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Week 3 of bench. Finished up The Office, read Drunk Tank Pink, started a podcast, currently watching Always Sunny. In talks with two of our competitors to make a change.

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3 weeks is a little too early to feel this way in consulting, no? I've heard of ppl on the bench for 2-3 months

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D1 keeping it real. 5 months would be insane...I'm going nuts sitting in my apartment and not traveling for three weeks.

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On week 4 - getting discouraged

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Watch Black Mirror next

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Don't u have any PD/BD work?

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INterview - protect yourself. Probably in a bad practice. You dont have to go, but always have an escape plan.

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I was on the bench for 3 months but came out of it with my dream project! Don't quit after 3 weeks!

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Lucky

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It sucks here. Firm is rudderless and run by dinks and twinks.

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A friend of mine was unstaffed for 5 months - yes 5...imagine that feeling...

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I would enjoy your time.

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P1, I'm also a first year. Crazily enough I got the project from my demand manager. Just keep working on PD and networking about projects. Doesn't hurt to stay in touch with demand too. I was reaching out to everyone I knew, even in different practices. What group are you in?

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Nice - watching Tarzan my self

Oh, it's been more than three weeks that I haven't been feeling the love. This is just making it worse.

I'm praying that I don't get extended and this will be me in 3 weeks. Netflix + applying for industry jobs

I have never been unstaffed since I joined. Is it just because leadership cannot sell work or is it because you are not marketing yourself/have no marketable skills?

This is my first time on the bench since I joined two years ago (minus three days early this past January after Christmas break). We don't have projects that need staffing at the moment. I was told not to worry and things will hit soon...

P5 - any advice on what to do? How to keep busy/stay positive? Im a 1st year associate and have been doing PD work and helping out but no projects in sight. Current leads fell through

TC. This your 2nd project I'm guessing?

I would def enjoy your down time. Try and pick up internal stuff to help network and get some experience. No need to panic, seriously

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Its been more than 3 months and I am still on bench. What to do now?

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What do you all do with your time on the beach / bench / in the pool? I caught myself in my pyjamas at 2pm watching Netflix and figure I could be being far more productive…or even slightly productive.

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Rolling off end of January.... What are the chances I'll get some bench time vs. being staffed immediately? Network doesn't have any leads

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