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What do you guys do when you're on "the bench"?

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FAANG - spend time on Facebook, stop by at Apple store, buy things I don’t need on Amazon, binge watch Netflix, while Google is tracking everything.

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Beat my meat, play squash, and burn Monopoly money.

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I haven’t been on the bench since 2017. I’ve been “hidden” - it was glorious and too short.

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Go to the beach, sleep in, drink and relax. But i have only been on the bench for 1 week since I started my career 😂.

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At OW we call it “on the beach”. Sometimes we take it literally.

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I usually do whatever I want - sleep in, yoga or workout classes multiple times a day, journaling or reading in a coffee shop, meeting with friends for lunch - it’s a great time!

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I bench 235.

Not to be mean but what is Willis Towers Watson? Is that a consulting firm?

Yep Willis Towers Watson is the most prestigious actuarial consulting firms in the world!!!

Every time I see WTW I remember before they merged and just see T Wat and crack up. Top amusing actuarial consulting firm name

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So prestigious it has the tallest tower in Chicago

Oh no way is that where you’re based, that’s awesome

I was only on the bench once during my first week at the firm. I can only dream..

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My motivation legit evaporates when I’m on the bench... help

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Currently on the bench and have a new job offer starting Oct 30. Do I still need to give 2 weeks notice if I’m on the bench? Or will they want to release me earlier since I’m costing them $$

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Love being on the bench during May. Any downsides?

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So many new hires coming in. I just don't get it, with all the layoffs that happened a few months back and a bench so deep..

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Just rolled off an engagement where I worked 3 weeks of 80s, with a month of 60s before that. Now this new job I’m on is looking like it’ll be 60-80 for the next month too and I’m having a hard time focusing. Anyone else deal with this? What’s your strategy for staying productive. Feel like I’m dragging the new team down.

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What is your best strategy to maximize bench time between projects?

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Any tips on sending those "I'm on the bench, got anything?" Emails to your network? Always feels awkward to me but I wonder if it's just my phrasing that's awkward lol

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The BEACH or the BENCH? 🤔

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A month on the bench. Looks like my career discussion invite is gonna come up soon

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ACN Strat: how common is it for people to be let go? Be it being on bench too long, performance, etc. Seems it’s a common thing at some firms

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Hi, my hr round with epam anywhere will be soon, as I am looking for remote working , is it good to join epam anywhere , how much hike they provide , what is the difference between epam anywhere and epam system also for bench 50k fixed that is quite disappointing for me, any one could you pls help me , my current CTC 25 fixed , they want to provide 37 lacs , I am looking for 45 lacs

How bad is being put on the bench? I just got benched. I feel ....blah...

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Have been on the bench for almost two months. Is it time to look for a new job ?

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Who else is on the AIM bench? How long have you been on the bench?

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How long have you known someone to be on the bench and still stay with the company?

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My current CTC is 25 L , bellow is the package I got of 37L , they have calculated hr on bench pay , does any one has any clear idea about project pay , is this good idea to join epam anywhere , I heard that epam systems also provide remote work , let me know all of your thoughts

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I have been key resource in the project, I have been requesting release as my rating was bad in spite of best performance in the project. PM planned roll off 2 days b4 go live. What is in his mind.

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Current senior. Can I straight up say no to a project? Fought hard to get a roll off and now being approached by a Sm for a very similar project not in my area of interest/practice.

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I’m currently on the bench and had a senior colleague reach out to me about assisting with a work item. I volunteered to help (but I can’t charge my time). There was (to my knowledge) an entire team of individuals working on the project up until last week so it seemed to me that my help wasn’t really needed. The project is spinning down and they’ve lessened the team members, but I’m still helping out with tasks. I don’t mind helping at all, but it seems weird. Am I thinking into this too much?

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If you give notice on the bench are you usually shown the door? Or do they let you ride out the 2 weeks?

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