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Big4s knuckle down on budget

 
#1 Big4s knuckle down on budget
19/03/2013 22:06

big mac

I thought I would share a few comical situations I have experienced during my time at a Big4.

When joining a firm you are usually armed with a laptaop, mobile phone, notebook and pen...you would hope!

Firstly, I don't get a mobile because I am "too junior" and not allowed to call mobiles from my desk phone - on the odd occasion that I am in the offce therefore can rarely contact clients and my other team members!

Trying to get stationery at my firm is like trying to draw blood from a stone. Pens are few and far between and when you do get your hands on one it's green or red! The other day I ran out of pages in my notebook (A4 sized, spiralbound - pretty standard) so I emailed the team sec to arrange a couple for me and sent one of the grads back to the office to pick it up. She returned with an A5 notebook because apparently you have to be a Director or Partner to get one of the A4 books.

There are many more situations I have experenced through my short stint at this firm but these two are my highlights.

(Please note: I am currently in APAC region so maybe that's how it is here...When I was in London, I was obviously provided a mobile and access to pens and notebooks!)

Can anyone else beat this?

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#2 RE: Big4s knuckle down on budget
20/03/2013 17:13

abc123 to big mac (#1)

Please get one of those comedy sized pencils and a spiral bound A3 notebook and see how the Directors & Partners like that!

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#3 RE: Big4s knuckle down on budget
20/03/2013 20:36

Mr Cool to abc123 (#2)

Lol! Fantastic idea...

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#4 RE: Big4s knuckle down on budget
20/03/2013 20:53

big mac to Mr Cool (#3)

Love it! Might do that at lunch today.

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#5 RE: Big4s knuckle down on budget
21/03/2013 09:00

Bushy Eyebrow Partner to big mac (#4)

Yeah, or expense an iPad and tell them you're using that to take notes from now on because the secretaries won't let you have any paper.

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