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Jan 30, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Post date : Jan 30, 2008, 09:34 AM
Most chaps don't go into tax for the glamour, I reckon.
I think I'm right in saying that the profession is hardly synonymous with leggy models, turbo-charged sports cars, illicit pharmaceuticals, unlicensed boxing clubs and slow-motion shootouts.
Maybe I'm wrong... but I doubt it.
Despite the lack of razzle-dazzle, the male tax executive is, nevertheless, often an extremely driven individual.
As such, he's prone to mid-life crisis. And that's no laughing matter.
You see, there's little or no basis in truth in the cliché of some high-flying bloke celebrating his 45th birthday by buying a Ferrari and having an affair with a lass half his age.
Overton Smith, a midlife consultancy service, today warned that the reality of a mid-life crisis is grim.
Up to 75% of 'senior executives and professionals' aged between 38 and 50 are likely to become deeply unhappy and feel that their lives are out of control.
It's a dismal prospect.
However, those who are expected to be affected are ones who, more often than not, were pressured by family into entering the 'right' career.
Maybe I'm wrong again, but I imagine no parent, no matter how cruel, would force their son into the tax profession.

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