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Hey folks! Hope everyone is safe and sound. Who is working on billable work and who is on the bench ?

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Hehehe damn it, mouse juggler got disabled

I’m on the bench 😒

Feel like everyone is working more with the WFH orders, sometime I get jealous of my colleagues who are on the bench

I just got “kicked off” a project for not being able to be available “full time” because I’m on another project with “minimal hours” and have a kid to care for during daycare closures... so yeah semi “enjoying” being minimally staffed on billable work for the last month and probably gonna get out of consulting for good after this :/

SC1, I thought you were me based on your answer! Sorry you are going through this.

Fully billable, kicked off an assessment the week the safe at home order went into effect.

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