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How can I hide from my experience manager so that I can stay on the bench for as long as possible?

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The all seeing eye of ARMS atop Mt Earnie is naturally drawn to those who put on the Ring of NonEngagement

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Update ARMS for 2 weeks of PTO, but don't actually take any (charge to practice overhead). The next week, add another week of PTO to ARMS and just continue this process to see how long you can stretch it out.

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Hiding for now may look good but will soon become a overhead for your career. If you are young seek work, grow quickly and become a partner. Otherwise find another job. Hiding is a big no no... My two cents

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I wanna do that too. Basically bench all Sept

Camouflage as a partner

M1 only for a few weeks. I’ll be using the bench time productively and I’m sure it’ll benefit me long term. Not worried about utilization. Mistake I’ve made in the past is rushing to get on a new project and leaving no time in between engagements. Long story short... I NEED SOME BENCH TIME

OP... Jokes aside, you need the bench time to do what?

Get organized, read, develop skills, spend time on internal initiatives, network, recruiting, and get some personal shit in order

You don't need to hide to do any of the above. You travel. No commute. You have at least 3-6 hours in your evenings. Use them. The only thing that I can't comment about was tge personal stuff. Even there, being part of a team helps. People support you assuming you do the same. If you feel like you need to hide to achieve any of the above, you're in the wrong business. Not judging, just giving advice based on my experience. And a few grey hair.

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