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Unformatted text preview: a scapegoat, due to a mix of racial and productivity factors. The author, the only racial minority on the team, did not proactively seek to inquire of his role; he placed himself in a hybrid role between that of the first-year professional and his second-year peer. This self-proscribed role led to tasks not being completed to the liking of management, who compared the authors work to that of his peer, despite their differing tenure with the client. In defense of the author, the work was distributed unevenly amongst group members. For example, the author was unable to watch the SuperBowl with friends and/or family due to a massive workload that was due the following day. The author was unable to finish the work by the proscribed deadline; the rest of the team had to assist. This event came to be the catalyst of the scapegoating process for the author. This event eventually led to the dismissal of the author from the project, which resulted in his voluntary separation from the firm....
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- Spring '11