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Bench or beach? What is the more common term at your firm?

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If I could legit go to the beach when not billable, I would agree with that term. The reality is, I spend as much time doing non-billable work (biz dev, IC, internal initiatives) when benched that I can’t wrap my head around ever saying “beach”

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We don’t have a bench or beach and we are weirdly proud of it.

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Bench. At IBM, being staffed is the beach.

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Depends on if I have a project lined up or not. Currently on the bench but I’m treating like the Beach.

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I'm new to BCG and having a hard time saying beach. I'm a lateral hire, I've called it the bench or "bench time" for over a decade and beach is just weird to me.

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Kinda like asking whether hi or hello is more commonly used at my firm - one's more common in informal settings, the other more common in formal settings

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Neither, always be billable.

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I personally dislike "beach". Whenever I've been unstaffed I've helped on proposals and done trainings. While less intensive, I don't consider that "the beach"

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This is the most useful goddamn post of 2019 so far.

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I thought bench is for those with utilization targets (big 4), beach is for those without (MBB, tier 2)

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THE BEACH or THE BENCH?!?!? As consultants, can we define this term once and for all? Let this post stand as the eternal arbiter of the question for all generations to come.

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Food for thought: With so many SMs and PPMDs stuck at home with kids and no help and with so many Staff, Seniors, Consultants, etc on the bench... (cont)

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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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I know this is gonna sound dumb but if I'm reading an article at work while on the bench, or watching a video, is it monitored?

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I spend my days without showering, just eating junk food and watching puppy videos. What the bench has done to me..

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What general duties and responsibilities should grad hires have had experience of during their first 2-3 months? That’s assuming that they’re not on the bench..tryna compare my experience to others.

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Just on a call where the PM said "The bus can keep driving because the yellow brick road has been laid" referring to work going on after they roll off.

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