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8/4/05 2:25 AM
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I am thinking about going back to school to get my accounting degree. I talked to a co-worker who said that her friend worked for Ernst & Young, traveled around for them. She said she made 200k in under a year. Is this doable?
8/4/05 5:57 PM
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Edited: 05-Aug-05 05:18 PM
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My mother knew a woman that got her BS in Accounting and got a CPA. She tried to get work at HARRIS Inc., but they were only looking for experienced accountants. So she went to work for Publix (with my mom) and did various odd jobs that paid 7-8 bucks an hour. She eventually got an MBA, and Harris STILL didn't hire her. A couple of years went by, and she was finally able to get a job at Harris. Guess how much they started her with? $20,000 a year. I felt sorry for her. It was then that I learned that a college degree won't necessarilly get you a high paying job after graduation.
8/5/05 5:06 PM
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Yeah, unless you are going to law or med school, it's highly overrated.
8/5/05 5:45 PM
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I mean really. What are you going to do with a degree in Humanities, History, Classics, etc?
8/6/05 11:30 AM
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University of Central Florida.
8/17/05 1:52 AM
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Looks like she totally pigeoned-holed herself into wanting to work for one company. A company is only going to hire you if they have an opening. They are not going to create a new job position just b/c you want to work there.
8/19/05 4:52 PM
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Edited: 19-Aug-05
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She couldn't find work anywhere else. Harris was the only major company in the area and she didn't have enough money to move elsewhere.
8/21/05 10:51 AM
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"She couldn't find work anywhere else. Harris was the only major company in the area and she didn't have enough money to move elsewhere." VERY short term thinking, IMHO. Did she not apply to any places out of the area? For example, if she'd been offered a $45k year position somewhere else, and it cost her $1500 to move, wouldnt' the extra $25000 per year kind of make up for that expense?!?!
8/21/05 4:02 PM
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"Did she not apply to any places out of the area?" I heard she did. But couldn't get those jobs due to lack of experience.
9/25/05 8:48 PM
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"She couldn't find work anywhere else. Harris was the only major company in the area and she didn't have enough money to move elsewhere." My ex gf graduated from GMU with an accounting degree. She makes 50k a year.
9/25/05 11:13 PM
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"My mother knew a woman that got her BS in Accounting and got a CPA. She tried to get work at HARRIS Inc., but they were only looking for experienced accountants. So she went to work for Publix (with my mom) and did various odd jobs that paid 7-8 bucks an hour. She eventually got an MBA, and Harris STILL didn't hire her. A couple of years went by, and she was finally able to get a job at Harris. Guess how much they started her with? $20,000 a year. I felt sorry for her. It was then that I learned that a college degree won't necessarilly get you a high paying job after graduation. " sorry, that's her own fault. accounting jobs are everywhere and they sure as hell don't pay $10/hour. you don't have to work for an accounting firm to work as an accountant

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