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What is the longest duration you've been on the beach/on the bench?

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5 months

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1 month. It was awesome; was waiting for next project to start up.

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3 weeks as a FYBA

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7 months with other stints of 4 months and 3 months

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Have had 1 week on the beach since joining 4 years ago. I’m so sick (🤙 or 🤒?)

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2 weeks

Almost 2 months as a new joiner during winter holiday season

5 months

3 months. It was my first 3 months out of UG - was told not to fret as I had a project lined up but I just wanted to work hard ASAP. How naive I was.

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1 week 😩

1.5 months. It was great.

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Got called Friday at 1pm saying I could only bill 10hrs next week and had to roll off after due to budget. Wow thanks its not like you had a budget excel sheet and could have told me this atleast...

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Roll off pushed out for another 6 weeks. Guess my MD saw his own shadow while leaving the bathroom.

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Has anyone here actually been on bench since quarantine started? Rather, as of recent, what’s the longest y’all have been on the bench.

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ON THE BENCH!! After almost 2 years of being on different projects, couldn’t be happier for a little break. What do folks do on the bench to enjoy it to the max? Do tell! 🤗

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how long on bench before someone should consider exiting a firm?

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I don’t understand how people keep posting about the bench and being unassigned. I’m in advisory(not audit) and my entire LoS is trending 90%+ utilization

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As a new joiner to the firm, how many weeks of bench time are considered ok ? And when should I start looking outside ?

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Acn people: Got a generic email from TFS taking about things to do when on the bench, it also mentioned we must now be in the local office everyday, legit or ignore?

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What general duties and responsibilities should grad hires have had experience of during their first 2-3 months? That’s assuming that they’re not on the bench..tryna compare my experience to others.

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

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Anyone else love listening to Bollywood music in the gym? Others probably think I have hip hop or rap playing but in reality I’m doing bench press while blasting badri ki dulhania 😂🇮🇳

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TMW your Senior Manager leaves the program/firm the day before you're supposed to finalize your own roll off plan. 😖 🔫 #nevermind

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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

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How to best utilize your time when you’re on the bench? I have started some online learning, getting ready for CFA, exercising, cooking, reading books, but I still feel that I have plenty of unused time. And the routines are killing me too.

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I was laid off from a resource management role, working with employees approaching or on the bench, working with managers to staff projects, and support functions like report creation, scheduling, etc. Roles like this are few and many large consulting firms have frozen internal hiring. Do you think it would be beneficial to get a SHRM cert? Would that help get a "talent related" HR role? Worth the money? I have a background in recruitment as well.

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If you project ends right around when you turn in 2 week notice, will most company let you go immediately or honor your 2 weeks? Those 2 weeks will just be bench weeks then. (I’m Not going to a competitor).

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When your client's website goes down but you just rolled off yesterday 💁🏽‍♂️

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