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Had lower utilization this year than normal due to being rolled off and on different engagements with downtime in between. Nothing performance-related. Even though it was out of my hands (cont)

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It depends on how your firm reads utilization and, perhaps most importantly, how your group performs/is perceived within the organization. Group performance and perception of performance, from my experience, have been the most accurate indicators of who gets promoted when. Caveats aside - your utilization may have an effect on your chances, but you are probably fine. If you’re good at your job and perform at the criteria for the next level, you will likely be promoted.

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SA1, thanks, I did what you mentioned. Got two high level certs, organized vet network events, did JA, wrote engagement QA plans, wrote for proposals, etc, etc. I'm worried because I don't think my PML is a particularly good advocate. I like him and I don't think it's personal on his side of it, I just don't think his heart is necessarily in it. I may bail this year if I don't get a good looking at. I'm on the high age side of the SA grade as this my second career (prior military officer). I'm not going to say it's not about the money because it is. I'm losing too much each year waiting for someone to sign off on my gold star. Ok.....rant off. That felt good.

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I know someone who made M the year she was on the bench for 9 months. But she also kept busy with special projects and helping out lots of directors with non-billable stuff when she could. So it’s all about how you use that downtime

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Thanks A1

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can it have an effect on my effort to get promoted to manager? Thanks all.

I feel ya on the PML thing. My old one was similar but just left the firm so I got a new one and he should be much better. Maybe try a new PML first? I’m on the old side of SA too. Are you on the list for promotion? I am but was told by my new PML that it probably won’t happen this year

Thank you for your service btw OP

Thanks SA1. Good luck with your PML issues as well.

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