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1% away from targeted utilization...does it matter?

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I hear for every percentage point you're short, you get fired once.

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You matter OP... you matter.

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Do you have PRD hours? If yes, then it doesn't matter.

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No. I wouldn't be concerned unless you're more than 5-10% below

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P1 that's not how we operate. It doesn't matter significantly but I would ensure your counselor understands your reasoning and can point to enough non-client firm contribution to make up for it

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