I am pretty certain I'll be laid off in the next 2 months, and am about to start a new project, with a very high-profile client and incredibly demanding work pretty much round the clock.
Do I just "go with the flow" until I get my pink slip?
I don't want to be killing myself knowing I am on my way out, but I can't exactly share this with the client either.
Any recommendations on how to proceed?

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Why would they staff you if you are about to get laid off? Almost makes me think that the reason for you getting laid off is not performance related. If that the case then the answer should be clear...

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How do you know you’re going to be laid off? What were the signs?

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Why would you be laid off if you're billable?

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I probably misspoke, I am thinking mid-size firm. Several thousand consultants. Not a 200 person boutique.

Why do you think you’ll be laid off?

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Like other fishes say why do you think you’re going to be laid off? I wouldn’t think you’d get staffed if they were planning to lay you off. Wait until your year end review before you get worried, unless you were on a PIP, and then yeah your worries would be justified.

Irrespective, just update your resume and start looking. If you have to worry about it now, then you’ll worry about it until it unfortunately happens. Good luck!

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If you’re that certain I would start looking for something else, or even talk to senior leadership

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Knock it out of the park and try to get a client offer before your 2 months are up. Then you’ll be the client 😈

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Don’t kill yourself.

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Always place boundaries. If your work is not going to land you on front page news the next morning then go to sleep and start anew the following business day.

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Will the project help boost or enhance your CV ? What about giving you better learning or experience ?

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McK is right. If it helps your next job do it. If not, don’t.

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OP - Currently in your situation. I was putting effort in my project 12+ hours and weekends hoping that they wouldn’t lay me off but then I said the heck with this.

Working Normal hours and am sure to get laid off in September so why beat myself Instead enjoy your personal time

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OP - I am also one of those that raises there hand to much. I do it so my team doesn’t get ran over by management but they dislike that I am vocal and blunt about situations best of luck in your future endeavors

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I would proceed with doing your job while filling out applications for other places.

If you’re not pip’d or haven’t received bad AERT reviews you will likely be fine. If you think they will use the layoffs as an excuse to retaliate against you then that’s a different story and you should document communications between you and whoever has it out for you.

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What are AERT reviews?

Why do you think you will get the boot in 2 months?

I've been "raising my hand" a bit too often for my management to be comfortable with keeping me. I am one of those "inconvenient" employees. Also, expensive.

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