The Worst Part of Busy Season
Ask me "what is the worst part of busy season" and I'll tell you exactly what it is. My firm and my clients get the best part of me for 3 1/2 months solid. By the time I get home after 12 - 13 hours at the office, there is nothing left for my family.
I can take the fatigue. I can take not taking good care of myself. It really irritates me that when I get home to the most important people in my life I'm totally useless. I can't pay attention to conversations. I plop on the couch and watch TV for an hour or so, go to bed, and repeat it the next day.
Idea for the AICPA: Drop initiatives like "Feed the Pig" and get serious on improving the quality of life for CPAs in public practice.
Joel M. Ungar, CPA is a lifelong resident of the Detroit area and a graduate of The University of Michigan. He is a principal with Silberstein Ungar, PLLC, a Top 15 auditor of SEC public reporting companies. Joel writes observations on different matters and especially on working with and using LinkedIn. He thinks he has a sense of humor.