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First year here at midsize. What to do if I ask for work but none is given. the past few days I’ve had 1-3 billable hours too. Apparently it’s slow for some ppl. There was also some lay offs as well.. Wonder if I should also start looking at jobs now just in case.

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What firm is laying off ppl at this economic environment?

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I know... terrible

That happened a lot when I worked for a smaller firm. Staff didn’t have work when things slowed down. I studied for the CPA and just consistently made sure people knew I had availability.

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There is always a weird pause after a deadline. Just make sure to hit everyone up for work once a day so they know you have time and are willing to help. Ps. Please come do my billing.

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