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Ok I don’t want to sound hypersensitive, but does anyone else think the phrase “on the bench” is kind of harsh? I’m not even on the bench but I feel slightly uncomfortable saying it

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You do sound hypersensitive, and need to spend sometime on the bench to get your head together

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I haven’t seen the bench in 4 years. It doesn’t sound harsh at all. In fact, it sounds delightful

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Beach

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I prefer the term “bench” to “beach”. Bench to me is, “ I ready, willing, and able put me in coach!” Beach is “go away you blocking my sun”

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^ 🏖beach

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You sound way to hyper sensitive

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It's a sports reference. It's not insensitive at all.

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You sound like a hypersensitive weeny

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You must be having some other story related to bench for which you think its harsh :)

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Even star players sit out a few plays every once in awhile. Don’t sweat being on the bench for a bit - use the time to network, re-energize, and get ready for your next role

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No I hate bench. It's the beach

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Or rather, why it seems harsh sounding?

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Going to be honest with, you sound hypersensitive. It’s not harsh, it’s never had a negative connotation in any conversation I have heard... if you’re so offended get off it and start doing what you’re being paid to do.

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I definitely prefer “bench” as well. “Beach” sounds like work is supposed to be a vacation vs. I’m just taking a break on the bench until the next opportunity presents itself.

I miss the bench...

Curious as to what u think makes it sound insensitive?

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