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Can you get fired for having a low utilization as a staff? I mean like 30%

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Your salary and bonus is probably 20-30% of your charge-out rate (if you are 100% billable outside vacations etc). So from a business perspective, someone with 30% utilization is a big loss. Guess that gives you an answer?

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How long would it take the firm to realize and lay you off? I’m guessing you might be able to cruise at this rate for 12-18 months?

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Fired or laid off? Definitely latter, but not sure about former unless you’ve been refusing work.

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30% is really low

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More like 12-18 weeks

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How do you get to 30%?

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This is typically why you get laid off

Depends. Is this your first year? I was on the same boat two years ago and was able to only increase my UT to 60% by year end. Wasnt fired at all but only got an inflationary increase for the following year

I've read that unless you do something really bad, you would be put on a PIP before you're let go for below average performance, such as low utilization.

^i know a lot of colleagues who have been let go for low util. I’ve never met a single person who was pip’d for utilization

Same as P3, know someone let go for low util. Maybe PwC thing?

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Only thing going to be impacted tomorrow is everyone's utilization

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