As the Olympics buzz builds, I offer the following on this Friday to help you through the remainder of your accounting work day. Well, maybe it won’t help, but it won’t hurt, either. Enjoy.
•Unemployment in Spain has hit a new high. Almost one in four workers is now seeking a job, according to official figures. The country’s unemployment rate rose to 24.6% during Q2, up from 24.4% during the previous quarter. Geez, maybe things here in the U.S. aren’t so bad after all, huh?
•Last night in the grocery store, I grabbed a cartoon of eggs. Having had more than a couple of mishaps with eggs over the years, thereby gaining the nickname of “Omelette Boy,” I have learned to treat these cartoons as if plutonium was nestled inside. I then realized that to accounting firm clients–both personal and business clients–the handling of their matters from their perspective is along the same lines. To clients, they want their needs–compliance services, consulting, whatever–handled with care, attention and kid gloves. In fact, each egg could be labeled TAX, AUDIT, 10-K, etc. End up cracking or dropping an egg or two and you know where that gets you! (Prison eggs are powdered eggs, from what I hear…and that can’t be good).
•Wrapping up with the other half of the Olympics bookend in this post, iShade wishes Ernst & Young’s Olympian, Gwen Jorgensen*, much success in London. Everyone in accounting is rooting for you, Gwen! Grab the gold!
*several stories about Gwen are on iShade’s BulletIN
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