Originally Posted by Texasmade
As someone who works in a large CPA firm in the audit department and regularly works more than 50 hours a week, it's pretty simple. Right now I usually work from 9-6 with a real quick lunch. Then work a few hours from home usually 9-12 or 10-12 at night. Adds up pretty quickly. That gives me enough time to eat dinner, workout, and relax.
The work isn't interesting until you make senior. Once you make senior usually in 2-3 years, the grunt work grind decreases dramatically. You just assign that stuff to your staff and worry about the larger issues which is more interesting but 10x more stressful.
1)Do you enjoy the work you're doing, apparently 'til midnight?
2)How's the pay?
3) Once you make senior, do the hours reduce? What position are you in, and how long have you been in the field?
It's nice to get some real input. Also, say you got burnt out one day, are there positions available that you could work fewer hours, but still make enough $ to live on?