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

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OP, I'll give you a burner. I need help on some personal stuff if you're available

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I wish you were in my firm - apparently absolutely no one is available to help on non-billable work....gooddamn staffing

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@Principal1 I've reached out to like 10 people just this morning asking for work and I still haven't had anyone reply

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I get you @KPMG2 it's just that I'm brand new and am eager to work. I assume once I get a ton of work I'll be begging to be on the bench

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@OP - most people are just getting back from a week off and are sorting through a variety of requests and questions. It will pick-up for you. Your RM may know of ppl looking for resources today to help with various initiatives.

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I'm just praying for a day or two of bench time at some point to catch up on all the "extracurricular" and "internal initiative" stuff

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Do training or offer to help with practice business development

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Wish I were in your shoes! Been on the beach for a few weeks now, putting in more hours than when I was at client

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Was on the bench for two weeks. Felt the same way, yet also enjoyed it. Have you thrown some bait out there and gotten any opportunities or potential opportunities yet? Let some managers know you're looking for some internal work while between projects

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Good work! See you're doing it all right! Try to get firm work to keep busy and blast your entire network letting them know you're looking. You'll be fine :) let me know when you get staffed and how you're doing. I'm Federal HC if I can help in any way!

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@p1 where do you work

Want to do my HW?! I'll pay you

Thanks for the feedback @Consultant1 I've reached out to several managers and luckily got some PRD work for this week. Hoping to get staffed soon though!

Thank you for the offer @Consultant1 I'm in the commercial practice but if I can ever help you out let me know!

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