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Is it bad that my favorite thing about this job is being on the bench?

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There are 2 kinds of consultants in this world. People who admit they love bench time...and liars.

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Yeah, that's pretty bad.

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Can be considered a major perk of consulting...realistically its the same as if you used PTO as a staycation in the corp world, which is rarely done.

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Thanks for saying "bench!"

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Maybe this is the wrong career for you

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This weekend I built a quarantine area on our balcony, with a camping tent, a table/bench and a hammock. My kids thought this was great and moved into the tent. At least the apartment is quiet now. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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