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Friday thought - Being a new experience hire on the bench makes you question your intelligence, usefulness, and sanity

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Been there, and I know it doesn’t help but the biggest advice I can give is to learn to enjoy it. You’ll be put into a lot of situations moving forward- on bench, on project, too busy, nothing to do, douchy team, amazing team... learn to take away the most you can from each of those moments and that way you can manage your emotion better. Good luck!

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Thanks def makes me feel better

Not really, I played video games, got in shape, and overall just enjoyed the whole thing. You treat it however you want to treat it tho.

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Accenture?

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The bench is growing here at Accenture for sure. Annnnnd the hiring spree continues.

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Yes please enjoy on my behalf - haven’t seen bench in over 3 years. Don’t waste your time stressing about it bc you’ll have enough stress on your plate later lol

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When your office clearing the bench via 'managed attrition' but u 100% chargeable so u ain't trippin...⛷

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