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Got soft locked today to my next project. I wrap up current one tomorrow then am off 2 weeks for pto. I have no desire to get back to the grind and want to turn this down "politely" without burning bridges. Any advice?

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Sounds like someone needs a medical leave?

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If you are in the US, 3 weeks on the bench is verbal warning you will be terminated if you don’t find a project in 2 weeks. I’ve had to deliver that message and the next one, of HR will be calling with your termination plan. Get yourself staffed one way or another.

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Lol yeah DP1 is trippin, with attrition this bad they won’t terminate you. Focus on your mental health OP if you’re not interested just let them know you’re not interested and will be looking for other opps once you’re get back. There’s plenty of work in the pipeline. Btw I’ve been on the bench a couple weeks, helping with other BD while trying to find a reasonable project. You’ll be fine.

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You can’t “politely” turn down a project. This is not a choose your own adventure book.

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Consulting is literally a choose your own adventure book

Use your PTO. If the project can wait till after great else they will find someone else. What's to stress here?

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Say… I don’t have the skills for it. Or… I’m not sure I’m a good fit because my area of expertise is in xxx.

You locked yourself when you interviewed with client. Only way out after that was if they didn't like you.

Find another project to hard lock you first, you're getting paid to work not to sit on the bench....

Doesn't matter. OP interviewed with client.

You want to be on the bench after you’re back from PTO?

Why wouldn’t they want to be?

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