#busyseasonproblems

Busy Season Problems: Moms (Usually) Just Don’t Understand

This week’s BSP is dedicated to all the Moms out there who still have no idea why you hardly call between late January to mid-April, why you’re working all day on a Saturday, why you look malnourished, and why you have bags under your eyes. my mom calls me: hi! how’s tax season going? are […]

Busy Season Problems: No Highlighters, Please; Clients Ignoring Portals; Bad Takeout Food

So we kinda slacked off on doing posts on busy season problems this tax season. Sorry ’bout that. But it seems like there hasn’t been as much venting on Twitter this year as in past years. However, now that there’s less than a month left until Tax Day, patience might start to wear thin, so […]

Busy Season Problems: People Are Flipping Out Over Their Small Tax Refunds

You guys have probably seen or heard that as of Feb. 8, the average tax refund was $1,949, down 8.7% compared to the first two weeks of tax season last year. And you’ve probably seen or heard that economists and tax experts are saying it’s way too early to start rioting in the streets, as […]

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 […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Missing Deodorant, Headaches, Camping Out at the Office

It's the last Wednesday in February, so busy season is moving right along. #BusySeasonProblems, on the other hand, seem to be picking up the pace in recent days: I'm 85% sure I forgot deodorant this morning. I'm also about 95% sure I tweeted this exact thing this time last year. #busyseasonproblems — Notorious CPA (@thenotoriouscpa) […]

Which Popular Accounting Hashtag Should You Use? An Explainer

You cannot deny the chaotic beauty of Twitter. There's something oddly soothing watching millions of voices shout into the void with little regard for who will be listening. Hashtags provide some method to the madness, yet each retains its own flavor of ridiculous. In the accounting world, I've noticed 3 hashtags emerge: #auditorproud, #BusySeasonProblems and […]

#BusySeason Has Arrived

It's only January 6, so it's still too early for #busyseasonproblems, but it won't be long. No, it won't be long. Personally, my main concern is that if Twitter goes to 10,000 characters, the details of #busyseasonproblems will become too much to endure and the whole thing will spiral into a loquacious kvetchfest. Basically #busyseasonproblems […]

#BusySeasonProblems: Lack of Exercise, Funny Looks and Nodding Off to Jay-Z

Let's wrap up Tuesday by checking in on the plight of accountants across the Twitterverse: I need exercise so bad #BusySeasonProblems — Mary McDyer (@m_mcdyer) February 19, 2015 When you have @S_C_ blaring in your ears and you still can't stay awake. #busyseasonproblems — S. Heidy Suwidji (@lolaswij) February 19, 2015 I guess I look […]

Protip: Threatening to Kill Your Colleagues, Even in the Midst of a Brutal Busy Season, Is Never Cool

Over the weekend, we received quite the disturbing item in the ole tip box. Our tipster did not leave an email address so we cannot possibly verify this but wanted to share anyway: Something very interesting happened to me during busy season.  An entry level threatened to kill me.  He wrote a note saying he […]

Apparently, Busy Season Instagrams are a Thing Now

Who knew? mnbinkley might be the Kim Kardashian of busy season if she keeps this up.

Reminder: You Could Win a Kindle Fire If You Follow Going Concern on Twitter

There are precisely two weeks left to enter Going Concern's Twitter promotion. Up to this point, you may have thought that entering the online cluckhouse known as Twitter was an awful idea because "I don't get it," or "Isn't it really just for celebrities?" Well, it's true that you probably don't get it right now, […]

Follow Going Concern on Twitter and You Might – MIGHT! – Win a Kindle Fire

As promised, we're launching a new campaign to get you through the final weeks of busy season and this time we're incorporating everyone's favorite virtual gabfest, Twitter. After experimenting with the Daily Grind eNewsletter for some time, we've decided to focus more on something that won't involve clogging your inbox. Following our Twitter feed is […]