Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Would You Rather: Volunteer at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship or Work at KPMG?

kpmg china medical

At first glance, the headline may sound like a silly question but hear me out! Deadspin’s Samer Kalaf pointed out that volunteers for the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship must pay $130 for the privilege for whatever it is volunteers at a major golf tournament do. Here are the details from the tournament website:

KPMG-Women's-PGA-ChampionshipIf you like watching golf or like working at KPMG, then this is a no-brainer. I suspect most people fall outside of those two camps. Full disclosure: I don’t like watching golf and used to work at KPMG, so I’m equally biased against both. I guess? Anyway, here’s a brief analysis for everyone else to consider:

  • Hours — The required volunteer hours at the golf tournament are, on average, far more reasonable than the working hours at KPMG. Advantage: Volunteers
  • Working environment: Employees will likely be in an air conditioned office. Volunteers could get rained on or bake in early summer Chicagoland humidity. Advantage: Employees.
  • Swag: Everyone’s getting clothes with KPMG’s logo on it, so there are no winners. Except for Phil Mickelson, Stacy Lewis, and Mariah Stackhouse, of course.
  • Pay — The volunteers are in a deficit situation; however, the 6-day access to the tournament is worth something, even if you hate watching golf. KPMG employees do earn a wage, but if you consider the hours, there’s a diminishing return. Advantage: Employees
  • Food: The volunteers may have access to food and water. KPMG employees may have access to Omaha Steaks. Advantage: Draw.
  • Perks — Last I checked, KPMG doesn’t pay for your parking.  Advantage: Volunteers
  • Reading material —  A golf program will be filled with ads for lame golf clothes, lavish timepieces, and sensible automobiles. Oh, and lots of KPMG professional services. KPMG employees get to read company policy manuals, accounting rules, tax law, and soulless emails from KPMG executives. Advantage: Draw.

That’s a score of 2 for Volunteers and 2 for Employees with 3 draws. It’s as tough of a call as I suspected. Choose wisely.

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

moving boxes

KPMG Might Be the Next Big 4 Firm Ditching Its Downtown Atlanta Office

In March, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported Deloitte did not renew its 260,000 square foot lease at 191 Peachtree St in downtown Atlanta. Now KPMG might be joining them in looking to downsize from downtown space. Deloitte’s decision may have something to do with this: Violent protests over long work weeks tonight at Atlanta’s Deloitte office […]

The King’s KPMG Had a Little Tax and Payroll Problem

Sky News received some insider info that KPMG UK had a bit of a tax problem last week, relating to the firm’s legal structure and employee contracts. This is on top of a payroll issue last week that meant staff checks arrived late. Sky News: The fiasco is understood to have arisen as a result […]