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Just rolled onto a new project this week. Client has given me a few assignments I’ve been doing this week. My company manager has been too swamped to talk to me still. How do I go about just getting

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Take it a step further and email with a couple of sentences letting your manager know that the client is assigning you work and you are doing it but want to make sure you are aligned. Summarize the assignments (bullet format, 4 - 5 words per bullet), let them know that's what you've been assigned and what you're doing. If applicable, summarize key specific questions (try to get down to 2 or 3, and only things you absolutely can't figure out on your own) and also put in bullet format as needed.

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Put meeting on calendar, but really... relax. You will never have another chance to relax ever again

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Meeting meeting meeting...

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Yea need to force a connection. Proactively set up time on calendar, have your questions ready... run into them getting coffee or entering the office. Etc. formally discussing expectations of role is key for future success/ happiness. Both client/project expectations and yours!

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Thanks D1 and M1. Was looking for an answer like that. My manager keeps telling me to relax and all. I find it annoying because I’m a chill person but I’m not suppose to sit around and wait for work to be assigned. I’m just trying to proactively get it

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Them to talk to me? I want to make sure I help my team if it’s expected besides the client. Seems so far I was brought in just to help the client w anything they need

Schedule a meeting with them to connect

But yes, I agree with the above - overall, you need to put a meeting on your manager's calendar and force a discussion on expectations. The advice I gave is the very near term tactical approach to handling the uncertainty around the specific client assignments

Are you guys not in the same room?

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