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How are accountants perceived?

June 9, 2008

I feel as though many believe that accountants are boring.  I didn’t just wake up one day and make this up.  Through movies, tv shows and personal experience I learned that others, not related to the field, think it’s boring.

There was a scene in The Break-up.  Jennifer Aniston goes on a date with an accountant (he drove a Porsche) and the writers made this guy seem like such a geek.  He had a terrible personality.  I feel as though there is a secret stereotype going around about accountants.  Why do people think this field is so boring?

 Aren’t other fields stereotyped?  I bet some doctors and lawyers are boring people.  I think it all stems down to one reason.  People believe that numbers are boring therefore the people who use them everyday have to be boring.

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One comment

  1. This is very similar to a post I wrote on my blog, yeah I think in every profession theres always going to be a stereotype and this is partly due to how they are portrayed in the media. I for one don’t think accountant’s are boring.



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