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Recently started B4 accounting advisory - my projects keep getting delayed or cancelled and for the last few months I’ve only worked about two weeks. My next engagement just got cancelled and now I’m seriously worried about my utilization and about getting fired after just starting. My counselor was aware of my situation but didn’t mention too much about it and I’ve been reaching out + letting people know I’m available this whole time. Don’t know what else to do and how concerned I should be

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Yeah I doubt you’d get fired, that a schedule team issue and if the firm is losing projects that’s not your issue either. Keep reaching out to people, and if you can’t get on projects ask to be a part of making proposals.

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Zero chance of you getting fired. Id be more worried about rotation in audit if I were you. If they cant find you any advisory project.

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What’s your current utilization?

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