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It just occurred to me that it is an option in life to have a job that does not have a utilization metric. Not sure I can fully fathom that in this exact moment.

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Has it occurred to you that pretty much every job has a metric attached to it?

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Totally. Join the Marine Corps. 100% utilization and your new metric is KIA

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What about a bunch of no profit jobs that aren't related to fundraising? Also, a lot of gov't jobs don't have metrics tied to them and you pretty much can't get fired after three years. You have a very good point though. I've just been killing myself this week in order to compensate for upcoming PTO (utilization-wise) and it has sucked.

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Every job has some kind of metric, but NOT this utilization metric, just plain dumb.

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Had me*

Yeah, I don't have utilization problems, but I don't like how a weeklong vacation will lower it. I've been working across a 12 hour time zone for the last week trying to be everything to everybody. It is exhausting and I am only at 32 hours despite killing myself. Whatevs

Vacations impact utilization?! They don't at ACN

Yeah, I've heard that a million times on FB from people from ACN. Yes, PTO at Deloitte does ding your utilization!! I find it kind of shitty and antithetical to encouraging people to relax, recharge, and unplug. Kind of wrong the more that I think about it.

Hence my comment above.

Is the new Deloitte client service hours metric also a thing for commercial or is that just for fed?

Every job has a metric. I ran utilization at my old industry company. We used it to judge how efficiently the bosses were using their people, we recognized lower staff has no control of their workload. Utilization makes sense in the Tax world but not Advisory.

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