What’s your bench record in your consulting life ?

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3 months. It was awesome.

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<1 week in 7 years

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14 weeks and counting

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Bout tree-fiddy Jokes aside, 2 months of heaven

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I was paid by a client to “sit tight for an upcoming project”. 4 months. It was glorious. I was in the best shape of my life. And it was over the summer.

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3 months

@director as new hire ?

No, as manager after I was hired in from undergrad. I had a huge chunk of PTO in there which made it hard to get staffed.

9 months into firm life. 10 weeks on the bench. 😤 and that’s trying hard to get staffed.

2 months as a Business Analyst about a year into the firm. Was amazing! Had time to get into the best shape of my life. Deloitte has since ruined that for me.

2.5 months spring of my first year. Started to get brutal in there and wasn’t able to enjoy it as much as I didn’t have much experience to contrast. When I got 4 weeks my s2 year after a 2 year project it was glorious

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2.5 Months

3 months, 225lbs 5 reps

3 weeks over 4 1/2 Years. 340 x 5 reps, or 225 x 32 reps

4 months, right when I started

2 days in 3 years. But there was a period before that when I was an analyst and was staffed 50% for several months. All remote work and hated life

While at PWC was being held for a priority project for 5 months that was due to sign “at any moment.” Was not allowed to pick up any other projects as I had “a particular set of skills.” I ended up resigning out of boredom and the fact I wasn’t going to hit my metrics which meant no bonus for the year

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