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Somewhere between wanting to take a lengthy vacation, but not wanting my utilization to drop

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Honestly that's probably the only thing stopping me from applying to Deloitte. I hate the fact that your PTO counts against your utilization. Makes you feel guilty for taking vacation!

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Exactly! They make you feel invincible by giving you 25 days of PTO, but then you have to strategize on when and how to use it

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Fuck that! Live a little!!

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I use it for sure, but less util pressure at my level. More sales

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Our PTO reduces util. We have full and effective but all ppl care about is full

So any Deloitters or EYs just dgaf and still use all of your PTO for the year? I would still use my 5 weeks, fuck that

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