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2013-10-18 11:36:02 AM
"For the love of humanity, I hope that's fake." -- my wife, HR recruiter.
 
2013-10-18 11:39:10 AM
I hope she's using the Valtrax.
 
2013-10-18 01:13:23 PM
http://www.fark.com/comments/7977584/87072335#c87072335

can't believe this took so long to get greened.
 
2013-10-18 01:34:50 PM
Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?
 
2013-10-18 02:04:17 PM
the kid might be a dumbass, but the recruiter who made this email public is the real villain.  you're the friggin recruiter!  have some professionalism.
 
2013-10-18 02:07:11 PM

Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?


Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.
 
2013-10-18 02:12:48 PM

D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.


But you'll still have time to Fark while working, right?
 
2013-10-18 02:17:26 PM

D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.


Well she always has the spokesperson for Valtrex to fall back on.
 
2013-10-18 02:27:29 PM

Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?


Buy? If it flies, floats, or farks, it's cheaper to rent.
 
2013-10-18 02:39:25 PM

llortcM_yllort: D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.

But you'll still have time to Fark while working, right?


The perks of not working for a big 4
 
2013-10-18 02:41:30 PM

pute kisses like a man: the kid might be a dumbass, but the recruiter who made this email public is the real villain.  you're the friggin recruiter!  have some professionalism.


The recruiter did delete the kid's name, so there's that.

//but then again, he/she did send it to BroBible, so you may have a point.
 
2013-10-18 03:00:23 PM

D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.


Big 4 accounting firms typically pay pretty well, especially in cities that have a high cost of living. And once I got my license, they bumped my pay up 30% (I worked at PwC). But you're right about the overtime - the amount of billable hours they expected made it tough to have a life. Funny thing is, when they were recruiting us, their big selling point was "work-life balance". It was a load of crap, but I never really believed them in the first place.

Screening possible recruits used to be fun. They'd give us a budget and some staff members would get together with recruits and we'd drink until the money ran out. Good times...
 
2013-10-18 03:13:45 PM

Atomic Spunk: D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.

Big 4 accounting firms typically pay pretty well, especially in cities that have a high cost of living. And once I got my license, they bumped my pay up 30% (I worked at PwC). But you're right about the overtime - the amount of billable hours they expected made it tough to have a life. Funny thing is, when they were recruiting us, their big selling point was "work-life balance". It was a load of crap, but I never really believed them in the first place.

Screening possible recruits used to be fun. They'd give us a budget and some staff members would get together with recruits and we'd drink until the money ran out. Good times...


I know a few guys who worked at Deloit in Toronto and that's pretty much what they said.  I'm at a midsize firm outside the city so the pay is a lot less, but then so is the cost of living.  My work weeks are 50 hours or less and it's pretty laid back so it's a pretty sweet gig.
 
2013-10-18 03:14:39 PM
It's hard to say without pics, but I'd probably put some hot business inside her.
 
2013-10-18 03:21:04 PM

pute kisses like a man: the kid might be a dumbass, but the recruiter who made this email public is the real villain.  you're the friggin recruiter!  have some professionalism.


So how many recruiter events for financial accounting firms were in the milwaukee area in recent weeks? Someone that wanted to could backtrace this to which event it was pretty easily. From there it's just a matter of time until someone at one of these firms recognizes the leaker.
 
2013-10-18 03:30:08 PM

pute kisses like a man: the kid might be a dumbass, but the recruiter who made this email public is the real villain.  you're the friggin recruiter!  have some professionalism.


I've met that REDACTED, he/she's a real asshole.
 
2013-10-18 03:35:36 PM
The spelling was decent, and while the message did have a stream-of-conscious feel to it, it did have a friendly, need-advice tone, and I could understand what she was trying to ask. What breaks it is the immaturity she presents. ("OMG, I'm almost 25!!"), but I guess that's part of the tone.

If that's the "worst email ever" sent to a recruiter [ever], then I'm hopeful for the future.

Hyperbolic, dick-bag, lying recruiters, though, quickly take that hope away.
 
2013-10-18 03:45:54 PM
UW-Milwaukee


Ah, always nice to see my alma mater in the news.

/Engineering, 1982
 
2013-10-18 03:47:23 PM
Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.
 
2013-10-18 03:49:06 PM
I don't get it. A rambling email written by a girl just out of school.

OMG it's SOOOO crazy.
 
2013-10-18 04:01:25 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.

