There are those who have said they did not understand my Practice Tip last week.
Some were confused as to why I did not want to work for people who wanted to profit maximise or tax minimise even though I thought I’d explained that. But the most interesting feedback was from those who appeared to think I had no choice in the matter.
This really baffled me. The suggestions made to me seemed to coalesce around the ideas that as an accountant I should:
1. be grateful to anyone who might beat a path to my door and offer me their custom;
2. take them on, whatever they wanted;
3. have no opinion in this matter.
This simply staggers me. And yet it is a view that I have had presented to me over so many years I guess it is prevalent a...