assh0le .academy Recognizes H&R Block
asshole .academy Recognizes H&R Block – its official senior executives at H&R Block have been directly inducted into assh0le.academy’s Hall of Fame for demonstrating assholish qualities above and beyond anything one could have dreamed of. Their self delusional smug, and arrogant behavior after releasing particularly repugnant advertising that their head asshOle William Cobb only increased spending on after the AICPA publicly responded to their spew of excrement in to social media.
Let’s illustrate starting with the training requirements for H&R Block Stooges….
a semester credit hour consists of the equivalent of at least one hour (a 50-minute period) per week of “seat time” in class and two hours per week of out-of-class student work for 15 weeks.
Let’s do a calculation. Assuming that a typical CPA candidate earns 150 semester hours of college credit, that translates to [50 min class + 100 min homework] *15 weeks in a semester *150 semester hours = 337,500 minutes or 5,625 hours of training. Putting it another way it takes 5625/310 = 18.5 TIMES as training to be ELIGIBLE to sit for the CPA exam as it does to reach the “GRAND POOBAHISH PINNACLE” OF MASTER TAX ADVISOR When I reflect on it, about the only title that I find more repugnant than H&R Block Master Tax Advisor [sic] is Registered SEX OFFENDER…..yep I really wrote that.
A CPA starts out close to 20X brighter and better prepared than the most experienced Block Stooge.
Hopefully, every single one of the H&R Block employees reading this post feels dirty…as if they need to be doused with acetone and scrubbed with a potato brush..even that shouldn’t remove the tarnish and acrid stench that Block should leave on you. Let’s consider your worth in the market place….at the present time, Big 4 firm offer a starting salary to new graduates that have passed the CPA exam of roughly $85,000/year plus signing bonuses in major US markets THE DAY they start work. Wanna know what an H&R Block “Master Tax Advisor” earns….how about $20/hour….a bit more than they are proposing for entry level burger flippers at McDonalds….here are the numbers.
The H&R Block penultimate advisors may be Enrolled Agents [a designation awarded by the Treasury. Enrolled Agent status was originally designed as means of recognizing IRS employees with years of highly specialized experience, and skills…..they tend to be among the best of the tax professionals with limited education..much like warrant officers in the military.
However, the Enrolled Agent designation DOES NOT REQUIRE EVEN SO MUCH AS A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR A WEEK OF EXPERIENCE. In fact, when the Internal Revenue Service seeks to hire entry level Revenue Agents [the bottom level for auditing taxpayers] the requirement is thirty hours of accounting or a CPA certificate [Source IRS Guidelines for Revenue Agent – Series 0522 , Grade 5].
Here is more detailed background reading and what you can do to assist in cleaning up the atrocious pile of shit….personally there is nothing that would be more personally satisfying than to use William Cobb, the CEO of H&R Block’s face as a spittoon.