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I don’t understand how people keep posting about the bench and being unassigned. I’m in advisory(not audit) and my entire LoS is trending 90%+ utilization

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I have t seen the bench in 3.5 years

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FYI- I’m confused cuz I could definitely use some bench time lol

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I would assume people who are on the bench are 1) in a group that is trying to break into market and doesn’t have a reputation or any credentials or 2) a poor performer.

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I tell people to enjoy bench time while it lasts. I haven't had bench time in 8 years. With that said, if it lasts too long, probably a sign of your performance.

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Some offices are different

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Only thing going to be impacted tomorrow is everyone's utilization

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On the bench for the first time in a while. So happy I'm not waking up at 4:40 a.m. Good luck to the rest of you flying out tomorrow! I'm going to sit naked in my bed and build a few decks.

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