably make 30-50% more than the people surrounding you

Career progression is important early on. After 6 months I wouldn’t be learning or growing.

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