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Does anyone else feel like this job is turning their brain to complete mush or should I seek medical advice? 😅 I feel like my memory is 0 and my day to day work doesn’t really involve much critical thinking or problem solving. Suggestions?

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Yeah, I’ve definitely gotten dumber from SOX.

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Gonna go out on a limb here and say you’re in audit, so the lack of “critical thinking” doesn’t surprise me. Audit is the land of non value added services.

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As a former auditor, this is sad but true

I feel this same way when I don’t sleep well or exercise enough

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Yep. Need to keep myself intellectually stimulated by learning outside of work.

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Tennis lessons, reading, philosophy clubs, and mapping out big problems to my interests in philosophy. Really nerdy I know but it keeps me up to date, excited/interested in the future and constantly challenging myself to think about things other than putting screenshots into excel files. I don't get the time to read as much, but I keep to my tennis and philosophy as much as possible.

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My roommates and friends call it my “busy season brain”. I do stupid shit because my brain is mush and can’t think. I once picked up a pan straight out of the oven with my bare hand because my brain was so dead after a long day in the middle of busy season.

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Omg are you me? I ended up parking my car somewhere for a week and couldn’t remember where I put it. I initially thought it got stolen and called police and everything. When they located it down the street I couldn’t even remember parking it there. Memory is def suffering lol.

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Crying 😂😂😂

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What LoS are you in where you exercise zero critical thinking? ...

Likely audit

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I am in tax and I can’t stop critically thinking lol

Exactly especially when you are on tax consulting or audit projects

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