{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "Tips on protecting your mental health while staying on the bench? Worthlessness and anxiety are creeping in 😞", "post_id": "5a9d5317f6fc20001388e67e", "reply_count": 1, "vote_count": 2, "bowl_id": "552d1d24dc1c586b09d2d051", "bowl_name": "Consulting" }

Tips on protecting your mental health while staying on the bench? Worthlessness and anxiety are creeping in 😞

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at

Be proactive, reach out to people to work on business development, or work on something related to firm building. I feel you though, it’s hard and demotivating to be on the beach.

like

Related Posts

Thoughts on switching between healthcare provider consulting and life science/pharma consultant

like

Who out of the big 4 does the most innovative/interesting work in Healthcare/life sciences? Currently at Deloitte

like

Anyone from MBB who is within insurance practice (P&C), would be willing to refer me?

like

How long of being on the bench before I should get worried?

like

I've been on the bench for a month, should I be worried? There is no projects in my group in sight 😪 any suggestions?

like

Moving to london soon - curious how much you spend on bills? Internet, water, gas & electricity, council tax, insurance?

like

Are all healthcare agencies finally doing away with the whole sup/group sup title? How does that affect you? I started in consumer and had no idea what a copy supervisor was when I started

like

I'm in talks with PwC India for potential offer for Advisory Tech Consulting in banking domain & I'm holding another offer from a Fortune 100 Insurance, Banking & Finances company, but doesn't have the 'Brand Value' in India. PwC India is offering the location Kolkata & other offer is from Pune(my preferred location). Keeping in mind the recent political events(I interviewed at PwC before election results) looking for suggestions from you 🐟es, which one would y'all go for? Brand or Location?

like

Junior, had a health-related break from working for 3 months. Any hot tips on getting back into the groove creatively?

like

Hi, I got selected in wipro. I have worked in 3 organization till now. So in my first organization my last working day was 23rd oct 2017 and for my 2 nd organization my joining date is 25 sept 2017....these dates are overlapping because my 1st organization had vacation concept(bench without pay)..... So i served notice period there and my second organization asked me join immediately. Will this overlapping affect my bgv in wipro? Everything is genuine. Any suggestions?

like

Never been on the bench. Always been 90+% utilization rate. Can I just be on the bench so I can study for CPA 🤣😭

like

@ Managers and above: did you guys think that you would stay in consulting this long? Do you feel it interferes with your personal life? (Physical & mental health, family, friends, etc.). How do you juggle it all? I’m struggling to see how this is a sustainable lifestyle, even though I do enjoy consulting.

like

Last night in NYC for awhile fam. Roll off is tomorrow. Gonna miss being here with y’all

like

Any company file GC on day 1 in NYC or NJ area or east coast. Maxing out in feb 2022 and on bench nothing is started. What I can do ? Please suggest. Skill set AWS/ DevOps/ Infra.

like

I heard a news about few people who are in bench were laid off recently. Is it true? Anyone heard about this? One of my friend's friend who is around 2 years was laid off. She was told by talent team that clients are asking for more experience candidates and they were not able to match her to any project. She is from Salesforce practice. Please confirm if anyone heard this type of news.

like

So I’ve been a nurse for about a decade ( med-surg, ER, Trauma etc) . A recent law school grad ( didn’t take a bar yet because I am not mentally ready to sit for one). I am currently a Risk Manager at a huge healthcare system and my work overlaps with the hospital’s claims and litigation department. And I am building a network of connections. Medical Malpractice is what I want to focus on later. Where does one start best? Defense? Plaintiff? I heard good things and bad things about both.

like

Questions for EY / folks who have left EY. How long do you need you insurance for after you quit? If you put in your notice mid month do you have it just to the end of the month or do you get it for x amount of weeks?

likehelpful

How much beach time is too much beach time? Cases reaching out that frankly are not of interest, how long do you think it’s appropriate to wait for another? Is fine to do at all?

like

Me: I should really do something with all this spare bench time I have. Also me: let me check IG, fbook, fbowl, and challenge all my working friends to a mobile game for 8 hrs

like

Is anyone willing to share their hr budget per employee (excluding insurance/Heath benefits).

like

Additional Posts

Anyone have experience getting individual insurance? Thinking of getting individual dental insurance since I need $2k+ in ortho stuff that's not covered by my employer's offered plan

likesmart

Career progression for PM roles in Tech? I’m on track to be qualified for a Program Manager, Talent/HR/OD position at a tech firm in the next couple years. I understand the pay is solid ($130k+ salary depending on exp. and location) but I’m curious about career progression. Does anyone have experience as a Program Manager, Talent/HR/OD at a competitive tech firm, and with exit opps afterwards? Are we talking Sr Mgr, Director, or VP level positions in industry?

like

Thoughts on asking about DEI in the firm and/or practice during an interview? Wondering about the make up of the team since I'm interviewing for a niche practice.

like

Taking 2 weeks of PTO in September to study for FAR. Already failed once. What are good tips to maximize this time if I plan to sit by dec 10 when the window closes for the year?

like

Generally what percentage of MBA candidates with a 1R interview end up getting offers at MBB?

like

If I ask for remote after accepting offer from Accenture, will they agree? If they do, will they reduce package??

like

I’m in California and I had a new job opportunity come up. I’m interviewing next week. As you know, marijuana is legal in CA. How often do private firms drug test? Is there a way to tell if they do?

like

All right which MBB firm is helping Louis DeJoy upend USPS? 😅😬

like

How do firms track LCA violations? Consultant on my team has a pending LCA, but is traveling to client location regardless. Just charging time to his home location. What are the implications?

likefunny

What’s the common range of annual salary raise without promotion?

Thinking of taking a job that would be 2 days/week in office, and the company has said they would put me up in a hotel between those two days as it's a pretty long commute. Am I crazy for thinking about doing this? My husband says he's fine with it and can handle it, but will I miss too much being gone a night every week with a toddler at home?

like

Have any of you quit to take a break - 3 month or a 6 month sabbatical to pursue other interests or just to clear your head and figure out what’s next. How easy was it to find a job after the break and how did you manage your health insurance? Any other things to keep in mind when considering a sabbatical beyond money?

likehelpful

👋🏽 I have an LEK consulting interview...any tips on what to expect on the written case? Thanks for your help!

like

If anyone is interested in IT Strategy Consulting remotely at a firm with lots of opportunity and a great culture. Send me a DM

like

Anyone working in Intuit? How's the work culture there?

likehelpful

Hi Fishes, How is the appraisal and bonus payout in EY. I have joined last week as SC and wanted to know if I would be considered for next appraisal and bonus payout. Thanks in advance.

like

Quick update for those who might be curious about the situation in my school and our lack of COVID precautions. I often comment on here about how my school stayed in person all year last year with almost no difference from a normal year. No mask mandate, no teachers or staff masking. 10% or less of students masking. Very few vaccinated here. Results: we have no students, staff, or family members in the hospital. Very few cases either. Two months of this now.

likeupliftingsmarthelpful

What happen if I sign an offer and then break it? Is there any legal consequence? I have an offer from a t2 but I am interviewing for mbb and another t2. Will I be blacklisted from the global offices? (It doesn’t seem like I can tell the ta team and ask them to wait for a month for me to make a decision)

like

401k withdrawal + loan + hardship withdrawal for a down payment. Dumb or smart?

like

What does partner comp look like at a top 200 firm vs a top 20 firm?

likefunny

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal