Read other post. I tried that for 6 month before posting.
In the last 5 years 0 AGPL V3 licensed projects have received exceptions.
The reason is that having AGPL V3 tools around can cause people to accedentally build them into a project and accedentally break the license. Now there isn't any plan to do that or any way this would be directly tied to a release project, however clearly informing people that if they have an idea based upon some small feature in the project that they can't use it as a base for experimentation or do any development work without extremely detailed review by the legal team first is simply a risk the company doesn't want to take.
I respect the choice of the license, but I can't use it at my current company.
Any argument that they are wrong doesn't matter, I have tried for months to convince them, this is a last ditch effort.