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My utilization has been so low since COVID closed off the offices. Should I be worried? Should I reach out to my relationship/career coach? Change to another group/line of service??

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Utilization, I believe, is universally the primary metric leadership looks at when putting people on the chopping block. If you don’t have a good reason for your low utilization, I am afraid it won’t reflect well on you. However, if you hound people and keep that email trail, you make be able to show initiative and spare yourself. If may also get you onto another project!

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@OP - I believe it’s been announced that utilization during the virus pandemic period won’t be taken into account. I forget the dates of the top of my head. However, if your utilization was already poor before shit hit the fan and you are still unstaffed, I would be worried.

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Yeah just change lines of service

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Haha yeah I’ve been told the same 😅 I just don’t feel it with tax regs, so thought audit could be a better choice for me in the long run. Might stick it through I guess

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