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I've been on the bench for a week after my 4 month project was cancelled 2 weeks ago. I've reached out to higher ups and deployment but what else should I do? Is this normal? FS Risk Assurance

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A week? Relax

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Go learn something new. Find a proposal to work on. Get a tan...

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Is this normal for an associate?

... But I have nothing to do, I've cleared all my emails and all the admin items. I'm close to maxing out my well being rewards. I don't know what to do with my time

Normal if a sudden change like that happens. It's out of your control. What is in your control is what happens next. Network like crazy and continue to remind your network that you are available for staffing, proposals and reinvest. Find reinvest aligned to your focus area and go deep in it. If you have time someone has something they need free resources for. Just keep asking and networking and doing

Can't tell if this is a troll or not...

It's not, I'm used to constantly being on projects working for my first year then this happens and I'm check emails and talking to directors for most of my day. It a stark difference in not used to

Enjoy the bench. I've been on 2 weeks after a nonstop 14 months.

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