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Everyone I reach out to is saying that things are slow during this time of the year and I am starting to get worried about my utilization. Is it true for all staffs?

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Typically this is the cycle - things ramp back up in February

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Thanksgiving to mid-January slow with holidays, end of year (budget freeze/development), and beginning of year ramp-up. Same happens with summer - Memorial Day to Labor Day can be slow to get anything started due to vacations. Enjoy the time to yourself.

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