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Is it just BDO or do others firms frown on taking a CPA exam during busy season?

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All firms for sure. No one likes excuses during busy season even if they are really good excuses.

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Because everyone else showed up Saturday morning and worked all day

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I took exams during busy season and did not feel like it was frowned upon at all.

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Oh I was just trying to relay what my team would say. Personally I say take the exam whenever you want, we're all adults (even though sometimes we aren't treated as such)

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As long as you're getting your work done I don't think anyone cares. I'm taking BEC in January and don't really give a f*** about what anyone else thinks. ✌🏻

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But if you take an exam Saturday morning, what’s the big deal if you work for the rest of the day??

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If it's really necessary to make up the hours OP could just work Sunday for the missed hours. And if you get your work done, I'd say go for it!

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There is a test center in my state that does Sunday exams so it really was none of their business.

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I took an exam during busy season and had no problems with my team. I communicated ahead of time and just showed up to work after my exam

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The usual reaction from my office is "sure, you can take an exam then... but will you have enough time to study?" It's more of a neutral response, not this hostility you seem to be describing.

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It depends. I got my CPA during busy season and it was one of the reasons for a high rating. Get your shit done and people will just be impressed that you did it. If they are upset, then you in the wrong office compadre..

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You all don't work both Saturdays and Sundays during busy season?

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Go ahead and take your test

We had to work 4 Sundays last year during busy season. But the partner gave us those 4 days back as "PTO"

Senior 1 - depends on your job of course, but the usual I've seen is Monday-Friday and then however long you need on Saturday to meet your hours quota or get the job done.

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