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Currently on the beach and decided to go to Paris with my girlfriend..bloop I literally am not utilized for the past 2 months - might as well make the best of it 🙌

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Take advantage of the downtime while you can. So many times you hear about people getting staffed on crazy projects and then are upset when it's tough to get time off for vacation. Sounds like a perfectly logical and strategic move to me. Agree you should reach out to your team proactively and in the meantime enjoy Paris!

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The majority of our firms don't allow you to even bring your computer with you to a foreign country unless you are staffed on an international project or your client is there. And what are you charging to while you are there? And in what tax location? Are you charging GAA in Paris?

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You'll be lucky if you come back to a job. Enjoy! 😂

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Bold move, Cotton. Let's see if this works out for him.

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That's not nice

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In my experience that's a surefire way to get staffed

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I did that too this summer. Went to asia for 3 weeks while on the bench. Now im back to 85% utilization. All good

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"Bloop"

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I was joking in the first comment, but now that I get more background I am 90% sure you'll get 🔥 "have not heard from my team" is not good enough. You should be out there nagging mgmt like every hour to get you staffed... or shaking the practice with BD work...

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Wow. That's not a good call in this current climate OP

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Just live your life and do it!

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"Haven't heard from my team"... 😂

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Don't know why they are so many haters to this post... that's awesome OP, I'm jealous

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2-3 weeks sure - you can still maintain expected util if you take that time off. 2 months and not working crazy proposal/initiative hours...how are you going to explain that at year end? Like...actually?

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I'm on your side here OP. Lots of losers in this thread

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Proud of you...make sure you also hand in your notice when you board that flight. Is it too much to ask people to work for their salary? This job has perks but people who just become greedy harm everyone who handles these things reasonably.

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You're fine OP. Just be ready to get on a plane ASAP when you get staffed. I went to Columbia for 2 weeks on the bench before I had to come back 😎

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Good for you - work/life balance at its best.

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I don't understand why people are giving him a hard time. He is on the beach. He can either sit around at home and search for a new project or sit around in Paris and search for a new project. It's not his fault that Deloitte massively over hired

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No charging to Chicago, what diff does it make?

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