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Upvote if you're not a peasant with less than 100% utilization

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70%. Peasant what!?

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Lost my job ! No severance provided. Is this normal scenario. Low utilization

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Hours real talk. I've always been very "bill what I work" so that means light weeks I'm destroying my own utilization/billing initiatives instead. Meanwhile peers bill 40-45 regardless. Am I an idiot?

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