A Boring Career?: Depends Who You Ask

Posted on February 29, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

One thing that I will never understand is why people actually decide to become accountants. I have always felt that numbers were very boring and it seems like sitting behind a desk and crunching numbers all day would be a recipe for disaster. I still don’t get why people pay thousands of dollars and waste years of their lives training to do this.

I have a friend that decided to become an accountant, so I decided to ask him what drew him into this choice of careers. He said that he simply found accounting easy and that there was a lot of money to be made by going into this field of work. I did agree with him on the money bit, but still, to want to do this day in and day out was beyond me.

He told me that what made him decide to do it was that when he was at his high school job, he had such a great time doing payroll. He worked at a convenience store for four years and during his last year of high school, he was put on payroll. He would rather have done payroll all day than work behind the counter. He decided then that he loved accounting.







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