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Up at 4am due to anxiety from being on the bench for 2 months. Questioning what’s wrong with me and why I’m having such a difficult time getting staffed in comparison to my peers.

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Nothing is wrong with you! Comparing yourself to others will only lead to depression and anxiety. Your life isn’t on everyone else’s timeline, take some do some deep breathing, keep applying and doing trainings, and enjoy your time before a project sucks your life away

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I felt the same. Start looking. The minute I did that and started getting traction, my anxiety shifted. Now I’m anxious to leave lol

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This 100%

Just read on another thread that 14% (of Deloitte? of DC?) is on the bench. Not sure what the exact metric is but there seems to be a reason. Please don’t beat yourself up for it—a lot of people are in the same boat!

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What project/offering is it?

Thank you I needed to read this advice also.

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Network. Even at Salesforce, I have to network my tail off to get staffed on cool stuff.

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It’s not always you. Sometimes it’s the environment which doesn’t have the right projects and roles

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Dealing with the same, with an increase in personal stress coincidentally. I’m taking melatonin tonight to try and break my crazy sleep cycle that’s just like yours.

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It’s not you! The bench is very high this year. Always remember you are not alone. Stay strong!

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