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As a new joiner to the firm, how many weeks of bench time are considered ok ? And when should I start looking outside ?

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You should be trying to get off the bench ASAP. Not sure what "outside" you're referencing.

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ACN people are proving assholes on several recent posts. In hope it's all the same person.

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It's ok OP. You have slot of room to be on the bench as a new hire. Just keep looking and reach to to leadership to see if they need help with anything.

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Well I reached out to the limited number of people I know , but they do not have anything as yet. Also, no new work lined up. Kinda worried.

So what do you mean by "outside"? Looking outside your network? Outside your market? Leaving the firm?

At this point you're costing the firm money and not bringing anything in. I would say anything longer than a month isn't good. Try reaching out to your resource manager

As a new hire you have lot of leeway like 6 months is okay

If you aren't staffed by tomorrow they might fire you and sue to recoup the wages they have paid you thus far. I would be very worried OP. Do you have a lawyer?

SC2 has been on the bench as well and he is already sounding paranoid. Prepare OP

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I was on the bench for three months when I first started. It's rough but it'll get better. No need to worry

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