Big 4 accounting firms have gotten into lots of non-accounting business in recent years, like legal services and beef barcodes. But now Deloitte wants to add “food poisoning” to its suite of services. On Thanksgiving, what’s the only thing worse than your Uncle Harold’s stories? Food poisoning ?. #PlayItSafe with food handling tips from our […]
Imagine sitting at a table with your family and closest friends enjoying the perfect Thanksgiving feast. The turkey is cooked to perfection, the ham is tender and juicy, the mashed potatoes are creamy and the gravy is smooth, the stuffing is savory, and the cranberries are tangy. Even the green bean casserole doesn’t make you […]
Sometimes, the CPA Exam Powers That Be see fit to have mercy on your procrastinating souls and extend testing windows at the end of the year just in case you absolutely need to catch up with your family around the holidays. Not so much this year. From NASBA: The Fall 2014 testing window begins on […]
Some things should not be discussed at the Thanksgiving table. But I guess if you're related to Grover Norquist, what are you going to talk about? Thanksgiving dinner: Nana, mom, aunts telling chldbirth stories. 5 yr old says "so when the baby comes out Mommy's mouth…" Topic changed — Grover Norquist (@GroverNorquist) December 3, 2013
Literally, clowns. What did you expect?
Last year, we covered ten things for which the profession should be thankful ahead of Thanksgiving. Here are ten more because gosh darnit, we need to express gratitude every now and then in the middle of all the complaining that goes on here. Scott London Scott London isn't thankful for himself but let's be honest […]
That should be plenty of time for the tryptophan comas to subside: NEWS: Due to the late Thanksgiving holiday, NASBA, AICPA and Prometric extend the Fall #CPAexam testing window: http://t.co/jiytMaprWJ — NASBA (@NASBA) October 18, 2013 The extension is available globally, according to NASBA's website so our international friends may experience 'Merica! at its best if […]
Do you see what happens?
Of course we kid (some of you have no sense of humor). We actually haven’t heard what is happening to the Irish lads as the investigation is rumored to be still on-going. But this could explain what PwC did with a large portion of their swag when the new logo rolled out.
If you happen across this guy, get him a seat at the New York Thanksgiving soirée (location still unknown), wouldja?
As the days shorten, leaves fall and men waste hours in front of the talking box, it can only means one thing: The Holidays will soon be upon us. This also means that lots of traveling and family time – two things that can make the holidays a less-than desirable time of year.
Luckily for PwC employees in New York, two partners have opened their hearts and homes (not literally) so that you may avoid those two nuisances entirely:
To the People of the New York Metro Practice:
The upcoming Thanksgiving holiday break provides us with a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of family and friends and to reflect on all we have to be thankful for. However, we recognize that some of our people may be far from home (such as our people who are on tour from various other PwC offices) or may just not have somewhere to spend Thanksgiving Day. If you don’t have plans, Tim Ryan, Assurance Leader and Bill Cobourn, Sectors & Markets Leader will host (along with their families), a special Thanksgiving Day meal.
We would like to invite you and your friend, spouse, significant other, or children — and we can all celebrate this special day together. As some of you know, Tim has six children–so there will be fun for both adults and children. This festive meal will be held on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25) in the afternoon at a Manhattan venue to be announced. To help us plan for this event, please indicate your interest in attending using the link below. If you respond “yes” we will follow up shortly to provide additional details.
Please recognize that if you already have plans for the holiday, you are not being asked to change them.
This unprecedented display of generosity is quite welcome considering past behavior by some partners in other cities but we do have questions:
1. Is there a short list for the “Manhattan venue” and will attendees be allowed to vote on the locale?
2. Will the “kids table” consist of non-partners as well as kids or will all the adults be allowed to sit together regardless of title?
3. What’s the “saying grace” situation? Also, will there be assigned seats or is it going to be like boarding a Southwest flight?
5. What’s on the menu? Is going to be the typical fare or are we going non-tradish? Is it catered or are Tim and Bill going cheap and making it potluck?
6. Open bar?
You have to agree that all of the above are important but are we missing anything? If you’ve got more questions, leave them below.