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Yep. Waiting to put in my notice too. I love getting paid to do nothing.

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2 months...help

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I wish you all find projects soon!

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Yessir. 3 weeks and counting

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Hello all. Beach time with martinis. :(

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3 weeks and hopeless

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Top performer up for promo and benched for 7 weeks now..

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Hope you get staffed soon D9 and E2, not an ideal situation to be in after giving so much of your life performing at a high level

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Hola !

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Howdy y’all

Yep, week 5 now.

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This is my second week. Helped on a major proposal that should turn into work - fingers crossed. Catching up on classes right now.

Yep. BD requests just won't stop. Feel like giving less fucks each passing day.

About to be on the bench in 2 weeks. Usually I’d start studying up for a certification etc but not sure if I should just try to get on any project I can due to the circumstances

Yep. Rolled off a project at 70% capacity so only have around 25% billable hours for remainder of April. Been chatting with a couple of teams and aligned as key personnel on a proposal but nothing solid yet.

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