Enlightened masses of GC:
Previously I told you about my journey into public accounting with a small firm in Cleveland, OH. No prior accounting experience, CPA exams passed. I do primarily bookkeeping and tax work for small businesses. I started at $30K, after 6 months I got a bump to $37.5K. Now, after almost a year in I am about to fulfill my experience requirement and apply for my license.
Part of me wants to go for it and ask for $50K, but I know that is not going to happen because my boss is a frugal bastard.
a. does anyone think I'll get at least $45K (overtime rules and all that)?
b. should I grow a pair, and go $50K or go home?
c. with one year tax experience and CPA could I basically go anywhere else and get $50K to start even in a shitty market like NE OH?
d. am I really an idiot and should I just apply at Chipotle now for possibly better pay and health insurance?