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Feeling depressed and unmotivated about work. Only a Staff 2. Should I call it quits before senior promotion in Oct?

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I’m in the same situation as you. I’m leaving in a couple months to attend a coding bootcamp and pursue a career in software engineering. It’s definitely a risk and daunting leaving something as secure as accounting but I think it’s the right choice for my personal happiness.

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Get promoted to senior and then get out. This job is horrible and it’s just not worth it. Staff 2 as well and burned out completely...

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My issue with this job is the people just don't see you as a coworker and instead see you are a long term temp.

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I’m right there with you OP. Seems like my world is crumbling before my feet 😔 hang in there!

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I am! As soon as I get promoted to senior I’ll start looking for another job. And it won’t be public accounting. I’m done with it!

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Staff 2 here. I’m job searching right now and definitely trying to get out ASAP even if that means leaving before senior. I’m in tax and trying to get into a more traditional financial accounting role in industry so doesn’t really matter if I make senior. My background will almost be more of hinderance the longer I stay.

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I left as a staff 2 and took a senior role at one of my clients. If you aren’t happy get out. Life is way too short to be miserable.

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Definitely not. A career in accounting (like any other) includes good and bad days. I usually recommend to not seriously consider leaving until manager level at the earliest, as you don’t really maximize your market value until then. Hang in there!

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@ My fellow staff 2’s, are you guys planning to get out as well?

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@EY 2 - I was thinking the same but with a data science boot camp. Definitely agree with you that it’s a scary thought but props to you for pursuing your happiness (and a more meaningful career). Best of luck to you - you’re gonna kill it!

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Staff 2 as well definitely will consider leaving by summer or when i get the senior promotion. Have you looked into the EY Badge program? It sounds like an interesting way to get your foot in the door with data science related work

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@EY2 what bootcamp are you going to/why did you choose that one?

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@EY4 are you me? That’s exactly my situation and how I feel

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Staff 2 here, definitely will leave after senior promotion. But in case it doesn't happen (team just merged with another and we have a lot of new seniors) I'll leave in the summer.

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Good luck, EY2! So happy for you!

That’s awesome! Yea i was thinking about data science for a bit as well. I can’t help but think that it’s something I would always regret and wonder “what if?” if I never try, but I understand in some situations it’s not practical. If you have the means to sustain yourself for 6 months or even better a year without a job I say go for it.

I still have to apply/get in lol but I’m looking at App Academy and Hack Reactor because based on my research they are the best. I’m located in San Francisco.

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