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My current manager will not let me roll off my project and continues to say that “I’m on track for promotion here” and that if I choose to roll off then he won’t recommend me for promotion. I’ve put in a lot of work here and find this extremely manipulative. Any advice on how to approach this?

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same thing happening to me, I’m looking to switch firms :/

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It would have helped with future opportunities, to tell the story of being a high performer and getting promoted quickly. I couldn’t really tell the story of being promised a promotion, because I had no evidence to back it up. I was chasing short term financial gain, and I’m not sure that was the best decision.

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I am so tired with how difficult everything related to staffing is... finding projects, rolling off, etc. Sorry to hear that OP. What’s his reason behind not letting you roll off?

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They always have to make it difficult to avoid training someone/waste time in answering questions ... have you talked to you CC about it

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This may not be what you want to hear, but you need to prioritize what’s important to you. You mentioned this was in a space you want to be in and you have a chance for promotion, but you don’t like the team dynamics. In my experience, very very veryyyyy few projects (if any ever) will have good learning opportunities, a chance to prove yourself, an industry you like, good work life balance, a good manager, and a good team. It will always be a trade off. I know it can be frustrating dealing with clients and managers you don’t like, but that’s part of the job. At the analyst level you can be replaced, but rolling off a project because you don’t like it probably will impact your promotion, and it’s good your manager told you that instead of lying and saying it won’t impact your chances. That being said, if it’s impacting your mental health for sure switch. Just be aware that the next project will also have a trade off.

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This happened to me. Find an advocate outside of this project if it is outside your interests.

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My CC is willing to help me get off the project but I want my manager to provide the feedback and recognition that I deserve for my work on the oroject

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I’ve had 3 breakdowns this week about the staffing process. I low key hate it here.

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😞😞😞😞 feel you @SA1

Know this isnt the best solution but if youre truly up for promotion and want it then you might have to suck it up, wait for the promotion, then make a stink and roll off. That is as a last resort of course

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I am going through this as well. I have a very strong relationship with my people lead and the manager on the new team though so they are aware of the situation and prepared to fight for my promotion anyways. If you do not have an advocate like that outside your current project I would just wait until performance discussions are over and then jump ship. Discussions happen in June so it’s not that much longer.

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