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Cellphone bills

There has been a furor recently about a certain arm of a public accounting firm making the employees allocate their cellphone usage amongst clients so the clients can pick up the tab instead of making the firm pick up the tab. By doing this, the partners have more money to divvy up amongst themselves so they can take a weekend vacation to the Bahamas whenever they feel like it. I'm not saying that this was the motivation behind the change, but it does make the employees spend a lot more administrative time breaking down their cellphone usage by client, instead of wasting valuable client usage hours.
Props to the other public accounting firms that are picking up cellphone bills for all employees. Helps us save a decent amount of money.

Comments

Krupo said…
Just ask for a charge code to bill your time to for doing that idiotic exercise.

"I cost $750 an hour. This will take me 3 hours to do."

Issue seems to resolve itself rather quickly. If you want to take that approach, it helps if you're a manager, who has some pull, of course. :)

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