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Had a debate with some BCGers this weekend. When you're not on a project, makes more sense to say you're on the bench or the beach?

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For me first few weeks it's the beach. Anything longer than that it's the bench cuz I'm ready for coach to sub me in lol

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Most of you have been taught wrong and sound like idiots. You are on the bench. You are a member of a team, and you're sitting on the sidelines ready to go and watching your peers go to work while you look for a chance to get in. You're like a god damn basketball player literally sitting on the bench. That's where the expression comes from. Someone at some point mistakenly heard "beach" when someone said "bench" and it caught on. Please stop it. You're on the beach when you're on vacation. It's different.

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Yo D8 u need to chill tf out that's a lot of passion over a non-issue man

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Beach has a more positive connotation; bench is more accurate. Like in sports, you're getting paid and not working, but you have to stay in shape, and you can be called onto the field at any moment.

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I always interpreted beach like a beached whale

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Nah @Deloitte8 we're on the beach. Bench sounds super lame

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I think beach has a more positive connotation. Beach implies you've been working hard and are getting some well deserved vacation time whereas I feel being benched implies you weren't good enough to get on the initial team and are waiting to get put in in case someone gets injured or something. Again, that's just me.

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Beach because if you time your roll off and roll on dates strategically, you can take relaxing long vacations without missing client facing time.

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Why beach? My thought is it's to say you now have time to relax and not stress da fuq out. Would be nice if a BCG or another firm weighed in on this

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