November 24, 2020

work from home

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 […]

Finding the Best Accounting and Finance Talent In a Gig/Remote Work World

Even before the events of 2020, the gig economy was surging and remote work was on the rise. But the last few months have placed those trends into a pressure cooker, accelerating them at a rate far beyond even the most forward-thinking predictions. Some of the best accounting and finance talent had already gone remote, […]

Yes, You Can Make More Money as a Freelance Accountant or Finance Professional

The pendulum has swung: accountants and finance professionals can make more money—and have wayyyy more freedom—taking on freelance work, especially when compared to a full-time salaried position at a public accounting firm. Just imagine it! Working from home in your pajamas, setting your own hours, taking Netflix-and-nap breaks. No co-workers bugging you with stories of […]

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 […]

Let’s Talk About Accountants Getting Some on the Side

Ever get called into a meeting in the HR wing on a Monday morning to find out you’ve lost your posh accounting job due to downsizing? Yeah, me neither. But if you had lost your job on a Monday, you’d spend the rest of the morning contacting recruiters (oh the horror) and trolling LinkedIn until […]