What's the longest you've been (involuntarily) benched? What's the longest you've been (involuntarily) benched?

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  • Never been benched except when I chose to.

    10 18.87%
  • Up to a month

    7 13.21%
  • Up to 2 months

    5 9.43%
  • Up to 3 months

    13 24.53%
  • Up to 6 months

    6 11.32%
  • Longer... please specify

    11 20.75%
  • I'm shackled to AndyW's bench

    1 1.89%
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    Default What's the longest you've been (involuntarily) benched?

    What's the longest period you've been benched or unemployed while actively seeking work?

    I'll throw up a poll, but more interested in the stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post

    I'll throw up a pole, but more interested in the stories.
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    three months. I dont really have any stories, but I was beset by terrors that my niche had withered and died, that the Indians would take all my work and that previous 'errors' would make me unemployable.
    but it was all false worries




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    Currently almost three months - end of August / start of September.

    Have optimistically said "up to three months"
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    9 months after university in 1992.
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    12 months

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    I've never been involuntarily benched, I've been involuntarily on a contract plenty of times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    9 months after university in 1992.
    4 months after uni again in 1992.
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    Currently almost 7 months - since start of June.

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    I was benched for 9 months in 1989/90 when the mainframe market died overnight. I spent the 9 months answering phones at a mate's computer company for nowt whilst retraining myself in Clipper and Paradox which he provided. I bs'd my way into a small brokerage and I've been working in The City pretty much ever since.
    ...my quagmire of greed....my cesspit of laziness and unfairness....all I am doing is sticking two fingers up at nurses, doctors and other hard working employed professionals...

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