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I've been on the bench for 4+ weeks. I got 'staffed' last week but today the start date was pushed back another month.. Is there anyway to save my utilization? Should I request a different project?

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Maybe you can find a project that could use your help for a week or two. See if you can jump on a quick 2-3 week due-diligence!

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Live at the client site

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Use PTO?

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Hours*

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The reality is that utilization has a very small impact on your comp.

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Look for an internal project like SGI that has budget and hors

@Assoc everything is non-charge... 😓

Are you DNS?

@K4 yea cause I'm slotted for a specific engagement. No clue what to do.

It happens. If the start date moves again id jump onto something else. If it's solid just hang in ther and network while you have the time.

@K4 thanks. I'm just concerned about the effect on my variable comp.

If it moves again, you can ask to be considered for more immediate work.

@EY1 is that what everyone does for unplanned extended periods on the bench? I rather save my pto for actual vacation but at this point I guess it makes sense

I wouldn't unless you already had plans or wanted to take PTO while you have the time. Your actual utilization will still be the same even though they should technically look at your adjusted utilization factoring in PTO and Training.

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