I received 74 in FAR in May and I shared some ‘rants’ with other colleagues with similar if not the same score (No problem. I went back to study the same day! Talk about determination.)
I am positive and trying to see the bright side of the matter in almost every circumstance. However, my last experience left me somehow feeling ‘blue’. It’s still bugging my heart.
I received an invitation for an interview in a prestigious CPA firm in Manhattan.
You can’t imagine the excitement. OVER THE ROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For the record: it is a couple of years that I am collecting:
- “Nice interview. - We will call you! (Never happened!)
- “Impressive resume! Let me see what I can do for you. (Nothing!)
- …And so on and so forth!
By the way: I had to take a day off (unpaid) from my current accounting-unrelated-but-so-much-needed-job and commute a couple of hours, from the Jersey Shore to Manhattan. Finally, the day arrived. WOW. I was among the gods of accounting (Expression borrowed from Edward Adiele – Thanks Ed). Here we go, this is the point. After a nice and polite introduction, the owner of the firm said: “WE ARE NOT HIRING!”
What would you have done?
Would you have stayed and continued for a hope in the near future? Would you have politely thanked them for the punch in the stomach and quietly left for the regular job so at least you can put food on the table for the family for the next day? Or what else?
I stayed. It was too late to go back to work. I thought that maybe… in the future… well, at least I was in. I mean, I was sitting inside a CPA firm. Guys, for me, it felt to be in heaven. I was taking it all in.
In the end, I can hang all the medals I want on my chest (Nice GPA, REG, FAR, …) but without a real accounting job they are just pieces of paper.
Now, BACK TO STUDY, FAR test (again!) is less than 2 weeks.
Stay tuned for more.