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At ACN, how long can I be on the bench? when will you receive emails from HR?

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Every damn day. That's an answer to your second question, not your first.

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There's a new 4-2-2 system. 4 weeks becnh, 2 weeks to find a project as a final warning, then 2 week notice (though it's not always a full two weeks). I got to week five before finding a project. And depending on the market, I'm sure it could definitely be a shorter time.

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Depends on the situation. If you're just waiting for an extension on a project, about a month. If not, I'd say 2 weeks before HR starts to get real annoying

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Depends on supply/demand. I didnt hear from hr until about the two month mark.

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It didn't used to be so strict. It's only been in the last few months that they've really started to crack down. If you're benched because you're waiting on an SoW to get signed or a project to start, you're pretty much in the clear because the responsibility is no longer on your shoulders. If you're benched because you're literally doing nothing, you're at high risk after four weeks.

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And how long does it take to be let go?

I started getting emails after I hit like 120 hours on the unassigned WBS last summer. In total was on bench for longer but was also billing to training and BD codes

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