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Any tips on getting a bit of bench time (1 month or so) after a project ends?

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Set an out of office reply but with no “I’ll get back to you by” date. Do whatever until you start getting calls from the practice lead. Be sure to hit Unassigned for the whole time you’re wanting to be on the bench. If anyone yells at you for the deceptive autoreply, just say we’ve all been out of the office for a year now and that you’re just reminding people. Apply for a few positions when you feel like it, then take one. 🙃🤷🏻‍♀️

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Book a ton of PTO time for the month you want off. As your current project ends and you're asked about availability, you can say you have PTO and won't be available until [insert date too late to start]. Then, cancel your PTO progressively on friday, such that you are unassigned for the upcoming few days, but then on PTO for the following 2 or 3 weeks. This way, you don't burn PTO, but you can still say you have PTO planned that interferes with staffing. If a great project comes along, you can cancel your PTO to join it.

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