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When's the best time to take PTO ... when you're staffed on a long project or on the bench

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Take PTO when you're on a project. You're already on vacation when on the bench.

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When flights are cheap.

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Best for who? For the company, when you are on the bench. For you... When you need it.

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Of course they do.

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So it doesn't matter then... I heard that you want to take PTO when you're on the bench

Very true ey1

The best time is to take it while on the bench. You have no obligations and remember - bench time is bad. So, using PTO keeps your chargeability from decreasing. But don't let that stop you from requesting it while on a project. Esp if it's a long term project and you have something you want to do.

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I'm just sick of being on those huge projects that last forever and hard to roll off from.

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