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You sit there, staring at your screen for hours, staring at pieces of papers for hours, marking things on your excel sheet and on those papers that you sometimes want to curl up and toss into the nearest trash. Halfway through, you slump in your chair, not realizing that this might just destroy your spinal construction. But...it has to be done, these spreadsheets have to be documented, screw our back. And during our "busy season"...january-march officially, january - late april/early may for most, you absolutely destroy your back. Busy season hours usually average around 55 hours a week, sans lunch. That's right, we're not supposed to count our lunch hour, so our 8:30-6 days end up becoming 8-6 days, which per my mathematical skills, amount to 10 hours a day. But..oh no..you can't count lunch, so it's just 8 hours. So 2 hours of our lives are a waste every day just so our venerable partner can meet his budget so he can buy that additional condo near the beach.
Just the other day, a senior manager said that his boss (that being the partner) wouldn't allow him to pursue other work-related but non-audit related activities on saturdays, just on sundays, since for some odd reason, in the partner's mind, our work days have become 6 day weeks.
I love this job.

Comments

Jared said…
Man, I just found your blog and I gotta say you nail it right on the head. Working for both a small firm and a large regional firm, I can feel exactly where you're coming from. As Lawrence would say, "F***in' A man!"
Anonymous said…
so what you're saying is that it's close to impossible to work mon through fri?

is this true even at a smaller firm????
notfordisplay said…
Really depends on your client schedule and the geographic region you work in. From January to March, odds are relatively high that you will work a saturday or two.

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