I recently had an accounting colleague of mine, say this EXACT same thing after she transitioned from public into industry and is a whole lot happier now.
I too got a “culty” vibe from public but never drank the “Kool-Aid”. I only survived in audit for 1 year and bounced the heck on outta there, because that environment wasn’t for me.
This seems like it’s an open secret in accounting that everyone knows, but no one really talks about. What do you think: is public accounting a cult? If you were in public, how did you manage your escape?
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