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You are supposed to Sr Resource for the client, this client director in the meeting assigns you some crappy chores like creating ppt, reviewing some shitty record which could have been done by an

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I don’t see the issue. Clients hire us because we can handle both business and tech. He’s paying the bill right? Get off your high horse

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Get over yourself and build the damn deck. Jesus.

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Appears you aren’t looking for answers but venting. I suppose that’s fine, but don’t attack others when they are trying to help.

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Suck it up and do it. Rolling up your sleeves once in a while is a good thing. Alternately find someone on the bench and get them to do it and ‘supervise’. Also a few grammar things to note: 1. ‘stuffs’ isn’t a word. ‘Busy with other stuff’ is the right usage. 2. ‘I suggested he assign one of the client’s resources ‘ OR ‘ I suggested he assign one of his resources’.

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Intern. I’m busy as it is with other meaningful and mission critical shits, told the man that I was really busy with other stuffs, he keeps on insisting that I do that work because I know the subject matter. I suggested he assign one of the client resource and I will advise the resource where necessary. This guy doesn’t seem to understand and don’t want to listen! Wtf should I do?

Do whatever it takes. I have also done chores like buying team snacks from the grocery store. Honestly, I enjoyed it - to be away from the chaotic project environment 😊

D1, it’s easy to boss around like u have done with your folks but reality is different. I can’t onboard anyone due to project finance. Even if I could, new staff won’t be able to get his access cleared for two weeks. Deadline is this Friday so they gotta take care of their shit unless they are willing to sign off on CR extending my other deadline by a week. May be you can provide alternative word for shit!??

OP, it isn’t clear to me whether the deck and reviews requested by the client are part of your deliverable. If they aren’t, then you should be able to give the client options ... either you do it all and extend the scope or the client takes on new scope. I appreciate that it might not be an easy conversation but you have to have it. Alternately escalate to your engagement lead. It isn’t uncommon for the client to ask for a few extras but prioritizing your deliverables over new scope should be a straightforward conversation. Let me know how it goes.

All, thanks for your input. Issue has been resolved amicably as the director got overruled by his superiors. I offered help by overseeing the work of FTE folks on this matter. I’m fairly new in consulting, few things I noticed is that different types of middle managers have different agendas. Some are friendly and understanding while others just don’t like you because they don’t like the consultant company you are with or whatever. That can make client relationship bit complicated but as long as his superiors and other business leaders are pleased with my work and valuable insights they are getting, I m cool with one off director’s perspective on me.

If the clients asking for easy wins I take them or if working a bigger matter give it an 80 percent solution that they can correct for me. To pass some of the work back to them in a non passive way. “Sending this back for your review. Please make any necessary changes”. Then if they come back with “make good say better” comments just stand your ground on making them make those sorts of changes without your input

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