Jennifer was a long-time member of the Another71 Forum and is now a Licensed CPA.
Note: the responses are very sarcastic and not meant to offend anyone
1.Hurry up and pass this so you can do my taxes for free
Yes, I have studied hundreds of hours, spent thousands of $$ on review materials and exam fees so that I can put Box 1 of your W-2 on line 7 of your 1040. I am now qualified to be an H&R block employee-YES!!! You have made my career complete now!
2.Oh you are smart Im sure youll pass
So you are saying the 50% of people who get failing scores every testing window are dumb? Do you mind calling the AICPA and offer to become a grader for my exam to ensure Im on the smart list this window?
3.Why do you have to study so much? I thought you do this for a living.
No they pay me to sit there and look cute. I get tested on the every day topics that dont require very much intelligence, Im just lazy.
4.Why do you take it if you arent ready to pass?
I love spending money and energy taking exams. Having the AICPA tell me Im stupid is so much fun; I thought Id just drag the exam process out a few more months.
5.You just need a 75 to pass? That is easy!
I know its so simple I dont know why everyone isnt a CPA! Duh!!
6.I know how you feel! Im studying for my cosmetology/real estate/GRE exam and its impossible!!!
So the organization that gives your test adjusts the passing scores to ensure the pass rate to stay below 50%?
7.If you dont know it by now, youll never know it!
Thanks for the vote of confidence! Exactly what I needed to hear right before I walk into the hardest exam of my life-thanks! I feel so loved!
8.When do you get your score? Really? Why does it take so long? They should give it to you quicker.
Yes I know it sucks for you to ask me about the same score a few times. Its only been 2 ½ months Ive been waiting for a score and having my life on hold waiting for it. If youd like to call the AICPA and let them know they should release my score quickly, knock yourself out!
9.So after you pass you get a huge raise and promotion right? If not, why the h*ll would you do it?
Remember that big salary you think I make now? If I dont pass the exam and become a CPA, I have no shot at making the salary EVER-even in 10+ years! Im not in public accounting for the money.
10.Back in my day we took the exam over 2 ½ days and couldn't study 1 section at a time. You have it so easy now!!
Did you walk up hill both ways in blowing snow to get to the exam too? Remember that you probably had 10 FASBs to memorize; today we have 168 Standards, 48 interpretations, and 70 Positions plus thousands of exceptions to tax laws. CPA stands for Cant Pass Again