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XPost: Major burnout. I don’t want to do tax anymore or PA. I’ve been working nonstop only break I had was when I was down with Covid twice. I dread waking up in the mornings for work. I have 120 tax returns to prep before 10/15. And there is more to this list because they keep retaining new clients. This is my 6th busy season. I feel so empty and depressed. Unfulfilled like I’m wasting my life and career. To think I’m going to work in tax for the rest of my life makes me feel hopeless.

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Are you willing to take a pay cut to switch? Sounds like you have the motivation to make a switch - now just a question of coming up with a plan and acting on it

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I am sorry you feel regret about how you decided on your career. It is going to be okay IF you treat this as a learning opportunity for yourself. You are clearer now than you were 6 years ago on what you want and what you definitely do NOT want. If you are still interested in your MIS, you can lean back into it. And hey, 120 tax returns to prep can easily be overwhelming or a study in your most ‘Limitless’ version (hope you get the reference). Hang in there, ask for help, and start the change wheel.

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I want to cry everyday. I feel stifled in tax. I’m a creative thinker. I wished I pivoted towards my MIS degree instead of Accounting. I chose tax because that’s where I started as an intern and went from there. I chose it because of the stability but I absolutely hate it. I don’t know what to do. I wish I can be a data analyst or scientist. It seems more in line of what I would enjoy doing.

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Don't make a decision until you get past 10/15. If you've been in the same place 6 years, it may be time to find somewhere else to try. Sometimes a different firm makes all the difference

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