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Why do people get secretive about where they are going when they leave public accounting?

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Because they are embarrassed and they know that everyone will question them and give them all sorts of reasons why the position they’re leaving for isn’t a smart decision.

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I look at people leaving as incredibly smart. I look at my managers and literally feel bad for them for staying as long as they have

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Seems like a personal issue here. I have never had anyone clam up and not tell me about their new job, company, etc

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I am so shocked that the first comment got so many likes. I am going to assume that these likes are from cool aid drinkers or from upper management in PA 😂😂...

The day I leave public accounting will be the best day of my life. I never in my 8 years of experience saw or witness anyone feeling embarrassed to leave.... To the contrary, they felt so light nad happy....

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I will be leaving PA next week. If someone asks me where I'm going, I tell them. But, I don't want to go brag to my coworkers (friends) about making more money, working fewer hours, and generally being happier. It's not about being shy or embarrassed. It's about the fact that everyone around you is staying in an awful environment.

As soon as my partner found out, he called me trying to convince me that I was making a terrible career choice, and that PA was the best opportunity for upward mobility and financial stability. Maybe people are trying to avoid this as well. The time to convince me that the job is great is not after I already quit.

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I did not keep it a secret but I do not want to show that I am really happy that I am leaving to the people that I left behind. I just tell them its just a job.

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Lots of ppl are worried you’ll judge them and rightly so.

I know people who left to have families, to go back to uni, to work at their parents’ companies, no plans, lesser title/firm etc.

And people gossiped about them (not everyone obviously but enough that I can see why you’d keep it quiet if you saw it happen to someone else).

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Funny farm

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Thanks for all the comments! I’m leaving PA and wanted to make sure there wasn’t a reason not to tell people if they ask. Trying to do this the right way!

Do what's best for you, not what's best for other people. They're going to try to make you feel guilty. You owe them nothing.

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Now that I've seen some close people leave and myself in final stages of leaving, apart from judgements, there is also jealousy and there is chance of vendetta. Seen that from SM too on seniors leaving.

Ofcourse some bosses will always encourage you to go on better things but many are just fond of keeping resources, underpaying them and slaving away.

Had to fight and defend my counselees leaving the firm so have first hand experience.

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