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When you're on the bench, do you reach out for work or use the time to relax until next engagement?

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Usually I relax for a couple of days, than I reach out

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Awesome, appreciate that. I have trouble escaping the notion that if I’m not going 100mph every minute of the day — even if I’m not staffed — I’m underperforming and need to do better. I think that’s due to a blend of my own desire to succeed with the constant lines I keep hearing that “You should always be reaching out to see how you can help”. So it helps to know that PPMDs will also ask for help and not rely solely on those (some might call them brown-nosers, I’ll say “persistent”) folks who always volunteer to help. Haha yeah that’s definitely a fairly positive outcome

Anxiety overcomes me and I freak out

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First week I won’t ask for any work. Especially if I just wrapped up a long engagement. After that I’ll reach out.

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Give yourself a few days as OW mentioned. After that reach out to your partner and senior network. They will likely pull you into proposals etc that’ll be good experience, albeit it can be very stressful.

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