{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "How do you do “on the bench?” Take it easy or full throttle internal dev?", "post_id": "5dade65a46deaa002466715e", "reply_count": 11, "vote_count": 3, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

How do you do “on the bench?” Take it easy or full throttle internal dev?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Send meeting invites to self and come across busy on Skype, whilst exploring holiday destinations online

likefunny

^For added theatrics, open up a Skype call so you’re “In A Conference Call”.

likefunnyhelpful

I spent about 4 months watching truck prices and haggling for said trucks. Ended up spending 32K out the door on a 50k sticker price.

likefunny

I did absolutely nothing for 2 months. Didn’t go to office once. Didn’t reach out about projects or internal work. It was nice.

like

No. But my utilization was good and it was around the end of the year, so I knew it could only drop so much before resetting. I was also a first year associate, and I knew there was some leeway. And I knew my group preferred to keep me internal before releasing me to be staffed elsewhere. So the timing all lined up for me not to need to worry too much about it.

like

I'm renovating my house in between "conf calls"

like

Full throttle internal stuff bc I’m going for promotion also I don’t want to get bored etc

30% skill development, 70% bs and whatever I want. Great for my mental health and overall wellness, mood, and fitness! I’m having a blast

I’m envious

Related Posts

So as manager how do you deal when half your team is on bench and can’t find any other opportunities. Do you just go with flow and watch them go?

like

Up at 4am due to anxiety from being on the bench for 2 months. Questioning what’s wrong with me and why I’m having such a difficult time getting staffed in comparison to my peers.

like

Last week joined in hcl. I got better opportunity in other company.If I abscand in hcl.does it any problem?still I have not assigned to any project , iam in Bench now?

Unexpectedly on the bench until next week... just booked a last minute ticket to Costa Rica for tomorrow morning! 🙌

like

What’s the longest consecutive time you’ve ever been on the bench?

like

Need advice for resigning while on bench. I already have a start date with the new employer. Should I do a traditional two week notice or give <=1 week notice instead? My goal is to not burn bridges, but I also don’t want to get let go on the spot since I have nothing to “wrap up” besides HR tasks. I’ve read on here that sometimes they will let you go day of and pay you out for two weeks but I don’t see why any firm would do that for somebody not currently performing billable work...

like

I'm 10lbs stronger on bench press when managers are in the gym, and 20lbs stronger when directors are there. Anyone?

like

4 weeks on the bench. Reached out to 15+ MDs and SMs to help with proposals and/or staffing opps. Radio silence. Guess no one needs help then.

like

How many people on the bench at your firm? Surprisingly few at McK in my region

like

Would you consider working as a contractor while on the bench with your current firm? 🤔 Unethical? Too risky?

like

Take PTO during project or roll off then PTO?

Enough with the politics and racist shit, lets ask the real questions. What's everyone's bench, dead lift, back squat totals?

like

How’s the commercial bench at PwC?

like

how does your firm staff you on projects, and are there a lot of people on the bench at any given time? are people worried when they are on the bench? just want to know how it is for everyone else

likehelpful

How long of being on the bench before I should get worried?

like

6 months on a project , week 5 on bench now, just being told to hang on ...Why does it feel like a lay off conspiracy?

like

PwC peeps: I have over 135% utilization. Has anybody used G&A code instead of the vacation code? Since I don't see that I'll be on the bench anytime soon and that 30% has to go somewhere. Tips, ideas?

like

I hate being on the bench, I feel so damn unproductive

like

I rolled off a project 3 months ago. They keep reaching out and asking me to help onboard new teammates to give them historical knowledge (it’s a long-term project). Do I have to keep doing this? Or does it get to a point where I can say I don’t have the time and there must be someone more recent who can help?

like

Food for thought: With so many SMs and PPMDs stuck at home with kids and no help and with so many Staff, Seniors, Consultants, etc on the bench... (cont)

likehelpful

Additional Posts

Unrelated to law, but need some advice on how to help a friend. One of my best friend’s dad is in the hospital in really bad shape. She’s home with her mom and siblings. I want to send food or do something for them, especially since they just found out they may have been exposed to covid when visiting their dad at the hospital (not by their dad), and they have to quarantine for 2 weeks. If I were closer I’d make food and drop it off, but they’re 200 miles away. Any ideas?

like

Anyone here a boomerang consultant? Recently existed consulting to work in tech but I’m questioning whether this is for me. Which sucks because I spent so much time trying to find an exit!

like

Considering going on a mileage run to hit Platinum Pro on AA. Worth it?

like

Any one with below skills looking for a change, please DM me. 1. Sql developer, App Support 2. Share point admin Experience: 2-6 years exp Location: Chennai, Bangalore or Hyderabad This is for health care project

like

Touchy feely client asked me today, “how come you never talk about your family? Don’t you get along with them? Family is so important to me.” I’ve been feeling particularly alone and lonely during Covid, but even before... I’m 50, single, never been in a relationship, really feeling kind of down at this “midpoint” in my life. I kind of keep people at arms length especially clients I’ve never even met in person. 😔 How do you even respond?

like

Recent processing time for H1B transfer with PP at Nebraska service center. Anyone ?

like

So as manager how do you deal when half your team is on bench and can’t find any other opportunities. Do you just go with flow and watch them go?

like

Southwest flight attendant— first inflate your own life jackets and then help your kids. . . . If you you have 2, pick your favorite 🤷🏻‍♂️

likefunny

How intense are FAANG case interviews?

like

Is ZS’ recruiting process always so disjointed? I get 1-2 calls a year that always go nowhere because my current salary is too high (it’s really not).

like

Happy layoff hunger games

Post Photo
likefunny

Has anyone with an ADA disability put in any notice to their company? I have one and my doctor is concerned I’m being pushed to the limit with the amount of work I have. Been working 70-80hr weeks if

Your best comeback stories? Ever had someone fuck you over, only to find yourself in a position of power over them years later? How sweet is sweet revenge?

like

TMW you hug a client and then awkwardly decide you really should have just shaken hands...

like

Any openings for manager or senior manager with 14 yoe

like

Anyone work with amazon private brands team? How is comp, wlb, work in general?

helpful
like

Interviewing for Accenture and concerned about the background check. I have a few drinking tickets from silly mistakes made in college. How strict is Accenture regarding misdemeanors? Is this an automatic disqualification from consideration? My criminal history is not related to the job responsibilities.

like

Thoughts on offer? Experience 6+ YOE in Financial Services Industry Skills MBA, CFA, FRM Currently in Big4 Offer Base 130K SignOn-5K Location New York Firm Non-Big4 Title Senior Associate

like

Up at 4am due to anxiety from being on the bench for 2 months. Questioning what’s wrong with me and why I’m having such a difficult time getting staffed in comparison to my peers.

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal