Accounting "widows"?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@BunnyBrideToBe:  FI and I have been together almost 6.5 years (since we were 19). . . this will be his 5th busy season, his 4th with his current firm. His hours have already jumped to 52 per week and it won’t be long until they require a minimum of 60 hours.

This is the first busy season we’re living together and we only live 10 minutes from his office now, so that should make it a bit easier. He’s a CPA and a Senior Accountant at his firm though, so that means a lot more reviewing of work. . . which, in turn, will mean he’ll be working a bit more.

Last year, I spent busy season knitting him a blankie. Its the perfect size for him and took months to finish. . . but buying yarn is expensive and I don’t know what I would make. I’ve been reading a bit more than I’ve had time to recently and I’m hoping that I’ll find some inspiration to write soon as well. Other than that, I have housework to keep me busy and I’m planning to explore our new town as well.

Post # 4
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582 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@BunnyBrideToBe:  I’m on the flip side- I work in Benefits and our busy season is Annual Enrollment.  It’s not uncommon for me to work 80/90 hours in a week..  Try to be understanding and patient.  It’s not easy working long hours, and generally work is the last thing you want to do during one of those weeks.  I always appreciate it when my FI makes me something for dinner, or offers to drop me something on busy days.  Or even if he just helps me out with little things I usually do.  It’s totally the thought that counts!

Post # 6
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@BunnyBrideToBe:  I worked for Deloitte for a few years right out of college, so I did this to my husband! A 10 hour workday was easy peasy compared to busy season! On top of that, I was on a huge multi-national client and traveled 75% of the time to the different subsidiaries. I know DH used the time to go hiking with our dogs, met up with his buddies, I always came home to a new home improvemen, etc.. I’m sorry, I know it’s tough, but it’s worth it! I left for a job with a 30% pay increase and awesome 8am – 5pm hours. Recruiters are always looking for accountants with public accounting experience.

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