September 25, 2022

ADD, Academics, and work

Hi GoingConcerners;

I have a problem. Last year I have been diagnosed with ADD. I have always struggled in school. I do a little better at work as I enjoy working more than school. I have been delaying graduation many times because of my ADD and have been completing classes at turtle pace: one class at a time with the best grade i can get, which are Bs. My boss is wondering why it is taking so long and as such is questioning my intelligence. I have kept my ADD a secret because I do not well understand it and it sounds like a form of mental retardation. 

Should i disclose my condition to my employer? I've been doing good at work but school is taking forever and without brilliant results. I take medications and are a hit or miss. 

Latest Accounting Jobs--Apply Now:

Have something to add to this story? Give us a shout by email, Twitter, or text/call the tipline at 202-505-8885. As always, all tips are anonymous.

Comments are closed.

Related articles

Advice: Leave Big 4 then come back?

Ready to get berated for this, but I want some constructive criticism. I graduated with a degree in finance and accounting, interned in audit with Big 4, and received an offer. The offer would start this August, and I’ve already taken 2 sections of the CPA exam. However, I’ve always considered pursuing medicine and I […]

Advice: Stay mid-market or try to get big 4?

Currently, I just finished my junior year of college and I have an internship with a mid market firm for next spring. I will be graduating that same spring with my bachelors in accountancy and will have my 150 credits to take the CPA exam. Assuming that I receive a full time offer after my […]