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Would you rather: Be on a long term (>1 yr) staff aug project with boring, little work OR be on a short term (<4mo) super interesting barn burner project?

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5 years ago #2. Since then my priorities have changed. Def #1 now. Low pressure so I can enjoy my life and spend time with family and friends. Different strokes for different folks. Just my priority now.

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I’ll admit it isn’t sexy BUT I’m pretty good about finding impactful and high profile barrier breaking firm initiatives and frankly I enjoy this more bc it comes without the pressure of client input. And at the end of the day a job is just something that pays the bills so why make it more stressful than it has to be? I know I have a different outlook than many.

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Reality: long term (>1 yr) staff aug barn burner project

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Lol so true. Funny how that works 🙃

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Also I tend to find interesting PD/BD work to do as a firm initiative to balance the mundane project work

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Number 1. Utilization with no pressure and time to sell work at other clients is how you get ahead, not doing exciting work.

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Interesting is not life-changing. so 1.

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Barn burner. No question.

2, nothing really wrong with 1 though. I sometimes get stir crazy being on the same project for too long.

Is there any issue with staff aug if you’re at a company you’d work for? Like top tech? I see these as great opportunities to see if you’d actually want to work there.

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