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Current util is 119. How long can I spend on the beach looking for a new gig before it goes back to the 90s? I had a lead role so want to wait for another good role if I can. But util is high priority

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Lol calculate it out yourself

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Now I understand why we're able to charge more.

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This is math

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Can you seriously not figure out how to calculate this yourself? A full week is 40 hours and there's 52 weeks. All non working business days count against utilization. Also we bill 45's so gain a bit of utilization every week. Now go make yourself a mini model.

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Shit OP. Even KPMG could figure this one out

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@McK1 I swear this is not representative

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I don't want to be a part of our firm anymore

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Not trying to be a jerk, but all the tools you need (Excel spreadsheet) to see the effect of PTO/bench on your utilization can be found on Deloittenet... Search for Utilization Toolkit. Or calculate it manually. Standard Utilization hours in a year is 2080.

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I am going to make "Do you know how to calculate utilization?" one of my standard interview questions. Make Deloitte great again!

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Use the Utilization Toolkit on Deloittenet and figure it out for yourself?

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If I remember correctly, every week on the beach / PTO roughly lowers utilization by 2-3%

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40/(52*40) = 1.9% a week

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Man!!! Apologies for asking! I calculated taking into consideration my planned PTO, Labor Day weekend, Christmas and expected downtime and landed at a cushion of 3-4 weeks. When I looked at deloittenet it said my projected utilization at the end of this period will be 73% which really did not tally with my estimate so decided to ask. Have a feeling that it would have been a much easier conversation face to face with someone. Therein lies my fallacy.... Apologies again. All of you are hella smart!

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I'm not mad at him/her for not being able to figure out the calculations - I'm just mad they even want to figure it out in the first place. You're at 119% take a fucking chill pill and stay on the beach as long as you want. My friend and I have each gotten 1's with utils between 80% & 85% when our targets were 90%. They don't *really* care about it, they mostly just use it as a scare tactic to keep people busy / staffed

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@A1, deloittes calculation is pretty terrible. Even PTOs count negatively. I have a figure in mind (3 weeks as per my calculations) but still just wanted to get another idea

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Every single M-F counts. So the denominator is just Total Weeks This Year * 40

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So you can go like 15 weeks

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Math

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LOL everyone is so mean. I mean I thought it but no need to pile on.... Like I'm doing right now....

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Lol this is hilarious.. so when you were a lead, did you have the analysts write your emails too?

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