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    Judging By This List, Accountants Aren’t Marriage Material

    By | January 9, 2015

    In case you missed it, Bloomberg Businessweek has a "fancy" little "infographic" about professions that are most likely to be married and divorced over the decades. Oddly enough, accountants don't appear anywhere on either, which were built from Census data and data from the American Community Survey.

    First, let's look at the marrieds.

    It would be interesting to see a male/female breakdown for Chief Executives, but that doesn't exist here.

    Now, let's look at divorce. Again, accountants don't appear at all which we find amazing considering the fact that any of you on the partner track might not even remember your spouse's first name, let alone what he or she looks like.

    What do we make of this?

    • Big4Veteran

      I think they included us in the “dentist” category. As I completed engagements, I’ve had many a client say that they will “miss me like a toothache.”

      Ok, I’ll leave now.

      • Nasdaq

        The dad jokes are strong with you my friend.

    • big4dropout

      LOL. Paper Hangers.

    • advisorynerd

      what the hell is a paper hanger?

      • Smack That

        Google told me it is someone who hangs wallpaper.

      • Rtruth12

        I could be mistaken here but I believe a paper hanger is an old old wooden ship, used in…the civil war era

    • I call BS on the Married list. Farmers are the original workaholics. If shit doesn’t get done there’s no food.

    • Bloviator

      I thought a paper hanger was somebody who does check kiting.

    • misuzukira

      i”ll see when i’m gonna be married.