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I’m on a really difficult project. The other consultants on my team say it’s the most difficult they’ve had in their careers. I’m a new hire and I’m confident that none of my peers have any idea what I’m going through. It’s been really tough. I’m a really strong person but I can’t help but feel unmotivated and defeated. Feeling worn out already.

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This is every project of mine ever

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I’m sorry. Why don’t you try talking to the engagement manager about what you like and think could be improved?

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When you get hit with these hard times you just have to tell yourself: This too shall pass. Meanwhile just do the best you can. The pragmatic way to approach this is just don’t be the worst performer on the project.

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I think it’s obvious that I’m performing above what’s expected. But the manager is definitely hard to impress

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What's difficult about it? The client? The subject matter? Two important things here: 1) This isn't an indictment on who you are or your potential. If everyone else is confused, then of course a fresh consultant is going to be even more lost. Don't think you're a bad consultant just be agse you're confused 2) talk to people. The best thing would be to talk to your team (maybe someone below the manager level) and just express your confusion. If not someone on your team, talk to your mentor, others in your start class, etc. Important to at least have an outlet

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I definitely have been talking to people but I’m worried that I’ve become the negative person in my circles which is just not me.

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What is difficult about it?

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Everything. From vague requirements to tech performance issues to hard people to work with.

Keep in mind that it is your responsibility to exit a project if it is destined to fail. If it fails, you will be cut to save face for the partner. So I recommend actively interviewing so that you have an escape plan if things really fall apart. Do not assume that the firm will have your back if the project fails even if you’ve worked your ass off. They will definitely stab you in the back. Remember, you’re not an employee, you’re a consultant providing services to your firm. Being paid as a w2 instead of a 1099 means nothing.

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C - yeah that’s the harsh reality. You’re not always going to be able to deliver based on a number of factors beyond your control. We all get a really difficult one once in awhile and need to know when to bail. It’s typically not your very first one though. That’s just bad luck.

Can you talk to staffing or your advisor?

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I’m in the same boat. Everyone is jumping off this dreadful project I’m on, and as a result I have to take more and more responsibility for a project I detest, and my staffing got extended. Get off before you find yourself stuck in the quicksand!

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What doesn’t kill you, only makes you stronger.

Yeah, no D2. No.

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