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I feel like I'm fucking literally everything up. I used to be a good senior (at least I thought I was), idk wtf is happening

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Weight gain. Mid life crisis. Depression. Questioning your worth. Wondering why you're working 80 hours a week. Perpetually single or using tinder and or Grindr each weekend. This, my friend, is called public accountingitis. It's treatable though. Usually with a change to private. 🤔

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Burnt out

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Just like missing shit on work papers I thought were pretty good, or like being stuck on a new client that's a total mess and not doing the best on it. A lot of the stuff was completely new/out of my realm of experience but I'm not sure that's an excuse. I'm just feeling defeated by the whole process. Perhaps it's a pity party but part of me feels like I'm constantly floundering and trying to catch up

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Everyone goes through slumps sometimes. I've been there. Only thing I can say is cut yourself some slack and then keep trying to do better. You got this 👍🏻

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Okay, take a deep breath. Deloitte is hard. Your job is hard. Dealing with both the culture change and busy season is difficult at best. You need to take a few days off and decompress. If needed, get a doctor's note. Deloitte wouldn't have hired you if you weren't a stellar candidate. Hang in there.

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Thanks friends! I truly appreciate your words of encouragement and advice

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I wish I could blame it on that. It's a new company and the first real busy season as an experienced senior with a big 4 firm. I don't know how to improve, im trying hard, I just don't know what to do...

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Unappreciated? undervalued? Burned out? Welcome to public accounting

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KYS

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The experience of being a senior is just like that. You can do it, OP!

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Possible it's your environment?

Honestly for me it's about finding a purpose. I'm in a similar spot. It's partly environment for me. I'm with a small local firm and have to make a change. But I think wherever I go, if I'm sitting there auditing, it's hard to get excited about that. Ehh. The value of the CPA. 😳🤔

How about some examples...

Ask for more support from your leadership and be honest about how you think things are going and ask them what their solutions would be in certain situations where you think you've messed up.

OP, have you gone on vacation recently?

Hey OP, checking In a bit late to say that you know what you are doing! and a lot of us felt like we are always frantically trying to catch up ... And then something happens and things just click. Please stop beating yourself up and look after yourself. You have got this !

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