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Longest you’ve heard of someone being on the bench?

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@BCG1 making a joke about a man sleeping on a bench for four years isn’t funny because it’s cruel. Get off your high horse.

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Carl? Yeah poor guy. He was on the bench for only 2 months before he was canned. Course that was about 4 years ago I reckon

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BCG1 mad that no one found his cheesy joke funny so he has to resort back to the usual Deloitte bashing. FYI, I’ve worked at 3 different companies and have friends who work at almost all consulting firms and ALL of them call it the bench.

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Tier 4 firms?

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6 months ACN - lack of projects, plenty of miscommunication, etc etc

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@Deloitte OP - idk, I see 13 likes and going strong. By the way, only B4 call it the bench

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8 months also who cares if you call it the bench or the beach or whatever ?

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4 months EY. It was due to lack of projects. He got on one about a month ago

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7 months

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@Deloitte people mad that other firms don't call it "the bench"

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Seen 9 months at places like Accenture IBM GBS Hitachi Capgemini etc.

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BCG1 - wrong, I’ve worked at IBM, Accenture, and Slalom. All called it the bench. Also have friends at other firms and they also call it the bench. Oh yea, look at your previous post, you just said only Deloitte called it the bench. Contradictory much?

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D1 triggered

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Nice BCG1

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D1 humor is fine.

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D1 honestly get a life. Getting drawn into such debate speaks poorly of you.

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Amen SM1. Also I'm glad I was successfully able to derail a dumb thread

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@Deloitte OP - Cognizant

2 years. SM trying to sell, but failing.

I heard 6 months from someone at deloitte when they first started.

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