If you haven’t heard, some projects will suck:
– Long hours
– Indecisive stakeholders
– Outdated technologies
– Weekend work
– Egotistical maniacs
– Remote, isolated locations
– Little support
– Team of slackers
– Bureaucracy up the wazoo
I’m probably missing some…
And unfortunately, you rarely get to choose the projects you want to be a part of, especially if you’re new.
So you probably have a few choices when this happens:
1. Ask to get rolled off (most likely not going to happen or you get asked to leave the company all together).
2. Leave on your own (please don’t think another consulting company will be perfect).
3. Suck it up, buttercup (learn, grow, prosper, build resilience).
Sure, a position in consulting typically pays more, but there’s often trade-offs.
Have a great weekend, and if you’re working right now due to your client’s demands, you’re in our thoughts.