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And while we're on the busy season subject, just wanted to throw out there the intriguing culture within public accounting. Unlike most other jobs (consulting is probably the exception), we're all pretty much working in the same conference room. Which means we have to deal with personalities all the time. This can be painful at times, since people's sanities can only be maintained for a period. After this period, it's no-holds-barred. Arguments, kookiness..ah the fun of trying to manage all this and get people to actually work. I've probably tried 2-3 different managerial styles, which works effectively on one team member, but then there's the token i-have-no-motivation team member who you just can't get to work. What do we choose - personality over work or work over personality. Damn, can't we just get both?

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Anonymous said…
Hi

This isn't related to your post but i have always wandered on average how many years do most auditors stay at big 4 before moving on and what position are they before they leave?

Thanks
bitterbabe said…
this is actually the best part of our job! I love hanging out with different people all the time! esp b/c the ones that I work with are all so great!

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