Any thoughts on mid size Canadian firms? What are the hours like and work life balance compared to Big 4? Thinking of making a move to midsize after a horrible busy season experience at Big 4 that had me start contemplating my life. Anyt thoughts on Richter specifically? Or Baker Tilly?

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Canadians were always more serious about personal boundaries when I was up there. The Great Recession changed US attitudes more to whatever it takes.

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For the med size firm I currently working, chargeable hrs requirements between Feb to April is 50/week and most staffs work around 55-65 range. Most engagements r flexible on choosing one day to work on weekend unless the team have really tight deadline. Generally speaking, if you are in a good team, the hrs r not too bad. Hope this helps :p

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.5 x 6 days 3 hrs. I said 3-5 hrs. How is it 'way more'?

I’ve heard decent things on Baker Tilly. From NCR myself, i know Welch is big here and seems to offer an okay balance as well

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