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How long can you stay on the bench without getting fired at most firms?

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We had one person in KPMG's customer team ride the bench for nearly 10 months, not sure how they went unnoticed. Safe to say after that event, the resourcing team watched that group like a hawk. Anyone on the bench over the next year was sentenced to death by 1000 proposals.

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I never do / did those things when I'm benched - just enjoy the downtime :)

3 days

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What’s a bench??

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2 years

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Sounds like a good way to get my MBA

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I worked at KPMG for about 3 years. Was on bench 2 times for about 1 year. During my bench time, I asked my partner if my job was safe. He told me that if the practice cannot place me, it was not my fault and job is safe. Thereafter I enjoyed my beach time till it lasted. Eventually moved to another company in industry

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I was on the bench for 5 months once

Yep....i was about the same last year

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Is there a choice? We have a team that schedules us and if all the projects are staffed…. We’re on the bench. I don’t have a say. (Benched 4 months and counting…)

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I found out a work friend got fired 😭😭😭

Can you get fired for having a low utilization as a staff? I mean like 30%

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Got called Friday at 1pm saying I could only bill 10hrs next week and had to roll off after due to budget. Wow thanks its not like you had a budget excel sheet and could have told me this atleast...

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Roll off pushed out for another 6 weeks. Guess my MD saw his own shadow while leaving the bathroom.

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ON THE BENCH!! After almost 2 years of being on different projects, couldn’t be happier for a little break. What do folks do on the bench to enjoy it to the max? Do tell! 🤗

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Earlier, someone posted about being desperate to find something new... I think we should have two posts - one for people employed but miserable, and one for people laid off and searching. Myself?

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