How do you stay motivated to work during the day? Especially during the holiday season!

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Lots of deals needing closing. Don’t have a choice.

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Agreed. Kind of a nightmare for us transactional folks.

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A rocking work playlist and nice headphones. Then I dance at my desk

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I don't. I try to get all the hours I need for the year in 11 months so I can take December off.

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Hey peeps, here you go (even though my ass is on vacation at the beach). -oxo

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Utilization - PwC says vacation won't hurt it but if denominator is set at 1,976 hours that's factoring in 52 weeks minus firm holidays. Shouldn't it be 176 hours less to truly not count against it?

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