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I'm 6 months old at D! Planning early promotion next year.. counselor and pm both are backing me.. I need to go to India for at least 4 weeks in Dec ... most probably would be rolling off from current project by then .. would this vacation hurt my promotion chances coz of utilization etc?

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Talk to your project about billing more and forecast appropriately to make sure you're hitting your target. I left the firm but back when I was there I believe billing 45/wk to a client or adjusted charge code meant you could still take 5 weeks off (including mandatory holidays, sick, PTO, etc.) You may have to bill a smidge more than 45/wk throughout the year (find a PT project, firm initiative with adjusted util) to bolster yourself against the mandatory days off (if you're Fed, keep in mind you may want to keep a buffer for potential Govt shutdowns) but overall you should be able to do it. Also stay visible and guzzle that Kool Aid- you'll be fine

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Terko sab kuch chahiye . Lalchi

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Yup sab kuch! What ever.

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It's not a joke getting an early promo and while the official answer will be no it won't hurt the fact is you should be using that time to get on pursuits and other firm initiatives to make your case stronger. Your counselor and pm can back you all they want but the committee has to agree that you stand out from the crowd. That's my opinion atleast. 2 weeks would've still be fine, but 4 weeks in a year you're pushing for early promo? Risky

Which practice are you in? All depends...

How much will your utilization dip if you take 4 weeks off? BTW, which service line are you in that let's your take 4 weeks off?

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