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Anyone else on the bench atm iust chilling on Monday? I have none meeting for the rest of the day so just hitting the gym right now.

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Come to KPMG, we have plenty of work

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Yeah, I've been on the bench for like 1.5 months now 😬

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Same here brother

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I thought the bench is thin? How did you not get staffed already?

Cuz I built different. Jk, I’m in advisory and it has been a slow month for my whole team. We mostly just waiting on data from clients atm.

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was on the bench for a couple of months before getting laid off from d use this time wisely. upskill and take certs (theyre free at deloitte) that way youre prepared for anythinf

all good here. i had a bunch of salesforce certs by the time of the layoff. (i think D has adobe, oracle, etc. free certs as well too. reach out to your M for more info) didnt have any issue getting another job. grace period or not, dont waste time. improve everyday (and specialize - dont be a generic consultant)

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Take full advantage of the bench while you can, because those 100%+ util weeks are definitely coming

Same and supposedly the bench is nonexistent, but here I am.

My rm has a few IT audit, lemme refer you xD

Legitimate question: when you just leave, does it not present a red flag to your team/mgr/etc. that you show up as “away” for an extended period of time? Maybe I’m on an island on this, but I hardly ever see any of my teammates/managers showing up as “away” for more than 15/20 mins -- which makes me think I must follow suit or get called out for not supporting BD/other initiatives/etc.

I think it is the same concept when it comes to if I reply to emails & send meeting invites at 12 am. Will I be considered a dedicated/high performer? I only go away after I double-check with my team nothing needs asap attention.

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