So till now I got to know that I am a misfit in IT and I would not have enjoyed either MBA or the work afterwards. So what am I fit for?? The path to happiness lies in understanding your own nature. You must work towards strengthening the good parts and reducing the bad ones. I spent a lot of time in understanding myself and what I could possibly enjoy from 9 to 6.
1) Time to read and understand the world.
2) Work in which I am directly responsible. Work in which I can impact the real world. IT takes just too long. I mean solving, testing and releasing a P4 issue here takes months and even after that you don’t know if your work has made a difference to anyone.
5) Knowledge addition. I mean if you work on something you should be able to leverage it in the future. In IT, I have worked in Testing, Symbian App Development, Aris BPM, QT, Symbian Middleware, Hadoop. Currently I am working on Android Middleware. In each transition I have not managed to take away knowledge from my previous assignments. It is my fault for changing my domains so much but most of them were for business considerations. My aim would be to get a core set of knowledge and use that for a long period of time. Additions are welcome and necessary but they should not be totally tangential. Some of you maybe envious at the rate of change of I have managed. But I did not enjoy it. I was highly miserable being a newbie for 5 years.
6) Pays moderately well.
Ok so why CA.
1) Structured. Once you understand the core part there is no scope for ambiguity. It is either debit or credit. There is no third option.
2) Knowledge is additive. Tax laws change every year but it adds to what you know. You are not a newbie every time a new software arrives in the market.
3) Other than the tax seasons and financial quarters one has time to pursue ones interests.
4) Responsibility. When one is prosecutable for ones mistakes one cannot take refuge in the “Teamwork BS”. Your success is measured by your clients success and not by your manager.
5) Independence. One can open up one’s firm.
6) Pays moderately well and you can work after retirement. Oops wait a minute, I forgot a CA does not retire :)
I know the writing is very brief and would not make any sense. I have written the blog mostly for my clarity, braindump etc and not for the outside world as such. Still if someone is reading this and has any queries, do post a comment, I will be more than happy to clarify.