I had a bulletproof degree
Wow, how good choices can have bad outcomes these days. I went back to school for accounting. I figured it was one of those careers that would not be touched in good or bad times. I have been working until recently and have two years of experience. Accounting has such a need to maintain an image that we kept hiring regardless of workloads going down. We recently hired two staff, and I though to myself that it could not be a good idea because less and less work had been coming in. My industry was not hit at first because of outstanding engagements, but as those played out many clients decided that an audit was not at the top of the priority list. This was especially true for smaller companies that were not required to have an audit.
So what does my company do. They decided that in order to maintain an image they should let go of experienced accountants in order to allow new hires to have the job. I am so angry these days because I threw away a growing career in IT for what I thought would be job security. I have no clue where to go now. I have a skill set in a market that is becoming more and more flooded.
If I could do it again, I would have gone into health care. the only thing certain in our country is that the baby boomers are getting older. Well, wish me luck. The unemployed thing is new to me. I have generally done very well at anything I set my mind to.
This post was submitted by Matt.