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On the bench for the next three weeks. What should I do?

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Work out and diet. Perfect time to catch up on not being fat and miserable.

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I reached out to my manager and there's nothing available until this engagement starts and the Partner on the engagement asked for me specifically. I'll see if I can do some PD/BD work in the meantime.

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I'm not familiar with this. Do you mean you just don't have any work to do? How is this possible?

Yeah, it's happening a lot because of over hiring

If you haven't passed your exams yet, then study! I was unassigned for a while right after I first started and had extremely little actual work to do despite going around asking for work/letting people know I was available (it was a slow time for everyone). So I studied! I probably got about 3 full weeks out of all my unassigned time combined to devote to studying (and getting paid for it). That was a nice headstart on FAR. If you have passed them all, then you probably have been there long enough to know what you *should* do, and it's up to you to decide if you *will* do it. 😄

I personally would reach out to my manager to look for work. 3 wks is a long time to be sitting around..... 3 days on the bench is more than enough

Video games and sleep. But seriously, CPA exams if you haven't finished them yet. Use the study time, its precious.

Reach out to all managers for work, reach out to scheduling for work, see if there are proposals or internal work you can help with, eLearns/research especially on new accounting standards (i.e. ASC 606 and 842) or other topics that interest you.

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