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How do I say to my counselor, "be prepared to see a big fall of my utilization because of things out of my control" without sounding like complaining or having a lot of negativity?

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He/she is probably already aware of you have regular meetings. No need to even say it. Maybe ask how having a low utilization may affect your review

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I'd let them know the circumstances so he/she is aware.

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Important to highlight what you are doing to get it corrected and some of the value add activities you are working on in the mean time. Be a solution person in the conversation and you will be in good shape.

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Thanks everyone!

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