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What do you do on the bench to keep yourself engaged and learning new skills? Looked into some udemy/coursera courses but curious what else is out there!

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I'm from RFA D USI (Analytics Team) and had a word with my manager today. Looks like there are no new projects coming in and i might be (no official communication) put on the bench.

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Hi Fishes,

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