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I've been working for a regional public accounting firm since last Summer. It's a small office and I don't really fit in. The accounting software(s) is also ancient and slow here(circa 2003). I quickly applied for a position at a Big 4 and surprisingly was quickly offered a job. The training here has been haphazard and even managers barely know how to use the software. My main concern is the awkwardness from leaving after such a short time but the commute is an hour shorter to the big 4 firm.

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Don’t feel awkward, gotta do what’s best for you!

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I feel like these conversations are easy when the new role is clearly better. It’s big four with a better commute. Any reasonable person will understand that move.

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If asked, you found an opportunity with a shorter commute, end of story, don't need to go into new employer details, they'll find out on their own.

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If it weren’t for the software I would think you’re at my old firm. Don’t think too much about awkwardness. You need to do what is best for you. I left my old firm after 1 year to come to RSM, and it has been a really good decision for me. Better team and better overall culture. Leaving was awkward, but I’m happier now.

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You’re going to kill this new job! Congrats!

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