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How long is normal to be on bench?

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It’s in any company’s best financial interest not to have someone on the bench and not billable longer than a few weeks. That said, if you’re a keeper, they may not care. I was on the bench once for 6 months.

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@D1: yep

I was on the beach for 4 months once. No actual repercussions except my bonus was ~2k lower than peers that year. Worth it for hardly working 1/3 of the year

Ghosting project managers because the projects sounded like they sucked. It’s easy to hide from staffing at big firms Bc you’re just a number

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I was threatened to resign because of being on the bench for one month. I just got promoted and no performance issue. Originally I asked for relocation but didn’t work out.

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Guys, i joined Mindtree in December 2021, and was allocated to a project...but the work they are making me do in is not as per my skill so i wanna get released. So, if i ask for project release from my manager, will i be moved to bench or i will have to leave the company??

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Hi fiserv, How is bench policy in mphasis. I have heard that if you are more than one month on bench then they not give any salary till u assigned with any project. Is it true?

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Working with a VP who I’m fairly certain doesn’t like me- he tells me I’m a high performer but makes snide jabs constantly. Worth it to have an honest conversation or should I try to roll off?

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About to start a new project. Happy to avoid the bench but man I'm burned out. Couldn't care less and it's hard not to show it.... sad!

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If you want to roll off a project l, should you reach out to partner directly ?

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On the bench, and on PTO effectively until 10/1. No project lined up because apparently it's too far in the future for anyone to staff. I'll be leaving the firm before the next FYE.

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Stay in consulting or go for the kill doing a startup?

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