Hello Top-Consultant Forum.
I work for a consulting firm and have been extended with a single client for another year (3 years in the row). I've known the client before that for a long time.
The assignment is intensive, requires a lot, and full-time.
As time marches on, I have had to increasingly work at maintaining my own identity, and a healthy relationship with the firm.
There is an increasing risk of going native, but never quite being one of the club. Occasional offers to defect into permanent employment with the client and breaching non-compete. Or, snapping on a bad day, and planning a great escape to something else (with or without the firm).
Anyone else in a similar situation, how do you deal with it mentally? On a good day, of which there are still a few it is good fun.