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I got laid off with no warning. Reason given was my utilization was low at 81.8%. No performance problems. Would it be inappropriate for me to apply back to PwC to the teams I discussed rolling onto?
Hi! I’m doing some research on employee benefits (medical insurance, 401k, HSA/FSA, commuter benefits) and was hoping to connect with People specialists or HR professionals in the comp & benefits space. I’m trying to better understand any pain points or challenges you might face with utilization/enrollment. Anyone interested in connecting? Thank you!
Anyone have any tips for getting past the "new consultant" anxiety? Everything from how I look to the team to my first month's utilization rate has me staying up at night...
Any advice on how to transition from patient care into a WFH position. I really desire to do something different. I’m an outside the box thinker. I problem solving, figuring out things. My thoughts were case manager, utilization review but without any of that experience I’m unsure. Any suggestions?
Hey Everyone! I’m new to Fishbowl, but excited to connect. I’m looking to transition to consulting! I’m a licensed social worker with a background in healthcare- utilization management and change management. Any leads on new opportunities? Thanks in advance!
Will taking a project with only adjusted utilization hurt me? If I meet utilization targets for adjusted utilization, but miss it for standard, will that count as not meeting the metric?
Edit: What is the best way to tell a PM or a PEP that this project isn't for you, and that it doesn't align with your career goals without getting kicked off too soon to negatively impact your utilization? The project is ABSOLUTELY horrendous and a mess. It is glorified admin work which is not what I want to do. Is there a way to tell that to senior management without getting a negative reaction?
Do we have a chargeable code that we can bill our time to while we are waiting on a code to open? Its getting close to FYE utilization cut off so want to make sure I get credit for the hours pending.
For people that started recently, what is your utilization looking like? I joined in September and have 24% utilization. I have been staffed on 4 deals that all died within a week and it’s been pretty frustrating
Got offer from BCG for ECT. Read numerous comments about ECT being not attractive compared to Generalist track. Also heard challenges about billability/utilization. Any views/ guidance appreciated!
I am not super keen to become a partner (selling) and main reason to join will be working with different clients, smart talented people and a good brand. End goal (at the moment atleast) is to stay for few years and return to the industry. 15 YOE
Are you seeing any change in behavior based on the increased scrutiny on utilization and EM? I feel like there’s less teaming than a few years ago. Is that acknowledged as an unintended consequence?
I am interested in a clinical manager position for my company that performs utilization reviews for skilled nursing facilities. Currently I am clinical coordinator performing those reviews but I want to move into management. What type of salary can I expect.
Have any respiratory therapists found jobs OTHER than being a clinical RT? I want to possibly change careers, but I am finding that a lot of jobs (clinical liason, utilization review, etc) want you to have a nursing degree, not a respiratory degree. I feel like as an RT we are limited to jobs.
A previous employer reached out and offered me a Senior Product Designer role with a 40% increase base salary. I am considering this, as I have been feeling under utilized at my current role + dealing with of uncertainty lately. But I would be forfeiting a lot of RSUs if I leave. I am in the middle of my vesting period (2/4 yrs), and this year alone would have 256 shares vesting (~$500 share price). The new role will come with shares, but at a small share price. Anyone had similar experience?
Project keeps being pushed back a week at a time and I'm approaching a month on the bench. Is there anything I can do for my utilization? I still have pre-engagement work every day, no other project.
P1 - Can you explain the various ways that partners are measured and primary drivers are for compensation? Curious how much selling, utilization (individual and group), delivery, etc impacts comp
Why don’t more people push back against eating hours (especially when it’s substantial, e.g., 25% beyond projected hours), when utilization is a KPI? Can there even be formal repercussions for refusing to, given that doing so is against policy at most firms?
I would like to ask for a few recommendations of books that is related to mental health or psychology
Are there any tips for a 5+yoe person who works in a non-tech/pmm environment to make a switch without sacrificing Tc? Currently earning 110k
Salam. Anyone else here a ‘Friday Muslim’, i.e. just pray Jummah? What are you doing to improve your Salah hygiene? Hoping to get better before Ramadan rolls around!
TriCare reserve select vs Cigna oap: My new employer pays 100% for us so thinking of dropping TRS. There is a 12 month lock out, but I’m guessing that if I change employment I can get TRS again since that should be a QLE. Anybody else have experience with this?
Hi fellow nurses! I am an Emergency Nurse with 3 years of nursing experience to include med -surg. I am looking to transition to a lower acuity position such as pre op, or honestly work remote as the work life balance is not fulfilling for me. Any recommendations on hospital jobs that are less stressful or any companies that offer competitive pay to work remote? I make 38/hr currently and would like to maintain that rate. Thank you!
Recently joined pwc, facing difficulty in passing OFRO and other mandatory assesments, any tips or any help will be really appreciated.
