How to approach quitting right before busy season? I am AY2 and I’m on a really, really great team. My senior really cares about me and I feel like my departure is going to hurt my senior the most (adding more hours for one thing, also betraying her kinda?). I don’t even know how or where to start the conversation.... seeking suggestions of all sort. I rlly appreciate it!

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If you care you should tell them tomorrow. You honestly should have mentioned it sooner especially since it will be winter break soon and they will need another staff. If you leaving is set in stone no need to delay it that will only upset them more

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Thanks M1! I’m rushing my new firm to give me the actual contract. I will let my team know the second I sign for sure. Don’t want any more hold up than there already is.

Please please let her know ASAP so she can find new help. At this point in time, she’s almost screwed so the earlier you tell her, the earlier she can try to replace you. Let her know how much you appreciate her, but you found an opportunity that you just cannot pass up. Definitely let her know you feel bad for leaving on such short notice and right before busy season but, again, cannot pass on this. I think what you’ve said here is already great, not sure you need any advice besides ripping off the bandaid.

It’s your career, definitely own it. Do what you have to do! Congrats on this opportunity!

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You got this!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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Don’t?

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Thank you EY3! I hope to keep in touch with her after all this chaos, but don’t blame her if she hates me now lol.

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My new employer wants me to start in January and that is non negotiable. It’s a great opportunity for me with a substantial raise and allows me to enter the finance space which I’ve always longed for. So Denying the offer is not an option....

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It’s your career at stake! Yes it hurts the senior but gotta do what you gotta do.

I would start by setting time then say how you want your career to take a different direction. That this is an opportunity that you do not want to pass up.

Thank you! Is it likely that firm will send someone to replace me? At least I will feel better if I know I’m not leaving them dry. I just wish the timing is different and I have more time for transition.

Don’t feel bad at all! You shouldn’t be limited to accepting jobs only a couple months a year. I had “busy seasons” from Jan through April then may through October. Do what’s best for you. This company will replace you quickly and you will be happy where you are.

Thanks CPA1! Appreciate all the encouragement 🤞

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