For those of you that worked through the weekend, your consumption of 5-hour bombs probably has you juiced enough to last you through the October 31st deadline for those affected by Hurricane Irene. ANYWAY, TThe good news is that another tax filing year has final come to an end. The less-good news is that it’s only 75 days until 2012 and you get to start all over again. Now’s the time to get anything off your chest. Feel like screaming at the client that showed up with their shoebox this morning? Partners forcing you to postmark hundreds of envelopes for the stuff that simply isn’t getting done by midnight? Best to let it out now, January will be here before you know it.
Today is the final 1040 deadline, barring a hurricane or something [Tax Update]
Tomorrow’s Tax Deadline Pushed Off For Some Taxpayers [Tax Girl/Forbes]
Don’t make these tax filing mistakes [DMWT]
*I have to do this because some of you petty, hair-splitting types would point out the extended deadlines. This should suffice that we’re completely aware of it. Get back to work.
If Deloitte employees took the last email concerning preparations for Hurricane Irene seriously, they likely took plenty of work home as it could be a extra-long weekend. However, if you’re a New York employee and thought, “Gosh, I’ve got so much to do, it may take me two trips to get all the work home,” and were saving that second trip for this morning, you may be in for an unpleasant surprise – the office is closed! Now, you might not have thought that the firm needed to announce such a thing but since the City has announced that everyone in Lower Manhattan has to GTFO and that the subway will quit running in T-minus one hour, the firm figured it better play ball.
Hurricane Irene Update
Weekend office closures and travel advisory
To all Northeast professionals:
Due to the impending hurricane that will impact the Northeast region, several Deloitte offices will be closed over the weekend. As of now, we expect to be open for business on Monday and will continue to update you from this mailbox, as needed.
1WFC, 2WFC, and 25 Broadway offices will be closed on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28 due to a mandatory evacuation order for lower Manhattan. New York City subways and buses will stop running at noon, as will PATH trains and commuter railroads connecting Manhattan to New Jersey, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut.
Some of you may be asked to evacuate your location or home due to safety concerns. If you are unable to find alternative housing, we will try to match you up with another Deloitte colleague. If you are able to host one of your evacuated colleagues or need emergency housing, please email Northeast Field Operations (subject: NE Evacuation Housing Request) or [redacted] as soon as possible.
Also, please take a moment now to ensure we have your most current personal and emergency contact information by visiting this site on DeloitteNet now.
Visit the following websites for a complete mass transit update:
· NJ Transit
· CT Transit
· NJ Path
· SEPTA (Philly) – suspending Sunday only
· MBTA (Boston) – no announcement yet
· CT Transit – no announcement yet
Northeast Regional Operations Leader
For those of you that were forced to evacuate, hopefully you’ve been able to do so quickly and safely. However, in the unfortunate event that you don’t have a place to go, it’s nice that Deloitte is encouraging its employees to help out their brethren. Our tipster also recognized another possibility:
No word yet on whether they are seeking to keep engagement teams together during the storm so that the client service work can continue.
So, stay productive Green Dotters. But more importantly, stay safe.
Directly from 300 Madison:
This is a ridiculous email, see below, that we received [Thursday] regarding the hurricane. I work at 300 Madison Ave and thought this was hilarious. Note how we are supposed to buy candles in case the power goes out but we also need to bring our laptops home so we can work from home on Monday. Sorry P Dubb but if I need plywood to protect my apt from hurricane winds, the client should understand why my deliverable is a day or two late.