On the bench for a month now. Is it bad? or should i just enjoy the bench time?

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Do PD work and work on your external resume in case anything happens

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Right now get staffed or do PD work. Are you NY FS?

No. LA TICE.

Yea it's bad

Generally not too bad but In this atmosphere not good.

A month is when I'd start to worry

Enjoy your downtime when you don't have a paycheck. For now, hustle

Also email several partners to make it look like you are looking for a project.

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