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Have you ever missed utilization? Does missing it lead to serious consequences?

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I miss utilization like a long lost friend. I remember when utilization and I used to stay up all night and cry together in a warm embrace. We never used to keep anything from each other, we were always keepin’ it 100 if you know what I mean. There are serious consequences to missing it though. . . like Stockholm syndrome, usage withdrawals (or what we call ‘the itch’ on the streets), and worst of all finding your fix elsewhere. She’s a cold mistress.

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Missed as a staff 1. Got a 3. Hit it exactly as a staff 2. Got a 3. On track to exceed it as Senior 1. Will still get a 3.

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Depends on why. Keep your mentor and partner notified, keep a trail that you’re looking for work. Do trainings, etc. Communication early is key

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Depends on rank, etc. New staff always miss targets by a significant margin and it doesn’t seem to matter much.

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