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First day of being on the bench and already terrified for my job 😰 how long until I need to worry??

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You're screwed, bro.... Should've had your next project lined up before your last one ended. Start polishing the résumé.

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I want your problem

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I've shot down plenty. Sneaky mega accounts always trying to label PMO as MC work

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@D1 I thought it was frowned upon to outright turn down projects if you don't have any other offers?

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Lol I was on the bench for 2 months rejecting projects until I got one I liked. If you've been performing well you'll be fine.

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You just need to not give a shit

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2 months strong... Not worried at all.

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@D1: rejecting projects? Did you reject the paychecks, too?!

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Do anything that will increase your value. Study for a cert.

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Wouldn't say that's true.. There's plenty of analysts that have been let go

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Second year analyst and consultants have been let go for being on the bench more than 6 weeks.

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If you don't get staffed by noon you're toast

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Just don't sit in your ass all day...most of the day but not all of it. Get involved with internal work and do elearns so you can demonstrate initiative without being told what to do

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Depends on your level and chargeability. Went 3 months strong after two roles cancelled. As long as your tfs understands and you're active you'll be fine.

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Lol A2 analysts don't have to worry about anything

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Yeah you can reject projects. It's a risk but I'd rather take that risk than be miserable doing work I don't enjoy.

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Most of us got a job in consulting because we're at least halfway competent/decent at networking. I'm not worried about being employed.

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Get that internal project code bro! Save yourself!!!

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A2 what level? And how long ago was that?

@op analyst, and went onto the bench end of December

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Nice thing about being on the bench? Being able to apply for new jobs... 😔

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