Let’s talk later

Chatty co-workers – how do you deal with them? I’ve been having a problem with an extra-chatty coworker, and I’ve been trying to take steps to address the issue in a sensible fashion. Advice from a Google search ranges from a variety of polite response to simply wearing headphones at all times to discourage co-workers …

The value of work

Most of us go to work everyday. Some of us might prefer not to go to work, would prefer to work less, or would prefer their work to be in a different field. We also have ideas about what is “important” work and we have more respect for some jobs than others. From the lamentations …

Work vs. School

Some musings on the difference between work and school (specifically, higher educations)–expectations, what behavior you’re rewarded for, the type of rewards you get. How does 85% sound? If you’re like me, 85% wasn’t what I wanted to get in a class–I wanted an A! But 85% was a good grade for the majority of students. …

I read two articles today, aimed at young CPA’s in particular, but most likely valid to many young workers my age. The first article is aimed at CPA firms, listing steps that firms can take to make sure that millennials (those born between 1978 to 1994) are engaged at work, in order to entice them …

My job is eating my life

And it tastes delicious! Ermm . . . at least I hope so? So I thought that May would be my “slow” month. The time between audit busy season and tax busy season. Well, I kicked off May with a client project that I had to work on over the weekend – i.e. the client …

Young Professionals

In public accounting, there’s an expectation that young employees need to “put in their time” as we call it. And they need to put in this time because, well, that’s what everyone else did when they’re a young employee. I think every generation thinks that the generation that comes after them is lazy and disrespectful.¬†Go …

Work blahs

My (extended) tax season has really ramped up the last couple of weeks. Most of our tax returns are due by September 17th, which is still 4 weeks away, but a) we like to have returns to clients at least a week ahead of time where possible, and b) all MY work has to go …

Blogging and work

I am been very quiet on the blog over the past few months – a lot of that is due to business, but most of it is because everytime I want to share things about my life – getting a new dog, talking about where I went on vacation, I get worried that somehow, someone …