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Anyone else hate being on the bench for more than one week? The anxiety becomes real when there's nothing to do and no PRD to assist with. 😞 #cantwaitformonday

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Month 8 of being on the bench....😫

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Feel you bra

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Yeah. I ended up getting some Prd work from my staffing Mgr b/c I was so bored. Literally mindless slide work, but at least it keeps me busy.

Yup second week on the bench and the anxiety is getting too real. 😭

At least the weather makes it worthwhile

Week 4 and I'm going insane.

How is it possible? There is SO much work going on. We are delaying starting projects to clients

Not in my service line

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