Senior in audit, YTD utilization 20%, okay snapshots so far, should I be concerned ?

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Well it does not matter how many people in that boat ⛵️ because it is going down 👎🏽

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20%? Um, hell yes you should be concerned. The performance year is half over in 3 weeks.

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How is 20% even possible? What do you do all day?

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Can I have your job? My utilization is at 126.5%

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^Yes. Your utilization might not be your fault, but it’s certainly your problem. The reasons might be valid, but I think you should try not to be on the defensive comes Career Roundtable.

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Are you new? I’m surprised HR hasn’t reached out to you yet, that’s pretty low

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Not new, my schedule just worked out when I rolled off one of my main clients in June. Between training, vacation, planning , somehow managed not to get picked up in between, I work on private jobs, so no quarters.

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EY1, glad someone is in the same boat.

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I am at 152% 🙁

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Nah, got about 37% util. Had vacations,training, and barely any work so makes sense

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😂😂😂

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I hear KPMG will take you

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136%

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Lol

Performance year is half over in three weeks?

I am so sorry ☹️ ^ that's awful

You need to reach out (read: CALL) senior managers and partners you know to get on their jobs or help them out. Also hope your counselor knows what's going on

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