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"My accounting colleagues are telling me I'm having a mid-career crisis. I think they're wrong although I admit that month ends just aren't what they used to be. Could they be right?"
Y I Malone, Group Financial Controller
Am I Having An Accounting Career Crisis?
Accountants! You could be experiencing a careers crisis without knowing it.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- does your career seem to have lost direction?
- have you been missing that old
- is your laptop now the only thing in the office that you turn on?
If you nodded knowingly to any of the above then YOU ARE AT HIGH RISK.
Study the symptoms below.
If you recognise any you must TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.
Careers Crisis - Classic Symptoms
Be on the lookout for the following:
- the displaying of typical 'boy accountant' behaviour:
- getting a faster calculator
- not adhering to the tidy desk policy
- playing the telephone-hold music at full volume
- recklessly posting journals without proper documentation
- attaching spoilers and go-faster stripes to laptops
- repeatedly leaving work on time and offering implausible reasons such as "going out with partner" or "taking the kids to the football"
- getting in shape by attending Continuing Professional Development courses
- hanging around with the accounting trainees by the smokers' fake bus shelter and participating in idle banter
- making irrational and disturbing references to there being a better life beyond the month end accounts completion checklist
- inappropriately using mufti-days to uncover hidden talents or to explore alternative career paths
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Warning: undiagnosed or untreated this can wreak havoc with your accountancy career and - in extreme cases - with your counting colleagues caught up in the calamity.
Study the following video carefully:
Don't let it happen to you. You have been warned.