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On hold for a project that seems like it's never going to start. Torched my already not great utilization

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Network to see if you can get on another project. They can't stop you from taking another project if this one is on hold

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Find another project ASAP. The low utilization is going to kill your YE.

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This issue exists everywhere same boat

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Just got confirmed 🤗

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We put waaaaaay too much emphasis on utilization as a performance measurement, and reasons like this are exactly why.

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@D2: Sometimes there are no other projects around... Utilization issues all round at the moment, depending on your practice.

Not in cyber unless your in Fed waiting for final award. If your doing something worthwhile with your bench time your fine.

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Thoughts on the utilization spreadsheet?

How am I expected to keep 2 interns and a first year and the GDC fully utilized when I and the rest of my team barely have things to hand off.

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How would you design an intern program for a project with a long onramp and few low-hanging fruit?

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Has anyone ever experienced bringing on a “partner” (a shop that offers different capability) to co-pitch a client, won the account but that “partner” ended up stealing the entire account?

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When you revisit a client and their portfolio, what kind of process do you have?

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Why do holidays count against utilization?

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I want to start taking the hijab - going back to work after a break and am client facing. Should I inform my partner beforehand? Anyone who has done that before?

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Curious...currently at 60% utilization PY. Some things on the pipeline but I don't feel particularly confident that them. What's considered dangerously low? Genuine advice?

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