How does it feel to earn less than US Consultants while also struggling for utilization

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Depend on firm and the level you were hired. If your firm cannot utilize you at the salary they provide, then best way is to update your resume and look for other opportunities it would be better for you as you will gain more experience instead of wasting time on bench(especially if you are early in your professional career)

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