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I really wish it were possible as a Senior to take a "quiet" or remote day every week and focus on work uninterrupted. I get that it would be a challenge for staff/mgrs but think it would be worth it.

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I call those days, Saturday

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Confirmed: as a manager you can't actually work during the day because you're baby sitting staff or in calls / meetings defending the shit work the staff did.

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It is called sending the team home at 9 PM and then having your quiet time until 2 AM

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I guess it depends on the engagement but even on those days we're expected to babysit new staff. Maybe I just need to be more of a dick and set better boundaries. The transition is hard.

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When every starts to leave, it’s my time to star working.....

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I used to get in at like 6am, and that gave me a solid 2.5hrs of quiet time before the rest of the office rolled in.

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Exactly EY1, I get 2 of those almost every week - Sat and Sun.

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What does this have to do with being a SA? I’d appreciate this as a Manager

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Come in before your team or stay after your team, only way as a senior/ manager

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It's called closing your office door if u have one

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My career advisor used to tell me to book a conference room or office and work in there for a few hours if I really needed to get something done (in tax of course)

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It’s way worse as a manager. Also, this is part of your job as a senior

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At least as a manager you’re not having to manage PBCs/perform testing/complete workpapers. The hardest part of being a senior is having to do the work and perform the most detailed review, yet you have no time to do it because you’re babysitting new staff/interns. I wish I could go back to being a minion again.

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Perhaps you can try asking staff to give you a couple hours of quiet. Set up a couple windows in a day where you will focus on them and their questions inbetween you getting difficult sections done. Or ask if manager can answer there questions on one day to give you a day of focus

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OP - we don’t have mandatory Saturdays the way you do. I can just come in and get my work done

Sundays are also a good day for focus.... Most staff aren't in that day.

This is why I go fake offline on Skype in the evening. Won’t get me like that foreign offices asking for out of scope billing approval 😉

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