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*on the bench currently* mom: so you get paid for doing no work and relaxing at home. Me: yeah basically mom: what the hell kind of job is that 😂 #firstgenamerican

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I quit consulting because I was on the bench for four months! I want to learn as much as I can in my youth years rather than binge watching Netflix. So I met with the partner, explained the situation and gave in my 2 week and headed out to a job where I learn something every single day with zero bench time. That's just me! I don't mind having bench time in my 50's, but certainly not in my later 20's

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"No Mom, it's not an actual bench"

"Yes Mom, it means that I still have a job."

"No Mom, I'm not going to have to move back in with you"

"Yes Mom, I'm sure Dad wouldn't mind it either"

"Stop worrying Mom. THIS IS WHY I DON'T SHARE EVERYTHING WITH YOU!"

"Love you too - please remember to make me my special mac n cheese this weekend"

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My friend said I was between jobs when I was on the bench. Like no, honey, just between projects. Still have a job 😂

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On the bench and am busier then ever.... use the time wisely

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I wonder what they'll say when your next project is a 20 hour day hell on earth 😶 "what the he'll kind of a job is that? " 😂

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Excellent POV sc2. I am proud of you. That shows a lot of maturity. I kinda like sa1 too. At least on the bench you can do other things if the pressure to be staffed doesn't make you crazy. I provides some respite care for a friend's elderly mom twice a week while on the bench. It was perfect timing.

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Lots of Managers on the bench at PwC as well.

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Hehehe! Love parents

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Lol life 😂

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You need to work harder on projects then

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All those ok bench and first year associates, watch how they trim the fat by showing you the door.

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Pa dum... just got a note of someone on our bench getting let go... :(

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Hate to break it to you all but this much bench is a sign the firm/industry is struggling. Not normal in years past.

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Samesies.

Yeah it can become quite frustrating. I often wonder why I'm doing this if other jobs aren't like this.. 😞

Lmaoooo I wish I didn't feel the same way as you cause I know it's bad 😂 but *shrugs*

@SC2 what do you you now?

Why not meeee? Enjoy the bench!

LOL @ SC1 and D1. Doing the beach wrong

Or leaving... never know with these things...

So basically you're just doing what lazy af Managers/Senior Managers do on the day-to-day

Agree with the Strategy& 1 post above. Consulting is going through a crappy period for a while.

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