What does everyone have for billable hours?

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Zero!

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That's my kind of number. I loathe billable hours.

Meaning billable requirement?

Req: 115 Actual billed 150 avg.

Half what I work

Too many - required 1600. Worked 2300.

Required 1650 or 1800 (depending on who you ask). I generally bill 2600 a year.

1800, but expected to have at least 2000

1650

1680

IP. 1000

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