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Project poll in Ny FS. How easy/hard is it to find a project right now? Just came on the bench.

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mc has it very hard, some areas of tc not so much. in general... fs aint doing too well from what i hear

How is MC different? Is it just more Pmo work? I am tc and relatively new ( less than a year).

I have been semi-benched for a few weeks waiting for some technical stuff at a client site to be set up. Tried to get work, but the well seems pretty dry at the moment. Have been told not to worry, but whether or not I'm billable right now, I'm not building my skill set or brand. Have been wondering what other firms' pipelines look like right now.

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