Can anyone who works close to billing speak to the rationale behind why vacation days aren’t billed 8.0 per day, and why they don’t count toward an associate’s billable hours?

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Because 2k hours looks better in a policy than 2160. It’s not like you will be allowed to take vacation anyway.

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This. The real requirement is simply higher than the nominal requirement.

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Generally, the same reason work with the firm as client doesn't count. For bonus purposes, they only care about money coming in the door.

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