August 15, 2022

work from home

Someone Is Not a Fan of KPMG’s New ‘Reconnect with KPMG’ Ad Campaign

As a Fisbhowl user, I received a notification on my phone this evening that “KPMG was tagged in a post,” and this was the post: I had no idea this was a thing. Someone in the comment section said the commercial was on KPMG US’s YouTube channel, so I went there, and sure enough, there […]

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EY Global Chairman Carmine Di Sibio Warns Zoomers Their Careers Are Screwed If They Stick to Remote Work

EY Global Chairman Carmine Di Sibio wrote a piece for Quartz recently on how young professionals can navigate today’s hybrid work environment (well, his communications team did anyway) and we found a few bits particularly noteworthy for early-career accountants eager to get ahead in today’s, uh, interesting work environment. You might want to grab a […]

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KPMG Norway Has Achieved the Impossible And Created a Mildly Amusing Video (For an Accounting Firm)

KPMG couldn’t audit their way out of a paper bag but some props are due for proving themselves capable of making a mildly entertaining two-minute YouTube video which we’re about to share with you momentarily. The last time we caught KPMG embarrassing themselves on YouTube, it was this unspeakable disaster from KPMG Denmark and things […]

EY’s Kelly Grier Is Eager to ‘Forge a Path Forward’ to Coworkers Disturbing Your Concentration at the Office Again

If introverted EYers were expecting another quiet Monday as a socially-accepted hermit in these troubling times they were in for a surprise this morning when EY Chair Kelly Grier came crashing into their inboxes with an update on the big post-COVID plans. Spoiler: it involves making yourself available in the office. The following email has […]

Protip: Moving Soon? You Might Want to Hide Your ZIP Code From HR

Remember a couple weeks ago when we discussed potential work-from-home adjustments for salaried workers now living in lower COL areas thanks to the Rona? In case you forgot, the gist of it is that this is already happening in the tech industry, so there’s no reason to assume accounting couldn’t possibly follow suit. The comments […]

WFH In 2021? Get Ready For Those Remote Salary Adjustments

I hate to be the bearer of bad news as we head into a brand new year but just in case y’all thought this WFH thing would mean potentially being able to upgrade to some huge rural property at your generous “city” salary … not so fast. A recent Bloomberg article says it’s already happening […]

No Foolin’, EY Extends Work From Home to At Least April 2021

Last we checked in on the ongoing work-from-home situation at EY in August, EY Americas vice chair of risk management Jay Persaud told his firm’s beloved army of waffles and pancakes they should expect to stay home until at least January 2021. Not to scare anyone but January 2021 is 21 days from now. It […]

Marcum’s Reopening of Offices Didn’t Even Last Two Months Before Everyone Was Sent Back Home to Work

Back in late September, we mocked celebrated the leadership of Marcum CEO Jeffrey Weiner who, pandemic be damned, told his troops that he wanted heinies in all seats at Marcum offices across the land on Oct. 1—even in New Haven, CT, where employees found out on Sept. 30 that one of their colleagues had tested […]

Get Sensitive or Else: How to Keep Talent When the World’s Gone Crazy

As hardcore accountants, you and your talent probably aren’t suffering quite as much from the death of office culture as the rest of the world. How many of you really cared about the PR puff stuff that was a distraction and time suck?  However … Even the most laser-focused, bottom-line-oriented accountant is missing something in […]

You Better Put Pants on Before Your Firm Decides to Implement a Work From Home Dress Code

Remember way back in March when the world came to a stop and offices everywhere shut their doors to employees, driving many of us inside? I distinctly remember the collective sentiment being something like “well, whatever, it’ll be over in a few weeks.” In fact, when my own state’s governor locked us down until the […]

How Are Big 4 Firms Stacking Up on Work-From-Home Benefits?

Unless you were one of the few who had the foresight to deck out your crib in multiple monitors just before SHTF this past spring, you’ve probably needed to improve your WFH set up just a bit in the months since. And because a large portion of this website’s entire purpose is serving as Steve […]

Terrible Manager Thinks Constant Employee Surveillance Equals Work-Life Balance

In this still-new world of virtual work for office drones everywhere, it’s inevitable that some people find the adjustment to work-from-home harder than others. For some people, their issues revolved around muddy work schedules and a crumbling routine. For others, however, work-from-home exposed one basic fact that has probably been known for quite some time […]

Miserable and Burned Out? It Might Be the Zoom Meetings

In the early days of the Rona pandemic just as most of you were starting to adjust to that work-from-home life (much to the chagrin of some of your employers that feel it’s not really working if you’re not chained to a desk where they can observe you), I shared a pic of my own […]

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 […]

Some Guy Made a Workpaper to Track His Hourly Rate For Jerking Off During WFH

You know, it was only a matter of time until one of you did this. I should have known when I saw a “how much work from home time are you spending jerking off” question on Reddit that this was the inevitable escalation soon to come (no pun). It goes without saying this post may […]

Let’s See Those Work-From-Home Battlestations

Hey and happy Monday, GC faithful. It appears the world did not end over the weekend so here we are again at the start of another workweek. After almost three weeks of mandated quarantine, I’m beginning to get a bit cagey. As y’all know, we’re used to working from home so nothing has changed there, […]

The Coronavirus Panic Is a Perfect Opportunity to Discuss Why We Need Better Work-From-Home Policies

So I’ve been sick lately. I never get sick. In fact, I pride myself on this. I imagine it has something to do with the fact that I spent over a decade of my life in San Francisco being exposed to Lord knows what cooties live in BART seats. I am to not getting sick […]