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Noise quotient

Ever notice the trending noise quotient, i.e. the noise graph from associates to partners. It's one of those unique aspects of our profession. What do I mean by this? Well, let's break it down:

Staff associates: Loud. Always talking, no regard for the people they're talking to. Why? Because they spend most of their time doing work that doesn't require the use of brain cells. To keep them active, they talk, and talk,and talk. Noise quotient: High
Senior associates: Not as talkative. More time is spent on planning audits, reviewing workpapers and writing summaries. Noise quotient: Low
Managers: Trying to increase rapport with the team since people skills are key for managers, the conversation levels increase. Only deal with high level issues, take up a lot of the senior's time. Noise quotient: Medium
Partners: The big dogs, when they're in, the team gets really quiet. Conversation levels automatically go down. Staff associates go into their shell. Partners make a few comments in an effort to converse and show that they're human. Noise Level: Very Low

Comments

Audit Newbie said…
Hahahah So True! I've personally experienced this~
Anonymous said…
true dat
Anonymous said…
yes it's true hahaha i can't stand bootlickers!
Anonymous said…
So True man of this blog... You have balls to tell the truth instead of bootlicking... I really like your honesty from some corner of the world...
Anonymous said…
So True man of this blog... You have balls to tell the truth instead of bootlicking... I really like your honesty from some corner of the world...
Anonymous said…
hahah... yeah this is true!

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