July 17, 2018

busy season problems

Exposure Drafts: Busy Season Adultery Isn’t the Worst Betrayal

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Busy Season Problems: Confused Doorman, Z-Paks and Disappointing Chick-fil-A

Now that February is in full swing, the venting of busy season problems on social media is bound to pick up for the duration. I noticed that many of these occurred on Saturday, which suggests some firms are ignoring Rachel’s advice.   Haven’t had a day off since January 1st. On the verge of a […]

How to Cope With Post-Busy Season Depression

When busy season ends, it takes time for many accountants to adjust to the 40ish-hour workweek again. For those of you who don't suffer from the martyrdom complex the return to a somewhat normal life is a welcome change. But for others, there are different feelings: @going_concern an article addressing getting out of post busy […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Happy Tax Season Birthday; An Unnecessary Brown Bag Lunch; The Final Countdown

It's quite obvious that we're getting close to the end. People are counting down, phoning it and the tweets from the final Saturday are a mix of hope and despair. Office obstacle course. Always in training. #BusySeasonProblems #taxseason pic.twitter.com/9yezQ2tpTN — Andrea Arriola, EA (@Tejandrea) April 7, 2015 Easily, the worst thing about #busyseason is the […]

Long Hours Are the Root of All Your Busy Season Problems

Perhaps you gleaned this from the exhaustive tournament we hosted recently, but we'll bring it up again: working a lot of hours causes a lot of problems. Among these problems: drinking. Harvard Business Review has the latest scientific research: Marianna Virtanen of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and colleagues found that people who log […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Inflatable Sharks; Late-night Checklists; Unexpected Taxable Income

Now that we've officially crowned "WTF am I doing with my life?" as the champion BSP, let's catch up on what busy season problems have made their way into the Twitter ether over the past week. I haven't cooked a meal in over 3 months #busyseasonproblems — Trei Jolly (@Trei_Jolly) April 1, 2015 Sorry about […]

Going Concern March Madness: The #BusySeasonProblems Championship — Deteriorating Mental Health vs. That Voice Inside Your Head

Here we are. After hashing through 62 other busy season problems, we've arrived at the championship for this year's GCMM.  It's been interesting to watch this tournament develop and learn what causes the annual busy season to be so terrible for accountants. Everyone has their own beloved annoyances, but to see the #6 Degrading mental […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Still Working Saturdays; Food-stained Clothes; Good Morning, Ireland

Since we're racing at ludicrous speed towards a mental anguish championship final in GCMMBSP, it seems prudent to scan Twitter to find out how accountants are handling their professional existence today. When the driver knows you work in accounting based on the hour you leave the office #busyseasonproblems #busyseasonprobs #accounting — Trever Eymard (@theteymard) March […]

Going Concern March Madness: The Final Four #BusySeasonProblems

We now, finally, have champions in each region of GCMMBSP: Life — Waking up early; Health — Degrading mental health; Work — Working on Saturday; Potpourri — Your brain asking: "WTF am I doing with my life?" Thanks for everyone who helped decide the bitter battle between Waking up early and Loved ones' guilt trips. It […]

Going Concern March Madness #BusySeasonProblems: Waking Up Early vs. Guilt Trips Goes into Overtime

Incredible. But I suppose this was bound to happen in such a hotly contested tournament. We had a tie at the end of regulation in the Life Region Final between #1 seed Waking Up Early and #2 Loved ones' guilt trips.  Since GCMMBSP has no official rules for this kind of scenario, we'll just extend the […]