In wipro, for a new employee , do the recruiters ask which facility in bangalore can they join?
Whitefield and electronic city would be far away, only sarjapur is nearby
Hi Fishes, how is Birlasoft? I have 8.7 years of experience. Will it be a good deal to join Birlasoft irrespective of the package they offer?
Anyone here live in Chicago? How bad is the winter? Does the summer truly make up for the long winters?
Any global services here willing to trade 80 pluspoints? I’m 1k going on a honey moon trip this week and would love to use a GS sponsored pluspoints to move up the upgrade list. Willing to trade with miles or my PP as well
Producer help! In Vancouver for a shoot - we would love any and all food recommendations! Thanks in advance!
This is how I feel after a very long week:
I was just trying to be polite and was having a small talk with the Uber driver when he suddenly asked if i am married…ahhh, I am not married but this made me so uncomfortable 😣 should I put in earphones next time riding Uber to avoid conversation?
How long adidas take time to release offer letter?
Does adidas send offer letter in email format.
I heard they don't give pdf format? Is it true?
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I need some advice on securing additional debt on my house. The house is worth about $1.1M and has about $600K in debt, so about 55% LTV. I’d like to take some cash out for some home improvements and some investments. My question is, should I go for a second mortgage or a fixed rate home equity line of credit. Any leads on the lowest rates on those products? Thanks!
What are your favorite 2-3 ETFs to invest in for the long-term 10+ years?
My number one is of course, VTI.
Anybody have any general advice for the markets right now? Any specific areas you think to invest in, or wait a few weeks/months for the inevitable bottom to hit.
Thoughts on Wealth front?
I feel like I have a good buying strategy for investments with dollar cost averaging each month. But I think I’m lacking the knowledge of when I should be selling. Any tips? Thx
I have $43,000 - what’s the best low risk way to grow this within a year? Is it worth putting 10k into an iBond right now, pulling it by next May, and then paying the 3 month interest? I have some in ETFs currently.
Struggling to find a cost efficient way to invest in sp500 from Europe. What are people using? Ie something similar to what Fidelity offers in US.
How do our pre-tax money into a traditional IRA (to then back-door Roth it) if my employer doesn’t have a traditional IRA option?
Any books or articles on macro economics?
Anyone have experience with personal capital advisors (or any other recommendations) ? Spoke to several others before but never gone with any as I have always invested through retirement funds or in real estate but now want a little more market exposure. For context, nw 850K with 30% in retirement funds, 50% in RE
So what is everyone’s guess on when we will return to all-time highs for the S&P? How far out?
Does anyone here genuinely believe that crypto is bounce back and be as high as it was before this recession?
Any interesting stocks out there folks are watching? Have 5-7k in an investing account I'm looking to deploy. Ideally short to mid horizon.
Best value stocks to buy now ? Is it worth doing an etf or stick to individual stocks for dividends?
Best tax advantaged accounts and financial things to consider for parents of newborns?
Just starting to learn about all of these beyond the basics (401k, Roth 401k), like HSA, FSA for childcare, additional childcare credit, dependent credit, 529, healthcare indemnity payout for delivery, etc) and it seems like there’s a new one to learn about every day.
What are favorites and what are some things you wish you’d learned about earlier?
Thoughts on fundrise?
Is it a good idea to withdraw money from Roth IRA for first home purchase or b-school? What are the downsides
Do I have a problem? Just want to gauge if sth is wrong. I can go months without spending a dollar then one day just binge spend. Yesterday I spent like $200 on dinner😅 and now I feel super guilty😭😭
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Do you actually need credit right now? If not, I would resist any temptation to do something unnatural just to boost your score. For example, if the main driver is not having enough large loans, I wouldn’t just go out to buy a car for the purpose of having a loan.
Having loans show more evidence you can pay back and will boost your credit
I've never understood that. Want to improve you're credit score? Take on more debt !
It is true for stocks, but not for human behavior ;)
It’s counterintuitive, a lack of loans shows that you might be a risk because there’s no/little history of making on time payments. A large loan with a history of on time payments shows you’re reliable.
What's your score and why do you care about increasing it?
Of it's high 700s, you should get top rates anyway. Just let the age of the loans and other accounts progress.
One quick thing to do is pay your reported bills twice a month. This will lower your utilization. I pay after each paycheck. For me, the lease of mind of knowing I won't ever have a late payment is greater than the minimal interest o would gain by holding the money in savings and the hassle of having o transfer it to checking. I just don't spend that much each month.
It’s high 700s (FICO). The other bureaus are lower for some reason? Either way I was hoping to cross the 800 mark, admittedly only for perfectionist purposes.
Okay- thanks for that. Yes, have heard of that trick. Did it a couple times and am going to start doing that regularly.