I started a new job on December 1, 2020. I had decided last spring that I wasn’t happy with the job I took in December 2019 when I got laid off after being sick. A few months in, I could tell the boss was a dick. So I started looking for something else.
There wasn’t too much out there because of COVID, but I finally found an amazing job at a very small CPA firm that’s been around for 30 years and here I am. Nice people. Way more money. A mile from home. Flex hours. Medical insurance paid 100% by the company. HSA and SIMPLE IRA contributions made by the company. Every Friday off - with pay - during the summer. My position is mostly doing accounting with a few business tax returns thrown in, but zero 1040 preparation. And last, but not least, only 8 - 10 hours overtime per week during tax season.
I feel exceptionally fortunate to have found such an awesome job with a great company, especially during a pandemic, when so many have lost their jobs or had their hours cut to the bare minimum.