Has anyone noticed that busy season is changing into a marathon, not a sprint? I’m working close to 60 billable hours/week year round, and 70+ Feb - April. Is this a bigger trend?

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I was told there would be robots...where are the robots

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EY has implemented tons of "bots" to help with work. The joke is that all the bots do is send your template to India so they can do it by hand and change what you submitted. 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

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guess we should've done audit

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Following because #agreed

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Glad I’m not in a big 4. All about the 37.5 hour work week

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Anyone else work for a public company that thinks they can treat the managers like staff and operate like a B4?

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Same here. My kids and husband are pissed.

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Agreed. I have maybe 5-6 weeks a year where I only hit max 40 hours.

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Agree as well

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I'm wasted on marathon busy seasons. We accountants are natural sprinters, very productive over short distances.

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Never really slow. Just slower

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Not for us. Don’t miss those days when I was at big 4.

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I def haven’t been doing 60-70 year round, but have def been doing 10-16 billable hours a day year round. Basically fitting vacation in some how. Still feels horrible, but people call it work life balance

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we have been lied to and sold a bill of goods and we are too meak to do anything about it. then when the economy turns they will cast many of us aside, yet while we are here the expectation is complete loyalty and being worked to death

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Yup

yup. it's why I left B4

#big4problems

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