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One thing that really pissed me off this week was the apparent lack of people skills shown by some higher-ups. I know structural promotion by experience is well and good, but bloody heck, being a manager doesn't just mean reviewing workpapers. You have to manage teams, you have to learn how to negotiate, how to be flexible. Don't just promote any hobo who makes it through a set number of years. If anything, organize mandatory people skills workshops. Make them take mandatory online web-based learnings classes. This can extend to seniors too. As much as structured promotions account for very good job security and such,it pains me to see seniors, managers and above, display an utter and total disregard for interpersonal skills.
Another senior quit this week, one who dealt with the very same manager I'm talking about. Wonder why?


Anonymous said…
Hi auditor,
I enjoy reading about your life as an auditor. Could you tell if someone quit or was fired? Are there many layoffs at the big 4?
I've recently been to an office visit, and the HR manager spoke about his days, saying that there are good days and bad days. "Sometimes, I just don't want to get up and go fire that person".
How scary to say that in front of potential new hires!!!!!

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