After being offered a further extension following a decent 3 month stint to work on a different project, this took about a month to really kick off. In the interim whilst there was a lull I agreed to fill in and support on dealing with/fielding new IT requests, completely different to my contract as Portfolio Analyst but this was to cover a permie whist he was on holiday.
What started as supporting here and there turned into me taking on all the 'administrative' responsibilities in his area. Cut to a couple of months later - I make it clear to my client that this is not what I extended for. Client tells me to hang on in there whilst the project I am meant to be working on ramps up. So now it has and I'm finally doing what I'm meant to as my client has told his other colleague, also a programme manager, that I am now fully working for him on his project and cannot 'support' said permie for at least the next month. His thinking was in keeping the guy at bay for the time being.
So 2 weeks later Mr Permie approaches me to tell me that from today I will be supporting him with all the tasks I previously was indefinitely as he has too much to do . The guy is not my boss, superior, any relation to my work but is basically using the weight of his senior manager to basically offload. I'm livid as this was not what I agreed to do along with my contracted work. My boss, the permie and his boss aren't budging by the looks of it. I have no immediate contract to go to but I am now seriously cheesed off and feeling messed around. If this was for just another month I could stomach it but only 2 months into an 8 month contract! Will walking damage my reputation? I don't plan to work for this company or agent again but I'm not sure how to explain my leave to potential clients. Also, how best should I break the news to the client and is it worth discussing with the agency who placed me first?