On a long term project (9-12 months with probable extension) and don’t think it has scope to help me develop or get promoted. Any advice on how to manage this? Do I have options beyond leaving?

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Thanks. Will give that a go... Worried how they’ll respond but, if it doesn’t go well, I’ll know where I stand at least and can head for the door. I’m just not willing to get stuck here and waste that much time.

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Talk to project leadership and tell them what you want

I'd start off by communicating that to your project leadership. Hopefully that'll either lead to either a) them giving you opportunities within the account to stretch yourself and develop for a promotion, or b) plan for a backfill so you can leave for a role more in line with your career goals.

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Not comfortable saying where I’m at in case Big Brother gets wise.

No backfill ( they don’t want to disrupt client relationship) and no scope to develop the role. Got some BS about the project getting more interesting but I‘m not buying. Reckon I got to accept it or get gone. I see no 3rd position here now. Am I wrong?

That sucks, sorry to hear that. Talk to your CC, they might have some insight! I know people that have been in a similar situation. They did BD work and set themselves up on another project for right after their current project's projected end date. Doesn't solve your problem immediately, but at least keeps you from getting extended further.

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