Don’t believe mid-tier firms who tell you that you will have better work-life balance than the Big 4. If you want work-life balance, you will need to exit public accounting.
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‘Better’ is the key word.

I’ve been at 3 mid tiers and can probably count on both hands the number of Sundays I’ve worked over 8 years.

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Lol, during busy season, of course

100% agree. In the early 2000s there was a difference but now that everyone is understafffed, there's no reprieve in the smaller firms. If you're gonna work a million hours you might as well get paid a big 4 salary. But industry is the best answer.

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I moved to a middle market firm and I haven't worked on weekends. I only worked some days until 10 pm because we were working on a 10k and other stuff the company was dealing with.

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that makes one of us…

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Entirepy depends where you exit to as well, my first place out was so much worse

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Yes/no, depends on teams and client. You usually have a good idea if an engagement is going to be a lot of work going in, and you can get out of it the next year. I'm doing pretty well rn, only working 40-45 hrs lol. (busy season is different but not too bad at MA). Will it ever be 30hrs/wk? No, but if that's what you want, def jump ship out of PA.

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i see no lies…

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I hope this quiet quitting (realistically, being underpaid to go above and beyond) hits critical mass now that people can barely afford to stay alive.

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