It’s common across all accounting firms. People leave after they get their designation.
It’s just really weird. I remember feeling the mounting waves of anxiety as each big 4 firm came to our school and hired the majority of my friends – without even extending me an interview. I remember how awesome it felt to have that anxiety lifted when I finally got a job. Now everything is turned on its head. As soon as you’re a CA – I know this doesn’t apply to everyone and I actually do like auditing so I won’t be jumping ship anytime soon – you begin looking for the next best thing. What I did find surprising, because I thought I was the only one, was that he was pretty nervous about starting his new job.
When you’re at a firm, you’ve got a team of people to rely on. When you’re in industry it’s all you. You’re the CA. You’re the “tax guy.” That seems really intimidating. Maybe it won’t be after a few more years of experience, who knows. My coworker does and he was still worried, which makes me nervous.
It just feels strange to juxtapose how I felt coming out of university, with how I feel now. Having the anxiety of finding a job replaced with the anxiety of moving forward – whatever “forward” turns out to be.
And to lighten up this “emo” post let us now watch this video and allow hilarity to ensue.Vodpod videos no longer available.