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61% utilization as a first year associate. RIP

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I was a lot lower than that my first year and I'm still here. Don't stress over it, you'll be fine

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MC CIPS. We've had a bad year. Snapshot coverage is down in the dumps too.

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^yeah everyone told me that too and 2 months after CRT, after only a year with the firm they laid me off!!!!

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I can see why TC1 got let go, and it has nothing to do with utilization..

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KPMG! Thank god for having a network 🙄but yeah pwc did a lot of people dirty.

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Holy shit I have less.

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Want to refer me?

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I don't like licking buttholes P4. They implicitly asked me to do that each day. Also OP happy to refer If they do let ya go!

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TC1, refer me? I need to start throwing out some lifeboats

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As a new hire associate your first year is generally a pass. If you had shitty utilization and performance, of course the firm will let you go (especially since we're in a cost cutting phase).

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You'll be fine. Which horizontal/ group?

You get a break for the first year

(I was a campus hire too)

Where'd you end up? @tc1

Which horizontal in cips? Customer, ops, etc?

Should I be worried?

Tc1 have a burner? I've had similar experiences to what you described.

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