{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "How to ask off a project or engagement without risking your job esp if you’ve only been at the firm under a year?", "post_id": "628b87fe43ab85002a115316", "reply_count": 4, "vote_count": 4, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting", "feed_type": "crowd" }
null

How to ask off a project or engagement without risking your job esp if you’ve only been at the firm under a year?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Why are you asking off? Talk to PD if you have PD.

like

Do you have a professional development manager? Do you have an experience manager?

like

Assuming you have a good reason, I don’t see how it would result in your team reacting badly.
Talk to your project manager, director, etc., let them know why, and that you’re willing to help with transition.

How long have you been staffed on a project? Typically after 2-3 months, as project execs/managers, we start talking to the staff about whether or not they want to stay on long term, if it’s a long project.

I would recommend talking to your actual people leader, coach, etc before talking to project leadership. If it’s not a good fit, they could help you structure/frame your conversation with you actual project team about helping them with transition and backfilling. You’ll typically need/want to find a new project to get staffed on. Going on the bench from an ongoing project isn’t the best optics. Going from one project to being staffed on another project is great optics internally.

Related Posts

What do the Big4 do in the cloud implementaion and migration space? What is the length of an avg project? What are some tech/non tech roles?
Have buss. background, few AWS certs, looking for a break.

likehelpful

What does project stream mean in Wipro? Is it good?

like

Hoodies in the office (non client facing)? Yay or nay?

I am all for giving back but some people cannot afford to. One client has 1m in an IRA with no other liquid assets + 80k credit card debt. Called today wanting 70k for home improvements.

like

I need practical tips/tools for project mgmt and organization as the lead senior on multiple clients. I’m naturally an organized person, but I am struggling to come up with a useful system.

like

Moved straight into working in 3rd world after college. What started as Agency apprenticeship turned to direct Client producing; anyone w similar experience advise for transitioning back to states?

The agency I work at has given me a new client (recently awarded) account to lead. This would give me the title of Acct. Supervisor which is a step up from my current level as SAE with my other clients. Any advice or tips that you can share? This is my first time working on a account like this.

like

Additional Posts

Looking to go skiing somewhere in the west coast this winter. Does anyone have any recommendations for mountains? I’m looking into Colorado since I’ve heard a lot of good mountains are there

like

I have to vent... I’m all for male/female equity in our and any industry. But, the one thing that gets to me is the number of Moms I’ve worked with that get to work from home on Friday because of it.

likefunny

Guys. Can we please all troll the vault survey and vote McBee as #1 across everything? I would be so happy to see them shoot up in the rankings with ‘Dank Memes’ as the main comment

likefunny

Hello guys,

Need your suggestions.

Will Maersk provide Work From Home ?

Please provide some insight about Work life balance, Job security

likeuplifting

For all first generation immigrants - what do your parents do when they come visit you and stay over for a few weeks / months on end? How do they spend their time? Trying to find non-TV ideas 🙄

likehelpful

I’m single, male 28. What is a good place to live if I enjoy nightlife and going out? Thanks in advance.

like

Two questions for those of you at Big 4/other national firms:

1) At what level do you really start to see the entire tax return from start to finish?

2) How much is the “why” emphasized in training new associates on how to perform certain tasks?

I work at a smaller regional firm with roughly 70 employees (never been at a firm larger than 300 people), and I’ve been involved with many interviews of candidates from Big 4 firms where I walked away very unimpressed. Cont...

like

Looking to do a trip with parents and siblings(all in 20s) to Europe in May and only have about a week. Dad/brother love history so we’re initially thinking Italy. Any suggestions?

like

Has anyone in this bowl attempted to organize an ongoing social event for the folks in this bowl? Feel like we need more less formal and ongoing ways to meet each other. And happy Thursday ya’ll!

likeuplifting

I had a fucking EPS Simulation 😭

like

How much are nurse case managers expected to make with less than 5years of experience?

like

Trump said yesterday that the 1917 pandemic “probably ended the Second World War”. His mind is obviously not all there, why are republicans letting him run? These are very clearly early signs of dementia

likesmart

When you book two separate rooms at the same hotel for the same night, does that count as one night/one stay, or two nights/two stays, or some combination in between, for loyalty status purposes?

like

Thoughts on Greenberg Glusker vs. Traditional biglaw? Does GG’s culture, hours, and partnership prospects justify the reduction in pay?

like

Have any of you ever been on stress leave? I have some questions.

likesmart

Home security: any advise on the company/plan to chose for home security/monitoring. What is usual monthly cost? Thanks

Do you think it pays to be an optimist or a skeptic when it comes to the market?

like

Where can I find resources for best practices on how to executive level slides? Want to look at how other firms may do it

likefunny

What’s the best view I can get in Chicago without a reservation at a restaurant? Don’t mind buying a drink there or anything like that either. Asking because everything is pretty booked up

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal