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My specialty group is so dead my utilization is 18.7%. I've reached out to dozens of people and no one has work for me. Been here 8 months. I want to shoot myself for not taking the PwC offer.

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EY 3 are you fucking serious

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Start shopping around in case your group gets an axe. Especially given you're at EY.

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It's okay! You're living the life with low utilization. Count your blessings.

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EY 7 my same thoughts

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I don't want to say what group right out. But we're not regional and revenue ruling in December on triangular transactions slaughtered our incoming pipeline. Even senior managers and manager are slow. Partners have been mia. Just feel like everyone is protecting themselves and not sharing whatever work they have. Or maybe I'm shit at my job. But at the same time I haven't had any work to do to show that I'm shit at it. So what the hell. Needed to vent.

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You can always transfer to a different group at EY. Or do a rotation into another group.

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Talk about switching to another group. Each firm will have specialties that have low utilization at times.

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Ha, my situation sounds very similar to OP. I'm also in a specialized group and not regional.

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What group?

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Not good.

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Stay for a year and start looking at other options

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My group also has low utilization at certain times of year

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I was at 10% in Jan now climbing to 40-50 Hang in there

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I was in the same situation ... the whole group in my local office (we're national) got laid off

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My utilization dash broke too.. prob cuz my utilization was so low. Kek

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What does the laid off process look like?

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Staff 1 here... Thanks for being of help 👍🏻

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Your utilization can be found in the lower right corner of your screen or at mybusiness.ey.net

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You get a severance package if you get laid off?
Honestly idc anymore... I have a little over two years of exp at a big 4. I'm confident I can get into most accounting firms.

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omg lol@ey6 thx

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