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My Director just chewed me up and started taking over as a lead on my project... 3 weeks in of having no clue what I'm doing, working 10 hrs+/day and multiple sleepless nights, I have to say I'm so relieved. Is it a good idea to take a step back and let my Director run things?

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Gotta say one of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my career early on is NOT throwing in the towel earlier when things were out of my depth. Honestly no shame in having to take the back seat when your skills are just not there yet. Learn from this though and try to avoid even being in this situation (eg. Finding out 3 weeks in that you aren’t up for it) again

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Do not feel useless friend, as others have said, others have been there time and time again. Since you just started you should be ok, hopefully it’s made clear that there was a staffing mismatch from the beginning. The best thing to do now is to focus on killing your next project. Work with your staffer to let them know to give you something that allows you to grow and not the deep end right away.

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You will look back on this moment and laugh at the whole situation and wonder why you ever stressed about it. It’ll have been a minor blip in a long career. Onwards and upwards! :)

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Yeah... Lol that's what they for. What's the alternative? Telling them no? 😂

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Just take a back seat a bit and learn thoroughly

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Afraid my performance will be drastically impacted but I guess there's no choice

Where do you work?

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Thank you OP. I’m sure it’ll get better for you. Praying for ya

Maybe it was an issue with staffing from the start? They knew the role requires a more experienced manager, but due to resource availability that they ended staffing you to the said role

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Yes, it’s a flaw and goes back to the partner leadership. No one really takes accountability on resourcing and accepting the blame

How did he/she chew you ip

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Ouch. Hopefully it wasn’t super demeaning. I would personally appreciate the candidness and transparency on their part. Stings a little but better than alternative behaviors.

Are you still adding value?

In terms of conversation and technical strategy/input, no but doing alot of manual work (spreadsheets, creating ppts. for client, etc.)

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It's not the end of the world. Due to lack of resources available we throw new people on projects with little help or background, which doesn't work well most of the times.

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