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Just realized that the very payroll/adp reports we all enjoyed looking at in order to see how much our client contacts made, now seem to piss me off. Especially when your main contact, who couldn't tell a debit from a credit, makes significantly more than you, and leaves at 5. It's almost guaranteed to get you in a foul mood and yak with your team about the ridiculous salaries that certain employees get when compared to yours.

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Anonymous said…
I had a similar experience at small financial company. The payroll admin, who essentially did nothing and had just graduated college, made more than me. The Payroll Head made 150K...she had a hard time explaining how ADP worked during controls testing...I wanted to die.
Anthony said…
I love your blog. I used to work for a big 4 firm in the UK and can identify with your experiences.

So payroll reports... Yep - they can be annoying but I guess it's a trade off...

I now work in commerce. I prefer it from a work life balance point of view. However, although I make more money than I did in audit at the moment I realize my salary will increase much more gradually and I'll never reach the kind of level an audit partner makes.

As I always said to people on my teams who complained. If you don't like it - quit!
Anonymous said…
On the flip side of this, don't you love those experiences where you think, "wow, that's all they make?"

The office manager/bookkeeper at one of my clients has been there for 15 years and makes 60k.
Anonymous said…
My state released all salaries of state employees when it was forced so under a public information request. It is a complete joke what some of these folks are making. A CPA with >20 years experience makes less than $50K. On the other hand, a useless idiot whose only skill is to suck up makes about three times as much. It has been a great guidance to plan my next career move though:) Fat salary, here I come.
Anonymous said…
i don't think i can survive until i become a partner that's why i am going to quit after my first bonus in july. even though i don't have a job waiting. i'm definitely certain i don't want to age n die in the firm. such a sad life.
Anonymous said…
i hate clients who don't know what they are doing and tell me rubbish! i had clients making me confused. wasted my time figuring out what they said and eventually i found out they have told me rubbish. damn irritating. just admit that you don't know and maybe i can help you figure out a solution!
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