UPDATE: Need Career Advice

posted 1 week ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
1484 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

misstomorris :  Well, this isn’t the best outcome, but at the very least, you do have direction, Bee. Your boss is a real slime ball, so don’t hesitate about leaving, not for a second. As soon as you’ve got that degree in hand, move on to bigger and better things. It will absolutely be the right decision. 

There are firms out there (businesses, accounting, etc.) who want their employees to succeed, and for many, that will include them being accommodating (or even helpful) to you in getting your schooling and CPA certification done.

Post # 3
7186 posts
Busy Beekeeper

I agree with PP. It’s better to know this NOW than continue to count on a false promise. 

Start looking for other jobs ASAP! You can always give lots of notice if you want to wait until you’re fully done your program, but start getting feelers out there now. 

Post # 5
729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Echoing PPs about your current boss being a slimeball. I’m wondering if he isn’t encouraging you to get your Master’s because he fears you may pass him up? Idk, I haven’t kept up with your other posts, but that’s what I speculate if you say you are both essentially entry-level experience/ranking in the company. He may see you as a threat wanting to get your CPA and Master’s. 

I also highly encourage you to start looking for jobs ASAP. I was applying to jobs when I still had a whole semester of school left and even went on interviews. The hiring process isn’t always guaranteed to be fast, but you can always explain that you will be graduating on X date, are ready to start on X date. I did this with my first job out of college and it was just fine. Employers understand you are about to graduate and are looking, so apply sooner rather than later! 

Post # 7
1546 posts
Bumble bee

Get out!  Get out now!  I had a boss criticize me for finally getting my degree and then went off on a tirade how I didn’t need an MBA.  Looking back, he knew I could make him look bad.

Post # 8
3777 posts
Honey bee

You can ask for your new employer to reimburse your tuition reimbursement. Just make sure they gross it up for taxes.

Post # 9
224 posts
Helper bee

misstomorris : it feels like there’s more backstory here— but why in the Sam Hill would he even comment/lecture you on what your husband is doing with his life?! 

make this job work for you with your class schedule. If you can get a recommendation from HR get it from hr. If it’s the type of position where you can put in for resignation with severance– do it the moment you finish classes. If not, quit the moment you finish class. Start looking now—and don’t give up on your masters just bc of this current pos bosses opinion! 


Post # 10
3777 posts
Honey bee

seraphina :  her husband works for the same company IIRC.

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