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I'm currently unassigned the first and second week of January, and then I'm back on my main client. How likely am I to be pulled onto an engagement the first two weeks? I'd rather save my pto

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At this point pulling you onto a new engagement? I’d say unlikely. However, I’d be more concerned about your main client pulling you into things early. Not sure your level, but I’ve pinged my staff to get some things started, and as a senior I’ve tried to get ahead of the game by starting some things early when possible as well. With that said, I wouldn’t expect my staff to be physically present at the client with me before they’re actually assigned. So you can probably get away with working from home in that time, but have an action plan just in case.

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Charge G&A. Just cause you’re not assigned doesn’t mean you have to take PTO

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Thanks, but charging to G&A would not preclude me from being pulled onto an engagement. Taking PTO would stop teams from pulling me in. If I don't book PTO, its a gamble because I wouldn't have the entire day to study.

I’d put a day of pto in on a wednesday so that no one will staff you for that week

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Yea, that seems like the best bet. Thanks!

Probably not too likely. Maybe a count or something

You won’t be unassigned

Why does it matter?

Haha, SA3 has the best response to keep you off. If people need you though, they’ll book you (even if they need to work around the Wed off)

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