What I Learned About Quitting Your Job from Indian Food


First off, let me just say that I am 100% addicted to Indian food.

Naan, curry, spices, I love it all!

And while some of those closest to me know that I’m a borderline germaphobe, I’ve weathered some pretty questionable spots to get the best Indian food.

It’s almost the rule among foodies and non-foodies, alike: Sometimes even the most unassuming hole-in-the-wall restaurants have the best food.

Case in point:

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Yes, that is the mechanics shop at a BP gas station and this is the actual restaurant (thank you google maps)…

But in all honesty, I LOVED this place. The buffet was <$10 all you can eat every day of the week. When I worked at PwC, I would take 5-15 people there at least twice a week if I was in town. It was my safe zone.

But… one day disaster hit.

I walked in, excited as ever with a group of about five accountants. When I looked toward the buffet, I saw a woman waiving her hands in the air. Then she pointed down…


A rat.

And it looked sick.

Needless to say we walked out and to this day, I have never set foot in my formerly beloved restaurant again.

What does this have to do with you, or accounting? Everything.

Sometimes in life we fall in love with things, we romanticize them, and we become loyal to them. Maybe the company you work for took a chance on you when you were hired. Maybe they paid for your CPA review course, gave you an internship, maybe even a summer leadership.

And that was incredible that they did that for you.

But, when the fundamentals change, you have to stand true to yourself. Do you really see yourself there for the long term? Is this what you want to be doing with your life?

I’m not writing this post to knock accounting, or any company at all. I am writing this post for anyone who is unsatisfied in their current situation, and needs to know that quitting…. is okay.

I LOVED that little hole in the wall restaurant and to be honest, I LOVED working at PwC. But my priorities changed, circumstances changed, my dreams changed. and I quit.

If you’re thinking of doing the same, realize that the only thing you can control is your own actions, your own future, and your own destiny. You don’t owe anybody anything and they don’t owe you anything.

Look inside and think, are the fundamentals right for me? Is this part of my larger dream? Then take bold action, whatever your answer may be!


Email me at andrew@thebeancounter.com.