There's a LOT of ignorance with a bunch of people's comments here. Jobs at my firm start at the six figure mark for college graduates. We have hundreds to a little over a thousand graduates who apply to these roles, and we hire maybe 4 a year. This is WAY more than just money that we look at. Just because there are a ton of candidates doesn't mean there are a ton of GOOD candidates who can do a job.burnt69 wrote: ↑Feb 10th, 2018 3:54 pmThings are slow to move, but eventually with so many people chasing limited accounting jobs (so you claim), compensation will fall or stagnate.
The owners of the big-4 are leaving a lot of money on the table if they aren't hiring the cheapest qualified workers they can find. Since they're probably swimming in money right now, they don't care, but at some point, demand for their particular industry may dry up, and they will have to rationalize compensation to market prices.
I don't follow compensation at the big-4, but I understand that a new grad really doesn't make a lot in accounting these days. I had the opportunity to visit an office in downtown Calgary a few years ago and it was full of business grads earning $30k/year in an insurance company's claims call center.
That said, firefighting is not intellectually demanding (save for a few with engineering backgrounds) but it is physically demanding when there is a fire, no doubt. That said, there are a ton of built men out there who want to be firefighters.