At what point is your utilization considered too high?

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I hit 125% with 1,000 hours over standard (so basically worked 3,000 hours that year between billable and non-billable time). My coach was told to better manage my work load and make me take a vacation.

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Really anything over 100% will likely get brought up in the meeting to question burnout. 110% and the noise would get pretty loud

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101%?

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SM2 - I couldn’t agree more! My billables are only 80%, but so much other work that requires managing teams and clients and partners.

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I reached 150% once.

If you go too high your counselor will get asked why during YE

130% someone will tall with you about taking some time off. Im at 117% now and good to go.

I find myself getting more burnt out nowadays with a large focus on sales and keeping my team busy than I did when I was younger and focused primarily on my own delivery / utilization.

Hit 170% at one point for a 3 month period... that was excessive

At ibm there is no such thing as too high

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