TFW you're on the bench for weeks, getting multiple calls per week from outside recruiters, but your own firm has nothing for you to do 🤔

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Never hurts to take those calls

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What have you been doing on the bench for weeks....

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I'm not the only manager I know in a similar spot, either.

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I can't find even a proposal. Was on one for an existing firm client and they didn't accept the new track, choosing to do it in-house. That wasn't even my vertical, I have worked across 3 verticals and probably 15 directors and 6 or 7 partners plus IFS.

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OP- I'm in a similar boat! It's crazy, and scary!

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I think that it's hard for Managers. It's better for Seniors since they are cheaper.

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How much time at firm? Level?

More than a year, manager.

Right there with you. Better take those calls because Managers are the first to go...

I always take everyone's call - you never know what doors can open

I never said I'm not... Just disheartening.

yeah, hope you're looking out for yourself.

Yea - we've all been there. Firms ebb and flow - so never a bad time to make a move. If you need a burner referral let me know...can find enough people right now

Will I get a severance package if laid off?

M1 who are you with?

Yes. Are you working on proposals or PD at least ?

ACN Strategy

M1- I'm in a similar boat. Would really appreciate a burner for referral. Which firm are you with?

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Ain't managers ones who go out and bring back more projects for us associates?

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