I'm one of the few people who actually like taxes. I dunno--something about them? I like the order and tidiness. It's like a big mental puzzle, only with money.
Money always makes me think better.
So there I was--puttering along in class, thinking, wow, this is cool, but when I get an entry-level job in my new field, what am I going to do all day? How big a company will I have to work for to get a straight forty entering bills and things? And will they really pay me decent money to sit and tippy-tap on a computer?
I just finished the fifteen and a half hour Quickbooks marathon from Hell. Going along, going along--all happy and entering stuff, it seemed like an easy system. What you see is definitely what you get. And then my numbers didn't match.
Not that I was the only one. Everyone's numbers didn't match, except for the random smug person who took (imho) malicious delight in going on the class message board and telling people how easy it was.
I tried every trouble-shooting technique known to the Dummies books and Google. But since I'm only on chapter five, it was a rough fix. After crashing my computer twice, and eating backup files like popcorn, I got the right numbers.
I'm so tired. Little arrows, check registers, pay bills and create invoices. I have huge respect for people who can just whip through it. Although...one day, I'll be one of them. :) And I'll get to do this all day long.