Anyways, if you have a chance here is my question: (background first) I interviewed with BDO and Baker Tilly today, two firms that seem like good places to work, I believe they don't kill you like a big 4. Tomorrow I have an interview with Deloitte :O somewhere I thought I've always wanted to work. Obviously I don't have an offer so this is all hypothetical thinking, but if I get the job, the reality of the situation is that I'm getting old. 25. I know you can't force love and I know it just comes when you're not looking, but would working for a big four completely squash any possibilities for potential relationships if one came along? Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :) What are your thoughts?

 
2013-10-18 04:03:38 PM

Atomic Spunk: D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.

Big 4 accounting firms typically pay pretty well, especially in cities that have a high cost of living. And once I got my license, they bumped my pay up 30% (I worked at PwC). But you're right about the overtime - the amount of billable hours they expected made it tough to have a life. Funny thing is, when they were recruiting us, their big selling point was "work-life balance". It was a load of crap, but I never really believed them in the first place.

Screening possible recruits used to be fun. They'd give us a budget and some staff members would get together with recruits and we'd drink until the money ran out. Good times...


Rememeber that same work-life balance BS from big law firms that came to recruit too.  I recall one presentation from a recruiter to a roomful of prospective where he waxed long and eloquent about his family life and how the firm made it possible cause there were sensitve to those needs, but then he also let slip how many hours he's billed the last year.  During Q&A I raised my hand an pointed out that either he was a bill-adding theif who haw wildly inflated his billiables, or, assuming he slept 5 hours a day, and spent 1 commuting to and from and 1/2 our getting dressed for work in the morning, the Billiable hours he mentioned meant he had mathematically no more than 15 moniutes per day for his home and family life, and I asked what his wife and kids thought of that.

I got quite the lecture from our dean about "being rude to our guests"
 
2013-10-18 04:03:41 PM

Big Beef Burrito: Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.


From the letter:   Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :)

That's kind of a weird part to throw in if the author is male.  Also, what guy starts questioning his romantic prospects at 25?
 
2013-10-18 04:12:21 PM

IrateShadow: Big Beef Burrito: Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.

From the letter:   Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :)

That's kind of a weird part to throw in if the author is male.  Also, what guy starts questioning his romantic prospects at 25?


"Questioning romantic prospects" is a good point.

"as do most females" could be taken to mean "women like money, and I like women"

You have both swayed me. This is a broad.
 
2013-10-18 04:33:47 PM
For those wondering, here are the people involved in this conversation:

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2013-10-18 04:45:42 PM

Big Beef Burrito: IrateShadow: Big Beef Burrito: Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.

From the letter:   Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :)

That's kind of a weird part to throw in if the author is male.  Also, what guy starts questioning his romantic prospects at 25?

"Questioning romantic prospects" is a good point.

"as do most females" could be taken to mean "women like money, and I like women"

You have both swayed me. This is a broad.


What self respecting person would use emoticons in an email?
 
2013-10-18 05:54:04 PM

D135: Cymbal: Who needs love when you have enough money to buy it?

Working in a public accounting firm you'll be lucky to have enough money to buy a suit and a half decent car.  But you'll be working so much overtime that you won't be able to think about it, so there's that.


My company had me working at an account firm for a few years since I had no family and that ment no life. Come January til April that was the madness. Just seeing the stressed out looks on the new people was awful and a lot of them were usually gone a little after tax season. But every year there was a fresh new crop of kids from college that had their souls crushed in the cubes.
 
2013-10-18 07:02:27 PM

IrateShadow: Big Beef Burrito: Why are we assuming this is a female for some reason?

The article uses the pronoun "he" several times.

From the letter:   Is working for a big four a potential career - love trade off? I mean, I like money(as do most females) but love is...great :)

That's kind of a weird part to throw in if the author is male.  Also, what guy starts questioning his romantic prospects at 25?


From a male writer, that could mean "Having a job at which I make a lot of money will make the girls think I'm a better dating prospect."

And while I do have more lady friends that worried about their future family lives at that age, I had at least two guy friends in college who, at the ripe old ages of 19 and 21, despaired of ever finding romantic partners to settle down with.
 
2013-10-19 12:03:03 PM

quizzical: And while I do have more lady friends that worried about their future family lives at that age, I had at least two guy friends in college who, at the ripe old ages of 19 and 21, despaired of ever finding romantic partners to settle down with.


These people always make me want to shake them a la Billy Madison:
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Ya gotta cherish it!
 
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