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Why do some firms say “on the bench” and others say “on the beach”?

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As someone who's been at places that do both, I find this to be accurate.

Who the heck says “on the beach”?! 😂

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Bench on the beach

We say beach at BCG

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I think it’s bench when utilization matters at the lower levers, and beach when it doesn’t

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Officially, it’s on the bench. People refer to it “on the beach” because they do as little as possible.

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I think the point BCG2 is making is that YOU refer to it as bench strength. We’re just on the beach 🏖 🍹

It’s the bench at IBM because you get PIPed after 30 days and fired after 60 days. Hardly a vacation, because you spend the whole time trying to get staffed and looking for external jobs.

Nope. It is. Happened to 3 people on my team last year.

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