Not too long ago I had an unfortunate encounter with a foam pit at the trampoline park. The short of it was I ended up taking a cab home to get the other family car and then driving back to pick up my family after wasting two hours. Good times. [Read more…]
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A reader on my post about why there are so few black CPAs recently left a comment saying he thought accounting degrees for black students weren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. That line of thinking led to an even broader argument about the value of ANY college degree for black students.
The reasoning behind this? Prior experience interviewing for an accounting role and feeling some sort of prejudice because he’s black. He then went on to share a link highlighting how black students with an Associate’s degree have the same chance to land a job as white students with a high school diploma, and black students with some college have the same odds as white high school drop-outs.
No doubt these figures are enough to make your stomach lurch, but the argument the reader made conveniently overlooked a huge takeaway [Read more…]
If you work long enough, you will probably find yourself in a position where you realize you were doing something to annoy your boss.
The bad news is most people don’t receive constructive feedback until well after the point where they could have changed the outcome of their performance review. Even then, some managers may not want to deliver the tough message. This leads to disgruntled employees being fired, “counseled out”, or just straight up quitting. [Read more…]