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Question for EY ppl - what's the truth about the blackout period for utilization tracking in May and June?

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Truth is, take vacation.

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^pretty sure that's false for staff unless you're already exceeding metrics expectations. Primary measurement for staff and seniors is utilization, which sucks donkey

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I heard my groups was 4/31. Also, EY7 Is giving the worst advice on the face of the planet.

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Ifnoeed

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HAH. I think it is indeed a blackout. Utilization resets in July and reviews are before this, so take advantage and let interns take your projects! But don't slack too hard, you don't want to be on the bench all summer

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If they take utilization metrics at the end of April and year end reviews are end of June, are the hours from May and June tracked for the next year or ignored?

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Taking 3 weeks of PTO in June. The blackout is real my friend.

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In FY16 - FSO utilization metrics were pulled as of 4/15.

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What's the cutoff for the ACP program in PI?

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Are you drunk or just have clumsy fingers

iPhone shows me it is going to autocorrect but unlike iMessage posting here doesn't trigger the autocorrect being applied

Silly Apple.

Learning to master the autocorrect saves you a ton of time. Much easier for me than trying that dragging your finger thing around thing android does

I believe the term is "Swipe"

My guess is it might still be considered while determining comp since that's done later.

Anyone dispute the above? About to start positioning myself for bench life in May and June.

Metrics are basically the last thing they look at during reviews. Feedback is much more important.

Not sure if this is standard around all advisory but my group is pulling utilization 3/31. April-June blackout but I'm already scheduled. D:

take as much time as you want off in June - off for 3 of the 4 weeks last June, still got a 5

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Is it better to be underworked or overworked? In the underworked scenario, assume utilization is not a factor and that you are billable, just not actually working very much/hard.

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I moved from client facing/compliance to internal role (from one big 4 to another) and this is my second week. It is just so weird working 40 hours with no urgent emails/calls or fire drills and no utilization goals this time of year. I had 6 years of busy season so it’s just hard to get out of that mode I guess lolol

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