I"m an analyst at a consulting firm, but in a project kick-off meeting with the client our project manager introduced me as a principal consultant. In the slide deck it also listed I was a principal consultant. On another smaller project, the statement of work listed me as a principal consultant and billed me at the standard principal consultant rate for our company.
This seems shady to me, but I want to know if this is normal? One of the main reasons I'm asking is I don't like the vibe I'm getting from this company and have looked at other positions, but I signed a contract to repay any training costs if I leave or am terminated within two years. I either want to leave without paying the training costs or get a raise if I'm going to billed and presented as a principal consultant.