Been on the bench for months now. Counselor wants me to be in this project that I absolutely hate. How do I say no and keep looking? Can I say no to a project without jeopardizing our relationship?

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Bench for months? Take it or you are out.

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“Please keep paying me while I refuse to work”

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I can’t believe you’re even asking this question

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Just communicate your concerns with the counselor. This cane up with me and we discussed it with the engagement manager. That way you take care of your basis. If you don’t believe you have the skill set / background and you communicate that, they know they will have to work with you to get you up to speed. If you’re on the bench for an extended period of time, I don’t think you can avoid taking an opportunity so I would start with this conversation

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Agree. Be very clear about what concerns are and/or why not the best fit. Also can see if the role has a natural breaking point and if can agree to use that as a time roll-off for something else (when more roles elsewhere may be available). If you have to still interview for the role, maybe you don’t go out of your way to sell yourself.

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Okay. 1.5 months to be exact ... I feel like I am going to fail at this project if I take it. Serious case of anxiety ...

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Do we need a consulting meetup where we can chat about the job market, critical open jobs, and what we can do to resole. It seems that we have no one on the bench

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Being on the bench is triggering my anxiety in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m in a constant state of panic, have chest tightness, feel like I am short of breath or someone is strangling me..

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At a small firm, place went through layoffs a few months ago. Been on the bench for a Month. Just feel I’m waiting for the doom invite to drop into my cal now. Sigh.

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When you’ve been saying for months that the client is playing you and then the client drops a “sorry not sorry" email before Christmas 🤦🏾‍♂️

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