OT: Considering leaving job after only a couple months. Help! - Page 2

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    ijustwant76
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    A two month gap is nothing. No one will even notice. And when you leave out months, it's even easily. (e.g. 1st job 2013-2014, leave out 2nd job, 3rd job 2014-2017).

    I'd make the jump. You already know your current job is boring, boring, boring.

    BTW, government jobs are pretty boring, but the retirement benefits are good. Since the job is “easy”, there's time for kids and a manageable work/life balance.

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    K_Sunshine5
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    Thanks, ijustwant. I took the job and am starting soon. I am going to leave my current job on my resume since I'll be there 5 months by the time I leave (April-September). It shouldn't be that big of a deal in the future. Thanks for your advice 🙂

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    The_Juice
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    Hi K_Sunshine5, I realize that this is a super old post and you may not see this, but figured I'd try anyway, just in case 🙂
    I have been searching for stories on DCAA and see that you had left after 5 months for something else. Was DCAA really that boring? Did you keep in touch with anybody from your time there? If so, what do they say about their time there? Also, if you don't mind sharing, what was the position and agency you joined? How did it go? Any regrets?

    I am kind of trying to figure out if I want to stay in public (I am an audit manager at a small CPA firm), or make a change now by going into either government or private. Government is enticing due to the work/life balance, pension, and mission/purpose that aligns with my nature (I am an auditor by nature through and through haha), but I do have that fear of being bored and potentially stagnating my career. I would need to take a pay-cut and I hear that it gets super competitive to get past GS-12 (which is already below my salary as it is, even at step 10). I am not so much worried about my skill or potential to grow into the higher positions, but that it seems like merit alone will not get it done.

    Overall though, based on my research, DCAA seems interesting and they are hosting virtual hiring events this month. Seems like they are likely going to go on a hiring spree so if I want in, now would be the time…

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    Ninja Albert
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    hi @The Juice, what is the DCAA, is that a firm, is it a remote job or in person? is it a part time or full time job?

    Just interested!

    Thanks

    #3312130 Reply
    The_Juice
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    DCAA stands for Defense Contract Audit Agency. It is a government agency that conducts audits of government contractors. The auditor positions are full-time. Based on what I have been able to piece together, they have flex scheduling (can work your 40 hours in 4 days and can work your daily hours with flex timing other than the required office hours depending on your specific office). I would also like to know more from people that work there and/or used to work there.

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