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I love how people pride themselves with being unassigned or out or busy season ... My Utilization levels are still over 100.. Busy season until June ! #AuditLife

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I love how people pride themselves on being busy.

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Curse and the blessing of being good is you're always busy.

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You pride yourself on not having a life op?

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This is such a sad post 😂

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