Am I understanding utilization rate correctly? It’s chargeable time over total time? Charged 40 hours and had 10 hours non-charge so my utilization is 80%? If so, wouldn’t it benefit me to understate non-charge hours so my utilization is higher since they only really care about chargeable time anyways? Charge 40 hours still but only put 5 hours non-charge for utilization to be 89% instead of 80%? Or am I misunderstanding how utilization works?

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Utilization is chargeable hours / 40 hours per week

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This! Doesn’t matter how many unchargable you have.

Don't try to game the system. Log all your hours, billable or non billable. Do not eat hours.

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I went to Siegfried then to a Siegfried client which is where I’m at now.

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That is how you calculate utilization, but if you charge more hours just to up that ratio you start affecting realization. Dont try to game the numbers, just book your time honestly.

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