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I’m confused. I was furloughed from a regional firm, and I’m scared of being laid off. I have an offer from a small cpa firm and an offer from a mid tier firm. My goal has always been to join b4, and I’m going to try when the hiring freeze (HF) is lifted...but what should I do right now? 1. Stay at regional, apply to b4 after HF 2. Take mid tier offer, apply to b4 after HF 3. Take small firm offer, apply to b4 after HF 4. Take mid tier offer, become senior, and then apply to b4 2 years later

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Take the mid tier offer now. Being furloughed does you no good right now. Opportunities will present themselves so long as you have the skills and right mindset for a Big 4 position. Might be sooner than you think.

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2 - you want to keep working and gain as much learning experience as you can during this time. I think there will be a lot of shifting when things start opening up, so it won’t just be you and might be look at as typical.

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Okay thanks! I think I will think about that later if the time comes :)

Start with 2. See if you like it and it's a good fit, then choose between 2 and 4 :)

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That’s a good idea. That is what I will do :)

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I know a lot of the people furloughed at Moss were eventually laid off. Get back to work asap

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Exactly. I’ve been furloughed for months and my brain is rotting. Idk what I would do if I was laid off...

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Thanks you guys!! Looks like you all think I should accept the mid tier offer! I was thinking the same

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Go with option 2. If that doesn't work then switch to option 4, which is incredibly common. At that point, the switch will be very doable.

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Go with 2. Don’t worry about looking bad if you leave after a couple months. As someone mentioned above its easy to explain considering the circumstances we’re in right now

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Awesome, thanks :)

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What size city?

Pretty big city. I think the office is fairly large

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Good to know :)

I should def not stay at the regional, right? Considering the furlough?

Okay thanks 😊😊

what's so great about big4

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