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classic email

For those of you who haven't seen this classic email from a German KPMG partner who was in the US at that point (2005), enjoy (For those who are wondering, this is definitely true and made the email chain throughout the big 4 and further. He meant Jeans):

On behalf of the partners, I would like to thank each of you for your diligence and hard work in serving our clients and contributing to the success of our office. With the audit busy season drawing to a close and tax not far behind, we wish to show our appreciation by designating Fridays as "No Pants Day" in the office starting March 18 through April 15.
There are a few protocols that we must follow as we are a professional services firm. "No Pants Day" is limited to personnel on site at KPMG's premises. While we would like to extend the privilege to all, we must respect our clients' dress codes for those of you working off-site. Similarly, if you have client meetings scheduled in our offices, we ask that you forego No Pants for that day out of courtesy to our clients. Lastly, while it may be fashion forward to wear No Pants with rips or frayed hems, kindly refrain from doing so in the office.
Thanks for your consideration of the above and enjoy!


Anonymous said…
Hi I live in Australia and am a big fan of your blog.

This question isn't in relation to the email but i was wandering if i could ask you?

-How many companies you audit a year?
-Whether or not it is possible to change the companies you audit in the following year?

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