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December 7, 2022

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Why Are People at Big 4 Firms So Elitist? A Rant

Here’s a fun one from Fishbowl today: Thankfully someone pointed out how bizarre it is for someone to have worked at Big 4, a small firm, and GT, BDO, and RSM. OP clarified that they only worked for Grant Thornton — which they called “awful and primitive” — and lumped similar size firms together as […]

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This 5 Year Old Fishbowl Thread About EY WBLs Aged Badly

“In real life you’re allowed to use other teams work papers, google, etc. there’s no difference” Digging around a bit for shits and gigs I found this, which was posted on Fishbowl five years ago: I know you’re just dying to hear what the Kool-Aid chugger EY6 said. Here you go: LOL. Full discussion on […]

KPMG Pay Cuts Are Probably Not Going to Be Well-Received Outside of Australia

Not that long ago, I stuck a link to this story in a Friday Footnotes but just in case you missed it, let’s catch you up on the situation in my boy Roadhog’s esteemed home country. Back in late April, KPMG Australia used peer pressure relied on the strength of its team mentality to ease […]

Despite Working More Hours, Professionals Say They Hope WFH Stays Post-Coronavirus

Today we have two surveys from our friends at Fishbowl to share with you, conveniently enough they have a bit of overlap so we figured why not just make a big ole survey sandwich. First off, Fishbowl surveyed more than 16,000 professionals across a variety of industries, including accounting, and asked a simple question: Are […]

A Surprising Number of Professionals Are Going Pantsless on Video Conference Calls

It’s been a little more than two months since the world came to an abrupt stop and most of us got locked inside. While some people have been enjoying having the permission to day drink and binge Netflix on weekdays, others have been feeling cagey for some time now (*raises hand*). Still others aren’t even […]

Rant of the Day: Partners and Their F*cking Stupid Sandwich Choices

Looks like we’re reaching that time of year when tensions are just high enough for the small stuff to send some accountants raging but not quite to the point that people are having nervous breakdowns. The busy season sweet spot, basically. Today’s rant comes courtesy of Fishbowl. Forgive my copious notifications, I know some people […]

Will Deloitte’s Work With Customs and Border Patrol Drive Employees From the Firm?

Our friends over at Fishbowl recently surveyed their users to find out if Green Dotters might be driven away due to Deloitte’s work on behalf of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and we’d like to share it with you. First, let’s get you caught up on the sitch if you’re out of the loop. As […]

Survey Finds That Nearly a Third of KPMG Employees Aren’t Surprised by Latest Cheating Scandal

In the competitive world of Big 4 recruiting, sometimes reputation is everything. Oh who are we kidding, the firms are all mostly the same — from work-life balance, pay, and even prestige — regardless of what PwC recruiters may tell you. At the end of the day, Big 4 firms are in a constant race […]